Friday, November 7, 2008
UPDATE: Angela Kinsey was nice enough to do a follow up with answers to these questions too!
SBO: Scranton is rumoring another possible Convention there next year. Since the first one was such a blast, would you be worried that a second one couldn’t meet that or would you be excited to see how it could be topped?
Ed Helms: I had such a great time at the first convention, if another one happens I have no doubt it will be great. But I wouldn't worry about trying to top anything from the first one. Anytime you get a large gathering of Office fans you're guaranteed a good time, plain and simple.
Angela Kinsey: As long as there are Office conventions I'll be happy. To see our fans supporting our show with such enthusiasm is great.
SBO: As the show has progressed from season to season, the ensemble characters have really had the ability to flesh out their characters. What are some of your favorite characteristics that you’ve been able to really focus on with your characters?
Ed Helms: Andy has grown more and more complex as the show progresses and that's really fun for me as an actor. He started off fairly simple - anger prone and generally obnoxious. But lately we've seen a more tender, vulnerable side of Andy. He has put his heart and soul right out on the table for Angela which is beautifully earnest and compassionate. I just love riding that line between obnoxious and sweet, its a potent cocktail.
Angela Kinsey: I love that our writers are constantly exploring our characters. It gives us all such depth. Discovering my character's crazy love for Dwight has been such a treat. And of course now she has many layers in this love triangle!
A HUGE thanks to Ed Helms and Angela Kinsey for spending a little extra time to answer these two questions that we thought the Dunderworld would want answered!
Click HERE to read about the entire media conference call from earlier in the day.
Writer: Lester Lewis
Director: Stephen Merchant
THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT—Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Jim (John Krasinski) are shocked when they get the results of the annual customer survey report. Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim decide they want to spend every minute together using their bluetooth phones. Meanwhile, Angela (Angela Kinsey) and Andy (Ed Helms) pick an unusual location for their wedding.
"Customer Survey" News Items:
NBC's Sneak Peak Photos, Buy The Photo Mugs, Cast Interviews About Customer Service Issues, Dwight and Jim Roleplay Highlight, Play Mug Match Game, Two-Minute Replay, Watch Episode Online
SBO Exclusives: Fansite Conference Room, TheTwoCents.com Review, The Five Families' Thoughts
Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Check back here often as information on Customer Survey becomes available!
But the real selling point is the talent attached: Steve Carell, who could play the lead." - Hollywood Reporter
Now, I love Steve Carell - but seriously - how does this sound like a good idea?
"James Van Der Beek and David Denman have been tapped to co-star on Fox's pilot "Eva Adams."
The hourlong project, from writer/executive producer Kevin Falls and Sony TV, is set at a sports agency and centers on Adam, an egotistic sexist agent who, under a witch's spell, turns into a beautiful woman so he can endure the harassment he's been dishing out.
Van Der Beek will play Connor, a former frat boy who is a good friend of Adam's and an agent at the firm. Denman will play another agent, Paul, a single dad reeling from a devastating divorce."
Thanks for the info, Katie!
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, Customer Survey, where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click HERE.
On to the Conference Room... in the sixth episode of Season 5, Dwight and Jim are shocked at the results. No, not the results of the election... the results of their annual Customer Survey.
[Last Updated: 11/6/08 at 11:11 PM]
Favorite Moment: The customer service training session between Dwight, Jim, and Michael where they do a bit of wacky role-playing. That was awesome!
Favorite Quote: Its a toss-up between "What color of mustard is his shirt?" from Pam and Dwight's "Two, maybe three if one wears out. How many shoes do you need?"
Overall Episode Grade: A-
Favorite Moment: Where do I begin? I loved this episode! The Jim and Dwight scenes were great! Kelly and Michael laughing after Jim and Dwight left was a fantastic moment! Pam on the bluetooth and her TWSS's made me crack up! I'm so excited for Dwangela too. There were a couple odd moments like Angela attending a Kelly party, but overall I just loved this episode.
Favorite Quote: "I've caught Jim talking to himself several times today. What a loser. Get a friend, loser." -Dwight Schrute
Overall Episode Grade: A
Life in the Office: Donna
Favorite Moment: The Jim/Dwight/Michael sales call "lesson"
Favorite Quote: "You can't say you were raped and expect all your problems to go away. Not again." -Micheal to Kelly
Overall Episode Grade: B-
Original Air Date: November 6, 2008
PG Ignacio – Sr. Staff Writer
Last week I was disappointed with the quality of The Office episode, “Employee Transfer.” Well, I hope you watched it this week. It may have been the funniest of this season thus far. How did they do it? It was just the right kind of interaction between Jim and Dwight, a tiny piece of Japanese technology, and a twist at the end of the episode. What’s that? You missed it? Well, continue reading to get a recap. How many shoes do you need? Sorry, I wasn’t talking to you…
Thursday, November 6, 2008
We just got some great news from the NBC Store!
You can get an exact replica of the one's seen on tonight's show by clicking HERE.
There's also a special offer! Now through Monday, November 10, if you enter "OFFICEFAN" upon checkout you'll receive 15% off
Angela and Ed talked about their characters and the show and of course the great fan base they have.
Here are some of the tidbits we picked up on the call today. We will be doing a full interview recap with them in the near future, but I thought I would share these notes to you guys now!
