Thu, 31 July 2008
This might be old news, but I just ran across it on Digg.com today.
If, like Michael Scott, you enjoy waking up to the smell of crisp, crackling bacon, then I have just the thing for you-- the Wake 'n Bacon alarm clock.
Morning bacon, now without those pesky grill marks on your foot. Unfortunately, it's not for sale... but it damn well should be!
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am EDT
Sat, 26 July 2008
We mentioned on the last podcast that the writers of THE OFFICE (along with Rainn Wilson) were going to be talking to the fans at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA.
Here's the full panel, courtesy of NBC.com:
Mahalodaily.com has posted several videos of the panel. This first one is short, about 1.5 minutes, which consists of the Mahalodaily reporter trying to get some season 6 details out of Rainn and Greg Daniels (to absolutely no avail). The second clip is an interview with Paul Feig.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT
Thu, 24 July 2008
When Kevin gets harassed by his bookie, Darryl steps in to lend a suave helping hand.
Leave your comments below.
Category:Webisodes -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT
Tue, 22 July 2008
As if this whole Office spinoff mess wasn't convoluted enough...
At the TCA Awards this week, NBC honcho (and the guy behind bringing the OFFICE to the US) Ben Silverman told everyone that the show created by Mike Schurr and Greg Daniels starring Amy Poehler that's going to air AFTER The Office and debut after the Superbowl, isn't, in fact, The Office spinoff show. To top that off, because of Poehler's pregnancy and SNL commitments, the actual show ISN'T going to be debuting after the Superbowl anyway.
But, says Silverman, there *IS* an Office spinoff that exists... it's just not THIS show, and they have no idea when it's going to air or who it's going to star. Here's the quote, from The Washington Post:
"Well, fortunately for Amy and [her husband], she's pregnant right now. So the target was to have it be ready after the Super Bowl. . . . So the timing will be tough to be able to turn that show around to fit into the post-Super Bowl slot. It's much more likely we're going to have to launch that in March. What happened was ['The Office' show runners Greg Daniels and Mike Schur] came up with two ideas. One of which is totally a spinoff, which they're pursuing and [is] planted inside 'The Office' and maybe would involve characters who are already on 'The Office' who would then migrate to a new show. And then they developed a different parallel, which was kind of set stylistically and formed by 'The Office' but not characters based in 'The Office,' or storylines based in 'The Office.'
"And, as they pursued both, we decided to put all our energy to get Amy locked in, and she agreed, and then we started a negotiation with her and also focused on making sure that Mike and Greg's creative was something that she really was going to respond to. And that kind of took position A in what Greg and Mike were going to focus on right now. So that's kind of where the process went.
"We're still pursuing the spinoff, but when you get a talent like Amy Poehler at the top of her game coming off what easily could have been a decision to become a full-time movie star, this was a great chance for us to land her, and Mike and Greg and everybody at NBC think she's just the ideal talent to fill out what they're working on."
Seriously... could this whole thing get anymore complicated?
(thanks to Brettson for the link)
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
Sat, 19 July 2008
Category:Webisodes -- posted at: 12:18am EDT
Sat, 19 July 2008
by Kevin Crossman
Once again, Steve Carell was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (for the episode "Goobye Toby"). The Office received a total eight nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series ("Local Ad") and Rainn Wilson for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series ("Money"), along with additional nominations for directing, writing, editing, and sound mixing.
And, it should be noted, Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski also picked up something. Big ol' snubs! While both were in the listing of "Top 10 finalists" for their respective supporting categories, neither was in the final list (Fischer was nominated last year). And while we certainly appreciate Rainn Wilson's work, I can't help but wonder if Wilson's over-the-top character is a reason why he received a nomination over Krasinski's more subdued performance. The fact that Emmy voters officially cast votes on a single episode from an entire season also penalizes actors who transform over a season (see also: Lost).
Outstanding Comedy Series: The Office ("Local Ad")
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series : Steve Carell ("Goodbye, Toby")
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Rainn Wilson ("Money")
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Paul Lieberstein ("Money")
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: Paul Feig ("Goodbye, Toby")
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky ("Dinner Party")
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Comedy Series: Dave Rogers and Dean Holland ("Goodbye, Toby")
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series: Ben Patrick, John W. Cook II, Peter J. Nusbaum ("Local Ad)
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15am EDT
Wed, 16 July 2008
Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are saying that SNL and UCB alum Amy Poehler is in "final negotiations" to headline the still unnamed Office spinoff show set to debut after the Superbowl in early 2009. Apparently "Baby Mama" was enough of a success that negotiations began sometime in late June.
So much for Ausielo's "guaranteed" Amanda Peet prediction.
In any case, the deal is not yet officially confirmed, and both articles mention that Poehler's pregnancy (she is due this fall) could also affect or delay the production of the new series.
I still need some time to process this news, but my initial reaction is that Poehler is too "over the top" as a comedian to fit into an "Office"-like show. Maybe it's having seen her mugging into the camera so often on SNL that's put this thought in my mind... I dunno. As it stands, I am very glad that the "spinoff" seems to NOT be a spinoff after all-- I will be much more charitable towards a completely NEW show than if I am worrying about how this new show "tarnishes" the original (or not).
So what do you guys think? Great choice, or reason for concern? Can the fabric of the universe survive when both Poehler AND Fey have sitcoms on the same network on the same night? Will Poehler being hired also earn us some juicy Will "GOB" Arnett cameos? Only time will tell.
Talking to the AP about her SNL Emmy nomination, Poehler basically confirmed that her participation in the new show is a done deal (although she says she doesn't know what she'll be doing, exactly).
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT
Wed, 16 July 2008
Episode # 46 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin locked in a titanic struggle to the death over the Fine Work Award. You down with the DUN-dies? Yeah, you know ME. The annual awards ceremony is here, and no one, except for Michael, much cares. Dwight's on the hunt for a bathroom vandal, Jim gets lucky, Pam enjoys "second drink" (not to mention third drink, fourth drink, fifth drink...), Ryan's scarred for life, and Michael proves he learned absolutely nothing from DIVERSITY DAY. One thing's for sure - I've xeroxed your drivers license and you will NOT be welcome at this restaurant chain ever again. Incidental music provided by the Podshow Podsafe Music Network. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail.com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast. com. Check out Kevin's blog and podcast at the- frat-pack. com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word!
Mon, 14 July 2008
Kevin and I recorded the Dundies episode last night... look for the finished product to be available sometime within the next two days.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT
Thu, 10 July 2008
It's hard to make any kind of value judgement after two minutes, so I think Kevin and I will hold off until the webisodes are completed. Don't let that stop you from commenting, though!
Category:Webisodes -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT