Science says summer starts on the Solstice, June 21, but I say it starts when your favorite show airs its finale. Then, depression sets in. Lucky for us, the good people behind The Office recognize the void they’ve left in our hearts and — in the spirit of Michael Scott — thought of a time-wasting, fantastically entertaining way for us to fill our days.
Starting today, fans can sign up to help create an Office fanisode. It will work similar to the Star Wars Uncut project, where fans are asked to recreate a small portion of an episode — in this case season 6’s ”Murder” — and submit it for a chance to be included in the final product, which will be posted on NBC.com toward the end of summer. The 86 segments are up for grabs now at NBC’s page for the contest. Up to three people sign up for each segment, and you have two weeks to get your video in. Best one makes it into the final product, which will be posted on NBC.com toward the end of summer.
I’m still trying to decide exactly how I want to re-produce “Murder”‘s closing shootout scene between Andy, Dwight, and Michael, since claymation and animation require real talent. It’ll either be Twilight dolls (Bella-Edward-Jacob), Mad Men Barbies or EW staffers.
But what about you PopWatchers? Are you going to give it a try?