Jenna Fischer rocks the OTCR

upsidedown: That’s big…
jojojo: (
Angelica: I cannot think of one person I want to go away
jamfan84: i hope nobody steals stanley from scranton

sar20: Hi Jenna! What is you favorite cereal?
JennaFischer: Lucky Charms
Joy Isobel: Lucky CHarms is the best cereal EVER :)
JennaFischer: I also like the bag version … Marshmallow Mateys
lemonade: Hah! Marshmellow Mateys!

ChillisBannedMe: Is there anything professionally that you would really like to do? (host SNL? a completely different movie genre?)
Phoenix27: good question! Chillis!
JennaFischer: I really like producing. I would like to have a production company and help nurture new projects.
JennaFischer: I would also like any reason to go to Japan. It is so expensive to go there. But if I could work there for some reason and live there for a couple of months that would be awesome.

Doug: hows your allergies holding up jenna? any more sneezing outtakes?
JennaFischer: My allergies have been better this year. I’ve been using a Netti Pot!
tanster: no way
tanster: that thing that dwight demo’d?
Angelica: netti pot … that is awesome!
Doug: <everyone googles neti pot>
ChefB: netti pot’s are the best thing for sinuses and allergies!
JennaFischer: My friend Laura got me one for my birthday. I thought it was a joke because of the Christmas party episode. But I started using it and it’s great!

iheartjimhalpert: What is your favorite episode of the Office so far?
JennaFischer: Wow … I haven’t seen the final version of Dinner Party but I suspect that might be my favorite. I love anything with Jan and Michael. I also love Health Care from Season One and I love the one where Michael burns his foot.
upsidedown: The Injury is my favorite too!
JennaFischer: Oh, and I love The Secret. The one where Michael takes Jim to Hooters.
iheartjimhalpert: thank you
saraadx3: The Injury .. very popular favorite in here!

updog: Jenna, Would you consider coming to Scranton for a convention if one were to occur in ’08?
shan: (please say yes!)
JennaFischer: It would depend. I didn’t go this last time because of my back. A few of us have talked about arranging something for charity where we go to Scranton. A lot of it depends on the timing.
JennaFischer: I would consider going to a business and answering phones for a couple of hours if they donated money to charity.
apollo: please go! I’m trying to get there this year.
saraadx3: I’m so getting my school to donate on that!
JennaFischer: I don’t know when it is … they have one planned?
JennaFischer: We have a very intense schedule next year. It will be difficult for us to get away this summer/fall.

tanster: jenna, how are you doing on time?
tanster: how many more questions do you have time for?
JennaFischer: I’m good on time so far. I have my feet on a massager and it feels really good!
tanster: excellent!
lemonade: Thanks for staying, Jenna!

buccool: Jenna,have you ever thought about having another giveaway?
JennaFischer: I don’t have much of anything to give away. Just crappy stuff really. I try to save the good stuff for my family and then for my giveaways. I have a bunch of weird beauty products no one has ever heard of. I’m afraid to give those away. I think, what it burns someone’s skin or something!
buccool: lol,nice Jenna,thanks for your time,your beautiful,and keep up the good work
JennaFischer: But this foot massager was a gift from the first Emmys we went to. I never thought I’d use it. Now I use it all the time!

sorano916: Jenna, if you could get any item from the set at the end of the series, what would it be and why?
JennaFischer: I would want Pam’s receptionist sign. It would be easy to put on my desk at home. I have Pam’s Dundies now. I love those.

yarnseller: John K.’s impressions are so entertaining. Have you ever seen him do an impression of Pam?

JennaFischer: No, but he does an impression of me that is pretty funny.
JennaFischer: He has a smiley and a grouchy version.
tanster: hope that makes it to the blooper reel!
JennaFischer: He’s really funny.
tanster: (which by the way should be at least 30 min long)
MNFan: ditto that!
Mexicanity: agreed!
lemonade: Huzzah for longer blooper reels
JennaFischer: Rainn does a funny one of me and Angela being girlfriends. It is basically just 2 hens clucking.
jojojo: LOL!
yarnseller: lol
bluehval: Haha :)
Emma: haha
Denise (ddker): They should have that as a DVD extra-John doing impersonations of everyone
JennaFischer: Rainn makes clucking noises and then he says, “Target … cluck, cluck, cluck … lunch … cluck, cluck … flip flops …”
jen: haha
carl: hee hee
Teheheman: Nice
saraadx3: They should have a FULL DVD of that Denise
Angelica: *nice*
jen: He knows you well

pjries: Jenna, how do you determine who does what commentary on the DVDs and could you do more. I love the way you give us so much information about an episode!
JennaFischer: They assign us the commentaries.


  1. Augh, I missed it! Ah well, what can you do, right? Jenna is awesome to do this, and I can’t wait for the transcript. I envy all you Tallyheads who were there for it!

