Saturday, September 8, 2007

Some Interesting Convention News

Al Roker to broadcast from local 'Office'

Posted in Times-Tribune:

"The Office" Convention has at least one celebrity on its bill.

NBC News has confirmed Al Roker, the amiable weatherman on the "Today" show, will be in downtown Scranton on Oct. 26 broadcasting for the show from the convention, which kicks off that morning and runs through Oct. 28.

The convention will feature a number of events tied to the Scranton-set NBC sitcom, and planners are hoping to lure several of the show's cast members to take part.

On Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., the convention committee will hold a preconvention expo at the Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel for businesses and individuals who want to get involved with the event.

For more information on "The Office" Convention, visit www.theofficeconven

Friday, September 7, 2007

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Dunder Mifflin Infinity

On Oct 4, 2007 we all enjoyed "Dunder Mifflin Infinity".

Writer: Michael Schur
Director: Craig Zisk

THERE'S A NEW BOSS IN TOWN - Much to the dismay of Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and many of the employees, Ryan (B.J. Novak) returns to the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin to bring the company into the digital age. Angela (Angela Kinsey) is still upset about her cat. Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Melora Hardin, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson and Creed Bratton also star.

"Dunder Mifflin Infinity" News Items:
TwoCents Recap & Review, Fan Site Conference Room

Office Makes TIME's List of 100 Best

TIME, in partnership with CNN, has made a list of the top 100 TV shows of all time and The Office made the list!

Now you're asking yourself - but which version!?

Answer - BOTH!

Each entry has a video clip. For the US Version, they picked the clip of Dwight's stuff in the vending machine, a personal favorite of mine.

"This remake ditched the melancholy of the BBC original (q.v.) in favor of a cheekier rebellliousness: a little less Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, a little more Office Space. It also has a deeper, diverse bench of characters, including schoolmarmish Angela, chatty Kelly, cold-hearted Ryan, creepy Creed, angry Andy and screw-you-guys clock-puncher Stanley."

How do you like the list? What's missing? Post some comments about that won't ya?

The list is HERE.

E! Helps You Pick What New Shows to Watch


Through a returning show personality quiz!

Of course Office is mentioned in a few questions such as:

"4. You're most likely to go ape-shiz over:

A. A Battlestar Galactica reference by Dwight Schrute
B. A Charlie Sheen shirtless scene on Two and a Half Men
C. A pickup line from How I Met Your Mother's Barney Stinson"

Umm - would ANYONE pick B?

Take the quiz HERE.

By the way... My TV personality is... GEEK. What about you? Post a comment with your results!

Rainn to Present at Creative Arts Emmys

That's what the Hollywood Reporter is saying anyway!

You know, those are the awards that are "handed out previously" before the televised Emmys. Awards like best guest star, etc.

"Kristen Bell, David Boreanaz, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tim Daly, Josh Duhamel, Omar Epps, America Ferrera, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Green, Seth Green, Greg Grunberg, Rex Lee, Mekhi Phifer, Jennifer Morrison, Rob Morrow, Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Procter, Yeardly Smith, Maura Tierney, Stanley Tucci, Blair Underwood, Michael Urie and Rainn Wilson have been confirmed as presenters for the 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards."

Read the article HERE.

Rashida at Fashion Week

Karen isn't the only one who likes running around in New York City.

This week is Fashion Week in town and Rashida Jones is here to enjoy it all.

I've seen a ton of articles about her being there and one can read one from The Observer HERE.

"Rashida Jones of NBC's The Office told us that Domino will feature her New York apartment in their February issue. “It always looks like life is perfect and cute in these magazines,” she said. “But now being a subject and a reader, let me tell you, my life will look perfect and cute, but it’s not!”"

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Help Create Our Dunderpedia!!


We have listed many many characters from the show in our Forums. We also have every episode listed.

Now, we need YOUR feedback! What do you know about Kevin? What do you remember from "Business School"? What trivia did you learn about something from Season 2 while watching the commentary on the DVDs?

HELP US! Let the Office Universe we are a part of CREATE our own Dunderpedia! It's like an encyclopedia only WAY more Dawesome!!!

Come on!! HELP US!

Head over HERE now to sign up and start filling in what we need!

Blog from Kev

Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) has posted a new blog on MySpace!

He talks about being sick, the Emmys, the DVD, Fantasy Football and more!

"And yeah, today is Thursday. So 3 weeks from tonight, I hope you all will be watching the season premiere of "the most important show on television to Kevin". Yeah. 3 weeks. Can you feel the heat being generated already?"

