The Office co-stars and best friends, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey, are doing the ultimate The Office re-watch podcast for you. Each week Jenna and Angela will break down an episode of The Office and give exclusive behind the scene stories that only two people who were there, can tell you.
“The Office BFFs” Book Q&A
59:40This week is a special episode of “Office Ladies,” Jenna and Angela answer fan questions about their brand new book, “The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There.” The ladies talk about how they came to write the book which included finding a perfect system that worked for their different writing styles. And the ladies share another part of their audiobook! Have you grabbed your copy yet? Because the book is here!! Link to AudiobookLink to Book, Ebook, Audiobook
Chapter 1 from “The Office BFFs” Audiobook
41:49Surprise! Jenna and Angela are giving you Chapter 1 from their audiobook, “The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There”! Take a listen and get excited for the official release on May 17th. Thank you for being an “Office Ladies” fan! Link to AudiobookLink to Book, Ebook, Audiobook
The Manager and the Salesman
1:09:28This week we’re breaking down “The Manager and the Salesman.” Sabre CEO Jo Bennett, played by the Kathy Bates, visits Dunder Mifflin only to discover there are two co-managers, Michael and Jim. She gives them the ultimatum that there can only be one manager. Meanwhile it’s Valentine’s Day and Andy confuses Erin by giving Valentine’s Day cards to everyone in the office, including a pretty romantic one to Kelly. Fans send in some great continuity catches, Jenna shares how the cast and crew worked with the two Great Danes, including a particularly invasive stunt with Ed Helms, and Angela makes beet vodka in honor of Dwight. So grab your Sabre handbook and Jo Bennett’s autobiography, because this is another great episode.
1:42:02This week we’re breaking down “Sabre” and the director of this ep, John Krasinski, sends in clips to share what it was like directing this very big episode. Dunder Mifflin has been acquired by the printer company, Sabre, and it’s CEO is the very powerful, no nonsense Jo Bennett played by Kathy Bates. This is also the episode that introduces Gabe Lewis played by Zach Woods! Angela talks about a “Save David Wallace” fan campaign, Jenna gives us everything we want to know about those special prop scissors used in the cold open and the ladies share about the real life inspiration behind that “bathroom moment” when Jim and Pam tour a local daycare. So have you ever tasted a rainbow? Because we think this episode might remind you of just that. Check out Yaki Margulies on Twitter/Instagram @yakimargulies
1:00:29This week we’re breaking down “The Banker.” Since Dunder Mifflin is being sold, an investment banker visits the office to talk with HR, a.k.a. Toby. And what do ya know? It’s a clip show! Actor David Costabile (“Breaking Bad”, “Billions,” “The Wire”) sends in clips about his experience playing the banker, Eric Ward. Jenna breaks down the history of clip shows on television, Angela gives a list of the most popular books people read while on the toilet and we also learn the Top 5 “Office” quotes that fans loved up to the airing of this episode. So knit a sweater for a kitten and find out why this was the only clip show episode of “The Office.”
1:14:44This week we’re breaking down “Secret Santa” and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong reads this week’s summary! To raise spirits, Jim and Dwight plan a fun holiday Christmas Party and Phyllis gets to realize her dream of playing Santa Claus! However, Michael hijacks the party when he shows up dressed as Santa and won’t back down. Meanwhile, Andy accidentally torments Erin with Secret Santa gifts from the song, “The 12 Days of Christmas.” (Who knew there would be so many birds?) Jenna does a deep dive on the origin of Secret Santa, Angela shares a blooper from a scene none of the cast could get through and Billie Joe also sends in a clip about Dwight and Andy singing “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” So sit on Santa’s lap because Michael needs this and enjoy the episode! Check out the RCC Drumline on Instagram @RCCDrums
Scott’s Tots with B.J. Novak
1:26:09This week we’re breaking down “Scott’s Tots” and the ladies chat with the director of this episode and the man behind the sometimes-fedora-wearing Ryan Howard, B.J. Novak! Ten years has passed since Michael promised 15 third graders that he would pay for their college if they graduated high school, and guess what? They’ve all graduated and Michael cannot afford to fulfill this promise. So he must do the right thing, give them all lithium laptop batteries and break the bad news. Often referred to as the “cringiest” episode, B.J. discusses what it was like directing his first “Office” episode, which includes filming the kids singing and dancing to “Hey Mr. Scott”. Angela shares a deleted scene where Dwight impersonates Meredith and Jenna shares a real life Scott’s Tots' success story. So if you’re a Stanley, you will love this episode. But if you’re a Pam… well, we still think you’ll enjoy this episode even though Michael has done a terrible, terrible thing. It’s just terrible.
1:02:04This week we’re breaking down “Shareholder Meeting.” Michael, Oscar, Dwight and Andy go to New York for a Dunder Mifflin’s shareholder meeting where Michael is being recognized as a top manager. Back at the office, Jim is having trouble getting the rest of his co-workers to respect his authority. Jenna shares costume designer Alysia Raycraft’s experience designing Recyclops, Angela gives us a deep dive on limousines with the help of Google Translate, and the ladies have a true Mom Detectives’ moment where they take on the case of mysterious gift bags sitting on Kelly’s desk. So enjoy this episode before Recyclops destroys us all!
Happy Spring Break and a Look Back on "Chair Model"
1:04:53Happy Spring, all! Let’s take a look back on a classic cringey Michael ep. After a disastrous dinner party, Michael is single and finds himself falling in love with a chair model from an office supply catalog. Meanwhile Kevin and Andy fight to get their parking spaces back from a construction project by confronting the Five Families. We hear from Paul Faust who actually played himself as one of the heads of the Five Families. Jenna spots a sparkling Michael accessory, Creed Bratton gives theories on why the character Creed was trying to score three office chairs, and Angela reveals something pretty special about the chair she’s been using to record Office Ladies. You totally should listen to this episode, no shortn’t about it. Check out Paul Faust’s Survival Kits at 1800Prepare.com
1:05:43This week we’re breaking down “Murder!” When the office learns Dunder Mifflin might be going bankrupt, Michael tames their nerves with a good ol’ Southern game of “Murder!” Jenna points out Pam is wearing the same outfit two episodes in a row, Angela shares the time she played a murder mystery game at a party hosted by Oscar Nuñez, and of course, the ladies give you all the details behind Tube City. But we’re not going down for this! So back away slowly, run to your car and enjoy this episode.