10/22/2012 05:11 pm ET | Updated Oct 22, 2012

11 Reasons Why 'Community' Should Kill Off Chevy Chase's Character Pierce Hawthorne

"Community" really can't catch a break lately. The cult favorite NBC comedy has been bumped from NBC's schedule yet again. And Friday, adding insult to injury, Chevy Chase created another controversy by dropping the N-word during his latest on-set diatribe.

Chase was reportedly upset about the even darker turn his character Pierce Hawthorne was taking in the would-be fourth season. But at this point, after all the off-camera drama Chase has brought "Community" already -- from his feud with the show's creator and former showrunner Dan Harmon, to his continued assertions that he doesn't think the show is funny, to this latest fiasco -- wouldn't it make sense for the show's writers to just kill off Pierce altogether?

Played-out characters and diva actors get killed off TV dramas all the time, so who says it can't happen in a network comedy?

Click through the slideshow below for 11 reasons why killing off Pierce Hawthorne would be great for "Community," and leave your own reasons in the comments.

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