Read it HERE.

New Creed Thoughts!

Man, I love reading these!

This time Creed Bratton discusses, among other things, his love of relish!

"I tell you what, you get into a bind and all you’ve got is a jar of relish, just heat up that jar and you’ve got yourself some delicious relish soup. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it."

Read it HERE.

Two Cents & Five Questions With...

...Andy Daly, Actor

Best known for his stint as a cast member on MADtv, Andy is known in the "Office" Universe as Gordon the Ben Franklin impersonator.

Recently Andy gave some time to TheTwoCents to share his own TwoCents & Five Answers! I laughed very hard with this interview, I hope you do too!


TwoCents: What got you started in show biz in the early goings of your career?
Andy Daly: Comedy, acting and writing are the only things I’ve ever wanted to do and I’ve been doing them since Jr. high when I used to impersonate all of Martin Short’s SNL characters in the school cafeteria – my Ed Grimley got me lots of chicks, as you can imagine. After college, I moved to NY where I did stand-up, sketch and improv all around town. When the Upright Citizens Brigade opened a theater in NY I made it my comedy home, studying with all four UCB members and performing in lots of shows there. Then I booked a few commercials, started appearing in bits on Conan, sold a few sitcom scripts, with a writing partne,r and in 1999 got hired for Mad-TV.

TC: You've done stand-up for years. What about it lured you into that 'gig'?
AD: Actually I only performed real stand-up for a couple of years when I first got to NY. There were many appealing things about it for me. It’s the easiest way to get up in front of an audience and perform – you don’t need any other cast members or costumes, there are lots of venues for stand-up – and when I was doing it, in the mid 90s, show business was hurling large wads of cash at stand-ups in an effort to find the next Seinfeld. But I quit doing it because I wasn’t very good at performing in my own voice or writing for my own voice. I much prefer doing characters. For several years now, I’ve been going up at eclectic (you might say “alternative”) comedy shows, like The Comedy Death Ray show here in LA and doing bits in character. I really enjoy it, though it usually does require some kind of costume. Costumes = pain in the ass. Related fun fact: the fat pad I wore to play Ben Franklin on The Office gave me a heat rash on my stomach! (I guess that fact wasn’t so fun after all. Sorry.)

TC: You've appeared on MADtv, Entourage, Reno 911 and more, what path brought you to play a Ben Franklin impersonator on an episode of "The Office" last season?
AD: Allison Jones, who casts The Office is one of those great casting directors who goes out and sees a lot of live comedy. She’s seen me perform many times and when the Ben Franklin part came up, she thought of me for it. The funny thing is that I almost didn’t go to the audition because I thought “I’m a slender guy in my mid 30s with a full head of hair. What chance do I have of being cast as our portliest and homeliest founding father who is always depicted in middle age?” But I went anyway and was pretty surprised when I got the part. Apparently I over-estimate my youthful good-looks by an extraordinary amount.

TC: What kind of vibe existed on the set of "The Office", being the new face among all the regulars for that shoot?
AD: The vibe on that show is fantastic. The week I was there, everyone was abuzz with excitement about attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards. There was much talk amongst the ladies about haircuts, facials and dresses. And people generally seemed to be having a great time. The cast could not have been more welcoming to me. Everyone was really into departing from the script and improvising a little, which is always great. It helped that I’ve performed onstage with John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, BJ Novak and Kate Flannery before and that I had met Jenna Fischer at the UCB theater only a few weeks before my episode – and I went to college with Dave Rogers, one of the geniuses who edit that show together every week. So I wasn’t a stranger to everyone there.

TC: What new projects are coming up for you or where can the TwoCents readers look for you in the near future?
AD: I have a role in the upcoming Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro. It’s slated to come out in late February ’08. It is going to be a damn funny movie, lemme tell ya. You can also find me at LA’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in the fully improvised Asssscat show every Saturday and Sunday night and in a show called America’s Best Comic, where you can see me (along with Matt Besser and lots of other great comedians) doing some of those character bits I described above. Check the UCB theater website for details on that.

TC: If someone were to climb off a desert island and only have time to watch five movies to learn what American cinema is all about, what five movies would you show them?
AD: I don’t really see how the desert island plays into this scenario, but I will answer the question nonetheless. To learn everything you have to know about America and her cinema, watch:
- First Blood
- Rambo: First Blood Part 2
- Rambo 3
- John Rambo
- Raging Bull

Thanks so much to Andy for taking the time to help us continue fleshing out this Office Universe of ours. If you are in the L.A. area and drop in on one of his comedy shows, be sure to tell him you enjoyed his TwoCents here!

