The Office’s New Podcast Better Answer These 8 Questions! (Nerdist News w/ Jacki Jing)

The Office’s New Podcast Better Answer These 8 Questions! (Nerdist News w/ Jacki Jing)

– We’ve got eight questions
that The Office’s new podcast had better answer. Attention, Office fans, grab
your World’s Best Boss mugs and Dwight bobble-heads, you’re
going to want to sit down for this because The
Office is coming back! – Oh my god, okay, it’s happening! – In podcast form. Well, not an official podcast. You might say it’s a
Jenna Fisch-ial podcast because former Office stars Jenna Fischer, who played receptionist-artist-turned
salesperson, Pam Beesley-Halpert, and Angela Kinsey, who played everyone’s favorite cat-loving, karaoke-singing accountant,
Angela Martin-Schrute, are teaming up to host a new podcast, aptly called Office Ladies. On the podcast, the pair will break down every episode of The Office,
answer fan questions, and review behind-the-scenes secrets. – It’s gonna be mental! It’s going to be mental. – And it’s no secret
that we here at Nerdist are huge Office fans, so we
are obviously super excited for this series, but what do we wanna hear from Jenna and Angela? Well, there are still a
lot of questions left over from the nine season run of The Office, and while some of those
questions have already been answered, for example, Jenna Fischer recently revealed what Pam said to Michael in Michael’s final episode of The Office. “That was me talking to Steve. “I told him all the ways
I was going to miss him “when he left our show. “Those were real tears and a real goodbye. “That was a really emotional scene.” Aw, well, that doesn’t explain what Pam would’ve said to Micheal in
the universe of The Office, meaning that’s still
an unanswered question left by The Office. Now we’ve had a few theories about other Office hypotheticals, like who was the real Scranton Strangler, and why was the documentary being filmed in the first place? These and many other
threads left in the air are prime for discussion
on the new Office podcast. So what are some of these other questions that were left behind,
let’s break them all down. – Yeah, I have a lot of questions. Number one: how dare you? – (laughing) Starting off with
a theory we just mentioned, the Scranton Strangler. While we have discovered
borderline conclusive evidence that Toby is the murderer– – You are the silent killer,
go back to the annex. – You’ll see.
– Well, the show itself has never given us a definitive answer. Maybe Jenna and Angela will finally dish on the specifics of this one. And speaking of Toby, our next
unanswered Office question: what is the origin of
Michael’s hatred of Toby? – You are the worst, I
hate looking at your face. I wanna smash it! – While Toby is the
subject of Michael’s ire throughout the series, we
never really get a backstory on just why Michael hates Toby so much. – I hate so much about the things
that you choose to be. – Well, in terms of the podcast, it would be exciting to learn
of how that relationship got its start, and how things went very, very wrong between these two characters. Another character’s backstory
we never got was Louanne. You might remember some
additional Office employees in the holes of Dunder Mifflin, Scranton, from the first three seasons
who never seem to speak or get any sort of context or origin. What happened to these people? What happened to Louanne? Jenna and Angela, tell us the truth. From questions about the characters to more existential questions, like why was the documentary of The Office being filmed in the first place? Though, we did a story
about this awhile back. Our theory was a little bit dark. So we’d love some
clarification from people who were actually on the show at the time. Was it because an
employee of Dunder Mifflin committed suicide, or was it just a look at typical Office life? Office Ladies, we’re
lookin’ to you for answers. – There is a massive
conspiracy going on here, and I know you’re involved.
– Dwight, get out of my nook!
– Well, staying on the topic of
documentaries, we all remember Michael showing up in
the finale of the series to deliver one last, “That’s what she said,”
at Dwight’s wedding. – That’s what she said.
– But why wasn’t he present for the panel discussion
about the documentary? Well, it’s evident that Michael’s absence was probably trying to maintain the impact of Steve Carell’s surprise at the wedding, there’s, again, no in-universe
explanation for this. Considering Michael’s love of cinema and his involvement in the documentary, it’s weird that he wasn’t
there for the discussion. On Office Ladies, we’re
guessing there will be a lot to talk about in terms of Dwight due to Angela and Dwight’s
seasons-long relationship. One question we have about Dwight is from all the way back in season two. In the episode, Drug
Testing, Dwight mentions that, “I like the people
that I work with, generally. “With four exceptions.” Now, we might be able to guess. We don’t know if we’re sure
who are these exceptions, who does Dwight hate
more than anybody else? We’re pretty sure Jim is one of them. – Buttlicker, our prices
have never been lower! – Stop it!
– One character we’re not sure if Dwight hates or not is Creed, and there’s one lingering
concern we have about Creed that we hope Jenna and
Angela answer on the podcast. Why did Creed need a third chair? – When Pam gets Michael’s old
chair, I get Pam’s old chair, and I’ll have two chairs. Only one to go. – But what did he need
these three chairs for? Well, Creed Bratton, the
actor who plays Creed Bratton, shed some light on this
during a Reddit AMA that left us with even more questions. When asked, “What did you
need three chairs for?” Creed said, “To climb up
into my hidden cubicle “in the warehouse where
I store all the things “I stole from the company.” A hidden cubicle? What’s in there, what
has Creed been stealing all these years, and what
exactly was Creed’s job this whole time?
– If I can’t scuba, then what’s this all been about? What am I working toward? – Questions like these
are why we’re really looking forward to the podcast. Finally, something fans
have been curious about since the Office went off the air is everyone’s status after the show. What are the characters up to? Who still works at Dunder Mifflin? What is Michael doing right now? Which couples are still together? Even if it’s just Jenna
and Angela hypothesizing, it’ll be interesting to get their takes on the whole Scranton gang. While we might not get answers to all of these Office
questions, we’re excited to hear more about the inside
workings of Dunder Mifflin. And it’ll be great to get an Office fix in the lead-up to its Netflix departure before it heads to the
NBC streaming service in a year or so. But what do you folks think? Are you excited for Office Ladies? What questions do you hope that they answer about the Office? And which two Office characters would you most want to host a podcast? Jim and Pam, Michael and Dwight, maybe Kelly and Ryan? Kevin and Stanley here,
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65 thoughts on “The Office’s New Podcast Better Answer These 8 Questions! (Nerdist News w/ Jacki Jing)

