Dunder Mifflin having their first ever garage sale because like Pam explains, “most American’s they realized they have alot of stuff they don’t need”. True, true! And…10% of every dollar sold goes toward the party planning committe so they can throw parties for themselves. ha ha! Love it! Another “win-win” in Office-land.
Dwight is loving the garage sale. He explains in a talking-head that “the Schrutes hobby is farming, but they’re traders by trade”. He starts off by trading Meredith a thumbtack for a used candle. He’s going to trade-up. It reminds me of the true story where a teen started with a paperclip and traded-up to a house! Maybe that story inspired the writers to pick this particular plot for Dwight? Read on »
It never fails; when it comes to being “treasure troves” of Scrantonicity, the Office episodes that appear to be the most promising end up to be the least rewarding. The pickin’s at this “Garage Sale” were mighty slim, indeed. I would have thought that the prop department would have had sort of a garage sale of its own, clearing out some of the many “Scranton-y” items that the local chamber of commerce sends them on a regular basis. I can imagine that every single business in northeastern Pennsylvania submits something, feverishly hoping that they will get national TV exposure. Or, at the absolute, rock-bottom, very least… spotted by the “Scrantonicity” column. Read on »
Rainn Wilson stops by Jimmy Kimmel to talk about his new movie Super and what it’s like to meet a real life super hero. He also talks a lot about Seattle, so this should be interesting for you Bob. There are three parts; part 1 is blow, parts 2 and 3 are after the jump. As always, Rainn is hilarious.
This is interesting. So this story says that both Gervais and Arnett will be there for the season finale. And Arnett may be staying on. Over on the LITO forums we were kicking around the idea of Will Arnett taking over. He plays smarmy and egotistical so well that it would be a very different approach that Michael Scott. Could be promising!
Phyllis Smith will be staring along with Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake in a brand new comedy coming out this June. The movie was written by Office writers and Vance Refrigeration delivery men, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. Looks like a good one.
According to a tweet by Brian Baumgartner, Steve Carell wrapped up his final scene yesterday on the set of The Office. A moment of silence, please… OK, that’s enough. Here are a couple of Office-related articles that I found on the web: The first is from Salon.com, titled Why NBC should close “The Office.” I don’t agree with a lot of what’s written here. Do you? (This article includes a link to a “leaked script” of “Goodbye Michael.” This is more than likely a hoax; a work of fan fiction… but… ya never know…)
Update: I actually took the time to read the bogus Office script “Goodbye Michael.” Uh… yes, we can safely conclude that it is a hoax. It had a few laughs, though.
The second article is a series of tweets by Mindy Kaling, briefly describing her unused ideas for Michael Scott storylines. This kind of stuff fascinates me; as it will anybody who has ever dabbled in Office fan fiction. You dabblers out there, this is for you.