Long before their successes in Here Comes Treble and Scrantonicity, Kevin and Andy honed their vocal skills in high school.
Seriously, this is an actual photo of Brian Baumgartner and Ed Helms from their days in their high school chorale group. Yes, just like John Krasinski and B.J. Novak, Brian and Ed attended the same high school!
Brian told me the photo is “hardly cute,” but I beg to differ. (Can you spot them?)
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The May issue issue of Maxim (with cover girl Roselyn Sanchez from Without a Trace) includes short interviews with B.J. Novak, Brian Baumgartner, and Ed Helms.
Thanks so much to Vish for the transcriptions!
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Two weeks’ worth of tidbit goodness!
- This week’s cast blogs: Jenna | Kate | Angela | Kevin | Karly
- Movie news: John Krasinski and the Leatherheads cast arrive in Charlotte.
- Movie news: License to Wed movie poster.
- Movie news: Ed Helms working on A Whole New Hugh.
- Article: Rainn Wilson’s son is in poop denial. Cute dad/son photo, too!
- Article: Rainn Wilson reads an excerpt from his wife Holiday Reinhorn’s collection of short stories, Big Cats, at Fullerton College.
- Quote: from E! Online regarding fans’ altering Wikipedia’s negotiation page — “I love going to Wikipedia and finding jokes from Michael Scott,” executive producer Greg Daniels said Thursday, “but it would be more helpful if fans could post them before we write the shows.”
- New blog: Brian Baumgartner has an NHL blog page. He hasn’t added to it yet, but I’m sure it will be entertaining.
- Auction: Jenna Fischer has donated a purse to the IFFGD’s Celebrity Handbag Auction. Bid on it here.
- Games: NBC now has posted a Round 2 of the quotes game. Is it more forgiving than the original? — you tell me.
- Art: The Office Love Triangle by Amanda.
- Art: an amazing sculpture of Dwight by Cammi.
- Music: check out Kobun04’s remix of The Office theme song.
- Ratings: following up on Tuesday’s NBC’s Thursday ratings dive post, here is some speculation on how NBC could reshuffle that night, along with more detailed statistics.
- Spoilers: go check out the latest tidbit on the spoiler page, found by GMMR. (Add comments to the spoiler page, not here.)
- Merchandise: Office Mad Libs!
Tipsters: Jessica, Crystal, Theresa, JJ, Tori, Anonymous, bales, Kobun04
The May issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray has a funny story about Ed Helms’ eating habits on The Office set:
Ah, lunch. How I love lunch. It’s a very social time at The Office. The whole cast and crew eat together cafeteria-style. And oh, man, catering pulls out the big guns for lunch. It’s not uncommon to find king crab legs, a pasta station, some barbecue ribs and then some fancy entrée I’ve never even heard of. The salad bar is like the produce section of a supermarket. I don’t bother choosing. I just eat all of it.
I concur — the food is really good on set! And there’s a lot of it. Like, everywhere.
Link: Ed Helms
Creative Loafing Atlanta talks to Ed Helms:
Do you have any stories of things going wrong, or funny things happening on the set?
The Christmas episode was a fun shoot because we did it at a real Benihana with a real Benihana hibachi grill … Jim throws a shrimp at Dwight, who was about 8 feet away, and it bounced off Dwight’s glasses and went right into the cup of water he was about to drink from. It was a one-in-a-million shot that pretty much shut down the set for five or 10 minutes of applause. But we didn’t use it because Harold Ramis, the director that week, thought it would look fake, even though it wasn’t.
Link: Ed Helms: ‘The Office’s’ Andy Bernard returns to Atlanta
Tipster: LiveJournal Office
From Yahoo News:
Ed Helms is becoming a permanent fixture around “The Office.”
The actor, who has had a recurring role on the NBC comedy series, has been upped to a regular.
Link: Helms gets promotion at “Office”
MeeVee got the chance to talk to Ed Helms during the Golden Globes:
Who came up with “Big Tuna”?
I wish I could take credit for it, but Greg Daniels [wrote it], in the first episode of the season. I’m very happy about it, because it automatically puts me in character.You know only Andy would be like, “T’sup, Big Tuna?” It totally puts me there.
Link: Interview with The Office Star Ed Helms
TV Squad is reporting a lovely little story of how Ed Helms (“Andy”) came to the rescue of a partygoer who had apparently fainted:
[Ed] kind of took the lead on the whole operation, trying to flag down a bartender to tell him that the woman needed medical attention — the bartenders just stood there and stared, not knowing what to do — all the while trying to help us get her to the couch … Ed did a great job of making her feel better, engaging her in conversation and making funny but sympathetic jokes about her fainting spell and about how no one really noticed …
Andy may be psycho, but Ed is a gentleman.
Link: Why Ed Helms is a mensch