'The Office': Closed Until Further Notice

Normally, this kind of WGA strike tidbit would go on our Hollywood Insider blog (which you should totally be checking, like, twice an hour to see which of your favorite TV shows will never recover from the work stoppage)… but it’s just funny enough to make it here.

And, in the immortal words of Homer Simpson, it’s funny because it’s true.


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  • Mike

    No Office, Colbert Report or Daily Show. Lock the F**** in a room until this crap is agreed to. Then do the same in July for the actors and directors. I’ll have to sign up for Netflix.

  • Tracey

    I wish they’d hurry up and figure it out. I don’t want to wait too long for more pam, jim, kelly, and michael…

  • JP

    what is funny about this clip? I am interested in the strike issues, but the commentary says it is funny. I don’t think it is funny at all…

  • Kristi

    Did the EW staffer responsible for writing Office’s TV Watch also go on strike in support? Although i am support of the strike, i still look forward to my TV watches every morning :) At least while I still have them!

  • AA

    I love me some Office folks too, but want the TV Watch!!!

  • Ben

    They make valid points, but the snark and bitterness is a little off-putting…

  • Anne

    Where is the humor in the clip? I do not care for the sour Kelly and Toby. I understand they want to get paid, and am not against it, but good grief–don’t ruin it for the folks who watch The Office.

  • Anne

    And, more importantly, where is the TV Watch on The Office for this week? Granted, the episode was not great, but I look forward to the recap on Fridays!!

  • Alan

    JP and Anne, I thought this clip was funny! I like seeing behind the scenes banter between the cast and producers. They showed that you can address your concerns without being a snarling angry, screaming union leader. What were you guys expecting? A scripted episode of The Office? They are on strike. They are p’d off. But it was still funny.

  • JP

    the clip was interesting: and I also liked seeing the behind the scenes, but I guess I just expected it to be “funny”. The commentary leading in said it was so funny it deserved to be on Popwatch as opposed to the regular strike blog. So I just assumed it was more than them discussing the strike, like something funny happened. It was interesting and entertaining, but I certainly wouldn’t call it funny in the traditional sense of the word.

  • donner

    I support the writers 100%…as much as I’ll miss the shows, they need to hold out as long as they can…they deserve the rewards for their work, the studio heads certainly make their $ off of them…Go WGA! (not affiliated with the WGA, any writers, actors, studios or Hollywood in any way…)

  • Ep Sato

    Once all the scripted shows run out of scripts, I’m going to stop watching tv altogether. It’s going to hurt me, but I REFUSE to sit through the dozens of guaranteed crappy reality tv shows and reruns the networks plan to throw at me come January. We all should ban that scab made crap! A good old fashioned boycott of crap will not only get us to read more, it’ll make us appreciate tv when the good stuff comes back on.
    The writers deserve to get royalties for their work. If the webisodes make no $$$, how come EVERY NETWORK now offers their shows online for free? Maybe because the online ad campaigns are proving more lucrative than previously believed possible?
    As for DVD sales, the writers are asking for something like 1 penny for every dollar a dvd sells for. The people who make the dvd and the clamshell get more than that!
    I thought it was funny to see the actors’ trailers with signs that say “on strike”.

  • Jason

    Oh no! Our celebrities are exhibiting real emotions. What a turn off. Smile celebrities, smile! Smile or die!

  • SpaceCat85

    Also, Jenna Fischer’s (“Pam”) blog entry on the strike:

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=27753303&blogID=326434607

  • David Reynolds

    Are they upset with steve carell? I cant tell

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