THE OFFICE Is Going To Winnipeg! (Sort Of)

Well, they’re not really going to Winnipeg, but Winnipeg props are coming to them for an upcoming episode where Michael Scott visits the birthplace of Anna Paquin, Guy Maddin and Less Than Kind.

I hope Global doesn’t try to hype it too much; they should have learned their lesson from their infamous publicity campaign for a 2002 episode of The Simpsons called “The Bart Wants What It Wants.” In that episode, a couple of Canadian writers wrote in a scene where the Simpsons go to Toronto, and Global hyped the hell out of that episode literally for weeks — you could not avoid hearing or reading about how “The Simpsons are going to Toronto!” Then the episode aired and the Toronto stuff turned out to consist of a few throwaway gags in the third act, and viewers were highly P.O.’d at Global for telling us that this was going to be some kind of special Canadian episode.

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