  2. Aw, Jenna was so sweet for coming in and answering our questions. Thanks for moderating, Tanster!

  3. Jenna is so sweet for being loyal to her fans :) She is so awesome and down-to-earth!

  4. Sad that I got distracted and missed the chat, but I can’t wait to see what Jenna said! She’s such an awesome lady.

  5. I can’t wait to read this. She is so sweet and gracious and generous to her fans! It’s unheard of–She’s just wonderful!

  6. NO. NO. NO. NO!!!
    I can’t believe I missed Jenna!
    Awww. Well hopefully she’ll drop by again soon.
    She’s so sweet, can’t wait to read the transcript!

  7. Jenna was so sweet tonight and spending an hour answering our questions. Thanks again for your great moderating Tanster! You rock and Office nerds unite! :)

  8. This was surreal! We waited all afternoon and she came! This site is amazing :-)

  9. I will cherish my ticket stub forever.

    Thanks Tanster for yet another amazing experience at the OT! :)

  10. ahh i missed it :(
    at least i’ll be able to read the transcript.

    that was awesome of her to come and chat.

  11. Oh, blurg. Of course I missed it. ;_; But that’s so exciting–congrats to all who were here!

  12. I was so waiting for that! I tried to get in earlier, but had computer issues. Such a bummer. Anyway, I can’t wait to read the transcript. I love Jenna.

  13. Darnit! I missed the chat!

    Bless Jenna’s heart! Everyone from The Office treats fans so well!

    I can’t wait to read the transcript – thanks for everything you do, Tanster!

  14. Jenna was so kind and so down-to-earth. And funny. It was totally worth waiting all those hours. Like Phoenix27 said, we waited all afternoon, and had a lot of fun even while we were waiting, but then she came and stayed for so long, answering our questions!

    And tanster, thank you so much for this. You are amazing and you should keep up your good work!

  15. Jenna is coolest person in the world! Woo! Nerd power!
    Thank you for posting the transcript Tanster makes me feel like i was there lol

  16. It’s probably good I missed it. I would’ve just embarrassed myself by professing my undying love. lol I kid I kid.

  17. No way! I always miss these! I thought about going into the OTCR last night, too… awww. Great transcript, though.

  18. Aw I missed it :-( I Love Jenna.

    Who’s leaving Dunder Mifflin though? My bet is Jim or Pam to pursue different careers.

  19. She is the absolute cutest celebrity…I love Jenna. Thank you SO much, Tanster for the transcript!

  20. Does anybody else think Jim might be leaving again? There’s apparently a curveball being thrown at Jim and Pam….. and also, the story lines have hinted that although Jim is happy he has Pam, he is still very unsatisfied with his job.

  21. A cast regular leaves the show? Do you think by “leaving” they mean, like what Jim did at the end of season two? We will still see this person in another location and he/she will still be part of the show…and hopefully come back later on in the season? Or do you think it means this person is leaving for good? I really can’t think of the person who’s leaving because they all play such an important part in the show. I can’t wait til Thursday!!!!

  22. Man I missed it! %@#*!! Oh well, it was still awesome reading the transcript! Thanks for posting it! :-)

  23. Jan, Ryan or both leaving would make a lot of sense, so I’m not concerned that Jim or Pam might leave.

    Jenna was cute and charming but I disagree with her defense of Pam’s changes. The show has turned Pam from an intelligent, unflashy subtly attractive woman of the early seasons into another “sitcom babe” this season.

  24. Would it be possible for Dwight to pull a Jim-move and leave b/c of Angela?

  25. they’re (NBC) probably trying to set up the spin-off show with the character who leaves.

    Does anyone else ever feel a little surreality with how the actors of the Office are so connected with their fans? I’ve been a super fan of other shows, but there was never this kind of connection.

  26. WOO! Lucky Charms! haha

    Thanks for asking my question tanster! It was a fun night! Jenna is awesome!

  27. I don’t know why, but part of me thinks Ed Helms might be leaving. Call it a gut instinct, I suppose. I’d hate to lose him though.

  28. Great prediction about the spin off #38’s absolutely I do. I’m super bummed with the departure of a regular cast member. However, I know that the writers are very aware of the fans and how important our reaction is.

    The show has been in good hands thus far and I refuse to expect anything but the best from Greg.

    Thanks for the transcript, Tanster. You do an incredible job moderating the comments!

  29. There is no better way to spend a Sunday evening than with Jenna, tanster, and fellow Tallyheads! Thank you to Jenna and tanster for a fun and informative chat!

    And I agree that there is no other show with a cast and crew like The Office – for them to take time to spend with fans and be as appreciative of us as we are of all of them is amazing.

  30. Jenna is lovely. She is like one of those famous people who seems like she could be your dental hygienist, but for some weird reason she’s in Hollywood…I’m glad she is!

  31. #35, DrunkBiking-I agree with you about Jenna’s character. I feel that her progression has been a little too quick. After all, it was the subtly attractive and smart Pam that we all fell in love with. I can understand character development; it’s only natural. But I think it’s been a little to quick for my taste.

