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The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote (Updated)

November 2, 2006 by  

The Office Thursdays on Give Me My Remote

Since last week we were faced with our first repeat of the season, I thought I could sneak by without an ‘Office Thursday’ post. Yeah, I was wrong. Based on the number of emails I received, I will try to never miss an OT again. So back my popular demand, I give you this week’s installment of ‘Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote’. And since I skipped last week I present you Office Thursday – Supersized!!! (and as always, check back throughout the day for updates)
LIVE ‘Office’ chat tonight at…

The Office Chat LIVEBefore we get started, just a reminder that we will be having our weekly Office chat at tonight. It’s sooo much fun watching the show with all of you each week. If you are watching the East Coast airing of the show, and want to join us, make sure you click the following link to set a reminder. We are usually there around 8pm EST. GiveMeMyRemote’s LIVE Office Chat at

Tonight on A Very Special Episode of The Office…
“Diwali”: Michael suggests that his desk jockeys support Kelly by taking in Indian culture and flavors at the Hindu Festival of Lights celebration. Meanwhile, work becomes a drinking game at the Stamford branch. (GMMR note: Uh oh…that’s all I’m going to say…uh oh)
The Office - DiwaliIf you have any will power at all you will avoid Yahoo TV. They have seven, yes, seven clips from tonight’s show. Per usual, I swore that I wouldn’t watch the clips, be I’ll be damned if I made it about 4 minutes before I was watching (and wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes). Oh this is going to be a good one. (Yahoo TV Clips)

Angela and Kevin - The OfficeTV Guide also has a clip from tonight’s show. It’s VERY similar to one of the Yahoo clips, so if you watch all of those first, you probably don’t need to check this one out. I feel guilty passing these along. If you didn’t know they were there, you wouldn’t be tempted. Sorry. (TV Guide Clip)

Pink the color, pink the person, basically anything that is Mindy Kaling…
Mindy Kaling of The OfficeGuess what? Tonight IS Kelly Kapoor Story Hour! Well, technically it’s only a half hour, but ugh, you know what just, shuutt it. Mindy Kaling (Kelly) wrote this script at the urging of Greg Daniels after he attended a Diwali party Mindy threw for the cast and crew last year. And Office nepotism strikes again when Mindy’s parents show up as Mr. & Mrs. Kapoor – gotta love it! For those of you who have been reading the spoilers, you know there is lot going down in tonight’s episode. TV Guide gets Minday talking about tonight’s ep, and the teases are just plain cruel. Is it 8:30pm yet? (Q&A with Mindy Kaling)

Meredith Sobers up enough to write…
Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery)Kate Flannery (Meredith) is back with the 7th installment of her weekly TV Guide blog. Is Meredith giving up the booze? Why do Office fans scare Kate? And find out where you can see Kate perform with The Lampshades this week!! Leave her comments and show the love.

Lights, Camera, Action…..
Harold RamisRight before the start of the season, I got an anonymous email from someone claiming to have inside scoop on S3 of The Office. Among the supposed spoilers was the news that Harold Ramis, Robby Benson and JJ Abrams would be directing episodes this season. I saw Abrams name and thought, “nah”, these must be foilers. But then, a few weeks later, it was announced that Ramis would indeed be directing this year’s ONE HOUR Christmas episode (yes, I said ONE HOUR), and my mind wandered back to that email. But I still thought…lucky guess?

JJ Abrams/The OfficeThen, just this week, it was revealed that one of my personal TV heroes, JJ Abrams, would in be directing an episode of The Office later this season. JJ Abrams?! The man who brought us Felicity, Alias and Lost is going to be behind the camera on my favorite show?! Amazing!! I’m so excited. All I know is that JJ better have some good Jim/Pam scenes to direct because this guy knows a thing or two about TV super couples. JJ is the guy behind Ben/Felicity/Noel (played by Scott Foley – just a little tidbit that might interest SOME of you), and Sydney/Vaughn. And if we thought Jim and Pam were up against some tough odds, try falling in love while being chased by international terrorists. Roy, Karen and Stamford are a walk in the park in comparison. And the most important aspect of JJ Abrams directing? A guaranteed cameo by Greg Grunberg!!

