Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Office Finale: Final Table Read Video Released

UPDATE: This video is available on the DVD set for Season Nine's Special Features.

We stumbled on this hidden YouTube gem (linked at the bottom of this post) with the taped final table reading of The Office.  It's over an hour long so while we hope you'll take the time to watch it, we understand if you can't and have therefore provided the highlights of everything that didn't make it into the aired episode.

The video opens with executive producer and The Office U.S. creator Greg Daniels seated at the center of the table with John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer sitting to his right and left. The rest of the main cast sits around the U-shaped table, with Director Ken Kwapis sitting to the far left side of the screen, while supporting cast members and various crew members sit in rows of chairs ahead of them. 

It's an emotional scene as Daniels announces it is their last table read.
 "I want to make some final remarks." Daniels opens, "Ten years ago, my agent gave me a tape to watch, a VHS tape, of the British Office, I showed to to my wife and said 'Do you think I should adapt this for the US?' She said 'Absolutely not.' But lucky for me I didn't listen.  I've done not much else for ten years, this show has been my passion and my family. Literally in many cases. And it's been a privilege to be a part of it.  Sad to see it end. The best part of it all was that it brought me together with the most passionate, talented, funny, dedicated, wonderful group of people."

When the script opens, Daniels points out that the first page includes a photo of the first table read for the Pilot episode back in 2004. 


Daniels begins to list the cast and their roles for the last time and it is emotional as Jenna comforts a crying Angela Kinsey and Oscar Nunez cheers for Craig Robinson. 

Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey: Finale Table Read

Oscar Nunez and Craig Robinson: Finale Table Read
After all introductions are made, the cast begins reading the original finale script.  It was meant to be a cold open, with one amazing final prank on Dwight from Jim.  This time, Jim's enlisted Pam's help in training a cat, costumed Hank the security guard, and broken into Dwight's computer all with the intent of making Dwight believe he is in The Matrix.  

Here's our favorite moment when Hank acts as Dorpheus (Morpheus' brother) reenacting an iconic scene from the film series, while Jim and Pam watch on from a hidden location:


HANK (As Dorpheus): If you take the blue pill, you stay in the matrix and remember none of this. Life will go one as it is for you. If you take the red pill, I open your eyes and show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes. 
DWIGHT: I'll take the blue pill.
HANK (As Dorpheus): Uh...but the blue is the one that keeps you in the program. The red's the cool one.
DWIGHT: No, I understand. And I will take the blue pill please.
HANK (As Dorpheus): Uh, maybe I didn't explain this well enough...
DWIGHT: Hey, hey, look, Dorpheus. You have to believe me.  I really respect the work you and your brother are doing. And I would like to help.  But the timing is terrible. I'm manager now, I own this building, I run a very substantial farm...plus I'm about to marry the woman I love. Maybe that love is just a series of zeroes and ones, but I don't want to give it up. Look, no one hates machines more than me, it's just- I'm happy! I'm truly happy.

PAM: Aww.
JIM: Are you kidding me?! I hired thirty people!

Such a shame we didn't get to see this epic prank.
The read continues with the scene that replaced the original cold open, Dwight updating us all on the goings-on of Dunder Mifflin Scranton in the months since the Documentary aired. But extended.  For instance, Jim jokes about Pam leaving him before saying he's kidding and they're doing fine.  Clark explains that local high school kids copied Jim's pranks from the show, forcing him to make appearances at the schools and that Phyllis and Bob appeared on The Today Show. Meredith announces she's become a vegan, after attending a dog fight over the summer. There's also a sweet and funny wedding talk exchange between Dwight and Angela.

Jim and Pam, as well as Darryl, all discuss Andy's unfortunate events since his embarrassing singing audition that went viral.  The script basically returns to the aired version for a while, but then we hear some dialogue from the girls about plans for Angela's bachelorette party. Then Pam has a surprising encounter with a fan who acts as though she knows her personally. The script again returns to what was aired.

