Is Steve Carell Leaving The Office?

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 --

End it!

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

From Wikipedia:




Pam and Jim work on their first sales pitch together to Donna, the manager of a local restaurant, but Michael keeps misreading the signals she's putting out. Dwight encourages Kelly to try out for the minority training program. 




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

From Wikipedia:




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

Episode # 91 -- "New Leads" (3/18/10)

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 to start your free trial today. Also, check out for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

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.
"I think Jim and Pam should name their baby Travis because that is the artist of the song they listen to in season 2 when they swayed."
Jamie Kushner

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.

Second Place - Winner of book "The Office and Philosophy"
"Herbert Halpert.  Book it."
Brandon Petersen

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?

First Place - Winner of a $50 Amazon Gift Certificate
"My Idea for a name for baby Halpert - Mistake. The reasons are fairly odvious don't you think?"

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."

Others entries that were good:
"Jim and Pam pick an obscure biblical name Obadiah and add the middle name Juan. They could call him Obi-Juan!"
Zac Cross

"Perfect PB&J Baby name: "Smuckers"  [Cue the high-hat]"
Vic Shuttee

"This is Aaron from Laguna Hills, CA and my suggestion for the name is: Damien. I know it's simple, but I like the idea of it being a nice name that Jim and Pam could choose, and it would of course prompt Michael (along with others) to make some jokes about Jim and Pam's child being the son of satan. So those are my thoughts, simple but possible."
Aaron Neuwirth

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

Help Support TWSS:

Get a FREE audiobook from

Order ANYTHING from Amazon:

The Show:

That's What She Said is a weekly podcast dedicated to NBC's Emmy Award winning show The Office. Every episode of TWSS includes TV episode clips and commentary, news, reports on upcoming media appearances of the cast, a selection of podsafe music, and much more. If you have a news item, piece of gossip, comment, constructive compliment, or are interested in promotional cooperation, please contact us:

Matt Sommer, host
Kevin Crossman, co-host

The Host: Matt Sommer

The Co-Host: Kevin Crossman

The Conference Room: TWSS Chatroom

The Song:

The Stalking:

follow SommerMatt at

follow KevinCrossman at

The Swag:

The Convention:

The Map: Our Frappr Map

The Team:

The Cult: Join the DAC!






Other Stuff

April 2010
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30