Interview with The Office webisode writers

IGN has a fantastically meaty interview with webisode writers Michael Schur and Paul Lieberstein (“Toby”).

An excerpt:

Schur says that they shot the webisodes “in two days, and it was basically like we focused on the accountants and whoever else wasn’t shooting in the episode that was being shot at the same time. We would pull them in and we would schedule their scenes around the larger shooting schedule. Basically, the idea was, like Paul said, to do 10 little vignettes and basically [have] one focus on the accountants — and then give one side-character the kind of like starring role for each individual episode, as a way to just sort of involve as many people as we could.”

Besides talking about the webisodes, the article also details The Office’s writing process in general, something I have always found fascinating.

There’s even a little plot point revealed about Season 3!

Read the full article here.

Thanks to OT reader DS for pointing me to this article!


  1. Hey, really interesting article. I too love finding out everything I can about the whole process and how things come about. It’s fascinating. Thanks!

  2. Oooh the wait is making me anxious!!

    Super excited about the plot point they’re gonna reveal too. I wonder what it will be. I can’t see it being anything Jim and Pam related, but maybe something about whether or not the documentary is airing. Cool.

  3. Ohh yea I read that completely wrong, the plot point was in the article, not the webisodes. Hehe.

  4. I just posted a comment to this effect over at Northern Attack, but I have to say it again here. Phyllis just steals the show every time.

  5. Thanks for the link to this article, Tanster! Everytime one of the writers or cast members drops a little hint about season three, I get more and more impatient! :-)

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