The Office spinoff in the works

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  1. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

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    http://www.imdb.com/news/ni21699872/

    First thought? Bad idea. But, I'm sure I'd at least take a look.
     
  2. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Yeah, you can never tell until you see it. Could be good like Frasier, or it could be Joey.
     
  3. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    I might enjoy more Schrute. Same producers I assume?
     
  4. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

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    Please no.
     
  5. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Do you think they will diversify into other crops? That would be an awesome storyline.
     
  6. TheMerk

    TheMerk Always Bid First

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    This could be an American version of Fawlty Towers.

    I'll give it a shot.
     
  7. That Don Guy

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    I'll believe there is a The Office spinoff when I see it (or hear that the pilot(s) crashed and burned so badly - never mind Joey; think W*A*L*T*E*R (or does anybody else remember the attempted Family Ties spinoff, The Art of Being Nick) - that they decided not to pick up the series).

    The last time somebody "officially" announced one, it became Parks & Recreation.
     
  8. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    What do you mean? Parks and Rec is a spinoff?
     
  9. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    The episodes of The Office that have taken place at Schrute Farms have been pretty funny. I'd at least try it out.
     
  10. DougF

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    I don't know if the announcement was ever official. But the last time we heard about a spinoff of "The Office", it was to star Amy Poehler and eventually morphed into "Parks and Recreation".
     
  11. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Hmm. Not sure what the tie in would have been. Do you know what about the Office was going to be spun off?
     
  12. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    I think they were funny because they had other members of the Office there. I don't know if I could handle just Dwight and his brother.
     
  13. Bierboy

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    Nothing...and I mean NOTHING....will EVER approach the hilarity of Fawlty Towers...
     
  14. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Maybe they'll introduce his other brother:

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  15. That Don Guy

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    From what I have read, I think part of the problem was that they couldn't decide just what to spin off, and when Amy Poehler got involved, they dropped the whole spinoff idea.
     
  16. ihatecable

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    I would think he would be better suited to running a B&B&B. That is Bed & Breakfast & Beets,lol
     
  17. whitson77

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    Who would be the likable character on this?
     
  18. Zevida

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    Right. Dwight is funny because he has a straight man to play off. I don't think he would be funny as a standalone character.
     
  19. ElJay

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    Sounds like an April Fool's joke?
     
  20. mattack

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    YET ANOTHER version..

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0777277/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084973/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182623/

    I knew about the 2nd, with Bea Arthur as the Basil standin.

    I was fairly sure there was one more, didn't realize there was a third.

    BTW, as I said on a news article, I think this could be good for an episode or two, or a very short run intended limited series (6 eps?), or even used AS some of the Office episodes (though that would probably PO a lot of people).
     

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