Friday, April 18, 2008

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Chair Model

April 17th 2008's episode is entitled: "Chair Model" (note, originally NBC released the episode information as "Parking").

Writer: BJ Novak
Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Michael's (Steve Carell) fascination with a woman modeling a chair in an office supply catalog makes him feel things he hasn't felt in a while. With Michael distracted, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Andy(Ed Helms) team up to win back Dunder-Mifflin's stolen parking spaces, forcing them into a showdown with the bosses of the five businesses of the office park.

"Chair Model" News Items:
Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3, TheTwoCents Review, The Office Conference Room (feedback from Office Fan-Sites)
Two Minute Replay, Photo Album, Watch Entire Episode on Hulu*

*Note: It's ok to watch online content now, the WGA Strike worked that all out. The writer's get their due.

"Chair Model" Recap & Review

The Office
“Chair Model”

Original Air Date: April 17, 2008

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What is a great way to cheer yourself up after breaking up with someone? Go shopping! Where does Michael Scott go shopping? An office supply catalog to find a new chair. Does he find a chair? Of course not. Instead the great leader of Dunder Mifflin Scranton manages to find love-at-first-site in a catalog. Further depressing himself after the failed dinner party, which resulted in him leaving Jan.

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Ed Helms at "Harold & Kumar" Premiere has some great photos from last night's Los Angeles premiere of "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay".

Our buddy Ed Helms plays an interpreter in the film and was at last night's premiere.

(click photos for larger versions)

Conference Room - "Chair Model"

Once again some of the best Office fan-sites have chimed in on their favorite tidbits from "The Office".

This week we talk about "Chair Model". A very fun episode. We'll update this post as more input comes in.

If YOU want to share your thoughts, do so on our official discussion thread by clicking HERE.

Favorite Moment: Kevin's talking head where he ends with "It feels nice to win one." It was without the most wonderful moment of Kevin to date.
Favorite Quote: Creed: "When Pam gets Michael's old chair, I get Pam's old chair, then I'll have two chairs. Only one to go . . ."
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Favorite Moment: Jim psyching out Pam (and I think most of us
watching!) when he tied his shoe.
Favorite Quote: Creed: "When Pam gets Michael's old chair, I get Pam's old chair, then I'll have two chairs. Only one to go . . ." What's that crazy old man up to?!
Overall Episode: A

Favorite Moment: My Favorite moment was when Jim pulled out the ring he and said he bought it for Pam a week after they started dating. It's exciting to know that they'll be getting engaged soon.
Favorite Quote: Michael: Hello Oscar Meyer Wiener -lover. I bet, that you have a bunch of very liberal girl-type friends, who trust you implicitly, because they know you'd never touch them given your condition.
Overall Episode: A

Favorite Moments: When Jim faked out Pam by dropping down on one knee to "tie his shoe" and also Kevin's heart-felt talking head, "it's just nice to win one".
Favorite Quote: Michael: Oscar Meyer Weiner Lover
Overall Episode: A

If YOU want to share your thoughts, do so on our official discussion thread by clicking HERE.

Chair Model Photo Album

I'm enjoying the fact that NBC has been putting photo albums up from each episode. It's like re-living moments through a flip book!

Click HERE to check out the photo album for Chair Model.

"Chair Model" Deleted Scene 1

YES! I was hoping we'd see Michael at Schrute Farms!

Adventures with Angela - Baby Shower Stories

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Buy Michael - Get Dwight for $1!!

The Office Dwight & Michael Bobblehead Set

Buy Michael & Dwight together and save $18!

That’s like getting Dwight for only a buck! But hurry! This offer is only good through April 25, 2008!

Click HERE to get to the NBC store and bring the boys home!

New Schrute Space!

FINALLY! SchruteSpace is back with a new blog!

"Many agrarians will tell you that there are certain signs that spring has arrived. Most of those signs are false and based solely on superstition. I’m tired of common people using these untruths to determine when it is springtime. For example, groundhogs have no true supernatural value. Despite what the idiots in Punxsutawney may believe, the shadow of a groundhog neither confirms nor denies the arrival of spring. It merely asserts the position of the sun in relation to a certain groundhog on a certain day."

