Q. As writers, do you work from the premise that Pam is a truly talented artist who hasn’t yet had the opportunity to truly spread her wings, or merely an average artist who has loaded a lot of expectations into a dream that might not be realistic? | Deborah Shoshlefski
Lee: Personally, I think Pam has some talent that hasn’t been totally tapped. I think she can draw buildings really well. And probably bowls of fruit.
Q. Where was Toby? | kels
Lee: Toby took a personal day and co-wrote the season finale.
Q. When Jim said “screw it,” was it the first time that Jim & Pam were aware that the documentary crew were around to film them kissing? | Jaz
Lee: I think Jim and Pam show a lot of restraint around the cameras. Also, they work together in this tiny office. But I think they were both so excited that for that moment, they didn’t care about the cameras or the fact that Andy and Kevin were inches away.
Q. Were there any mishaps with Steve kicking the basketball? Any injuries? | Scott G
Lee: They used a foam ball so that nobody would get hurt.
Q. I was wondering if the name of the design business Pam applies to has any reference to her and Jim’s relationship, and the decisions they make in the episode: acting on “Impulse”? | MJ
Lee: I was part of a junior achievement program in high school and our company’s name was ‘Creative Impulse.’
Q. The graphic design guy in the closing segment — was this one of John K’s brothers, or even John K himself?!? It looked and sounded a LOT like him. | Cafard
Lee: I know a lot of people had that reaction. I don’t see it at all, personally. But no, there was no intention to draw any connection between the graphic design guy and Jim.
Q. Were there any bloopers of Jim and Pam/John and Jenna kissing with Michael, Andy, and Kevin/ Steve, Ed, and Brian in the background? | sorano916
Lee: If we didn’t cut on Pam’s look at Michael, about a second after that, John totally broke.
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