The Best Recurring Characters On The Office.
- Jan Levenson. I wish they didn’t make her as crazy as she was towards the end because she was dynamite - full of so much ferocity and zany appeal. But then again, season 4 was full of some of her best moments on the show.
- Karen Filippelli. Rashida Jones deserves so many Emmys for the consistently brilliant work she delivers on TV. If there was ever a time when it felt like Jim and Pam didn’t belong together, it was when Karen was on screen.
- Holly Flax. It took me a long time to like her. It was like she was written as a reaction to Jan and meant to humanize Michael Scott. But after awhile it worked because the romance between the two started feeling real. Also, Amy Ryan is just wonderful.
- The Documentary Film Crew. (Not Brian) Okay, not so much of a character or recurring at that, but the camera brought so much life to the show. The head nods to Pam when she looked to screen or the spy shots or the way the show’s main characters would react to their presence.
- Mose Schrute. Family characters on the show were always hit or miss but Mose was used sparingly and hilariously enough that it worked. Somehow he always felt like a nature fit, especially with Dwight’s crazy beet farm back story and of course, the awesome hazing of Ryan.
The Number 1 Best Cold Open Of The Office.
Remember when The Office landed the coveted post-Super Bowl slot? It was a breath of fresh air after several years of hour long dramas (even though Kyle Chandler on Grey’s Anatomy was riveting). Sometimes you just want to laugh after watching your favorite team lose the most coveted game of football. And the show delivered show much comedy in 4 1/2 minutes that it was shocking this was the show that debuted to dismal/hateful reviews nearly five years before.
Unanswered plot question: How long had Angela been storing one of her cats in her filing cabinet?!
My 5 Favorite Episodes Of The Office.
- Conflict Resolution (221): Some many reasons why this is my favorite but mainly it was an episode that really embraced the entire cast and aired out all the things we had come to expect from the show - Jim’s pranks, Michael’s awfulness, Pam’s engagement, Angela being Angela - and somehow made them more enjoyable.
- Dinner Party (409): Jan, Jan, Jan a thousand times Jan and Michael’s destructive relationship. Also, this was one of the rare truly awkward episodes reminiscent of season’s cringe-worthy moments but in a good way.
- The Dundies (201): After a bumpy first season, the show returned with tons of ammo - giving us all the Michael Scott we could hate and giving us the first truly sweet moment between Jim and Pam.
- A Benihana Christmas (310): The war of the Christmas parties bonded Karen and Pam much to Jim’s dismay. We got to see the Party Planning Committee fully explode and the first glimpse of Ed Helms’ amazing talent.
- Basketball (105): The first time we saw the true potential of this show.
- BONUS: Goodbye, Michael (722): Michael Scott’s departure from the show was amazing because you could finally appreciate how fully realized his character was and something more than Ricky Gervais was ever able to do with his Brit version of the office manager.
Welcome to Dr. Tobias Fünke’s Internet Video Audition Reel! I hope you enjoy the deep range of thespian urges that come out in each of my characters. “Blue Man Group Understudy” was just the tip of my talent. Feel free to insert me into any available openings — my bits are sure to startle you!
You once had to go on a roof deck to tell the homeowners that the deck could collapse at any time. Couldn’t you have told them from inside?
You know what I hadn’t thought of that but thanks for bringing it up. I will add danger money to my contract.
Has there ever been a homeowner that you wanted to yell back at?
This is why we have editors.
Let’s be honest, most of these homes are a complete mess. How many of the owners do you think are hoarders?I honestly wish that I were some sort of psychologist or whatever it is you need to be to study people like some of these homeowners to understand it. It’s beyond me.
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