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IGN talks to Brian Baumgartner about JAM, Scrantonicity, and the famous directors that have worked on The Office this season:
IGN TV: You’ve had some pretty big directors come on the show to take over the reigns for an episode. JJ Abrams, Harold Ramis, and Joss Whedon have all come on to direct. Did you find things pretty much stayed the same or did they came in saying “I’m going to do this the Harold Ramis way …”
I think it’s a bit of both. We’re pretty wired now, but some of the directors like you mentioned bring their own unique vision to it and they help to make the show that much better. But our structure and how the show is written is all there and pretty much doesn’t change. Harold might have ideas or specific changes that would change a moment.