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Writers: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Director: Ken Kwapis
Summary (DVD): A documentary crew visits Dunder Mifflin to learn about modern management techniques and observe employee behavior. Oblivious regional supervisor Michael Scott struggles to maintain his staff’s morale as rumors of impending layoffs circulate.
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This is one of my favorite Steve Carell late show appearances!
He does bits of “The German Who Says Nice Things,” “A Waiter Who’s Nauseated by Food,” and Gary from “The Ambiguously Gay Duo.”
View the video clip here. (Video no longer available)
LET’S ALL PILE INTO THE MINIVAN AND GET SOME FROZEN YOGURT!
Video courtesy of Prince at LiveJournal.
William Booth of the Washington Post talks to Greg Daniels, executive producer, and B. J. Novak and Mindy Kaling, both writers and actors, of The Office.
To give “The Office” its docu-parody vibe, the show hired camera crews from reality series such as “Survivor,” and so the look is rough and jumpy, the action shot through potted plants, sometimes intimate and sometimes panning back and forth as characters engage.
“The camera guys from the reality show are going wherever they’re interested,” Daniels says. “So the cameraman isn’t 100 percent sure where he’s supposed to be, and you get things at just the right moment. You get these happy accidents, because they follow their instincts.”
Link: With ‘Office,’ NBC Goes Off the Beaten Laugh Track
Source: Prince at LiveJournal
This is one of those commercials that I loved the first time I saw it, years back. And viewing it now is even sweeter now that I realize it was John Krasinski’s first big break!
Dig that mohawk.
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