Saturday, May 30, 2009

We've Moved!

Everbody! Conference Room! Now!

As some of you may know, TheTwoCents (our mother site) moved into new digs last week.

Well, wouldn't you know it? We here at ScrantonBranchOffice got all lonely and decided to make the move as well.

Starting today, Siete de Mayo, we gonna need to change our business cards...

If you get here to SBO via the old twocentsbranchoffice.blogspot.com link, retype your bookmark to www.ScrantonBranchOffice.com and you'll show up in our new office space!

The new site has been built to be more user-friendly: Easy to find information, easy to read pages, easy to use lists, easy, easy, easy (that's what she said).

We hope that you will help us spread the word! Thank you for your love and support!

Most Sincerely,

KP, Rachel, and the entire ScrantonBranchOffice Family

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Cafe Disco

photo: nbcOn May 7, 2009 we all get to shake our groove thangs at the Cafe Disco!

Original Air Date: May 7, 2009
Writer: Warren Lieberstein, Halstead Sullivan
Director: Randall Einhorn

Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) gets into the café/disco scene. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) decide to take a secret trip.

Click HERE to discuss "Cafe Disco".

Cafe Disco News:
Two-Minute Replay, Video Highlight - Cafe Disco Rocks,

SBO Exclusives:
Fan-site Conference Room

Deleted Scenes: 1

Friday, May 1, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 25 - Casual Friday

Get our your fancy jeans! April 30, 2009 is Casual Friday!

Original Air Date: April 23, 2009
Writer: Anthony Farrell
Director: Brent Forrester

Michael has to mediate a dispute within his new sales team. Meanwhile, trouble brews in the office when several employees take the term "casual" Fridays too loosely.

Click HERE to discuss "Casual Friday".

Casual Friday News:
NBC Photo Album, Watch Episode Online,

SBO Exclusives: Recap & Review, Fansite Conference Room

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2

"Casual Friday" Recap & Review

The Office
Casual Friday

Original Air Date: April 30, 2009

Shannon - Associate Editor
shannon@thetwocentscorp.com

This week Michael, Pam, and Ryan are back. Michael has a meeting and invites everyone to say whatever they want, but basically he wants everyone who didn’t follow him to his new company to grovel in forgiveness. The staff is upset that Pam and Ryan are coming back as salespeople and that they’re keeping the clients they stole.

Continue Reading...

photo: nbc

Office Conference Room – Casual Friday

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about Casual Friday, where you can give your very own TwoCents! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... and don’t worry – it’s Casual Friday!

[Last Updated: 05/01/09 at 3:00 PM]

TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: The Meredith Casual Friday outfit debacle… and all the pixelization it required.
Favorite Quote: "I am not to be truffled with." –Michael (followed closely by Darryl’s "What did I tell you about building forts in my warehouse?")
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Bob Vance Fans Unite!: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: Michael trying to punch his way through the hoop.
Favorite Quote: "Close your mouth dear, you look like a trout" –Phyllis
Overall Episode Grade: A

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was when Kevin spilled his chili.
Favorite Quote: "Don't fall in love with me kid." -Meredith Palmer
Overall Episode Grade: B

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: When Pam got the salesman job and high-fived Jim
Favorite Quote: "You don't understand clothing, Toby! You're dressed like this amorphous blob of khaki" -Andy Bernard
Overall Episode Grade: B

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chat with Melora!

TheOfficeChat is sponsoring a little convo with Melora Hardin on Tuesday, May 12th at 7pm PST (10pm EST).

Melora will be asked questions submitted by fans, and then the chat will open up so that YOU can ask her questions yourself!

There will also be a Nifty Gifty Giveaway during the chat! For more information, please visit TheOfficeChat or NettesLayouts (the brand-new parent company of OfficeChat) or go directly to the announcement here...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Special Screening and Q&A of 'Away We Go'

On May 8th, Back Stage and Focus Features are sponsoring a special Los Angeles screening of John Krasinski's new film Away We Go.

After the screening, a special question and answer session will feature John, along with the film's director Sam Mendes (American Beauty) and co-star Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live).

The screening will take place on Friday, May 8, 2009 at the Linwood Dunn Theater (1313 Vine St., Hollywood, CA). The screening begins promptly at 7 p.m. To RSVP, please call 818-777-3534... seating is first come, first served.

