If you actively, definitively save Greendale, is that the end of the show? How did you approach ending the season’s arc when you still aren’t quite sure if aseason finale is a series finale?
I’m going to continue to view it as an open-ended thing. My philosophy is at the expense of one clever finale that turns out to be the actual ending of the whole series, if you give that dream up and resign yourself to being yanked off the stage mid-dance, then you can really focus on how well you’re dancing. I think a good dancer dances like they’re never going to stop, and I will just leave it to the hook to yank us off. I’m not ending this season with the school exploding or everyone dropping out or aliens attacking. We’ve seen great shows and great finales, but ultimately does it change the fact that the cancelation of a show is a loss? It doesn’t. I mean, your best friend dying after telling you he’s going to die, does that make his death less tragic than if he just walked across the street with two coffees and gets hit by a bus? (Laughs.) So I’m going for the two coffees and a bus. When this show is over, I will be in the middle of a great idea.
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