The CPR Episode of The Office Just Saved Someone's Life

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During The Office’s nine-season run, the beloved TV series featured dozens of episodes that fans constantly rewatch to this day. From “Casino Night” to “Diversity Day” to "The Dinner Party," the NBC comedy provided us with some of television's most hilarious moments. Arguably, one of the best of them happened in the season 5 episode “Stress Relief,” where office manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) arranges a CPR training session for his staff that goes horrifyingly awry.

Though the session ends with Stanley having heart palpitations, it also includes an unforgettable rendition of the Bee Gees’s “Stayin’ Alive,” and Dwight Schrute’s Hannibal Lecter-like dissection of a CPR dummy.

With all of the comedy mayhem, it seems as if it would be impossible to pay attention to the actual CPR lesson. But one dedicated fan of the series was watching closely enough that he was able to use what he learned from the Scranton team to save a woman's life.

Cross Scott, a 21-year-old auto technician in Tuscon, Arizona, discovered a woman in her car who had passed out and was slumped over her steering wheel, with her lips turned blue. He broke a back window, opened her door and had to think of a way to save her. Scott had no prior first aid training, so he had to think quick. “I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” he told the Arizona Daily Star. “I had no idea what I was doing.”

But then he recalled the CPR scene in “Stress Relief." As awful of an example as the scene was in how to save a person's life, the one accurate aspect of it was using “Stayin' Alive” as the correct tempo for chest compressions.

As Scott began the compressions, he sang the song out loud, and says all he thought about was Michael Scott's face while singing the classic Bee Gees hit. After about one minute, the woman regained consciousness and took a breath. She was taken to a nearby hospital but checked out before Scott even got a chance to meet her later that day.

The Tucson Fire Department told Scott that had he not leaped into action, the situation could’ve turned out very differently for the woman.

In true Michael Scott style, The Office couldn't let the opportunity to promote their good deed go by without comment.

The next time someone tells you to quit binging The Office on Netflix, just let them know you’re training for the inevitable scenario in which you must save someone’s life.

Mark Hamill Confirmed How He'll Be Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us some early intel on the next Star Wars movie—whether the studios like it or not. And earlier this week, the 67-year-old actor came through for us yet again.

While attending the Child’s Play premiere, the Associated Press asked Hamill about The Rise of Skywalker and whether he would be involved in the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Hamill confirmed that he would indeed be making an appearance, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill will appear as a Force ghost doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced that was the only way he could return to the franchise. (He did die in the previous film, The Last Jedi, after all.) However, suspicious fans have been speculating about other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have plenty of questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on December 20 to find everything out.

[h/t Associated Press]

Fans Are Rallying for Macaulay Culkin to Play Joker in The Batman

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
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After months of speculation, it was only recently announced that Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to don the Dark Knight's iconic cape in Matt Reeves's upcoming film The Batman. Unsurprisingly, the response to the casting news was mixed.

While it’s believed The Batman will center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne than we’ve seen previously, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding other major plot points—including which villains will be included, and who will play them.

We Got This Covered reports that various DC characters are being rumored to appear in the film, including Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and the Mad Hatter. But fans are desperate to know if the most notable Batman villain will be included on the roster: the Joker.

Though there has been no mention of the Joker in conversations surrounding the new film, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill—nor has it prevented fans from offering up their ideas on who could nail the iconic role, and Macaulay Culkin is apparently at the top of the list.

The former child star has not commented on the validity of the rumors, but many DC fans are on board with it, including digital artist Bryan Zapp who created an image of what Culkin would look like as the Joker.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips's Joker, a standalone film focusing on the villain’s origin story and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Although it could get confusing, The Batman will be part of the DCEU, while Joker will not live in the shared universe, which means there could very well be two portrayals of the same character at the same time. Whether or not Culkin would take on the role—or if there will be a Joker at all—is only up for speculation right now.

[h/t We Got This Covered]

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