Tuesday, March 5, 2024

An Excerpt.

If my life ever flashes earlier than my eyes, it’ll most likely be 70% me watching “The Workplace.” 

And now I’m studying about it, in Andy Inexperienced’s anthology “The Workplace: The Untold Story of the Biggest Sitcom of the 2000s.” It’s over 400 pages of thorough tales, together with two from the primary season, during which NBC dragged its heels renewing the present after greenlighting solely six episodes. First from Kate Flannery, who performed Meredith: 

I saved my restaurant job by way of the primary season. I used to be a waitress at Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills. Typically showrunner Greg Daniels would are available to speak to me. I’d be holding a tray of meals and he’d be like, “I’ve obtained to speak to you about saying the phrase vagina. We’re going forwards and backwards with the community on that, however actually need to preserve it.” 

And Jason Kessler, manufacturing assistant: 

My job that season was to drive round city and drop folks’s scripts off at their homes. I very particularly keep in mind going to John’s condominium in West Hollywood and he was taking part in video video games with a good friend. He invited me in to play. Usually, I might drop a script off on the door or I’d knock on the door and hand it to him, and somebody would say, “Oh, thanks very a lot,” and simply go into their home. John’s the one one that ever invited me in.

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