From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated October 31, 2005:
I’d like to start by saying that I’ve seen clips of this week’s show and it is awesome! We usually have to wait until the show airs to see it but I sneaked a peak one day when I was visiting the writing room last week. John Krasinski is particularly hilarious in this episode. He has some subtle stuff that is just delicious. The show was written by a writing team that is new to our show this season and they are incredible. Way to go Gene and Lee! There are a few scenes in tonight’s show that are so packed with jokes that my head was spinning. My favorite is the one where Michael confronts Dwight in the kitchen. Dwight says one of his favorite sayings, “Tit for tit.” Brilliant!
I also love this episode because it features a very real office dynamic between Pam and Michael. I think a lot of secretaries will relate.
In this episode: Dwight earns a purple belt in karate and wears it to work. This sparks an argument between Dwight and Michael about who is tougher. It escalates until they agree to meet at Dwight’s karate studio at lunch to duke it out. Our director of photography, Randall, used to work on Survivor so he’s seen everything. He is super good about not laughing during a scene. The show is all hand held camera so if he laughs, it’s over. During the scene at the karate studio, Randall was laughing so hard he had tears streaming down his face. He had to take the camera off his shoulder and hold it away from his body so it wouldn’t shake during the scene. It was as much fun to watch Randall trying to hold it together as it was to watch Rainn and Steve fighting. It was a fun day of shooting.
Now that I’ve built it up… enjoy the show! I posted a few new pictures too.
Some of you have asked if I was ever a real secretary/receptionist and the answer is yes. I worked for over 5 years in various secretarial positions. It is how I earned a living as a struggling actor. I can type 85 WPM with almost 90% accuracy. I’m still very proud of that. When I type on the show as Pam I try to slow it down. I don’t think Pam can type that fast.
Finally, I think John Krasinski is going to be on Conan this Wednesday night so check it out!
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated October 11, 2005:
Tonight’s episode is called The Fire. This is because someone starts a fire in the office and we all have to evacuate. I won’t say who started the fire – that’s a nice twist.
Some trivia about this episode:
- It was 100 degrees outside but we had to pretend it was 70. We pretended for 12 hours a day. It got most difficult around 3-4pm. You can’t really control sweat. Oh, and all the girls had to wear tights and panty hose. Yikes!
- This is actually the first episode we shot of the second season. We were all really excited to be back at work. We were very chatty and hung out as a group telling stories between scenes.
- A giant bug lived in the tree by where we are standing. It was NOT HAPPY that we were filming by his tree. It kept landing on Angela. It was seriously huge – like the size of a hummingbird. John entertained us all day by doing imitations of the bug carrying Angela away.
- Mateo the fireman was hot. The girls got all giggly whenever he would walk by. He was a real fireman.
- B.J. Novak wrote this episode. He also wrote: Diversity Day and Sexual Harassment.
Jenna Fischer (“Pam”) is special guest on TV Guide’s weekly podcast. She has so much fun chatting with the TV Guide crew, she stays for the rest of the podcast to talk about the other TV shows!
And you must listen to Jenna exclaim, “What a delicious boner!” Priceless.
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Tommy and Rumble of WNOR FM99 (Norfolk, VA) talk to Jenna Fischer (“Pam”).
Listen to the clip here.
Thanks to jillcet at LiveJournal for the tip!
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated September 14, 2005:
We are celebrating Halloween a little early here at Dunder-Mifflin. I filled the candy dish on my desk with Candy Corn and I can’t stop eating it. I’m actually starting to get a stomach ache. I need to stop. Oh, and it’s 9:30 in the morning.
This was Jenna’s last MySpace entry blogging as her character, Pam Beesly. After three entries blogging as her character, she switched to blogging as herself.
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated September 13, 2005:
Did I mention I work at a paper company?
I am doing our office supply order today. I always find it funny that I have to order paper. We order paper from ourselves. We send an order to corporate, it gets processed/approved, comes back to us and then they deliver it. From our own warehouse. Downstairs. It takes 2-3 days to get that order approved.
Once, we actually ran out of paper in the office and had to place a rush order. It still took an entire day. We weren’t allowed to just take some paper from downstairs. I think that is messed up. Seriously.
This was Jenna’s second MySpace entry, blogging as her character, Pam Beesly. After three entries blogging as her character, she switched to blogging as herself.
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated September 6, 2005:
Work has been crazy today. Pretty typical for the first day back after a holiday weekend. My boss is driving me crazy. Thankfully he has a meeting outside of the office later this week. Okay back to faxing!
This was Jenna’s very first MySpace entry, blogging as her character, Pam Beesly. After three entries blogging as her character, she switched to blogging as herself.
Her blog was filled with great trivia about The Office!