Lee Eisenberg answers ‘Job Fair’ questions

Thanks again to Lee Eisenberg for agreeing to do a second round of fan Q&A, this time for Job Fair!

This edition includes some interesting scrapped storylines, plus a guest who takes us through the anatomy of a golf blister …

Q. Who was the actor that played “Justin”? He was fantastic! | Tiffany

Lee: Trevor Einhorn — and he was awesome. Great kid, too.

Q. Is he any relation to Randall Einhorn? | Abbey in PA

Lee: No relation to Randall.

Q. Did you guys discuss other ways to handle the Dwight/Angela alone in the office thing? Were you tempted to give them more interaction? | Lisa

Lee: We debated what to do with Dwight in this episode. We could’ve brought him to the job fair and obviously had a lot of fun with him interacting with high school kids.

But I think the writers really liked the size of this Dwight/Angela story. Personally, I love that everyone leaves the office when there’s no authority figure around and I love that Dwight and Angela stay until exactly five every day. When Dwight stares at the piece of paper after Michael hangs up on him, I lose it every time.

Q. Were you limited in the interaction between Dwight and Angela due to having to hide the baby bump? (I loved the angle of the copy machine shot by the way.) | Shrutastic

Lee: I wasn’t on set that day (I was sick), but when we were editing, I asked if we had any wider shots. Both Gene and Dave Rogers (the editor) reminded me that we were shooting around Angela’s enormous belly.

Q. Brian looked like a pro during the golf scenes. We all know that he has some mad basketball skills. Is this the case with golf as well? | Tiffany

Lee: Brian is a very good golfer. And apparently, he’s a pretty mean tennis player, too. (From tanster: Brian plays in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe in July. So yeah … he’s good.)

Q. Why did Kevin go on the sales call? I’ve heard that Brian is a great golfer, but isn’t Kevin just an accountant? | William

Lee: I think Jim was trying to get a foursome. We talked about this a lot. But if you look around the office, Jim doesn’t really have a ton of options. At one point, very early on, Dwight went golfing but was pushed out of the main foursome and ended up playing with a bunch of old ladies behind them.

46 comments

  1. Thanks you so much for the Q&A! I will have to go back and check out that guy that supposedly looks like Jim!

  2. Thanks for the Q&A! I KNEW that guy wasn’t John! And I loved the Dwight and Angela storyline in that episode, but part of me wishes I could have seen Dwight being forced to play golf with a bunch of old ladies.

  3. Andy is getting the brunt of it this season… chafing, blisters, golf cart crash.

    Thanks Lee!

  4. i enjoyed the dwight and angela stuff this episode but part of me would have loved to have seen dwight playing golf with the old ladies!

    thanks for this

  5. I really want to see John breaking after the kiss. (Sora great question)… but wow.
    Thanks Lee!

  6. That was awesome! Thanks Lee! The makeup department did a great job with those blisters, and the hard work paid off! They looked brutal!

    (But I cringed when Andy pumped the lotion in the gloves- i only hope it wasn’t scented! OUCH!)

  7. I cannot believe that guy was not John! And both my brothers and my mom thought it was him. My mom will surely be shocked when she finds out. If I would ever see that actor who played the graphic design guy, all I will see is John with make-up on. Hahaha!

  8. thanks lee!

    dwight golfing with the ladies would have been funny but i loved the interactions with angela. it’s funny that lee didn’t mention that jim brought kevin because his client likes to make wagers or reference that deleted scene at all.

    i love this feature.

  9. Wow – who knew so much time and effort went into the creation of fake blisters? Way to go, LaVerne! And thanks, Lee and Tanster!

  10. So John broke after Michael watched them kiss? I *really* hope they show that outtake on the DVD!

    Thanks Lee, LaVerne and Tanster!

  11. Wow – I am so honoured that Lee answered my question! Thanks so much, Tanster, for facilitating this fab opportunity!

  12. Once again, thanks for the Q&A. I’m going to to miss it over the summer. Hopefully the writers will be on board to do this again next year.

  13. Another great Q&A! I love these…thanks to all the writers for offering to answer all of our questions (:

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