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For the millionth time, I am so glad that The Office is back on my Thursday nights. Whew.

Also, that’s two episodes in a row where we have almost intolerable Michael antics. I was shocked, appaled and beside myself with frustration as he went out on the date with the very sweet and very lovely Brooke Dillman. (I bet he would be a lot nicer if her knew that on top of collecting the rent check, she was also a Home Economics teacher to Seth and Evan from Superbad!) I found it hilarious that Stanley “didn’t hate anyone enough” to give Michael their name and number. What the eff, we need a redeeming Michael moment. And fast.

I thought that Kevin and Andy were brilliant. The “Five Families” and Kevin’s threats to quit were cracking me up. I also adore Andy. Potential new favorite character.

But the Big Fish: Jim and Pam!!!

Nervewrecking, folks. Because I just don’t see this ending well at all. Pam loves Jim. She’s in love with Jim, no doubt. But she’s not ready to give up her independence and marry him yet. I was nervous when she lost her smile after he told her he’s going to propose to her, but I became terrified when he told us that he bought the ring a week after they started dating. And when they were walking outside of work, and he pulled the shoe tie line (which, by the way, I have been a personal recipient of by my friend Nick), I didn’t know what was going to happen. I know Pam loves Jim, but I don’t know if Pam wants to marry Jim right now. All I’m saying is that the season cliffhanger will be Pam’s response to the sweetest marraige proposal ever. That’s all I’m saying.

Gahhhh, how much longer until next Thursday!?

It’s Back! And of course, it’s one of those more serious than silly episodes, but that’s okay. We’ve missed out on a lot and I am sure that they want to get the story to a certain place before the season finale. I understand/respect/appreciate their efforts very much so. I tend to enjoy these episodes because the characters (with credit to the actors) do have these really deep and intricate sides that we don’t get to see when they’re busy chasing bats out of the office. While this episode was awkward and uncomfortable to the nth degree, I think it was a good and important one to give us a “Okay, this is where these characters are at now” storyline.
Angela and Andy: Did you know that the real Angela is pregnant? I was curious as to how they were going to film a baby bump, but they didn’t! Not once! All night! I find Andy to be one of the funniest characters on the show. And there is nothing that is “more wrong” than Andy and Angela dating. Okay, well, maybe Dwight dating his babysitter, but still. That being said, i am almost positive that “Monkey” is dating Andy in an effort to make Dwight upset and jealous. I don’t think she wants him back, but I don’t think she wants to really date someone as secular as he. Which is hilarious, because that’s only going to get crazier.

Jim and Pam: John, I’m not quite sure what you mean here, because I am utterly in love with the Jim and Pam were getting. Maybe it’s something I’m not seeing, but I thought they were hilariously sweet trying to power through this dinner party together. I love the way that Pam’s face lit up when Jim came out to let everyone know that his apartment was flooded. And Jim and Pam’s separate bathroom confessionals cracked me up. As far as I can tell, all is still good on that front. But have no fear, I am sure that they’re gearing up to throw a wrench in before the season finale. Though in my personal opinion, I’d rather the season not end on a Jim/Pam cliffhanger, though I know it will.

And, of course, Jan and Michael. Jan is absolutely, without a doubt 100% insane. She’s off her rocker nuts and it’s hilarious. As if we didn’t know that the dinner party was going to be uncomfortable, the obsessive pet name calling of “babe” and “honey” was just increasingly unnerving.  I love her “office” and “workspace” and how incredibly well Jim let us know just how terrible those candles smelled. And Michael’s “bed” was tragically awful. I think this is going to be our big story arc for the next 4 episodes and I am okay with that. I was never crazy about Jan, but I find crazy Jan absolutely terrifying. I think she loves Michael, and I think she cares about him and obviously is protective (believing Michael’s lie about dating Pam!) but I think also that she is in love with the idea of being home all the time and not doing anything except being an “artist.” I really want to see Michael’s life on the beet farm, but I know I must be patient. They can’t spoil us too bad too quickly.

What did you think, Kids?

No amount of sleep deprivation, illness, busy scheduling or whathaveyou will keep be from bringing back Scrantonicity IN FULL FORCE on the day that we get OFFICE BACK IN OUR LIVES!!!

I’ve missed it more than anything and need it back more than ever. It’s been too long and though we’ve only got a few episodes to go until the end of the season, I have a feeling they’re going to remind us each and every Thursday why they’re the best show on television.

I am very excited, Kids.

Dress up nice! We’re going to a Dinner Party at Michael’s!

(Don’t miss Earl and 30 Rock, too!!!)

 

The WGA Strike is OVA’. 🙂

Welcome back, TV.

