Saturday, October 18, 2008

Steve Carell's New Movie

Steve Carell has a new movie in the works. It's called "The Adventures of Brigadier Gerard" and Carell will play the title role. Apparently, Gerard was a brave yet inept soldier in Napoleon's army. The comedy is based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Production is scheduled to begin in Spring of 2009. You can read more about the film HERE.

Friday, October 17, 2008

"Baby Shower" Deleted Scene #2

Deck Out Your Office In 2009

The gift giving season will be here before you know it. Again. So this year, why not treat yourself or that special Dunderhead in your life to some awesome office goodies from our favorite show?

There's the I Heart Jim memo note cube (as seen on left, available HERE), or if you prefer someone with more of a freshly picked beet smell, you could get the Dwight memo cube available HERE.

And then, you need to mark your appointments (drinks at Chili's, Pretzel Day, etc) so you'll definitely need the 2009 The Office wall calendar available HERE.

For that really special person in your life, say your baby daddy, you'll want to get the special 2009 The Office wall calendar with bonus DVD available HERE.

Help Wanted

From the HR Desk:

Who out there loves The Office? Well, Scranton Branch Office would really love your help! Here is the scoop: We need more staff members... People willing to cover specific areas who look for and subsequently post stories on SBO. It's an easy gig - all you have to do is when, in your normal day of surfing, you come across a post-worthy story, just throw it up onto the site. That's it! (I'll teach you how to do it!) And if you find a story that is not in your regular area of coverage, just shoot it in an email to the person covering that area. Easy-peasy. Areas already covered are: Awards, Conference Room, Episode Specific, Merchandise, and Miscellaneous (If there is a category you think we should ADD, let me know and we'll do it, too!).The following is the current list what areas are still open...

MySpace Posts: OPEN Updates: OPEN
Outside Projects: OPEN

Please, if you love The Office, give SBO a little love, too. Just email us at Even if you don't want to cover a specific area, you can still shoot story idea emails our way! We'll have special buttons on the site soon for that specific purpose. Let me know if you have any questions!


Scranton Branch Office Head Editor


"Baby Shower" - TwoCents Review

The Office
“Baby Shower”

Oringinal Air Date: October 16, 2008

PG Ignacio – Sr. Staff Writer

What is the best way to celebrate the upcoming birth of a new born baby? A baby shower, of course. Well, what is the best way to celebrate the upcoming birth of your ex-girlfriend’s baby, of which she was artificially inseminated? Normal people would say that you don’t do anything. Michael Scott on the other hand forces his office to throw a shower for Jan AND buy her gifts for the baby. The baby he thinks he is connected to and will help raise. He is such a thoughtful and giving person…and at the same time so very na├»ve and uneducated.

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The Office Conference Room - "Baby Shower"

Welcome back to The Office Conference Room, a forum for some of your favorite "Office" Fan Sites to submit their TwoCents in the days immediately following a new Office episode.

Plus, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about Baby Shower where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click here.

On to the Conference Room... the third episode of Season 5 deals with a very awkward party at Dunder Mifflin: Baby Shower

[Updated: 10/17/08 at 1:05 PM] Rachel
Favorite Moment: When Phyllis was pumping up the balloon during her Talking Head... I swear she was about to crack up! And, of course, the voice mail "conversation" between Jim and Pam at the end.
Favorite Quote: "Do you have the Sharpie?!? Do you have the Sharpie?!?" -Dwight
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Life in the Office: Donna
Favorite Moment: At the end of the show when Pam and Jim were leaving simultaneous messages on each others voice mail and how in sync they were.
Favorite Quote: Creed (when imagining Jan's water birth delivery) "Must have been like the tide at Omaha beach"
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Flonkerton: Lauren
Favorite Moment: Lots of fun moments in this episode: The insane watermelon birth, Phyllis being told by Michael to "pump it" - a balloon pump that is, Stanley comparing himself to a pregnant woman, Jan singing, and of course Jim and Pam's in sync messages about being out of sync.
Favorite Quote: Jim - "Jan is about to have a baby with a sperm donor, and Michael is preparing for the birth of a watermelon with Dwight. Now, [Jan's] baby will be related to Michael through - delusion."
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Nettes Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was the hug between Holly and Michael. It was so sweet and needed.
Favorite Quote: "Babies are one of my many areas of expertise. Growing up, I performed my own circumcision."-Dwight Schrute
Overall Episode Grade: B

Fancy New Beesley: Laura Ann
Favorite Moment: Michael saying,"Wanna go out?" after giving Holly a huge hug in the end.
Favorite Quote: "!!!!!"-Dwight

Overall Episode Grade: A

"Baby Shower" Baby Photos of Office Cast

They were on the big board in the episode "Baby Shower" and now they are on SBO for you all to enjoy and guess who is who.

