When I got Netflix in college, The Office was the first show I binged. I didn't watch it in real time until season 8 AFTER Michael had left for Colorado (spoiler alert). Some of my friends ranted and raved about it high school, but I never really watched with the exception of a few episodes here and there; I remember the opener for Stress Relief after the Steeler-Cards Super Bowl (I know it's 43) and that's the extent of my Office fandom pre-Netflix.
I have since seen every episode at least 20 times (with the exception of Scott's Tots) and no that is not hyperbole. Like most things in life I overindulged, I rewatched the Office so many times that I got sick of it. It's still one of my favorite shows, but over-saturation is real AF (Same reason why I don't like to El Camino everyday anymore). I was such a "being an Office Fan is my personality type of simp" (still deciding if I like that word or not, so this is a trial usage) that I'm 99.3% sure I had "just a Jim looking for a Pam" in my tinder bio even though the world knows I'm a Kevin.
When I started watching the Office IRT for season 8 half the cast was in Florida setting up the Sabre store. This is when we were introduced to Florida Stanley.
It has been so long since I watched the Office that my ability to pull an Office quote out of my butt in .04 seconds is escaping me. If only Stanley could just shove a quote up there..
Leslie Baker (the actor who played Stanley Hudson) started a kickstarter campaign to get a Stanley spin-off off the ground. Here are the details!
I have never donated to a kickstarter before, but after a great week on the roads I do have some money burning a hole in my basketball shorts...
There had been talks of a Dwight farm-related spin-off when the Office ended, but it never got picked up. I don't know a ton about past kickstarters and don't need to waste time doing research...I know that Super Troopers 2 started with a kickstarter and since I saw that movie in theatres opening night (4/20/2018) I'd say that they have worked in the past so there's no reason whatsoever this won't work now.
I feel like spin-offs were all the rage before I was born (1991). Doesn't Happy Days have like 8 spin-offs itself? I'm pretty sure that All in the Family spawned a dozen different shows. Obviously there have been spin-offs in my lifetime (Frasier, Chelsea Lately, Zoey 101) but idk, I feel like it's definitely more of an 70's or 80's thing back when people weren't as creative since the weed looked like decomposing rats.
Like the Broken Lizard boys, it's a shame Leslie has to even resort to this form of internet pan handling. Some big wig should back this it would be HUGE. Florida Stanley was fucking hilarious, there is a huge market for Office related content and do I really need to address the elephant in the room? Stanley is a black man. Showing support to the black community has never been more in. How about instead of giving hand me down roles to black voice actors someone at Netflix or NBC (or anywhere else idgaf) steps up the plate and puts together a pilot on this new series? Florida Stanley is willing to come out of retirement to help his nephew named Lucky (we may need to workshop that) save his business and take care of his kids. This is the type of heart warming comedy the world needs right now! @richpeople make it happen. Donate if you can. DID I STUTTER? (had to sry)