Rainn Wilson visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

thenerdherd: Hey Rainn, when are you and Sockington the cat going to have an epic battle to the death?
Jess: how does it feel to have so many twitter followers?you rock rainn!=)hi.
Rainn Wilson: i will seriously eat that cat’s face off
Rainn Wilson: damn cat and its idiotic 400k followers
Kenna: LOL!
Rainn Wilson: (of which i’m one)
lauren85: haha i was just going to make a twitter comment too!
bryangoodwin: yeah, what the heck is th deal with sockington?
thenerdherd: Rainn Wilson > a cat

jims_penguin: does your son still love the dwight bobblehead?
Rainn Wilson: my son is pretty blase about it
Rainn Wilson: likes transformers toys waaaaay better

Michael (OM): Is Dwight a Transformers fan?
Rainn Wilson: yes
Rainn Wilson: anything involving robots
TraverseTown123X: I’d save the dwight stress ball for marital problems.
tanster: Oh Rainn, make sure you have the audio turned up
Rainn Wilson: oh

Michael (OM): *question* Do you wish Dwight was on the “Dream Team” ?
Rainn Wilson: no
Rainn Wilson: dwight is loyal to whoever values loyalty the most
Ryans’ Hobbit: ROFl
Michael (OM): neither do i
Rainn Wilson: and in this case DM honors loyalty with an actual paycheck
tanster: lol
tanster: *giggle*
Ryans’ Hobbit: Plus he gets to stare at JIM and Andy all day!
Goldenface: haha

kreidy: Guten Abend! You have spoken quite a bit of German on the show over the last few years. Do you speak German in real life?
Rainn Wilson: i speak nein german
Rainn Wilson: :up
jims_penguin: kein german

thenerdherd: What do you think Charles and Dwight’s night out for drinks would have entailed?
Rainn Wilson: charles getting really bored after about 8 minutes and making up an excuse to leave
Ryans’ Hobbit: Charles is a douche

supporttherabid: Rainn, I’m teaching a class about The Office at Oberlin College, you should come guest lecture!
Rainn Wilson: i’m there! wait, that’s in Ohio. Forget it

kellereno: Overheard in my office today – “You make a far less appealing Dwight Schrute than I would ever have believed.”
TraverseTown123X: Family Guy called you “the forhead guy”.

jobethlynn: Who do you hang out with the most from The Office cast?
Rainn Wilson: i get along with everyone great but… sometimes tennis with brian
Rainn Wilson: who is an amazing athlete
Rainn Wilson: i play poker with jenna and david denman occasionally
Ryans’ Hobbit: I lurrve BBB waay too much
Rainn Wilson: Adore angela!

jims_penguin: ohhh who’s the best at poker?
Rainn Wilson: poker? easy. me.
jims_penguin: i can see that. you’re unpredictable


  1. I can’t believe I always miss these things!!! Looking forward to the transcript… : D

  2. Rainn was awesome! Sorry you had to moderate so many of my crappy questions tanster! I’ll try to be more conservative next time :)

  3. I was so excited to be there for it. Rainn’s AWESOME! Thanks Rainn and Tanster! (and yes, some of the text should be put into the quote randomizer)

  4. Missed another one!! NO!!

    and with Rainn Wilson nonetheless.

    I am thoroughly disappointed in myself for not refreshing officetally this evening…

    lesson learned.

  5. The one night I don’t check my Twitter obsessively *shakes head in disappointment* I can’t believed I missed another chat. Oh well, can’t wait to read the transcript- I heard it was awesome :). By the way, I had fun chatting with you all after Rainn had left haha.

  6. No! No! NNNOOOOOO!!!!!! I can’t believe I missed that!!!

    I can’t wait until the transcript gets posted. I have a feeling that I would need that after today.

  7. I logged in and hung back quietly to read the questions and Rainn’s answers. That was fun! Great questions from the OT fans and Rainn was a hoot. Thanks for doing this, Tanster! And Rainn…you rocked the house.

  8. Dangg. I totally missed it! I usually check this site like 20 times a day and the one night I’m gone and don’t have internet access Rainn is in the chat. ohh wells. Can’t wait for the transcript tanster! :)

  9. How ’bout putting this up a few days before he actually visits so that we can actually ask him questions.

    [from tanster: sorry about that! i’m not able to pre-announce chats.]

  10. #13, Cara – read Rainn’s Twitter updates and you’ll find out all about it. ;) (they’re also on nbc.com if you’re not on Twitter)

    [from tanster: you can follow Rainn’s Twitter feed here — he has half a million followers!]

  11. ahhhh, I made the transcript…yay!! This was the first time I was present for a chat with one of the cast and it was so cool. Thanks again Tanster, you also rock!

  12. #16, pamelajnewell – FTW means “For The Win”.

    This chat was hilarious. Rainn is a genuinely funny person and I appreciate that. I hope he does go to Broadway some day… I think that could suit him well.

  13. Thanks to Rainn and Tanster for a great chat last night. Loved it! Rainn was as hilarious as always, and I was so happy to see that I got a couple of questions answered.

  14. Radiohead is my favorite band of all time. Rainn just confirmed my eternal love for him. Goodness.

  15. Wow, thank you so much for letting a few of my comments go through, it is the strangest feeling to know you have ‘chatted’ with Rainn Wilson.

    #11 Steve – the chat room was swamped! There is no way these things can be announced in advance – the internet would probably collapse :)

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