Ed: Michael Scott is the Scranton Strangler.
Paul: Yeah. (Things) start happening in Colorado.
Reporter 11: What kind of lessons do you think that Andy took from Michael Scott? And also for Paul, do you think Andy’s going to have to change? Is that going to be part of the storyline?
Paul: I think he will change. I feel like Michael was promoted to the level of incompetency. He’s a very good salesman who had no management skills. With Andy it’s different. I feel that he’s more like a very talented quarterback who has been given a professional football team except no one’s told him how to throw a ball yet. You know, and it’s just like for the first time he’s picking up this football. There’s an arm there. It’s just you’ve got to figure it out. He didn’t start with competency. And probably for those first games or two, he’s a little distracted by the cheerleaders.
Paul: He doesn’t know the rules of the game. It’s like Peyton Manning. He was just thrown onto the field without any sense of what the game was or the rules or how to throw. And certainly any lessons that he picked up from Michael Scott were bad, were not useful.
Reporter 12: Will Andy and Toby get along and actually have a relationship unlike Michael and Toby?
Ed: That’s a great question and I was wondering the same thing. I feel like in some respects Gabe is Andy’s Toby but I don’t know – we saw a little hint of that on The List episode. But Gabe certainly has been Andy’s nemesis in love with Erin. But I don’t know that Andy has any specific beef with Toby. Paul, you want to elaborate.
Paul: Yeah. I’m not sure he does. It’s very hard to say, you know, why Michael hated him. But I think it’s had a lot to do with the way Michel saw the world was completely emotional, not rational. So we got to find something new for Toby.
Jennie: Hey. Hi Paul and Ed. How are you guys?
Paul: Really good. How you doing?
Ed: Hey Jennie. How are you?
Jennie: Doing great. Thank you. My question is, Ed mentioned Halloween a few questions back and since we’re approaching October, I was wondering if there’s anything you guys can tell us about that episode since the Halloween episodes are traditionally such fan favorites. I know Rainn Wilson posted a petty funny video of himself in costume a few weeks ago.
Paul: Yeah. We did do a lot of costumes with Rainn because he had a series of flashbacks to about six different Halloweens.
Ed: Oh yeah. Well yeah, it’s a really fun one to shoot just because The Office is completely decorated to the hilt and I think we all get in that Halloween mindset. But as far as the story goes, I don’t know what I can say other than the fact that there is definitely some tension brewing with Erin and Andy in there.