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Jenna Fischer Rocks!

November 10, 2006 by  

Jenna FischerIf you’ve read more than one word on Give Me My Remote, then you know that my love for all things The Office knows no bounds. The episodes, the writers, the cast, John the prop guy, Andrew (the cute guy in the Red Sox hat) – yes I love anything and everything having to do with this show. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that I was going to be in the same room as Fancy New Beesly herself, Jenna Fischer!!!

Yesterday morning, I had the opportunity to attend the taping of The Rachel Ray Show where Jenna was the celebrity guest. Fellow GMMRer, Geek Cheek, and I met up at the studio around 8:45am and were quickly ushered inside as we were on the VIP list (yeah, that’s how I roll). As it turns out, VIP status meant nothing other than walking into the studio early. There was quite a buzz in the holding room where the audience sits prior to entering the actual sound stage. Seems that these people were really excited to see Rachel Ray. Um, hello…did they NOT know that Jenna Fischer was there?!

RC SmithOnce in the studio, we were whipped into a frenzy by the the audience warm up guy, RC Smith (who I promised a big shout out on GMMR since he plugged my site about 100 times to the Rachel Ray audience – thanks buddy). RC was funny guy with fab hair who kept us entertained and clapping throughout the morning. RC was giving us some info about the day’s taping and at one point both Geek Cheek and I thought he said something about today’s celeb guest not being able to make it. Needless to say I was devastated. I figured this was my one shot at meeting Jenna (well until NBC lets GMMR do a set visit…I mean if they let those Netscape guys in and Boaz you would think I could get a shot, right?). Anyway, as it turned out, Jenna was just running late but she would be there. Phew!

Rachel Ray, who might be one of the most adorable chicks on the planet, did some cute segments and then….Jenna!! Yay!! Ms. Fischer strutted out looking smokin’ hot carrying the Cupcake Courier!! Of course. Actually Geek Cheek and I were hoping she would bring it. Jenna and Rachel chatted for a few about cupcakes, and when Jim and Pam would just get it on on the Xerox machine (Rachel’s request not mine…although I do concur). Once they were done chatting, we were informed that Jenna would be sticking around for a cooking segment. Double yay!! More Jenna!!

So in between segments there was a little downtime. RC had mentioned a few times throughout the morning that there was a big group from St. Louis. Being the dork that I am, I called him over to let him know that Jenna was from St. Louis too. Jenna being Jenna got super excited and rushed over to the group to talk about the schools she went to, and where her sister taught, etc. Too cute!

OK, so here’s where it gets good (and let me just say that if you are still reading this, you must really love me because I am babbling right now). Since I was kind of in a giddy haze, Geek Cheek was kind enough to recap:

GMMR: Jenna!!
[She looked toward us]
Geek Cheek: Jenna, it’s Kath from
Jenna: What?
Geek Cheek: Kath, from Give Me My
Jenna: Oh my god, are you serious?
Jenna: Oh my god, I have to talk to her. [to the audience] She has this amazing website and is one of the biggest Office supporters. Did you come here for me?
GMMR: Yes!
Jenna: Oh my, you are awesome. That is so great.

So now I’m really dorking out. Jenna Fischer said hi. It’s at times like these when I wish there was a device that could zap me and remind me that I am a 30 year old professional woman…because really I felt like a teeny bopper. So that was it…my day was made. Life was good.

But then….oh yeah, there is a “but then”. After her cooking segment, the audience was clapping Jenna off, when I saw her coming into the audience and heading straight for me!! After we exchanged a quick hug, she said some really sweet things about and our support of the show. I’m not really sure what I was saying to her because my mind was definitely thinking “wow…I’m talking to Jenna Fischer” and “damn, she’s got great skin”, and in my subconscious I was probably also thinking “this woman has kissed John Krasinski”. It wasn’t a conscious thought but I’m sure it led to my inability to remember the moment. I know I said something about the incredibly nice note I received from her husband (James Gunn) along with the Troma DVD I won in his giveaway. Jenna mentioned that she goes to GMMR to get information about the show because we have it before she does most of the time. She specifically mentioned the video I posted from her and John’s DVD signing in NYC. Well as luck would have it, it was Geek Cheek that sent that video to me as she was there. Weird, right? Oh, and I most definitely took that moment to introduce Geek Cheek to Jenna and called her Fancy New Beesly (what is wrong with me?…LOL).

