Thursday, November 19, 2009
Cold opening of this evening's The Office featured Dwight dressed as Recyclops...
who more and more started reminding me of transformers...
well Michael was an idiot. not surprised. LOL
and that's my review of The Office
oh yeah, Jim totally put Ryan in the closet to work, totally deserved it. Ryan sent an email stating that Jim didn't really have authority.
Jim is co-manager people, he totally can FIRE YOU!
So many things to write about, but epi #4 "niagara" was super special...Jim and Pam got married!!!!
www.givememyremote.com had this pic and quoted Jim's speech:
“Four years ago I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit in front of friends and family that I do know how to make a photocopy. I didn’t need your help that many times. And do you remember how long it took you to teach me to drive stick? (Pam: Like a year). I’ve been driving stick since high school. For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.”
The "forever" dance down the aisle was great, but I love the clips of Jim and Pam going to the boat and getting married at the actual niagara falls. Tear!!!!
So guys, do yourself a favor, watch the office. You won't be dissappointed.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
The opening scene was quite hilarious. They were recreating parkour(bero, my sis and I did not know what that was but I googled it: is a physical discipline of French origin in which participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, as if moving in an emergency situation, using skills such as jumping and climbing, or the more specific parkour moves.) So that's what they were doing. Andy jumping into the empty box was priceless!
So what were the rumors? Let's see how many I can remember:
Jim is a J.Crew model.
Kelly is anorexic.
Oscar is the voice of the Taco Bell dog.
Andy is gay.
Erin is a bad worker.
(Ok the rest of these I had to look up cause I really couldn't remember)
Angela’s dating an 81 year-old billionaire
Dwight uses store-bought manure
Toby’s a virgin — “I have a daughter; how could I be a virgin?”
Creed has asthma — “If they think I have asthma, they won’t let me SCUBA. If I can’t SCUBA, then what’s this all been about? What am I working toward?”
Kevin has a little person inside of him working him with controls.
Creed had the best line of the night. ahhh, we need more Creed this season.
Michael: I should have known. Poop Ball?
Dwight: Stanley’s way past the middle of his life. Especially considering his height to weight ratio.
Michael: Anorexia. She’s an anorexitic.
Andy: Little Baby Tuna. Little Junior Toro.
Jim: Technically, they are doing parkour, as long as Point A is delusion and Point B is the hospital.
Creed: If I can’t scuba, then what’s this all been about? What am I working toward?
Oscar: You think I’m the voice of the Taco Bell dog?
Toby: I have a daughter. How could I be a virgin?
Michael: Did you pee on a stick?
Jim: I did. But it was inconclusive
Creed: Who’s the OB/GYN?
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Michael sees Holly at the picnic with her new man and says "what's up with you two, holly?" Clearly just ignoring Holly's man. Holly seems to be incredibly excited to see Michael and is ready to do the skit for the picnic. I wish they would bring her back, she's puuurfeict for Michael. There's always next season.
Dwight was hilarious in this episode, he brought his new friend along, and he hated Angela, as any friend would, but Dwight took control of the situation and regulated his friend. I'm glad because sometimes your friends can get carried away with the hating and someone should be mature enough to stop it.
Pam and Jim preggers!?!?!??!?!?!?! OMGGGGGG!!!!!!! Jim's reaction was soo sweet and tear-inducing. Yes, I cried a little. It was tooo sweet, I can't wait to see how it plays out next season.
Michael: What’s so funny?
Pam: You had to be there.
Michael: Oh yay! Geography joke.
Michael: I’m designing a chair. It’s part of your pants. You sit down, you’re supported.
Michael: All right, fatty, I will do it.
Toby: This reminds me of the HR convention last fall.
Angela: Now it’s 7-6. Or is that too much accounting for you?
Dwight: How many people need to get hurt before we learn a valuable lesson? 1? 2? 3? 4? No, no, hear me out.
