I don't know how I became aware of Dorky Dad's blog...like most traumatic events I've blocked it out. However, because he lives up in the twin cities (where the King and I once lived) and he is funny I read him regularly.
I've been bugging him for roughly 6 months to watch The Office, because I think everyone should watch The Office. He made a big deal out of NOT watching it so I goaded and goaded him.....when he finally gave in he agreed to also be interviewed about the experience.
This is that interview:
Ummmm......let's start at the beginning, Dorky Dad, can I just call you Dorky?
No. You must call me by my full name: Mr. Dorkethus P. Daddus III, Esq. And don't you forget that Esq. Sure I have no idea what it means, but it looks important.
There has been much celebrating on the picket lines of the writer's strike due to your finally acquiescing to watch an episode of the much beloved comedy, The Office. Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed by moi about it....it's pretty clear that I am not a professional writer by the number of mistakes in that last sentence. Let's get started.
Yeah, I heard they all had a big keg party where they danced the Electric Slide all night.
1. What was the reason you felt such reluctance to watch this show in the first place? It's rumored to be due to your uncanny resemblance to the character Dwight, any truth to that?
I DO NOT LOOK LIKE DWIGHT!!! I don't care if everybody tells me that, or if random people on the street hound me for autographs, or that Steve Carell accidentally stops by my house periodically. I DO NOT BEAR ANY RESEMBLANCE TO THAT GUY! I DO NOT!! I just don't watch the show because I uh ... uh ... don't have uh ... TIME, that's it. I don't have time. That's my excuse.
2. What was the reason you finally overcame your reluctance (here's where you can assure your loyal fans that you didn't "sell out" by getting paid a large amount of money by an innocent saint-like mommy blogger)?
Oh, you mean you don't want me to mention anything about the money? OK then. Uh, well, I think it's just because SO many of my REALLY NICE and GENEROUS blogging friends find the show so REWARDING. It provided a real INCENTIVE for me to watch the show.
3. Honestly, you watched "Diversity Day" which is a great episode, what did you think?
I spent most of the time squirming. It's possible that I inadvertently gave myself a wedgie when I sat down, but I'm pretty sure the squirming was due to the whole episode. Otherwise, I thought it was quite funny.
4. As a white male under 40 you don't fit into a "class" protected by law....did this episode challenge any of your own classless biases?
What are these biases of which you speak? I don't have any biases. I hate everybody equally.
5. As you watched the episode at any point did you feel uncomfortable?
I think I might have answered this question, but my memory is shot and I'm too lazy to read over the previous questions. What was the question again now? Oh, bother.
6. On a scale from 1-10 how grateful are you to the person (ahem) who suggested that you watch the office roughly 6,000 times in the last 6 months?
Do you want me to correct how you spelled "grateful?" Or should I leave it spelled the way you have it, "greatful?" Hmmm ... well, I'm no English teacher, so I think I'll correct it. There. Now nobody will know you misspelled "grateful" unless you make the ridiculous decision to post this paragraph.
I would say that, on a scale of 1-10, I would rate my gratitude an 11. And this has nothing to do with any side "incentive" I had to watch the show. Nothing at all. Nope.
7. Do you think that person deserves a reward of some kind? Money? Adoration? A mention on your much more popular blog?
I think that person deserves a big raise from her blogging boss. Big raise. HUGE. And I'll put in a good word to the powers that be about a mention on that blog of which you speak.
8. Do you think you will watch a second episode? If not, why not? If yes, then how come?
Probably. Because I'm dying to know how that one receptionist does on that solitaire game.
9. Did "The Wife" (made famous on your blog by posting for you every Wednesday) also watch or was she too busy doing the work in your relationship? Please don't read any bias into that....but she is, after all, a fellow mommy-blogger.
The wife was working so hard on our relationship last night that she passed out. She does something I don't do: sleep.
10. Would you watch another episode if I promised not to interview you about it?
Are you bugging me again about watching The Office? Did this whole episode accomplish nothing but provide you with blog fodder? I feel so dirty, so used, like I deserve some sort of COMPENSATION to ease my pain ...
Go read Dorky Dad's very funny blog...you will be glad you did.