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The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote (UPDATED)

February 1, 2007 by  

The Cast of The Office

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…

beg.jpgAlrighty 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…
The Office, SA 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…
The Office, Ben Franklin“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. ( clips)

The Office Chat
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 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…
pam-letter.pngThe 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”

Here goes.
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 (Meredith Palmer) on The Office Kate Flannery is back with her latest installment of her 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

Ain’t no party like a Scranton party…
Ed Helms, The Office …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?…
Rashida Jones as Karen on The OfficeAnd 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.

Nice [/Kevin]…
Kevin Malone as played by Brian Baumgartner of The Office 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…
Creed Bratton of The Office 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? recently sat down with the former Grass Roots member so get ready for a fun ride (Interview with Creed Bratton). Thanks to for the tip.

I was in Scottsdale visiting my sister…
Melora Hardin of The Office 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…
Jenna Fischer 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…
James Gunn 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..
John Krasinski, Jim Halpert on The Office 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

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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)

Happy Birthday SeanI 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!!


35 Responses to “The Office Thursday on Give Me My Remote (UPDATED)”

  1. Nicole on February 1st, 2007 12:15 pm

    Wow. Thank you for the link to the JK Hussy vid and thanks to Mozart’s Friend for taking the time to create more than five minutes of deliciousness. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!

  2. sorano916 on February 1st, 2007 12:34 pm

    Aww… GMMR, thanks for the shout out on the fanvid. :o)

  3. Jim Mosby on February 1st, 2007 12:47 pm

    Another great Thursday installment! 🙂 See you all in BuddyTV. Whoo.

    And, happy bird day Sean 🙂

  4. Melody on February 1st, 2007 12:52 pm
  5. Jennifer on February 1st, 2007 12:52 pm

    I always look forward to Office Thursdays at GMMR!!

  6. Clare on February 1st, 2007 1:05 pm

    Woooooweee! Office Thursday! Finally, FINALLY a new episode. Bring it Baby! Ok first off Happy Birthday Sean! Second, thanks much for those video clips, “I let you go” uuuuhhhhh so painful, make it stop Greg Daniels make it stop!! Really glad to see that Andy’s staying, Ed helms is hilarious, and with Crazy!Andy we get to see a little more Mature!Michael. I love Michael when he’s serious, he’s so sensitive and caring. Steve Carell is brilliant. Can’t wait for the big Karen/Pam showdown tonight, I hope Pam is honest. See y’all tonight at the chat!
    And finally SAG awards!!! Way to go m’nerds!!!

  7. Clare on February 1st, 2007 1:07 pm

    oh oh that reminds me Paaaaaackeeeeeer!!! Wow too much sugar!

  8. Sean on February 1st, 2007 1:10 pm

    Thank you! 🙂

  9. CrazyGringa on February 1st, 2007 1:15 pm

    I am so excited for today…not only is a new episode of my very favorite show on today but I was also lucky enough to be able to snatch up some tickets to Paley Fest 2007 in LA in which the whole cast of my very favorite show (minus Steve) will be at. Could today get any better for me???

    And thanks GMMR for all the great Office stuff you always have on your site!

  10. GMMR on February 1st, 2007 1:29 pm

    Crazy Gringa…congrats on your tickets. I’m going to go back to crying in my soup.

  11. Denise (ddker) on February 1st, 2007 1:41 pm

    Yay it’s thursday!! I will be at the chat tonight, but I’m not sure if I’ll be there right away. But I will definitly be there before the show starts!!

  12. CrazyGringa on February 1st, 2007 1:42 pm

    Don’t worry GMMR, I promise to take lots of pictures and post them somewhere (especially some close-ups of Jkras). Let me tell you that me and my friend are soooo excited for this! Even though we have to make a six hour drive to get there. We’re just going to make a weekend out of it!

  13. Angelica on February 1st, 2007 1:48 pm

    Yay for Office Thursday on GMMR! The next best thing the happen to Thursdays since The Office 🙂

  14. LaLa on February 1st, 2007 1:57 pm

    Wait a minute… I thought tickets for the Office Panel at the Paley Festival go on sale February 4th to the general public. Because I tried to buy tickets last Monday on ticket master, but it wouldn’t let me buy without a coupon or a password of some sort.

    So you’re telling me, then, that they lied and it’s already sold out?!?!? Because I was totally planning to go!!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!

  15. CrazyGringa on February 1st, 2007 2:21 pm

    Hi all, I bought the membership so I could get the pre-sale tickets. I checked the Director’s Guild website and their largest auditorium holds 600 people so it’s not that large. That being said, I think they will have some tickets available on Feb 4th for the general public. I called ticketmaster and the guy told me they were sold out for the presale so they might still have some for sale on Sunday. Usually what they do is they reserve a certain number of tickets for presale and then a certain number for general public. So hopefully there will still be some left for you guys.

  16. Team Pam A.K.A Stamford Worker on February 1st, 2007 2:24 pm

    If i had tickets i would give them to you GMMR! But i don’t so i’m going to cry in my mac and cheese. 😉

  17. CrazyGringa on February 1st, 2007 2:31 pm

    I’m with Team Pam. If I had extras I would totally give you one but alas we only bought two…I will try on Sunday too and I promise if I get them, I will sell them to you….