Jim: Hey Dwight. Send in the subs.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Be sure to check out "BOY HANGOVER" by Lester Lewis:
So Michael Scott still has the lease on his old office for MSPC. He turns it into a cafe disco. He says he loves to dance (his dancing reminds me of...a friend. LOL) He invites people to go hang out, but no one really wants to. Kevin makes it down there, but Angela pulls him out, the secretary makes it down there and dances a bit (she comes up with the name cafe disco actually) and Phyllis makes it down there but throws out her back. Dwight and Michael push her into the conference room and Dwight treats her like a horse and massages her back, and takes care of her. Since no one wants to go to the disco Michael tells the secretary to close it down, next thing you know her and Kelly start a party! (enter "BOY HANGOVER")
So everyone eventually makes it down there, and Kelly challenges Andy to a danceoff (I definitely agree with Jess, Kelly is like soooooooooooooo awesome in these episodes!!!!)
Side story: Jim and Pam were going to Ohio to get married, didn't happen, which is good, I would like to see them have a nice wedding.
Cafe Disco was a success. I wish there was one around here....LOL.
Can't wait for the season finale this thursday!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. - need another OFFICE GAME NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
ODE TO M.A.C.
by Kelly Kapoor
When life totally blows and I'm in a dark place,
When life totally blows and I'm in a dark place,
When nothing can lift my spirits not even MySpace.
There's one place I can go for a positive encounter,
I grab my credit card and head to the MAC counter.
Dressed in black, your make-up artists embrace androgyny,
They too delight in my favorite science: cosmetology.
I sample your gloss, eye shadow, foundation and mascara,
I buy your products to look like Christina Aguilera.
MAC makes you look edgy and cool, gives you mystique,
It's way better than lame-o Covergirl, Revlon, or Clinique.
I love it more that Britney, General Hospital and Tyra.
Who knows, maybe I'll get a job at MAC after I retire-a.
MAC gives a girl that much-needed dose of glam that I admire,
With my face done, I feel like a celebrity in the pages of The Enquirer.
Sometimes I buy online and my makeup's delivered via FedEx,
There will always be special place in my heart for MAC cosmetics.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
In this meeting they discuss that they need to buyout MSPC but they have to convince Michael. Dwight suggests bees and Charles looks like at him like he's INSANE! Jim comes to the rescue and convinces Michael to take meeting and the 3 titans of industry come up for the meeting. Michael is a beast in this meeting. I was terrified for them, TERRIFIED! But man, he killed it! I especially love when he says to David: I don't have to wait out Dunder Mifflin, I think I just have to wait you out. BURNNNNN! All of a sudden he offers 60gs but Michael counteroffers with jobs for all 3 of them instead. And he gets it! Yay!!! Dunder Mifflin would not be the same without Michael.
Fave lines of that epi:
Ryan: Ever since I’ve gotten clean, there’s something about fresh morning air that just really makes me sick.
Michael: Your donuts make me go nuts!
Michael: Well, well, well. How the turntables...
Dwight: Mose in socks. Boom, case closed.
Michael: I don’t care if Ryan murdered his entire family. He is like a son to me.
Michael: Our balls are in your court.
Michael: No, no. You’re done.
Casual Friday was the episode that followed. OMG, Meredith is a trainwreck as per usual. And Phyllis holds her own, and I would be MORTIFIED if I had worn the same outfit as Phyillis. Heck no! There was no particular issue being discussed other then the sales team still being mad at Micheal for stealing customers.
But great performances from the secondary characters. Kelly dressed as JLo (if ya'll don't know already, I heart Mindy Kaling and JLO! So that was just even sweeter to me!) Oscar wore sandals and Angela freaked out. Creed played Chess with Jim, Kevin made chilli and dropped it... soo sad! Dwight wrote messages in urine, yuck, and Meredith, oh dear Meredith, she is crazy. Kelly: Damn it Meredith, where are your panties? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
Fave quotes from this epi:
Michael: I set the rules and you follow them. Blindly, okay?
Meredith: Don’t fall in love with me, kid.
Phyllis: Close your mouth, sweetie, you look like a trout.
Andy: Oh, it is on like a prawn who yawns at dawn.
Michael: I am not to be truffled with.
Ryan: You gotta crack some skulls. Chiklis style.
Jim: With Creed. Playing chess. At work. He’s winning. I feel like I’m describing a dream I had.
Dwight: Gasp. Are you talking about a secret meeting?
