Other random notes
Writers are very protective of their scripts so when “better” jokes are suggested, they (cough, Mindy, cough) may get a little defensive.
Mindy said the “f-bomb” at least 3 times and was called out on it. She blamed it on the booze in the green room.
Someone asked who came up with TWSS. They answered B.J. Jen C. is the best at it — she can do it even if she’s on the phone doing something else.
I asked about the thought process behind having Dunder Miflin re-hire someone who defrauded them (Ryan) — they pointed out that he was not re-hired but working as a temp. They also said that there is a deleted scene where David Wallace calls and Ryan answers the phone and he recognizes his voice. Ryan then starts crying and apologizing.
Mindy breaks a lot on the set. If you see Kelly with her hand over her mouth, she is laughing.
Someone asked what the word Jim and Pam made up for something that gets stuck in your shoe. One of the writers jokingly replied — rock.
They mentioned there will be a Christmas episode this year — Justin Spitzer got a second chance. They joked that they started the whole WGA strike because they just didn’t have the heart to tell Justin they didn’t want to do his script.
Someone asked about making the doc crew a character — first in ‘Email Surveillance’ in outing Dwangela to Pam, and then in ‘Weight Loss’ with the audible sigh. The writers acknowledged it was intentional.