The Office - "Search Committee" - 05/19/2011

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  1. May 20, 2011 #81 of 188
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    You guys have to remember that Paul Lieberstein (Toby) is the showrunner for The Office, and this was the end of what must have been an extremely stressful season for him. I'm sure he was exhausted and just needs a couple weeks to relax and unwind.
     
  2. May 20, 2011 #82 of 188
    busyba

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    He didn't just look tired, he looked like Christian Bale in The Machinist.
     
  3. May 20, 2011 #83 of 188
    DevdogAZ

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    Right, but maybe all the stress caused him not to eat.
     
  4. May 20, 2011 #84 of 188
    busyba

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    I need to get a job as a showrunner. :(
     
  5. May 20, 2011 #85 of 188
    daveak

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    Then you can look like Toby. :eek:
     
  6. May 20, 2011 #86 of 188
    busyba

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    If I lose as much weight as Toby seems to have lost, I'll look a lot better than he does now, believe me. :)
     
  7. May 20, 2011 #87 of 188
    getreal

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    You actually did not notice the extreme weight loss?
    This was from 2008:
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  8. May 20, 2011 #88 of 188
    uncdrew

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    Steamrolled over everyone else in terms of you enjoying the acting, right?

    As far as an interview goes, he was horrible. No way would anyone hire that guy for anything.
     
  9. May 20, 2011 #89 of 188
    Jesda

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    I think they almost have to use a big name to keep ratings from declining.
     
  10. May 21, 2011 #90 of 188
    Bierboy

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    Why? He was a jerk before, during and after the interview....
     
  11. May 21, 2011 #91 of 188
    Bierboy

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    First of all, it's "Jo"...not "Joe". Second of all, she already has a regular gig in "Harry's Law"....
     
  12. May 21, 2011 #92 of 188
    Jesda

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    And third of all, none of them will be the next American Idol
     
  13. May 21, 2011 #93 of 188
    pgogborn

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    Based on the interview my guess is that if you were making a ongoing documentary about a paper company - you would be praying Nellie Bertram [Catherine Tate] is the one that gets the job :)

    But did you not catch a glimpse of steeliness when Nellie Bertram said something along the lines of 'I think I'm Jo's best friend. She's not my best friend'.
     
  14. May 21, 2011 #94 of 188
    Fofer

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    Not in the real world, perhaps. But lets review some of the actions and decisions of the characters on this show, shall we? It's kind of an absurdist comedy at times. So anything's possible.

    Spader was GREAT in this episode but I don't think he'll be picked. My gut tells me it'll be Catherine Tate.
     
  15. May 21, 2011 #95 of 188
    uncdrew

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    Anything's possible, of course.

    Jim seems to have a level head about this, and Spader creeped him out. If it's truly Jim's decision to make, it won't be Spader. I think if it's Jim's decision, it's either going to be Finger Lakes, another candidate we haven't seen yet, or Jim.

    If Jo gets involved, it could easily be Jo's friend.
     
  16. May 21, 2011 #96 of 188
    Bryanmc

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    It's either going to be Catherine Tate or someone from the existing cast. No one else.
     
  17. May 21, 2011 #97 of 188
    Fofer

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    So sayeth Bryanmc. And so it shall be done!
     
  18. May 21, 2011 #98 of 188
    Jesda

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    Tate's character shares Michael Scott's level of incompetence, so she seems likely.
     
  19. May 21, 2011 #99 of 188
    Bryanmc

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    The rationale is simple. No "big name" that we saw interviewed is going to follow Steve Carrell ala Charlie Sheen/Spin City.

    It's prestigious to guest star on a sitcom (every one of them except for Tate was there strictly because of their fame), it's just about the exact opposite of prestigious to step into a potentially dying sitcom when the main star has just left. We didn't see any of the characters they played, we saw James Spader, Ray Romano, etc. They were there because of their status.

    Catherine Tate however has virtually no US presence, but she's hugely popular (and talented) in England. She'd be the perfect fit. There was no reason for her to be in the interview mix from a ratings standpoint (she added almost no notoriety like the others did). So why was she there? Because she's a great comedic actress and in a place in her career where taking a job on a US sitcom would be a step forward, not backward.

    I'm not saying she will get the job (it's possible the writers haven't even decided on which way they will go) but out of all the outside people interviewed I think she's the only likely possibility.

    But I say it's even money against someone internal like Andy getting the job. I don't see Darrel getting it.
     
  20. ct1

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    But he's black.

    Of course, we don't want him getting uppity.
     

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