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  • Two Guys From Scranton -- Joe Biden and Michael Scott: Separated at birth?

    11/10/2008 3:58:56 PM PST · by Gondring · 8 replies · 554+ views
    Culture11 ^ | November 6, 2008 | Kyle Smith
    Michael Scott is gently excruciating, politely off-kilter, a man of hidden shallows. He is blazingly, blaringly white. As he put it in the diversity-training episode of The Office that set the tone for so much of what was to follow: “How come Chris Rock can do a routine and everybody finds it hilarious and ground-breaking and then I go and do the exact same routine, same comedic timing, and people file a complaint to Corporate? Is it because I’m white and Chris is black?” As played, often brilliantly, by Steve Carell on NBC’s The Office, which has had a quality...
  • TV-"The Office" and "Pushing Up Daisies" Review

    10/08/2007 7:39:32 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 15 replies · 728+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/08/07 | Pat Fish
    We've got some TV reviews on two new shows this season. First, the 40 year old virgin stars in a quirky comedy known as "The Office". And what's "Pushing Up Daisies" all about? Guest writer Michelle entertains us with tales of a garage in need of defragging. Since when is our congress authorized to excoriate citizens for having an opinion? The Democrats chose a formidable enemy this time but click in because while I love the guy I think Rush Limbaugh could end up silenced under Hillary's wrath. Under "Weekly Whispers" on the sidebar.
  • 'Office' Episode Inspires Fans to Edit Wikipedia

    04/12/2007 6:21:33 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 9 replies · 295+ views
    MSN ^ | 04/11/2007
    In the NBC series "The Office," the boss Michael Scott turned to Wikipedia for tips on fending off an employee's request for a pay raise. Viewers quickly flocked to the online encyclopedia and added their take to its entry on negotiations. Administrators at Wikipedia had to limit editing of the entry, most recently late Tuesday, placing it in "semi-protection" mode. That meant users couldn't make changes anonymously or from accounts fewer than four days old — to discourage those drawn to the site specifically because of the broadcast. The site imposed similar restrictions on the entry twice before, only to...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Audible nabs popular podcast

    02/21/2006 11:06:52 AM PST · by Panerai · 205+ views
    Cnet ^ | 02/21/2006 | By Ina Fried
    The Ricky Gervais Show, one of the most popular podcasts on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, is moving to a paid-only format to be sold by audio book specialist Audible. Audible plans to announce on Tuesday that it will start selling episodes of Gervais' show beginning with a new "season two" collection of episodes, which will begin next week. Audible will charge $1.95 per episode or $6.95 for the season, which will include at least four episodes by the creator and star of British television's "The Office." Audible's exclusive deal also runs for a "season three," which will start in...
  • Is anyone else hooked on "The Office"?

    02/16/2006 3:56:33 PM PST · by LisaMalia · 8 replies · 331+ views
    Comments appreciated!
  • Ricky Gervais goes back to The Office

    02/08/2006 10:12:53 PM PST · by Panerai · 9 replies · 355+ views
    Channel4.com ^ | 02/07/2006
    Ricky Gervais has agreed to write a new episode of the American version of The Office. Gervais and comedy partner Stephen Merchant are to write the episode after the US take on the hit show was commissioned for another series. The American show, which stars Steve Carrell in the David Brent role, has an average audience of 10 million viewers. Gervais has also written an episode of US cartoon The Simpsons, following an invitation from its creator Matt Groening. He is also set to make another series of the celebrity-studded Extras. The first series starred such big names as Samuel...
  • Podcast creates an unlikely Internet icon

    02/08/2006 10:00:55 PM PST · by Panerai · 5 replies · 386+ views
    RickyGervais.com ^ | 02/07/2006 | Mark Egan/ Reuters
    Unemployed radio producer Karl Pilkington has become an unlikely superstar by using the new medium of podcasting for his bizarre statement about eating an animal's private parts. Pilkington plays the village idiot on The Ricky Gervais Show, with Gervais and Stephen Merchant, a hit podcast -- the new media craze of blending iPod with broadcast. The free audio or video shows on the Internet can be downloaded onto iPods and MP3 players. It was during a discussion on the Gervais show about a reality TV show, where contestants were asked to eat an animal's penis, that Pilkington made Internet history....
  • The 'Office' Manager's New Career (Ricky Gervais - The Office)

    08/22/2005 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Panerai · 8 replies · 240+ views
    NYT ^ | August 19, 2005 | JOYCE WADLER
    I've always been fascinated with actors who have to be heroes, whereas I shy away from that," Ricky Gervais, the British comedian who will star in a new HBO series, "Extras," this fall, was saying the other day. "I'm a flawed character. I'm good at that." He uses a Yiddish word for loser. If you want that sort, Mr. Gervais says, then "I'm your man. If you want John Wayne, forget it." Mr. Gervais plays an extra who considers himself a great actor. Oh? And why does he think he brings such verisimilitude to portraying losers? There's a long and...
  • Gervais realises Simpsons dream

    08/09/2005 12:12:02 AM PDT · by Panerai · 3 replies · 349+ views
    BBC News ^ | Tuesday, 2 August 2005
    Golden Globe winner Ricky Gervais has revealed that writing an episode of The Simpsons has seen one of his biggest ambitions realised. Gervais was invited to write and star in an episode of the US cartoon, which will be screened in the US in March. "When I first got into comedy it was my ambition to get a joke on The Simpsons," he said. "Now I've got a whole episode. I can just imagine waking up one day and finding out it's all been a dream." Gervais' character in The Simpsons is based on David Brent from The Office sitcom.He...
  • NBC's "The Office" - coming back

  • LIVE THREAD: "The Office" - NBC

    03/24/2005 6:04:35 PM PST · by r5boston · 36 replies · 1,687+ views
    03/24/2005
    The Office - NBC - 9:30 PM Eastern Time Pilot When a documentary crew arrives at Mifflin, manager Michael Scott attempts to paint a rosy picture but fails after learning the company will be downsizing. Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, B.J. Novak. Comments on NBC's version of the Office. Comments welcome especially from those familiar with the original BBC show.
  • The Office opens a hit US branch

    02/20/2005 8:49:25 AM PST · by flitton · 2 replies · 250+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 20/02/05 | John Harlow and Tom Pattinson
    IS AMERICA ready for David Brent? It seems it is. A US version of The Office, which will be broadcast for the first time next month, is an advance hit with critics, celebrity fans and even Ricky Gervais, its creator. The NBC remake appeared in jeopardy as test audiences walked out of previews last year. But focus groups have warmed to the first episodes of The Office: An American Workplace, which may spearhead a migration of “authentic” British sitcoms to the American screen. The first six episodes — three of which were previewed last week by critics for The Sunday...
  • Vanity - has anyone seen 'The Office'

    04/28/2004 7:59:30 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 31 replies · 185+ views
    That has got to be the most hilarious show I have ever seen. I just got the DVD the other day and I watched the entire first and second season over the last two nights. I have never squirmed more watching a TV show. That fat guy - Ricky Gervais - is too much.