We’re gonna be BLOWIN’ UP the Scrantonicity when this thing gets back on it’s steady Thursday night stance.

The Office is slated for another six episodes this season, which still makes me nervous, and slightly upset because we’re getting screwed out of our extended season… but they didn’t say that those six episodes weren’t… hour… long… epsiodes?…. I’m just sayin’.

I’m still heartbroken over the lack of new Office in a season that was set up to be totally killer, both in plot and actual length. I feel robbed, but don’t think I need to metnion again my support for the writers.

That being said, my willingness and ability to report on anything that concerns our beloved Office has been dismal, at best. So, it is withgreat joy that I report on one of the msot recent stories posted on the ever-fabulous OfficeTally.com

Tanster posted that she found a very “disturbing” video of Rainn Wilson at a photo shoot in Los Angeles.

She went to Rainn for a response and I suggest you read it first before you watch the video. And then after.

Tallyheads,

Rainn here. There is this video that has been going around and I wanted to make a public statement about it to The Office fans.

I just wanted to say that I recently had a photo shoot and things got a little out of control. That little prick of an artsy Hollywood photographer had been pushing my buttons all day and of course they film ME attacking HIM when it was totally his fault. He is an arrogant little GIRL and the only reason I didn’t really pummel him is because I was afraid of a lawsuit.

Please don’t watch the unauthorized video that’s been making the rounds. It’s totally not what happened and I am starting legal proceedings against that little douche.

Rainn Wilson

And now, the video (Which is NSFW, unless you have your handy dandy iPod headphones like i do.):

I’ll totally watch every single episode of an improvised Rainn Wilson Artsy Photographer Deathmatch if it’s just half as funny as that. And contains an absurd Rainn Wilson commentary afterwards.  BRILLIANT. This man needs employment. Every Thursday for an hour. On my television. *Weep!*

From playing this. All day. And then, go apply for jobs at Dunder Mifflin. And date/marry/be seriously emotionally involved with Jim Halpert.

Today when I got home from work I was glad to be home, but sad knowing that tonight is the last episode of The Office for probably quite some time.

But my F.H. John Krasinski knew this was what was going on so he made sure that when I got home from work, my mailbox had the Gap Winter 08 catalogue. (Thanks, GMMR!)

That’s definitely likely to keep me warm, too.

That is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

Love the clothes. Love the boy. Love it all.

And, darling, I love that you’re already dressed to go pick out our first Christmas tree and decorate it by the fireplace with hot chocolate. It’s sweet. And charming. And adorable. And I can’t wait.

Mose takes a break from raising beets and chasing cars to write this outstanding blog about the writers’ strike that’s  still taking place out in Hollywood and offers up a solution that a girl can get behind.

The big news up here in Cincinnati last week was the potential Kroger strike. That didn’t happen. Lots of hoopla and no chaos, no burning buildings and no fire sales on frozen turkeys. Pffft.

There will, however be chaos in Ol’ Number Fif-teen as your friend and humble narrator just might pitch a shit over the fact that there are only two new episodes of The Office left this season. That’s right, Kids, production of The Office shut down for the season on Tuesday and will remain shut down until the strike is over. Which is going to be sometime between next Wednesday and 2063. Desperate House*bleep*s and a few other sprinkling of shows have already shut down, and if you’re like me, you’ll notice your DV-R has stopped recording new episodes of The Report and The Daily Show. Quite simply because there aren’t any.  If the writers will strike, so will the DV-R. It’s a tragic ripple effect. I’m also terror-fied that the last episode of The Office that we see is going to be some sort of awful tragic cliffhanger that’s going to send me into a spiral of anxiety and depression.

In all seriousness though, I fully support the writers and hope that this all can get sorted out soon. If not, I’m going to have to bring in my 5 special negotiation tactics when I’m home for Christmas. Four of these involve baked good bribery.

Man, that Hollywood. She’s one tough town.

 (For more strike information, check out these links:

  • Office-specific coverage has been handled beautifully by Tanster over at OfficeTally.
  • Deadline Hollywood Daily is a pretty good round-up of all strike related news.
  • And Ain’t It Cool News has a good article with lots of snippets about other involved parties in the strike.
  • Also, writer/director James Gunn (and Jenna Fischer’s ex-husband) has written an extremely honest blog on the strike right here. )

When the last new episodes of our favorite shows have aired, we’re going to start a post where you’re going to recommend to me and your fellow interns TV shows that we should check out or catch up on via the magic of DVD. So start thinkin’ Lincoln!

If you’ve watched it, and only if you’ve watched it, meet us post-jump! Post-haste!

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