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What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,... More »

James Spader in Talks to Join The Office

...but not for the position you think

(Newser) - He may not end up with the job he interviewed for, but that doesn't mean he won't be working at Dunder-Mifflin. James Spader—whose character, Robert California, appeared in the season finale of The Office as a potential replacement for Steve Carell's Michael Scott—is in talks... More »

The Office Jinx Strikes Again

Wilson repeats big-screen failures to which his sitcom-mates have become accustomed

(Newser) - Do The Rocker's poor reviews and sagging ticket sales prove there's an Office curse? Office stars can't replicate that show's success on the big screen, Dan Kois writes in New York, and the evidence backs him up: After The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell starred in a series of mostly forgettable... More »

Rocker Sinks Like a Stone

Comedy recycles ideas from funnier films

(Newser) - We’ve seen The Rocker before: It was called School of Rock, and it was funnier, critics agree. “The only brazen thing about the film is how shamelessly it rips off School of Rock, recycling its flaky-educator loser-of-the-gods premise, only this time in high school,” writes Owen Gleiberman... More »

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