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Andy Talking head

An example of a talking head

A talking head is a broadcasting term for interview footage, where only the person's head and shoulders are visible to the camera. This film technique is often used in interviews, particularly documentaries and reality television programs.

In The Office, talking heads are used to get a character's private thoughts and feelings. For example, Karen admits in a talking head interview that she has a crush on Jim.

Talking heads by character Edit

The following table, compiled by Redditor u/milksteaklover, counts talking heads for all characters who were interviewed at least 10 times. The original post also includes breakdowns by episode.

Character

S1

S2

S3

S4

S5

S6

S7

S8

S9

Overall

Michael

31

101

95

58

88

90

64

0

1

528

Jim

11

39

37

29

49

38

36

39

45

323

Dwight

9

34

36

23

33

41

34

44

52

306

Pam

7

42

43

29

44

33

32

22

40

292

Andy

0

0

21

13

23

34

25

50

25

166

Kevin

0

11

9

10

7

10

8

12

12

79

Oscar

0

5

5

4

5

8

5

13

20

65

Ryan

0

16

12

6

6

3

11

6

2

62

Erin

0

0

0

0

0

8

14

19

21

62

Darryl

0

0

2

1

2

6

12

19

19

61

Angela

0

6

12

6

4

3

6

8

7

52

Toby

0

5

5

5

5

8

5

6

5

44

Creed

0

5

9

6

3

5

5

2

9

44

Kelly

0

2

3

5

6

4

11

4

0

35

Phyllis

0

1

3

4

6

2

7

3

6

32

Stanley

0

1

8

3

8

1

2

3

5

31

Nellie

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

7

14

22

Gabe

0

0

0

0

0

3

6

8

0

17

Meredith

0

2

2

1

1

5

0

2

3

16

Karen

0

0

11

3

0

0

1

0

0

15

Holly

0

0

0

0

8

0

6

0

0

14

Robert

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

9

0

10