Tag: The Office

  • Making Of The Office Pilot
    Making Of The Office Pilot

    Here’s a short video posted on Peacock’s channel about the making of The Office pilot. It’s interesting seeing them compare it to the original, before it eclipsed that show so enormously. It’s still clearly apeing the UK version in that first run of six, but the moment they fix all that show’s flaws, and Michael…

  • Sitcom-puter Games
    Sitcom-puter Games

    Here’s a really interesting advert for The Young Ones game, complete with fill in-game graphics, and a voice over. I don’t know who the voice over is, but every now and then, there’s a hint that it might be Ben Elton. I’m probably wrong. As an aside, in a related vein, here’s the gameplay for…

  • The Office Matrix
    The Office Matrix

    Peacock, the online streaming service for NBC Universal, is adding a lot of extra content to some older shows, not least The Office. Here’s an extended and ultimately cut cold open from the final season. There’s some good stuff in here, not least the extended role for Hugh Dane, who nails it. But you can…

  • Breaking Bad At The Office
    Breaking Bad At The Office

    Turns out there’s a shared universe between Breaking Bad and The Office. Here’s proof. I mean it’s obviously a sketch from the 63rd Primetime Emmys in 2011, but it’s nicely done, and Aaron Paul nails the looks to camera.

  • Comedy Is … Must See TV
    Comedy Is … Must See TV

    Is it possible for a sitcom to have a personality? Newsradio wasn’t given the most auspicious of starts. Although it was commissioned on the spot, two scenes into the pilot recording, by network boss Warren Littlefield, it only had a seven episode first season commitment. And things went downhill from there. But when I first…

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    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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