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(Uproxx)   Rainn Wilson shared the original audition sign-in for The Office yesterday. Here are the faces of the fairly well known actors who could have been cast   (uproxx.com) divider line 44
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2013-03-19 12:04:04 PM
Was it his brother, Windd?
 
2013-03-19 12:09:56 PM
Glad they passed on Adam Scott. It'd rather have both Party Down and Parks & Rec than The Office.
 
2013-03-19 12:13:32 PM

kronicfeld: Party Down


I'm still angry at glee and P&R that they plundered that show.  It was quality.

Anyways, this is kind of cool.  I heard that Jim and Pam were cast on how playful a relationship the actors had.

/sorry can't get into P&R because of an unrelenting hatred of Anzis Ansari
 
2013-03-19 12:15:18 PM
Anne Dudek would have made a pretty good Pam, I think.
 
2013-03-19 12:16:38 PM
In my world, Matt Besser is best know for UCB.
 
2013-03-19 12:19:51 PM
Whatever Rian Johnson's next project is, if he puts Rainn Wilson in it, two things will happen: 1 - it will be a shiat-ton of condensed awsome, and 2 - dyslexics worldwide will commit suicide.
 
2013-03-19 12:21:41 PM

Lee's_Austin: In my world, Matt Besser is best know for UCB.


so, reality then?
 
2013-03-19 12:22:24 PM

Lee's_Austin: In my world, Matt Besser is best know for UCB.


I'm kind of wondering why that wasn't listed.  It's fun to see how many roles those guys get... and  the chick made it big methinks.
 
2013-03-19 12:29:10 PM
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2013-03-19 12:32:10 PM

HempHead: [img98.imageshack.us image 468x418]


I saw the original English version of The Office a couple times, didn't like it.
 
2013-03-19 12:36:08 PM
I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.
 
2013-03-19 12:37:56 PM

wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.


Thanks for sharing that.
 
2013-03-19 12:51:50 PM
Heh, I had Boy Meets World on the TV while I was getting ready for work one morning last week (was at a hotel and it was 5am) and I saw this...
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-19 12:59:42 PM
"fairly well known" I guess translates into WHO?
 
2013-03-19 01:05:43 PM
Adam Scott could be the nicest man in the world for all I know, but he has the perfect face for a douchebag.
 
2013-03-19 01:14:35 PM
RIP Jim Zulevic. He'd have been huge. Was real,real funny and talented.
 
2013-03-19 01:21:47 PM
i've seen typos in titles corrected before, but i've never seen all the comments that referenced it purged from a thread.  maybe i just never noticed.
 
2013-03-19 01:23:50 PM
Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.
 
2013-03-19 01:33:07 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.


Not as Pam, but she'd be an interesting version of Dawn from the British version. Dawn was much more passive and disinterested compared to Pam.
 
2013-03-19 01:36:43 PM

Killer Cars: Adam Scott could be the nicest man in the world for all I know, but he has the perfect face for a douchebag.


And played one to perfection in Step Brothers.

/ice ice baby
 
2013-03-19 01:48:56 PM

wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.


You're missing out...
stuartcondy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-19 01:53:42 PM

Mr. Chainsaw: Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.


"Jim, next time you try to prank Dwight's computer, oh, I don't know, maybe use a torque filter so your IP doesn't grep your CPU."  *sigh*
 
2013-03-19 02:31:57 PM

serial arseonist: Mr. Chainsaw: Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.

"Jim, next time you try to prank Dwight's computer, oh, I don't know, maybe use a torque filter so your IP doesn't grep your CPU."  *sigh*


HA!
 
2013-03-19 02:45:56 PM
On a related note, after last week's episode of "The Office", not picking up "The Farm" may have been NBC's best decision in years.
 
2013-03-19 03:14:37 PM

thecpt: kronicfeld: Party Down

I'm still angry at glee and P&R that they plundered that show.  It was quality.

Anyways, this is kind of cool.  I heard that Jim and Pam were cast on how playful a relationship the actors had.

/sorry can't get into P&R because of an unrelenting hatred of Anzis Ansari


Party Down is criminally under appreciated. I was introduced to it after a friend noticed I was watching The League and he recognized some of the cast members and recommended it to me. 

It's on Netflix, if you haven't seen it, do yourselves a favor and watch it!
 
2013-03-19 03:49:44 PM

wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.


Fun fact: there aren't cubicles on the show
 
2013-03-19 04:11:31 PM

Uzzah: Mr. Chainsaw: Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.

Not as Pam, but she'd be an interesting version of Dawn from the British version. Dawn was much more passive and disinterested compared to Pam.


She would have made a good Meredith.
 
2013-03-19 04:14:17 PM

wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.


What about that horse? What impact did it have on your higher educational plans?
 
