Sat, 28 July 2007
Maybe you feel you don't have the voice or time to be a co-host on TWSS, but would you still like to help out?
I'm currently looking for a dedicated TWSS office staff to help with things like news gathering, public relations, and more. I'd like to grow the show as much as I can in this upcoming season, and I just can't do it alone.
What do I specifically need?
If you're interested, let me know.
Category:general -- posted at: 2:27am EDT
Thu, 26 July 2007
In case you were wondering about the "Superfriends" video I was talking about on the podcast, here it is in all of its fabulous glory.
p.s. for those of you who have no idea what this is all about, check out this ridiculously detailed Wikipedia article.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:54am EDT
Wed, 25 July 2007
Episode # 26 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds Matt and Kevin firing up the flux capacitor for a trip to the very beginning of time. What's this? A documentary about a local paper manufacturing company? That'll never work! Herein then, lies the origin story of our favorite brit-com turned sitcom. Who was there from the beginning? Who gets their office supplies dunked in jello? What, exactly, DOES Roy have in that bag? And why do I feel like I've seen this all somewhere before? Incidental music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail.com, or leave a comment on our blog page at thatswhatshesaid. libsyn.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word!
Sat, 21 July 2007
I got an e-mail today from Amazon.com linking to pre-order pricing for all of the "Emmy nominated" shows coming out on DVD this Fall.
Now, for me, pre-ordering is always a gamble. Is this the best price? Will it be cheaper in stores when it actually comes out? Still, for those who appreciate "to your door" delivery service, I guess this is pretty hard to beat. Most (if not all) of these sets are 35% off the suggested retail price, so I suppose you really can't go wrong. Remember, too, that Amazon gives free shipping on all orders over $25.
Pre-order THE OFFICE season three -- $32.49 (normally $49.99)
Pre-order HEROES season one -- $38.99 (normally $59.99)
Pre-order 30 ROCK season one -- $32.49 (normally $49.99)
Pre-order MY NAME IS EARL season two -- $32.39 (normally $49.99)
For the complete list of all winners/DVD sets, click HERE.
If you look at the cover for season three posted above, you'll notice one subtle difference from the earlier cover-- no Prison Mike! Which is the "true" cover? Only time will tell.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT
Thu, 19 July 2007
The Office made big strides with today's Emmy nominations:
Comedy Series: The Office
Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Steve Carell
Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Rainn Wilson
Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Jenna Fischer
Directing For A Comedy Series: Ken Kwapis, for Gay Witch Hunt
Writing For A Comedy Series: Greg Daniels, for Gay Witch Hunt
Writing For A Comedy Series: Michael Schur, for The Negotiation
Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series: Dean Holland, Dave Rogers, for The Job
Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (half-hour) And Animation: John Cook, Peter J, Benjamin Patrick, for The Coup
While JAMers are probably complaining about John Krasinski being left off the list (he was on the initial list of top 10 nominees for Supporting Actor), if you look at the actual nominees it's not like Krasinski was robbed. While I don't watch Jon Cryer's Two and a Half Men, I can say with certainty that the nominations for Jeremy Piven and Kevin Dillion, and Neil Patrick Harris are most deserved. Certainly Rainn Wilson did a better job this season than Krasinski who's Emmy chances were likely doomed to his character's required sleepwalking through the entire season. The fact that Wilson scored one of the slots should be viewed a big step forward for the show and actor, considering how competitive this category is.
I pretty much agree with Kevin's comments above. Steve, Rainn, and Jenna really WERE the most integral characters to season three, and I also agree that John K. didn't really get a chance to show us anything noteworthy.
I'm a bit more baffled by the TWO nominations for one of my least favorite episodes of season three, GAY WITCH HUNT. Are they giving Kwapis credit for that totally improvised kiss at the end? Maybe it got the recognition simply because it dealt with the issue of being gay in the workplace. For my money, though, there were MUCH better episodes they could have chosen (although the way I understand it, the show itself submits what they think are the best episodes). In any case, let's hope our favorite show gets the recognition they deserve come Emmy time.
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT
Tue, 17 July 2007
E! Online has posted some minor spoilers for season four. I'll start with the items that AREN'T really spoiler-y at all (quoting from the article):
Ok, I'm going to put the really somewhat spoiler-y stuff below, colored in WHITE. If you want to read them, click & hold your left mouse button, dragging your cursor over the "blank" area. Got that?
1. Rashida Jones, aka Karen Filippelli, will be back this fall. Greg Daniels and company were able to work out a deal where she’ll show up for at
least an episode or two when The Office returns this fall.
2. We’ve seen the last of David Denman, aka Roy, for the time being, since he’s been fired and is no longer dating Pam. However, he’s not dead and, according to Greg, could return at any time.
