The Weekend Tally

Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending August 31.


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Tipsters: Mathew, Kitty, Adam, Bree, Delmy, kAt

Jenna Fischer MySpace blog: A Final Message from Rainn Wilson

From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated August 29, 2008:

A Final Message from Rainn Wilson

Dear MySpace community of the late Jenna Fischer

There was an unfortunate end to one half of the ‘JAM’ phenomenon due to the unfortunate box office performance of my new motion picture comedy film, ‘The Rocker’.

Ms Jenna Fischer was buried yesterday after 15 days in my trunk. Dehydration and emotional neglect. No peach smoothie for America’s sweetheart, I’m afraid. You can see actual footage of this event on my (failed) promotional website

As you can see from the videotape cassette, Miss Phyllis Smith has agreed to spend some time in the back seat of my Firebird to help out in my new quest, the pursuit of the coveted ‘Emmy’ award statuette.

Well, the pressure is now off of all of your collective shoulders, but The Rocker, a truly fun, sweet and funny comedy, is still at a theatre near you, entertaining literally hundreds of people across this great nation. Check it out!

That is all.

Rainn Wilson

PS. Jenna Fischer ‘appears’ to be alive and well – having fled her shallow grave. She is, in fact, a member of the undead. She’s a zombie actress. Still sweet as pie.

Happy Birthday, Gene!

Gene Stupnitsky

An Emmy-nominated writer of one of my favorite episodes of The Office Season 4, ‘Dinner Party.’ A rising star, according to Variety. One half of the famous Leo and Gino team, whose one riveting scene on the Season 2 DVD blooper reel isn’t nearly enough screen time. (Thank goodness for the Season 4 DVD!)

Happy Birthday, Gene! As Hunter would sing, “You make everything alright …”

Jenna Fischer talks to E! Online

SPOILER ALERT! Article and subsequent comments may contain spoilers.

E! Online’s Kristin Dos Santos talks to a newly freed Jenna Fischer about ‘The Office’ Season 5:

What … can you tell us about Pam this season?

Well, I think last season was all about Pam being in love and just enjoying that and being content with Jim and now, she still has Jim, but she is growing and getting into something she’s always wanted to do. It’s a big year for Pam.

Link: Jenna’s Free and Dishing on the New Office Season

The Weekend Tally

Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending August 24.

This is a teeny, tiny, Tally.


Tipster: Nick