SPEAKEASY WITH PAUL F. TOMPKINS: THOMAS LENNON
I have gotten the chance to work with Tom Lennon on many occasions, and it’s never anything short of a blast. One of the things that make it so much fun is that he is never at a loss for words. Enjoy.
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After the groundbreaking success of our first updated theme, Star Wars’ Imperial March, Oscar award winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille, Lost, The Incredibles) and I (comedy?) travel to Capital Records to update yet another classic theme…JAWS!!! Steven Spielberg has already passed. Piano accompaniment by the great Mark Gasbarro.
"I always thought A.A.R.M. would take place during the nighttime. Jim and Dwight constantly pranking each other, trying to best each other, trying to see who could get the last laugh in front of the documentary crew, before they stop filming for the final time at midnight. Scenes would involve Dwight chasing Jim around the building, and Jim running up the stairs to his desk to make something he can use against Dwight before Dwight catches up and finds him in the office. "
but one of the stupidest things the show has done was in New Guys when Dwight tries to ride a bike on a tightrope and ends up having to hang on for dear life once the bike tips over and it’s held up by literal paper weights.
Like, I thought it was enjoyable, but it wasn’t realistic at all and I really wish it wasn’t done. Still love the show, but that was just over-the-top.
"Stanley’s presentation of "Papyr" and Robert’s subsequent response…holy shit, I die every time!"
"Of all the vermin in God’s great, green kingdom, lice are the ones I detest the most. My first day of school I had lice and no one would play with me. For 15 years, they called me ‘Freak’ and ‘four-eyes’ and ‘Sci-fi nerd’ and ‘girl puncher’ all because I had lice in the first grade."
- Dwight Schrute, Rainn Wilson
Season 9, Lice
"Erin looks amazing during her news anchor audition."
"The first time I ever saw the DVD cube cold open, I rewound it at least 10 times and laughed just as hard every time. The best part is angry Andy!"
"In the episode Here Comes Treble, I actually thought the use of the Cornell Alma Mater song was extremely well done, and good cinematically."
"One of my favorite episodes is season 9 episode 22. It’s when you see everyone in the office who didn’t get along finally show the love they have. You watch Dwight and Jim show each other how much they mean to each other. Oscar and Angela bond over the senator. It’s just a great episode."