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Joss Whedon to direct episode of The Office

by Julia Ward, posted Jan 9th 2007 1:31PM
Joss Whedon The OfficeRumor has it that Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly mastermind Joss Whedon will be directing an episode of The Office. Considering that Scranton is situated right over a Hellmouth, it makes perfect sense. The rumor first surfaced on both Televisionary and FilmIck, but has been confirmed by Joss himself over on Whedonesque. (Scroll way down to see his two cents.)

As connoisseurs of the Whedon oeuvre may remember, Joss got his start writing for the sitcom Rosanne. He earned his television directing chops care of Buffy, Angel and Firefly. What should we expect from this most inspired of pairings - long master shots through the entire office, sequences done entirely in silence and lots of Pam's feet? Probably not, but I bet we're in for at least one guaranteed heartbreaker of a moment between Pam and Jim. Whedon's awfully good at bringing the funny and the waterworks, but so long as he's not actually writing the episode, I feel relatively safe. I wouldn't want anyone to die on us. It's not that kind of show so don't get any ideas, Whedon.

Thanks to reader Brendon Connelly for the tip.

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Andy Greco

Awesome! I might actually tune in for this show now. Please tell us when it airs!

Long live Firefly!!

January 10 2007 at 10:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TomB

You always hear about these people directing "special" episodes or whatever. I can never tell any difference. At least in a sitcom.

January 09 2007 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Melanie

Dwight will probably talk about how hot Buffy is though.

Sounds awesome!

January 09 2007 at 1:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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