Did you love seeing “The Office” finally break the fourth wall during this past episode? In doing so, we learned that there were friendships that existed behind at this point between the employees and the documentary crew … which makes plenty of sense given that the characters have been together for years on end now.
Of course, who would have thought that the first member of the crew we would have been given the opportunity to meet would be Moe Howard? Of course, we’re really talking here about Chris Diamantopoulos, best known for his role in the recent “Three Stooges film (but who also has upcoming roles on “Community” and the “Arrested Development” revival). We have not seen the last of his sound guy Brian; while NBC is not confirming his status in the next two episodes, he will be a part of the fifteenth installment of the season entitled “Couples Discount,” which has a distinct Valentine’s Day feel to it.
Check out the official synopsis from NBC’s press release below:
“The Office pairs off into pretend couples to take advantage of a Valentine’s Day discount at a local mini-mall. Erin (Ellie Kemper) assures Pete (Jake Lacy) she will break up with Andy (Ed Helms) when he returns, but he has good reason to doubt her. Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) share a meal with Brian, the documentary’s sound man.”
So how meta is “The Office” going to get with this? The illusion that has been created for us thus far is that we are watching a documentary about life at a workplace, but is the crew so far deep into the lives of these characters that they actually are now a part of the documentary themselves? While it may not be the case with everyone on the filming crew, Brian clearly does have a role to play in the upcoming story.
Do you like how this twist takes “The Office” that we knew and spins it ever so slightly? If you want to read Steve Carell’s thoughts on why is isn’t returning to the show, you can do so over here.