Friday, March 20, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 19 - New Boss

On March 19, 2009 we find out what people are thinking about a New Boss!

Original Air Date: March 19, 2009
Writer: Gene Stupinsky, Lee Eisenberg
Director: Paul Feig

MEET THE NEW BOSS— IDRIS ELBA (“THE WIRE”) GUEST STARS—Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) has big plans for his 15th anniversary party at Dunder Mifflin, but is in for a shock when the new, no-nonsense Vice President (guest star Idris Elba) has some ideas of his own. Meanwhile, Jim's (John Krasinski) prank on Dwight (Rainn Wilson) has some unexpected results.

Click HERE to discuss your thoughts on the episode!

New Boss News:
Watch Online, Video Highlight - Dwight's Charm

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

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3

New Boss Video Highlight - Dwight's Sweet Talk

Watch "New Boss" Online

"New Boss" Deleted Scene #1

Adventures With Angela - Whi Is Office Jokester?

Recap & Review - New Boss

The Office
New Boss

Original Air Date: Mar 19, 2009

Thomas Nikl – Associate Staff Writer

Greetings everyone! I'm going to be taking over "The Office" for a month or two while our friend Shannon tends to her baby. Hope you'll all stick around for the ride with me as your temporary bus driver!

Continue Reading...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Season 5 - Episode 27 - Company Picnic (Season Finale)

On May 14, 2009 we all get to tag along on the Company Picnic!

Original Air Date:
May 14, 2009

Check back for NBC's description once it becomes available.

Click HERE to discuss "Company Picnic".

Company Picnic News:

SBO Exclusives:

Deleted Scenes:

Office Conference Room – New Boss

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, New Boss, where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... where we get to meet the New Boss!

[Last Updated: 3/21/09 at 3:26 PM] Rachel
Favorite Moment: The competition between Angela and Kelly for Charles... how passive aggressive can you get? Well, until the end, that is.
Favorite Quote: "French? Classy." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: B+

Nette's Layouts: Nette
Favorite Moment: It was bitter sweet but I felt that Michael did the right thing by telling David Wallace that he quit.
Favorite Quote: "Truth be told, I think I thrive under a lack of accountability." -Michael
Overall Episode Grade: C

Office News: Jackie
Favorite Moment: After David Wallace tells Michael that he can have his party, Michael tells him that he quits.
Favorite Quote: "What is a two way petting zoo?" "You pet the animals, they pet you back"
Overall Episode Grade: B

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jenna on Ellen!

In her new MySpace blog, Jenna Fischer discusses her guest appearance on The Ellen Show, airing Wednesday, March 18th.

Be sure to check out the show, which includes a special sneak peek at an upcoming episode!

Read what Jenna had to say about the show here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Golden Ticket - Deleted Scene #3

Idris Alba Interview On NPR's Fresh Air

NPR's "Fresh Air" program recently spoke with Idris Alba.

" Actor Idris Elba is best known for his stint on HBO's acclaimed drama The Wire, where he played Russell "Stringer" Bell, a drug dealer and aspiring real-estate mogul.

Although "Stringer" never made it in the corporate world, Elba will soon be donning a suit: Starting next week, he'll play Michael Scott's new boss in NBC's popular prime-time comedy The Office. The trade journal Variety reported in January that he'll be with the show for a six-episode arc, playing "a no-nonsense hire at Dunder Mifflin's corporate office who will throw Michael Scott into turmoil."

Click HERE to read and listen to the interview.

You Can Miss "Miss March" - But If You Go - Craig Robinson Is Worth It

Nearly every review of "Miss March", an attempt at an Apatow-like sex comedy, has been horrible.

However, nearly every review also says that Craig Robinson steals the movie! No big surprise to us Office fans!

One such example comes from

"Now, even though Miss March was largely disappointing, there were a few highlights. Like I said, most of the jokes fell flat, but there were a few occasions where I laughed out loud at jokes that were legitimately funny. The one character that was consistently hilarious throughout the flick was Horsed**k.MPEG, played perfectly by Craig Robinson, better known as Darryl on The Office. On The Office, Robinson steals almost every scene he's in and that's exactly the case here, as was also the case in Pineapple Express and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. It's easy to see why Robinson is quickly becoming a go-to actor for a supporting character role."

Have you seen "Miss March"? Do you agree Craig was the only bright spot?

BJ Novak Discusses Web Comedy At SXSW

The blog, NewTeeVee, has a great report from a panel at this weekend's SXSW that discussed Web Comedy vs TV Comedy.

One of the panelists, along side writers from the web, The Colbert Report and more, was our own B.J. Novak.

"Web viewing will decrease the value of TV syndication. Instead of watching whatever happens to be on, as Novak put it, “people don’t watch stuff they don’t want on the Internet.”

Read all about it HERE.