At the bachelorette party, we get an extended scene with the girls playing a game: Boink, Marry or Kill.  Erin claims she would kill Kevin but when Angela suggests she would kill Toby, Erin changes her answer to killing Toby as well. Then they play a version of the Newlywed Game asking Angela questions about Dwight while Phyllis shows his answers prerecorded on her cellphone's video camera. There's also a mild unexplained suggestion that Meredith has been sober before she joins the party by drinking a cocktail. Dwight misunderstanding his stripper for a waitress and the reveal of Meredith's son Jake as Angela's stripper, get huge laughs from the room. Later on, Kevin explains that he acquired his bar by gaining a $16,000 credit at the bar from people who'd seen him in the documentary wanting to buy him drinks.  "It was cheaper to make me a partner." he says.  

Stanley's return is also longer than originally aired, and he explains his interest in carving birds is better than doing crossword puzzles because it takes longer and you can do it in the rain. Kevin uses orange juice as a comparison in answering the question posed to him about how weird it was to have their lives filmed.  "It's just smushed up oranges.  How weird is that?" Oscar and Darryl both get propositioned about being single.  Also in the original script, Jenny Tan of OfficeTally is named and it's said she runs a fansite for the documentary. (In case you didn't know, the "Harry Potter" woman is the blogger behind OfficeTally.com, the most successful Office fansite on the web, partly responsible for The Office remaining on the air as long as it did.)

Toby muses about how a homeless man came up to him telling him not to worry, "it gets better." which gets a big laugh from everyone. As they leave the Q&A meeting, more fans try to get Pam to reveal what Jim had written her in the note, but Jim steps in and takes her away to a private location. 

Once at the wedding, Oscar explains that Dwight took some convincing to baby-proof the farm.  Daniels' narrates a B-roll that would have been shown with Dwight placing corks on the end of pitch fork tongs and even on the horns of his bull.  Then this sweet and funny interaction takes place between Dwight and Oscar:

DWIGHT: I'd like you to be Phillip's gay father.
OSCAR: You mean Godfather.
DWIGHT: That's what I said. 
OSCAR: Wow.  I would be honored. 
DWIGHT: I'm envious, you get to buy him his first horse.

The table read does not involve Michael Scott at all, the scene in which he appears when it aired, is skipped over nonchalantly as if no one is the wiser.  One can't help but wonder if this was to avoid spoilers or if at the time, they didn't know he would return for a cameo. Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak are also not present at the table read, although their lines are spoken by an unknown woman and man in the front row for the sake of the read. 

A big difference from the aired episode is Dwight and Angela's first dance being set to Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" (rather than Motley Crue's "Angela" which made the final cut) which would have included a funny talking head of Dwight saying: "I just started listening to Bruce Springsteen. He's really good!" Which gets a big laugh from the room. 

And it is Creed who gets one of Michael's few lines from the final episode "I feel like my kids all grew up and married each other. It's every parent's dream." in the table read. Phyllis also was supposed to give a toast at the wedding, saying she'd known about their romance ever since she'd walked in on them having sex years earlier, and quips that even though they acted mad, they liked it.

"And if I'm being honest, I guess I liked it too."
During Andy's toast, he also mentions having a fiance and that he'll be getting married the next year in Nantucket. Erin's parents also explain their reason for giving her up for adoption: They were traveling puppeteers. Ravi also catches Ryan and Kelly making out, and Kelly gets after him for bringing the baby "to watch two people trying to get it on.  God, could you be any more in appropriate?" Ravi gives the baby back and leaves and as Kelly holds the baby, Ryan starts freaking out about her trying to wrangle him into a commitment again.  He asks her to raise the baby saying he needs to focus on himself for once and leaves.  "Thanks Kell, love you!" he says, leaving his infant son in her arms.

Nellie's story closes up with the news that she's traveling back to England to interview for another job in the paper business at a firm called Wernham Hogg (The Dunder Mifflin of The Office U.K.)  When Jenna says her lines answering the Dunder Mifflin phone and looking over at Jim sitting at his desk in the classic Jim-Pam shot, her voice breaks as she says "No, Jim Halpert doesn't work here anymore." The cast laughs as they speak lines reminiscing about major moments from the series.  Ed Truck's decapitation, Michael hitting Meredith with his car, and Andy and Erin in Florida.  When Creed picks up his guitar and starts singing a small part of his song "All the Faces," (which did make it into the final episode) the camera meaningfully pans across the main cast members reactions. Ed and John smile, while Jenna and Angela tear up. 

