The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote (UPDATED)
February 1, 2007 by Kath Skerry
For the love of Jim Halpert, it seems like it’s been forever since we’ve have a new episode of The Office. Yeah, I know, it hasn’t been that long, but it feels that way, right? We’ve got a whole bunch of Office gossip today! This took me forever to pull together, but it’s Thursday…and it’s The Office…and it’s done from love. As always, check this post throughout the day as I’ll be updating it with new stuff if it comes my way.
Get Ready for Some Serious Groveling…
Alrighty then, before we get started I have a HUGE request. Give me a minute to get down on my hands and knees to start begging. Depsite being a paying member of the Museum Television and Radio organization, I was shut out of getting tickets to The Office panel at the upcoming Paley Festival. I was planning on meeting Tanster from Office Tally, as well as Officeianados Tori and Wendy in LA just for the event. If for some reason YOU got tickets and are interested in selling them, PLEASE PLEASE let me know. And if you are an Office cast member with some tickets to spare I would love you forever if you felt like giving some away.
(Also looking for tickets to the HEROES panel and the UGLY BETTY panel, but I think you know what my top priority is)
You Have Won a Tiny Dundie…
As I’m sure you all know by now, this past week The Office took home the
Dundie SAG award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The SAG award might not hold the same prestige as the Emmy, but it’s my favorite as it honors the entire cast. The Office is at its best when all of the cast members get to show their stuff so it was such a thrill to see them all on stage. If you want to relive the night then GMMR has got you covered. (The Office SAG award coverage – pics and video)
Go behind the scenes with John, Jenna, BJ, Rainn and Leslie in a new post-SAG interview on TV Guide. (SPOILER ALERT…and let me just say SQUEE)
Tonight on The Office…
“Ben Franklin” (8:30 pm EST)
Todd Packer is back (YAY), and being the fool that he is, he encourages Michael to bring two “adult” performers into the office — a stripper and Ben Franklin — in honor of Phyllis’s wedding shower. Meanwhile Karen confronts Pam about her past with Jim. Rumor has it that the fight gets heated and ends up with Karen and Pam wrestling naked (and that, my friends, was my attempt at trying to bring in more viewers.) Four clips have been released for tonight’s show, and yes, I watched them. I know I said I wasn’t going to anymore, but cut me some slack, it’s been 2 weeks since a new ep and I needed a fix. (TV.com clips)
LIVE Office Chat TONIGHT…
How I’ve missed you all. Tonight we will be chatting up before, during and after the show at our weekly Office chat over at BuddyTV.com. We usually get started around 8pm/EST so make sure you swing by and say hi. Stop by once and you’ll never be able to watch the show without your online friends again. Click here to set a reminder for the Office chat.
Dear Pam Beesly…
The Baltimore Sun send a letter to Pam asking her the questions that we all want answers to:
To: Pam Beesly
From: Not Jim Halpert
Subject: NBC’s “The Office”
I’m just going to throw this out there, Pam.
I know your life is complicated. You didn’t marry Roy. You still like Jim. Who doesn’t like Jim? I’m even starting to like Roy. Your ex-fiance has cleaned up his act this season.
Question: Will you go back to him? Or, finally, will you profess your love for Jim? Will Jim finally shed what’s-her-name? What is her name? Karen? The new cookie? (continue reading)
More Office Thursday after the jump…
From the Desk of Meredith Palmer…
Kate Flannery is back with her latest installment of her TVGuide.com blog. Get the real story on what it’s like to be the big winners at one of these award shows. From being on stage with the cast of Mary Tyler Moore, to dancing the night away with the stars of Grey’s Anatomy, Kate’s spilling it all. She also gives us a little look at tonight’s episode. Meredith gets to do what we’ve all wanted to do for some time now…scream at Angela! And finally, a special thanks to Kate for giving little ‘ol GMMR a shout out on TV Guide. That was VERY cool. (Kate’s TV Guide Blog)
And for more on how Kate’s life has changed since joining The Office, click here to read a great interview with her from Philly.com.
