Must See TV Thursday – The Job

The season 3 finale episode is quickly approaching this Thursday which can only mean one thing…that is, season 4 premiere is a little over one week away.

If you haven’t seen this episode it’s a must see as I feel it is one of the best episodes of this past season. For starters, there are so many subplots that are finally addressed from Jan and Michael’s relationship to the triangle of Jim, Pam, and Karen. Then there is the double entendre of the show’s title. With Michael, Karen, and Jim all interviewing for a manager position at Corporate in New York City, we are left to wonder who is finally offered “The Job.” But then in a surprising twist we are shown this…

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Perhaps this is “The Job” they are referring to.

In any case the trip to New York City offers a few twists and turns with a special surprise for Jim that he stumbles upon in the middle of the interview. I won’t give the secret away but I have to admit that it’s a teary moment for us JAM fans.

I have a feeling that this episode will set us up very nicely for the premiere. Catch The Office at 8 pm this Thursday.

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


Emmy Awards Wrap-Up

I am so disappointed that we didn’t win for any of the major categories with the exception of writing. So here is a huge high-five to Greg Daniels for best writing in a comedy series for “Gay Witch Hunt” which is one of my all time favorite episodes. Even though Rainn, Jenna, and Steve didn’t win you all are still my absolute favorites of all time.

I’m a Schrute. And superior brain power. Through concentration, I can raise and lower my cholesterol at will. – Dwight



Countdown to Emmys tonight – FOX

Don’t forget tonight is the Emmy awards.  I will be sure to post in real time so come back for the updates.

Good Luck to “The Office”.


“Variety” Analysis of Best Supporting Actress

 

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Unable to narrow it down to the usual five slots, Emmy voters opened up the comedy supporting actress race to six nominees, with two women hailing from the same show: Holland Taylor and Conchata Ferrell of CBS’ ratings smash “Two and a Half Men.”Neither of these veteran actresses is a stranger to Emmy. They faced off in this category in 2005, both losing out to perennial “Everybody Loves Raymond” fave Doris Roberts. Taylor does already, however, have a statue on her mantel with a win in 1999 for her turn as Judge Roberta Kittleson on ABC’s David E. Kelley series “The Practice.”

Taylor and Ferrell aren’t the only returning nominees this time around. “My Name Is Earl’s” Jaime Pressly and Elizabeth Perkins of “Weeds” both competed here last year.

“The Office’s” Jenna Fischer and “Ugly Betty’s” Vanessa Williams are both first-time nominees. “Betty” stands out in this field as a one-hour series, rather than most comedies that clock in at 30 minutes. Whether that helps or hurts Williams’ chances remains to be seen.

Historically, voters have favored actresses from the more typical three-camera, studio-audience sitcom in this category as evidenced by the aforementioned Roberts’ domination in recent years

That said, Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City” managed to snag the award in 2004, and Felicity Huffman took top comedy actress prize in the one-hour “Desperate Housewives” in 2005.

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…well, if this were my career, I’d have to throw myself in front of a train. – Jim


Office reruns start tonight on TBS

Set your Tivos everyone because this Fall your favorite past episodes will be coming to syndication TV.  Teamed up with FOX and TBS you will now get to view season 1-3 on both channels along with your favorite episodes of My Name Is Earl.   Tonight’s first episode (pilot) is at 10 pm on TBS.

As usual NBC will air season 4 so it looks like we will be able to get a weeks full of our beloved Office antics. 

In addition, don’t forget that you can download any episode from the Office on iTunes for a really low price.  They are usually offered the next day following a new episode.

Now you may look around and see two groups here. White collar, blue collar. But I don’t see it that way. You know why not? Because I am collar-blind.- Michael Scott



Creed Thoughts

Creepy Creed is back blogging on his now infamous blog.  His latest entry was a few days ago.  In case you don’t know about Creed here is a brief summary on him:

 A product of the 1960s, Creed is older than all of the other employees at the office. Prior to joining Dunder-Mifflin, he was most notably a member of the rock band The Grass Roots.   Creed suffers from the effects of heavy drug use including marijiuana.  He admits to having poor concentration and regularly forgets even the names of his co-workers, occasionally newly introducing himself to someone whom he has worked with for years.

Creed was originally hired by regional manager Ed Truck. He now serves as the Quality Assurance manager. Creed can be counted on to shirk nearly all responsibility, ranging from informal office duties such as Spring Cleaning to his primary job responsibilities as Quality Assurance manager.

Outside of work, Creed teeters on the edge of homelessness and has professed his willingness to do whatever it takes to avoid becoming homeless again.  Creed appears not to be bound by moral guidelines, exhibited most notably by his passion for stealing. The episode “Casino Night” provides the first glimpse into this side of Creed’s personality. He steals gambling chips in order to win the evening’s prize and admits in a talking head interview, “I love stealing things.” For example, he takes a toy from a toy drive drop box  and returns $40 to Michael, which Michael does not recall giving him.  At Phyllis’ wedding he places his wedding card on another guest’s gift. 

Creed believes his blog is www.creedthoughts.gov.www\creedthoughts, but his “blog” is actually a word document set up by Ryan who wants to “protect the world from being exposed to Creed’s brain.”

I feel God in this Chilis –  Pam Beesly


Emmys and Jenna Fischer

The 59th annual primetime Emmy Awards airs this coming September 16 on FOX. A few Office regulars have been nominated so let’s be sure that we root them on.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for Gay Witch Hunt
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Steve Carell
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Rainn Wilson
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Jenna Fischer

On a sadder note, Jenna Fischer and her husband James Gunn are separating after 7 years of marriage. They have no children. We (James and Jenna) need to announce that we have chosen to separate,” Fischer wrote. “We are sorry for any pain this causes family and friends. The enthusiasm we have expressed for each other’s lives, spirits, and careers is real — we have been each other’s cheerleader and friend during the past six years and continue to be so now and in the future.”

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Jenna is almost fully recuperated after breaking several vertebrae in her back during a network party. She is back on the set taping the 4th season.

Oscar. Why don’t we take this opportunity to officially come out to everybody here — however you want to do it. Go ahead. Stand up. I’m doing this for you. – Michael in Gay Witch Hunt