I meant to post this yesterday as a reminder to tune in to The Tonight Show last night as our very own Jim Halpert was a guest on Conan O’Brain’s couch. Although not in character, we were treated to some very funny Jim faces as well as a unique Marrionette impression, which I believe should be added to John Krasinski’s resume as one of his many talents. We also get a sneak peak at his new movie It’s Complicated opening next Friday. In case you missed it, here are the clips.
Hi, Kevin here. A few weeks back (maybe more) I asked Bob if I could do a New York version of his great column “Scrantonicity”. Since I am from New York and I love when they show the Dunder-Mifflin headquarters in the show, it would be a natural. Bob agreed and I started writing.
Then I got busy and sidetracked (and lazy). After a lot of research it sat there, unfinished. But then yesterday, I got an email from Bob, asking me to finish it up and post it. He was looking forward to it and he thought it could be fun. I got mad at myself. I’d let it slip. Well, because of Bob’s cajoling (or ass-kicking, depending on how you wish to phrase it), I said “Screw it!” and banged it out (TWSS). So here is the very first “New York City-icity”, reviewing how the Big Apple has appeared in The Office.Read on »
As “The Office” Season 6 progresses, the once-prolific local Scranton references keep dwindling down and downer. The show still features quality writing, but they seem to have gotten away from the charming “verisimilitude” of the past. (Thanks for the big word, loyal LITO-reader Dave!) Well, as far as the near-total lack of local Scranton references is concerned, and my response… I’m going to quote Andy here, as he discusses his ongoing pursuit of Erin: “I suppose a gentleman might… throw in the towel at this point. Guess what? Not gonna happen.” Read on »
I find myself in a bit of an awkward position recapping this episode, as it was highly religion based, although not my religion. However, I’ll set that issue aside and say that I did enjoy this episode as it had a lot of light-spirited moments as well as advancing the story by answering some important questions regarding the fate of Dunder Mifflin as a company. I hope you all don’t mind a few abbreviations and such. Well, here goes:
Dwight starts off the episode with a rather loud yet still effective announcement, “Jim and I, on behalf of the Party Planning Committee…” One would think, now that Jim is co-manager, he would be able to appoint some other poor fool to serve on the PPC in his stead. However, I suppose one would be wrong in thinking that. So it seems that Jim and Dwight are still stuck co-chairing the famous PPC. Moving on, Dwight wishes everyone a Merry Christmas from him and Jim. Read on »
Like most of Season Six, “Scott’s Tots” is pretty light on the Scranton references. But there was at least one, and it shows that somebody on the staff still cares about “fake authenticity.” Near the beginning of the episode, Stanley holds up a Scranton Times article about “Scott’s Tots.” The newspaper clipping uses the exact font, and has the same “feel” as the real local newspaper. The article was “written” by Randy Shermansky, a former Times reporter who has worked closely with the show. So, using his name in the byline is kind of an “inside” joke, something I love, and I would love to be a part of one someday. Read on »
Sorry for the delay, everyone. It was a little busy this weekend. Wow. This episode inspired some really contradictory feelings in me. There were quite a few things that I liked about it. Some really good gags, some comedic sleight of hand and some pretty good direction by B.J. Novak. But this episode really hamstrung my favorite character on the show and committed, in my eyes, a major crime. It made a really smart character look like they were really stupid. Read on »
Silly me, I thought next Aprll’s “Date Movie” with Steve Carrell and Tina Fey was going to be the first Office/30 Rock big screen pairing. Nuh-Uh! Who do I spy in the trailer for the Meryl Streep/Alec Baldwin/Steve Martin Rom-Com? None other than Mr. John Krasinski, himself. And sharing scenes with the great Jack Donagy, too (thats Alec Baldwin for you non 30 Rockers). Take a peek!