Darryl: What’d I tell you about building forts in my warehouse?
Andy: You’re dressed like this amorphous blob of khaki.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here are some funny random quotes from the last three episodes:
I got egg in my crocs! -Michael Scott
Yes Charles, you wanted me? -Kelly Kapoor (who, by the way, is doing an outstanding job lately)
Mom, I'm going to have to call you back, P is being a giant B. -Michael Scott
I wish my iPod could make phone calls. No, I don't want an iPhone. I know what an iPhone is. -Ryan Howard (okkkk, I totally understand what he's sayingl. I feel the same way! LOL)
Am I walking down the aisle to "You can call me All"? -Pam (hahahahaa!!) and Andy's response "Trust me, you will not be walking, you will be boogey-ing"
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Not going to go over all the episodes, but they have actually been good this season!
Last Thursday, NBC gave us 2 new episodes.....
THE DREAM TEAM and THE MICHAEL SCOTT PAPER COMPANY
Great episodes!! I can't believe Ryan is back, with blond hair! (makes him look way older..hmm don't like that too much)
Well, as you all know, Michael quit, and with reason too, I just didn't think he would actually go and start his own company! (the new opening for his company was hilarious)
Here is the website for the new company:
Dwight and Andy formed an unimaginable alliance, and their guitar/banjo jam session was hilarious!
There are two Kelly's now, but I still like Kelly from customer service :)
New episdode tonight!!
Friday, February 27, 2009
ok IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY. that was nice, and that's pretty much it.
No new episodes until March 5...I know, I am disappointed too.
LOST, however, is awesome. Deb can back me up on that one.
Monday, February 16, 2009
How do you hate it? Its cake!; Princess Lady; I'm not writing Horse Hunt; Forever stop that story; Why is there a chiclet on my cake?; I'm too excited to sleep!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So, question? I have friends comming here in March, who thinks they can make me a disc with the most recent episodes, is that even a possiblity? I need to get caught up on the latest happenings in Scranton. (shakes head) I'm stuck here..no office, no fun! (sighs).
Monday, February 9, 2009
Back at the office, Jim and Dwight are now head of the Party Planning committee and they have a talking head together, its soo funny. They are very annoyed by the fact they have to do these parties. And of course, they forget the first party during their reign, none other then Kelly! She is not hiding the fact either. "Screw you guys, you're dead to me!" They finally get it together and start planning a belated party for Kelly and Dwight tactfully asks: "What kind of cake do you want, imbecile?" Kelly: "Ice cream". Good choice! They go around asking for contributions and Creed gives them a $3 dollar bill… HILARIOUS!
At Utica, Karen comes to greet Michael and Pam and they are both stunned that she is MIA pregnant (please refer to the Grammys last night). Karen has gotten married to a dermatologist and is with child. Everything seems to be ok with Pam and they hug and all that niceness. Pam is extremely happy she is over that hurdle of awkwardness because she doesn't even like that someone out there hates her. The actual lecture part was classic Michael filled with racism, sexism and assumptions. "She is pregnant. She is knocked-up, K, Karen"
Ohhh and Andy is trying to get with a girl. I didn't care for this storyline. He does ask other people what to do and Creed tells him to kiss her and he does... and loses a client!
At the end of the Utica lecture, Michael realizes he needs to get closure with Holly and it makes it seem like they are going to go visit her. We will also see how Kelly's party goes down, I can't wait. Especially with Dwight's sign "It is your birthday" To be continued…
So here is my review on Game Night, and Superbowl epi. First, I would like to thank the little people who made game night possible:
Emma: For buying the game! (I still owe you $10!) and for bringing that yummy bread!! And helping with food prep.
Anaid: For opening her doors, even though before the event the cops were there, I def recommend game night be at Anaid’s house in the future! Ohhh and for the cheesecake. Yummy
Jess and Deb: for taking us to Costco to buy lasagna and taquitos! Thanks to Deb in the food prep dept!
Brian: Thanks for the chips and dip!
TJ: thanks for bringing drinks. Next time it will be “drink” drinks hahaha.
