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"The Office" Blood Drive (2009)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
5 March 2009 (Season 5, Episode 16)
Michael holds a lonely hearts party on Valentine's Day at the office, hoping that he will run into a woman he met earlier that day at a blood drive. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam have an awkward lunch with Phillis and Bob Vance. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Randall Einhorn 
Writing credits
Greg Daniels (developed for american television by)

Brent Forrester (written by)

Ricky Gervais (creator) &
Stephen Merchant (creator)

Produced by
Jake Aust .... producer
Steve Carell .... producer
Jennifer Celotta .... executive producer
Randy Cordray .... producer
Greg Daniels .... executive producer
Lee Eisenberg .... co-executive producer
Paul Feig .... co-executive producer
Brent Forrester .... consulting producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Mindy Kaling .... co-executive producer
James O. Kerry .... co-producer
Howard Klein .... executive producer
Lester Lewis .... consulting producer
Paul Lieberstein .... executive producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
Aaron Shure .... co-executive producer
Benjamin Silverman .... executive producer (as Ben Silverman)
Justin Spitzer .... producer
Gene Stupnitsky .... co-executive producer
Halsted Sullivan .... co-producer
Teri Weinberg .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Matt Sohn 
Film Editing by
Michael Zurer 
Costume Design by
Alysia Raycraft 
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... makeup department head
Katrina Chevalier .... hair stylist
Kim M. Ferry .... department head hair
Lisa Nash-Jones .... makeup artist
Shari Perry .... hair stylist
Debbie Pierce .... key hair stylist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Koljan .... post-production supervisor
Robert Rothbard .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Alhambra .... second second assistant director
Stephanie Kinch .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Steven Curtis Husch .... on-set dresser
Michael Marcus .... graphic artist
W. Rick Nichol .... set designer
Sarah Prescott .... on-set dresser
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Henry Saine .... graphic designer
Philip D. Shea .... property master
Melissa Harrison .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Hinson .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nick Carbone .... sound utility
Benjamin Patrick .... production sound mixer
Matt Temple .... sound effects editor
Brian Wittle .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer
Eric Haas .... digital effects artist: EdenFX
Edward M. Ruiz II .... visual effects: Eden FX (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera
James Atkins .... grip
Richard Elias .... best boy grip
Todd Liggitt .... grip
Tom Magill .... camera operator
Eamon McGillicuddy .... grip
Edward Nielsen III .... assistant camera
Michael Piekutowski .... lighting technician
Mike Reppert .... lighting technician
Matt Sohn .... camera operator
Casting Department
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Buchignani .... key costumer
Carolyn Dessert .... costume supervisor
Karan Doherty .... set costumer
Renee Levy Hazelton .... set costumer
Mayumi Masaoka .... costumer
Andrea Medina .... costume intern
Neil Tansey .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Julia Vail .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Kerri K. Drootin .... music supervisor
Eugene Kulikov .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator
Mike Storc .... transportation captain
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Jerod Ashton .... production assistant
Charles Canzoneri .... set production assistant
Matthew Eberle .... additional set production assistant
Anthony Q. Farrell .... story editor
Jacob Ford .... assistant production coordinator
Jonah Platt .... executive assistant
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Tad Shurtz .... production secretary
Justin Tan .... production staff
Mary Wall .... assistant to producers

Series Crew
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Makeup Department
Marc Boyle .... key hair stylist (season 1)
Melanie Mills .... key makeup artist (season 1)
Art Department
Jeffrey Beck .... set designer
Bobby Bednar .... construction coordinator
Steven P. Duchscherer .... set dresser
Matt Flynn .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Adam Blantz .... boom operator
Colin Jones .... boom operator
Daniel McIntosh .... sound mixer: New York
Jacqueline Marie McLaughlin .... utility sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Chingirian .... additional electrician
Jesse Crusing .... additional electrician
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
James Andrew Turpin .... additional rigging electrician (as Andrew Turpin)
Jeffrey Wilkins .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Maureen Sullivan Mauk .... post-production assistant (as Maureen Sullivan)
Music Department
Scott Cochran .... music engineering
Nicole de la Torriente .... music consultant
Other crew
Amy Banks .... payroll accountant
Errol Reichow .... location manager
Kristin Schaack .... second assistant accountant (as Kristin Drummond)
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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5 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Perhaps not as funny, but a great step in the right direction, 6 March 2009
Author: zgamer-1 from United States

I will hand it that this episode didn't have a whole lot of laughs, but I consider this the rehab episode The Office has needed after a string of less-than-good to awful episodes before it.

The biggest improvement is making the show feel real again. The thing I HATED most about the last few episodes was the complete abandonment from reality that they took with the humor and tone. Here, however, the characters are actually behaving more like humans again and doing a lot better acting than they had been lately. Kudos to the writers too for giving them some good dialogue to work with again.

I also love that they're trying to really develop the characters as well, particularly with Kevin since he's one of the supporting players I like the most. There feels like there is a progression of a plot again and the focus is more controlled to impromptu and natural laughs rather than bizzaro comedy. Hopefully we can see more developments with some of the other characters since they really butchered some of the great story lines during episodes like The Duel.

I think I just love how touched I was with this episode. Yes I know, this isn't supposed to be a drama or anything. However, I think the best comedies are the ones that can make you laugh and cry and that's what I felt happened with this episode. Heck, I think the drama gave the comedy in this a little more impact since it felt like a natural relief of tension.

If things continue to improve with the next few episodes, we may just have a return to form with The Office. I've tried to say that previous episodes were a step in the right direction, but this truly is one because it captures what The Office is supposed to be: a look at real life with a slight comedic spin. It makes me glad I didn't give up hope on the show.

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