I don’t want to take credit for JJ’s decision to direct an episode, but let’s face it, we know THIS had to have some impact, right?

Cast of The Office on Lost

Kevin Bacon/The OfficeOh and back to the anonymous email I received. In case there is some truth to it, let it be known that GMMR is the FIRST to break the news that Kevin Bacon will be guest starring and keep your eyes peeled for an Office/House crossover. I know, I know…but the director stuff was real, so you never know.
The Ladies of The Office get glam…
The Ladies of The OfficeThe gorgeous women of Dunder Mifflin were out on the town last night attending the ’06 Women’s Image Network Honors Awards. Check out these smokin’ pics of Jenna, Angela, Kate and Melora. (Images courtesy of Wireimage and Getty Images)

Angela Kinsey (Click to Enlarge) Angela Kinsey plays Angela Martin (Click to Enlarge) Jenna Fischer (Click to Enlarge) Jenna Fischer /Pam Beesly (Click to Enlarge) Kate Flannery (Click to enlarge) Melora Hardin (Click to enlarge) The Office Ladies

Rainn Wilson on life, in Life…
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson was recently interview by Life Magazine. Check out this mini Q&A and get to learn a little more about the man behind Dwight Schurte.

* Weekends are for: – “Lovin”
* Stay in or go out? – “I’m content to be home and watch really good things that TiVo recorded for me. For some reason, it thinks I want to watch Spanish soap operas.
* Favorite outfit? – “Jeans, man sandals, and glasses. I’m too lazy to put in my contacts.”
* Typical workout: – “I can’t answer that because ‘typical’ doesn’t go with ‘workout’ i
you’re talking about me.”
* Brunch item: “Nirvana’s Incesticide, Oh, you said brunch item. I heard grunge item.
A nice fruit bowl made of fruit like you see at cheesy weddings.”
* Music for a Sunday drive: “God Save the Queen by the Sex Pistols.”
* Dinner party conversation: “The crazy stuff I can get my 2 year old kid to do. I
love to wield my fahterly influence for comedy’s sake.”

And Ode to Jim & Pam…
Jim and Pam, The OfficeThe first ever JAM-inspired song has been released. Click here to listen to Prospect Mali’s “Silence”. The first time I heard this song I had NO IDEA that it was inspired by Jim and Pam, and I thought MY GOD I need to send to Jenna Fischer NOW!! But of course, she already knew about it because, well, she’s Jenna Fischer.

SLiTHER on DVD It’s been an Office-filled Halloween week. So why not cap it off with a hella-scary movie, SLiTHER. SLiTHER was written and directed by James Gunn, who many of you know is Jenna Fischer’s husband. Click here to buy SLiTHER on DVD, but prepared to be freaked out – it was scary. Funny…but scary!!

Brian Baumgartner – metrosexual…
I usually like to include a new fanvid near the end of ever Office Thursday post, but today I thought I would server up a little something extra.  Check out this awesome pic of Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) getting a mani while prepping for the Emmys.  How on Earth I hadn’t found this pic is beyond me!  You know I love Kevin (and Brian seems pretty damn cool too).  I love this picture so much because it’s so ANTI-Kevin Malone, although Kev does like the occasional footbath.

Brian Baumgartner, The Office

Show your Dunder Mifflin Pride…
NBC recently released a bunch of NEW Office T-shirts. Click here to head over to to check ’em out. I’m thinking a shirt with JKras’s face on the front might be a bit too much for me (this coming from a girl who is wearing a Flonkerton hoodie to her office today).

And as always, you can find a bunch of “The Office” related tees, mugs, sweatshirts, and more at the Give Me My Remote Online Store


19 Responses to “The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote (Updated)”

  1. Post-it Thief on November 2nd, 2006 12:48 pm

    Oh, Office Thursday, how I missed thee!
    Rainn’s interview really made me laugh.
    And Kevin Bacon? Now that I will really laugh at if it’s true. How cool would that be?

