Pharrell teamed with directing duo We Are From L.A. to turn an ear worm of a track from Despicable Me 2 into a fresh interactive experience. Here, they talk about how they pulled off one spectacular all-nighter.
“He doesn’t get people.” That’s how actor Steve Carell describes Michael Scott, the character he plays on The Office, NBC’s wicked comedy about work life. Scott is the boss who is woefully and pitifully out of tune with the people he manages. He constantly crosses the line between professional and personal boundaries and as a result does the inappropriate thing people-wise. Michael Scott criticizes when he should not; micromanages others constantly, and never takes responsibility for any consequences – it’s always someone else’s fault.
As promised, I watched the premiere of The Office on NBC tonight. (Remember that I am coming into this with only word of the legend of the BBC version; I have not seen the series on which this American rendition is based.) So evaluating it for what it is, I thought the show was very good. Not great but certainly far from the dispiriting feeling one usually gets after watching what passes for scripted comedy these days on network television.