Then how about the producer making better episodes? If not, is the show dead?
I am still a HUGE fan of the show. It’s funny, it’s edgy, but it has a serious edge to it that has to be respected. I have two sons and am a father of two as well – so I’m always on the prowl when someone mentions The Office. You know, when I hear about new hires, new projects, the show’s revival, or the new season of the series, I immediately think about The Office. This is why I really think that the series has been preserved in some form or fashion and that there was a good chance for the show to be preserved for the benefit of the fans.
If you had to choose the best TV show ever made, what would it be?
The show is so much more than the ratings. There are some great, unique characters. The humor is so much more unique than the comedy shows that came before it. The writing is amazing. The characters are smart, funny, flawed, and flawed, but still likable. It is about relationships, work, home, and relationships. I’d say it is the most unique, powerful comedy ever. The writing is always fresh, witty, and funny.
For fans of the show, what’s a favorite moment from the show? Why?
I have always loved Pete (Andy Bernard). He was the best person for the job. So it felt like a real job, a really good job.
Any last words or shout outs.
Thank you to my amazing cast and crew – and to my kids for allowing me to see them grow as an individual, to see their talents at their prime. The show is just wonderful. My job is to watch it and help make it great for people.
Do you have any last words to say?
Thank you for being part of my life and the life of my children. And thank you for the opportunity to work with some of the most incredible filmmakers on the planet. Thank you for watching with me on so many of my favorite shows.
Thanks for taking time from your career to talk to us. Thanks for your time.
What are you reading right now? Do you have books that you need to read?
I have a book coming out called What is it Like to Be Me: My Personal Journey from Stigma to Acceptance. It is about two men coming of age (