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(Deadline)   Brian Baumgartner to star in a new Greg Daniels comedy, becoming basically the last cast member of The Office to get his own sitcom   (deadline.com) divider line 50
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2012-10-26 11:46:21 AM
Hope he erases the porn on his computer before he leaves.
 
2012-10-26 11:46:28 AM
With a face like that I can't imagine why it took so long.
 
2012-10-26 11:51:24 AM
Is it the Kool-Aid man?

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2012-10-26 11:51:30 AM
I hope this helps him put first dinner on the table for his family.
 
2012-10-26 11:55:45 AM
wtfisupwithmylovelife.com

/approves
 
2012-10-26 12:02:12 PM
So who will his hot wife that he is tired of having sex with be?
 
2012-10-26 12:03:58 PM
Wow, first human to break the sound barrier without an aircraft and now THIS. Good for him.
 
2012-10-26 12:09:05 PM
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fark No.
 
2012-10-26 12:15:20 PM
Can they please make it a buddy comedy so Kevin and Oscar can still be on the same show, please?
 
2012-10-26 12:18:19 PM

kobrakai: Can they please make it a buddy comedy so Kevin and Oscar can still be on the same show, please?


That would be awesome.

Also, Jim and Dwight. Those two could carry a half hour each week no sweat. Last night's pumpkin intro was so hilarious. The subtle things man make it so funny. The baseball bat on the dummy was deemed the "only" way to break it off his head.

/haulin' cube
 
2012-10-26 12:22:47 PM
Wait--he already does do another show:
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2012-10-26 12:27:57 PM

sure haven't: kobrakai: Can they please make it a buddy comedy so Kevin and Oscar can still be on the same show, please?

That would be awesome.

Also, Jim and Dwight. Those two could carry a half hour each week no sweat. Last night's pumpkin intro was so hilarious. The subtle things man make it so funny. The baseball bat on the dummy was deemed the "only" way to break it off his head.

/haulin' cube


I haven't watched this season at all but I'll have to check that out. Oscar and Kevin have great chemistry and could be a show unto themselves. I still laugh at Kevin asking Oscar how his "gaycation" went and Oscar giving him the fist bump for it.
 
2012-10-26 12:28:26 PM
This ain't gonna make it. Shrute's show ain't gonna make it. Kapoor's show ain't gonna make it. These are low dosage characters. Kramer faling once an episode was funny. Falling every 3 minutes when he got his own show, not funny.
 
2012-10-26 12:30:13 PM
Is he still going to pitch for the Giants?
 
2012-10-26 12:30:50 PM

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/approves


Bravo.
 
2012-10-26 12:38:51 PM

hbk72777: This ain't gonna make it. Shrute's show ain't gonna make it. Kapoor's show ain't gonna make it. These are low dosage characters. Kramer faling once an episode was funny. Falling every 3 minutes when he got his own show, not funny.


But none of these people (except Rainn Wilson) will be playing their Office characters. Yes, they'll be typecast and everyone will expect them to be, but it's not as if they're giving sitcoms to Kevin Malone, Kelly Kapoor, and Darryl Robinson. I think that's his last name.

Most, if not all, probably still won't make it though. These are just pilots, not series orders.
 
2012-10-26 12:41:18 PM
The Office is just a corpse at this point. You can tell most of the actors have checked out. Erin still gets laughs from me (she had a great line last night), but overall there is very little to enjoy anymore. Having the entire Cornell a cappella group in the office simply to set up a Colbert cameo was utterly pathetic.
 
2012-10-26 12:48:10 PM
I don't think I've ever seem Brian Baumgartner interviewed outside of his character, and I really don't want to. Kevin is quite possibly the funniest character on that show. Loved his Charlie Brown costume this week.
 
2012-10-26 12:55:30 PM

Uncle Pooky: Erin still gets laughs from me (she had a great line last night), but overall there is very little to enjoy anymore.


Her line from the Halloween special last year cracked me up.

It's the game of cards that... gets... you hard.
 
2012-10-26 12:56:13 PM
Disregard that last link. It goes to the details of a horrific car crash from the Texas Shooting thread.

This is the right one.
 
2012-10-26 01:26:39 PM
Both Kevin and Erin have had some great moments in the show. Unfortunately, the show has resorted to making them effectively retarded as part of their characters. Last week's Rainman moment was a decent joke with Kevin, but last night literally had Erin pissing herself.
 
2012-10-26 01:29:25 PM
I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.
 
2012-10-26 01:34:58 PM

Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.