John, Mike, Pedro, Marilu, Rut: Thanks for plates and napkins…we couldn’t have eaten anything without it!! Thanks to Rut for taking pics!!!
Edgar and Ulises: Thanks for coming!! Ok yeah you didn’t bring anything, but it was very nice having you there….:)
And I’d like to thank myself…hahaha. Kidding.
So game night was fun!! Like prison mike said, I forgot the game. And I would like to take the time to (in writing) apologize to Jess and Deb for saying they had it, when all along it was under my desk in my room. (I swore on my undead mothers’ grave that they had it LOL) so thanks to john and mike for taking me home. Once we had game in possession we divided in teams. Brian, Jess, TJ and myself were team captains.
All in all the game was fun, definitely some questions that had me scratching my head…as a self proclaimed office expert I was definitely put to shame ( I think I am using the word “definitely” too much). We lost!! We barely accumulated Schrute bucks, and I think we were even at the point where we owed people money!!!
So Team Jim won…that team consisted of Brian, Prison Mike, and Edgar. Congrats.
In second place, team Kelly
In third – team Stanley…I thought it was hilarious that since TJ was captain he chose the black character to represent hahahaha!
And in last place, team PAM!!! (that's Marilu covering her face...shame? I dunno)
Definitely (see…there I go with that word again) a good time had by all. Good food and good laughs. Yes, everyone thought it was hysterical seeing TJ reenact my falling incident. Hahahaha.
And Prison Mike, we’ll be sure to provide more taquitos for the next one.
And now for my review of the superbowl epi “Stress Relief”. Good job to whomever at “The Office” that won that spot after the Superbowl!
So after riding in the car back from Eastern Shore, I made it to Edgar’s house in time to catch the end of the Superbowl. It took forever to finish when there were clearly 2 minutes left on the clock. And I wasn’t really impressed by the ads. What kept me awake and….what’s the English word for “aguantando”….. enduring my annoying knee pain was the fact that we were getting a new “The Office” episode.
Let me tell you, best cold opening I have seen…ever! It’s up there with the opening from “Product Recall” Season 3 - when Jim dresses up like Dwight. Oh and the opening in “The Injury” Season 2 when Dwight hits the pole with his car and rushes off to pick up Michael after throwing up on the back of his car!!! And when Jim puts Dwight’s’ personal effects in the vending machine..I can go on…
Ok so Dwight decides to teach his fellow employees a lesson in fire safety (he tried showing them via Powerpoint, but no one paid attention, so he said Powerpoint was boring – sidenote, when Jess and I were at crownsville on 2/5/09 and the overseer said we would go over safety by watching Powerpoint we were cracking up!!!) , by creating a situation in the office where everyone ends up fending for themselves to save their lives. Oscar goes through the ceiling, Angela throws her hidden cat Bandit through the ceiling, causing him to come down the other side, and Kevin breaks the vending machine with a chair to steal all the goodies!! Jim grabs the copy machine and destroys it for sure (when the fire extinguisher is inches away) to break open a door. Oh yeah awesome part was that they actually knock over the cameraman, so you see how hectic it got in the office. Dwight then announces that it was a drill. Stanley, traumatized, falls to the ground, he suffered a heart attack!! Michael yells at him that Obama is president and that he is black, and stuffs his wallet in Stanley’s mouth so that he doesn’t swallow his tongue. This event lands Dwight in a meeting with Corporate. But doesn't get fired. See now, the one time in MY office when I almost started a fire, the FBI was all up on that, calling the fire department and were very angry that it smelled like smoke in the building!!! (I couldn't get near a microwave for weeks!! *shiver*) Anywho, Stanley comes back to the office, where he is told to take it easy or else he’ll die. ****addition to post...thanks Jess for the reminder!! So a guest comes into the office for CPR training etc, with a dummy so that they can practice on. So Kevin goes up there, and he's doing CPR, and gets tired after 20 seconds and says "call it". Michael goes up next and doesn't know how to perform CPR and so the instructor says to do compressions to the beat of "Stayin' Alive". Michael says ok, and starts singing "first I was afraid, I was petrified..." and goes for it. WRONG SONG PEOPLE!!! so the instructor says "no...try.. HA HA HA HA STAYIN ALIVE" and he goes ok and does it correctly. Unsurprisingly, Andy starts singing along, and Kelly starts dancing!!! This gets everyone in a dancing mood, Michael stops the CPR and starts dancing along hahaha! The instructor puts an end to it, and says they let the dummy die. HAHAHAHA. Dwight goes up there and says you still have time to harvest the organs and goes Hannibal Lector and carves the face out of the dummy and puts it on his own face. HILARIOUS. This lands Dwight in meeting number two in corporate. Michael is unpleased with the training so he makes his own stress relieving session. ***Stanley has a little machine that beeps faster when he is getting stressed out, and turns out that Michael is the cause of his stress. That causes Michael to have somewhat of an identity crisis…is that the right term? I don’t know, but he doesn’t show up at work the next day, and we see him in a park on a swing. He tries to feed some pigeons (but there are no birds around…as Chris nicely pointed out all the birds migrated south for the winter!)