 "I saw a friend today. It had been a while.
And we forgot each others names. But it didn’t matter.
‘Cause deep inside the feeling still remained the same."

The cast then starts talking about who's worked there the longest.  Phyllis explains that it's her now since she started two days after Stanley, but it used to be him. Jim jokes that the plant has been there the longest and they all decide to take the plant outside to plant it near the entrance to the office bulding, while Erin chants: "Office plant! Office plant!" The script returns to the office as the now famous talking heads make their closing remarks.  Here are the ones that didn't make the final cut:

TOBY: I realized something watching the documentary. Just making an honest living, doing your best, trying to find some love and something to smile about, that's heroic. That's why in my new Chad Flenderson novel.. (group laughs through tears)...Chad's just a day to day office worker like the rest of us.  Until a mysterious letter arrives....

ANGELA: This documentary should have been called "Dwight & Angela: A Love Story." Wouldn't that have been better than just a show about an office? 

PETE: "I always knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry." -Unknown. That's my yearbook quote. 

And Jim's is different...

JIM: When people ask me what it was like to work for a paper supply company for nine years, they always assume I'll say it was ordinary, or mind-numbingly boring. But you know what? They haven't been in the room when Kevin Malone played the bongos, or been surprised by the wrath of Angela Martin, or the warmth of Angela Martin. Or had dirt thrown in their face by Dwight Schrute, or celebrated Christmas with Meredith Palmer.  So no.  My answer is: It wasn't boring.  It was a three-ring circus for twelve years and I loved every second of it. (continues after other talking heads) Regrets? I regret letting Michael fall into that koi pond. I regret taking so long to tell Pam how I felt.  The way I treated Dwight was....correct. Love the guy, but he deserved all of that. 

Jenna's last iconic line of "Isn't that kind of the point?" makes her lose her composure. 

Truth and beauty in the most ordinary things.

Daniels says that's the end of the show and the cast and crew all clap for more than a minute, while the camera pans around the room showing the cast crying and embracing while John gives the camera a classic look. 

T-Shirt idea: Goodbyes Stink.
As Ed, Brian and Angela all wipe their eyes and the room dulls to a silence, Rainn breaks the tension by declaring. "Ok here's my notes." The room laughs and the video comes to an end. 





Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"A Fan-ifesto" By: Co-Admin Christine

You guys have probably seen me blast some variation of "BEST FANS EVER!!!" periodically over the last (almost) three years, and I want all of you to know, I mean that from the bottom of my heart. It soars with the eagle's nest when I think of you, truly ;) You are, how you say? Beautiful.  All of you.

I wish I could afford to send each of you one of these mugs.
A little over 4 years ago, I discovered the amazing show The Office. Yeah, I was a late bloomer, but 4 popular Facebook pages and a website later, I hope I've made up for it with enthusiasm :) The first episode I ever watched was Season Six's "St. Patrick's Day."  Pretty quickly thereafter, I spent the summer watching the previous 5 seasons on Netflix.  In doing so, I found that the thing I loved most about it was not just Michael Scott (who is, by the way, my very favorite character all though I love them all), or even the hearts of the show, Jim & Pam, or any other characters, but the fantastic! comedic writing.  And specifically, the one-liners.

In the weeks leading up to Season Seven's "Goodbye Michael" in which I knew thought Michael Scott would make his final appearance on my beloved new favorite show, I began seeking out a Facebook page that might give me some of his quotes in my personal feed.  The pickings were slim, to say the least.  And so it got me thinking: What if I made one? It would be a way of hanging on to Michael even though he'd be leaving the show soon and who knows? Maybe a few dozen other people might enjoy them as well? (Little did I know at the time how big we would become).

And so, Michael Scott-isms, our very first page, was born.  (Side note: Don't bother searching for it or "liking" it on Facebook, it's no longer active which I'll explain shortly.) Now previous to this, I'd had zero experience with admining a page and had no idea how to make it grow.  All I wanted to do was post quotes from Michael that I thought were funny. But with the hype of Michael leaving, people found it on their own in those first few days.  I remember the first time I signed into the page and saw that it actually had more than just myself as a fan and I was so excited I did a little happy dance :) Seeing the attention it was getting, I decided I wanted more of that, so I started linking quotes to The Office's official Facebook page.  Pretty quickly, I realized I was not the only one who'd been so disturbed by Michael leaving the show that I'd sought out internet comfort and laughs.