Click HERE to read it all.

SBO Interview with Rainn Wilson and Greg Daniels

It's been weeks since my call with Rainn Wilson and Greg Daniels, but in celebration of the second new post-strike episode of "The Office" I've finally gotten around to share our conversation with you! Many of you have read the full transcript of this media session, but this was my own one-on-one(two?) part of it all.

Rainn Wilson plays Dwight Schrute on "The Office" and was seen in movies such as "Juno", "The Last Mimzy", "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and can you find him in "Galaxy Quest"? He joined "The Office" executive producer/writer, Greg Daniels, to speak with the media a few weeks ago. Daniels has been a part of "The Office" team since the beginning and is also responsible for the FOX hit "King of the Hill".


ScrantonBranchOffice: Hey, welcome back guys. It’s been too long.

Greg Daniels: Hey, thank you.

Rainn Wilson: Hi.

Greg Daniels: Can I just say - have you heard that before because I mean, I don’t know if it was just me but I heard a lot of people saying that’s the thing that they missed most during the strike?

Not for me to say, of course, but if you wanted to say that on the other line so other people would write it, I’d be - you know, I’m not going to stand in your way.

SBO: Absolutely. I would say that 90% of the questions into my website were about The Office during the strike. You also were the faces that the audience was going to on the strike lines.

Every website has a quote from some Office writer or something. I don’t know. Maybe you’re funny. Who knows?

I also want to let you know that, Rainn, my three and a half year old niece calls you squishy head because she has the little stress ball with your face from Target.

Rainn Wilson: That’s funny. My wife calls me squishy head, too, sometimes.

SBO: Well there you go. I’ve been lucky enough to sit through the Scranton convention and I was curious - a lot of the actors have said that they had this great adrenaline rush and the writers coming back from that convention and were really kind of gung-ho.

And then all of a sudden the strike hit at the exact same time. So my question, I guess for Greg is were you able to kind of recapture that at all when you guys got back? Is there anything from the convention, from being in Scranton that you’re going to add?

And maybe Rainn, you could talk, too - were the people who were at the convention - what kind of stories have you heard? Those kinds of things - if you guys could talk about that for a couple minutes?

Greg Daniels: Sure. The convention was very fun and, you know, it was a real wonderful experience to see how many thousands of fans came from all over the world and there were people from Ireland and Oregon. And, you know, all - really people came from a really great distance.

And, you know, and this was my first time in Scranton although we’ve done so much research on the Internet. And I was really struck by how beautiful Scranton is, which is not what we really have been portraying in here from our (unintelligible).

And the street here in California. But we saw some of the sights like Nay Aug Park and the Treehouse, which is this amazing wheelchair accessible treehouse that they’ve built over this gorge.

And there’s a lot of weird kind of Scranton-specific things that we saw, that, you know, will I’m sure come into different episodes. And the entire writing staff was there and they all had different experiences at, you know, driving around and going to Scranton bars, and meeting the policewomen.

And, you know, stuff like that. So I think it was very good for the creativity of everybody here.

Rainn Wilson: Really it’s a lovely town. Like there are big old buildings, 100 years old, all over the downtown - big brick buildings that have a really cool industrial look, and a lot of iron work. And stuff like that.

And there’s beautiful hills all around Scranton. It’s like down in this little valley and there’s lovely trees and hills all over the place. A very green city.

SBO: Yeah.

Rainn Wilson: Brought to you by the City of Scranton Tourist Bureau.

SBO: Thank you very much.

So, there you have it. Many thanks to Rainn and Greg for taking the time to chat with me like that. Be sure to watch for new episodes of "The Office" on NBC every Thursday until the end of the season!

New Creed Thoughts

"I’m sorry to say it, but I stopped writing my yeti story. It just got to be too much of a hassle for me. I mean, I’ve already got a job. Who needs two jobs, you know? I realized that I never became an adventure writer because every time I tried, I’d get bored and the whole thing would fizzle out. In case you were wondering, young Creed was going to capture the yeti and put him in an airplane circus and become a millionaire. It made me kind of depressed just thinking about it because I should be a millionaire, but I’ve never been able to find any yetis to capture. I’ve still got time, though, I suppose."