Michael comes back to the office and says that they will have a ROAST…a la Comedy Central style…which turned out to be hilarious. He couldn’t take it though, which continues to confirm to us that he longs to have everyone’s approval. He comes back to the office with some roasts of his own. BOOM! Roasted. LOL.
Side stories: Andy downloaded a bootleg movie and wanted Pam and Jim to critique it. This bootleg movie starred Jack Black, Jessica Alba, and Cloris Leachman. I think its good “The Office” wanted to have guest stars and whatnot, but I think it’s even greater that they were not written in to interact with the office employees. Also, I seriously could have done without the grandma make-out session. I told Pedro to close his eyes several times LOL.
Another side story was that Pam’s parents were having issues, so Pam asked Jim to talk to the dad. Man to man...well apparently Jim gave some bad advice because Beasley father decided to separate from his mom. Nail-biting moment when Pam confronted Jim about it, but turns out Jim had expressed his pure love for Pam and Beasley father realized he never felt that way for his wife, and felt it was best to move on.
The episode was very long, but I really enjoyed it. I watched it several times online! And yes, it was definitely (again?!!?) a reminder of why I love the show so much. It reflected the essence of “The Office” and was Season 2 Funny. Season 2 is the best people!!! No one can dispute that.
Hope you enjoyed!!!
Bero – ready for a rematch!!
P.S. - and powerpoint isn't boring!! I WAS SOOOO CLOSE TO GETTING THAT PINK IPOD NANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
Friday, February 6, 2009
Well it didn't start off as well as we would have hoped because for 1 we were a half hour late and 2 the game wasn't there. Had to help Bero there go and get the game from her house but once we got the game up and running it was good.
Had this awesome lasagne (sp), i didnt do well in school as u can see, anyways it was from costco and it was sooooooooooooo good. Next party is all gonna be catered by Costco!
Moving on, we had four different teams. Lets see if i can remember the team names: umm Team Jim (#1 team), team stanley, team pam, and last uh what was the name, hmmmm ummm.....oh and team kelly! ha i remembered.
As part of the winning team, i would love to say that it was an awesome game, LOVED it! Except for the fact that all the other teams got all the easy questions, well most of the easy questions and they all kept getting 3 shrute bucks for the easy stuff, my team kept getting 1 shrute buck. I mean come on now! towards the end we finally started getting 2 or 3 randomly. I believe by the time we got to the end we got sent back to uh, well i cant remember, but we got sent back because we didnt have enough money by the time we got to Micheals office to win, fortunatly we kept getting most of the answers right and we won! yay! winning is fun, though not everything ok *turns around and whispers* yes it is....yup not everything.
After we played the game we watched a few episodes of the office of course, it wouldnt be the same without it!
Thats all i have to say about game night. hope we do it again sometime and this time have more of those tacitos they were awesome! oh and the lasagne(sp) to.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Here is the link to the transcript (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2009/01/30/DI2009013003264.html)
And here is a copy of the transcript:
(by the way, I know we are a little behind on the reviews from game night and for the show, especially with the superbowl episode... "PowerPoint is boring." "Stanley was attacked by his own heart" "I state my regret" "Boom! Roasted."... but it should be posted pretty soon.)
