I was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and I still think The Office is the best show on TV. And I’ve never gotten over the cosmic implications of the best show on TV being based in my hometown. This is our “15 minutes of fame,” and dog-gonnit, we very well may be on the 14th minute, but I’m still savoring every local reference! “Scrantonicity” will point out as many of these “mentions” as I can spot, and hopefully other Scranton area readers will fill me in on those more obscure ones that I miss. And for those Office fans that couldn’t care less about this stuff, I’ll try to keep this column brief. Or, you could just skip reading it altogether. So… win-win-win… sort of. Read on »
Archive for September 2010
Since this will be the final season of Michael Scott, the stakes seem higher for The Office to make an immediate impact. So, the premiere “cold opening” had to be memorable. It was. The entire Dunder-Mifflin staff staged an elaborate “lip dub” video for the internet, basically just like all the high school music videos that have gone viral. There have been several successful “lip dub” videos from Seattle high schools, for instance this one. The Office “lip dub” video arrives a year or two after the homespun high school efforts, and was done by professionals rather than amateurs, and with a ridiculously high budget rather than a shoestring… as Toby said about allowing kids to attend “Casino Night,” “I could go on…” So, I’m not very impressed with the cold opening, but almost every other Office fan loved it, so let me be perfectly clear here… it is what it is. Read on »
Aint it Cool News has an interesting story about the next two episodes and in a clever little thing they call “Invisotext” (you can’t see it but if you highlight the area with your mouse you’ll be able to read it) they spill the beans on some spoilers. Some we know already and some… I hadn’t heard until now. And the very last one is: Mindy Kaling may be leaving at season’s end, too? Who knew this? See it all here.
This is an interesting story I saw on AICN. It sounds like Jim or Dwight (or whoever takes over the branch) will seriously drop the ball, paving the way for….. I dunno. That’s the mystery. Interesting. Read for yourself.