Do you like props? Who doesn't, right? NBC is putting props from all its most popular shows up for auction starting next week, and anyone can bid on them. I've never heard of anything like this happening before, but I probably just haven't been paying attention. So, on Monday, the auctions will begin with items that I presume will range from the very pricey (Tim Sale's Heroes
paintings) to the affordable (Dunder-Mifflin warehouse uniforms). I wonder if this has anything to do with the writers' strike, a sort of juvenile ploy by the networks to anger the writers and actors while production is shut down. It probably doesn't, but the timing is a little suspicious.
Among the things being auction off include:
Various props and articles of clothing actually worn by cast members.
Friday Night Lights
: You can get actual turf from Panther Stadium (who wants that?), game-worn jerseys, and autographed playbooks.
The big items include a lot of Tim Sale's paintings that were prominently featured on season one. The award for creepiest item (i.e. If you're bidding on this and you are over 25 years old, not cool): Claire's cheerleading uniform.
Mostly outfits worn by regular cast members.
: Michael's lucky tie, Michael's Timex watch, warehouse uniforms and various other Office props.
You can check back on the NBC auction page (http://www.nbc.com/Shop/auctions/) starting on Monday for constantly updating items you can bid on. However, if you're like me, all this stuff is likely out of your price range. The Office props are the ones that intrigue me the most. If I had means to purchase one of the Dunder-Mifflin warehouse uniforms before Halloween, that would have been my costume in a heart beat.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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