PopMatters Calls Office an Audience Favorite

As a part of PopMatters Fall Preview, they refer to the end of the week as having audience favorites. Of course The Office is among them.

"The Office, 9 p.m. Sept. 27, NBC: A shake-up at Dunder-Mifflin in the season finale means jobs are a-changin’ this season. But the big change is that Jim asked Pam out. Like, on a date. Let the Office romance begin."

Read it all HERE.

Phyllis Featured in BackStage Too!

Craig wasn't the only Office star in Backstage recently.

Back in July the paper ran a story about people with small roles in film or tv, and yet are people we love to watch.

Now, we all know the ENTIRE Office Universe fits this bill, but the article focuses on Phyllis!

"one standout has always been Phyllis Smith's sweet, put-upon Phyllis. The character isn't showy or outrageous; it's precisely her quiet good nature that makes her occasional one-liners snap so much. And her quirks -- such as always referring to her fiancé, Bob Vance, by his full name -- have served to create a real and recognizable persona."

Read the full thing HERE.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

BackStage Features Craig Robinson

Backstage is an actors newpaper and today the posted a nice little article with Craig on their website.

They talk about The Office of course and also his Driving School project and more.

"Things may have panned out well at Dunder Mifflin, but like the hard-working Darryl, Robinson is hardly one to rest on laurels. This summer he filmed Mr. Robinson's Driving School, a series of 16 short webisodes ( about two rival driving instructors who compete for a retiring instructor's driving empire."

Read the whole thing HERE.

Cool Contest!!

Our very good friend Nette (she made all our icons and buttons) is having a contest for fans of "The Office"!!

There are 2 days remaining and you can head over there!

This time around the prize will be a 2008 Office Calender or a World's Best Boss mug. Your choice of one, all official merchandise from NBC.COM store, and of course bragging rights ;)"

It's a simple contest - you submit an Office themed pic and you could win!

All the details are HERE.

Be sure you tell her that you read about Nette here at TheTwoCents Branch Office!

Poor Jenna and James

Jenna has released a blog with James Gunn.

The subject is sad because they are separating.

We at TheTwoCents Branch Office wish them both the best.

Her blog is HERE.

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Fun Run

September 27, 2007 greeted the world with the Season 4 premiere - entitled "Fun Run"!

Writer: Greg Daniels
Director: Greg Daniels

THE RUN FOR THE CURE-SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PREMIERE - A freak accident causes Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) to feel the office is cursed. He explores the religious beliefs of his employees before deciding to hold a charity 5K fun run. Meanwhile, further developments in the romances of Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski), and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) are explored.

"Fun Run" News Items:
TwoCents Recap & Review, Fan Site Conference Room

B.J. Talks About DVDs

IGN DVD has a fun article with a few questions they posed to B.J. Novak about the making of season DVDs.

Some fun info.

Read it HERE.

Safe From The Shark

You know the expression "Jump the Shark"?

If not, the website says:
"Q. What is jumping the shark?
A. It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite television program has reached its peak. That instant that you know from now's all downhill. Some call it the climax. We call it "Jumping the Shark." From that moment on, the program will simply never be the same.

The term "jump the shark" was coined by site founder Jon Hein's college roommate of 4 years, Sean J. Connolly, in Ann Arbor, Michigan back in 1985. This web site, book, film, and all other material surrounding shark jumping, are hereby dedicated to "the Colonel."

The aforementioned expression refers to the telltale sign of the demise of Happy Days, our favorite example, when Fonzie actually "jumped the shark." The rest is history."

Well, here's the Office page. Not close to jumping. PHEW! We will put a link button to it on The Branch Office though so we can keep track of it!

If Office would have jumped the shark - what's your reason it would have?

Here's the partial list:

Never Jumped vote
1731 votes
The third season vote
213 votes
Day One vote
130 votes
Jim kisses Pam vote
99 votes
Jim transfers to another office vote
84 votes
Too much Product Placement (iPods, Chili's.) vote
15 votes
Michael kisses Oscar vote
12 votes
Dwight Questions "Ben Franklin" vote
12 votes
Michael stages a suicide jump vote
12 votes
Follows the typical TV formula vote
11 votes
The mid-show Staples commercial vote
11 votes

TV Guide Fall Preview

What a GREAT web tool! It lists every show, new and returning, all kinds of information.