Ain’t no party like a Scranton party…
…and the Scranton party won’t be stopping anytime soon for Ed Helms who has just been added to the cast of The Office as a series regular!!! I’m a huge fan of Ed and Andy (well before he went all psycho on us) so I’m beyond thrilled at this news. Ed might be MIA for the show this month as Andy is off in ‘anger management’ training, but it’s good to know he will be back. (Variety). And if you missed it, MeeVee just posted a new interview with Ed Helms - check it out.
Do you still have feelings for her?…
And as for Andy’s Stamford co-worker Karen? Well Rashida Jones is still listed as a recurring character but has not yet been picked up as a series regular. I love Rashida, but forgive me for getting giddy at the implication that Karen might not be long for Dunder Mifflin, Scranton. But again, if she does stick around, there’s this hot guy in the warehouse I’d love to set her up with.
I think you all know by now how much I love me some Kevin Malone. Any time he is on screen I am reduced to tears…Kevin is so funny is the most subtle of ways. A few weeks ago, TV Guide talked with Brian Baumgartner and got the goods on Kevin’s life. Will we hear from Scrantonicity again? Where has Stacy been? What is Brian’s favorite episode? (Brian Baumgartner in TV Guide)
Ditto that my brother…
You never know what you’re going to get when Creed Bratton sits down for an interview. Will it be Creed Bratton star of The Office, or Creed Bratton the guy from The Office? And really, is there any difference? HollywoodPressTV.com recently sat down with the former Grass Roots member so get ready for a fun ride (Interview with Creed Bratton). Thanks to OfficeTally.com for the tip.
I was in Scottsdale visiting my sister…
Liar, liar. You weren’t in Scottsdale, you were sitting down for an interview with MeeVee. Melora Hardin gives us the scoop on why she thinks Jan is with Michael and what’s next for the “power couple” now that they are officially dating. Oh and is Jan partial to Jim with Pam or Karen? Read and find out. (Melora Hardin Interview)
Walk this way…
We’ve got some fantastic news to share on the movie front. The fabulous Jenna Fischer has signed on to star opposite the brilliant John C. Reilly in Walk Hard, a comedy in which Jenna will play Darlene, a June Carter Cash-like love interest for fictional troubled music legend Dewey Cox (Reilly). And get ready for the cuteness because Jenna will be singing some tunes in this new film. This isn’t the first time that Fischer and Reilly have worked together. They’ll be seen in the new flick Quebec being released later this year. (Variety)
Keeping it in the Family…
Let’s face it…Jenna Fischer’s husband, James Gunn, is like an honorary member of The Office family. Ok so he might be the funny and foul mouthed uncle but that’s why we secretly hope to be seated next to him at the dinner table. When good things happen to one of the fam, we need to share. Rotten Tomatoes just announced that James’ movie, SLiTHER was the 8th best reviewed film of 2006. Woo Hoo!! (SLiTHER on Rotten Tomatoes)
Previously on Varsity Blues..
There are two new videos to share with you this week. The first was created for all the JK Hussies out there. Actually, it was created for all the men that want to learn how to get the attention of a JK Hussy. (JK Hussy Tribute by Mozart’s Friend)
This second video broke my heart. You gotta love a well put together fanvid that uses just the rights clips, to the perfect song. I triple dog dare you not to get a little weepy at this one.
“I Let You Go” by Sorano916
Love The Office…Wear The Office…
Weekly pimpage alert – Make sure you check out the all The Office inspired stuff within the GMMR Online Store. We are always adding new items such as magnets, stickers, mugs, etc so check it out. (The Office t-shirts and more at the GMMR store)
I just wanted to send a special GMMR Happy Birthday goes out to super Office fan Sean. A very cool guy that obviously has awesome taste in TV. Hope you have a great birthday today, buddy!!
I snagged some icons from the various Office fans over at Live Journal. Other photos courtesy of NBC Universal. Thanks to all!!
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