  18. LaLa on February 1st, 2007 2:33 pm

    Ok, that makes me feel better… kind of…

  19. Audge on February 1st, 2007 2:42 pm

    I love your Office Thursday posts! They’re so fun and they bring on the excitement for tonight’s new episode. I’m trying to be good and am avoiding the TV clips.


  20. Brian on February 1st, 2007 2:46 pm

    I read that entire, long, comprehensive Office Thursdays post, and all I can think of right now is “the fight gets heated and end ups in Karen and Pam wrestling naked.”

    The rest is just words, words words.

  21. Elena on February 1st, 2007 3:08 pm

    OMG i love the todd packer scene. that is just priceless. only one thing bugs me about the scene and that’s karen’s “status.”

  22. mg714 on February 1st, 2007 3:18 pm

    Tons of Office news today – thanks, GMMR! I’m excited for the new episode and esp. for the news that Ed Helms is going to be a series regular. I have such a crush on Ed – he’s definitely added a great dynamic to the show (though Andy was a jerk the past couple of eps – can’t wait to see the effects of anger management on him 😉 ).

    Wish I had tickets to go to the Paley Festival as well – actually I’d like to just go to L.A. to get away from this cold and snowy Chicago weather. At least I have the Bears in the Super Bowl to keep me happy! GO BEARS! 🙂

  23. Mel aka foggymoontour on February 1st, 2007 3:21 pm

    Finally! It’s Office Thursday again! I’ve been MIA for about a week with the move, but I’m baaaack. Just in time 🙂

  24. Tori Weber on February 1st, 2007 3:52 pm

    Wow! I didn’t realize Jenna is going to sing in her new movie. Go her!

  25. bassbiz on February 1st, 2007 4:32 pm

    I actually signed up for a membership and was given a password to presale but it looks like they had leaked out presale tickets 3 days earlier than what MTR had originally posted on their website. When I tried to order tixs for the Office, I couldnt even get a single ticket! Theres one ebay auction going on, thats all Ive seen so far, hopefully we’ll all have better luck when tix’s go back on sale again on Sunday via ticketbastard.

  26. Jen on February 1st, 2007 5:07 pm

    I love the hussy video! soooo funnyyy!

  27. Jen on February 1st, 2007 5:19 pm

    I want to see the wedding!!! Jenna said we’d be happy!

  28. CrazyGringa on February 1st, 2007 5:24 pm

    bassbiz, I actually went to ticketmaster on Wednesday and saw that they had posted the presale stuff early but when I tried to buy them, it wouldn’t go through until today so I don’t know if they were really selling stuff early.

    My suggestions for buying tickets (and this is what my friend and I did and were able to get two tickets) is for you guys to have more than one person trying to get the tickets to increase your chances. We were both on our work computers trying to get tickets and it worked.

  29. HealthcareHottie on February 1st, 2007 6:46 pm

    Wow, what a great TOT installment; so much going on. Congrats GMMR on being mentioned in Kate’s blog. Happy B-day Sean. That hussy video was so funny I had to watch it twice. The only thing I kept thinking was that I’ve never seen that footage of JKras with the thick stubble. What is that from and how did I miss it? The TV Guide interview was so relaxed and fun to watch. So much great stuff in one place.

    Good luck trying to get your Paley tickets, I hope you get them. I won’t be on the chat tonight, I have to go to a wedding, which I should be getting dressed for right now. So have fun tonight everyone. I’m spent.

  30. bassbiz on February 1st, 2007 7:02 pm

    thanks, i will try for sure on sunday and work the single ticket plan!

  31. b on February 1st, 2007 7:31 pm

    thanks so much for all your great coverage. i always look forward to the office thursdays but there’s even more goodness than usual this week.
    jenna on the tvguide vid saying we’d be happy about the wedding.
    ed helms sticking around. (and while i love rashida-i’m glad there’s no permanent talk yet of karen sticking around-go jam)
    and last but certainly not least-i am a true jk hussy and that vid just made it even worse:)

  32. samsmom on February 2nd, 2007 11:19 pm

    GMMR…have you tried ebay for Paley tickets? I just looked and there are 2 going for about $200 with 19 bids and 1.5 days left and 2 tickets for $599 buy it now.

  33. bassbiznatch on February 4th, 2007 2:50 pm

    No tix’s on sale with ticketbastard today. I’ve been placing bids on ebay, but I really cant afford to spend more than $250.00 total for 2 tix’s. MTR apparently is getting a crapload of complaints about all the problems with getting presales, soooo they are taking a list of names and their issues, who knows if our memberships will be refunded or if we’re still be able to get tix’s to this event. On the other hand, the price has jumped as high as $1700.00 to buy tix’s on ebay, still no sellers on craigslist. Argggh………

  34. Kristi on February 4th, 2007 7:07 pm

    How do we get our name on that list for MTR? It’s ridiculous to pay $50 for a membership and then get nothing out of it 🙁 Then have to pay an extra $300 to attend (I know that part isn’t their fault…)

  35. bassbiz on February 4th, 2007 11:09 pm

    I believe the email address is I spoke to someone at MTR direct and she told me I should email that address and specifically address the issues, I really doubt that they will be giving refunds for the membership, because that was also done through ticketmaster and I cant imagine ticketmaster wanting to go through that hassle. Anyway, I’d definetly shoot them off an email, it’s worth a try.