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Office Ladies

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 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.

 

#143

Happy Hour

This week we’re breaking down “Happy Hour.” Oscar wants to spend more time with Matt from the warehouse, so he puts together a Dunder Mifflin Happy Hour at Sid & Dexter’s. Pam tries to sneakily introduce Michael to her single friend but when he finds out, “Date Mike” appears. Meanwhile, Dwight attempts to break his childbearing contract with Angela when he reconnects with Isabel. “The Office” cinematographer, Matt Sohn, sends in clips on what it was like to direct this episode including shooting most of the episode outside of the typical office location, Jenna gives a deep dive on the origin of Happy Hour and Angela points out one of Angela Martin’s most famous memes. We know you’ll enjoy this episode because “Hi. I’m Happy Hour. Nice to meet me. How do you like your eggs in the morning?”  ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:42

20 Jun 2022


#142

New Leads

This week we’re breaking down “New Leads.” Sabre’s no cap on commission policy has gone to the sales team’s heads, and to get them under control, Michael hides the new leads which accidentally end up in the Scranton dump. Writer and director of the episode, Brent Forrester, sends in clips about working on this episode, Jenna breaks down how they made and shot the landfill scenes, and Angela gives Jenna and Sam a garbage quiz. So enjoy this episode, and may it make you believe that just as there can be hope in a frame, there can be hope in a dump. ... Read more

15 Jun 2022

56 MINS

56:29

15 Jun 2022


#141

St. Patrick’s Day

This week we’re breaking down “St. Patrick’s Day.” Michael learns to put his need for friendship aside to confront Jo Bennett for keeping the office late on St. Patrick’s Day. Meanwhile Darryl gets promoted when he shares a great shipping idea, and Erin and Andy have their first date despite Erin feeling under the weather. Kate Flannery sends in a clip about participating in the real Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Jenna shares a story about meeting Molly Shannon when she was first starting out in Hollywood, and Angela shares some fun candy bag alts as to why Angela Martin is anxious to get off work. So pour yourself a glass of green water, take a seat at your mega desk, and enjoy this episode! ... Read more

08 Jun 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:18

08 Jun 2022


#140

The Delivery, Pt 2 with Lee Kirk

This week, we’re breaking down the second part of “The Delivery, Pt 2.” Pam is having trouble breastfeeding Cece, and back at the office, Michael is playing matchmaker to Erin and Kevin, making Andy jealous. We have a special guest today! The ladies chat with Jenna’s husband Lee Kirk, who played Clark the Lactation Consultant. Jenna’s sister also sends in a clip about what it was like having The Office baby named after her daughter, we find out what special holiday this episode was shot on, and we hear another interesting fan theory about the Scranton Strangler. So enjoy this great episode, we promise it’s much better than the chemistry between Kevin and Erin. ... Read more

01 Jun 2022

1 HR 33 MINS

1:33:00

01 Jun 2022


#139

The Delivery, Pt 1

This week we’re breaking down the first part of “The Delivery.” Jim and Pam’s baby is on the way! Pam is having “contraptions” at work but insists on holding off on going to the hospital until after midnight so her health insurance will cover an extra day. Meanwhile, Dwangela is back when Dwight realizes he must have a child of his own and sparks a contractual agreement with Angela Martin. Angela uncovers a deleted Creed runner, Jenna shares the YouTube video that inspired Andy’s Evolution of Dance moment that also involved some very noisy pants. So enjoy this episode while you eat your second lunch, or perhaps your first dinner, or maybe even an Ultra Feast!    Check out Judson Laipply’s Evoltuion of Dance video:  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg) ... Read more

25 May 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:00

25 May 2022


#138

“The Office BFFs” Book Q&A

This 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 Audiobook] (https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Office-BFFs-Audiobook/0063007614?source_code=GO1GB547041122911G&gclid=CjwKCAjwjtOTBhAvEiwASG4bCOzLiCAWalvLaPDRen-cDeWWixSdg0ACpGzqZSCn4U6QPUsmnOkmhxoCfTcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) [Link to Book, Ebook, Audiobook] (https://www.harpercollins.com/pages/OfficeBFFs) ... Read more

