Brian Baumgartner visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

marskye: Brian, what is your favorite game to play on the computers at work?
Brian Baumgartner: i was very good at the spider solitaire, but i have given it up.
marskye: I like addiction solitaire
Brian Baumgartner: i dont really play any computer games at my desk anymore … but I still play Madden Football with John at lunch
Brian Baumgartner: sometimes Rainn

marskye: does he cream you?
MNFan: twss?
tanster: haha
Brian Baumgartner: wow … marskye … harsh … and no. i have no trouble with john

bundyblueboy: Brian, who has the most wins at Madden football? You or John
Brian Baumgartner: me
marskye: okay. you are that good
Brian Baumgartner: *twss*
Brian Baumgartner: a lot of times

saraadx3: Hey Brian, thanks for joining us (: how do you like the fifth season of the office so far?
marskye: haha
bundyblueboy: I love that line!
Brian Baumgartner: the scripts have been great, amy was fantastic. a bunch of the current storylines are coming to a head … christmas episode was great, again. and there are several episodes that follow christmas that are as good as any episodes we have ever shot
Brian Baumgartner: so i have been pleased with the year so far

kreidy: You have a lot of new writers this season. Has that changed the dynamic on the show?
sar20: ah that’s exciting
Brian Baumgartner: i don’t know if any dynamic has really changed, but Paul and Jenn Celotta have taken more leadership roles, and Greg has had the other project to work on
Brian Baumgartner: so … there is just a lot going on

bundyblueboy: Brian, will there be any more one hour episodes?
Brian Baumgartner: and not to mention we are shooting 18 episodes before our holiday break …
tanster: jam-packed shooting schedule
Brian Baumgartner: so … i would just say, we have had a BUSY fall, and everyone is catching up as quick as they can
kreidy: I bet. There seems to be a lot going on
Brian Baumgartner: bundyblueboy- there will be more hour episodes

twirlinggrace: when do you break?
Brian Baumgartner: at least 2 more, i believe
Brian Baumgartner: we go on holiday break in very late december, the 2oth or something

zLong: Hey there Brian, is there any chance of Scrantoncity II making another appeaance sometime this season?
Brian Baumgartner: zLong … yes there is. No more on that at the moment … haha
tanster: oooh. intriguing!
kreidy: Yay for that!

bb2904: brian, do you have any information on next year’s office convention?
Brian Baumgartner: i hear next fall, around the time of our season premiere … which is a date that itself is not announced yet
Brian Baumgartner: i would guess they are aiming at late september
Brian Baumgartner: but that is un- official


  1. I cannot believe I missed this! I saw the announcement and have been checking back every so often. I was at my computer all afternoon too!
    Well, thanks for the transcript, Tanster!

  2. What a sweetheart he is! I can’t believe I missed that… Thanks for the transcript, Tanster. Very fun;)

  3. Good good stuff. One of those guys I’d love to have a beer with.

    And that ticket stub pic is kinda awesome.

  4. Man, I saw that he was there but I don’t know how to create an account for the chat room. Every time I try to get on the chat I try to click, “create an account” or something along that lines but it never works. It won’t let me click it. I wanted to get in there so bad. Oh well.

  5. Cannot believe I missed Mr. Awesome himself!

    Thanks for the transcript – I love how low key Brian is and how funny.

  6. Dangnabit, I can’t believe I missed that and I would’ve been on the dang internet at the time if my internet wasn’t messed up. Dangnabit, oh well, maybe some other time.


  7. It was so cool to talk to Brian. He’s such a funny guy. The fact that he answered a number of my questions is something to be proud of. That was such a fun night in the OTCR. Thanks, Tanster and Brian!

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