What if Quentin Tarantino directed ‘The Office’? August 20, 2009 | tanster| B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling | 20 Comments What if Quentin Tarantino directed an episode of ‘The Office’?According to B.J. Novak, who co-stars in Tarantino’s latest film, ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ the request has been made.Share this:TwitterFacebookGooglePinterestEmail Other posts you might like B.J. Novak on ‘Conan’ Aug 13, 2009 Office magazine mentions Nov 17, 2006 The Weekend Tally Feb 24, 2008 The Weekend Tally Jul 6, 2008 20 comments Kelly August 20, 2009 RATINGS, RATINGS, RATINGS! It would be AMAZING! Ryan August 20, 2009 I didn’t know he directed documentaries. Tyler August 20, 2009 Wow, BJ seemed really annoyed there at the end. Scott August 20, 2009 So am I the only person that thinks this would be a BAD BAD BAD idea?? Perez August 20, 2009 The first two comments were by Ryan and Kelly. Interesting. Nezzy August 20, 2009 If he did it like Kill Bill and could even help writing it, my lord..best episode ever. Cassiopeia August 20, 2009 aiieeee…..I can’t see that being a good thing. I mean, it’d probably be fine and all, but if I had my druthers I’d say no. The Office has certainly grown and expanded from the original formula–they go outside the office more, it’s more continuous and less episodic, etc.–but it’s all felt very organic. I think a director like Quentin Tarantino would make the episode all wonky and not Office-like. You know? Joseph August 20, 2009 In regards to a show that is already kind of “set in stone” I don’t think the director would have too much affect on it. If you didn’t know Joss Whedon directed “Business School” you never would have guessed it was done by someone else.Let Quentin direct if he wants to. Andrew August 20, 2009 The day Tarantino directs The Office episode is the day i shoot myself in the foot! Robaroo August 20, 2009 Andrew – Or you could grill it. fancynewbeesly August 20, 2009 i would love to see an episode directed by him! OMG-THEOFFICE August 20, 2009 Tarantino said he’s seen the show, but he swerved around that “What would it be like” question so fast, it makes me doubt it! Either way, I doubt it’ll happen. Sean August 20, 2009 I wouldn’t want to see him direct an episode, but how about one of the movies JAM and Andy watch, like the one from the Super Bowl episode this year? tuna tuna tuna August 20, 2009 b.j. annoyed at the end? i didn’t pick up that at all, i think he was joking – he was being funny. speaking of which, mindy was hilarious. she is the funniest woman on the planet (tied with jane lynch). Kenna August 20, 2009 Anybody else think Tarantino was scrambling to think of a polite way to say that he will never direct an episode of The Office? ;) Just the impression that I got! I love that B.J. asked him, though. Spin_Move August 21, 2009 Tarantino is an amazing director but I cannot imagine what kind of episode this would turn into if he directed it. This is exactly why I think it would at least bring in great ratings. Everyone would have certain expectations but since Tarantino would be somewhat restricted he’d have to become even more creative in order to direct it. Robin August 21, 2009 @Scott, no I also think this is an awful, awful idea. MaeB August 21, 2009 Ugh, I hope that doesn’t happen. I can’t stand Quentin Tarantino. I don’t think it would ever happen, though. It’s not the right genre for him… Rich C August 21, 2009 Tarantino directed the live episode of ER way back when, which is close to documentary style. He’s also directed a CSI episode. It would be a publicity stunt, but he wouldn’t do anything unusual. Lauren August 21, 2009 #9- I completely agree.