Jenna had to run, as she had some more press to do before she got glammed up for Letterman. I was super bummed that I didn’t get a picture with her, but I’m sure you all believe my story – even without photographic evidence.

Jenna left…Geek Cheek and I geeked out some more, and then it was time to go. Not a bad day….

A special THANK YOU goes out to Wendy for hooking us up with the tickets to the show – I owe you one. And to Geek Cheek (whom I just met yesterday), I hope to see you again sometime soon. Until then, I’ll be chatting it up with you online. To the people in the RR audience who were kind enough to send me emails this morning…THANKS!! And to Jenna…for being Jenna!! She was EXACTLY as how I imagined she would be – which was pretty damn cool.

And that concludes my novel for today!!

P.S. I will be sure to let you all know when Jenna’s appearance on The Rachel Ray Show will be on. It’s going to be sometime over the next two week.


53 Responses to “Jenna Fischer Rocks!”

  1. Whirl on November 10th, 2006 2:01 pm

    So fracking excited for you! That must have been amazing! How great is it that you love this show, put so much work in (because you do) and you get some love back from Fancy New Beesly!

    You’ll get that onset visit for sure, I have no doubt.

    Now I have to go tell people this, and pass on the GMMR and Jenna love. I feel cool by association 😉

  2. duckyxdale on November 10th, 2006 2:12 pm


  3. Cara J on November 10th, 2006 2:12 pm

    Very stoked for you

  4. jenny on November 10th, 2006 2:13 pm

    So cool!!!!! I am so excited about that and I wasn’t even there. Isn’t it great that our little show has the best actors working on it? Jenna always says she’s so lucky to be where she is now, but we’re just as lucky to have her.

    Blech. Was that sappy enough? Sorry about that.

  5. Amanda on November 10th, 2006 2:20 pm

    Yay! How cool that you got to meet Jenna, and I’m not at all surprised that she was so nice and gracious. She seems like an awesome girl. I’m glad you had fun!

    And yes, please do let us know if you hear anything about when her Rachael Ray show will be on the air…I’ve been wondering about that and scowering the show’s website, but I couldn’t find anything, and I can’t wait to see it!

    Jenna was adorable on Letterman!

    Congrats on meeting one of the coolest girls in showbiz!

  6. Clare on November 10th, 2006 2:22 pm

    Holy Mother of God GMMR what a great day!! That sounds really exciting! Jenna looked smokin’ on Letterman last night and your pics are great thanks for sharing. I’d like to take this opportunity to register my Yay vote for the xerox machine idea!

  7. Angie on November 10th, 2006 2:26 pm

    Awesome GMMR!! That was a great read!! I am so glad that you got to meet her and she was excited to meet you. I know you will be on cloud 9 for a long time! I second the vote for the xerox machine!

  8. Stephanie on November 10th, 2006 2:28 pm

    Congrats to you!! Enjoyed reading your recap!

  9. Paula on November 10th, 2006 2:29 pm

    That is so awesome!! Man, Wendy is the bomb! Isn’t she the one who hooked up David Denman with the World Cup soccer tickets, too? I apparently need to become closer friends with Wendy. But, I digress…. I’m so happy for you. Congrat’s! Next time ask for a phone number so you can call her and hang out, you’ll be much calmer since you got this initial star-struck meeting out of the way.

  10. Paula on November 10th, 2006 2:32 pm

    Oh yeah, I’m all in favor of the Xerox copier locale for Jim and Pam’s long-awaited love romp.