The Office
Premiere: Thursday, September 27, 9 pm, NBC

Where we left off: Jan Levenson (Melora Hardin) lost her job but got a new set of breasts to win back Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Ryan (B.J. Novak), the one-time intern, was promoted to a job in Dunder-Mifflin's corporate office.

What's next: Jan moves into Michael's condo as her new assets rekindles their romance. And we'll finally have the satisfaction of seeing Jim and Pam get together — we think. "It's not necessarily what (fans) want to happen or think is going to happen," says executive producer Greg Daniels. "But I don't think we'll have an angry mob on our hands." You'll be seeing less of Rashida Jones, who plays Jim's ex-office squeeze Karen, and more of Ed Helms and Craig Robinson, now full-time regulars. The season will start with four hour-long episodes, but Daniels won't be filling them with scenes from the cutting-room floor. "It will be a lot tighter and have a lot more stuff happening," he says. "We're trying to approach it like a comedy movie."

Read the whole Fall Preview HERE.

Roy's Brother in Earl Video

This mock charity song video is for My Name is Earl - but a face in the crowd is from our Office Universe!

Look for Michael Patrick McGill in the video (played "Feminist Shirt Guy" on Earl) who is known to us as Kenny Anderson (Roy's Brother).

The video is HERE.

NBC Putting Office on Amazon

Bye bye iTunes - Hello Amazon.

NYTimes has the story.

"The media conglomerate, part of General Electric, said yesterday that Amazon had agreed to give it something that Apple would not: greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads. As a result, NBC Universal said it had agreed to sell a wide variety of television programming on Amazon’s fledgling Unbox download service, including the drama “Heroes” and the comedies “The Office” and “30 Rock.” Episodes will be available on Unbox the day after they are shown."

Read the whole thing HERE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Tater Top Awards!

Do you read "Watch with Kristin" on E!

NO? Well you should! She's hilarious and if you like spoilers, she's your girl!

She has her 2007 Tater Top Award winners and "The Office" took home a few wins, even though they were up for a bunch!

Funny Guy
43% Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, The Office
21% Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother
19% John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, The Office
10% Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
8% Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold, Entourage

Best Comedy
53% The Office
16% How I Met Your Mother
12% Ugly Betty
9% Weeds
6% 30 Rock
4% Entourage

Also nominated (with the winner):
Best Fight
49% Jericho fans versus CBS
12% Roy versus Dwight's pepper spray, The Office

Best Baddie
44% Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus, Lost
4% Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, The Office

Best Bitch
36% Chloë Sevigny as Nicki Grant, Big Love
15% Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, The Office

Best Kiss
53% Sawyer & Kate, "The Glass Ballerina," Lost
24% Oscar & Michael, "Gay Witch Hunt," The Office

Best Show of Skin
77% Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) in the cages, Lost
5% Meredith (Kate Flannery) showing her ta-tas, The Office

Godforsaken Love Polygon You're Totally Over
68% Sawyer-Kate-Jack-Juliet, Lost
3% Roy-Pam-Jim-Karen, The Office

Funny Lady
39% America Ferrera as Betty Suarez, Ugly Betty
16% Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, The Office

Best Line
41% "If you say 'live together, die alone' to me, Jack, I'm going to punch you in your face" —Rose, Lost
10% "Once I'm officially regional manager, my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert. So I will need a new number two. My ideal choice? Jack Bauer. But he is unavailable. Fictional. And overqualified." —Dwight Schrute, The Office

What do you think? Were we robbed in any category?

An Interview About Nothing!

So, Entertainment Weekly has a funny interview with Angela and Rainn.

Now, the website says "Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey celebrate their season three DVD release by interviewing each other--hilariously" but unless you listen really carefully you may miss any mention of the DVD.

But - all that said - they were right - it is hilarous! Especially Rainn's little song about Angela's cousins.

The video is HERE.

PBP likes Office on TBS

The PalmBeachPost has put up a little blurb about the Office coming to TBS.

"And if there's a cuter, more adorable star-crossed TV couple than Jim and Pam, please tell me who it is."

You can read the full article HERE.

Some Office Convention Speculation

Ok, grab the nearest grain of salt and take it with this information.

I don't doubt this info is good, but it wasn't given to me officially from anyone in the Convention Committee but it was given to a good source of TheTwoCents.

Here are some tidbits for you:

- "[Greg]Daniels and NBC are behind the convention all the way."