I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.
 
2012-10-26 01:35:24 PM

Uncle Pooky: The Office is just a corpse at this point. You can tell most of the actors have checked out. Erin still gets laughs from me (she had a great line last night), but overall there is very little to enjoy anymore. Having the entire Cornell a cappella group in the office simply to set up a Colbert cameo was utterly pathetic.


IMO, It's all setting up a Jim and Pam style get-together with Erin and Pete the new guy that doesn't have glasses.
 
2012-10-26 01:35:33 PM

NeoCortex42: last night literally had Erin pissing herself.


Go on...
 
2012-10-26 01:36:45 PM
When are they going to reveal the true identity of the Scranton Strangler?
 
2012-10-26 01:36:48 PM

NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.


He briefly had a story line, when he was acting manager. Even then with several lines an episode they managed to do it well, I thought.
 
2012-10-26 01:38:48 PM

Decillion: When are they going to reveal the true identity of the Scranton Strangler?


I thought Toby was on the jury that convicted the Scranton Strangler. Why would it matter who it was?
 
2012-10-26 01:39:43 PM

NeoCortex42: but last night literally had Erin pissing herself.


www.vaultoflol.com
 
2012-10-26 01:43:25 PM

Treygreen13: Decillion: When are they going to reveal the true identity of the Scranton Strangler?

I thought Toby was on the jury that convicted the Scranton Strangler. Why would it matter who it was?


I seem to remember that ending with them not having the right guy. Or at least Toby thinking it was the wrong guy.

I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.
 
2012-10-26 01:48:28 PM

NeoCortex42: Treygreen13: Decillion: When are they going to reveal the true identity of the Scranton Strangler?

I thought Toby was on the jury that convicted the Scranton Strangler. Why would it matter who it was?

I seem to remember that ending with them not having the right guy. Or at least Toby thinking it was the wrong guy.

I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.


He acted pretty weird last night.
 
2012-10-26 01:52:41 PM

NeoCortex42: I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.


Seems like a really dark way for the series to end. I doubt they make a primary character a serial killer.

Maybe someone they know but isn't on the show.

Gabe. Gabe was a really emotionally unstable guy and was obsessed with gory films.
 
2012-10-26 01:53:14 PM

NeoCortex42: Treygreen13: Decillion: When are they going to reveal the true identity of the Scranton Strangler?

I thought Toby was on the jury that convicted the Scranton Strangler. Why would it matter who it was?

I seem to remember that ending with them not having the right guy. Or at least Toby thinking it was the wrong guy.

I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.


Ya, there's enough fodder for one episode to wrap it up. Toby was right. Conviction over turned. Something points to the real killer working in the office park. Everyone suspects everyone, etc.
 
2012-10-26 01:56:16 PM
I think Season 9 has been pretty strong so far. Greg Daniels is once again the showrunner.
 
2012-10-26 01:58:05 PM

Decillion: NeoCortex42: Treygreen13:

I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.

Ya, there's enough fodder for one episode to wrap it up. Toby was right. Conviction over turned. Something points to the real killer working in the office park. Everyone suspects everyone, etc.


Let me add that I mean a mid season episode, and of course no one is the killer. But it would be stuff like, Jim, who isn't taking it serious, starts to notice subtle clues that point to Pam. Dwight is made for this kind of episode. Writes itself really.
 
2012-10-26 02:01:34 PM

Treygreen13: NeoCortex42: I'm fine with the Scranton Strangler not being brought up again, but it was a running subplot for a while. Some payoff would be nice. Creed as the strangler would be too obvious. If it had to be someone in the office, I would guess Meredith or possibly Toby himself.

Seems like a really dark way for the series to end. I doubt they make a primary character a serial killer.

Maybe someone they know but isn't on the show.

Gabe. Gabe was a really emotionally unstable guy and was obsessed with gory films.


Or Ryan. His character was just as annoying as Gabe. Send him to the chair.
 
2012-10-26 02:27:54 PM
I actually think this season is the best in three years.
 
2012-10-26 02:34:20 PM

FLMountainMan: I actually think this season is the best in three years.


Agreed. I've been enjoying it more than Parks and Rec this year.

/ducks
 
2012-10-26 02:44:34 PM
Without his signature "Kevin voice" I don't see this show making it even one season.
 
2012-10-26 03:26:49 PM
The worst thing about The Office these days is Andy. The character used to be somewhat likeable but now he's just pathetic and not remotely funny.
 
