Friday, November 7, 2008

SBO Exclusive With Ed Helms and Angela Kinsey

After yesterday's media conference call with Angela Kinsey and Ed Helms, we were able to follow-up with Ed Helms for some topics that Ed only talked with about.

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.

Anthony Ferrell "Employee Transfer" Fan Q&A - Part 2

Customer Survey - Deleted Scene #2

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Customer Survey

The sixth episode of "The Office" for Season Five is called "Customer Survey" on November 6, 2008.

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, Review, The Five Families' Thoughts

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Check back here often as information on Customer Survey becomes available!

Steve Carell Movie News

"Anonymous Content recently picked up "The Beaver," a script from first-time writer Kyle Killen about a man who walks around with a beaver puppet on his hand, treating it as something close to a human creature with human feelings. It's a whimsical and winning script, according to those who have seen it.

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?

David Denman Signs Up for Fox Drama

From Hollywood Reporter:

"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."


An update to Meredith's blog!

Meredith has updated again, ladies and gentlemen:

Co-dependant relationships are way healthier than ones where only one person is dependant on the other.

Check out her entire post right overe here at Sex and the Electric City!

BJ Novak & Friends - MySpace Blog

Our favorite white-collar criminal just posted an invite to his upcoming stand-up show in New York City. B.J. Novak will be performing as part of the New York Comedy Festival on November 9. Friends performing with Novak include fellow Office staffer Mindy Kaling! For more information and to visit his MySpace blog, click HERE...

Thanks for the info, Katie!

The Office Conference Room - "Customer Survey"

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] Rachel

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-

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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-

Watch "Customer Survey" Online Here

Customer Survey Two-Minute Replay

Match The Mug Concentration Game

Bored at work today? The Office is here here to help.'s Office site has a new game for us. It's a matching game starring the mugs that Kelly made!

Click HERE and enjoy!

TheTwoCents Review - Customer Survey

The Office
“Customer Survey”

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…

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Customer Survey - Highlight Clip - Jim and Dwight Roleplay

Customer Survey - Deleted Scene #1

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cast Interviews About Customer Service

NEW Office Webisode Series!

Looks like we have a NEW Webisode series entitled "The Outburst". Here's a sneak peek!

Anthony Farrell Answers Fans' "Employee Transfer" Questions

Get "The Office" Mugs from "Customer Survey"

Love the personalized mugs from tonight's episode? They can be yours now!

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

Interview with Angela Kinsey and Ed Helms

What a fun hour I just had on a conference call with the media and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) and Ed Helms (Andy Bernard).

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.

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Get Michael's Mix CD on iTunes

If you go to's Office Site you'll be able to click on this photo and go right to iTunes to get Michael's Mix CD for Holly.

Steve Carell to Appear on Tonight Show

According to NBC, Steve Carell will be Jay Leno's guest on The Tonight Show, Wed., Nov. 12 @ 11:35/10:35c.

Set those DVRs!

Is "The Office" The Entertainer of The Year? has another great vote! No, not those guy - this is for Pop Culture phenom of 2008!

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 and VOTE!!

David Denman in "Gary Unmarried"

The CBS comedy, Gary Unmarried, starring Jay Mohr had a special guest star this week from Dunderland. David Denman played Mohr's girlfriends' ex-husband. Poor David he always plays someone's ex, doesn't he?

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

Warehouse Men in Fan Boys

Craig Robinson and David Denman both appear in the upcoming comedy entitled "Fan Boys". It's a movie about some Star Wars uber fans attempting to break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch and looks quite funny from the trailer which has finally showed up online.

David doesn't show up in the trailer, but Craig does. You can watch it HERE.

Jenna Offers "A Little Help"

From Variety:

"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."


Employee Transfer - Deleted Scene #3

The Families' Thoughts - Employee Transfer

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 "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.

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!

Ricky Gervais Give Letterman's Top 10 - 11-3-08

Watch It - Read It

Monday, November 3, 2008

Craig Robinson on Jimmy Kimmel Live - 10-31-08

New T-Shirts Celebrate Angela, Kevin and Creed

One of my favorite things about 'The Office' is that the ensemble players get as much love as the 'stars' of the show.

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

You + This Stuff = Awesome

Here's more stuff to make your cubicle the coolest place to hang out. Liked the Jim message cube but prefer Michael's character? You're in luck! Now you can get the Michael Scott memo cube HERE.

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.

Craig Robinson - Live

Hello my fellow Dundermaniacs!

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!