Rainn Wilson on ‘Leno’

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Rainn Wilson appeared tonight on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jay Leno!

Part Two after the jump.


  1. well they did not show any clips when Steve was on Conan so I don’t think they will show a clip.

  2. Oooooh, I hope I can stay up for it! Thank God for this site, because the night Jenna was on, the monologue and dumb Huey Lewis thing had me fighting to keep my eyes open. During the commerical break during her interview, I passed out and woke up at the end of the musical guest’s performance…”Did I FALL ASLEEP???”

    Amyone know if Rainn will be on first?

  3. Rainn is first. Our little cast is all grown up.

    And, yes, that Huey Lewis bit was horrific. I wanted to personally slap every person who was laughing and yell at them, “You see?! That’s not funny! You’re the reason Arrested Development was cancelled!”

  4. Well, I’m not really looking forward to a clip…I just wanna see how hilarious the interview’s gonna be. Besides, the episode airs tomorrow, which is approximately 20 hours from when the interview with Rainn begins…sooo, I don’t mind waiting.

  5. Hey! We just got back from seeing Rainn on Leno!! He was funny as always! And…he makes a big political announcement…as Dwight K. Schrute! Watch it, he’s looking good!

  6. I forced myself to stay awake and then suffered through the lousyness that is Leno last week for Jenna (don’t even get me started on the Huey Lewis bit), but I’m just not going to do it tonight. I’ll be more than happy to watch a posted clip here at OT (thank you in advance, Tanster)

  7. more than the clip, I’m excited to see his response to John McCain’s “announcement” as dwight as his vice president on jon stewart last week.

  8. to phyllis*farm:

    you should have slapped them. and then, afterwards, you should have said “and THAT’s why you don’t cancel arrested development!”

    on a more office related note, i think for once i might actually avoid the clip to keep myself spoiler free for the finale.

  9. Was going to watch Rainn…now will just DVR it so I can fast forward the clip – I don’t want anything to spoil the finale for me! We’ve been so lucky with all the cast appearances lately! (BJ, Jenna, Steve, Rainn!)

  10. I’ll be up anyway, so I’ll watch, but I don’t feel that I need to see the clip… I think if I see any more footage, I’ll explode from too much anticipation!!! Only 22 hours till the finale – I think I can make it… Then again, I can’t wait to see that clip!!!

  11. haha!! just watched leno. so awesome! and the clip they showed was so funny! “WIPE the knife off before you put it in the jelly…have you ever made a sand– damn it, meredith!” CAN’T wait!

  12. i gotta get one of those shirts and bumper sticker! and Rainn was looking good tonight…

  13. 13 | Stefanie Wed. May. 14, 2008 at 8:15pm:

    I think if I see any more footage, I’ll explode from too much anticipation!!!

    Annnnnd, that’s what she said!

  14. Well, darn it… The interview was totally screwed by our local weather warnings here.

    Looking forward to seeing it on here!

    Where can I get the “Dwight for Vice-President” shirt???

  15. Hey…didn’t Holly and I TELL you all he was looking good??!!! I didn’t realize how stylish he was! Anyway…yeah the clip was super funny, and in case anyone is wondering it doesn’t really give away anything for the finale. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! :)

  16. Oh my goodness, I would so vote for McCain if that meant that Dwight could be Assistant President. I really want one of those bumper stickers! =]

  17. Rainn’s bassoon talent transferred quite well to the recorder. The recorder is the new bassoon when it comes to attracting chicks.

    I love that he accepted the veep position on national tv as Dwight. His list of demands was classic and full of inside jokes for all the Office fans. Jack Bauer may be overqualified to be the assistant regional manager, but not for Secretary of Defense. (I can’t believe he chose a flame thrower over Jack…)

  18. Oh wow, now I want one of those fancy tshirts and bumper stickers. Mr. Wilson is trés stylish by the way.

    This clip is going to get me through the day :-)

    Thanks for posting, Tanster, as always you have made my day better :-D

  19. That was so funny! My knee hurts from slapping it so hard! Less than 15 hours to go! I don’t think I can wait any longer!

