‘The Office’ fan reports

Michelle meets Paul Feig at Festival of Books

My name is Michelle and I’m a huge OfficeTally fan! Since I follow Paul Feig on Twitter and saw that he was attending, I headed over to UCLA for the Festival of Books. He was in a panel discussing the difference between writing novels and writing for tv/film.

He was asked the traditional “When are you doing a Freaks and Geeks reunion?” and answered gracefully that the show ended the best way it could.

He also talked about how single camera shows are taking over television and how the “sitcom” format is changing. He mentioned how he works with single camera and how he prefers it since its more of his type of comedy — I immediately thought of a Jim look at the camera haha.

After the panel, there was a signing and I asked about directing the season finale of The Office and totally name-dropped OfficeTally haha. He talked about how you were there and how the volleyball game was fun to shoot.

I wanted to ask more, but he is one of my heroes so I geeked out and was really shy. I wanted to take all the dvds that he’s directed [Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Mad Men], but only took Freaks and Geeks.

He was so sweet and was honestly grateful that fans appreciate his work. I’m so excited I get to cross him off the list of heroes I need to meet! My friend Clare [in the yellow] and I were so nervous when we got the picture haha.




  1. I loved reading everyone’s fan reports (including mine – reminded me of my fun night meeting Kate!).

    Everyone’s stories were great and the photos are awesome! We are quite the lucky bunch that we get to meet such down-to-earth celebrities!

    I especially enjoyed the Paley Center girls story. You guys look like a lot of fun to hang out with! I’ve met people in unusual ways and become friends over time, so I know what that’s like.

    Thanks for sharing, everyone!

  2. I love reading about this stuff…although I’m so beyond jealous and would do anything to meet anyone from my favorite show, I still love reading and seeing other tallyheads meeting our idols. We need more east coast apperances by the office cast! (come to Philly PLEASE!!!)

  3. Thanks Jennie for posting. I just wanted to clarify that Ed Helms didn’t lose the tooth at 15, he actually had the implant at 15 to replace a “baby tooth”. My younger sister actually had the same problem. I also found a video a fan shot at another “Hangover” Q&A with Ed Helms talking about that tooth, breast implants, SNL, and Jerry Seinfeld.


  4. OMG!!! I am SOOOOO jealous!!!

    This just fuels my desire to meet the cast members even more!!

    Those were some really great fan reports, btw. I enjoyed reading those!!

  5. Hey took a trip over to the Marshfield Hills General Store today. Steve was not there, but he had sent over about 20 autographed hats to the store. I bought one my self, but there were only a few left so any people who live near or in Marshfield should head over soon! They are mixed in with the other hats, and signed on the inside so you may have to look. They have plenty of other Dunder Mifflin Ware too, so if you don’t over soon enough for a hat, you can always get a t-shirt! Good Luck finding one!

  6. Hi Tanster!

    I just wanted to let you know that I went to the advanced screening of Away We Go in Boston tonight and John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph were the special guests! They didn’t tell us right out that they were the special guests and I didn’t want to get my hopes up so I kept telling myself he couldn’t possibly be there. But then I saw one of his brothers come in and you know it’s his brother because they look a lot a like. Then I was thought, “OK maybe he will show.” And sure enough at the end of the movie I saw him and Maya come in through the back (that’s where I was seated) and they graciously answered our questions. It was so much fun!

    The movie is great by the way. I highly recommend it and not just because I’m a Krasinski fan. But both he and Maya did exceptional. The supporting cast was phenomenal. And I haven’t laughed that hard in a movie theater in a long time. All in all it was perfect and for the actors to show up was just the icing on the cake!

    PS: I do have photos but my camera is awful and I wasn’t close enough so my pictures are very very blurry. No up close shots, but if you’d like any then just let me know.

  7. john krasinski is hot. jaci is so lucky.

    and that’s all i have to say about that.

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