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Newspaper article from The Office was actually real

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 16th 2009 4:02PM
The Office
In the recent "Scott's Tots" episode of The Office, they showed an old newspaper clipping of Michael Scott with the kids that he was going to send to college (cough, cough). They didn't show the article for long but it wasn't just one of those fake TV newspaper props that have nonsense text. The entire article was actually written. The prop department called the real Scranton Times and they created the article for the show.

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Although I don't watch The Office, this is pretty cool. As someone who has worked on a copy desk at a newspaper, it's always very irritating to see newspapers/headlines that would never, ever exist in the real world. (See any of Smallville's headlines for examples.)

December 16 2009 at 8:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I think the point, gentlemen, is that they went out of their way to have a 'real' copy printed. The props department didn't just go to photoshop and use a laser printer or something.

Bah humbug to you, too.

December 16 2009 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've got to agree with Dan here.

It is no more "real" than the Stars and Stripes article announcing the retirement of Col. Mann on NCIS.

December 16 2009 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Buckley

Since it didn't run in any newspaper it's still a fake article. The text might have been written by an actual reporter but that doesn't make the article real. Why must I have to explain this.

New title: Fake Newspaper Article From The Office Written By A Real Reporter.

There. Now I feel better. Ok, maybe not that much better.

December 16 2009 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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