From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated October 31, 2005:
I’d like to start by saying that I’ve seen clips of this week’s show and it is awesome! We usually have to wait until the show airs to see it but I sneaked a peak one day when I was visiting the writing room last week. John Krasinski is particularly hilarious in this episode. He has some subtle stuff that is just delicious. The show was written by a writing team that is new to our show this season and they are incredible. Way to go Gene and Lee! There are a few scenes in tonight’s show that are so packed with jokes that my head was spinning. My favorite is the one where Michael confronts Dwight in the kitchen. Dwight says one of his favorite sayings, “Tit for tit.” Brilliant!
I also love this episode because it features a very real office dynamic between Pam and Michael. I think a lot of secretaries will relate.
In this episode: Dwight earns a purple belt in karate and wears it to work. This sparks an argument between Dwight and Michael about who is tougher. It escalates until they agree to meet at Dwight’s karate studio at lunch to duke it out. Our director of photography, Randall, used to work on Survivor so he’s seen everything. He is super good about not laughing during a scene. The show is all hand held camera so if he laughs, it’s over. During the scene at the karate studio, Randall was laughing so hard he had tears streaming down his face. He had to take the camera off his shoulder and hold it away from his body so it wouldn’t shake during the scene. It was as much fun to watch Randall trying to hold it together as it was to watch Rainn and Steve fighting. It was a fun day of shooting.
Now that I’ve built it up… enjoy the show! I posted a few new pictures too.
Some of you have asked if I was ever a real secretary/receptionist and the answer is yes. I worked for over 5 years in various secretarial positions. It is how I earned a living as a struggling actor. I can type 85 WPM with almost 90% accuracy. I’m still very proud of that. When I type on the show as Pam I try to slow it down. I don’t think Pam can type that fast.
Finally, I think John Krasinski is going to be on Conan this Wednesday night so check it out!