THE OFFICE Thursday on Give Me My Remote
May 10, 2007 by Kath Skerry
Is anyone else really nervous about tonight? An episode of THE OFFICE shouldn’t have me popping Tums this early in the morning. But I’ve seen the promos and I’ve been reading all the spoilers (or foilers) that have been floating around this things called the world wide web, and I’m nervous, anxious and on the verge of being scared. Lord, beer me strength to make it to the finale. I trust the writers, I trust the writers – it’s been my mantra all season and I can’t give up on them yet.
IMPORTANT! Out of respect for spoiler-phobes, if you are going to leave a comment about tonight’s episode or any of the speculation/spoilers you’ve heard this week about the season finale of The Office, PLEASE make sure you start your comment with “SPOILER ALERT”. This way those who don’t want to know anything can just skip over your comments. I’m going to be monitoring the comment as best as I can but if you could do this for me it would be a big help.
You Know Your Stuff…
Last week we had a little Office trivia contest here on Give Me My Remote. I selected a winner at random from all the correct entries, and I’m happy to report that Jessica was the big winner. Jessica can choose anything from the GMMR store. Thanks to everyone for playing. The trivia contest got such a good response we might bring it back soon.
Monday is the big day! That’s when we will find out whether or not NBC has decided to extend The Office to one hour each week. We will also find out if the show will remain at 8:30pm or move to the rumored 9pm timeslot. I was lucky enough to score an invite to NBC’s Upfronts presentation, so I will be there live when the news is announced. The second I can make my way to a computer I will be sure to share the scoop with all of you. It should be fun. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to see the cast, and if I do I’ll send them your love
LIVE Office Chat TONIGHT…
We are getting down to the wire. I hope you are all ready for what I am expecting to be a pretty lively Office chat tonight. You know the drill by now. We all meet up over at BuddyTV around 8pm and watch the show together. I hope you can make it. Bring a friend, all are welcome! Click here to set a reminder for the Office chat.
Tonight on The Office…
“Beach Games” – Supersized (special time: 8:42pm ES)
Michael’s under consideration for a corporate position. To find his successor, he takes the team to the beach and puts them through a series of grueling games. It’s Survivor: Dunder-Mifflin — outwit, outplay, outlast.
I’ve watched the promos for tonight’s episode (oh about 50 times) and let me just say this – if the NBC promo monkeys are screwing with us I’m seriously going to kick some ass. You can’t toy with our emotions…not after everything we’ve been through since ‘Casino Night’. Here’s to hoping they aren’t just screwing with us – please.
- Watch a promo for Beach Games
- Watch 2 clips from tonight’s episode (Yahoo!)
- Check out photos from tonight episode (Just Jared)
From the desk of Meredith Palmer…
Kate Flannery is back and this week she gives us a little insight on what it was like to shoot tonight’s episode “Beach Games”. From the perils of being on location to working again with director Harold Ramis, we get a look behind the curtain. Kate also gives us the scoop on her recent trip to the Kentucky Derby – oh to be a celebrity. Leave Kate a comment – I know she reads them. (Kate’s Blog)
More Office Thursday after the jump…
Let’s Hear it for the Accountants…
This week we get to hear what the Dunder Mifflin Accounting Department has to say about life outside of Dunder Mifflin, what we can expect from the season finale, news on office romances, and other projects they are working on these days. So check out these great interviews with Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, and Angela Kinsey.
- Oscar Nunez “Accounts” for The Office’s Success
- IGN Interview with Brian Baumgartner
- Angela & Brian talk with Hollywood.com (VIDEO)
The Office and Terrorism??…
The Office got a little shout out on THE DAILY SHOW last night. It was a small moment but very funny. At least we know that Jon Stewart is a JAM Shipper. If you missed it, you can watch the clip here. Anyone else hoping that Steve or Ed can find some time during their hiatus to make an appearance on their old stomping grounds? Yeah, I know…dream on.
Early Morning/Late Night Chit Chat…
We’ve got some talk show appearances to tell you about. On the morning on Tuesday, May 15th the cast of The Office will be appearing on THE TODAY SHOW. I’m waiting on confirmation as to whether or not it will be a live or taped appearance. Since they are all in town for the Upfronts, I’m assuming it’s live. But before I get up at the crack of dawn to get down there I want to be sure. And later that night, Jenna Fischer will be the guest on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN. Expect her to be adorable and not tell us anything about the season finale…HA
Movie News & a Special Honor for John Krasinski…
Things have been relatively quiet on the JKras front these days. The filming of “Leatherheads” kept him from an appearance of his new movie “Shrek 3” (in theaters May 18th). But we can expect to see a lot more of John in the new few months with the premiere of “License to Wed” (in theaters July 4th). I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of my #1 TV boyfriend on Monday at the Upfronts. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. For now, check out this lankily (yes, it’s a new word) adorable pic of John as he waves hello to fans on the set of “Leatherheads”. Thanks to the ladies at PopSugar for this one.
Mr. Krasinski received a very special honor this week – one he should be extremely proud of. John was named to Pajiba’s 10 Sexiest People – The Celebrities You’d Most Like to Bang. Somewhere across on the other side of Newton, his mom is so proud. Yes, John is in good company as other celebs honored include Jon Stewart, Paul Rudd, Ryan Gosling and Nathan Fillion. Not bad company. JKras.
SPOILER ALERT – Two Endings for The Office…
Kristin Veitch is reporting that The Office has shot two endings. The version to air for the May 17th finale will supposedly be determined by whether of not Fox picks up Rashida Jones new show “The Rules of Starting Over”. Kristin has also been told that in one of the versions of the finale, Jim and Pam are together…the other, well Karen is still around. So let’s hear it – what do you think of the idea of two finales? Are you ready to see Jim and Karen make a solid go at their relationship or are you ready for Jim and Pam to finally be together. Remember to put SPOILER ALERT before you comments.
The Office Video of the Week…
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