Rainn Wilson visits the OfficeTally Chat Room

lauren85: we know what tv shows dwight likes, what you do enjoy?
Ryans’ Hobbit: Lost – i bet he says lost
Rainn Wilson: lost
Ryans’ Hobbit: Mwwah – thanks Rainn :up
Rainn Wilson: 24 but I got confused this year
Rainn Wilson: african terrorists in the white house? really?
Rainn Wilson: i like 30 rock
Rainn Wilson: that new southland looks pretty good
Rainn Wilson: breaking bad
Rainn Wilson: dexter
thenerdherd: Jack Bauer has had more bad days than anyone.. poor guy..
tanster: i LOVE breaking bad

i_heart_toby: did you wear that underwear special for last week’s episode?
whatthebbq: underwear questions ftw
Merissina: We saw green briefs– Was that provided by wardrobe, or were those your own?
Rainn Wilson: wardrobe brought me the green hanes
Rainn Wilson: i think i wore light blue ones in season 3
Ryans’ Hobbit: Green undies are whorish… just sayin

jims_penguin: i loved the banjo/guitar duel. do you often break into song with ed?
kreidy: How long did you and Ed have to practice for your jam session in the break room a couple of weeks ago?
Michael (OM): Best jam ever!!!
Rainn Wilson: we rehearsed at lunch in his trailer
Rainn Wilson: he coached me
Rainn Wilson: he’s a world class bluegrass player
jims_penguin: wow cool
Rainn Wilson: really something
Rainn Wilson: i’m just a hack at guitar and drums
tanster: you’ll get to see some video of ed pretty soon :)
Denise (ddker): you did quite well at the drums in the rocker!
Rainn Wilson: i proposed doing a full studio cover of the song for itunes
hewittness: amazing
Rainn Wilson: for charity…
Rainn Wilson: with creed backing us up!
justjesser: that would be awesome. i’d buy it, for sure.
Goldenface: Loved the Rocker!!
whatthebbq: that would be great
jims_penguin: for sure. it’d be like a cooler ‘we are the world’

jobethlynn: What was it like playing bongos with Rivers? Were you really nervous?
Rainn Wilson: i was nervous playing bongos with rivers
Rainn Wilson: i’m not really a musiciain
Rainn Wilson: didn’t want to blow takes, etc…
Rainn Wilson: he was so cool and mellow though
jobethlynn: Well, you were great, the whole song was awesome.

Lauren: So, what do you plan on doing with your time off of The Office with Season 5 being done?
TraverseTown123X: Wow, Rainn has been tweeting during this chat…haha.
Rainn Wilson: i’m doing two ‘indie’ films
forsalebypwner: do tell
Rainn Wilson: one is PEEPWORLD with Michael C Hall and Sarah Silverman
Rainn Wilson: a dramedy
Jess: COOL
Rainn Wilson: my first jew!
Rainn Wilson: michael and sarah and i are siblings
justjesser: that sounds like an interesting cast. can’t wait.
i_heart_toby: that sounds awesome
Rainn Wilson: the other is a reallllllly dark comedy called HESHER
Lauren: that’s exciting
bryangoodwin: i love the dark comedies! i cant wait
Rainn Wilson: with natalie portman and joseph gordon leavitt and the kid from “the Road” with viggo mortenson


  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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