August 4, 2020

EP. 39 — A Benihana Christmas w/ Rashida Jones and Jen Celotta

Break out the nutcrackers and fire up the karaoke because we’re breaking down A Benihana Christmas. This is a supersize episode and we’re bringing on not one but TWO amazing guests! Actress Rashida Jones and writer Jen Celotta join us to share their memories and insights of this episode. We deep dive on the history of Benihana, and we talk about The Party Planning Committee v. The Committee to Plan Parties. Finally, we answer fan questions around Angela Martin’s siblings, some continuity errors, and who got a Dundie for ‘Tallest Music Dude’.

Transcript

OFFICE-039-20200701-Benihanas-SKv15-DYN.mp3 JENNA FISCHER [00:00:04] I’m Jenna Fischer. ANGELA KINSEY [00:00:05] I’m Angela Kinsey. JENNA FISCHER [00:00:06] We were on “The Office” together. ANGELA KINSEY [00:00:07] And were best friends. JENNA FISCHER [00:00:08] And now we’re doing the ultimate “Office” rewatch podcast just for you. ANGELA KINSEY [00:00:12] Each week we will break down an episode of “The Office” and give exclusive behind-the-scenes stories that only two people who were there can tell you. JENNA FISCHER [00:00:19] We’re the “Office Ladies”. Merry, merry Christmas. Merry, merry Christmas. It’s Christmas on “The Office” again. ANGELA KINSEY [00:00:30] Well, someone showed up very festive. JENNA FISCHER [00:00:33] That’s right. It’s “A Benihana Christmas”. ANGELA KINSEY [00:00:36] Well, I think Angela Martin would let you know it’s a Nutcracker Christmas

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