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The Office (TV Show)

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Rockets' "Meaningless" Finale Wasn't Meaningless For Gamblers

    I've said many times, we need a special corner of the sports media world for gamblers. A special channel, a special talk radio show, a special Tweetdeck. All of it. People who don't wager generally don't care about the same nuances of a sporting event as people that do. That much was obvious on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Five Fictional Musicians We'd Like to See Onstage

    Ricky Gervais is a man on a mission. After seeing his own musical dreams go up in smoke back in the '80s, when the failure of his little-known New Wave group Seona Dancing thrust him towards comedy, Gervais wants to make the musical dreams of his fictional character David Brent (from the UK version ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.

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    August 22, 2012

    New Book Gives Session Aces the Wrecking Crew Their Past Due

    The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret By Kent Hartman Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $25.99. Motown had the Funk Brothers, Nashville had the A-Team, and Stax/Volt had their Memphis men, but gold-record-for-gold-record, no group played on more hits in the '60s and '70 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    The Most Hideous "Cinnamon Challenge" Video Ever -- A Zapruder Breakdown

    Invention begins with a conversation. I've often said I'd love to have a DVD of the conversations that took place in creating some of the items or concepts that are woven into the daily fabric of our lives. Deep dish pizza, strip clubs, YouTube, pretty much everything started with someone saying, "H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Texans Trade DeMeco Ryans -- The Players Speak Out

    Okay, this one I didn't totally see coming. After a somewhat tumultuous one-week period that saw the Texans lose outside linebacker Mario Williams and guard Mike Brisiel to free agency, and cut offensive tackle Eric Winston as a cap casualty, the Texans decided to shed more salary yesterday afterno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, A Salute To TV Season Premieres

    DWTS = this week's Philly-Giants game?​Television fascinates me. It seems like a new station pops up onto my channel grid every day to the point where I'm actually a little disappointed I haven't been approached by anyone to televise the Sean Network. I mean, doesn't everyone have their own ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Houston Texans -- F the Cowboys (or #FDACOWBOYS on Twitter)

    cutline​Not long ago, I got into a brief discussion on Twitter with another radio personality whom I am forbidden to name whose name I don't exactly recall. I don't remember the crux of the tweet-versation (something having to do with blogs and the inherent evil that blogs possess to anyone over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Week in TV: Ellen Degeneres Realizes American Idol Sucks

    Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.​The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>

  • Film

    July 29, 2010

    Messed Up

    Mental disability as comedy in Dinner for Schmucks

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Jim Parsons Of Houston Nabs A Big Emmy Nomination

    Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons​Jim Parsons, proud alumnus of Klein Oak High, UH and the Infernal Bridegroom Theater company, has nabbed an Emmy nomination.Parsons was nominated for playing Sheldon Cooper in CBS' Big Bang Theory. According to the Hollywood Reporter, his reaction was pretty sim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: Enjoy Hulu While It Lasts

    The good stuff won't be free for much longer.​My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    "Paper Runway"

    The Center for Contemporary Craft outsources a show to some paper experts

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: A Fond Farewell, For Now

    We'll miss you, Mark.​Last night was season-finale night for NBC's comedies, and each show's sendoff matched its overall vibe: Community was strong and mock-conventional; Parks and Recreation was hilarious and engaging; 30 Rock was bittersweet but solid, definitely showing its slight age; and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: She's The Ark Of The Covenant!

    The role of a lifetime.​Sometimes TV shows are forced to interact with each other in crossovers or network-wide branding initiatives like NBC's Green Is Universal (itself parodied on 30 Rock). But sometimes a group of episodes just happen to be about the same thing, and those happy accidents h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    The Week In TV: Betty White and the Rich Dicks

    I've got clear eyes, a full heart, and can't help but notice that you seem pretty practiced at putting on panties with one hand while holding a gun. This was the week in TV Land: • Because Facebook now controls us all, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live a couple days ago after the booming po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: I Walked On Your Face!

    Buzz Aldrin is officially cooler than you are.​This is my third week blogging about NBC's Thursday comedies as a whole, and I'm really enjoying the experience of watching them as a block. Between my DVR, sites like Hulu, and a willingness to look around for other online videos whose legality I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    The Week In TV: Oh, How The Mighty [Simpsons] Have Fallen

    I wash myself with a rag on a stick.​What the hell, let's jump right in: • Conan O'Brien's exit deal with NBC included a number of stipulations about when he could appear on TV again and when he could resume his late-night hosting duties for another outlet. Well, after a few months away, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: 93 Meetings In One Day