3. We will see more of Ryan this season! There will be great stuff between Michael and Ryan now that Ryan’s the boss. But sadly for Kelly, things between her and Ryan are not going well.
4. Jan really is moving into Michael’s condo, and when I asked if she’ll be wearing stretch pants, Greg Daniels was kind enough to confirm.
Well, there you go. Not all that surprising, based on the finale, although that's going to be a lot of pressure to come out of the gates with *five* hour-long episodes in a row to kick off the season.
If you want to discuss spoilers, please do so in the comments section. BUT -- DO NOT INTRODUCE ANY SPOILERS THAT HAVEN'T ALREADY BEEN MENTIONED ON THE BLOG, OK?
Category:general -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT
Tue, 17 July 2007
NBC held a panel for their Thursday night comedies at the TV Critic's Conference this past Monday (July 16th), and representin' for The Office were producer Greg Daniels & John Krasinski.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper of MSNBC's TEST PATTERN described what went down:
Executive producer Greg Daniels and star John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) were on the panel, and had a little fun with that show's big online presence and tech-savvy audience. When Daniels noted that online spoilers were a big problem, Krasinski humorously butted in with "That's my bad, by the way. I needed a little extra cash, (I'm online) dishing the secrets."
The Jim-Pam romance of course was discussed. One critic noted that last year's promos for the show tended to hype the "Jam" lovin' even if it meant ignoring the show's humor, and Daniels agreed. He noted that the Jim-Pam romance actually has "more impact when it's not carrying the weight" (of being the show's main thread) and claimed that "(the romance) has always been the B-plot," to which Krasinski pulled mock outrage and pretended to storm out.
The panel was also asked how they would handle NBC's newly announced "green week" in November, which might seem a tough fit for comedies. Krasinski was quick to joke "Well, we're screwed. We're a PAPER company."
To see what's in store for the OTHER three shows on Thursday night, click the link above.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT
Sun, 15 July 2007
So what's an OFFICE fan to do for comedy during this interminable Summer rerun season?
Me? I'm on a Patton Oswalt kick right now. I empathize with his "wow he reminds me of ME" nerd character Spence on THE KING OF QUEENS, I enjoyed his voice work as Remy in RATATOUILLE, I laughed my ass off at his last comedy album FEELING KINDA PATTON, I dug his COMEDIANS OF COMEDY TV show (with Zack Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, and Maria Bamford)... he's a comic book geek, loves Star Wars, and other pop-culture crap, but is also highly educated in the same snooty "English Major" way that I and most of my friends are. In fact, if there's one "celebrity" I'd like to hang out with, Patton's probably the guy.
His new album WEREWOLVES AND LOLLIPOPS came out on July 10th, and he's been making the rounds this week. He's got in interesting interview in THE ONION, and is also featured in the latest episode of THE SOUND OF YOUNG AMERICA podcast.
So if you'd like to hear a bit about why Patton wants to kill George Lucas with a shovel, how Bush and Cheney are like the Dukes of Hazzard, or how KFC's new #1 menu item is a "failure pile in a sadness bowl," check out the new album. Well worth it.
Category:general -- posted at: 1:44am EDT
Wed, 11 July 2007
Thought this was kind of interesting. The Citizens Voice is reporting that the new "prop guy" for The Office will be in in Scranton next week to make a pitch for local props for next season. Well, I'll let them get into it:
The prop master for “The Office,? the Emmy-winning sitcom about a fictional paper supply company based in Scranton, will visit The Mall at Steamtown next week to meet with businesses for two days to see what else Scranton has to offer in the way of local props to augment the sets of the sitcom.
Philip Shea, prop master for “The Office,? will be at The Mall at Steamtown, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives of businesses willing to be mentioned or have their material or products shown on the hit NBC show “The Office? are welcome.
Previously, the show relied on the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce for local props. The search for additional props through this prop casting call at The Mall at Steamtown is an effort to give the show more scope as it prepares to film its fourth season.
Company representatives are asked to bring business cards and promotional and marketing materials.
Here's to a Scranton-ier season four!
Category:general -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT
Mon, 9 July 2007
Episode # 25 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds Matt and Kevin awash in a seas of Summer (not-so) blockbusters, discussing the future of TWSS. Hey, where's our RETRO episode? There's a shake-up in TWSS-land, people... one host shall live, and another will die... well, not REALLY, but I do have some bad news. Out of the ashes, a contest is offered... who will be americas next podcasting star? Who will be... THE ONE? Only the oracle knows for sure. Incidental music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail.com, or leave a comment on our blog page at thatswhatshesaid. libsyn.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word!