Got questions for story editor Dennis Fletcher?

UPDATE: Dennis wanted to answer Jessie’s question right away.

In the past week, you may have seen Dennis Fletcher join The Office Twitter scene. Dennis is a story editor for The Office (soon to be executive story editor), loves insider scoop, and isn’t afraid to share!

Dennis has offered a very frank and candid Q&A about the season as a whole, so have at it, Tallyheads — ask him your most hard hitting questions.

Post your question for Dennis in a comment below by end of day Monday, March 26, 11pm PT.



  1. Is there any possibilty that David Wallace will be brought back next year? He is so much better that either Robert California or Nellie. They are awful!

  2. This season of the Office have been great and underrated. I have a quick questions: How will you adjust to the Office season 9 if Mindy and Rainn leave?

  3. A lot of the objections to Nellie that I see now, seem to echo how I felt about Michael Scott in the earlier seasons. Was that your purpose? And do you think the show can risk inserting a controversial new protagonist at this point in the series?

  4. The choice that was made, of making Andy the new regional manager, affected the entire season’s storyline? I mean, if you guys had selected other person to be the manager, the season would have been different?

    Also, why not making references of Michael Scott once in a while? I mean, I think the only reference of him in this season was in the season premiere, where Pam makes a joke about her baby being named Michael Scott. Is this something you guys discuss? Do you think that now, with michael scott gone, referencing him so much, would bring a bad impression in some way? And what are the chances of him coming back, for the last couple of episodes, or even the series finale?

    For us fans, it would be amazing.

  5. It’s been said that the question of whether or not Dwight is the father of Angela’s baby will be answered. Will we ever see Angela and Dwight back together? They are soulmates and belong with one another.

  6. This is amazing! I LOVE Dennis Fletcher! He’s my new favourite Twitter follow. But I’m more interested in whether he’ll get to write an episode next year, and whether he thinks something will happen with him and Carrie ;)

    [ from tanster: dennis wanted to answer jessie’s question right away. here it is. ]

    “Thank you Jessie, I appreciate the question very much. First of all yes, indeed I will be writing my very own Office episode next year when I am the executive story editor, and I am very much looking forward to it as I have about a million hilarious ideas, many of them involving Jim and Dwight.

    As for my personal life, unfortunately I do not comment on that, nice try. The main thing I have to say is the incredible amount of respect I have for Carrie Kemper as a person and as a writer. Not too many people balance class and comedy skill the way Carrie Kemper does, if ever, and Carrie if you are reading this I am sure you will agree. There is something about her that I really do appreciate, it is hard to put into words even if you are a writer you will get tongue tied, it’s funny. First and foremost I believe Carrie Kemper should be happy, because she is an awesome writer and classy person who deserves only the best in life. She should definitely be with someone who takes her places, like Santa Monica, and rides on the ferris wheel with ice cream cones laughing and never just says let’s stay home and watch whatever is on cable. That is something I always understand and I find it odd quite frankly if anyone forgot even for a second. Carrie Kemper is a really incredible person and it is an honor to be in the writers’ room with her, and I believe we are indeed on quite the same wavelength it is almost eerie. Did you know that she is the sister of Erin [Ellie Kemper], no joke, who is a pretty [extremely] amazing actress ,and that is how I feel about Carrie Kemper as a writer, in that she is a pretty [extremely] great writer. There are many other good writers on staff too as well such as Emily [Amelie Gillette? –Tanster] and Warren and so forth, my what a talented group.”

    [ from tanster: you’re right, dennis, amelie gillette ]

  7. The Florida arc was very funny and it was a great way to highlight Jim and Dwight. I miss having Jim,Pam and Dwight more in the forefront of the stories. Are there any plans for more of them? Quick plea for more JAM in general please.

  8. The balloon cold open was fantastic and reminded me of “American Beauty”. How was that scene like to shoot?

  9. As it is frank, I hope you will answer this honestly:
    What is the reason for the lack of continuity in various characters? Why have certain changed so much to almost unrealistic levels? For example, Kevin used to be a little slow but now he is a complete idiot who thinks that trees have sex, yet he works as an accountant.

  10. Why have there been no full-hour episodes this season? I believe it’s the first season with no one hour episode since the second season. Was this planned or did you guys not have a plot that could fill a full-hour?

  11. What is next for Erin and Andy? Should we expect storms or will it be smooth sailing until the end?

  12. First of all, thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, I’m sure all us Tallyheads appreciate it

    I have a few questions

    1) Do you foresee any growth in Jim’s character? I feel like in the past few seasons, he’s stagnated, and I feel like putting him in a manager’s role might be the push he needs. Has this been considered already?

    2) I think we all agree that the Tallahassee arc was The Office firing on all cylinders. Do you have any ideas for possible arcs for Season 9 that you can reveal?

    3) Any chance Pam might re-pursue her passion for art? She’s stagnated more than Jim, and I feel like she needs something to do..

    On the whole, this show is as great as ever, and I just wanted to thank you and all the other members that make The Office what it is! (:

  13. This season has been great! Possibly because every season is great!!
    I want to know what happened to Stanley’s daughter and the new accountant. I was really looking forward to that!
    Also, are they going to focus more on other characters we still don’t see much of? And less of the big characters to help ease them out (i.e. Rainn and Mindy)?

  14. He seemed like a mean person to me. Saying how he hates half the staff, and even Daniel Chun said he’s the reason he’s leaving the office.

    Not a good first impression.

  15. This guy is being such a troll, you really think he’s gonna answer such questions?

    Daniel Chun produced one of the best episodes of this season. What has this guy produced?

  16. I have two questions:

    Most of the season I had the feeling that no one really knew what to do with the Robert California character…was this the general feeling in the writer’s room?

    Besides being a fan of The Office I have also been a James Spader fan for many many years. I know he is a method actor…did he follow his normal acting method or did he loosen up with the more casual style of the other cast members?

    Thanks! I’m enjoying your Twitter comments; so glad you joined and I look forward to many interesting Tweets to come.

  17. Do you have plans of having Michael Scott come back as a guest in an episode to check on his friends?

  18. This guy is hysterical! Although, I am pretty sure it’s BJ or another writer in disguise.

  19. Didn’t realize Danny Chun was leaving the Office until reading this dude’s Twitter feed. Something is fishy here… The guy acts like a complete idiot/troll on Twitter, just begging for attention. I can’t believe he is actually employed on the Office. And one of the most talented writers on the staff (the current head writer actually) is leaving and citing him as a reason? What the hell is the Office crew thinking? I hope some more info about this comes out, but this isn’t a good look..

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