  1. Ok, I'm kind of annoyed by the Micheal-Toby question. I thought the show did a fantastic job of making it known that HR was almost universally disliked by management. When Jim took over for Michael at one point he suddenly started to display aggression towards Toby. When Micheal was with David Wallace in one episode, Wallace mentioned hating the HR person. Michael initially treats Holly with disdain, because she's and HR person. That was the joke. That was a huge joke. How could you miss it?

  2. Creed is quality assurance. There was a whole episode about it when they accidentally sent out a picture watermark on all their paper of animals having sex.

  3. I like this new trend of former cast members hosting podcasts focused on the shows they were in. A trend I like to think was started by Joshua Molina and Hrishikesh Hirway with The West Wing Weekly , and continued with the Battlestar Galacticast , hosted by Tricia Helfer and Marc Bernadin.

  4. I just assumed the 3 chairs were so he could sit in his chair at his desk, but that the other two were to go under his legs and feet to make a recliner…

  5. "Nobody steals from Creed Bratton and gets away with it. The last person to do this disappeared. His name, Creed Bratton" 

    please explain

  6. 1. Yeah, probably Toby.
    2. Because Toby is HR and Michael hates HR. He tried to automatically hate Holly too, but ended up falling in love with her instead. Pretty much every manager openly dislikes HR: Michael, Jim (while manager), David, etc.
    3. They were extras and were no longer needed…
    4. You spent a video theorizing this and now ask it again? Even though the show literally answers the question for you? The documentary is recording the lives of office workers after a boss committed suicide. It's about mental health and the workplace. Pretty sure it's directly answered at least once and implied at least one other time.
    5. He no longer lived anywhere near there and had started a family, his #1 goal in life. He either was satisfied staying at home, or was made to stay home due to priorities. Either reason is good, and to require a specific answer for some of these things (like this one) is pretty ridiculous to me. But you've gotta pad for time, right?
    6. Jim, Kevin, Meredith, and either Creed or Phyllis.
    7. You say the actor answered it, so why is this here? And for part 2 of the question: he's quality assurance. Had an entire episode dedicated to it. Did you people actually watch this show?
    8. Not something they would know. Not something the writers themselves may even know.

  7. Now I'm less than 2 minutes in so this might get mentioned about the reason there was a film crew there I remember somebody saying something about somebody having committed suicide and there was a documentary being made about that. Oh it was you guys that said something about a suicide I knew I heard it somewhere

  8. Oh my God don't you folks know the Truth about the Office being documented? It was a hallucination… the fumes frombchemicals in the warehouse were seeping in through the ventilation. That's why so much weird shit kept happening. The show was secretly about hazardous work environments!

  9. Dwight does not hate Jim. If you think it's that easy you haven't been paying attention to the show. What Dwight feels for Jim is so much more complex, I bet he'd have some stupid german-ish word for it. It's not love, but it's definitely not hate either.

  10. Everyone saying that they know why the documentary was being filmed but there was no official answer on the show. I watch it like all the time I know, there is a passing reference to a worker named tom who killed himself and yes there are theories that that is why the documentary started but it is in no way ever officaly confirmed on the show itself. If they confirm it in other sources then fine I guess some of these comments are right then but I mean from the show itself there is no official answer to why the documentary started.

  11. "R is the most menacing letter that's why it's called murder, and not mukduk." -Dwight Fart Schrute

    (Sorry if I spelled dwight's last name wrong.)

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