During these difficult times, much love and appreciation for our Healthcare Professionals. ❤️
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!
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.
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. 💖
Go get the book and come back here to share your thoughts!
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 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! :)
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!
During his Saturday Night Live monologue last night, guest host Steve Carell was interrupted by his ‘The Office’ castmates Ellie Kemper, Jenna Fischer, and Ed Helms, asking for a re-boot of the show!
Ellie: People would really love to see an Office reboot. Especially me. ‘Cause I need that money. Let’s get that money, Steve!
Ed: I just don’t think you understand how much money we’re talking about. Like you wouldn’t have to do all those sad movies anymore.
Jenna: Do you remember the last words that Pam secretly whispered to Michael as she left for Denver? She said, “Steve, don’t be a dick. Do the reboot.”
Even Steve’s real-life wife, Nancy, got in on the act, gently prodding Steve with, “we don’t really need to you to hang around any more.”
Steve then asked the crowd, “Do you guys want to see an Office reboot? Is that what’s going on here?” to predictably thunderous applause.
He ended the monologue with, “I’m proud to announce officially that… we have a great show tonight! Ella May is here, so stick around, and we’ll be right back.”
Listening to the SNL band play out the segment with ‘The Office’ theme song seriously brought a tear to my eye.
Were any of you there? Was it like total pandemonium?
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 18, 2018
Remember when you could catch episodes of The Office on regular ol’ broadcast TV?
Me either. That’s because it’s been years since it was possible. (I think the last time was 2010 on TBS? Correct me, Tallyheads, if I’m wrong.)
But now, thanks to Comedy Central, you can watch original episodes of The Office, starting January 15.
Five-time Emmy® Award-winning sitcom The Office clocks in for work at Comedy Central starting on January 15, 2018 with an all-day Office marathon. The #1 brand in comedy has acquired all nine seasons of the instant-classic comedy series that ran for nine seasons on NBC from 2005 to 2013. Select episodes will be available to stream on cc.com and the CC App.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES. (That’s what she said.)