The task of the Hot ‘Gossip’ Contest was to write a synopsis for The Office Season 6 premiere, entitled ‘Gossip,’ and to write it NBC-style, meaning simultaneously vague and intriguing. I think that any of these 18 finalists could have a career writing copy for NBC. ;)
Please peruse the entries and vote for the synopsis that did the best job of balancing vagueness and intrigue — the top vote getter will receive a Schrute Farms Beet Watch!
P.S. There are only 18 finalists, not 20 as previously specified.
OFFICE RUMORMILL – SEASON PREMIERE – It’s summertime in Scranton and rumors are flying in the Dunder Mifflin office, where separating fact from fiction has turned into a competition for some of the co-workers. Meanwhile when Jim (John Krasinski) lets the cat out of the bag about Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) pregnancy, Michael (Steve Carell) attempts to keep the secret to himself, but Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and his detective skills are up for the challenge.
WHAT COMES AROUND GOES AROUND — SEASON 6 PREMIERE — After learning that Holly (Oscar nominee, Amy Ryan) may have left Dunder Mifflin, Michael (Steve Carell) goes out of his way to get his mind off of the news. Meanwhile, Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) recount the events of the summer, while Dwight (Rainn Wilson) has his own story to tell.
- George Noble
BIG NEWS IN THE OFFICE — SEASON PREMIERE — Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) are the hot topic in the office as fellow employees hypothesize why Pam has been taking numerous personal days recently. Michael (Steve Carell) is upset that he is not in the loop, while Dwight (Rainn Wilson) protects news of his own from the office gossipers.
- Gayle Wildman
WHAT’S UP, DOG? – THE OFFICE GRAPEVINE IS MORE TANGLED THAN EVER – After the Slumdunder Mifflinaire fiasco, Corporate decides that David Wallace (Andy Buckley) did not handle the Buffalo branch closing very well and changes are needed. Michael (Steve Carell) comes up with an idea with unexpected results while Jim (John Kraskinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) rearrange wedding plans in light of their recent news. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) are thrown together for an office assignment; and Andy (Ed Helms) is spending more time at the receptionist desk.
A GROSS MISUSE OF COMPANY TIME – SEASON PREMIERE – When evidence of sexual activity is found in an office bathroom, tongues start wagging and the rumor mill kicks into high gear. Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) welcome the distraction, as they deal with their own private issues. Meanwhile, Michael (Steve Carell) receives an unexpected phone call.
SECRETS, SECRETS, ARE NO FUN — SEASON SIX PREMIERE — That is, unless you are at Dunder Mifflin. Things heat up at the workplace when multiple rumors start to spread about a certain employee’s personal life. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) hit a small bump in the road while discussing some last minute ideas for their wedding.
WHAT’S THE OFFICE SCUTTLEBUTT? – Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) causes some problems for Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) when he overhears them talking. Meanwhile Kelly (Mindy Kaling) starts a rumor about Michael (Steve Carell) that leads him to make an important announcement.
HELL HATH NO FURY – SEASON PREMIERE – After being eviscerated in a co-worker’s blog, Michael (Teen Choice Award Winner Steve Carell) decides to fight back: by taking the whole office down with him. Secrets are exposed, shocking photos are posted, and Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) examine their relationship after an unexpected revelation. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) discovers a long lost relative.
- Jen W.
GOSSIP GUY – Michael (Steve Carell) has the office watching seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Gossip Girl’. His recent obsession with the show inspires him to start his own “anonymous” and mostly fake gossip blog. However, one tweet rings true and only the subject of such post knows this.
- Samuel L Chang
THERE’S A RUMOR GOING AROUND — After news of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) personal life gets leaked to the office, Michael (Steve Carell) must reluctantly work with Toby (Paul Lieberstein) to readjust the personnel. Meanwhile, Creed (Creed Bratton) has an interesting business meeting with Dwight (Rainn Wilson) at Schrute Farms.
- Tyler Wells
GATHER AT THE WATERCOOLER — PREMIERE — Kelly (Mindy Kaling) starts a weekly gossip e-newsletter in the office. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) make plans for the future due to big changes in their lives. Michael (Steve Carell) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) start to have rekindled feelings for past girlfriends.
- Diapers Schrute
RUMOR HAS IT — In the season six opener, the office ladies begin to speculate over their coworkers’ love lives as some suspicious behavior between Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) sparks interest. Meanwhile, Michael (Emmy nominee Steve Carell) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) devise a plan that is sure to get people talking.
DIRTY LAUNDRY BRINGS THE OFFICE TO A STAND-STILL — Dunder Mifflin is abound with rumors from wage increases and promotions to pregnancies and elopement. Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) forces the office to reveal some of their deepest secrets to their unwilling co-workers.
THE OFFICE IS ABUZZ — SAG AWARD NOMINEE IDRIS ELBA (“American Gangster”) GUEST STARS — Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) deal with the arrival of an unexpected visitor. Meanwhile, a suspicious rumor about Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) begins to circulate, and only Michael (Steve Carell) knows the truth.
WHO SAID WHAT — EMMY NOMINEE JEN CELOTTA (“The Office”) GUEST STARS — Rumors surrounding Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) sudden wedding cause Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) to get carried away and start spreading gossip throughout the office. Meanwhile, Andy (Ed Helms) tries to woo Dwight’s (Rainn Wilson) cousin Helga (Jen Celotta) after Michael tells him that she is part of an a capella opera group.
WHO’S THE BOSS — IDRIS ELBA (“The Wire”) GUEST STARS — The Office is abuzz over an ominous memo from corporate about “restructuring.” Michael (Emmy nominee Steve Carell) prepares for a showdown with Charles (Idris Elba) in New York, while Jim (John Krasinski) ponders his future at Dunder-Mifflin and life with Pam (Jenna Fischer). But David Wallace (Andy Buckley) has news that will shock everyone.
SOMEONE’S EARS ARE BURNING – SEASON SIX PREMIERE – The staff of Dunder Mifflin Scranton can’t keep things to themselves as talk of Pam’s (Jenna Fischer) pregnancy divides the office. Meanwhile, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) starts a rumor to boost public opinion of himself but Jim (John Krasinski) has other plans. The status of Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Angela (Angela Kinsey) is revealed.
THE RUMOR MILL IS IN FULL SWING – SEASON PREMIERE – Gossip is running rampant around the office as Dwight (Rainn Wilson) decides to fan the flames of love. The group places their bets as Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) continue planning for the future. All the chatter leaves Michael (Steve Carell) in the cold as he contemplates his love lost and desire for eternal happiness.
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Voting ended Wednesday, August 12, 11pm ET.