January 12th, 2006

SNL Narnia

Jenna's first TVGuide.com blog

Jenna's first blog is up at TVGuide.com!

The Office Blog Is Back, and It's Pam-tastic!
by Jenna Fischer, aka "Pam"

Let me start by saying that I am thrilled to be taking over this blog for B.J. Novak. If you read B.J.'s blogs, you might be disappointed when you read mine. B.J. is a professional comedy writer and I am not. B.J. is a handsome, single male who is very plugged in to what is cool-hip-interesting about life. I am a married female who likes to shop at Target and play with my dog. But I will try to give you good behind-the-scenes information and trivia to make up for it.

In this week's episode of The Office [airing 9:30 pm/ET on NBC], "The Injury," written by Mindy Kaling [who plays Kelly], Michael burns his foot on his George Foreman Grill. (Steve Carell's bit at the top of this episode, where Michael explains how he burned his foot on his George Foreman Grill, is the greatest interview of the entire series. I think his performance is brilliant. Seriously, brilliant. I've already watched it seven times.) Dwight gets in a car crash on his way to "rescue" Michael and suffers a concussion — which goes unnoticed due to Michael's dramatic overplay of his foot injury.

I loved shooting this episode because...


Read the rest here.
floral, closest thing to elegance, geeker joy, azn, obscure semi-pop-culture reference

Darryl! Darryl! Darryl!

Biding my time since I live on the west coast, but is it just me, or does the guy who plays Darryl from The Office seem to be playing the role of plucky sidekick in this Korean monster movie ("D-War") with snakes destroying LA? mms://wms06.bcst.krn.yahoo.com/c/cine21.com/movie/trailer/2006/01/dwar_teaser_tr_700k.wmv (alternatively find the link here http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/004687.html)

Warning, the audio is really crummy since I think this is just a rough cut of a trailer so it goes from really loud to inaudible.

...I can't believe that I'm going so off the point of the community just because I suspect one bit actor is the same as in the show, but has anyone ever heard of this before? I can't tell if it's a big budget Korean movie (they seem to have hired that one male lead from The Grudge and some American TV shows), or a really tiny budget C-level Hollywood one.
pen_and_umbra

Target audience

Hi all,

I hope this isn't off topic, if it is, I'll remove this post. But basically I'm doing a marketing project for a class where we're supposed to market something (a product, idea, whatever). I got the idea to do a marketing plan for The Office. Now I was wondering if any of you could help me identify the target audience that The Office would be perfect for. I've come up with a few but any more would be helpful.

Some target audiences/population segments:
1. 18-45 age bracket
2. Those who have worked in a corporate environment
3. Those who watch the show because it's a spin off of the original UK series
4. Those who watch shows with similar set up and humor (ex: Arrested Development)

I guess a few questions for all of you to answer (and would help me identify a target audience) would be:

1. Why do you watch the Office?
2. How did you get into watching the show?
3. How old are you?
4. What is your gender?
5. From what part of the country, or for those out of the US, which country are you from?

Thanks in advance to those of you who decide to answer :)

*Edit to add: Wow! The responses have been overwhelming and very helpful! Keep them coming :) If my project does get approved (my group has to get approval from the professor) I'll be sure to update you guys on our final project*