For more information, visit Backstage.com.

BBC’s The Office Goes For An Adult Swim

Adult Swim today announced it has acquired the legendary hit BBC comedy, The Office, from BBC Worldwide.

Both seasons of the two-time Golden Globe Award-winning series will begin airing on Adult Swim this summer. Adult Swim will also air The Office Christmas special.

Today’s announcement to add The Office comes on the heels of the addition of the BBC hit The Mighty Boosh, a deal also done with BBC Worldwide, which had its Adult Swim debut March 29.

Adult Swim airs nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT).

[photo: bbc america]

The State of Motherhood

In an effort to supply simple solutions to make moms' lives easier, Splenda brought together a group of mom-experts and celebrity moms to discuss the things that affect moms across the country every day. The discussion facilitator was none other than our very own celebrity baby-mama, Melora Hardin.

To read all about the round-table discussion on the Splenda Website, go HERE...

Ricky Gervais Wrote A Book?

He sure did. A four-volume children's book series, as a matter of fact.

"Flanimals" encompasses a world inhabited by 50 species of creatures so ugly and misshapen they become cute and endearing.

And what's better? Universal-based Illumination Entertainment has announced it will create a 3-D animated feature based on "Flanimals" with Gervais voicing the lead character and Matt Selman (The Simpsons) writing!

"It will be great to play a short, fat, sweaty loser for a change," Gervais said. "A real stretch."

For more information, read the entire Variety article HERE...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Funny Girl

Another day, another Entertainment Weekly list!

This time the list is in response to the Funny Actress list in the magazine itself... more importantly, those actresses left OFF of that list.

20 Funniest Actresses: Your Picks!

Guess what Dunder Mifflin employee made the list? We'll give you a hint... look at the picture.

Conversations with Charles

Want to know how someone jumps from The Wire to The Office?

How about what it's like to be fought over by Beyonce and Ali Larter?

The Washington Post recently interviewed Idris Elba (Charles) and you can learn the answer to these, and many other questions here...

Broke - Deleted Scene #2

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Broke

We find out who is Broke on April 23, 2009!

Original Air Date: April 23, 2009
Writer: Charlie Grandy
Director: Steve Carell

Michael's new company struggles to make early morning deliveries while the office tries to get their expense reports in on time after Angela enforces Dunder Mifflin’s policy.

Click HERE to discuss "Broke".

Broke News:
Watch "Broke" Online, Michael Scott Paper Co's Official Statement, Video Highlight - Michael's Offer

SBO Exclusives:
Office Fan-Site Conference Room, Broke Recap & Review

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2

The Office Conference Room – Broke

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, Broke, where you can give your very own TwoCents! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... where we’re all Broke!

[Last Updated: 04/24/09 at 2:27 PM]

TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: Michael's speech about how he might not need to wait out Dunder Mifflin for a high offer, he just needs to wait out David. Yeah! My second favorite moment was the confession circle on the floor of the Michael Scott Paper company.
Favorite Quote: "Wait.. is this JUST milk and sugar?!?" -Pam
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Life in the Office: Donna
Favorite Moment: When Charles realized that his "number two" Dwight is actually a total idiot.
Favorite Quote: "Our balls are in your court." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: B

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was when Pam, Michael and Ryan got their jobs back! And when Michael told Charles he's done.
Favorite Quote: ""Our balls are in your court" -Michael Scott
Overall Episode Grade: A+

Bob Vance Fans Unite: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: The Korean lady getting in the van when they are stopped at a traffic light.
Favorite Quote: "It was an inside job. Mose in socks." -Dwight
Overall Episode Grade: A+

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: When The Michael Scott Paper Company crew were cheering for getting their jobs back.
Favorite Quote: "Case of the beet bandit"- Dwight Schrute
Overall Episode Grade: A

"Broke" Deleted Scene #1

"Broke" Video Highlight - Michael Makes His Offer

Michael Scott Paper Company's Official Statement On Sale

"A wise man once sang, "Reunited and it feels so goooood!" With that in mind, we are happy to announce that the Michael Scott Paper Company is now merging with Dunder Mifflin. To our newer clients, we realize that we said Dunder Mifflin was a terrible company, but it turns out they're not so horrible - they've seen the error of their ways and went from bad to good (much like Drew Barrymore)."

Read More...

