Welcome Back to NBC Thursday

I don’t know about you but I am so ready for The Office to come back as well as the other NBC shows that we have missed for the past many months.

I even got a little bit misty eyed when I saw this promo on NBC the other day.

Countdown to April 2 is on.

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Well, once you get down into the mine, what…you got laser tag or something? – Michael

The Job

Tonight on TBS has to be my second favorite Office episode of all time behind The Casino (where Jim and Pam share their first kiss).  It is so filled with beautiful moments that are filled with hope and suspense.  When Jim, Karen, and Michael all interview for the same job at corporate in New York City, we are left to wonder who will possibly get it. 

 It’s really a catch-22.  Jim is perfect for the job but if he takes it we are faced with more time away from Pam and I, for one, don’t want that.  So what and who do you root for?

In another side story, Jan is trying to win Michael back by flaunting her new boob job in front of him.  He takes the bait all the way.

And then there is Michael who thinks he is a sure thing for the corporate job so he decides to sell his condo on ebay and it sells for 80% of his purchase price in record time!  And you wonder how he successfully manages a business office?? I know I do.

There are lots of twists and turns in this episode which is the season 3 finale.  Who will get the job?  Will Jim and Pam ever get together?  What will happen to Jim and Karen?  Will Jan and Michael finally be together and have a successful relationship? 

So many questions.  Some of them might be answered tonight.

I’ve been recommending downsizing since I first got here, I even brought it up in my interview. I say, bring it on. – Dwight

It’s Official – The Office Is Back

April 10th starts a new episode of The Office. The show will pick up where The Deposition leaves off.   It will be interesting to see if they condense the season into the remaining 6 episodes or actually run into the summer.

Stay Tuned for more tidbits on the return.

Hallelujah! Possibly A New Episode To Report

I am excited because in my infinite googling attempts I think I have found a trusted blog that is promising a new episode post-strike.

 This one might be called “Dinner Party” and is rumored by the writers to have been the funniest table read so far this season.    The next rumor is that it is scheduled to make its appearance on April 10.  I have heard that the episode centers around a dinner party that Michael is hosting at his condo. 

More later when I get crumbs of information.

Michael Goes Back To Business School

Tonight on TBS at 10 pm…..

Ryan invites Michael to be a guest speaker at his business school. Meanwhile, Dwight battles a bat that gets loose in the office while Pam invites co-workers to her first art show and will Jim make an anticipated appearance?  Jim also shows that he can double as a vampire. 

 Then at 10:30,  It’s cocktail time.  Michael and Jan go public with their relationship during a party at their CFO’s home. At the party, Jim meets Karen’s ex. Meanwhile, the rest of the office decides to go to happy hour for drinks.  It’s one you don’t want to miss.

Any time Michael asks me to do anything, I just tell him that Dwight should do it. – Jim

Writers Going Back To Work

I was watching the news yesterday and they had mentioned that the writers could be back to work as early as this week.  Then I heard that some shows will probably not return until next season.  Those shows would be those that involve specific chronological progression such as 24.  It would be better if those shows just start all over from the beginning because they cannot tolerate a long interruption that we have had.

I am hoping and praying they don’t include The Office in this list of “must wait until next year” shows. I am showing severe Pam and Jim withdrawal symptoms.  Some key questions are still on my plate that can’t wait until next year such as:

1.  Will we ever find out if Jim was indeed the top choice for the corporate job in New York.

2.  If the answer to #1 is yes, will Pam ever find out that Jim gave up a corporate job to be with her in Scranton.

3.  If the answer to #1 is yes, will Jim one day throw that fact in Ryan’s face when his head gets even bigger than it is right now.

4.  Dwight and Angela antics – I just plain miss them!

5.  Pranks – We have not had a good prank since Andy’s cell phone was thrown into the ceiling. 

Here’s praying that things get back to normal really quick.  I need my regular Thursday night laughs.

I give them money. I give them food. Not directly, but through the money. I heal them. - Michael
I give them money. I give them food. Not directly, but through the money. I heal them. - Michael

Feb 4, 2008    |      1 comment

Strike Ending? Absolutely It Is

I am feeling really positive that this strike might be coming to an end and we will get our Office back really soon.  Aside from the Giants winning the Super Bowl, this is the best piece of news I have heard all weekend.

 I am so excited not only because we all have been so starved for new shows but because I will have new material to blog about.  It’s been getting tough to blog over and over about repeats.  Here’s to a swift end to the strike this week.