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"Kevin Malone" Blog: "No Parking for Chair Models"

Kevin Malone (aka Brian Baumgartner) has a new blog over in Myspace land!

"You know sometimes, because our office is on tv, press people come by the set and have a chat with us. Ask us questions about what is the haps. These kinds of things. But due to a LOT of big happenings at Dunder Mifflin between now and the end of the year... the mothership does not like us talking about those things. They would prefer that you learn the haps when it airs for the first time.

So it makes those little talks with the press a bit awkward. They say... "So what has been going on at Dunder Mifflin?" And I say, "I cannot tell you." And then they say... "ok... let me be more specific... what is going on with you and your fiancee Stacy?" And I say... "I cannot talk about it, but if you watch tonight's episode, you might find out."

Click HERE to read all the wonderfulness.

Win a Michael Scott Bobblehead from LITO!

LifeInTheOffice is hosting a Trivia Contest!

Just like all of us, they are super excited that The Office is back. In celebration of this event, they’re giving away prizes to one lucky trivia winner, a Michael Scott Bobblehead and a Dunder Mifflin T-Shirt!

Click HERE to go check it out!

Mindy Kaling Spills Women's Secrets

Esquire has a great article with Mindy Kaling in which Mindy tells the world the top 10 things you don't know about women.

"4. Girls like it when you nickname them something smaller than a bread box. Chickadee. Pat of Butter. Baby Mouse. This makes us feel tiny and adorable. Space Heater and Minivan do not."

Click HERE to keep reading the whole article.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Dinner Party" Deleted Scene 4

I LOVE The Office...

Little Rock, AR

I just happend to catch the beginning of Diversity Day (season 1) and have been hooked since.

I have all 3 seasons on DVD, a "Jim hearts Pam" hoodie, an "I heart Jim" hoode, a "Fun Run" shirt, a Rabies awareness bracelet, a "Worlds Best Boss" mug, and Office Calendar, a dwight bobble head and some pens and pencils....and some

My favorite characters are:

After I check out the I visit and check out stuff on Myspace.

My Favorite All Time Moments Are:
- Casino Night confession and kiss
- The Vampire Jim incident with Dwight
- Jim's Dwight impersonation and Dwights Jim impersonation

Have I met any of the cast?
Jenna fischer through myspace :) she's pretty awesome.

My Favorite Episodes Are:
- Diversity Day
- The Dundies
- Casino Night

Now it's your turn! Tell us why you LOVE The Office! Click HERE for details.

Kate Flannery on Adam Corolla Radio Show

Kate Flannery put a quick blurb on Myspace...

"Hear My guest spot on the Adam Carolla show (this was my third time)

I was a guest last week--the morning after Adam got bumped from Dancing with the Stars!

here's the link:

there were two segments!"

Check it out and let us know what you think Dunderheads!

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Dinner Party

April 10th 2008's episode was entitled: "Dinner Party".

Writer: Gene Stupnitsky & Lee Eisenberg
Director: Paul Feig

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER-Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) find they have run out of excuses and are forced to go to Jan (Melora Hardin)and Michael's (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell)house for dinner. When Andy (Ed Helms) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) are also invited to dinner, Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) jealousy gets the best of him.

"Dinner Party" News Items:
"Dinner Party" Conference Room (input from favorite Office Fan Sites), Watch "Dinner Party", SBO Review, Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4, Buy "Serenity by Jan" Candles, Dinner Party Photo Album, Listen to or download Hunter's "That One Night", Dinner Party has good ratings!, Listen to SBO's KP on TheOfficeAlliance Podcast reviewing Dinner Party.

Interview with Gary Weeks and Steve Seagren (The Cops from the Episode)

Ed Helms on USC Improv Panel

USC is hosting a huge improv event where students from all around will be gathering to celebrate the joy that is improvisational comedy. Of COURSE "The Office" will be part of the fun.

"This year, Ed Helms ("The Office") and Kaitlin Olson ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") are panelists, among many others.

Last year's festival featured "The Office's" Angela Kinsey and Melora Hardin, who spoke about improv's impact on their show.