We Miss You Michael Scott was another new page, started within days of Scott-isms, and growing quickly just like mine.  Eventually, the admin of that page and I started trading ideas, keeping each other going when we'd felt we were starting to run out of quotes (as if that were possible), and constantly talking about how we could make it better for the fans and for ourselves.

The attention we were getting felt so good that I vowed to myself in those early days that my number one priority would always be to listen to what the fans had to say, use your ideas and criticisms to make it better, and never use the page for anything other than what you had signed up for: Quotes from your favorite show. One of the first ideas given by a fan, and quickly implemented, was also starting a page for "The rest of the cast": The Office-isms. When Michael Scott-isms hit 500 fans, I launched The Office-isms page and reveled in having a forum to post my favorite Dwight, Jim & Pam, Meredith, Creed, and so on, moments.

Soon after, you guys started demanding asking that I post daily on both pages. ;) But having a job and no one helping me and no ability to preschedule a post, I just didn't have that kind of time to put into it, as much as I'd wanted to.  And so, I enlisted your help and asked if any fans would like to help me in order to make both daily pages, truly not expecting much of a response.  Within 24 hours, I'd received 27 inquires. (I think both pages only had about 800 fans at the time so that's a pretty big number) I was completely blown away by the amount of interest! Unfortunately, and reluctantly, I had to narrow it down to a select few who would become the Co-Admins of both pages.  Three of these people, Co-Admins Maggie, Diana and Nick, are still to this day involved with the page. (Learn more about the Co-Admins of The Office-isms here)

Initially, I used to post the quotes with Season and Episode numbers (Those funky S#E# things you see at the bottom of nearly all our posts) but it was Nick's idea to add the episode titles, something we've got a lot of awesome feedback for ever since.  It was Maggie's idea to post screenshots along with the quotes, something I hadn't previously thought of.  And it was Diana's idea for everyone to stay on a set schedule each posting on a certain day of the week to make sure we never missed a day and let the fans down.

Everybody started out as fans, just like you
Fast forward about a year and Co-Admins Trey and Zak, also fans of the pages, came into the fold.  Trey is an amazing person with so much heart and responsible for helping create more than a few of the Top 10 this or that's that we've posted over the years.  Zak is such a huge Creed fan he gave me the idea to start Creed Thoughts which he co-runs along with another Co-Admin, who we'll get to in a minute, and myself.

Did you know that even our page/website slogan: "That's What They Said" was suggested by a fan? And that the first of our profile pictures were voted on by you, our fans? And further, that when Facebook switched to Timeline and none of us knew how to do anything with digital art, a fan designed our first cover photos? (Felipe Ruiz who is one of this week's -Isms Dundie Award winners for his amazing work)

Eventually, it came to be that every day of the week was covered and both pages were being run like well-oiled machines almost entirely without my help due to these amazing people.  I felt so blessed, I wanted to give more back to the fans, so I'd started Fan Request Thursdays so you guys would have more say in what we posted.  But that didn't satisfy the "itch" I had to do more.  And so, I began to develop the website you're reading this very article on.  It took a lot of work and a crash course in both web development and Photoshop, but eventually, on 01/01/2013, TheOfficeisms.com launched, the same year The Office cast would take it's final bow. Coincidentally, when it launched, we decided to retire the Scott-isms page and make The Office-isms our main page full of quotes from ALL members of the cast, rather than everyone except Michael.

If fact, the amount of work the website took required me to recruit even more of you to help with the big ideas I had, and so Co-Admins Kevin, Shivani and Mandy came into the mix.  Kevin has become my right-hand man, one of the biggest fans of the show I've ever seen out of thousands, and helps Zak and I with Creed Thoughts and also helps host the Viewing Parties we run here on the website sometimes, and even sticks around to watch all of the episodes we had planned even if you guys are too busy to show up, which isn't often.  Yknow all those Tumblr style memes you see on The Office-isms a few times a week? You have Co-Admin Shivani to thank for those.  And Mandy has been one of the biggest assets of all, she's written multiple articles for the website as well as cast biographies.

