We were thrilled to welcome The Office’s Angela Kinsey to the OfficeTally Chat Room tonight!
The discussion covered a lot of ground — from a wardrobe malfunction at the Emmys, to Rainn’s little booty pat in ‘Weight Loss,’ to the next great chick flick starring Angela and her BFF, to perhaps even a few spoilers! Even baby Isabel came by to voice her opinion! (We’re not sure what she said, though.)
Thanks to all who participated! (And apologies if I didn’t get to your question; they were being submitted so fast and furious, I accidentally logged myself out a few times in the chaos! I know, lame.)
Here is a transcript of the event.
SPOILER ALERT! Article and subsequent comments may discuss spoilers.
Is someone that we thought was long gone, returning to ‘The Office’ to stir things up? Hmmm.
Read about it at E! Online …
Ohio University student Stefan Kumor was cast as an extra in last week’s episode ‘Weight Loss.’ Stefan appears as a student in the “Expressive Typography in New Media” class that Pam Beesly mistakenly attends.
In the scene, Kumor says “he is sitting behind a computer wearing a blue velvet suit jacket and a white T-shirt with a fake-pink tie painted on it.”
Being the uber-geek I am about behind-the-scenes stuff, I contacted him to ask a few questions.
Tidbits about ‘The Office’ show, cast, and staff for the week ending September 28.
(Tallyheads, I was inundated with hundreds of tips this week. I’m sorry I couldn’t include everyone’s!)
- Blogs: premiere week blogs from Jenna, Kevin, and Angela!
- Article: B.J. Novak — A Major Promotion at ‘The Office.’
- Article: The Trouble With Paul Feig.
- Article: Philbin loses `Best Regis’ award to baby grandson.
- Article: One on One With Oscar Nuñez.
- Article: Jenna Fischer appears in the October issue of In Style Magazine.
- Photo: sign spotted around town.
- Photos: pics of Melora at the NBC Experience Store signing this past week.
- Audio and video: WGN Radio interviews Paul Fieg. Video | Uncut podcast
- Video: BuddyTV interviews Jenna Fischer and Melora Hardin.
- Video: NBC10’s interview with Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson.
- Video: Rainn Wilson leads Microsoft employees in a paper airplane record attempt during a recent company meeting.
- Video: a couple of recently posted vids of John Krasinski at the Stand Up To Cancer and Fun Fearless Male events.
- Video: Rainn Wilson as Bobby Sloan on Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job.
- Video: The Office meets Harry Potter, parts one and two.
- Fan report: Tallyhead skyash1588 reports on Mindy Kaling’s visit to the University of Illinois.
- Upcoming events: subscribe to the OfficeTally Calendar for the latest updates!
Tipsters: Deanna, Red, I Braveheart, Kelsi, Ari, Jen, ItsOnlyMeredith, Andrea, Aporjib, Amee, Susan
The Office’s Gene Stupnitsky has graciously agreed to answer your questions about last night’s Season 5 premiere!
Submit your ‘Weight Loss’ question for Gene by entering a comment below.
Remember, non-spoilerish questions about ‘Weight Loss only.
Due to the flood of questions, this post is now closed to new comments. Thanks!
P.S. Hey Tallyheads, just to set expectations, I won’t be asking the writers to do Q&A for every episode this season. I stalk the writers enough already, I don’t want them to put out a restraining order against me. :)
From Angela Kinsey’s MySpace blog, dated September 26, 2008:
Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed the season premiere. We had a big fancy party but I stayed home with Isabel, and honestly there’s no place I’d rather be. She seemed to enjoy it. Is it poor parenting that I’m letting my 5-month-old watch The Office? Okay, don’t freak out, I’m not letting her watch a lot of TV – I promise. I’ve read all the books.
Some of you were confused about Meredith’s sunburned face. She actually had a talking head that explained it all. It was very funny, and hopefully you will see it on deleted scenes on nbc.com. How great was that Jim / Pam proposal moment? Like a lot of you guys, I teared up. Things for Dwight and Andy and Angela only get more complicated as the season goes. I can’t wait for you guys to watch it unfold. And Amy Ryan was awesome. I love that we have an Oscar nominated actress rapping with Michael Scott.
Yesterday I watched Ed and Oscar do a scene and they were flat out brilliant! I can’t wait for you guys to see it. I wish I could say more. One thing I love about our writers is that they are always finding out new ways to reveal different sides of our characters and a lot of times that shows itself in new pairings of people. I love Andy and Oscar together!
Some of you have asked me about the Emmy’s this year. I loved my dress. It was an original design by a new designer. Her name is Jadie Kadletz. I felt so fancy. Oh and are you ready for this….her seamstress (Manij) is also Angelina Jolie’s seamstress! How dorky is it that I thought that was cool. My jewelry was by Neil Lane and I had a cute purse by Kara Kurcz from Solas. I got my shoes at the mall! I was late getting to the red carpet and when I arrived it was really backed up. The fire marshall actually shut part of it down so waiting in the wings were a whole bunch of TV stars. Those moments are very surreal. I am waiting to walk the red carpet with Alan Cumming, the cast from House, BJ and Mindy and oh umm Heidi Klum. That woman is gorgeous and so tall. It is like we are from two different planets…mine would be called Planet Shorty. I did an interview with BJ and Jenna for Access Hollywood but I don’t think they could air a thing we said. We talked about a penis drawing in one of the upcoming episodes. :/ I sat by John, Jenna and Phyllis during the show. Right across the aisle was Michelle Pfeiffer and a few rows in front of us was P. Diddy (is that what he goes by now?) and Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. I didn’t speak to any of them but was quietly star-struck. After the Emmy’s I went straight home to my lil’ lady. She was wearing “Baby Gap” by the way and she looked stunning! Har har. If you want to check out any of Jadie’s designs visit: pi-tees.com.
I’ll be doing some new stuff for nbc.com soon and I hope to stop by Officetally for an online chat some time next week. And yes to those of you who asked if I did interviews with Rainn this week. Here is an interview I did for my hometown morning news program texomashomepage.com. Just click on the Angela and Rainn segment. Rainn is so much fun in those interviews btw. We do A LOT of them and he keeps me on my toes. At one point he was throwing Schrute Bucks at the camera. Oh Rainn! :) And I did a piece for “Fit” right here on Myspace. http://www.myspace.com/fashion. I love shows like this because I am such a jeans and t-shirt girl and it’s great to get fashion ideas from other folks. If I buy one more gray t-shirt someone should hit me in the head. I need to spruce it up! How many pairs of hoodies and flip flops can one gal have? I know, I know these are very important questions.
Alrighty guys, I hope ya’ll are well and I’ll have some behind the scenes stories from upcoming episodes. I can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for you. I’m still a dork for our show after all of these years.
That’s what she said,