Friday, October 31, 2008

Season 5 - Episode 5 - "Employee Transfer"

October 30, 2008 greets us with the Season 5 Halloween episode entitled "Employee Transfer".

Writer: Anthony Q. Farrell
Director: David Rogers

Pam (Jenna Fischer) is embarrassed when she is the only person at corporate wearing a costume on Halloween. Holly (guest star Amy Ryan) and Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) take the long trip to Nashua after they get some shocking news from corporate. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) torments Andy (Ed Helms) and tries to get under his skin.

What did you think about "Employee Transfer"? Get in on the discussion!

"Employee Transfer" News Items:
Preview Video, Anthony Farrell Q&A, Farrell Part 2, Two-Minute Replay, Andy vs Dwight, Angela's Halloween Photos, Watch Online, Michael's Roadtrip Mix CD

SBO Exclusives: TheTwoCents Review, Fansite Conference Room, Five Families' Thoughts

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3

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Employee Transfer - Deleted Scene #2

Watch "Employee Transfer" Online

Meredith's Blog!

Meredith has updated her Sex and the Electric City blog!

I was thinking of dressing up as a French maid or a dirty nurse, or just go as naked. Then I decided to be every man’s fantasy: jail bait.

Check out the whole blog over here at! Recap & Review - Employee Transfer

The Office
“Employee Transfer”

Original Air Date: October 30, 2008

PG Ignacio – Sr. Staff Writer

The title of tonight’s episode is pretty self explanatory as to what will happen, especially based on David Wallace’s comment at the end of last week’s episode. Holly is being transferred to the Nashua office because of her relationship with Michael. However, it wasn’t the only story line being told. Jim has lunch with Pam and his brothers in New York to celebrate the engagement. Dwight faces off with Andy in the conference room.

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The Office Conference Room - "Employee Transfer"

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 the most recent episode, Employee Transfer, where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... the fifth episode of Season 5 delivers bad news from Corporate: Employee Transfer

[Updated: 11/1/08 at 11:35 AM] Rachel
Favorite Moment: Creed's Joker was the best. And by best, I mean freakiest!
Favorite Quote: Michael: "Did Darryl touch you?"
Overall Episode Grade: B (More costumes, less siblings!)

: Nette
Favorite Moment: When Creed walked in the office as the joker! Wow!
Favorite Quote: "Let's put a smile on that face!" -Creed
Overall Episode Grade: B+

: Jenny
Favorite Moment: The Halloween cold open.
Favorite Quote: "Did Darryl touch you?"
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Life in the Office: Donna
Favorite Moment: How they used "Life is a Highway" to show the downfall of the road trip.
Favorite Quote: Michael to Holly, "Are you crying?! Allergies? Did Darryl... touch you?"
Overall Episode Grade: B

Angela's Photos of Employee Transfer

Angela took a bunch of photos during Halloween of "Employee Transfer" and they are up on

Click HERE to see them.

Employee Transfer Highlight - Andy vs Dwight

Employee Transfer - Deleted Scene #1

Employee Transfer - Two Minute Replay

Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Employee Transfer" Writer Q&A - Anthony Farrell


"Anthony Farrell, who wrote this week's episode "Employee Transfer," is taking your questions! Submit your questions below about the episode, the characters, and/or the writing process. All questions must be submitted by 12 PM PT/3 PM ET Monday, Nov. 3rd. The more informative and imaginative questions will be answered by Anthony in an exclusive video to be posted on "The Office" website next week!"

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Office Convention II News!

Guys, this just in from the folks at! SO excited! You know TheTwoCents/ScrantonBranchOffice will be ALL over this as we keep going forward.

DATE: October 26, 2008
TO: All employees
FROM: Dunder Mifflin Corporate Party Planning Committee
RE: One-Year Anniversary

It seems like just yesterday, but a full year ago - on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at 7 a.m. - Al Roker of The Today Show kicked off a live broadcast from the University of Scranton flanked by a dozen cast members from The Office and about 1,000 screaming fans. The Office Convention was born!

