Greg Daniels Quotes.
When you think about ‘The Simpsons’ or ‘King of the Hill’ or something like that, the worlds tend to expand each episode, because there’s no additional cost incurred to hire an animated character.
I feel responsible for everybody, and I couldn’t imagine a scenario where I wouldn’t be directing what was happening, at the end.
I would encourage people that, if you are waiting for the end of ‘The Office,’ to re-tune in right away. It is the beginning of the end, where we start to break down what’s going on with this documentary and see behind the scenes with who is involved.
It happened to me on ‘King of the Hill,’ where I’d left it before the end and didn’t really participate in the ending, and I always felt a little bit like I wanted to try a different version of that story.
I wrote Steve Carell’s last episode. I think it was a really good episode, but there’s always a tension between what’s good for the series and what’s good for an episode, because the more closure you put on an episode, the more significant feeling it is.
I’m like a slow starter. Everything I’ve done has built, or has taken a while.
When you do something unusual, the audience doesn’t 100 percent know what you’re up to in the beginning. And if you’re doing a character comedy, they haven’t learned the characters yet.
On a daily basis, you’re working with Steve Carell; you’re not working with Ricky Gervais. You try a line, and you can’t be writing for David Brent. You have to be writing for Michael Scott because Steve is Michael Scott.
Whenever the boss has ‘fun’ activities, there’s got to be a parable or a lesson. Employees feel like they’re supposed to be taking notes.