  20. That clip was hilarious! I could not stop laughing after it was over. Rainn is so funny…I guess I have always known him as just Dwight. They are both awesome and I would totally support Dwight K. Schrute for VP. His demands were spot-on Dwight! Thank you so much, Tanster!

  21. Howard Dean was the next guest, and he had pictures of Dwight Schrute as the VP for Obama and Clinton. Then Dean said Dwight could have 2 flamethrowers if he went with the Democrats.

  22. I was waiting for Leno to correct him, “Assistant TO THE President”. Bahahah.

  23. Ain’t he just the dreamiest? Indeed, the bassoon is a p***y magnet. Wow.

  24. The only thing better than McCain/Dwight would be an Obama/Mose ticket.

  25. did anyone else notice that right after the clip, Jay calls him Dwight? that just goes to show how good Rainn Wilson is.

  26. My husband said, “Why not just write in Dwight Schrute when we vote anyway?” hmmm…wouldn’t that be interesting. Also, where could I seriously get one of those shirts? Rainn or NBC may have hit a goldmine!

  27. That was the BEST interview! I want that t-shirt, serious Rainn, you will make a lot of money!

  28. omg! I looooved his interview. My husband and I were in tears we were laughing soooo much at Dwight’s letter. And I agree, I want a t-shirt!!! Any word on this???

  29. Ok that was one of the best interviews ever! He is HYSTERICAL!!! Best 11 minutes yet today!!
    Now, where can we get those “VOTE FOR DWIGHT” Shirts!!!

  30. I need to see the clip of Howard Dean trying to get Dwight to run for VP with the Democrats. How funny. I also NEED one of those shirts. Such a good interview. I can’t wait for tonight. Thanks for posting this.

  31. The only way Dwight will be the running mate for McCain now is if they offer him FOUR flamethrowers! And of course an Iron Man outfit.

  32. Dwight forming an alliance with Meredith? Awesome.

    And what’s wrong with not wiping the knife off before you put it in the jelly? It gives it a nice blend.

  33. Things that would happen if Dwight was VP:
    1. The day after the president leaves for an international diplomatic trip, Dwight paints the white house black.
    2. The rose garden is dug up to form the beet garden.
    3. The entire idea of health care in any form is scrapped in favor of a “survival of the fittest” mentality, in which only those with superior genes survive.
    4. The U.S dollar is deemed worthless, and a new currency, the Schrute Buck, is put into circulation.

  34. I can’t believe it! I forgot to watch Jay Leno and I forgot that Rainn was on. I watched David Lettermen because Jack Hanna was on and I love the animals.

  35. How amazing would it be to make an episode out of this. Have the Democratic and Republican party fighting for Dwight to be on their ticket. It could be a big joke that Jim and Pam play on Dwight. Come election time I’m sure we could all use some political comedy. McCain and Obama (or Clinton) could guest star.
    I really hope NBC starts making those shirts.

  36. hahahah i wonder if he wrote the letter or if the writers did. and when they made the bumper stickers and shirts. i’d buy ’em!

    hahah it was good. it sorta seemed like jay wanted the letter to be shorter, though. rainn sure does come well equipped for his interviews!

  37. I’m looking all over for one of those shirts! And I guess Angela got to Dwight about the republican stuff. He seems like a Clinton guy!

  38. Rainn is so together – I love it! Like everyone else, I really want a bumper sticker…

  39. Question: Where can I get one of those shirts and bumper stickers!?!?!? I want one soo bad!!

  40. I realize everyone has said this — but really whoever finds out where to get those shirts/bumper stickers (if they’re even real?) post it here!

    tanster do you know anything?

  41. oh my god i need one of those shirts and bumper stickers!

  42. Was it just me, or was that clip not aired in the episode tonight?

    [from tanster: not aired in the episode tonight. i’m being told it will be a deleted scene.]

  43. Where was the clip from Leno from? I didn’t see that scene in the show tonight.

  44. finally watched this! i love the way rainn is sitting in the chair the whole time with his arm thrown across the back. so hilarious!

  45. Jay does call him Dwight after the clip, haha. If I saw him I would call him Dwight too.

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