Watch "Broke" Online

"Broke" Recap & Review

The Office
Broke

Original Air Date: Apr 23, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer
thomas@thetwocentscorps.com

In a classic opening sequence, Michael has a van which he uses to make 5AM deliveries of paper. He picks up Ryan (put keeps moving the car forward a bit so he can’t get in) and Pam (who Jim walks to the door in his boxers). Meanwhile, Michael honks the van and yells out “time to make the donuts” and the way he says it is hilarious and the fact that it’s 5AM and Michael doesn’t care that he is screaming and honking! Ok, folks, off the The Office!

Continue Reading...

[photo: NBC.com]

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bravo to the Office!

This weekend's Bravo A-List Awards honored the Office with the award for "A-List TV Show"!

To see a full list of winners, go to the Bravo A-List Awards site here.

Check out the video below to see a clip of the A-List Kate Award...with a surprise ending!


To read Kate Flannery's MySpace blog about the award nomination, go here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Heavy Competition

On April 16, 2009 somebody is in for some Heavy Competition!

Original Air Date: April 16, 2009
Writer: Ryan Koh
Director: Ken Whittingham

Dwight's (Rainn Wilson) loyalty to Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carrell) is tested when he finds a new hero in Charles (guest star Idris Elba). Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) tries to provide for all of Jim's (John Krasinski) emotional needs.

Click HERE to discuss "Heavy Competition".

Heavy Competition News:

SBO Exclusives:

Deleted Scenes:

"Heavy Competition" Recap & Review

The Office
Heavy Competition

Original Air Date: Apr 16, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer
thomas@thetwocentscorps.com

It starts off with a lot of cheese puff balls being thrown around and into each other’s mouths! Ok, it was actually pretty cool- I bet it took 100 takes to get all those scenes right! How will the Michael Scott Paper Company fare this week? Come and find out!

Continue Reading...

[photo: NBC.com]

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Office Conference Room – Heavy Competition

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, Heavy Competition, where you can give your very own TwoCents! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... where we’re experiencing some Heavy Competition!

[Last Updated: 04/18/09 at 11:15 AM]

TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: The cheese puff cold open and close... they must have had a total blast filming all of that!
Favorite Quote: "I spent a month putting that Rolodex on his Blackberry, which he now uses as a nightlight." -Pam
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Bears Beets Battlestar Galatica: Liz
Favorite Moment: Jim throwing his lunch on the ground and kicking it.
Favorite Quote: "It's like a girl says she'll make out with you but her boyfriend's waiting around the corner with a pee-filled balloon." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: A

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: When Jim kicks his lunch and stomps on it with anger. The look on Andy's face is priceless.
Favorite Quote: "I got hit in the face with a pee filled water balloon" -Michael Scott
Overall Episode Grade: A

Bob Vance Fans Unite: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: Andy coming up with the cost for performing at Jim & Pam's wedding.
Favorite Quote: "It's not a dress code, it's a death sentence." -Dwight
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Michael Scott Paper Company - Deleted Scene #3 & #4



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Tax Day!

Happy April 15th, everyone!

Do you know who loves this day? Accountants, that's who!

And who are some of the most beloved accountants ever? Well, Entertainment Weekly has made another slide-show list. I'll give you one guess who's on it.

To view the list, go here...

Melora Tunrs out the Lights

As mentioned in her MySpace blog (and our post about said blog), Melora Hardin is not in want of work.

New York Magazine reports that the actress will star in the new FX drama Lights Out as an orthopedic surgeon and wife of a former heavyweight boxer now working as the shake-down man for a bookie.

To read more about the show and Melora's involvement, visit the article here...

YOU, Melora, and Miley!

Melora Hardin has posted a MySpace blog with updates on where you can see her next...and don't worry- she's everywhere!

Look for Melora as pediatric osteopath, Theresa, in the new FX Series "Lights Out"!

Also upcoming are the April 17th opening of "17 Again", the opening of "Hannah Montana: The Movie", as well as the May 8th internet release of Melora's collaboration with her husband, "YOU".

Click here for more information about "YOU".

To read Melora's blog, click here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Funny Ladies

What is it with Entertainment Weekly and lists?

The latest... a list of the 25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood. Two Dunder Mifflin employees made the cut.

