The real cost of Michael’s mayhem

A new blog by Julie Elgar has launched called ‘That’s What She Said’:

Outing a gay employee, forcing a female employee to act out a lesbian love scene as part of sexual harassment training, and mass emailing romantic pictures to the entire company — such are the antics of Michael Scott, regional manager of Dunder Mifflin, the fictional paper company that serves as the setting for NBC’s hit show, The Office.

Named after Michael’s trademark punch line, That’s What She Said puts a price tag on each episode, estimating how much the politically incorrect behavior of Michael Scott and Dunder Mifflin would cost real-life companies to defend.

A fascinating and funny read!

Link: That’s What She Said

TV Guide interviews Brian Baumgartner

From TV Guide: Is there anything about [Kevin] that is like you?

Baumgartner: I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things. Other people have said that I am the [cast member] most unlike my character. I take that as a compliment, though I do really love the Kev. Not that we should study the series in a “dramaturgical” way, but if you look at it, nobody doesn’t like Kevin. He is the guy who is friendly with everyone. He has a casual, friendly fantasy football game with Jim, they certainly get along. He totally tolerates Dwight. He doesn’t dislike anyone — except Angela.

Link: Brian Baumgartner Accounts for The Office’s Success