KSDK interviews Phyllis Smith

St. Louis station KSDK interviews The Office’s Phyllis Smith about Steve Carell’s departure from the show, the movie ‘Bad Teacher,’ and her time as a Cardinals cheerleader!

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Phyllis Smith in ‘Bad Teacher’

Summary: A foul-mouthed, junior high teacher, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Phyllis Smith

Written by: The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky

Website: Bad Teacher

Release Date: June 24, 2011


Go Phyllis!

Inside ‘The Office’ table read

Variety provides some insight on The Office table read for the season 7 finale, Search Committee.

[Paul] Lieberstein wrote the season finale, and once everyone gathers, two rows deep, around the rectangular conference table, the reading begins. Since “The Office” isn’t filmed in front of a studio audience, this is the best and only opportunity the writers have to hear the episode read from start to finish and gauge how it plays.

Link: ‘Office’ table read

Man gets drunk from hand sanitizer

In The Office Season 3 episode Gay Witch Hunt, Meredith licks some hand sanitizer in hopes of getting a little alcohol buzz.

Sound unrealistic? From the ‘life imitating art’ files:

Doctors said in a letter published Sunday in the Medical Journal of Australia that they were stunned to discover the man had downed six 375-milliliter (12.7-ounce) bottles of hand sanitizer, giving him a blood-alcohol concentration more than five times higher than the legal limit for driving in Australia.

Man gets drunk on hand sanitizer

Girl follows GPS and drives car into water

In The Office Season 4 episode Dunder Mifflin Infinity, Michael drives his car into a lake while blindly following GPS directions.

Sound unrealistic? Read on:

Three young women escaped a sinking SUV after a direction from a rental car GPS unit sent them down a boat launch and into the Mercer Slough early Wednesday.

The driver apparently thought she was on a road while following her GPS unit just after midnight, but she was actually heading down the Sweyolocken boat launch.