BDE #1: Best. Day. Ever.

It’s late, I’m exhausted, and I have full day of work tomorrow, so I unfortunately have to make this short for now.

The Office set visit today far surpassed my wildest expectations. Kath from GMMR and I got to spend the entire day with the cast and crew, from 9am to 6pm. We watched the filming of an episode, and it was fascinating and funny.

We also got a chance to chat with: Angela Kinsey, B.J. Novak, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Ed Helms, Gene Stupnitsky, Greg Daniels, Harold Ramis, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Kate Flannery, Kent Zbornak, Lee Eisenberg, Leslie David Baker, Melora Hardin, Michael Schur, Mindy Kaling, Oscar Nunez, Paul Lieberstein, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson, Randall Einhorn, Rashida Jones, and last but not least, Steve Carell.

Yes, nearly the entire cast was there! My head is still spinning.

Here are just a few tidbits …

Office Set Visit Call Sheet


The call sheet taped to the door reads: “Super Fans, Jennie Tan and Kathie Skerry — who operate the fan websites OfficeTally.com and GiveMeMyRemote.com will be observing, asking questions, and taking pictures with cast — Please do NOT beat or flog them like the others!” How awesome is that?

Office Set Visit Jenna Fischer Rainn Wilson


Goofing off at reception. I look sad, but I’m ecstatic. Really!

More details to come …

128 comments

  1. Sounds like it was very awesome (but why wouldn’t it be?) Looking forward to MANY more pictures!

  2. That is so freaking awesome! I thought about you guys all day! I am so excited and happy for you! I know you will be on cloud nine for a long time! Can’t wait to hear more! :)

  3. I’m so happy for you! I’m completely, totally, hugely jealous. I can’t believe you actually met and talked to John Krasinski! But, that is amazing, cuz now we have an inside view(please) of whatever episode you saw filmed when it airs. So cool! :P

  4. That is amazing! If anyone deserves to go to the set its you and Kath, seriously. Your websites are where I go for all of my Office needs! It just goes to show how much they really appreciate their fans :) Can’t wait for more details and pictures!!

  5. You said Harold Ramis was among the people you talked to, is he directing another episode or was he just visiting too?

  6. HA! Still so excited you two got this oppurtunity! Glad you had a blast. (Though I knew you would) :)

  7. I’m so glad it worked out even better than you imagined, and you guys got to see what’s what at The Office for the rest of us ! Can’t wait to hear the details of your day!!!

  8. I’m so jealous, but happy for you. I wish I could have hidden in your trunk to get in too :) Can’t wait to see more pictures

  9. I’m so happy for you guys!! Sounds like you had an awesome time at the set. Please tell us more about the set visit when you have a chance!

  10. Okay, I just got goosebumps looking at the photos! Do I like this show or what?! :-)

    Congrats again Jennie! What a luck girl you are!

  11. You said Harold Ramis was among the people you talked to, is he directing another episode or was he just visiting too?

    Robert, yes, he directed another episode, although not the one we saw being filmed yesterday. I think he was there to do editing.

  12. WOW Jennie! What an experience… very lucky!! Can’t wait to see all the pics and read the updates. Make sure you tell us which episode you guys were watching. Then we can say “Jennie and Kath were there!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Hehe… =D

  13. wow.. excited and jealous do not even begin to cover what i’m feeling right now… YOU MET JOHN KRASINSKI!!! *end fangirl outburst*

  14. Jennie – That sounds like my version of heaven in SO many ways! I’m so glad you and Kathie had such a wonderful time. I can’t wait to hear all the details and see those photos!!!

  15. Can I assume Gene and Lee were there because they wrote one of the next few episodes? They are my favorite writers for the show, so here’s hoping.

  16. You are SO lucky. *jealous*.

    But nobody deserves it more than you — OfficeTally is amazing when it comes to Office news.

    Congrats!

  17. You rock, Jennie!! That pic is awesome!! I am so glad you guys had such an amazing experience. Can’t wait to hear more and to see more pics. And I cannot WAIT to see you on Friday again! :-)

  18. Wow. Just wow. That photo brought it home that you were actually there. And that was one amazing chat list. Very, very cool, Jennie. Have your feet touched ground yet?

  19. I’m sooooo giddy with excitement!! It’s like I was the one there…I think I might need some therapy. I’m so happy for you two that you were able to do that. It’s like you died and went to Scranton!!!!

  20. oh my gosh!! That call sheet alone is awesome! Love the picture at reception, wow! You guys are totally living the dream out there! Can’t wait to hear more about it :)

  21. Thats is AWesome!! with a capital AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! =) Im so jealous!? Hopefully I get at least a little picture @ the paley fest. *crossing fingers* Congrats again!? =)

  22. You guys are great and completely deserve this. Thanks for running such an awesome site! Can’t wait to hear more about the visit.

