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5 Questions with BJ Novak of NBC’s The Office

April 27, 2006 by  

BJ Novak

BJ Novak

BJ Novak is a busy guy. In addition to playing Ryan Howard, the object of Kelly Kapoor (and Michael Scott’s) affection on The Office, did you know he is also one of the head writers? BJ has written some of the greatest episodes to date including “Boys and Girls”, “The Fire”, “Sexual Harrassment”, and my personal favorite, “Diversity Day”.

Despite his crazy schedule, BJ was kind enough to answer a few questions for Give Me My Remote. This time we changed it up a bit, and went a little Craig Kilborn, 5 Questions approach.
Give Me My Remote: If you could change places with one person, who would it be?

BJ Novak: Someone really stiff and uptight. Once we changed places, I’d re-arrange all their stuff. Then when we changed places back, they’d be like, ‘What the hell happened here!!?!?!”

GMMR: If you could have dinner with 5 Famous People, who would they be?

BJ: I’d choose four total C-list celebrities, and one superstar, like Tom Hanks. Tom Hanks would be polite and smile the whole time, but inside he’d be like, ‘huh… am I not that famous anymore?’

GMMR: Who is the funniest person you know?

BJ: Oh. Am I not being funny enough? You want me to try to find you someone else?

GMMR: To date, what is your favorite scene from The Office?

BJ: I have so many…. I’ll go for one that might be a little obscure. One that I’ve always loved, for some reason, is the scene in “Sexual Harrasment” when Michael’s lawyer, James P. Albini, arrives to defend Michael from a man who turns out to be his own lawyer.I just like every bit of that scene — the name James P. Albini, the actor who plays him, the way that Albini talks to the camera, the pride Michael that Michael shows when he says “I think you’ll recognize him from the billboards.” I don’t know why, that always delighted me.

GMMR: Who has the biggest ego in the cast?

BJ: The biggest eagle? Probably John Krasinski. Jenna owns a pretty large eagle too, though.

GMMR: No, biggest ego.

BJ: Oh, ego. No one in the cast has a big ego.

Comments

27 Responses to “5 Questions with BJ Novak of NBC’s The Office”

  1. tanster on April 27th, 2006 10:03 am

    Nice job, GMMR! B.J. is SO funny.

    I think you should interview Brian B. next. 😉

  2. Laura on April 27th, 2006 10:47 am

    That was hilarious! BJ never fails to make me laugh. Thanks!

  3. duckyxdale on April 27th, 2006 12:12 pm

    “noone in the cast has a big ego”

    I can think of one *cough blowjob cough*

  4. Marisa on April 27th, 2006 12:41 pm

    OMG Kathie, thank you so much for this HILARIOUS interview!

  5. GMMR on April 27th, 2006 12:42 pm

    Glad you liked it!!

  6. David on April 27th, 2006 7:18 pm

    Nice job Kathie. Short and sweet interviews are..well..just that: short and sweet. What’s not to love?

  7. Amber on April 27th, 2006 8:28 pm

    AWESOME! 🙂

  8. Larry Lee Moniz on July 15th, 2006 12:52 pm

    Sweet interview!

    GMMR, you always seem to interview exactly who I am dying to hear from.

    I am so thankful you are “Office” friendly!

    Thanks again!

  9. Lisa(The Office Maniac) on July 30th, 2006 2:25 pm

    Dear GMMR,

    I had no idea you were rich enuf to have your own website.
    So I have 5 question 4 you:
    1. How long have you been doing this?
    2. If you could have dinner with any 5 office fanclub
    moderators who would zey B? Would zey get X-tra
    points if zey had 2 fanclubs?
    3. Who is the funiest moderator zat u know?
    4. Which of yer friends in MySpace has the biggest ego?
    5. Can you loan me some money & talent so I could open my
    own website too?

  10. Lisa(The Office Maniac) on July 30th, 2006 2:25 pm

    Dear GMMR,

    I had no idea you were rich enuf to have your own website.
    So I have 5 question 4 you:
    1. How long have you been doing this?
    2. If you could have dinner with any 5 office fanclub
    moderators who would zey B? Would zey get X-tra
    points if zey had 2 fanclubs?
    3. Who is the funiest moderator zat u know?
    4. Which of yer friends in MySpace has the biggest ego?
    5. Can you loan me some money & talent so I could open my
    own website too?

  11. Gary (The Bobblehead) on August 12th, 2006 11:18 pm

    I think keeping eagles captive is probably not legal by a private citizen………………………….hang on…………….what?
    Oh………………never mind! If they didn’t have some slight ego, they would’ve been business majors, not drama students.

    Great job on the interview! My homeboy Beege is just as funny as usual!

  12. Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration on September 21st, 2006 9:14 am

    Great interview. B.J. is one funny dude…

    Check out the DVD bloopers and watch what happens to Mister Funny when he meets BOB VANCE for the first time…

    Priceless!

    Oh yeah, and B.J., if you should happen to see this, BOB VANCE needs more episodes, IMMEDIATELY, if not sooner.

    Now get back to work!

  13. jonny585 on December 8th, 2006 4:42 am

    jonny791

  14. Lucy16 (Argentina) on January 21st, 2007 10:45 pm

    he’s very talented, i wish that someday i could be a great writer just like him, the thing i love the most about him is that he likes jorge luis borges (one of the greatest writers and storytellers of all times)

  15. Maria on April 16th, 2007 5:54 pm

    OMG! b.j. u r the bomb!!!!! not only do u act awesumly but i cant believe u rote it 2!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Maria on April 16th, 2007 5:56 pm

    B.J u rock and thats that….so good luck with every thing and i no the new episode will be AWESUM!!!!!!!!

  17. Pam on December 7th, 2007 12:56 pm

    BJ has the most awesome eyes ever.

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