Screen Junkies » Michael Scott http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:02:10 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 You Will Soon Be Able To Buy Dunder Mifflin Paper From ‘The Office’. REJOICE! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/your-office-will-soon-be-able-to-buy-dunder-mifflin-paper-from-the-office-rejoice/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/your-office-will-soon-be-able-to-buy-dunder-mifflin-paper-from-the-office-rejoice/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2011 18:58:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=237892 This is a way better idea than my 'Night Court'-branded nocturnal legal services.

The post You Will Soon Be Able To Buy Dunder Mifflin Paper From ‘The Office’. REJOICE! appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
In the time-honored spirit of doing anything for a buck, as well as the impossible dream of making copier paper interesting, if only for a moment, Staples office supply chain will begin selling The Office’s Dunder Mifflin-branded paper.

Now I’m sure you’re saying to yourself, “Whoa. Whoa. Slow down. Before I get excited about this development, is the paper laser quality? Is it bonded? What’s the weight? Will I have the opportunity to put on a watermark?” To which I can only reply, “I don’t know what any of those questions mean.”

Of course, the paper will be more expensive because they have to toss a few schillings in the pocket of NBC on every sale, but it’s been my experience that office managers absolutely love whimsy and will do anything they can to spice up the office, even if it means spending a little more for some packaging that no one will ever, ever see.

Nonetheless, I’m sure some weirdos are camped outside of Staples as I write this.

The post You Will Soon Be Able To Buy Dunder Mifflin Paper From ‘The Office’. REJOICE! appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/your-office-will-soon-be-able-to-buy-dunder-mifflin-paper-from-the-office-rejoice/feed/ 0
9 Actors (Besides Steve Carell) Who Walked Away From Popular T.V. Shows http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-besides-steve-carell-who-walked-away-from-popular-t-v-shows/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-besides-steve-carell-who-walked-away-from-popular-t-v-shows/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:26:03 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209569 After seven seasons, comedian Steve Carell has decided to walk away from the highly popular show. What an asshole.

The post 9 Actors (Besides Steve Carell) Who Walked Away From Popular T.V. Shows appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Tonight marks the final episode of Michael Scott’s tenure on”The Office.” After seven seasons, comedian Steve Carell has decided to walk away from the highly popular show. What an asshole.

Just kidding….sort of. I admire him leaving before the quality drops any further, but part of me really wants to see him run that thing into the ground, “Simpsons” style. Either way, he’s not the first to prematurely say adios to a role. Some of TV’s most popular shows have had actors walk away while the ratings were still high. Here are nine such examples.

Mike Flaherty (Michael J. Fox) – “Spin City”

In the forth season of the popular ABC sitcom, “Spin City,” producers were forced to shake change things up when the show’s star, Michael J. Fox, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. His character, Mike Flaherty, left his position as deputy mayor after taking the fall in a mafia scandal. Flaherty went on to become an environmental lobbyist in D.C., working along side Senator Alex P. Keaton, Fox’s character from “Family Ties.” He was later replaced by a new character, played by Charlie Sheen. Things ended poorly two seasons later.

Diane Chambers (Shelly Long) – “Cheers”

In the pilot episode of “Cheers,” the character of Diane Chambers is abandoned at a bar, Cheers, by her boy friend, a married man named Sumner Sloan. Devastated by the experience, she accepts a job at the bar in order to begin rebuilding her life. In the fifth season of the show, Sumner Sloan returns and offers Diane the chance to finish writing her book, “Jocasta’s Conundrum.” She ends up leaving her job and lover, Sam Malone to pursue the opportunity. The character was written out of the show at the behest of actress Shelly Long, whose decision to leave is widely considered one of the biggest blunders in television history.

Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) – “M.A.S.H.”

When Colonel Henry Blake was discharged from the army and sent home at the end of “M.A.S.H.’s third season, viewers were probably expecting a tearful good bye. But they probably weren’t expecting to have their hearts ripped out of their chests. Writers surprised everyone by having the character killed off in a plane crash during his flight home. They did so after actor McLean Stevenson left the show. He felt his character was becoming a second fiddle to Hunnicut and Pierce.

Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard) – “Happy Days”

When Ron Howard decided to leave his role as the star of “Happy Days,” at least he had a good reason. He was launching his career as a director. But removing the main character of a show about the mid-50’s and early 60’s proved easy enough, and writers shipped his character, Richie Cunningham, off to the army.

Eric Forman (Topher Grace) – “That 70’s Show”

Eric Forman was the glue that held “That 70’s Show” together. His basement was the meeting place for all of the other characters, including his parents. So when Topher Grace decided to leave the show, it seemed like a stretch to keep the show in production. It was. After Forman left to teach in Africa, it lasted only one season.

Benjamin Stone (Michael Moriarty) – “Law and Order”

After four years on the initial “Law and Order,” District Attorney Ben Stone was written off the show, resigning his post after a key witness was murdered while under his protection. Actor Michael Moriarty claims he left the show to protest what he perceived as a government attempt to censor violence in the show. Producers told a different story, involving Moriarty’s “erratic behavior.” Either way, “Law and Order” never missed a beat, and continued for another 16 seasons.

Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) – “ER”

Dr. Mark Greene was the first character introduced on the hit medical drama, “ER.” But after eight seasons and no end in site, actor Anthony Edwards wanted to move on. Writers decided to kill off the character with a good old-fashioned case of brain cancer. Despite the loss of such an iconic character, the show lasted another seven seasons.

Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) – “House”

The character of Lawrence Kutner was probably the greatest Indian-American Doctor with brutally murdered adoptive Jewish parents in the history of television. That’s why everyone was so bummed when the writers decided to kill him off via suicide. The reason they did so was because actor Kal Penn had accepted a liaison position at White House. Based on the method of his departure from the show, I’m assuming the writers were McCain supporters.

Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) – “The X Files”

“The X-Files” was a wildly popular sci-fi drama that helped bring conspiracy theories into the main stream. Agent Fox Mulder was the heart and soul of the show. After seven seasons of exploring the paranormal, actor David Duchovny walked away after contentious contract negotiations. Writers decided to tie up loose ends in a fitting manner: by having Mulder abducted by aliens. However, his character did return sporadically for the remainder of the series.

The post 9 Actors (Besides Steve Carell) Who Walked Away From Popular T.V. Shows appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-besides-steve-carell-who-walked-away-from-popular-t-v-shows/feed/ 29 richie-cunningham eric_forman mulder12
Steve Carell Joins Meryl Streep For ‘Great Hope Springs’, Smart Career Decisions http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-joins-meryl-streep-for-great-hope-springs-smart-career-decisions/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-joins-meryl-streep-for-great-hope-springs-smart-career-decisions/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:35:36 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=28161 Steve Carell seems determined to make his post-TV career more Ashton Kutcher than Michael Richards, with a slew of solid film choices.

The post Steve Carell Joins Meryl Streep For ‘Great Hope Springs’, Smart Career Decisions appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Steve Carell seems determined to make his post-TV career more Ashton Kutcher than Michael Richards, with a slew of good film choices, and the decision to have Will Ferrell soften the blow of him leaving The Office“ with a 4 episode arc later this season. Carell will likely continue his smart streak with a role in David Frankel’s Great Hope Springs, where the actor/comedian will play a marriage therapist to a couple (Streep and a yet-to-be-cast actor) whose relationship is on the rocks after 31 years.

Carell’s got more good stuff coming soon. After he shoots Great Hope Springs, he’s got Burt Wonderstone for New Line, and then he’ll star with Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid Love. At this rate, he’ll never wind up onstage at the Laugh Factory yelling racial slurs. If only Kramer got an offer for a Meryl Streep movie back in ’98, everything would be different… (Deadline)

The post Steve Carell Joins Meryl Streep For ‘Great Hope Springs’, Smart Career Decisions appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-carell-joins-meryl-streep-for-great-hope-springs-smart-career-decisions/feed/ 0 steve-carell