When we first launched the website, for the first few weeks or so we began posting our quotes here, but you guys spoke up pretty quickly letting us know we were taking it in the wrong direction by straying from Facebook. We very quickly went back to posting quotes on Facebook daily, where they belonged. You wanted more show news, especially as The Office was drawing to a close, and so we gave it to you in the form of Spoiler articles here on the website.  And when the show was finally coming to an end, we were getting so much interest in fans wanting to feel like part of a community, all sadly saying goodbye together, that that's when we began running Viewing Parties and started working on proper ways to say Goodbye.  Like this funny article trying to make you laugh through the sadness, and our Goodbye Video.

T-Shirt idea
It seemed no matter what we did, as long as we kept listening to you and kept your ideas in the fore-front of our minds, we could do no wrong by you.  We began to feel comfortable getting more creative by creating digital art you could enjoy on your personal profiles, like Facebook Cover photos, and started writing quizzes like Which The Office Character Are You? and The Office: Ultimate Trivia Challenge.  We were able to do these things because we knew we had your support.

After the show ended, we made sure you all knew we weren't going anywhere because if we could begin with a Michael Scott page around the time he left and remain popular for two years, we knew you guys would keep us active long after the show graced our screens for the last time.

Nearly 25K total followers on Facebook all pages combined, nearly 75K hits on an only 16 month old website and constant activity on all, we've become one of the top Office fan groups on the World Wide Web.  And in the end, we owe it all to you.

Whether you were our 2nd fan, our 1,000th, or our most recent, The Office-isms is yours. You've shaped it, molded it, grew it and made it become the success I alone never dreamed it would or could be.  My only regret is how long it's taken to get around to letting you guys know how deeply I appreciate each and every one of you.  So in closing, thank you.  Thank you for giving me and thousands of others one of the best internet Office experiences available.  If I've said it once, I'll say it a hundred times: Best. Fans. Ever.

-Co-Admin Christine

Additional Co-Admins joined post Office finale to help run our other non-Office -isms pages, Community-isms, Parks and Recreation-isms, Friends-isms and SNL-isms, but all of these people came from The Office-isms abundant pool of fans.  They include: Co-Admins Rish, Kevin P, and Russel. All of whom are featured on our Meet Us page and are amazing :)


Monday, February 10, 2014

LONELY HEARTS CLUB LOVE WEEK VIEWING PARTY!

LOVE WEEK!

This Thursday, 2/13/2014, we'll be running a Lonely Hearts Club Viewing Party here on TheOfficeisms.com with an episode for each of the four major romances from the series. Just because you might not have a Jim to your Pam or a Holly to your Michael, doesn't mean you can't still get into the spirit with the rest of us for Valentine's Day this year!


We've carefully chosen four highlight episodes of each of the four romances that we think showcase their love stories best.  

VIEWING PARTY SCHEDULE: (Begins THURSDAY at 9PM EST and will run to roughly 11:30 PM EST)

9PM-9:25PM - Ryan and Kelly: S5E7 "Business Trip"
9:30PM - 10:15 PM - Jim and Pam: S6E4 "Niagara"
10:20 PM - 10:45 PM - Michael and Holly S7E18 "Garage Sale"
10:50 PM - 11:30 PM - Dwight and Angela S9E16 "Moving On"

CLICK HERE to join our chat room where you will find the stream links to our chosen episodes.  Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Paul Lieberstein (Toby Flenderson)

"Toby Flenderson is everything that
 is wrong with the paper industry."
-Michael Scott
Paul Bevan Lieberstein, known to Office fans as Toby Flenderson: The awkward, unlovable and pitiful Human Resources Representative at Dunder Mifflin, Scranton, was born on February 22nd 1967. Although his character became Michael Scott's object of unexplained hatred, he is possibly the most influential and connected of all the cast members of The Office.

His sister, Susanne, is President of Lifetime Entertainment Services, and is married to The Office US Creator and Executive Producer, Greg Daniels. His brother, Warren Lieberstein, was married to Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin on The Office) for ten years, four of those during the time the series was running.