Mindy Kaling on 'Office' Life
'The Office' Keeps Her Busy as an Actor, Scribe and Producer
Actor, Writer, Producer
Thursday, February 5, 2009; 11:00 AM
Fans of NBC's hit comedy The Office know Mindy Kaling as the ever shallow and typically clueless office drone Kelly Kapoor. Kaling is also one of the show's writers (in fact, she wrote Thursday's episode, 'Lecture Circuit,' which sees big boss Michael Scott going on a speaking tour with typically awkward results) and one of its producers.
She was online Thursday, February 5 to discuss the current season (including the show's winning the coveted post-Super Bowl slot) as well as what it's like to be a key player on and for one of TV's funniest shows.
A transcript follows.
washingtonpost.com: Mindy should be joining us shortly. Thanks!
Mindy Kaling: Hey everyone, looking forward to chatting with you today!
Washington, D.C.: While waiting for you to arrive, I've come to the conclusion that that blue gown your wore to the SAG awards is really gorgeous, and an amazing color for you. Kelly Kapoor would definitely approve when she saw your picture in the celeb mags!
Mindy Kaling: I would like to give my grateful thanks for that. It was kind of a huge drama picking that dress. I usually wear black because it's the best choice when you're not a size zero. But at the last minute I was like, screw this, I'm wearing the blue. And I'm glad I did. Although I was scared I would look like Cookie Monster, so I'm glad you complimented it. Thank you!
Seattle, Wash.: Ryan and Kelly's awesome/horrible relationship is one of my favorite things about the show. Can we expect to see much more of that this season?
Also, getting up to dance when Michael started singing Stayin' Alive was genius.
Mindy Kaling: Regarding the dancing, there's a part in that old cartoon show, Fat Albert, where the gang would sometimes dance and they'd cut away and everyone would be in mid-dance. That was the inspiration. And I don't think I had that many lines in that episode, but it did capture what a really horrible dancer I am, so I'm glad that the millions of people who watched that episode after the Super Bowl got to see my skills.
You'll see more of Ryan and Kelly for the rest of the year as the Ryan character comes back from Thailand. B.J. and I have a lot of fun doing those scenes since we're both writers and we're best friends.
Richmond, Va.: Aside from Kelly, who is your favorite character on "The Office" to write for?
Mindy Kaling: I love writing for Dwight because he has one of the richest back stories of any of the characters. He is a farmer who is part Amish, who has war criminal relatives, and who was involved in a secret love triangle. And has a nine bedroom, possibly haunted hotel/farm. He has such a colorful past and Rainn is such a gifted actor that it's like a great treasure map writing for his character.
Annandale, Va.: Hi Mindy -- I'm a big fan of Things I Bought That I Love. Hope you will have time to keep updating it!
Mindy Kaling: I don't consider myself a fashion person, I consider myself a shopping person. As a person who has girlie interests and a little bit of disposable income and is also a comedy writer, it's so fun to write about these little Hollywood discoveries to my friends who are not in the business. And I love it because it's an outlet for comedy writing and consumerism. So I love that people read it.
Oh, and, my blog is recession proof -- I'll keep shopping irresponsibly throughout this recession that we're in.
Washington, D.C.: Which comes first when you write: the "that's what she said" line or the line that elicits said response?
Mindy Kaling: "That's what she said" in our writing room has become so commonplace, that we've had to put a moratorium on it. What comes first is almost always the set up and the "that's what she said" comes after.
Lakeland, Fla.: What's your favorite episode you have written?
Mindy Kaling: I think my favorite episode (and it's always changing, since I've penned so many great ones, classics really) is "Hot Girl" because I've recently seen Amy Adams at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globes. Since she was the hot girl in my episode five years ago, it's fun to see her rack up so many nominations and become such a decorated actress.
Chicago: Will a new love interest be introduced for Michael or are you planning on bringing Holly back? I feel like the Jan storyline is played out at this point.
Mindy Kaling: I think we are invested as writers in discovering new love interests for Michael and of course Amy Ryan is a huge asset to the show. Given her movie schedule right now, it's hard to say when she will be able to come back, but we'd love to have her come back.
