TV Guide’s The Office A to Z Guide

The latest issue of TV Guide has an article entitled “The Office A to Z: Everything you need to know about the Dunder-Mifflin gang.”

Lots of interesting trivia, including:

C — Crystal Club Cola: The soft drink that you see Dunder-Mifflin employees occasionally sip in the employee lunchroom is a real regional soda brand from eastern Pennsylvania.

J — Jay Ferguson: The composer of The Office theme, Ferguson was lead singer in the rock bands Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne, and had a solo Top 40 hit in 1977 with “Thunder Island.”

Q — Quincy, M.E.: Melora Hardin, who plays Michael’s boss, Jan Levinson, appeared on the medical examiner drama twice when she was a teen actress.

Omigod, “Thunder Island”?! — I know that song! Sha-la-la-la-la-la my lady …

The full list of topics covered: Amy Adams, Booze Cruise, Crystal Club Cola, Diversity Day, Edgar, Fundle Bundle, Grass Roots, Halloween, Islands in the Stream, Jay Ferguson, Kiss, Lampshades, Men’s Room, Nancy Walls, Olympics, Phyllis Smith, Quincy, M.E., Reality TV, Scrantonicity, Toby, Urine, Valentine’s Day, Webisodes, Xmas Party, YouTube, Zbornak, Kent.


  1. I used to love Quincy. I guess this is only in the magazine, because I didn’t see it at Gonna have to pick me up a copy.

  2. Wow, that’s so great. I hate to admit that I am way more into the webisodes since seeing that tiny clip on Youtube. Shame on me for doubting them!

  3. Yup, Brian, it’s the printed version, and there seems to be little Office tidbits sprinkled throughout.

    One tidbit that especially caught my eye:

    Starting this Thursday, Dunder Mifflin’s hilariously inept management style comes to you in smaller doses as NBC launches the first of 10 free “webisodes” at The remaining three-minute shorts will premiere on Thursdays over the next nine weeks, and NBC has another 20 webisodes in the pipeline for later in the year.

    That’s the first I’ve heard of webisodes airing beyond this summer!

  4. Well, that’s just great…I have had “Thunder Island” chorus stuck in my head since I read this a few hours ago and it won’t stop!!

    “Out on thunder island! Do do do, do do do, do do do dooo do”

  5. Is it the one with Dennis Haysbert on the cover? Because I think I just bought the wrong one…

  6. I used to watch Quincy back in the 70s. It was good until it started getting all preachy.

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