What was Steve Carell like as a director? Does the song “Secretary of Love” actually exist? Which unaired scenes simply must make it onto the Season 6 DVD?
Mindy Kaling answers these questions and more about The Office episode Secretary’s Day, which she penned.
And may I say that whenever Mindy gets her Q&A on, it’s always a chattin’ good time. Thank you, Ms. Mindy!
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“In Japan, heart surgeon. Number one. Steady hand. One day, yakuza boss need new heart. I do operation. But, mistake! Yakuza boss die. Yakuza very mad. I hide in fishing boat, come to America. No English, no food, no money. Darryl give me job. Now I have house, American car, and new woman. Darryl save life. My big secret: I kill yakuza boss on purpose. I good surgeon. The best!”
The Office’s B.J. Novak was kind enough to provide some details about that amazingly hilarious tag from ‘The Office’ episode Happy Hour, starring Hide the warehouse worker:
It was a particular mission of mine to get that in the episode. We shot six versions — two entirely different backstories, and filmed each of them solo at the warehouse, solo at the bar, and at the bar with Darryl.
I liked the idea that Hide (played by Hidetoshi Imura) had a life story infinitely more dramatic than anyone else the documentary crew has been following, but that they had never thought to ask. He’s been a background player for years.
Hide improvised one piece of the monologue: the inclusion of “American car” among his good fortunes. I did not quite understand why someone from Japan would take such specific pride in owning an American car, but I enjoyed it and we went with it.
How did they record the delivery scene? Who played baby Cecelia? What was Pam’s birth song?
These questions and many more about The Office baby episode The Delivery are answered here by the writing tag team of Danny Chun and Charlie Grandy!
Thank you, Danny and Charlie! (And thanks also to Jenna Fischer for popping in to answer a few questions!)
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Who was the real inspiration behind the Suck It? Was there an unaired Jim/Pam scene? How did cast members react to John as a director? Did NBC censor Michael when he said “Suck b—–“? Which cast member plans to direct an episode of The Office?
But most importantly, will Jen ever fulfill her dream of playing a Schrute?!
These questions and many, many more are answered by The Office’s Jen Celotta, Sabre writer, with a special appearance by John Krasinski, in his Office directorial debut. We also have some surprise visits by other show members!
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What mystery game locale did they almost use instead of Savannah? Which line did Steve Carell improvise? What were Meredith’s brain chunks made of? And most importantly, what was the hamster’s name?
These questions and many, many more are answered by The Office’s Danny Chun, writer for the episode Murder. Thank you, Danny!
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Linda Purl is an actress best known for her roles on the TV shows ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Matlock.’ She is also an accomplished theater actress and singer.
She recently appeared on two episodes of The Office — Niagara and Double Date — as Pam Beesly’s mom, Helene.
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Here are the answers to your questions about last week’s wedding episode, Niagara — courtesy of The Office’s writer/producer/actor Mindy Kaling.
Mindy wrote “I answered as many as I could while on set — we’re shooting the Christmas episode right now. I’ve loved reading all the feedback about the episode!”
Thank you so much, Mindy!
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Here it is, our last OfficeTally Q&A of the season — The Office’s executive producer Jen Celotta (and co-writer of this episode, with Paul Lieberstein ) answers your questions about Company Picnic! Thank you, Jen!
Some keywords: mirrors, tears, Mose, and wedding.
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