When asked about the future episodes Angela and Ed said that upcoming episodes have a lot of ‘fun’ stuff for these two to play, but couldn't really elaborate. They said it is so much fun to show up at table reads to see what’s going to happen that week. They are fans of the show and share in the anticipation of what is going to happen. They equate the anticipation of going to the table-reads of the script to fans waiting to watch each week's episode.
It's a VERY tough vote though, done in 2 phases - Cast of Madmen, Tina Fey, Neil Patrick Harris, Shia LaBeouf, the Presidential race, and of course the cast of The Office (in phase 2)!
So, go to EW.com and VOTE!!
You can watch the episode, which is quite funny, by clicking HERE.
What did you guys think, does he remind of Roy in this show too?
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
David doesn't show up in the trailer, but Craig does. You can watch it HERE.
"Jenna Fischer will topline the indie dramedy "A Little Help," which marks the feature directorial debut of "King of Queens" creator Michael J. Weithorn.
Story centers on a recently widowed single mom who reconnects with an old flame -- her sister's husband. Weithorn penned the screenplay."
So, without further ado, we present the thoughts of the men who run the Scranton Business Park, sent in directly from them about the "Employee Transfer" episode.
Vance's View: I always knew that DARYL was one tough son-of-a-gun and watching his heroics last night reminded me of the time that I was on an expedition to a little garden spot known as: VIET NAM -- and the Lieutenant got hit out on patrol and I had to carry him back. An 'EMPLOYEE TRANSFER' of another kind and if you've never tried carrying a 200 lbs. wounded, bleeding, screaming friend five miles through enemy territory in a driving rain while the wily-boys in the black pajamas are shooting AK-47's at you, you should, because it's a real TESTER -- much like spending 14 hours in a truck with Scott as he gets DUMPED AGAIN. In fact, they are so similar that I can't decide which is worse; but I do know a HERO when I see one and his name is Daryl.
Sincerely, BOB VANCE, VANCE REFRIGERATION
Cool Guy Paul's Cool Thoughts: Sorry all…I did not have the time to watch so I could give you my comments as Dwight sent in an emergency request for me to put together a Cornell University Disaster Kit. Dwight requests custom kits all the time and I gave up on saying no to him. Whatever he requests I tell him no problem and that I think his ideas are genius. Then I throw something together and sell it to him. For this one I simply ordered a bunch of stuff from the University bookstore, added some water proof matches and a field guide to edible plants in the Upstate New York area, marked it up 400% and shipped it off to him.
W.B. Jones' Grade A Badass Review: Who the hell makes decisions at Dunder Mifflin Corporate? Michael is way over his head running the Scranton Branch. He's a complete and utter wuss when it comes to taking charge of anything - especially his own life. Dwight should be running that operation, he has the drive, nerve, moxie and strategic thinking to achieve objectives and to get things done. In fact since Holly's gone, Dwight should be promoted to head of personnel. Then maybe you'd see how efficiently things would run at Dunder Mifflin, even in spite of Michael.
Cress' Convo: Leave me alone!
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!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Proof? NBC has new shirts for Angela, Kevin and Creed. Cute little cartoon versions of them with a catchy quote.
To buy them you can click on Angela, Kevin or Creed.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Love knowing what day it is but don't have those pesky walls to hang traditional calendars on? Try this day-to-day desk calendar. It will satisfy your need to know the date and your predilection for ripping paper. Also, each day page has an adhesive backing so you can stick them anywhere (that's what she said). Get yours HERE.
Last night I took in Craig Robinson's stand-up act at Southern Connecticut State University and it was a riot!
Upon taking my seat you could already see the perfect setup for Craig on the stage. A single chair, a microphone and an electric keyboard for him to play.
After a lukewarm reaction to the opening comedian, Craig was introduced and the audience met him with a roar of applause and cheers. He walked right to his chair, cleared his throat and began to play a very powerful classical sounding piece of music, which then segued into the music of "If You're Happy And You Know It" - without Craig singing, and the audience instinctively clapped our hands at the appropriate part. Then came verse two, and the audience again clapped their hands - that's when Craig BANGED on the keyboard and yelled "It's stomp your feet mother#&*#^#s"!
THAT was the opening of the show that lasted about 45 minutes and had the audience laughing throughout. Craig played songs and had the audience singing along all night. Songs included Eye of the Tiger, Summer Loving, All My Life, Here Comes the Bride, and many many others - each one interspersed with Craig's own words and hilarity.
Craig then did some Q&A from the crowd after his set. We learned that he believes Steve Carell is one of the funniest people he's ever met, and Will Farrell is hilarious at every moment. Craig had no idea if Daryl will stay with Kelly in the long run, he doesn't know what Daryl is doing every week until he gets to the table read for each episode. He is not going to put out a music album anytime soon - at least not until he gets a bit "older and wiser" and he loves working with Judd Apatow.
The closing number? His song from the "Local Ad" episode of "The Office" and then right into The Office theme. Brilliant!
After the show, Craig stayed around and did a meet and greet with fans and as I made it out of the auditorium, the line was already wrapped around the hallway and back to meet him.
If you ever see Craig is coming anywhere near you for his act, you need to get there. You won't be disappointed. Excuse the blur of the photo - cameras were not allowed, so I snuck that one. Yeah, I'm all about breaking the rules for our readers!