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The Office: The Convict

by Michael Sciannamea, posted Nov 30th 2006 10:04PM

(S03E09) After watching Michael Scott "transform" himself into "Prison Mike," I was so enthralled by it that I've decided to rent Scared Straight from Netflix. I remember watching that documentary back in the 70s when I was a teenager, and I thought it was so over the top that I remember laughing all the way through it. Of course, if I was sitting in that room with those convicts in Rahway, I might have gotten smacked around a bit. But the idea of "lifers" telling kids how to not be like them is just too much grist for the comedy mill.

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Is NBC wooing Mike Wallace?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 21st 2006 5:26PM
Mike WallaceLook, we know that the NY Post's Page Six has been having some credibility problems lately, but when they publish a juicy TV-related item, it's really hard for us at TVS to ignore them. So, we present Richard Johnson and company's speculation and gossip as-is (OK, sometimes we add some semi-snarky editorial commentary) and let the readers decide.

So here's today's interesting item: NBC is supposedly offering the now-retired Mike Wallace the opportunity to do "a bit of everything" at the network. Even though Wallace's rep denies the report, the Page Sixers speculate that it'll take a lot to get the 88 year-old to move, since he's very loyal to his longtime employers. Take the rumor for what it's worth, and discuss...

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