Who's this guy? Well, the Nard Puppy of course!

Click HERE for the entire gallery.

Watch "Baby Shower" Online HERE!

"Baby Shower" - Deleted Scene #1

"Baby Shower" Two-Minute Replay

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ryan Koh Answers Fans Questions on "Business Ethics"

War of the Blogs

There has been a war of words recently on MySpace between Jenna Fisher and Angela Martin. "What?" you say... "But they are BFFs!" Don't fret - the war cloud has a fuzzy silvery lining of friendship. Visit the MySpace pages of Jenna and Angela to get in on the love spat!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Business Ethics - Deleted Scene #3

Ricky Gervais HBO Stand-Up Special

Ricky Gervais, Emmy(r)-winning star of the acclaimed HBO series "Extras," makes his American TV stand-up debut when RICKY GERVAIS: OUT OF ENGLAND - THE STAND-UP SPECIAL is presented SATURDAY, NOV. 15 (9:00-10:15 p.m. ET/10:00-11:15 p.m. PT). Taped last summer before a live audience at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the special includes material from his three sold-out British stand-up tours, featuring Gervais' unique take on such disparate (and often politically incorrect) issues as fund-raising, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends and obesity.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 15 (12:45 a.m. ET/12:10 a.m. PT), 18 (1:00 a.m.), 21 (8:30 p.m.), 24 (9:30 p.m.) and 30 (2:00 a.m.), and Dec. 3 (11:30 p.m.)

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Families' Thoughts - Business Ethics

In Season 4's episode entitled "Chair Model" we were introduced to the "Five Families" of the Scranton Business Park. Michael Scott is the representative from Dunder Mifflin and he is joined by Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration, Paul "Cool Guy" Faust of Disaster Kits Limited, W.B. Jones of W.B. Jones Heating and Cooling and Bill Cress of Cress Tool and Dye.

As we continue in Season 5, we are always looking for people to share their Two Cents about episodes of The Office, and who better to give an insight about the workers at Dunder Mifflin than the other heads of the Five Families?

So, without further ado, we present the thoughts of the men who run the Scranton Business Park, sent in directly from them.

Cress' Convo: Meridith's actions were not "over the line". The only ethics dilemma is: Did her actions make money or cost the company money? They saved the company money, ergo, no dilemma. What sort of idiots run that company, anyway?

Vance's View: 'BUSINESS ETHICS' are everything at VANCE REFRIGERATION, or my name is not BOB VANCE, VANCE REFRIGERATION.
I try not to be surprised by the shenanigans at DM Scranton, but then I have to listen to them all the time over dinner with Phyllis. One time I almost choked to death on a TATER-TOT when she was telling me about Scott, and as for MEREDITH, if I find one more EMPTY GIN BOTTLE OR PANTIES left in the back of one of my refrigeration trucks, I might have to teach some ethics myself courtesy of my USMC Special Op's days.

Cool Guy Paul's Cool Thoughts: In response to last weeks episode I have expanded my product line at Disaster Kits LLC. to include paper, envelopes and pretty much everything else that Dunder Mifflin sells. I am hoping that someone can tell Meredith that I now have these items and I am open to price "negotiations".

W.B. Jones' Grade A Badass Review: The more I see of these Dunder Mifflin people the more I'm beginning to appreciate their real talents. I always knew Dwight was a company man but now Meredith goes above and beyond just to keep the Hammermill supplies expense under plan. It's encouraging to know corporate supports and promotes her efforts. Her talents are especially needed this week with the stock market crash and credit crunch, she still has 'em eating steak baby!

I wonder if I can lure her over to WB Jones Heating and Air...........

We have to thank the men BEHIND the men behind Scranton - Bobby Ray Shafer (Bob Vance), Paul Faust (Cool Guy Paul), Barry Sigismondi (W.B. Jones) and Terrence Beasor (Bill Cress) for their amazing willingness to share with us and all the Dunderheads out there!