18 May 2022

59 MINS

59:40

18 May 2022


#137

Chapter 1 from “The Office BFFs” Audiobook

Surprise! 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 Audiobook] (https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Office-BFFs-Audiobook/0063007614?source_code=GO1GB547041122911G&gclid=CjwKCAjwjtOTBhAvEiwASG4bCOzLiCAWalvLaPDRen-cDeWWixSdg0ACpGzqZSCn4U6QPUsmnOkmhxoCfTcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds) [Link to Book, Ebook, Audiobook] (https://www.harpercollins.com/pages/OfficeBFFs) ... Read more

13 May 2022

41 MINS

41:49

13 May 2022


#136

The Manager and the Salesman

This 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.  ... Read more

11 May 2022

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:28

11 May 2022


#135

Sabre

This 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 ... Read more

04 May 2022

1 HR 42 MINS

1:42:02

04 May 2022


#134

The Banker

This 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.” ... Read more

27 Apr 2022

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:29

27 Apr 2022


#133

Secret Santa

This 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 ... Read more

20 Apr 2022

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:44

20 Apr 2022


#132

Scott’s Tots with B.J. Novak

This 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. ... Read more

13 Apr 2022

1 HR 26 MINS

1:26:09

13 Apr 2022


#131

Shareholder Meeting

This 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! ... Read more

06 Apr 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:04

06 Apr 2022


#130

Happy Spring Break and a Look Back on "Chair Model"

Happy 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] (https://1800prepare.com/) ... Read more

30 Mar 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:53

30 Mar 2022


#129

Murder

This 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. ... Read more

23 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:43

23 Mar 2022


#128

Double Date

This week we’re breaking down “Double Date.” To celebrate Helene’s birthday, Michael treats Jim, Pam and Helene to lunch, and of course, it ends up being a very cringey disaster. Meanwhile, Dwight and Andy struggle to outdo each other in nice favors. Angela reads from her personal journal about her first New York bagel experience, Jenna shares a story about joining what she thought was an international Spice Girls group and of course, the ladies breakdown Pam hitting Michael. ‘Cuz just like this episode, the power comes from the back foot. So put your hands in your pockets and enjoy! ... Read more

16 Mar 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:20

16 Mar 2022


#127

Koi Pond

This week we’re breaking down “Koi Pond.” After falling into a koi pond, Michael gets teased by the office. Meanwhile, Pam and Andy go on cold sales calls together and are mistaken for a married couple. Writers Warren Lieberstein and Halsted Sullivan sent in audio clips about the inspiration behind this episode and our audio engineer, Sam Kieffer, soundscaped it! Angela discusses her squirrel eating performance, Jenna reminisces on spending the day shooting with Ed Helms, and the ladies break down everything behind shooting the koi pond incident. This ep is so good you won’t have time to wonder why Ryan is rocking another new look. (He wouldn’t tell you anyways.)   Read more about Reginald Hudlin and his family: [http://hudlinentertainment.com/category/hudlin-family-stories/ ] (http://hudlinentertainment.com/category/hudlin-family-stories/) ... Read more

09 Mar 2022

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:56

09 Mar 2022


#126

The Lover

This week we’re breaking down “The Lover.” Jim and Pam return from their honeymoon and discover that Michael is dating Pam’s mom, Helene. Let’s just say, Pam is not ok with it. Meanwhile, Dwight spies on Jim with a deceptive spy trick that involves a wooden mallard. Jenna talks about how playing super angry Pam was a challenge, Angela unveils a deleted scene where Michael plays with Helene’s socks, and the ladies have a much needed “BFF download.” This episode is so good, we guarantee it’s much better than the eight hours of tape Dwight has of Jim talking about paper. ... Read more

02 Mar 2022

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:39

02 Mar 2022


#125

Mafia

Today we’re breaking down “Mafia”. Jim and Pam are on their honeymoon leaving the office deficient in reasonable people. So when an Italian insurance salesman tries to sell Michael life insurance, Dwight and Andy convince him he’s with the Scranton mafia. Writer of this episode, Brent Forrester, sends in clips breaking down how this farcical episode is legendary. Jenna reveals how Pam’s watercolor was almost destroyed in this episode and Angela uncovers that Scranton had real mafia members including Russell Bufalino who was later played by Joe Pesci in “The Irishman”. This episode is so great that even if there was salad on top, you wouldn’t send it back.    Check out Brent Forrester’s writing class :  [https://www.brentforrester.com/] (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.brentforrester.com/__;!!NUnUjx3wvH5xgA!duFqjWWL6rQlnVn6S28yVg-Cz_70OUj7KYrWcK2n7TVXQ2jPX_aeiIyFlDnS3mkszmBdOW6-VeQJL-jVn_n8uS0MZzEJ$) ... Read more

