So if Kevin Malone were organizing a dream golf foursome, what three Office characters would he choose? That's a tough one (answer following the jump). One thing you should know, though: Brian Baumgartner has very little in common with Kevin Malone. Except that both are funny.
"If anyone gives you 10,000 to 1 odds on anything, you take that bet. If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I will be one rich dude."
The odds on Baumgartner ever winning the American Century Championship are probably longer than that. But who cares? It's Kevin Malone!
Pam Beesley: Guys, my mom is coming in today and...
Pam Beesley: Thanks, Kevin.
That's my favorite Kevin line, so that's out of the way. Upon arriving in Tahoe, there was never any doubt as to who I would try to talk to first.
"I feel really lucky because I'm a huge fan of [The Office]; I feel its the best show on television, and I think we'll be around for awhile now," Baumgartner said. "I was a huge fan of the British version, yeah. I couldn't believe that we were gonna remake it. Really from the very beginning I knew that if people gave it a chance it was really something special."
Who would have thought that the Atlanta native who attended Holy Innocents' Episcopal School would one day be playing in a celebrity golf tournament while draped in blondes? (The women seem to love Kevin).
"A cult following; I don't know," Baumgartner said. "I've never had it before. I don't think I've ever even had a following before, so I guess I don't know the feeling. But it's pretty intense; people are really passionate about the show."
And what is Brian Baumgartner's analysis of Kevin Malone?
"You know, the thing about Kevin oddly enough, for all of his deviances, is that he kind of gets along with everybody. Like he'll kind of hang out with Dwight and go watch firecrackers or whatever, and he and Jim will do fantasy sports. Even he and Michael get along relatively well. I think he can sort of handle anybody."
So who would his three golf partners be?
"I guess it would be Pam, and, a couple of people who look like Pam."