But while you might share Michael Scott's vehement distaste for Toby's monotone character, you might not know that Paul Lieberstein, the writer and director, is responsible for some of the greatest moments in Office history. He wrote what is arguably the very best episode of The Office: Season 5's "Stress Relief". He also wrote and directed "Money" a fan favorite from Season 4. And although his character Toby crushed hard on Pam and resented her relationship with Jim, if you remember that iconic moment when Jim FINALLY asks Pam out on a date, you have writer Paul and Michael Schur (Mose Schrute) to thank for it.

Here is a complete list of Paul's writing and directing credits for The Office: US.

Written episodes of The Office

"Health Care" (April 5, 2005) – Season 1
"The Client" (November 8, 2005) – Season 2
"The Carpet" (January 26, 2006) – Season 2
"Dwight's Speech" (March 2, 2006) – Season 2
"The Coup" (October 5, 2006) – Season 3
"Cocktails" (February 22, 2007) – Season 3
"The Job" along with Michael Schur (May 17, 2007) – Season 3
"Money" (October 18, 2007) – Season 4
"Goodbye, Toby" along with Jennifer Celotta (May 15, 2008) – Season 4
"Stress Relief" (February 1, 2009) – Season 5
"Company Picnic" along with Jennifer Celotta (May 14, 2009) – Season 5
"Gossip" (September 17, 2009) – Season 6
"Sex Ed" (October 14, 2010) – Season 7
"Search Committee" (May 19, 2011) - Season 7
"The Incentive" (September 29, 2011) - Season 8
"The Farm" (March 14, 2013) - Season 9

Directed episodes of The Office

"Money" (October 18, 2007) – Season 4
"Two Weeks" (March 26, 2009) – Season 5
"Gossip" (September 17, 2009) – Season 6
"Whistleblower" (May 20, 2010) – Season 6
"Sex Ed" (October 14, 2010) – Season 7
"Training Day" (April 14, 2011) – Season 7
"The Farm" (March 14, 2013) - Season 9

Before his Office claim to fame, Paul was born in Westport, Connecticut to Judith and Stanley Lieberstein. He attended Hamilton College and graduated in 1989 as an economics major. Paul has said about his first job after college: "I worked as an auditor at Peat Marwick. I didn't last six months. It was like watching my soul drain out." Two days after quitting, he kicked off his writing career by composing a script for Cheers, which never aired. He then did a short stint at his father's law firm, but said he was "actually working as little as I could so I could write. I did 10 scripts in two years."

He eventually landed his first writing gig, as a staff writer for the Nickelodeon sitcom: Clarissa Explains It All, and went on to write for the short lived sitcoms Weird Science and The Naked Truth. His writing star rose as he became a writer and producer for 5 years on the hit animated show: King of the Hill, for which he won his first Emmy award. He went on to write for other notable series' such as The Drew Carey Show and The Bernie Mac Show. But it wasn't until The Office that he added "Actor" to his resume, though he hadn't planned for that.

"I was originally going to do one line in the first episode, but the president of NBC saw my scene and said, "He's funny. Let's use more of him." I had no acting experience — my training came on the show by working with incredibly talented actors like Steve and Rainn Wilson."

Paul, along with the other producers of The Office, won his second Emmy in 2006 for Outstanding Comedy Series.

As The Office came to a close in the 2012-2013 9th season, Paul prepared for the end of the series by shifting gears. He, along with Rainn Wilson and Michael Schur, spearheaded a possible Office Spinoff: The Farm, which would have centered around Dwight Schrute's Beet Farm. The Office episode "The Farm" was written by Paul as a backdoor pilot for the potential series, but unfortunately NBC decided not to go through with the spinoff.

Fast forward to 2014 and Paul has joined Aaron Sorkin as a writer and Executive Producer on the acclaimed HBO series: The Newsroom, staring Jeff Daniels. It's third and final season will premiere this fall.

It may be The Office's longest running joke to despise Toby Flenderson, but we here at The Office-isms have nothing but love for the man behind the scenes, Paul Lieberstein. The Office wouldn't have been the fantastic series it was without him. 

Or Toby...I guess.


