Nostalgic for “The Office”? It has been seven years since the American version of “The Office” ended on NBC. Still, the show became popular again in 2020, and is a favorite source of inspiration for ads. Phyllis Smith played her Phyllis Vance character for Panera Bread and Joann, while Steve Carell played a work-from-home Santa for Comcast Xfinity.
Speaking of “The Office” After a seven-month hiatus, John Krasinski’s pandemic baby, the feel-good YouTube and Instagram show “Some Good News," is back with a holiday special featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (dressed as Santa) and George Clooney as a weatherman. In the video, Krasinski announces that sponsor FedEx is donating $5 million to Toys for Tots. It’s the first episode since ViacomCBS bought the show for an undisclosed sum and has already garnered more than 300,000 views on YouTube.
Serving up food and touchdowns Los Angeles Rams’ Sebastian Joseph-Day is trying his hand at a new YouTube food series called “Dine & Bash.” Starting Jan. 1, the football star will share the origins of popular L.A. restaurant dishes. Read more about the venture on our NFL blog here.
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