The Office’s John Krasinski and Steve Carell reunite on SGN

John Krasinski debuted his video series, SGN (Some Good News), on YouTube last night. SGN is an at-home news show, complete with a delightful logo made by his daughters.

Its goal is to showcase positive stories coming out of our current coronavirus state of affairs — global appreciation for healthcare workers, neighbors helping neighbors, and love conquering all.

At 5:40, there’s a special treat for Office fans — an appearance by Steve Carell!

John and Steve reminisce about the 15-year anniversary of The Office and share their favorite moments of the show, interspersed with episode clips (and even a blooper!).

This is guaranteed to make you smile a little. And maybe bring a tear to your eye. ☺️

Sat Apr 4, 2020 update: here’s the extended edition of John and Steve!

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom

The Office: The Untold Story

If you’re a super fan of the show, then The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History (Amazon.com, hardcover $16.80, Kindle $13.99) is the perfect book to shelter in place with.

Do you guys remember that awesome, in-depth article about the classic Office episode, Dinner Party? It was published a few years ago in Rolling Stone.

Well, author Andy Greene is now back with an in-depth accounting of the entire show’s history, complete with never-before seen photos and never-before known details, straight from The Office cast, staff, and crew.

The fascinating book includes:

  • characters planned for the show but eventually eliminated
  • the deliberate positioning of Pam and Jim’s desks
  • the impact of our fan term squee (lol, remember that, Tallyheads?)
  • new insights into Steve Carell’s departure in Season 7
  • a cute photo of John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Rashida Jones
  • the heated debate over one detail in the Jim/Pam proposal scene
  • the crazy complexities of shooting “Save Bandit!”
  • the most disliked character of the show (I know I hated them)
  • Greg Daniels’ original vision of Jim and Pam’s wedding (spoiler alert: it involved a horse)

And much, much more. It’s like a book you never want to end. Like Harry Potter.

For me, one of the most gratifying parts of the book is the acknowledgement that we fans really mattered.

Remember all those Thursday nights when y’all would come to OfficeTally to rate and comment on episodes? When you would voice your opinions on plotlines, character development, and what you wished for in future episodes?

Well, The Office writers and staff took those comments to heart. You’ll know what I mean when you get to that part in the book. I was stunned.

It’s an incredible validation of the fanbase, and really speaks to the strong bond between the show’s creators and the fans who cherish it.

And in the current time we live in, any joyful nostalgia (and squee) is much appreciated. 💖

The Office: The Untold Story Andy Greene Jennie Tan
Me and author Andy Greene (before social distancing was a thing)

Go get the book and come back here to share your thoughts!

Link: The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History

Happy 15th anniversary, The Office!

It is ridiculously impossible to believe that exactly 15 years ago, The Office debuted on NBC with its first episode, Pilot.

The show remains, in my heart and the hearts of still-obsessed fans everywhere, one of the most beloved and cherished shows on TV.

It was pure magic and lightning in a bottle. It had a cast of exquisite chemistry. It had a brilliant team of writers and producers. It had a committed and caring crew.

Most importantly, it gave us love and laughter.

Happy anniversary to The Office. Miss you still. Terribly. 

The Office Ladies podcast

The Office fans (and in particular, Tallyheads) aren’t the only ones who still feel deeply nostalgic about our favorite show. Cast members Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey do, too!

So much in fact, that they’ve created a wonderful Office Ladies podcast, in which they provide behind-the-scenes commentary on some of The Office’s most iconic episodes. Love you ladies. ❤️

Give a listen, and then come back here to post comments. I’ll be here waiting for you! :) 

Link: The Office Ladies Podcast

P.S. Yes, I realize I am way behind in introducing this podcast, as twenty episodes have already been posted. 🙄What can I say, work has been extremely busy. But now… given where we are in the world, with many of us hunkered down at home under “shelter in place” orders, I can’t think of a better time to binge-watch The Office on Netflix (according to Variety, The Office was one of Netflix’s most-streamed shows March 2-8) and listen to Jenna and Angela share show scoop!