The Christmas Eve Tally

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This week’s events

Quickie Giveaway: Dunder Mifflin mousepad

Who’s hangin’ out at OT this Christmas Eve? — let’s see …

Win a brand new Dunder Mifflin mousepad (courtesy NBC Store) by correctly answering these two questions:

  1. Name the month, day, and year that the OfficeTally website first became live.
  2. Include the URL of the page where you found this information.
    (Must be an OfficeTally URL)

Update: after a mere seven minutes, we have a winner, and this contest is now closed.

Method to ‘The Office’ Madness talks to The Office cast about the casting process, the success of the show, and what it’s like to spend 60 hours a week on set together.

An excerpt:

Fischer: A good example of improv that paid off was in our episode “The Gay Witch Hunt” [Season 3, Episode 1]. That kiss between Oscar and Steve [Carell] was not scripted. And all of our reactions are the real reactions. It speaks so much to Oscar’s professionalism that he did not break.

Nunez: I do not break. You can write that down. He wasn’t supposed to kiss me. We did it a couple of times, and he wasn’t kissing me. And then that once, I see his lips coming closer and closer; I’m like, “Dear God, he’s going to kiss me.” And sure enough, he planted one on my face.

Read Method to ‘The Office’ Madness.

Tipster: Amy

Funny-Girl Talk: Tina Fey and Jenna Fischer

This article was included in the print version of TV Guide a few weeks ago, and was posted at TV Guide Online this week.

Tina Fey and Jenna Fischer talk about their respective must-see Thursday shows, 30 Rock and The Office.

An excerpt:

TV Guide: Since you’re both on TV on Thursdays, do you watch each other’s shows? Don’t lie!

Jenna Fischer: Seriously, 30 Rock is my favorite new show on television. My husband and I TiVo it. I’m really excited for this interview, because I want to geek out with questions about Tina’s show.

Tina Fey: Thank you, Jenna! I’m also an Office geek. I have to say, that season finale last year, you and John Krasinski played that so lovely. Was it weird to have to play a tender love scene with him?

Jenna: Well, I love John, so it was cool because I was so comfortable with him. But we took it seriously. We put a lot of effort into it, and we were very protective.

Read the rest of the article at TV Guide Online; see a scan of the print version at Just Jared.

Tipsters: Mui and SHK

Jenna on Craig Ferguson

SPOILER WARNING! Video and subsequent comments will contain spoilers.

Jenna Fischer appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) tonight. Other guests included Edward Norton and Ming Tsai.

Jenna discussed the Golden Globes, her antler-wearin’ husband, and whether zombies poop.

Click here for the video
(no longer available); then head on over to James’ (Jenna’s husband) MySpace page for reaction (and a wicked funny photo).