Writers for the show — about the fictional paper firm Dunder Mifflin set in Scranton, Penn. — said they chose Winnipeg because it struck the right balance "between exotic and obscure."
Now, unfortunately, the crew never left LA to shoot the episode, they just shipped in Canadian junk and played pretend... but I won't hold that against them (too much).
And now, a quick synopsis:
Oscar Nunez, Andy Bernard, Micheal Scott go on a business trip to Winnipeg. Michael has an affair with a hotel concierge. Andy and Oscar become friends.
And a great quote from show writer, Brent Forrester:
The episode airs next Thursday, the 13th.
"Michael Scott is trying to turn Winnipeg into a city of international intrigue in his mind so much that he wants this business trip to be all it's cracked up to be. We sort of imagined that Winnipeg in November was not Paris in summer, so it's a little colder and a little lonelier than he hopes," Forrester said.
Maybe I'll have cable by then.
I doubt it. Too bad.