The Office Lip Dub

The Office episode Nepotism kicked off Season 7 with a lip dub to the tune of Nobody but Me by Human Beinz.

Here are some awesome behind-the-scenes details in my Q&A with writer Danny Chun, along with a report from 1st AD Kelly Cantley. Thanks, Danny and Kelly!

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  1. Thanks so much Danny and Tanster! The cold open was awesome! Great job on everyone’s part!

    love always-

  2. I’m so glad they went with a classic song, instead of using something current and popular. Not only does it fit the underlying dorkiness of The Office (you can totally imagine Andy rocking out to it in private), but it will age nicely throughout the years of syndication–always a plus!

  3. Love this interview. I have decided to start my day each morning by watching this cold open to really get me ready to face the day (at my office).

  4. Stuff like this makes really appreciate all the work Tanster does for us. Thanks to Mr. Danny Chun as well. It was the best cold open, ever.

    [from tanster: i’m just a big dork for this show. and always will be. :) ]

  5. I really loved Jim’s “Charlie Brown” dance in the background at the end. It seemed like a very “Jim” thing to do!

  6. @Amanda: I was wondering if anyone else caught Jim’s little dance at the end. I thought the exact same thing about it – it fits his character.

  7. It was just too cool! You can tell the whole cast is having a blast! Thank you, Tanster, for getting the scoop.

  8. I’d say that since it has to end sometime, this was an excellent beginning to it. It made my heart hurt just a little less. :)

  9. Thanks so much for the interview! Danny has such a great sense of sarcastic humor. So funny! It really was a great cold open, Pam looked so ridiculous singing and I love that we got to revisit Jim’s boxy dancing style. I guess he’s the one who’s actually the dorky dancer in the Halpert family!

  10. @Amanda and Kristin, i also love how jim’s version of “dancing” is just jumping up and down. he did the same thing in “cafe disco”.

  11. Thanks for sharing the interview w/ Danny. I always enjoy hearing from the writers/directors to learn their backstories on the episodes. I’ve watched the episode 3 times already.

  12. Behind the scenes Q&A posts make me so geekily happy! Thanks very much for all of this fun and really interesting information. I’ve watched the opening a ridiculous number of times–it was such a wonderful start to the season!

  13. Yup, Jim’s “Peanuts” dance, Cafe Disco style, gotta love it! And Pam totally rocked out there at the end. Definitely re-watched this scene more than any other from the episode. Finally Michael put his “multiple magic sets” to some use!

  14. “Steve’s flashpaper trick was a little scary but only one person died and he was not important.”

  15. Thank you very much for the reports! It’s amazing how much work they’ve put in these two and a half minutes. It’s also incredible that there were three crew members behind the camera.

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