I Know Where Ed Helms Went
February 14, 2007 12:11 PM
Who said online video can’t be educational? I say it can.
Astute fans of NBC’s “The Office” may have noticed that Ed Helms, who plays the new sycophant and office foil for Jim, has been conspicuously absent from the last two episodes. Viewers might assume that he was fired. After all, he did punch a hole in a wall at Dunder-Mifflin in a late January episode.
But the actor has also signed a contract to join the series as a regular now, rather than a recurring character.
So where in the world is Ed’s character Andy?
I found out rather serendipitously by purchasing the producer’s cut of the episode dubbed “The Return” on iTunes. That version is about seven to eight minutes longer than what airs on television and contains scenes that were cut to fit the time slot.
Such as the final scene in which Andy heads off to a 10-week anger management training class!
He’ll be back in April.