Monday, January 20, 2014

Meme-isms


Michael Scott The Office AIDS Meme

Angela Martin The Office Poop Meme

Jim dressed as Dwight Bears Beets Battlestar Galactica The Office Meme

Jim The Office Lord Beer Me Strength Meme

Two Queens on Casino Night Drop a Deuce Michael Scott The Office Meme

Dwight Murder Muckduck Mukduk The Office Meme

Barack Obama Michael Scott The Office Stanley Heart Attack Meme

Jim Halpert Hot The Office John Krasinski Hubba Hubba Meme

Lazy Scranton Dwight and Michael Scott The Office Meme

Michael Scott hates Toby Meme Jay-Z

Michael Scott Church The Office Jesus Checkmate Atheists Meme

The Flaws of Michael Scott Meme

Superstitious Little Stitious Michael Scott The Office Meme

The Office Marathon Sweet Brown Meme

Fool me once Michael Scott The Office Meme


Michael Scott Holly Flax Wicka Wicka What? Meme The Office

Michael Scott YouTube The Office Meme

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

IT IS OUR BIRTHDAY.

One year ago today, we launched TheOfficeisms.com.

Happy Birthday, TheOfficeisms.com!

Because of you, our awesome fans, we've had nearly 60,000 hits, enjoyed numerous live and scheduled viewing parties, and even said goodbye to the show together.



We want to thank all of you who've kept us going but hitting "like" and viewing our content.  We do it all out of love for the show and for you, the fans.  In case you missed some of the highlights of our stuff in the last year, here they are:

Our Most Popular Tests:

Our Most Popular Videos:

Our Most Popular Posts:



Monday, December 23, 2013

The Office-isms: Christmas Edition

We love you guys :)

Christmas is just around the corner, and what's the best part about this time of year? More than likely you've got a day or two off work or school and can marathon classic The Office Christmas episodes.  In case you forgot which they were, here's a list:

The Office: Christmas Episodes

S2E10 "Christmas Party" (Written by Michael Schur) -
Classic moments: Jim gives Pam a teapot full of meaningful Tchotchkes, Phyllis only loves Michael a homemade oven mitt's worth, and Dwight wears his elf ears.

S3E10 "A Benihana Christmas" (Written by Jennifer Celotta) - 
Classic moments: Carol breaks up with Michael over his inappropriate photoshopping, the bros in The Office take him to Benihana to cheer him up, where he meets his next "true love," an Asian girl he can't tell apart from her friend.

S5E10 "Moroccan Christmas" (Written by Justin Spitzer) - 
Classic moments: Phyllis has dirt on Angela and takes over the PPC, planning a Moroccan themed Christmas party, Andy plays the sitar and Michael stages an intervention for Meredith after her hair catches on fire.

S6E12 "Secret Santa" (Written by Mindy Kaling) - 
Classic moments: Jim lets Phyllis be Santa for this year's party, which Michael refuses to accept. Michael ultimately decides to offer an alternative Santa, but when that doesn't work, he becomes a very petulant Jesus Christ.

S7E11 "Classy Christmas" (Written by Mindy Kaling) - 
Classic moments: Opening includes the Holiday card photoshoot, Michael takes over planning the party after he finds out Holly will return to Scranton and becomes Santa Bond. Pam uses her art skills to craft a meaningful gift for Jim. Jim and Dwight have an epic snowball showdown.

S8E10 "Christmas Wishes" (Written by Mindy Kaling) - 
Classic moments: Andy, as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, decides to grant wishes to his employees, Stanley has an outburst about thematic Christmas parties, Darryl and Val begin dating and Erin gets incredibly drunk. Dwight, Creed, Nate and Gabe all rock out to Transiberian Orchestra's version of Carol of the Bells.

S9E9 "Dwight Christmas" (Written by Robert Patrick) - 
Classic moments: The Office drops the ball on planning a party this year, and ultimately it's decided they will have a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas, headed by Dwight. Dwight becomes "Belsnickel," a holiday being who decides whether they've been Impish or Admirable.


Memes
When you've finished your marathon, you might want to share a Christmas meme with your friends. Enjoy!

Christmas The Office Meme, Dwight

Christmas The Office Meme, Pam

Christmas The Office Meme

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

Christmas The Office Meme, Michael

Facebook Cover Photos

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Christmas Gifts for The Office fans

And of course, it's never too late to show your beloved Office fan you care with memorabilia. And if no one loves you enough to get them for you, this is where those VISA gift cards come in handy!

Huge sales as of this posting!

Own something worn by the cast!



Merry Christmas!!!!

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