As luck would have it, I was in line to write the LITO episode recap for “Fundraiser,” which was scheduled for April 26th. Ahem, April 26th happens to be my birthday. And since I am also responsible (or if you prefer, “to blame” ) for this “Scrantonicity” stuff, then that saddled me with double duty work for today, April 27th. A day that was originally scheduled for my, uh… birthday celebration recovery! Well, here we are, I managed to make the recappin’ happen, and wouldn’t you know it? “The Office” managed to make this “Scrantonicity” easy, by providing me with an episode that had enough material to work with. So, it’s just like the writers said “Happy Birthday, Bob. We don’t want you to strain yourself today.” Oooo-kay… Read on »
Archive for April 2012
As Season Eight of The Office winds down, fans of the show seem restless. On the ‘net, they are hotly debating the validity of the various story arcs. They’re not shy about expressing their feelings toward the newer characters; I’m hearing a lot of “Negative Nellies” out there. And they are wondering about the direction of Season Nine, or if there should even be a Season Nine. Well, all I know is that this will be my last episode recap of the season, and all I was concerned with as the show unfolded was this: Did they put the “fun” in “Fundraiser?” Read on »
Jenna Fischer is in NY this week attending the Tribeca Film Festival where her collaboration with her husband, Lee Kirk, premiered. It’s an Independent Film entitled The Giant Mechanical Man. In this interview with Today Show Hosts Hoda Kotb and Willie Geist this morning, Jenna discusses the future of The Office as well as her new film. There’s also a ten second clip from tonight’s new episode, entitled Fundraising:
Here she is on the Plaza with Matt Lauer and the rest of the Today Show team discussing more of the same and receiving a gift from NBC:
Here still is the official trailer for her film, The Giant Mechanical Man co-starring Malin Ackerman, Topher Grace and Chris Messina. This movie was filmed in my home town of Detroit and many scenes take place at the Detroit Zoo where Jenna’s character Janice and her love interest, Tim (Chris Messina) are employed. The Zoo is located a mile from my parent’s house and I spent quite a bit of time there when I was growing up. The Detroit Zoo is also a popular pass time for me and my family whenever we go back to visit. I was easily able to identify the giant Bear and Lion fountain, the famous Penguin house and Polar Bear exhibit; I also noticed the part of the front gate.
The zoo is open all year round and it seems like this movie was filmed in the middle of a cold winter. I wish I would have known about the filming at the time. I would have made it a point to go visit my folks and maybe try my luck at meeting the lovely Jenna (plus my parents are members so it doesn’t cost me anything to get into the zoo with my kids; added bonus ).
Hello all! Sorry this recap is so late. I actually just finished watching the episode for the first time. And I have to say, I really liked it. There were a few parts that made me actually laugh out loud. Of course this episode dealt with um…mature-themes, and I’m not known for being very adult about such things. Which basically means I giggled my butt off at all the inappropriate times. Not a mature thing to do, I know, but if you’re anything like lil ol’ immature me, I bet you enjoyed this episode too. Read on »
When I first saw the title of the upcoming Office episode “Angry Andy,” I took it as a good sign, Scrantonicity-istically speaking. (Whew!) Because when I was growing up in the Scranton area, there was a hardware store in Green Ridge, not too far from my house in Dunmore. That hardware store was called “Handy Andy.” So, naturally, when I heard the mellifluous, alliterative phrase “Angry Andy,” I was immediately reminded of the hardware store shimmering in the misty memories of my childhood. True story. That’s a good sign, isn’t it? Read on »
Two deleted scenes have been released for last week’s Office episode, “Welcome Party”.
Apparently, there’s a new Pizza duel going on since the Launch Party episode. Maybe Bob can do some Scrantonicity sleuthing on Have A Slice and Il Detello’s:
Which is worse, abortionists or sex offenders?
The other day on the LITO forums, I pretty much stated that I felt my fascination with The Office was over. After 6 2/3 seasons ( I came in near the end of season 2) I felt that the show had pretty much run it’s course and that I was just not up for it anymore. I didn’t even watch “Welcome Party” until, oh… yesterday. Too many other things to do (freelance, job interviews, family things). So what do they do? Give me a pretty good episode to recap, one that made me laugh out loud a few times. Now I feel like Pacino in Godfather III: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in!”
Welcome to your new home, Nellie Bertram. As Robert California says at the beginning of the episode, ”Let’s show her some of that warm Scranton hospitality.” Well, Nellie, we’ll pretend that you didn’t list those nasty first impressions of your new “city” in the latest Dunder-Mifflin newsletter. For instance, you “laughing” at the local ski resort, because the slopes are barely 1,000 feet in elevation. (That would be Snö Mountain in Moosic Pa, and no, I never get tired of typing that umlaut.) Or your description of the local Steamtown National Historic railroad train site as a bunch of “decaying locomotives.” (A wooden souvenir Steamtown train whistle sits on the filing cabinet in accounting. I don’t suspect Nellie will be blowing it anytime soon.) And we won’t even mention the fact that you described your new location as a “dreadful, backwater, God-knows-where, suburb of a suburb.” OK then… let’s get this party started. Because as Michael Scott would surely say if he was still around: “Ain’t no welcome party like a Scranton welcome party”… Read on »