To view the slide-show list, go here...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

"Michael Scott Paper Company" Review

The Office
Michael Scott Paper Company

Original Air Date: Apr 09, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer
thomas@thetwocentscorps.com

We just left off with Michael getting new office space in the same building as Dunder Mifflin. The episode starts off with Michael unveiling the new office- and we’re treated to new opening credits with scenes of the Michael Scott Paper Company gang. Ok, let's see how Michael and his Dream Team can work together!

Continue Reading...

[photo: NBC.com]

"Dream Team" Review

The Office
Dream Team

Original Air Date: Apr 09, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer
thomas@thetwocentscorps.com

As you may recall, Michael and Pam have left Dunder Mifflin to start The Michael Scott Paper Company. See how things turn out on their first days on the job!

Continue Reading...

[photo: NBC.com]

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Michael Scott Paper Company

April 9, 2009 introduces us to the world of The Michael Scott Paper Company!

Original Air Date: April 9, 2009
Writer: Justin Spitzer
Director: Gene Stupinsky

Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Andy (Ed Helms) strike up an unlikely friendship and plan a hunting trip. Regional Supervisor Charles (Idris Elba) asks Jim (John Krasinski) for a "rundown", and Jim spends his day trying to figure out what that is. Michael (Steve Carell) hosts a Paper & Pancakes luncheon.

Click HERE to tell us what you think of this episode!

Michael Scott Paper Company News:
New Merchandise, Ryan's YouTube Video He Watched, Watch Episode Online, New Opening Credits, MSPC Website, Dwight and Andy Sing

SBO Exclusives:
Fan-site Conference Room Discussion

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3, 4

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Dream Team

April 9, 2009 brings us the fun and joy of the Dream Team!

Original Air Date: April 9, 2009
Writer: BJ Novak
Director: Paul Feig

After getting off on the wrong foot with his new supervisor, Charles (Idris Elba), Jim (John Krasinski) finds himself face to face with the new boss in a soccer game in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot. Meanwhile, Michael (Steve Carell), afraid to face the workday, has trouble leaving his house.

Click HERE to tell us what you think of this episode!

Dream Team News:
Cold Open Sneak Peek, Watch Episode Online, Jim's Soccer Game,

SBO Exclusives:
Fan-site Conference Room Discussion,

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2

Michael Scott Paper Company - Deleted Scene #2

Dream Team - Deleted Scene #2

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dwight and Andy Play Country Roads!

The Office Conference Room – Michael Scott Paper Company

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, Michael Scott Paper Company, where you can give your very own TwoCents! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... of the Michael Scott Paper Company!

[Last Updated: 04/13/09 at 2:15 PM]

TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: The opening credits featuring the Michael Scott Paper Company instead of Dunder Mifflin.
Favorite Quote: "P is being a giant B." -Michael speaking code to his mom on the phone.
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Bob Vance Fans Unite: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: Creed with the pancakes and Dwight and Andy playing/singing trying to get Erin's attention. Especially when Dwight starts singing in German.
Favorite Quote: "Who'd have thought that the thing that would save this company would be work...and pancakes..." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Bears Beets Battlestar Galatica: Liz
Favorite Moment: The Michael Scott Paper Co. employees jumping for joy after they made their first sale.
Favorite Quote: "The new receptionist is also named Kelly. So Kelly Kapoor has decided to hover around my desk, so that she can run into his Charles' office every time he calls for Kelly. She thinks if she says 'You wanted me' enough, he will in fact want her. It's not the worse plan she's ever had." - Jim
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was when Pam made the first sale! I was so proud of her!
Favorite Quote: "It's Britney bitch!" -Michael Scott
Overall Episode Grade: A

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: Dwight and Andy playing their instruments together.
Favorite Quote: "Personal shopper?" "No"- Pam Beesly and Charles Minor
Overall Episode Grade: A-

The Office Conference Room – Dream Team

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, Dream Team, where you can give your very own TwoCents! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... where we meet the Dream Team!