Over the next three days, nearly 10,000 people converged on the City of Scranton from across the nation. A few Dunderheads ventured to the Electric City from as far away as England and Ireland! We all had the time of our lives, and we think many of you did, too.

But we'll cut right to the question on everyone's mind: Was The Office Convention a one-and-done experience? Well fans, we are pleased to report that you may once again have an opportunity to celebrate The Office in Scranton.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Employee Transfer" Preview

Be warned of spoilers!

Mindy Kaling's "House Poor"

Office writers Mindy Kaling and Lester Lewis have created a new webshow on entitled "House Poor". Give it a looksie!

The Office Episode Guides at

Remember those moments of silence on the Booze Cruise? Remember Jim getting hit in the nose by Roy during the basketball game? Did your surge protector get stolen? Do you suffer from Hotdog Fingers? Did any of the hot girl's purses look good to you? Did you get your e-vitation to Jim's BBQ? What place did you come in during the Fun Run? Have you celebrated Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas (twice) with your friends in The Office? Do you have Hunter's CD? Ever go all in on Casino Night? Do you wake up to the smell of bacon? Did you pick Michael to beat Dwight in The Fight? Did you do the fire walk? What did you bring to the desert island? Were you driving by the rest stop when Jim proposed? Who was your partner on the sales call?

We have now listed a ScrantonBranchOffice episode guide for every episode of The Office. News clips will be linked as history continues at SBO and we want your input all throughout! Go find your favorite episode and tell us WHY it is. Or go leave some favorite quotes on the post for certain episodes. Whatever you want - share with us. Just like those in Scranton - we're a family here! Simply click the Episode Guides buttons (like those pictured here) down the right hand side and get started.

Jenna Fischer in "Solitary"

Jenna Fischer is set to start filming a new movie called "Solitary". The film is about an ex-car dealership owner whose bad ethics choices cause the collapse of his career and marriage.

Also set to star in the movie are Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker, Susan Sarandon, and Danny DeVito.

Filming in New York is set to begin next month.

Read more here...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Families' Thoughts - Crime Aid

Once again the members of the other 4 families of the Scranton Business Park have convened to discuss the activities over at Dunder Mifflin. We are 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.

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

Cool Guy Paul's Cool Thoughts: Its simple…..preparedness is an all encompassing concept. I have been telling the knuckleheads at Dunder Mifflin to wake up and be more prepared. Disasters aren’t just hurricanes, wildfires, giant lava flows, infestations of locusts or blackouts…..they include break-ins, car thefts and the not so uncommon stolen identity (although…I can’t think of one person who would want to steal any of their identities). I simply can’t feel bad for them as they have ignored my expert and highly sought after advise.

W.B. Jones' Grade A Badass Review: Once again we've gotten further reinforcement that the only real class acts at Dunder Mifflin are Phyllis and the blues playing guard. That whole auction thing by Michael was a complete bust until my buddy Bob Vance stepped up for that thousand dollar hug from his own Million Dollar Baby! If I had been invited it would have cost him far, far more !!

Cress' Convo: Michael and Holly are having office sex? Fine. Michael and Holly are having Office Park sex? I am not cleaning up after that.

Vance's View: Q: Who is dumb enough to leave the SBP unlocked while fornicating in the stairwell? A: Michael Scott. Q: Who holds an auction, but does not actually possess the item up for auction? A: Michael Scott. Q: Who knows that there is no monetary value that can be placed on a Phyllis hug? A: Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration. Never doubt for a moment that if you try to get in a bidding war with BV-VR, that he will whip out the big-boy wad that lives in his pocket and beat you silly with it. Q: Who is the BOSS? A: BRUUU-UUUCE! And that would be because: "TRAMPS LIKE US, BABY, WE WERE BORN TO RUN..."

As always 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!