- "They thought about bringing everyone, cast and crew, out for a week to shoot on location and participate in the convention. But that comes down an HR issue. The convention is during the the actors' vacation week from the show. He can't force them to come out. Convention organizers thought vacation week would be the best time to snag a few cast members. Well, many of them have plans to vacation, hang with family, be on Leno, etc. Attempts to get "headline" actors continues. They will pay if they have too."

I think that is a GOOD sign, we didn't really expect every to show up - did we? But I think ANYONE there would be awesome, and it's apparent they are willing to pay to make that happen. That combined with the actors love for their fans could sway even more. The events themselves will be very fun, celebrities from the show will just make them all that much better! Happy additions if you will!

- "The NBC store will be releasing all sorts of new Office swag at the convention."

Again, how cool is this? We could be among the first ones! The source hints at a special item which I won't totally give away - but we've been hearing rumors about a 'friend' for Dwight on our desks haven't we?

- "Bottom line: expect a great time, regardless. Stay tune to the the convention web site. More details will be emerging."

So, I just wanted to put this stuff out there to help set your expectations. The excitement is that the Convention is still pushing hard to get as many actors as possible and I think a lot could still happen with that! I have a good feeling about it. Just don't expect it to be like when Angela and Brian came out and hung out in Scranton all weekend - I doubt we'll be sitting down with John Krasinski or Jenna Fischer for a beer at Poor Richard's.

Season 3 DVD Comments?

Ok guys,

We need to get the FORUMS started here in the Branch Office. It's really lonely being the only person registered! Come on, you don't want me to be lonely do you? Jim wouldn't leave anyone of his friends lonely, and don't we all want to do what Jim does? Yes, I thought so.

So, that being said...

I want to know what you think of the Season 3 DVD that came out today! Head over to this topic on the Forums and let's discuss - shall we?

A note about the Forums - if you sign up and don't get an email registration - check your spam folder, for some reason they go there a lot.

Can You Tell Michael From David?

That's what this quiz wants to know!

Head over HERE and you can see if you can tell if the quote was from David Brent (BBC) or Michael Scott (NBC).

I got 100%, but admittedly, it's because I knew Michael's lines so well I could tell what he didn't say.

What about you? How did you score?

Need A Viewing Strategy?

I don't agree with the Modesto Bee that you should watch "Ugly Betty" and record "The Office" but this article is still pretty interesting.

""The Office," 9 p.m. Sept. 27, NBC: A shake-up at Dunder-Mifflin in the season finale means jobs are a-changin' this season. But the big change is that Jim asked Pam out. Like, on a date. Let the "Office" romance begin."

What about you? What is your viewing strategy this upcoming year?

Are You Six Degrees From The Office?

A blogger by the name of Andy B is!

In his blog he shows he can connect himself to Jenna in 1 title! They worked together on a play in college.

Now, he also then goes through connecting himself to Kevin Bacon, because that's what you do.

But it made me think - how about you? Are you connected to "The Office" in any way? Post a comment here and let's see what kind of interesting connections we can make!

Personally, I have an Office connection of (4). I was in a play (West Side Story) with Scott S who was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon who was in The Woodsman with David Alan Grier who was Bewitched with Steve Carell!

Monday, September 3, 2007

An Enormous Thanks!!

We, at TheTwoCents Branch Office, have to send a HUGE thanks to Nette from Nette's Layouts!

All the graphics for our navigation buttons and our new logo were all created by her!

If you haven't been to her site, it's a great place to get MySpace layouts, graphic comments, etc. All OFFICE themed of course!

Thanks so much Nette!!

Celebrate the Workplace!

Found a cool Labor Day article from the The Oregonian!

"On this Labor Day 2007, we find the American workplace in a precarious condition. Technology is erasing old jobs even as it creates new ones. Workers are forced to be flexible, as the economy lurches through manic highs and depressive dips. Outsourcing, downsizing and disappearing pensions are part of our daily stress diet.

But you know all that. And it's the last thing you want to be thinking about today, on what -- if you're lucky -- is a precious day off.

So think on this: How is it that "The Office" can take such angst-inducing realities and turn them into the funniest show on television? Not only that, what's striking about the NBC series' Season Three DVD (in stores Tuesday) is seeing how this sitcom has become something more than clever wage-slave satire. With an almost total absence of sentimentality, "The Office" is a celebration of the tiny workplace moments that, without our realizing it at the time, add up to some of our most significant relationships."

You can read the full thing HERE.

WIRED Shows Us What We Can Learn From The Office!

This great article (which is older, but still worth posting here) takes our little show and points out some very interesting things about real business!

