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.
Revisited with Carey Bennett
It’s time for a second drink! Today we are revisiting Season 4. We kick off this episode with an amazing interview with the original Office costume designer, Carey Bennett. Carey talks with Jenna and Angela about how she designed the look for The Office cast, including what Dwight’s mustard shirt means to her. And how she influenced the overall look of the show. Afterwards, Jenna breaks down the opening credits and theme song, the ladies get to the bottom of what Michael was eating inSurvivor Man and Angela uncovers even more for Dinner Party. Who doesn’t love a second drink?!
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This week we’re breaking down Baby Shower. Michael has the Party Planning Committee throw a baby shower for Jan, while Jan has already had her baby and just didn’t tell Michael about it. Jenna does a deep dive on the history of baby showers, the ladies explore the song Son of A Preacher Man, and Angela shares what Phil Shea gifted her after shooting this episode. So you can put this episode to the test, just like Dwight did with Jan’s stroller, but we guarantee it’s a very good, indestructible episode.
Business Ethics with Amy Ryan
This week we’re breaking down Business Ethics. Jenna and Angela interview Amy Ryan on what it was like to play Holly Flax! Amy even shares her own Coopers Seafood House story. Angela shares about some very special DVD commentary guests who worked as craft services and caterers on The Office set. Jenna does a deep dive on how the Cookie Monster’s parody of Tay Zonday’s “Chocolate Rain” was made after this episode aired, and the ladies discover they both did the same deep dive on what people can do in, let’s say, 19 minutes. So let’s get ethical with this amazing Office Ladies episode!
Weight Loss, Part 2
This week we finish breaking down Weight Loss. The Office gang continues to lose weight for the Dunder Mifflin Weight Loss Challenge, and a truly unexpected proposal happens. We hear an audio clip from Paul Feig about what it was like to be the Season 5 “Tastemaker”. Jenna tells us about some very special cats at Pratt Institute, Angela breaks down what it was like to have a fruit fly wrangler on set and we learn everything we ever wanted to know (and maybe not wanted to know) about the famous Jim and Pam gas station proposal. Enjoy!
Weight Loss, Part 1
Today we’re breaking down Weight Loss. To kick off Season 5 and this two part episode, Angela shares that the DVD commentary features commentary from The Office crew! The crew gives the lowdown on how they shot this episode that spans over an 8 week period. It was a continuity nightmare with fruit flies, goatees, and a cast member that had to have their shirt digitally altered in post. The ladies also break down an old tech alert that caused camera interference and we find out what’s going on with Meredith’s sunburnt face. Enjoy this episode now, so you can get in bed with your nice comforter, several cozy pillows, read a chapter of your book and have lights out by 8:30. That’s how you sleep at night.
A Look Back on Grief Counseling
As Jenna and Angela prepare for Season 5 of The Office, Office Ladies takes a look back at Grief Counseling. This episode starts off with some real life bird trouble, and we get some special audio treats from Mindy Kaling and the episode writer herself, Jen Celotta. Then we dig into chip rankings, we clear up a fan theory around Ed Truck’s death, and we find out who’s been moving the conference table. Finally, we get a writer’s room deep dive on Dwight’s absorbed twin speech, and Jenna learns to not touch melons in France. Amen!
Audio excerpt courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, narrated by the author. © 2011 by Mindy Kaling, ℗ 2011 Penguin Random House LLC