  11. Jess on November 10th, 2006 2:40 pm

    So great, so happy for you, blah, blah, blah…you’re telling me you talked to Jenna and the words “John Krasinski” did not come out of your mouth??? I don’t know what you’ve done with Kath but you are clearly an imposter.

  12. Deb on November 10th, 2006 3:00 pm

    Nice work Kath!!!!!!!! How psyched are you?? : ) Was RR nice? I’ve heard awful things about her from FN people…thoughts?

  13. Leigh Ann on November 10th, 2006 3:04 pm

    Oh, sooo excited for you!!!!!

    Thank you for letting us regular ol’ Office fans live vicariously through you!!!!

  14. Julie on November 10th, 2006 3:17 pm

    That is crazy awesome. I’m so happy for you! Jenna is amazing and it rocks that she recognizes the greatness that is GMMR.

  15. carly on November 10th, 2006 3:25 pm

    “and in my subconscious I was probably also thinking “this woman has kissed John Krasinski”.”

    Lol, that’s so awesome! I’m so happy for you because you definitely deserve it! Congrats on your wicked wonderful day!!!

  16. Brad on November 10th, 2006 3:25 pm

    So good for you, GMMR! What a wonderful opportunity! I get the feeling from your encounter that if Jenna or any other members of The Office cast were to meet fans from MySpace or here or Office Tally, etc., that they’d be thrilled about that, too. Thanks for letting us live through you–what a great day!!

  17. witchoo on November 10th, 2006 3:27 pm

    Congrats Kath! Jenna’s so awesome and I’m sure you only said smart and witty things during your haze 🙂

  18. Natalie on November 10th, 2006 3:54 pm

    Superfantastical! I’m so excited for you – that’s terrific to get such warm recognition from Fancy New Beesly!

  19. kimberlee on November 10th, 2006 4:01 pm

    I just KNEW that she’d want to meet you!! LOL @ the John K. thought. That’s great!

    Too bad about the lack of photographic evidence, though.

  20. Jo on November 10th, 2006 4:01 pm

    “remind me that I am a 30 year old professional woman…because really I felt like a teeny bopper.” HEEE

    what a great day!

  21. duckyxdale on November 10th, 2006 4:06 pm

    I’m still rolling over the fact that you actually called her Fancy New Beesly. You know she loved it even if you did have this psychotic “you’ve kissed my boyfriend, prepare to die” look in your eyes!

  22. James on November 10th, 2006 4:12 pm

    Holy schnikeys. That must have been ridiculous. I’m surprised you remembered as much as you did — I would have been utterly stupefied.

    Way to go, Kath!

  23. James T. on November 10th, 2006 4:33 pm

    You are so incredibly lucky that you got to meet her.

  24. mg714 on November 10th, 2006 4:36 pm

    GMMR – that is so great! Is Jenna the first Office castmember you’ve met in person?

    I’m so glad to hear that Jenna is as genuine and sweet in person as she seems to be. I’m sure the only thing that would have made meeting her even better was if she promised to hook you up with J.Kras! 🙂

  25. Post-it Thief on November 10th, 2006 4:56 pm

    Frak, I’m jealous! I know you put so much into this website, so you deserve a reward like that. I also love Rachel Ray-did you get to meet her too?

  26. Melody on November 10th, 2006 5:17 pm

    That’s awesome! It’s great that you got to meet her, because you certainly deserve it.

    I don’t think I will ever get over how great the people of this show are to the fans.

  27. tvgirl13 on November 10th, 2006 5:19 pm

    Yeah Kath, that’s awesome!! Only slightly less awesome is that I can finally access your site again. Yay!

  28. Angelica on November 10th, 2006 5:53 pm

    That’s awesome, GMMR! And you were just saying you think you are destined to never meet anyone from The Office cast! Yay for being wrong 😉

  29. Crystal on November 10th, 2006 6:10 pm

    Your story is very well written and funny! I am so HAPPY for you – you deserved a great awesome Jenna meeting. And could she be any cooler? No, she could not! Congrats again!