23 Feb 2022

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:14

23 Feb 2022


#124

Niagara, Pt 2

This week we finish breaking down “Niagara”. On their wedding day, Jim and Pam sneak off to get married on the Maid of the Mist while their guests wait in the church and Michael hits it off with Pam’s mom. The ladies go into greater detail about the lost storyline that involved a horse and Roy unsuccessfully trying to stop the wedding. Angela found a stunt photo to fool the paparazzi featuring Pam and Toby, Jenna breaks down the viral dance video that inspired “The Office” cast to dance at Jim and Pam’s wedding and the ladies point out a very special cameo by Randy Cordray! So enjoy this wonderful episode because you know Plan A was to listen to it a long, long time ago.  Link to Jill and Kevin’s wedding dance website: [http://jkweddingdance.com/] (http://jkweddingdance.com/) ... Read more

16 Feb 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:53

16 Feb 2022


#123

Niagara, Pt 1 with Greg Daniels

This week we’re breaking down “Niagara”. To kick off this two-part episode, the ladies are joined again by showrunner Greg Daniels! (“The Office”, “The Simpsons”, “King of the Hill”, “Upload”, “Space Force”) Together they talk about everything that went behind creating the much anticipated Jim and Pam wedding, which includes finding that special balance between funny and heartwarming. Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect”, “True Blood”) also sends in clips to share what it was like to play Pam’s sister. Angela breaks down Dwight’s iconic “Howling at the Moon” t-shirt, Jenna shares a story about one of her first movie scenes with Christopher Walken and the ladies point out a purposeful mistake made by the hotel. This episode will make you want to get up and dance! Just make sure you take your keys out of your pocket first. ... Read more

09 Feb 2022

1 HR 40 MINS

1:40:28

09 Feb 2022


#122

The Promotion

This week we’re breaking down “The Promotion”. Jim and Michael must now work together as co-managers and they’re given the difficult task of deciding who and who will not get a raise among the Dunder Mifflin employees. The ladies discuss Jim’s glass office that magically appears, Jenna gives a shout out to a famous nurse who popularized the pie chart, and Angela may just admit to a love of trains. The ladies also do the ultimate BFF move and plan a plant date. You don’t have to make a pros and cons list to listen to this episode, it’s all pros and full of love’s eternal glory.  ... Read more

02 Feb 2022

57 MINS

57:33

02 Feb 2022


#121

Interview with Mike Schur

This week Jenna and Angela interview Mike Schur! Mike Schur wrote on the first four seasons of “The Office” and played Dwight’s mysterious cousin, Mose Schrute. Mike also worked on “Saturday Night Live” and created shows like “Parks and Recreation”, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Good Place” and “Rutherford Falls”. Angela talks with Mike about a scene where she slapped him so hard he spun, Jenna and Mike talk about the difference between acting on a TV show vs a movie, and of course, Mike talks about his love/hate relationship with playing the character of Mose. So take a trip down memory lane and enjoy the moments of a stringy beard man who works on America’s favorite beet farm.   Check out Mike Schur’s Book, “How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question”: [https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/How-to-Be-Perfect/Michael-Schur/9781982159313] (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/How-to-Be-Perfect/Michael-Schur/9781982159313__;!!NUnUjx3wvH5xgA!fTx8nsETVqLb4VMl4LrPiQUDggEKaL2PlMdKi2FSSB_KupnGv_8afArp_RyiQ80yVt9F7mwn-G-r-g375GxJ39E$)   Follow Mike on Twitter: [@KenTremendous] (https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://twitter.com/KenTremendous?ref_src=twsrc*5Egoogle*7Ctwcamp*5Eserp*7Ctwgr*5Eauthor__;JSUlJSU!!NUnUjx3wvH5xgA!fTx8nsETVqLb4VMl4LrPiQUDggEKaL2PlMdKi2FSSB_KupnGv_8afArp_RyiQ80yVt9F7mwn-G-r-g37sk2TDJg$) ... Read more

26 Jan 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:25

26 Jan 2022