Because of the spoiler potential of this question, the answer can be a simple ‘yes or no’: Do you guys already know of one or two scenes that will definitely be in the very last episode of The Office? | John in San Francisco
They said they have two or three ideas of what’s going to happen. Perhaps the whole series was in Mose’s head (a la St. Elsewhere)? Or Mose wakes up next to Suzanne Pleschette (a la Newhart)? I also remember Mike Schur discussing that someone suggested that Mose should go to college.
Mike talked about how he’d like Mose to disappear for a couple years and go to college. He’d return as a normal socialized human being. He’d go to Yale. Though it’s funny that even though he’s a Harvard grad, and all the character pitches for Mose involve him being naked or in an outhouse.
On the spoiler topic in general, I remember Greg saying he doesn’t get people wanting to know what happens before it airs. They thought they had the proposal scene under wraps but then there was a leak when EW said something momentous was going to happen in the rain. They were very disappointed that got out.
Someone asked about improvising — Steve, Rainn, and John are really good at it. Steve does his best to crack people up on set.
A very rough synopsis of Greg Daniels on improvisation:
Steve Carrell will improv if you give him that window. In the ‘Office Olympics’ episode where I give my acting debut, Steve improvs his first line, “So what do you do?”
This, not being in the script, makes me sweat. I could feel the beads forming on my forehead.
“I’m a salesman.” which was all I could think of, since there was a salesman in front of me.
To think things could have gone very differently in my life, if I had been great at improv.
Steve Carell’s goal in a scene is to make the other person crack.
The kiss in ‘Gay Witch Hunt’ (written by Greg) was all Steve.
Paul’s rules of acting
Mike pointed out Paul’s three rules of acting:
1) Don’t laugh.
2) Take the water bottle off the desk.
3) Remember the last word of the other character’s line, so you know when it’s your turn to speak.