In honor of Magnitude’s return to Community, the folks over at The Wrap sat down with Community creator Dan Harmon, staff writer Adam Countee, and Luke Youngblood (Magnitude) for a ridiculously extensive interview about how the character came to light.
Harmon: It was just a throw-away joke. Like, it was Valentine’s Day at Jeff Winger’s apartment and somebody needs to come in the door. Jeff’s like, “We’re not having a party.” And someone says, “Don’t tell that to so-and-so!” And the guy runs in and just does this stupid catchphrase.
Countee: We were trying to think of what the character’s line was after “Yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo-yo!” We were thinking it should be something fun and nonsensical — something that would fire people up. I think what we had originally put in there was something you had heard before, a “True dat!” or something like that. But we wanted to spice it up a bit. And then I threw out “Pop! Pop!”
More at The Wrap.