  2. Melody on November 2nd, 2006 12:51 pm

    All hail the return of Office Thursday!!

    And can I just say, “(played by Scott Foley – just a little tidbit that might interest SOME of you)” made me burst out laughing, hysterically.

  3. GMMR on November 2nd, 2006 12:53 pm

    He he…I thought a few of you might like the shout out!!

  4. Angelica on November 2nd, 2006 1:21 pm

    Woo Hoo…Office Thursdays 🙂

  5. Jim Mosby on November 2nd, 2006 1:24 pm

    8 hours until my happy place arrives. well, make that 7.5 as our chat starts then 🙂

    Another good installment of The Office Thursdays! (and yes, I read it all today!!!!!)

    I’m jealous that you can wear a hoodie to work. This shirt/tie stuff sucks! A flonkerton hoodie at that.

    Everyone must buy a flonkerton shirt. I need one soon myself.

  6. Sus on November 2nd, 2006 1:39 pm

    You had me at Scott Foley.


    This has been an awesome summer catching up with every episode of Felicty. Just one season left. 🙁

    I’m really excited for tonight’s episode. Woohoo!

  7. Kimberlee on November 2nd, 2006 1:46 pm

    You just had to post those YT & TV guide clips. *covers eyes*….

  8. tvrocksmysocks on November 2nd, 2006 3:15 pm

    Hurray for Office Thursdays!

    And if Greg Grunberg shows up on The Office, I may die of happiness! I luuuurve him in Heroes! 🙂

  9. Michelle on November 2nd, 2006 3:25 pm

    I’m not surprised JJ is going to do an episode. I could totally see Angela as an Other (and Dwight’s attraction to her). That would answer so many questions. On both shows.

  10. Jessie G on November 2nd, 2006 3:33 pm

    Just an FYI the trailer for Evan Almighty is available on AOL Moviefone. It’s really funny, like everything else Steve does:

  11. GMMR on November 2nd, 2006 4:30 pm

    Thanks for all the comments. I am freakishly sick about having to wait for tonight’s episode.

  12. Jen on November 2nd, 2006 4:51 pm


    Can’t wait for tonight, I want to know what is going to happen with the drinking game, like really badly!

    I am off to listen to the song!

    thanks for the entry! Enjoy Diwali!

  13. Big Tuna on November 2nd, 2006 5:29 pm

    GMMR Office Thursday rocks!!!

  14. Clare on November 2nd, 2006 6:59 pm

    eeeeeek It’s soon. I’m feelin kinda nervous about this episode (just for something different 🙂 ). Supposedly lots goin down tonight. Thanks for all the little Office nuggets GMMR, the trailer for Steve’s new movie looks really funny.

  15. Clare on November 2nd, 2006 7:04 pm

    Oh, I didn’t catch on to the Scott Foley ref the first time ha ha. Would you just die if it turned out Jim had a brother named John? That would be the sweetest and most embarassing shout out all rolled into one!! ha ha

  16. Kris on November 2nd, 2006 8:19 pm

    I’m not too keen on the whole Kevin Bacon making a guest appearance. The show would kind of turn out like all those other sitcoms who would have some huge actor appear, and i like that The Office doesn’t do that. But….an Office/House crossover? This i have to see!

    Anyway, i’m sooooo psyched for tonight’s episode! 4 more hours….well, 3 hr 45 min to go until Diwali!!! Ah! I’m also excited about all this cool news you’ve provided, GMMR! BUT, i refuse to watch those clips 😛 I’m trying to avoid those like the plague! Yay to Office Thursdays!

  17. Mel aka foggy on November 2nd, 2006 8:22 pm

    Ahhh. All is right with the world now that The Office Thursday is back!

  18. Irene on December 17th, 2007 7:00 pm

    does jim die?

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