Q&A with Michael Schur: Part 1

[During our online chat with Mindy Kaling this past Tuesday, she mentioned an interview with Mike Schur that she read here on OfficeTally. That got me feeling a little nostalgic, so given that we have no new Office to look forward to today, I’m re-posting it here. I’m pretty sure this interview started my undying crush on ‘The Office’ writers. Originally posted July 2007, right before Season 4.]

Michael Schur is one of the veteran writers and co-producers of The Office. He’s written or co-written classic episodes from all three seasons, including The Alliance, Office Olympics, Christmas Party, Valentine’s Day, Branch Closing, Traveling Salesmen, The Return, The Negotiation, and The Job. He also played Dwight’s cousin Mose in the episode ‘Initiation.’

I recently had a series of conversations with Michael about Season 4 scripts, the writing process in general, how he really feels about his fellow writers, and other behind-the-scenes stuff. Enjoy! (I certainly did.)

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Mindy Kaling visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

Mindy Kaling

We were super happy to welcome Mindy Kaling to the OfficeTally Chat Room tonight!

Mindy graciously answered fan questions for a full hour — on everything from the letter Pam reads to Michael in ‘Lecture Circuit,’ to her favorite Oscar night fashion, to who’s hottest in the writers’ room. And of course it wouldn’t be an OfficeTally chat without a few spoilers thrown in!

Thanks, Mindy, for an awesome evening!

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Kate Flannery cheers the tired masses

From Tallyhead Steph: “Kate Flannery made a very awesome guest appearance at UCLA this past weekend. It was our annual Dance Marathon … in which students fundraise and commit to staying on their feet for 26 straight hours to raise money to help fight pediatric AIDS! It was so great of her to show her support! Here’s the video I took of her speech!”

This weekend’s appearances

A couple of appearances by ‘The Office’ cast this weekend:

  • Mindy Kaling: rumor has it that Mindy will appear Saturday night in ASSSSCAT at the UCB Theatre, Los Angeles. I hear that a surprise guest is also scheduled to appear!
  • Andy Buckley (Dunder Mifflin CFO, “David Wallace”): Andy will be in Denver on Saturday night attending the Beaux Arts Ball that benefits National Jewish Health. He’ll be auctioning off a day on ‘The Office’ set for four people! Source

As always, if you guys are able to attend, please come back and post a report!

[And while we’re on the subject, did you know you can find a whole calendar of Office-related events? — just click the ‘calendar’ link in the upper right corner of this page. If you use Google Calendar, iCal, or another supported calendar, you can even subscribe so that these events automatically appear in your calendar!]