The Saturday Tally

New blogs this week

Other notable items

  • A second Diwali deleted scene is available.
  • An item about the Nov. 30 episode of The Office has been posted in spoilers.
  • If you haven’t checked the Halloween post lately, there are now nearly 25 photos posted. Thanks to all who sent in pics!
  • Kate Flannery (“Meredith”) performs in The Lampshades, Hollywood, on Saturday.
  • Craig Robinson (“Darryl”) performs in Pasadena this coming Sunday and Wednesday.
  • Friday, Nov. 10 talk show visits: Rainn Wilson appears on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ (thanks Mo!), and Jenna appears on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. See the OfficeTally Calendar for the latest list of events.
  • Staples’ MailMate junk mail shredder is “integrated into the story line” of Nov. 16’s episode, ‘The Merger’. Read more here.
  • Casio calculator watches are apparently spurring bidding wars on eBay with Office fans. Read more here (scroll down to ‘Gooden: Rockin’ to Milli Vanilli’ item).
  • Here is an Evan Almighty video trailer. Funny!
  • Lastly, I heard that a promo clip of next week’s episode, ‘Branch Closing’, was shown during ‘Las Vegas’ last night, so chances are, it will be shown again sometime this weekend. If you see a clip of it uploaded anywhere, let me know! :)


  1. I keep having a thought that I think is really good. Although I watch the office every week, and Tivo it, I still tend to buy the episodes off of iTunes. I really don’t know why, other than the fact that I’m a completist I guess. Anyway, with all the news of the supersized episode and the hour long episode coming up, plus the 5 or 6 deleted scenes each week which are pretty funny, people have been suggesting that the office be extended to an hour. I think we all realize that NBC would never do that for a variety of reasons. But why not leave the deleted scenes in the iTunes version? I sure wouldn’t mind seeing a 45 minutes office each week, with the deleted scenes in the right places in the episode and would definitely pay for it. It also rewards the hard core fans that support the show and who knows, could maybe generate some more buzz for the show. It also gives the writers of the show the ability to present their episodes as they were intended and not spliced down to 30 minutes (or more like 21 minutes) each week. Does anyone else think this isn’t such a crazy idea?

  2. Dwight’s Army: I do wish they would do that. The deleted scenes almost always look like they were cut for time only and would belong in the episode.

    The funniest line this season was in a deleted scene: Pam’s line about Jan and Michael fighting being like mommy and daddy fighting only mommy outranks daddy and mommy is way scarier.

  3. Well DAC, I don’t think it’s a crazy idea, but sometimes scenes are cut because they just don’t fit the storyline or they make Jan seem like a desperate whore. Maybe if they added them all onto the end of every itunes episode

  4. The promo did indeed show up on Las Vegas last night, but I only saw it in passing. I would suggest someone Tivoing Sunday Night Football tomorrow at the very least for it.

  5. Evan Almighty looks dang funny! I wasn’t a huge fan of the first one, but then again, I haven’t liked most of Jim Carrey’s semi-recent stuff. And I think offering the whole episodes on iTunes (at least as an option) is a great idea.

  6. is anyone else having a problem getting the 2nd deleted scene to load? i see the advertisement, but no scene…no matter how long i wait :(

  7. I saw the promo during Dateline: To Catch A Predator tonight, so maybe someone caught it.

  8. I can’t get the second deleted scene to work, either…I’ve tried 4 different browsers, but it stops after the “stranger than fiction” ad…grrrr….

  9. oh, evan almighty. as if my two favorite shows needed another connection! lorelai gilmore + michael scott…oh i will SO be first in line at my theatre to see that!

  10. I agree with you “Dwights Army of Champions”, because i also watch The Office every week, AND buy them off iTunes. It would be really awesome if they integrated the deleted scenes for those of us who pay 30 bucks for the entire season on iTunes – AND CAN’T BURN THEM or anything… But you said NBC would never make The Office an hour-long… why not?

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