2012-10-26 04:01:54 PM

NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.


Creed is not playing a character. His real name is Creed Bratton.

danthemantrivia.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-26 04:03:44 PM

notyomama: The worst thing about The Office these days is Andy. The character used to be somewhat likeable but now he's just pathetic and not remotely funny.


I know their secret. They're writing it as if it was still Michael Scott.
Pay attention to his lines, his mannerisms, the situations he 'gets' in. They're trying to subtly keep Michael in the office. And you can really tell if you catch an old episode. The Andy of now is not consistent at all with the Andy of before.
 
2012-10-26 04:04:16 PM

mcreadyblue: NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.

Creed is not playing a character. His real name is Creed Bratton.

[danthemantrivia.files.wordpress.com image 300x300]


Yeah, I get that, but he's still playing a character. Creed Bratton just happens to be playing a character named Creed Bratton. Just like Stephen Colbert plays a character who happens to be named Stephen Colbert.
 
2012-10-26 04:51:23 PM

notyomama: The worst thing about The Office these days is Andy. The character used to be somewhat likeable but now he's just pathetic and not remotely funny.


Early Andy from the Stamford Connecticut office branch (before the merger) was hilarious and I told my friends to keep an eye on this guy. I didn't like what they did with his character since then, and he's now unbearable.
 
2012-10-26 05:03:12 PM
Written by Harris Wittels? I'm game.

Check him out on Comedy Bang Bang - dude is quite funny.
 
2012-10-26 05:28:04 PM

mcreadyblue: NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.

Creed is not playing a character. His real name is Creed Bratton.


Just because his name is the same doesn't mean he's not playing a character, unless you're implying he's senile in real life.

He's said before that, as Creed on the The Office, he tries to do exactly the opposite of what he'd do in real life.
 
2012-10-26 07:34:11 PM
Wow, first he jumps off a balloon 24 miles up in space and now he gets his own sitcom. Between all that and seven shutout innings Game 2 of the World Series, it's been quite a month.
 
2012-10-26 08:26:00 PM

WalkingSnake: mcreadyblue: NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.

Creed is not playing a character. His real name is Creed Bratton.

Just because his name is the same doesn't mean he's not playing a character, unless you're implying he's senile in real life.

He's said before that, as Creed on the The Office, he tries to do exactly the opposite of what he'd do in real life.


Also, if you believe anything Creed says, he's not even Creed Bratton.

Nobody steals from Creed Bratton...
 
2012-10-26 08:53:20 PM

NeoCortex42: mcreadyblue: NeoCortex42: Heamer: I've enjoyed many of the show's story arcs, characters, and jokes, but the only things that make me consistently laugh out loud are Creed's one-liners. A few have fallen flat, but about 90% of them are f*cking hilarious.

I'm amazed at how much restraint the show has shown with Creed. Even in the show's final season, they have managed to keep him to a line or two an episode. He works best as a random non-sequiter. If he was given an actual character arc, it would have ruined the character.

Creed is not playing a character. His real name is Creed Bratton.

[danthemantrivia.files.wordpress.com image 300x300]

Yeah, I get that, but he's still playing a character. Creed Bratton just happens to be playing a character named Creed Bratton. Just like Stephen Colbert plays a character who happens to be named Stephen Colbert.


What? Next your going to say Rush Limbaugh is just playing a character named Rush Limbaugh!
 
2012-10-27 10:18:08 AM

sure haven't: notyomama: The worst thing about The Office these days is Andy. The character used to be somewhat likeable but now he's just pathetic and not remotely funny.

I know their secret. They're writing it as if it was still Michael Scott.
Pay attention to his lines, his mannerisms, the situations he 'gets' in. They're trying to subtly keep Michael in the office. And you can really tell if you catch an old episode. The Andy of now is not consistent at all with the Andy of before.




yeah, that's my problem with Andy now. Even worse, it's not Michael Scott from the first 3 or 4 seasons, it's season 5-onward whiny asshole Michael Scott whose assholishness is seemingly ignored by everyone else. I think they're under the impression that last season didn't work due to a lack of Michael, but I thought last season was more tolerable due to Michael's absence. Last season didn't work because the show lacked direction and decent writing, both of which are present in the current season otherwise.

That said, I've never really thought Andy was interesting enough to be a lead character. I also don't really like the Andy/Erin relationship as it's always felt forced. The on again/off again relationship arc feels even more forced as it's generally just there as an excuse to otherwise explore a relationship the writers obviously have no idea what to do with.
 
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