Washington, D.C.: How do the broad topics of the episodes come to fruition? For example, the emergency planning is pretty funny. It's all the rage in a lot of work places these days. How do you writers know that?!? I also especially enjoyed the ethics seminar/meeting.
Mindy Kaling: All the writers go home for the holidays and have our friends and relatives tell us what their work lives are like. It's not surprising when you write for "The Office" that you have your whole extended family telling you their office anecdotes.
And when Ryan's character was found guilty of fraud last year and we had Amy Ryan on the show, it seemed like a minefield of comedy to have her run an ethics seminar. That business ethics scene, where they sing Let's Get Ethical, is probably one of my favorite moments of this whole season. It was so awful/wonderful. I couldn't believe it. Amy Ryan should get an Oscar for playing the best dork ever.
Lancaster, Pa.: a.) Have you ever received any complaints from any Amish about Dwight's character? And b.) How would they know?
Mindy Kaling: We were smart when we picked the Amish to characterize every so often because truly they would never have any idea. Maybe that's cowardly of us, but it works for us. The turnaround time for complaints from the Amish is suitable for a fast-moving TV schedule.
Hershey, Pa.: Hi, Mindy! Do you ever find it challenging to write for any of the characters? I would think that some are easier to write for than others.
Mindy Kaling: I find it certainly challenging to write for Creed because his character is so eccentric, that you really do need to make sure to reign it in. According to our show, if you look at all of the details, he's like 105 years old, he sleeps at the office, he's fathered dozens of children. Oh, and he was a huge action film star in China in the 70s. So I've found it challenging to write for him because there are almost no constraints.
Arlington, Va.: Not a question, but you might chuckle. My son and many pals, inspired by Dwight and pranks from "The Office", periodically conduct an elaborate "Assassin" game during class breaks in and around lockers throughout their very large, four floor high school here in Arlington. You die with "beet bombs" (fresh beets placed in the bottom of someone's locker). Last player "standing" at day's end wins. It's co-ed, there's team work, secret and shifting alliances, money changing hands for "locker protection", sabotage, etc. I thought I was seeing a huge breakthrough in his commitment to academics this winter, but it's just he can't wait to get to school every day to play Assassin between classes. Thanks (I think...?) for the inspiration....
Mindy Kaling: You're welcome. I'm happy the show is inspiring your child to play creative games, but I am sorry he's not studying for his SATs.
Washington, D.C.: My wife, who is Indian, worships you for your portrayal of the Kelly character. It escapes the tired stereotypes of South Asians but doesn't run away from her ethnicity (for example, in the Diwali scene). The character is ditzy without being stupid, yet is also assertive and clever with a barb. Total lack of pretension.
I just think you're hilarious. Sorry this is a comment, not a question.
Mindy Kaling: I'd like to say to this man that we should run away together. Let's run away together; thank you for your compliment. I think the Kelly character is fun to play because she's not a role model for anybody. Although I do sometimes believe my parents wish I played a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins.
Arlington, Va.: Thanks for working so hard at keeping this show real and "wicked" funny. Love how you are developing various characters/spreading attention around, e.g., Pam and Angela, Andy more appealing now after Super Bowl episode. Which brings me to my question: While loving John Krasinski as "a tall drink of water", and Jim's camera expressions and pranks, we ever going to get to know him as a person a bit, what he's about besides devotion to Pam?
Mindy Kaling: The Jim character is, in many ways, the smartest character on the show because he is the most private. He doesn't confess things to the camera and let the camera see his vulnerabilities as much as the other characters do. And the minute he does that, I think one of the tent poles of the show becomes weakened. But his character has aged five years since the beginning of the show and we will show what the maturing of that character will look like this season. He's getting married now and he has a mortgage. So he's more of an adult with adult problems.
Mindy Kaling: I hope everyone watches tonight's episode and then next week's, which is also mine. And then you don't have to watch the show anymore, just my episodes.
Seriously, thank you so much for all of your questions and I'm sorry I couldn't get to more of them.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Dwight threw away the bobble head!!!!!!!!!!! He must have been really hurt.
Can't wait for Office Game Night next weekend!! For those of you going, see ya there!