"The cast almost entirely improvises; even though it's a scripted show ... [improv] is definitely why those people were cast," Reed said of "The Office."

You can read more about this HERE.

"Dinner Party" Deleted Scene 3

John Krasinski Interview About "Brief Interviews" recently sat down with John Krasinski about his upcoming movie "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men".

"Quick: Who’s the greatest author of the last twenty years? It very well be David Foster Wallace, whose “Infinite Jest” was recently named one of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century by “Time Magazine.”

For “Office” star John Krasinski, who is adapting Wallace’s “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men” for the big-screen, the gift of David’s prose is “a blessing,” he said. Unfortunately, it’s a blessing that he won’t be able to return.

“I talked to him on the phone and I said, ‘I hope you enjoy the movie,’ and he said, ‘I probably won’t see it.’ Which is true,” Krasinski laughed, recalling his conversations with the author. “He’s a straight shooter, you know what I mean?”

Check out the entire interview HERE.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Podcast MANIA!! Dinner Party

Our friends at came looking for some help!

Melody was left on her own as Kimberly and Sarah were unable to record with her! Melody contacted me and asked if I would pinch-hit for them to review Dinner Party. Of course I answered "Of course I do".

Click HERE to go listen. I had SO much fun doing this.

I'd LOVE to hear any comments you guys have about it.

Steve Carell on Night of Too Many Stars

They don't have an embed option for this video, but click HERE and you'll go to it. Steve is after the very funny opening song.

Ricky Gervais on Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Creed's CD Drops!

Creed blogged on MySpace that his new CD has been released!

"Hey Kats and Kittens

I said I would alert you when I had the link for my CD, I hope everyone likes it.

I'm tired of sleeping under my desk."

You can read his blog HERE

To get his CD - go HERE.

The Office Conference Room - "Dinner Party"

We're back!!

Remember us in "The Conference Room?"

We ask some of the best Office fan sites what they think about each episode and leave it here. If you want to chime in with your favorite quotes, moments, etc. Please feel free!

Here's what some of your favorite Office fan sites think about last night's "Dinner Party". We'll update as more results come in!

Favorite Moment: Jim actually willing to leave Pam behind, this is BOUND to start something...
Favorite Quote: Michael Scott: Alright he's the Governor of California, he is The Terminator...
Angela: Those aren't helpful--
Jim Halpert: Tom Cruise!
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Favorite Moment: Michael taking down the painting in the dining room and hanging up his beer sign. Totally sums up what that couple was all about.
Favorite Quote: "Snip, snap, snip, snap, snip, snap!"
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Favorite Moment: Tie: The "Girls Trip" to the kitchen where Jan accused Pam of having slept with Michael & the screaming match between Jan and Michael right before Jan threw the Dundie. I love that no matter how extreme the situation is, Michael can always fit a "that's what she said" in there.
Favorite Quote: "The wine is nice. It has an oakey afterbirth."
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Favorite Moment: The shot of Jim trying not to gag when Jan shows him and Pam her candle room. And the montage at the end of what everyone does after the party.
Favorite Quote: Jim - "Michael and Jan seem to be playing their own
separate game. And it's called 'Let's see how uncomfortable we can make our guests'. And they're both winning."
Overall Episode Grade: A

Laura (Fancy New Beesly)
Favorite Moment: Jan dancing to Hunter's song & then trying to get Jim to dance with her...
Favorite Quote: "I don't care what they say about me. I just want to eat. I don't think that's too much to ask....since this is a DINNER PARTY."-Pam
Overall Episode Grade: A

Favorite Moment: When Michael and Jan were arguing about having children. Snip snap, sinp snap, snip snap. I loved seeing everyones faces when they were arguing at the door.
Favorite Quote: Angela Martin: The thought of popping one of your beets into my mouth makes me want to vomit.
Overall Episode Grade: A

Favorite Moment: When Michael and Jan show Jim and Pam the bedroom with the video camera.
Favorite Quote: Pam: You can buy new furniture but you can't buy a new dinner party.
Overall Episode Grade: A

Head over HERE to join the fan discussion on this episode...