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Linda Purl joins 'The Office'? High five, 'Matlock' fans!

1 September 2009 2:59 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

I didn't think The Office could top Amy Ryan. But then I found out that Greg Daniels & Co. decided to cast Linda Purl as Mrs. Beasley, Pam's mom. I know what you're thinking: "Huh? You're putting Linda Purl in the same league as Amy Ryan? Who is Linda Purl anyway?" Even EW's very own Ausiello referred to Purl as "a relatively unknown actress." Now, I'd like to take the opportunity to rile up my fellow Matlock fans and say: For shame! Unknown? Purl spent countless hours accompanying me on sick days, causing me to develop an unhealthy obsession with the show. I even flirted with the idea of becoming a lawyer thanks to Matlock, before I realized the job was more about paperwork and less about banjo-playing (bummer). And Purl? Why, she was just a peach. In fact, Purl was the third best thing about the show, right behind Andy Griffith and Kene Holliday, »

- Kate Ward

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