The Office set visit, 2008

The Office

Dunder Mifflin, this is Tanster …

Hey guys, welcome to my set visit journal!

I got to spend a day at “The Office” set on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.

Here is my report and bunches of pictures …

It was a pretty grueling day — I woke up at 4am, drove myself to the airport, flew into Los Angeles, and took a taxi straight to the studio. I arrived around 8am, and hung out at the studio for about 11 hours. Then I headed back to the airport and was back home by 10:30pm or so. Whew!

I was extremely lucky to come on a day when many of the cast, writers, and producers were there.

I got to talk to: Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, Jen Celotta, Greg Daniels, Randall Einhorn, Lee Eisenberg, Paul Feig, Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer, Allison Jones (casting), Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Jason Kessler, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, Dave Rogers (editing), Mike Schur, Phyllis Smith, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky, Rainn Wilson, and Kent Zbornak. I also got to meet Andrew, Caroline, Dan, Tom, Kim, Laverne, Debbie, Shari, Jennie, Ben, Brian, Carey, Jake, Sergio, Peter, and Vartan. (I know I met more, but I can’t remember your names! — I know, I’m a loser.)

The first order of business when I arrived at the production office was to sign a confidentiality agreement. I also had to sign one last year, so this was no big deal to me. I honestly did not read all the details of the agreement, but I’m sure it says something like “Post any spoilers on OfficeTally and your capa will be detated.”