  32. Can’t believe I missed this. Jenna is awesome. Thanks tanster for posting the transcript.

    What episode were they talking about when Andy sang to Pam? I can not remember for the life of me.

  33. Do you have to be in the credits to actually be a “regular?” I’m just wondering how wide the pool of possible people leaving actually is.

  34. Jenna is so sweet!
    I am praying that the series regular leaving has no correlation with the spin-off. I’m actually really surprised she was allowed to reveal that…maybe this means it’s actually a trivial event that sounds big.

  35. I think it’s either Ryan or Jan leaving. Since it seems somewhat obvious that the Michael/Jan storyline has hit a rough patch… if they break up, why would we need Jan?

  36. Chuck: It’s the very end of “The Convict”…Andy plays his banjo and sings Rainbow Connection in a sexy high falsetto voice.

  37. Anyone think it’s at all possible it’s Angela leaving? I mean, she is pregnant. Maybe it’s more of an actress/actor leaving than a character?

  38. i think that ryan is leaving. i think that his arc rose last season and is falling this season and then what? they are not going to get rid of andy or angela or jim or pam or dwight – all those characters have places to go and the writers can get a lot more mileage from them. my guess that b.j. is going to focus on writing and producing.

  39. I think it might be Oscar who leaves. Doesn’t he (or didn’t he) have a television show that he left The Office for during season 3? Maybe that show has been picked up.

  40. What a cool person she is. I so want to be a cast member on The Office. What a dream come true that would be.

  41. I’m so bummed I missed this! “Big Brother” was on in my time zone when Jenna was in the chat…grrr. I learned my lesson: Jenna > Big Brother

    Thanks for posting the transcript and allowing me to live vicariously through it, Tanster!

  42. I love Jenna and it’s great that she took some time to chat. She’s so down to earth.

    I think it would make sense that Ryan leaves. Notice Jenna says the person leaves Dunder Mifflin, she makes no mention of Scranton. After all DMI is going under and maybe BJ no longer wants to be on the show as much and focus on writing?

  43. oscar’s other show was halfway home on comedy central and it was canceled after the first season.

  44. please tell me it’s not jim that leaves!! anyone but him and pam.!!! someone reassure me..please.

  45. So nice of Jenna to take the time and chat with fans!! (I only wish I had’ve known about it, though. :( Hopefully there will be a “next time.”)

  46. Thanks for your great admin skills, Tanster. It was a fun chat! Thanks also for letting some yarnseller comments through!

  47. I would think it’s Angela that briefly leaves. The *real* Angela will be awfully busy this fall with a little one.

  48. Last night was all kinds of awesome! Thanks to Tanster for putting the chat together and for Jenna taking time to talk with us. The show and everyone involved are truly one in a million and that’s why they are the best in/on tv!!!

  49. Awww, I wish I could’ve been there, but seeing as the chat took place at 3am my time and I had school today, it unfortunately wasn’t possible.

    Jenna seemed really sweet though, I really enjoyed reading the transcript, thank you so much for posting it.

  50. I hope Jim doesn’t leave Dunder Mifflin! It will be weird not having him there. I already dealt with that once before I don’t want him to leave again…okay maybe im being a little selfish. I don’t want him leave….just yet…it makes me sad to say that!

  51. This was so nice of Jenna to do! All this new Office info is great.

    But I hope to God it’s not Ryan leaving. Please, please, anyone but Ryan. I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch anymore if he goes.

  52. I think Andy will leave after Angela breaks up with him and returns to her beloved Dwight!!!

  53. What a great interview! Unfortunately, I missed it. I would’ve hoped for someone to ask what her thoughts were on the new Office spin-off and perhaps if this is related to an Office character leaving Scranton.

    Thanks Jenna and Tanster! :)

  54. i think pam’s cool little fact we find out is that she has a tattoo no one knows about. and the office finds out and through the whole episode people are trying to figure out what it is. that would make for a fun time. :]

  55. I think it’s absolutely awesome the way the cast members of this show continue reaching out to the fans in such down-to-earth REAL ways. What a great chat! Thank you very much for making the transcript available!

  56. After reading the TV Guide article and John’s thoughts about how Pam has to work some things out, and Jenna’s thoughts about how she has to deal with “being 30 and still answering phones” I would say Pam’s the one leaving. Which, hmm. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I definitely think for her fictional character’s self’s sake it needs to happen eventually.

  57. ok well i know that neither pam or michael are leaving. i will DIE if jim leaves!!!!!!!!! omg maybe it will be andy or angela. it couldn’t be dwight, right….hmmm….maybe it could ;)

  58. Is it true that whoever is leaving, that is what the spinoff show will revolve around? I want to say that I think it’s Andy … but I also read that “it’s kind of a shocker”. It gets me thinking =)

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