    He does bear a striking resemblance to Jane Krakowski.​Last night's comedy block on NBC was the best two hours of my week as far as TV's concerned. Sure, there weren't that many surprises as far as quality goes: Community and Parks and Recreation led the block and were the best of the night, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Game Time: Texans Sign DeMeco Ryans, Their Dwight Shrute

    ​When a big sports news story breaks, my tendency is to spend about eight seconds internalizing it and wondering what it means to the subject of said news and what it means to me as a fan. From second number nine forward it's time to figure out other angles the news puts into play, what other pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Underwhelming Boss

    ​Working class America is mad as hell. Luckily, CBS Corporation has their backs with a hard-hitting new show called Undercover Boss.The concept is the stuff proletariat dreams are made of: the CEO of a (usually) mid-range corporation spends a week "undercover" in his own company, working an assort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    The Office: New Leads

    Finally...​The Office is a sitcom, not a serialized drama, so there's not as much of an arc or through-line for each season. There's an endgame, yeah, but everything between here and there is up for grabs. That's all I could think about during last night's episode, "New Leads," which had some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Office: Will the Documentary Aspect Ever Be Addressed?

    ​Maybe this is just the pattern for The Office: alternate the stronger and weaker episodes. Last week's "Sabre" was an unfunny slugfest that dared you to remember why you cared about these people, but last night's "Manager and Salesman" was a chance to enjoy the characters in their natural set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    So It's Come to This: An Office Clip Show

    Ten minutes of screen time? THANKS.​I'd hoped to see a new episode of The Office last night; the show's been on a winter break since the Christmas episode that aired December 10, back when we all thought Conan O'Brien and health care reform could be counted on. But though last night's episode, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Golden Bozos

    You know awards season is in full swing when all the celebrities converge upon the Beverly Hilton to get drunk and act like receiving an award from the same organization that once honored Pia Zadora is something to be proud of.That's right, it was Golden Globes night last Sunday. And while the just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    This Week In TV: Joss Whedon Is A Free Man

    It's been nice knowing you, Dollhouse. Now how about that Serenity sequel, Whedon?​It's way too cold outside, I can't believe I'm back at work, and I've already braved one after-Christmas sale. This was the week in TV Land: • I watched the finale of The Sing-Off. That's how little there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    The Week in TV: We Can Only Mock the Living

    ​It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    The Office: The Slovenly Joys of Wastefulness

    Last night's The Office was great for one thing: Jim's complete pwnage of Ryan. I mean, it was an emotional teabagging. B.J. Novak is a hilarious writer and actor who's got a gift at making Ryan a complete douche, and it was great to see Jim get the better of him after weeks of Ryan's snotty whini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    This Week In TV: Miracle Cures From Alien Civilizations

    The Yankees won, Doug Hoffman lost, and I'm thinking of joining a neighborhood dad garage band. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock continues to be the quickest comedy on the air and the spiritual descendant of Arrested Development. This week's episode was stuffed with more meta-jokes than ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    The Office: We're Officially Afraid of Ryan

    The Office has always been at its best when it mixes the eccentricities and occasional cruelties of its characters with a kind of sad humanity; basically, every character is constantly rediscovering just how much life can suck, then acting out about it, then dealing with it, then repeating the who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Week In TV: Trauma Dies On the Operating Table

    It's a beautiful weekend, the rain has stopped, and my Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • I take nothing but pleasure in the misfortune of the untalented, which is why it's my pleasure to pass along the news that ratings for Comedy Central's The Jeff Dunham S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    The Office: Koi Pond

    The Office usually has some fun nods to Halloween -- Pam as Chaplin/Hitler, Dwight and Creed as the Joker -- and last night's "Koi Pond" was no exception. The horrible haunted house the Dunder Mifflin employees set up for neighborhood kids in the warehouse was fantastic, from Michael's Dick in a B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    The Office: The Knot Is Finally Tied!

    ​Well, the long-awaited wedding episode of The Office, "Niagara," has come and gone, and it was one of the strongest episodes to date. There were plenty of vintage awkward moments, sexual shenanigans, thwarted ambitions, broken hearts, and the same small underlying sweetness that's been there ... More >>

  • Film

    October 1, 2009

    Half-Truth

    Ricky Gervais can only get so far, or so funny, with The Invention of Lying.

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Larry Wilmore

    The Daily Show’s Senior Black Correspondent thinks chocolate is the new black

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>

  • Film

    September 18, 2008

    A Dentist's Job: Ghost Town

    Ricky Gervais sees dead people. And they bring him to life

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Craig Robinson

    Comedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to HoustComedian-turned cast member of The Office heads to Houston

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    October 17, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
  • Culture

    October 30, 2003

    The Boss

    In David Brent's The Office, it's better to be popular than competent

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