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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Steve Carell: The Office shouldn't be revived because "the climate's different" today
“Because The Office is on Netflix and replaying, a lot more people have seen it recently,” Carell tells Esquire. “And I think because of that there’s been a resurgence in interest in the show, and talk about bringing it back. But apart from the fact that I just don’t think that’s a good idea, it might be impossible to do that show today and have people accept it the way it was accepted ten years ago. The climate’s different. I mean, the whole idea of that character, Michael Scott, so much of it was predicated on inappropriate behavior. I mean, he’s certainly not a model boss. A lot of what is depicted on that show is completely wrong-minded. That’s the point, you know? But I just don’t know how that would fly now. There’s a very high awareness of offensive things today—which is good, for sure. But at the same time, when you take a character like that too literally, it doesn’t really work.” ALSO: Check out a (fake) Halloween baby costume inspired by Kevin and his famous chili.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 10:26PM EDT
TV needs more loveable idiots
Source: The Washington Post
"There’s something oddly comforting and delightful about a character whose defining quality is total stupidity, especially these days when we’re overwhelmed by so. much. information," says Elahe Izadi. "TV shows can be an escape pod from everyday worries, existential dread and constant news alerts. Watching someone live in blissful ignorance? Sounds like a vacation. This fall, TV features an array of such fools with even more screen time than they’ve had before, including freeloading slacker Todd Chavez (Aaron Paul) on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and the resident dummy on NBC’s The Good Place, the beautiful Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto)." Other great loveable idiots from past sitcoms include Parks and Recreation's Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) and The Office's Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper).
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
The Office musical parody opens off-Broadway
The Office! A Musical Parody, from the people behind the musical Friends, Saved by the Bell and Full House parodies, makes you feel like you're part of The Office. "The intricately weaved two-hour-long retelling of the series feels like the world’s most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans," says Nicole Galucci. ALSO: Steve Carell on reprising his Office role: "I love it too much to ever want to do it again."
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 3:04PM EDT
Jenna Fischer reunites with The Office co-star Angela Kinsey on Splitting Up Together
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Kinsey will play a real estate agent interested in buying the family home.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 10:56PM EDT
Hundreds of The Office props are up for auction
From now through Oct. 5, you can bid on everything from the Dunder Mifflin reception desk to some of Dwight Schrute's weapons. ALSO: Watch LSU's marching band tribute to The Office.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
The Office's Leslie David Baker is currently playing a "pissed-off genie" for the Illinois lottery
Source: Reel Chicago
Watch the former Stanley Hudson actor in the Illinois lottery's new marketing campaign.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Watch a video compiling one second from each episode of The Office
A new YouTube video manages to include a memorable moment from each episode in a span of four minutes.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
John Krasinski's favorite The Office episode is "Diversity Day
It was while filming the second episode of the NBC comedy that Krasinski knew he was part of something special. In an extended conversation with Stephen Colbert at the 92Y, Krasinksi recalled saying to himself "'Oh my God, we’re a part of something totally unique — and I don’t think anyone will watch this."
Posted Wednesday 9/05/18 at 2:03AM EDT
Here is "The most Office moment" on Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
Source: The Muse
Unfortunately for John Krasinski, he'll be forever known as Jim Halpert from The Office, says Clover Hope. "I understand this is a frustrating phenomenon for actors—to be eternally linked to the television role that made you famous—but it’s also a badge of honor and a sign that you’ll never be forgotten. You are ingrained in the brain folds of pop culture," she says. "To that end, you can’t watch Krasinski in anything he’s in and not think of Jim from The Office. There’s Jim Halpert in a war movie. There’s Jim Halpert shushing his family members in A Quiet Place. There’s Jim Halpert playing a C.I.A agent and staunch patriot who becomes earnestly invested in foiling a terrorist plot in what turns out to be a fairly one-dimensional presentation of bad guys versus good guys." ALSO: Jack Ryan Season 2 will focus on the decline of democracy.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Dwight Schrute is a terrorist in The Office-Jack Ryan mashup
Funny or Die has created a video combining John Krasinki's new Amazon show with his old show, The Office.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 7:36PM EDT
Minnesota Vikings' starting QB has built a "database" of The Office episodes he's recorded on his DVR
Kirk Cousins -- who can afford Netflix and/or every The Office DVD with his new $84 million contract -- says of his favorite show: “I’ve built a database and I’ll just go back and watch them when I have free time" with the episodes he's recorded. “The show has depth," he tells The Ringer. "It has humor that’s witty and creative and not easy to see. It drives home a point. It has good character development. I’m still waiting for them to make another one like it,” he said, before adding that Parks and Recreation comes closest. “It’s really the only other show I’ve been able to get into in the last 10 years. The Office and Parks and Rec.”
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
The Office's Angela Kinsey publicly requests that her nephew remove her from his Tinder profile
Source: The Daily Dot
"Nephews...do not put me in your @tinder profile photos. K. Thx. Byeeeee," Kinsey wrote on her Instagram Stories after being made aware of her adult nephew's Tinder profile.
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
The Office's Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez recreated the show's iconic fire drill scene
Source: E! Online
"Oscar and I have been friends for 20 years! (I know we are old.) We met years before The Office and when we found out we both got cast AND got to sit next to each other as accounts... it was just amazing!" Kinsey recently wrote on Instagram. "For 9 years he made me laugh every day." ALSO: Kinsey responded to Netflix Life's tweet asking, "Which character from The Office are you?"
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
John Krasinski wants an Office reunion because he wants to know what Jim Halpert is up to
“I need the incredible writers of our show to tell me what he’s doing because I’m kind of worried about him,” Krasinski tells Variety. “He had a whole lot of hopes and dreams, he had a lot of zany ideas, and then he went to Austin to live his life and I feel like the dreams are still in his head so let’s see what he’s doing now.”
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Cleveland Browns players tackle The Office
The woeful NFL team made its own version of The Office opening theme song, featuring a player putting a photo of rival QB Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers through the office shredder.