"After all, openness builds consumer trust, which will move any product-even dead trees. Why? Because "business is always personal," in the words of Michael Scott, regional manager at the Scranton office. "It's the most personal thing in the world."

Read the full article HERE.

TBS Repeat Schedule

While on TBS, I also found its schedule, through October 10th, of the repeats.

Office: An American Workplace, The-Pilot Tue. September, 11 at 10:00 pm

Diversity Day Tue. September, 11 at 10:30 pm
A consultant arrives to teach the staff about tolerance and diversity but Michael insists on imparting his own knowledge. Meanwhile, Jim struggles to keep hold of a lucrative contract extension.

Hot Girl Tue. September, 18 at 10:00 pm
When an attractive woman, Katy, comes to the office to solicit her purses, all of the male staffers vie for her affection. Pam struggles with whether or not to be jealous of Katy's attention.

Alliance, The Tue. September, 18 at 10:30 pm
Michael arranges a morale-boosting birthday party for Meredith and is determined to come up with the funniest message in her card. Dwight wants a pact with Jim to fight the downsizing, and Michael regrets showing off when Oscar asks for sponsorship for a charity walk being undertaken by his nephew, who has cerebral palsy.

Basketball Tue. September, 25 at 10:00 pm
The office staff play a basketball game against the warehouse workers in which Jim shows off to impress Pam and upstage her fiance who is on the opposing team.

Health Care Tue. September, 25 at 10:30 pm
Michael doesn't want to upset the staff so he gets Dwight to pass on news about the company's reduced health provisions. Fed up with his nosiness, Jim and Pam pretend they are suffering from a variety of conditions including Ebola, Mad Cow Disease, spontaneous dentohydroplosion, hotdog fingers, nano-robot infection, and Count Choculitis.

Dundies, The Tue. October, 02 at 10:00 pm
After the annual staff Dundies awards is redlined by corporate, Michael is uncertain if he can produce the calibre of evening his staff have come to expect. Pam meanwhile develops second thoughts about her engagement to Roy while watching video footage of old Dundies award nights.

Office Olympics Tue. October, 02 at 10:30 pm
While Michael and Dwight are out of the office for the day trying to close a deal on a new condo for Michael, Jim and Pam arrange for the staff to participate in an "Office Olympics," where the workers play strange, invented games that they usually play while the boss is out.

Fire, the Wed. October, 10 at 10:00 pm
The Office is forced into the parking lot for the day when a fire starts in the kitchen. To ease everyone's boredom, Jim suggests a game of "Desert Island" and "Who Would You Do?," where certain staff members reveal a little too much information about themselves. Throughout the day, Michael talks business with Ryan, leaving Dwight feeling left out.

Sexual Harassment Wed. October, 10 at 10:30 pm
Michael is forced to abide by the companies new sexual harassment policies all the while trying to entertain his vulgar "BFF" Todd Packer.

TBS Launced It's "Office" Site

TBS has given it's page an Office feel.

They include things such as "About the Show", Cast Bios, Episode Guides, Office Games and more.

Click HERE to check it out.


A WORLD of information is out there about the DVD!!

Click HERE for OfficeTally who detailed what you get at different stores.

The Denver Post lists the set as a Critic's Choice!
""The Office" returns to NBC on Sept. 27, but you can warm up by watching the four-disc set of season 3. The show may be modeled after the British version that starred Ricky Gervais, but the great Steve Carell made the role his own as the obnoxious and oblivious Michael Scott - regional manager."

The Akron Beacon Journal talking about how much overtime was put into the set.
"Other extras include the complete Lazy Scranton video; bloopers; an interview with writer-director Joss Whedon; commentaries on eight episodes; the videos from the show's ''make your own promo'' contest; a Dwight Schrute music video; and Kevin Cooks Stuff in the Office. (Don't miss the visit to ''the supermarket that only takes quarters.'')"

The Sioux City Journal chimes in with their opinons too!
"If you think you've seen "The Office," think again. In the third season DVD, out Tuesday, there are so many extras you'll wonder where you've been."

Once you get your copy, be sure to share your TwoCents about the Season 3 DVD right here in the TwoCents Branch Office!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dwight Gives Decorating Tips in GQ

According to the National Post, from Canada, that's the case anyway.

"Dwight Schrute, a.k.a. Rainn Wilson, contributes a sidebar on office decor. Based on the contributors page pic, he looks much better with a beard. (p. 138)"

Read more HERE.