2013-03-19 04:28:57 PM

Killer Cars: Adam Scott could be the nicest man in the world for all I know, but he has the perfect face for a douchebag.


He's got the biggest head I've ever seen

4.bp.blogspot.com

"HEED! MOVE!"
 
2013-03-19 04:53:43 PM

kronicfeld: Glad they passed on Adam Scott. It'd rather have both Party Down and Parks & Rec than The Office.


Am I the only one who thinks Adam Scott is uncomfortable and awkward to look at?  I've only just tolerated seeing him on P&R.  Took a while.
 
2013-03-19 04:55:26 PM

kronicfeld: Killer Cars: Adam Scott could be the nicest man in the world for all I know, but he has the perfect face for a douchebag.

And played one to perfection in Step Brothers.

/ice ice baby


And "Leap Year", with Amy Adams.  Man, he was a douche in that one.

/wife made me watch that one
 
2013-03-19 06:49:37 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.

Fun fact: there aren't cubicles on the show


Well, there were in the annex: Kelly used to work in one, next to Toby. I'd want a cubicle too if I worked next to Toby... or Kelly. But it certainly wasn't about cube drones. That wouldn't be as television-friendly.
 
2013-03-19 07:12:11 PM
I like the US version, but the original is clearly a superior product. For example:

British version: Gervais and Merchant sold the show as a mockumentary to make it more attractive to the BBC, but then they held to that concept. For example, they refused to cast known actors (even when the show became popular.)

US Version:  LOOK EVERYBODY!!!! IT'S WILL FERRELL!!!!!

 
2013-03-19 07:12:53 PM
Don't get me started on Keith vs. Kevin.
 
2013-03-19 07:36:38 PM

thecpt: kronicfeld: Party Down

I'm still angry at glee and P&R that they plundered that show.  It was quality.


FWIW, Party Down was almost definitely not going to be renewed. Something like 16,000 people watched the series finale.

I was very upset, too, but once I heard that number... yeah, probably a wise move to find another job.
 
2013-03-19 08:11:08 PM

Pertifly: thecpt: kronicfeld: Party Down

I'm still angry at glee and P&R that they plundered that show.  It was quality.

FWIW, Party Down was almost definitely not going to be renewed. Something like 16,000 people watched the series finale.

I was very upset, too, but once I heard that number... yeah, probably a wise move to find another job.


Damn didn't know that. Granted starz has almost no original programming and has proven they have no clue how to promote it. I think I caught it on starz replay or whatever it's called through Netflix. I just hope that by mentioning it more people will see it, so I can reference having a respectable blog
 
2013-03-19 08:36:47 PM

Cagey B: wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.

What about that horse? What impact did it have on your higher educational plans?


gossipcandy.com
 
2013-03-19 11:38:13 PM
List fails completely without mentioning that Nick Offerman (Ron farking Sawnson) also auditioned for the role of Dwight.
 
2013-03-19 11:51:35 PM

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: I like the US version, but the original is clearly a superior product. For example:

British version: Gervais and Merchant sold the show as a mockumentary to make it more attractive to the BBC, but then they held to that concept. For example, they refused to cast known actors (even when the show became popular.)

US Version:  LOOK EVERYBODY!!!! IT'S WILL FERRELL!!!!!


Well in all fairness that's how the U.S. version started as well.  Steve Carell was the only one that anyone would have heard of when the show was starting out, and at the time he wasn't as well known as he later became.  They didn't pull the Will Ferrell thing until like season 8 after Carell left.  It's a lot easier to stick to your initial concept when you only run two seasons.
 
2013-03-20 12:21:48 AM

Mr. Chainsaw: Definitely can't see Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pam.


She was rather Pam-like in this Weezer video.
 
2013-03-20 02:13:01 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.

Fun fact: there aren't cubicles on the show


There are in the annex - see also: Kelly's cube.
 
2013-03-20 02:14:05 AM

new_york_monty: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: wildcardjack: I haven't worked in an office since the day the USS Cole got bombed. I have no idea what the appeal of watching a show about cubicle drones is.

Fun fact: there aren't cubicles on the show

Well, there were in the annex: Kelly used to work in one, next to Toby. I'd want a cubicle too if I worked next to Toby... or Kelly. But it certainly wasn't about cube drones. That wouldn't be as television-friendly.


My bad. Sorry about the double dip.
 
2013-03-20 03:11:30 AM
Also, am I the only one who thinks that Wilson posting that picture is a d*ckmove? Outing yourself over a missed role is one thing. Outing someone else, though? Not sure that's appreciated.
 
2013-03-20 11:10:57 AM

cygnusx13: Also, am I the only one who thinks that Wilson posting that picture is a d*ckmove? Outing yourself over a missed role is one thing. Outing someone else, though? Not sure that's appreciated.


8 years later? Not really...
 
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