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January 18, 2007 by  

The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote

You can’t give me a hard time for serving up a short Office Thursday post, because c’mon, this whole week has been one big Office Thursday, agreed?

Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Office for getting an early pick up from NBC for next season. I don’t think anyone doubted a 4th season, but the early announcement is a sign of respect from NBC. CONGRATS!!!!

On we go…
The onethe only…the ORIGINAL “Office” Chat…
I guess I’ll start off by letting you know that we will in fact we having our weekly LIVE Office chat tonight over at As always, we’ll be gathering around 8pm EST and chat it up throughout the show. I’m looking forward to seeing the regulars tonight, and let’s see if we can’t persuade a few newbies to join us. Click here to set a reminder about tonight’s chat.

Tonight on The Office and BREAKING NEWS…
Oscar Nunez “The Return”: Oscar returns after his 3-month company-paid vacation but is he already reconsidering his future at the office? Meanwhile, the new Devil of Dunder Mifflin, Andy, exploits recent events to inch closer to Michael. Not dawesome, not dawesome at all. On the other side of the office, Jim colludes with Pam and Karen to trick someone in the office—but the target’s not Dwight. And I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we are going to have yet another episode where Jim and Pam don’t talk to each other about what’s going on between them. Prove me wrong Greg Daniels…prove me wrong.

BREAKING NEWS: According to a producer’s cut of the episode will be airing after the episode. YES!! Expect it to be online shortly after the end of the West Coast airing of the show (so around 12:00 AM EST/9:00 PM PST) (thanks to Tori for the tip)

Much more Office Thursday after the jump

I CAN Quit you Yahoo!…
NBC's The Office For the first time, I have decided to NOT watch the preview clips offered up over at Yahoo!. It’s a bold decision on my part. Wait, is bold the right word? Here’s the deal. I usually watch the clips within 30 seconds of them being live. Fast forward to Thursday night and I am completely bummed out when I realize I’ve seen so much of the show already.

Every week it’s the same thing. I declare that I’m dunzo with the Yahoo clips and I won’t watch them again, but I always do. But not this week. I have summoned the will power to skip the clips and be surprised by tonight’s episode. It hasn’t been easy. The sweating, the shakes, the constant pressure from Tanster at to “just go ahead and watch them…you know you want to”. It’s been tough I tell ya. I even found myself at last night at midnight rationalizing that ‘hey, it’s ok to just watch one clip…one clip isn’t going to hurt me…it’s not like I will watch all 3.” I even got as far as clicking on the first clip but I swear on the future relationship of James Halpert & Pamela Beesly that I did NOT watch it. I shut it down, turned off my computer and went to bed. And this my friends, is the life of an Office addict. (Watch the Yahoo! clips from tonight’s episode…or you know, don’t)

From the Desk of Meredith Palmer…
The stars, the glamour, the diamonds. Check out Kate Flannery’s (Meredith) latest blog to get the scoop on the behind the scenes action at The Golden Globes. She also gives us a little hint about tonight’s episode and what Oscar has been up to the past few months. (Kate Flannery’s TV Guide Blog)

The Not-So-Golden Globes…
Golden Globes From the pictures I’ve seen, and the stories I’ve read, it seems that the cast of The Office dealt with the loss of the Golden Globe for Best Comedy much better than us fans did. While we were all pouty and shaking our fists at the Gods, they were living it up and having a blast…a well deserved blast!! According to gossiper Perez Hilton: “The cast of The Office…spent a considerable amount of time on the dance floor, trying to “outdo” each other.” What I would give to have some video of that. Let’s check out some of the pics and videos of the cast from this past week:

The Office Cast and their SwagThe Office Cast Gets their SWAG On: Great pics of Melora, Kate, Brian, Angela, Mindy, Leslie, Phyllis, Jenna and Rashida as they shopped it up in style at the luxury gift suites that are set up in the days leading up to big award shows. Um, if you have anything you don’t want…let me know 😉

The Cast of The Office at the 2007 Golden GlobesThe Cast of The Office at the Golden Globes: Check out these pics of the whole cast walking the red carpet and enjoying themselves at the after parties. It looks like everyone was having so much fun. But maybe none more so that fellow Officianado Ben Affleck! First he married Jennifer Garner, and then he reveals he’s an Office fan – I knew I liked this guy.

John Krasinski & Jenna FischerJenna Fischer & John Krasinski on the Red Carpet: The cutest couple Dundie goes to Jenna and John who walked the red carpet and handled the crazy press together all night. From all accounts, they seem to be having a lot of fun together, and hey this is the most we’ve seen Jim and Pam interact in a LONG time. I’ll take what I can get.

So how was it to date your co-star for one night? Read what Jenna & John had to say.

Lights…Camera…Action – check out these clips of the stars of The Office at the GG’s

John & Jenna eating their cookies on “Ellen” | John & Jenna talk to Melissa Rivers on the TV Guide Channel | Rainn, John & Jenna on E! | Steve & Nancy on the TV Guide Channel

(if you have any more clips, send me the link and I will post them here)

Autism Speaks…
Autism SpeaksMany of you saw the cast sporting little blue puzzle pieces on their tuxes and bags the night of the Globes. Those puzzles pieces represent Autism Speaks, an organization founded by Suzanne and Bob Wright (CEO of NBC Universal).