  30. Wendy on November 10th, 2006 6:49 pm

    Sorry you and I didn’t get to meet this time, but I am SO happy for you! You deserve it for all you do for the show and for us fans, so you owe me nothing. Thanks to you and OfficeTally, I’ve met some amazing fellow fans I’ve become buddies with and I count you as one of them. Now if only we could get you out here for Golden Globes and score some after-party tickets. Hmmm….. 🙂

  31. Jim Mosby on November 10th, 2006 7:38 pm

    i’ve said it about a million times since yesterday, I’m jealous 🙂 That is so cool, and heck, you’ve earned that. You’ve done so much for the show and the rest of us office-geeks.

  32. GeekCheek on November 10th, 2006 8:15 pm

    RR also suggested that they get it on in the supply closet. It was so much fun!! I’m so glad that you invited me to come along!! And even more glad that I helped score you some face time with Jenna.

  33. Denise (ddker) on November 10th, 2006 8:41 pm

    Just like everyone else has said, I’m very excited for you and a wee bit jealous. Maybe someday I’ll get my chance. Although the fact that I’m far away from NYC and LA, my chances are slim.

  34. Rae on November 10th, 2006 9:00 pm

    Aww! That’s great, Kath! I love it that some comes here to get the latest news because you always have it before her.

  35. rar728 on November 10th, 2006 9:53 pm

    That’s so cool! Congrats, Kath!

  36. Michelle on November 10th, 2006 11:03 pm

    Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your story of meeting Jenna. We’re not jealous or anything 😉

  37. Mel aka foggy on November 10th, 2006 11:54 pm

    I’m green with envy and therefore also whorish.

  38. neptune1 on November 11th, 2006 4:16 am

    Congrats Kath! I’m so happy for you that you got to meet Jenna and that she was so appreciative of your work. And don’t worry about “Fancy New Beesly,” I’m impressed you kept it together so well. Thanks for sharing with us!

  39. Boof on November 12th, 2006 11:23 pm

    Kath!!! Just now got around to reading the details! Soooo jealous and so happy for you! I’m really glad she knew who you were and knew your site (of course she did!!) Seriously, the girlcrush on JF keeps growing!!

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  41. Give Me My Remote » So I Just Got Off the Phone with John Krasinski…. on November 17th, 2006 2:32 am

    […] Did that come off casual enough, because that’s what I’m going for!! I’m kind of freaking out right now…what a thrill!! Sometimes it doesn’t suck to be a TV blogger.  Especially when you get to talk to one of your favorite actors, on a random Thursday night, just as you are watching him on TV.  Well that’s exactly what happened tonight when I got to chat briefly with John Krasinski of The Office. Now any loyal GMMR reader knows that John is my  #1 TV boyfriend and I love him dearly with all my heart. But in all honestly, I really do believe that he is an amazingly talented actor who is on the verge on blowing up and taking over Hollywood. John is such an important part of why The Office is my favorite show, and why the show is receiving the attention and accolades it so richly deserves. Ok, ok, enough gushing on to the details. Actually, wait,  before I go any further, I have to give the world’s BIGGEST shout out to my friend Lauren (aka Geek Cheek/Blondesheep) for making this all happen.  As some of you might now, Lauren came along with me last week to The Rachel Ray Show, and if it wasn’t for Lauren I would have never met Jenna Fischer.  She was the one that told Jenna I was in the audience which prompted Jenna to come over and chat.  And now exactly one week later, Lauren comes through again, but this time she’s hooking me up with JKras.  I owe you…so big!! Last Thursday Pam, this Thursday Jim..yeah, it’s been a good week. Lauren was kind of enough to set the scene for us.  Here’s her recap of what went down… Lauren was attending JEST FEST ‘06 in NYC during which John was doing a reading from David Foster Wallace’s work. […]

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  43. Kelly on December 11th, 2006 4:50 pm

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