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The Office cast
By Todd Martens, Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
For those missing the cast of NBCs The Office, the past few strike-riddled months werent completely painful. Or were they?
If ever there was an urgent call for John Krasinski to get back to the cubicle and resume the role of Jim Halpert, it was the disappointing Leatherheads. Jenna Fischer, meanwhile, looked to have a film career off and running with a prime gig in Judd Apatows Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, but the rock n roll parody didnt connect with audiences.
Not that anyone should be complaining.
No offense meant, but the staff of The Office is fine just where it is. Granted, that sort of selfish appreciation of the Scranton, Penn.-set show may not be good for the casts career advancement, but theres no shame in being a company man.
So while Steve Carell was clearly joking in this video on the shows official Web site, it captures a kind of corporate dedication thats becoming all too rare in this era of disappearing pensions and minuscule merit raises. Ive been doing this show by myself for 100 days, Carell declares. No camera crews. No other actors. And some of the episodes I turned out were fantastic.
Here here! But just in case any of those in the Dunder-Mifflin camp are readying their resumes, heres a look at how some of those who have spent some time in the paper factory have fared on their own. Dont quit your day job just yet. -Continue
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