Thu, 29 April 2010
By Kevin Crossman
This is something I've been mentioning on the podcast for a while now and Steve Carell has recently confirmed the details in a BBC interview.
Carell is signed through next year's seventh season of The Office, where other cast members such as John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer are signed through an eighth season. So, could that mean that Carell could leave the show before the series ends? I've said as much for months now... and now Carell confirms it. OfficeTally has the clip of the interview.
Interviewer: How long does your contract run? Carell: Contract through next season. Interviewer: And will you stay after that? Carell: I don’t think so. I think that will probably be my last year.
What do you think? Can The Office survive without Carell? If he leaves, who do you think should take up residence in Michael's office? Jim? Dwight? Or how about my pick: Todd Packer?
Matt says --
Seriously, the show had a good run, but without Michael, what's the point? I suppose they could always just keep the rest of the cast, or bring in some other big name for the boss, or maybe they could take my suggestion and hire Steve Carell look-alike Peter Jacobson from HOUSE :) But it just won't be the same. End the show with a little dignity, guys.
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT
Thu, 29 April 2010
BODY LANGUAGE | 4.29.10
More with Donna. TWSS listeners-- what do you think about this new "relationship" for Michael? Do you buy it? Are you happy to see him involved again, or is this one romance too many this season? Curious to see how JAM work together, although the old rule about never working with your spouse might raise its ugly head here
As always, post your comments below!
Also, jjoin Kevin and me in the TWSS chatroom during and after the airing of tonight's episode (I'll be there for the Eastern/Central showings; Kevin's got the Pacific). Scroll down and hit the big green CHAT button on the right.
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT
Thu, 22 April 2010
SECRETARY'S DAY | 4.22.10
Andy tries to make Erin's Secretary's Day a memorable one. While out to lunch with Erin, Michael accidentally informs her of Andy and Angela's past relationship. Oscar circulates a video he made which compares Kevin's voice to Cookie Monster's.
So after a lengthy hiatus, we are presented with what COULD be a "classic episode"-- it's written by Mindy Kaling, and directed by Steve Carell himself. More Andy and Erin stuff, which is OK, but certainly lacks the stakes of the classic Jim/Pam romance. Do I really CARE if they break up over the old Angela relationship? Not really. Still, we'll see where it goes. The Oscar/Kevin thing sounds rather ridiculous, but the potential for laughs seems rather high.
As always, post your comments below!
As always, join Kevin and me in the TWSS chatroom during and after the airing of tonight's episode (I'll be there for the Eastern/Central showings; Kevin's got the Pacific). Scroll down and hit the big green CHAT button on the right.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT
Sun, 18 April 2010
Episode # 91 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin fighting over the set of steak knives. Pastries are for closers! Civil War erupts when Sabre's new commission-oriented sales system motivates the entire sales staff (Yes, even Stanley) to new heights of dickishness. Will the accountants and customer service take up arms against their uppity bretheren? Shall Michael Scott follow the lead of our first president, Abrahama Lincoln, to help bridge the divide? Well, only if Lincoln was down with forced paperwork, a scavenger hunt, and a little choking between colleagues-- I'm still enjoying this! To "close" things off, an unusual setting is the locale for two heartfelt scenes that will leave your eyes watering. I'm just not sure if it's the emotion or the foul stench causing my oh so manly tears. 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. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Netflix. Instantly watch every episode of the office from the comfort of your laptop, desktop, Wii, PS3 or xbox360-connected TV. Go to http://www.netflix.com/twss to start your free trial today. Also, check out http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.
Thu, 1 April 2010
by Kevin Crossman
Here our the winners and some of the best entries in our That's What She Said Baby Name contest, in honor of Jim and Pam's daughter, Cecilia.
As Matt points out in the forthcoming TWSS episode #91, these are my picks for the winners so all gripes go to me, not Matt.
Third Place - Winner of DVD copy of "You" starring Melora Hardin.
Several listeners/readers sent in "Travis" but Jamie was first and so she gets the prize. As much as I love the "jokey" entries this sentimental suggestion would have been a great nod to a classic JAM scene from Season 2.
Very, very "jokey" but I love this entry. Can you imagine the lines that could be delivered by Michael or Kevin if the JAM baby was named Herbert Halpert?
Give credit to Shelly for understanding the mindset of the judges with this entry. Though I have to admit the baby stuff has not been overplayed this season I still stick by my guns in saying that it was too soon to have a baby. In life, you sometimes cannot plan for unforseen pregnancies. On TV, there is no such thing as an "unplanned pregnancy." Here's hoping, in a way, that Cecilia becomes as much as an afterthought as Emma was on "Friends."
We received a lot of "Michael" related entries. You didn't really think we were going to pick those, right?
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37am EDT