[Last Updated: 04/13/09 at 02:10 PM]


TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: Nana's Investment Club... especially the mission statement discussion and Nana's tough love for Michael.
Favorite Quote: "I have egg in my crocs." -Michael after the French toast fiasco.
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Bob Vance Fans Unite: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: Kevin answering the phones and trying to transfer a call.
Favorite Quote: "Oh no, the new boss does not find Jim adorable... naaahhh" -Dwight
Overall Episode Grade: A

Bears Beets Battlestar Galatica: Liz
Favorite Moment: When they get Vikram... Pam is so excited :)
Favorite Quote: "Yup i used to play soccer in school, 2nd to 4th grade. I was on the orange team." - Jim
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment of "Dream Team" was when Pam broke down crying in Michael's car. Instead of Pam helping Michael, Michael helped Pam.
Favorite Quote: "Oh no! The new boss does not find Jim adorable!" -Dwight Schrute
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: When Michael reassures Pam that he will show her why she chose to work for The Michael Scott Paper Company
Favorite Quote: "I have egg in my crocks"- Michael Scott
Overall Episode Grade: A

Michael Scott Paper Company Swag

Not only do they have their own website now, but they have their own merchandise on the NBC store too!

Tshirt, mug and I'm sure more is coming!

What Video Was Ryan Watching?

Enjoy that video that Ryan was watching on his laptop in "Michael Scott Paper Company"?

It's called "It's Just Like A Mini-Mall" and you can check out the single here.

[itunes needed]

Watch "Michael Scott Paper Company" Online

Watch "Dream Team" Online

Michael Scott Paper Company - Deleted Scene #1

Dream Team Deleted Scene - #1

New Office Opening

Here's the catchy opening for Michael Scott Paper Company. I thought it was genius.

Wanna Score With Jim?

Easy girls! I'm talking about soccer here!

Jim wasn't very good at it, but are you? Dunder Mifflin Infinity offers up a fun soccer game for you to attempt to score a goal against Jim.

Oh, if you hit Phyllis - it's a bonus!

Michael Scott Paper Company Website

They have a dream team of a staff.

They have a nice little tiny office.

Now, they have their own website too!

Check it out HERE.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

There's a new Office podcast in town, kids, and its a doozy!

According to Liz, the brains behind Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica, the site is a "podcast that looks at each episode, the characters, and beyond."

Every week, they will have reviews, sound clips, spoilers, and an upgrade/downgrade for the major characters. They will also be running prediction contest every week!

So check out Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica, and be sure to check out our own Office Conference Room after each episode to hear more from BBB's Liz, our newest Conference Room consultant!

Mose leaves the Farm

Everyone's favorite 27-year-old who has never left the Schrute family beet farm has packed up.

Michael Schur (who plays Mose) was one of the original writers of The Office and is the co-creator of Parks and Recreation, which debuts this Thursday. Schur, who is directing several Parks and Recreation episodes, was asked to ruturn to the character of Mose, but just doesn't have the time. Aw, man!

To read the entire New York Magazine article, go here...

Q&A with Oscar

In a recent interview with Starpulse.com, Oscar Nunez discusses "the day he found out a pretty significant change in the arc of his character's personal life... [and] reveals what Creed is really like." Indeed!

To read the interview, go here...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jenna's Birthday Blog!

Check out Jenna Fischer's MySpace blog about her recent birthday in Las Vegas!

Read the blog, complete with party pics, here!

Two Weeks Deleted Scene #3

"The Office" Loses Carell To Films

Entertainment Weekly's guru of gossip, Ausiello, has reported today that what we all feared has happened. Steve Carell seems to be on the way out of The Office.

"NBC sources are confirming to me that Mr. 40-Year-Old Virgin, has opted out of the rest of his contract with the show. The source also mentions that we have already met his replacement. Andy Buckley, who plays CFO David Wallace has had more of a presence on the show because it was apparently a test to see how audiences reacted to him."

To read more details, go to EW by clicking HERE.

What do you think about this? Will this drastically change the show? Leave your TwoCents below.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ricky Gervais Loves Season 1 and 2

Don't we all??

Here's a piece from a Q&A he did with the Chicago Times.

"Q: Have you watched every episode of the American remake of "The Office?"

A: I've probably watched every episode of Series 1 and 2, but now I probably watch one in three. I watched two on the plane this time of the last series.

Q: Your version only ran 12 episodes. This season finale of the U.S. "Office" will make it 100 episodes total. Does having an open-ended series hurt the storytelling?

A: It makes it more difficult.When you've got a finite arc, it's by definition more conclusive. You get out on top. The love story alone is hard to keep going. Will they, won't they? Yes they have. That's the end of that.

But they haven't been a slave to the realism or the fake documentary either, which you can't be, because you're thinking, "Why are they still filming there? Why is there a film camera following him on the bus?" That was the single most important thing for us, because it told us why the characters were acting like that. And ours was much more about characters thrown together. And this is more a traditional sitcom than ours ever was."

Read the rest HERE.

"The Office" All Week Long!!

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning sitcom "The Office" to local broadcast stations representing more than 93% of the U.S. for its initial run in off-network syndication starting in fall 2009, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

"The Office," produced by Reveille, Universal Media Studios and Deedle-Dee Productions, has been sold to stations from many of the nation's leading broadcast groups, including Fox, CBS, Tribune, Peachtree TV, Sinclair, Gannett, Meredith, Hearst-Argyle, LIN, Local TV and more.

"The Office" has been sold to the Fox Television Stations in the nation's top markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando, Baltimore and Memphis. Additional markets include the CBS Television Stations in Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Miami and Pittsburgh. The series has been sold in 50 of the nation's top 50 markets.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Two Weeks

On March 26, 2009 we find out what happens in Two Weeks!!

Original Air Date:
March 26, 2009
Writer: Aaron Shure
Director: Paul Lieberstein

MICHAEL TAKES GOOFING OFF TO A NEW LEVEL - IDRIS ELBA (“The Wire”) GUEST STARS-- Michael's (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) relationship with the new vice president (guest star Idris Elba) becomes increasingly tense, as Michael finds an excuse to goof off even more than usual. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) faces the challenge of a new copier and Kelly (Mindy Kaling) develops a crush.

Click HERE to discuss this episode.

Two Weeks News:
Watch "New Boss" Online, Two-Weeks Photo Album, Video Highlight - Michael's Exit

SBO Exclusives:
TwoCents Recap & Review, Fan-site Conference Room

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3

Office Conference Room – Two Weeks

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.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, Two Weeks, where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... where we give our Two Weeks notice!

[Last Updated: 3/27/09 at 8:00 PM]

TheTwoCents.com: Rachel
Favorite Moment: The little montage of copy machine mishaps.
Favorite Quote: "It's 'monster.com.' Singular." -Jim
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: When Michael was Army crawling around the office.
Favorite Quote: "I invented decline" -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: A-

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was when Pam ran out of the office and quit with Michael.
Favorite Quote: "I always thought Michael got a bad rap. He's a good guy. And he's super funny. Yeah, maybe I should tell him before he goes. He's all the way over there." -Kevin Malone
Overall Episode Grade: A+

Bob Vance Fans Unite: Diane Sparkles
Favorite Moment: The copier regular wear and tear...especially Bandit biting the cord. (I had a cat named Bandit so I love that Angela has one!) My second favorite moment is when Charles puts Kevin on the phones and Stanley in charge of productivity...hee hee...
Favorite Quote: "This is a dream that I have had since lunch, and I am not giving up on it now." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: A+

"Two Weeks" Photo Album


Click HERE for great photos like these!

"Two Weeks" - Deleted Scene #1

Adventures With Angela - AND Mindy

Watch "Two Weeks" Episode Online

"Two Weeks" Recap & Review

The Office
Two Weeks

Original Air Date: Mar 26, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer
thomas@thetwocentscorps.com

Last week Michael quit in David Wallace’s office. Let’s see what happens to Dunder Mifflin’s beloved boss…

Continue Reading...

[photo: NBC.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bobby Ray's TwoCents!

Bobby Ray Shafer is standing up in support of his fellow castmates after a recent press article with some not-so-sweet things to say.

Read Bobby Ray's blog with the original article, here.

Read Bobby Ray's blog response to the writer, here.

What's YOUR response to the article?

The Office is A-Twitter!

Melora Hardin's most recent MySpace blog has announced her entrance into the uber-addictive world of Twitter!

Melora joins fellow cast members Brian Baumgartner, Mindy Kaling, and Rainn Wilson in "tweeting" about their day to day activities.

Go to twitter.com to sign up, and click the links above to follow your favorites!

Fan Questions Answered by Jenna!

Jenna Fischer has posted a new MySpace blog answering a few of the many questions she receives from fans.

Get some info from Jenna about acting, women, and the Office, here.

Also, be sure to read Jenna's answer to a special question about the show's casting policies, here.

"New Boss" Deleted Scenes - #2 & #3



Wednesday, March 25, 2009