I just, I don’t think it’s many little girls’ dream to be a receptionist. Um, I like to do illustrations – Pam

Jan 30, 2008    |      1 comment

USAToday Office Quotes

USAToday has quoted some of our favorite office staffers on the affects of the strike.  Some sound a bit hopeful and some are just plain funny.

Here is an excerpt:

Strike Talk

While it was a night for celebrating, the writers’ strike was not far from actors’ minds.

Some, like Everybody Hates Chris‘ Tichina Arnold, wore WGA pins. “I think there will be a settlement,” she said.

Others shared how they’ve been keeping busy. The Office‘s Ed Helms has spent his downtime “sitting in my house, eating candy. I’ve been doing some picketing — and some Pilates.” His castmate John Krasinski understands that Thursdays are now bleak for TV viewers. “You can blame me,” he said, adding that he’s heading to New York for a while now that he’s still not working.

Rescue Me‘s ornery firefighter Denis Leary said he wanted the strike to be resolved: “I want to go back to work, and so do my wife and kids.”

And, when 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey accepted her female actor/comedy series award, she remembered her writing colleagues. “I want to thank everyone in SAG for being so supportive of the Writers Guild of America.” And later, backstage, the WGA member added, “Hopefully we can resolve (strike issues) quickly, because our show is not some monster hit. We can’t not be around for six months and then expect to come back and do well. I feel optimistic.”

Seen and heard

•In the post-winner interview room, a reporter asked The Office cast if they knew if Angelina Jolie was really pregnant. Jenna Fischer replied: “I haven’t seen her yet.”

B.J. Novak then ushered Angela Kinsey to the front and said, “Angelina Kinsey, ladies and gentleman.”

Said Kinsey: “As it turns out, I am pregnant.”

•Backstage, The Office‘s Rainn Wilson said to his castmate Krasinski, “Hey, dude, want to go golfing with Michael Jordan?” Krasinski responded, “Are you serious?”

Computers are about trying to murder you in a lake.- Michael Scott

Jan 29, 2008    |      Comments Off on Must See Tuesday on TBS

Must See Tuesday on TBS

Since the show isn’t being shown much right now on NBC, we are relying on the 10:00 TBS reruns.  Tonight is another great hour of episodes starting with Traveling Salesman.

On Andy’s suggestion, Michael has staffers team up for sales calls, leading to some interesting, insightful moments in the field. Meanwhile, Dwight attempts to cover for Angela after she misses an important deadline. Karen receives surprising information.


Then at 10:30,  it is The Return.  Oscar returns from his long vacation with mixed emotions on whether or not he still wants to be a part of the office. Meanwhile, Andy takes advantage of recent events to get closer to Michael.  Jim turns to Karen and Pam for help to stage a prank on a new target.  It all happens tonight on TBS at 10 pm.

Dwight: The problem, Jim, is that people who are really suffering from a medical condition won’t receive the care they need because someone in this office is coming up with ridiculous stuff. Count Choculitis.

Jim: Sounds Tough.

Dwight: Why did you write that down, Jim? Is it because you know I love Count Chocula?

Jan 28, 2008    |      Comments Off on More SAG Award Talk

More SAG Award Talk

Here is what was being said last night at the SAG awards by our friendly Office staff.

<<Forget about getting a straight answer from the cast of “The Office,” winners of SAG’s comedy series ensemble award. In fact, forget about staying more than five seconds on a topic with the way the actors cut up the back room. How hard is it to keep a straight face? “It’s very hard to keep a straight face,” castmember Brian Baumgartner said with a straight face. “I’m thinking they should have a trophy check,” B.J. Novak interjected, “like a coat check, but for trophies.” Getting back to the awards at hand, Novak joked about the cost of his SAG card: “I donated 25 bucks to KCRW, and six weeks later, my SAG card came in the mail.” Saving management for last, a smirking Steve Carell joked that “Office” creator Ricky Gervais was jealous of the success of the American version of the series. “In fact, before the show, I was downstairs in the restroom, and he was there, and he leaned over the urinal, looked at me, and said, ‘I knew it!’ That’s my Ricky Gervais story.” Carell added that he couldn’t wait to be on Gervais’ HBO series “Extras.” “I’ll follow him wherever he goes,” he said. Finally, a straight answer.>>

 I don’t know about you but I am really missing my Thursday night Office.  I hope that something can be worked out soon.

Jim told me you could buy gaydar online. – Dwight to Michael