At Autism Speaks, their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. (Learn more about Autism Speaks and how to get involved here)
Top Secret Spoilers…
The Office SpoilersWhen the cast of The Office leave the confines of Dunder Mifflin they have to know that people will be watching them. The scrutiny might not be that of Brangelina, but Office fans will find you if they want to. And they have. Now, I’m not going to spill any secrets here, but if you want to know WHY the cast has been on location and WHERE they have been, you should read this first hand fan encounter over at Office Tally (um spoiler alert goes without saying, right?). And let me just say that a GMMRer that we all know and love also saw The Office crew at the same location just last night. And no, it wasn’t me…the cast is sadly not filming in Boston.

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)


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

  1. samsmom on January 18th, 2007 11:48 am

    Yay! It’s Thursday. I have been Yahoo clip free for the past few weeks and I love it. It does take A LOT of self control, but the episode is so much better when you haven’t seen some of the funny parts. You should totally have a west coast chat if you are staying up, just saying. Anyhoo…great post again. I love seeing all the info again in one place.

  2. Team Pam A.K.A Stamford Worker on January 18th, 2007 12:09 pm

    If i makes you feel any better GMMR after a few weeks not watching the Yahoo! clips is not that big of a deal…. God i need to watch thoughs clips!!!

  3. Jim Mosby on January 18th, 2007 12:18 pm

    I’m so proud of you 🙂 I knew you could do it 😛 LOL

    Once again, another great T.O.T. post 🙂

  4. Clare on January 18th, 2007 12:35 pm

    Wow GMMR, nice self-control on the Yahoo clips. You too Mosby?? … I watched *hangs head* Looks like a good one (just for something different 😉 ). Awesome Office Thrusday GMMR! Thanks for all the interview links, I always know I’ll find it all here 🙂

  5. mg714 on January 18th, 2007 12:44 pm

    Great news finds as always GMMR! I’m really looking forward to tonight’s ep to see the “fallout” from Dwight quitting. I couldn’t resist the Yahoo clips, though – I don’t have as much restraint as you! 😉 But as always, tonight’s ep looks great!

    I’m excited about the producer’s cut as well – though I’ll have to wait till Monday to catch it as I’ll be without a computer for a few days! Does anyone know how long it will be up on the NBC website?

  6. Jo on January 18th, 2007 12:45 pm

    Hi, My name is Jo and I’m two weeks off of Yahoo preview clips and I’m loving it.

  7. Melody on January 18th, 2007 1:05 pm

    Good job on the yahoo clips! I think it probably gets easier over time to not watch them.

    Can I just say…PRODUCERS CUT!! YES!!!

    Thank you, Office Thursday!

  8. Jacki on January 18th, 2007 1:51 pm

    I, too, have been able to muster the courage and strength to stay away from the Yahoo clips for a while now. It is SO MUCH better that way so be surprised with everything when the full episode airs!

    Good luck making it through the day!

  9. GreenEyes on January 18th, 2007 2:36 pm

    I’m with you, GMMR, no clips for me either! Aside from scavenging around TWoP, here and OT for spoiler tidbits, it’s really so much better seeing the episode as a surprise! Excellent Office Thursday, I always love checking out what you’ve got over here!

  10. tanster on January 18th, 2007 3:10 pm

    C’mon. Go ahead. I know you want to.


  11. Jenafur on January 18th, 2007 4:30 pm

    Yahoo clips were once again irresistable to me! As an alternative, you can always check out ETonline, they have a video of the cast getting a certificate for their SAG nomination! Its not the same, but it may tide you over until tonight!

  12. Jen on January 18th, 2007 4:46 pm

    Office Thursday=God’s gift to the world.

    I can’t wait until tonight! I think the new target may be a Mr. Andy Bernard…we’ll just have to wait and see!

  13. HealthcareHottie on January 18th, 2007 5:21 pm

    I’m impressed with all of you Yahoo clips obstainers (is that even a word??). I couldn’t resist and it looks like it’s going to be a good one.

    Thanks for the great installment of The Office Thursday, I may even be able to get on the chat tonight and I’m looking forward to it.

    I can’t get the Melissa Rivers clip to play, it’s the only interview I haven’t seen, if anyone can help with that, I would be so grateful. All the other interviews were so funny and fantastic.

    Jen, I bet your right about the new prank target, only a few more hours until all will be revealed.

  14. Melody on January 18th, 2007 6:32 pm

    I just got one of your Team Pam shirts in the mail for an early birthday present! Thursdays truly are the best days ever.

  15. Thursday Morning on January 18th, 2007 6:35 pm

    Jay Leno’s Ross the Intern interviews Steve Carell at the beginning…and that almost made me lose it! lol

  16. Kris on January 18th, 2007 7:41 pm

    I, like some others here, have also been off the yahoo clips for a looooong time. They definitely ruined the episode for me and i enjoy being surprised w/ it when it airs. I’ve also stayed away from the deleted scenes on NBC’s website. They’ve been posting so many of those that i feel like there will be nothing left for the dvd. So i’m staying away from those, too.

    However, i am SUPER excited for the Producer’s Cut! Yay!

  17. Mel aka foggymoontour on January 18th, 2007 7:54 pm

    I’m with Kris – in addition to staying away from evil Yahoo, I’ve been saving the deleted scenes for the DVD.

    You know, for some reason Thursdays end up being the worst day of the week for me work-wise, and then I come home to Office Thursday and all the stress and frustration melts away. I love it!

  18. Hill on February 7th, 2007 8:49 pm

    Omg I loooove the office…..Thursday is now my favorite day of the week!

  19. Maria on February 7th, 2007 8:51 pm

    A mi me gusta la office porque es muy interesante. Mi charactor favorita es Pam. Y me gusta el queso.