Ain’t no party like a Scranton party.
That’s what “The Office” stars Brian Baumgartner and Angela Kinsey told a breakfast crowd as they visited the city where the NBC sitcom is set. The line was uttered this season by Steve Carell, who plays the buffoonish regional manager at Dunder Mifflin Paper Co.
Baumgartner and Kinsey, who play accountants Kevin and Angela, arrived Friday and toured some of the city’s watering holes — including Poor Richards Pub at South Side Bowl, Coopers Seafood House, Farley’s and The Bog, most of which have been mentioned on the show.
After the breakfast Saturday, they toured Penn Paper and Supply Co. and attended an autograph session and rooftop party.
“We actually teared up a bit because of the reception you gave us. We’re just so proud to be here and meet you guys,” Kinsey said.
Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty was equally complimentary.
“We just want to thank you for everything ’The Office’ has done for Scranton,” Doherty said. “You really have made a tremendous impact.”
Planners of the inaugural “The Office” convention used the occasion to unveil the event’s dates, Oct. 26-28 in Scranton, and its Web site, www.theofficeconvention.com.
“Office” cast member Rainn Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute, visited the city in December.