  23. OMGosh, that’s so great Jennie, especially making the call sheet and all that. :) Can’t wait to here/see more.

  24. The pic of you, Rainn, and Jenna behind the desk is fantastic! Or should I say Tan-tastic? Can’t wait for the full recap.

  25. Can’t wait to hear the full scoop, but I have to echo other comments that say this visit is totally deserved. You put in so much work making one of the best fansites ever and I’m thrilled the awesome people at The Office made such an effort to thank you. YAY!

  26. congrats! that sounds like a blast! you totally deserve it! thanks for keepin’ us Office fans in the know!

  27. Wow, that is beyond awesome! You got to stay the whole day? Lucky girls :) I’m glad to know that the cast and crew were great and it was everything you hoped it would be and more. The last line on the call sheet is hilarious, but would we expect anything less?! I can’t wait to read your full recap.

  28. that is so exciting. congratulations to you! I use your website for all of my Office gossip and info, it’s very easy to maneuver and it’s about the single greatest show on TV! That must have been very exciting. hopefully we get to see some more pictures of this experience!

  29. I wonder what episode they were filming. Maybe the season finale? When tanster gets back, maybe we can feast on a few spoilers.

  30. i’m dying to know what’s blocked out on that call sheet. look closely…..it’s covered over in a big section. episode title? what else? this is episode #21, alleged to be the one after “safety training”, whatever that is.

  31. That’s so awesome!!! I’m so jealous. I’m glad you guys had fun–you totally deserve it. And you got to meet JK! =)

  32. You’re actually at Pam’s desk!!!! With Jenna and Rainn!!! I would have been in hysterics. Incredibly jealous.

  33. Wow. Amazing. You totally deserve it for running this great site. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep up the jealousy…

  34. Tanster – that is so great! I love that picture – I saw the one of Kathy over at GMMR, too. I am so happy that such great fans got to go to the set and meet the cast. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip and to see the rest of the photos. Congrats again on a great day!

  35. Didn’t notice this at first, but I am so excited to see Harold Ramis was on set. I assume this means he’s directing another episode? I love it – Benihana Christmas was a great episode!

  36. glad to hear you had an amazing time… are you going to get to come back? if i say i’m a fan of officetally, would they let me go?

  37. ps to everyone wanting jenie to spill the beans on episode details… 1) she would only do so in the spoilers section,

    and 2) MUCH MORE IMPORTANTLY i’m sure she signed a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) or some sort of embargo and isnt allowed to tell us jack squat about certain things she saw. I think tanster even mentioned this before her visit.

  38. m. scott, there are 25 episodes this season. with “A Benihana Christmas” and the season finale each counting as two episodes

  39. thanx so that means there r like 23 episodes. did u guys notice Ed Helms was one of the people she met meaning Andys back

  40. TOO COOL! We better see some more pics girl! We need to see them all! Thanks for being our eyes while you were there! CONGRATS AGAIN!

  41. I HATE, SO MUCH ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU CHOOSE TO BE.

    Just kidding. Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  42. Please do NOT beat or flog them like the others!

    hahaah they’re awesome
    Wow you guys got to talk to everyone! Who ISN’T on that list?

  43. Very, very cool. Well done! See kids, being completely obsessed with a tv show CAN get you somewhere in life! Like on the set of that tv show, learning what’s going to happen waaaayy ahead of everybody else!

    I am very happy for you and only a little bit jealous, Jennie. Or maybe it’s the other way around.

  44. Tanster, what’s cool about your visit is that your short-term dream came true.

    Sure most people have pie-in-the-sky dreams of winning the lottery or long-term dreams of lifelong happiness, but in life, we create these short-term dreams that would literally make our year.

    Like a young man having batting practice with his favorite baseball player or a young woman going shopping with her favorite pop star, I bet meeting the Office mates on the actual set of “The Office” made you a giddy 13-year-old. LOL.

    VERY few people ever get to have their short-terms dreams fulfilled…congrats…and enjoy this moment!!

  45. What a blessing – what you put out, you attract and you’re now reaping the benefits of your efforts and passion.

    CONGRATULATIONS! Can’t wait to see more pictures :)

  46. Jennie, the picture of Dwight (Rainn), You and Pam (Jenna) almost brought tears to my eyes.. I’m so happy for you and Kath! You deserve every moment you had at the Office!! Congratulations.

  47. “Please do NOT beat or flog them like the others”

    …how ARE they to beat and flog you, if not like the “others”?

    hahaha

    So cool though! :D

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