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#21 Posted on 12.5.06 1204.54
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The best part of the episode was the level of consistency/continuity it had with older eps. We got: Creed being Creed, Kevin following his dream, Jim teasing Pam about not following her dream, the ongoing Toby/Michael feud, Michael being Michael, Michael the womanizer, Dwight the sychophantic lapdog, Dwight & Angela's awesome relationship, Oscar being Oscar, Phyllis & Bob Vance, Ryan & Kelly, and finally the best last five minutes of any show this year.

New episodes begin September 28th. The wait begins.

No Office or Earl next week, as folks get TWO HOURS of Will & Grace. Earl/Office returns on May 25th with:
-8pm: Earl (Didn't Pay Taxes)
-8:30pm: Office (Halloween)
-9pm: Earl (Dad's Car)
-9:30pm: Office (Sexual Harassment)
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#22 Posted on 12.5.06 1220.35
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    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    You can't help but think that Pam's mom asked Pam if she was in love with Jim when she answered "Yeah, I think I am." just before Jim came back in for their "Ross & Rachel Moment" - which also was classic in that unlike on "Friends", we don't get the chance to see if Pam is going to kiss him back after the initial kiss - the timing of the break was perfect.


She did kiss him back though. Hands in his hair, all that.

Thing is, when they pulled back, I got the sense that it wasn't what Jim hoped it was going to be.

I know that some fans want them together, and surely the network will force their hand. But it's hard not to think the show will suffer for it (c.f. every other sitcom ever).
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#23 Posted on 12.5.06 1309.16
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I've seen almost every episode, but still don't understand Michael's pure hatred for Toby. Did something happen between them? It's almost uncomfortable to watch.

I liked the telekenisis prank on Dwight, but how did they know he was going to say "coat rack"? What if he said move that stapler, or move that phone?

Dwight's oh-so-late "Jan is here" warning was a highlight.
As was Pam allowing Michael to answer the phone once before actually putting the call through because the second time usually goes better.

It will be interesting to see where they go with Jim/Pam in Season 3. If a Season 2 DVD release date is announced, someone please post here. Thanks.
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#24 Posted on 12.5.06 1340.55
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I don't think Michael hates Toby. I think he's found out that Toby is someone he can bully and pick on and Toby won't fight back. Therefore Michael exploits this for all it's worth.

Count me in the "too soon" column for Jim and Pam. Great episode, though.
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#25 Posted on 12.5.06 1407.03
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It's because Michael has no real power over Toby. As the HR rep, Toby reports directly to corporate. Plus, Toby ususally is the first to call Michael on anything stupid.

I don't think the coat rack prank was pre-planned. As soon as Dwight picked the coat rack, Pam knew she could help Jim make Dwight look stupid.

(edited by SchippeWreck on 12.5.06 1207)
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#26 Posted on 12.5.06 1517.03
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I love how Michael always brings up Tobey's divorce, especially in season 1 with the hot purse selling chick.
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#27 Posted on 13.5.06 0916.04
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    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
    She did kiss him back though. Hands in his hair, all that.


Yes but that was Jim's kiss. After they pulled back from each other is when we would see if Pam would then iniate a kiss back. Jim can't try to kiss her again at that point. He has to wait and see what she does. And that is why the break at that point was perfect. We know that she liked the kiss but we don't know her reaction - kiss him back or push him away.
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#28 Posted on 13.5.06 1428.19
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    It's because Michael has no real power over Toby. As the HR rep, Toby reports directly to corporate. Plus, Toby ususally is the first to call Michael on anything stupid.

I think it goes all the way back to the Diversity Day episode, too, when they were walking into the meeting and Toby said something funny and Michael kicked him out. Toby's funny, Michael's not. Then last week's episode was about how people vent their problems to Toby, and Michael had to jump in and try to take over that spot. And Toby is untouchable, like you said. Michael wants to be Toby in numerous ways, but he can't, so he hates him.

    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
    (Tangent: Does Pam have any sisters? Maybe Oscar could settle down with a nice girl.)
There's always Roy.
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#29 Posted on 13.5.06 1718.22
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As a bit of an aside, do you folks see NBC doing:

[A] Loading up Thursday nights with established comedic awesomeness in the form of Scrubs/-?-/Earl/Office, and placing a new show in the -?- slot, all while all-but-abandoning Tuesday nights.

or

[B] Attempting to load up both Tuesdays & Thursdays with comedy, keeping Scrubs & Earl/Office where they are and building around them.

I'm leaning more towards A, but I can see NBC trying SOMETHING on Tuesdays.
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#30 Posted on 15.5.06 0642.19
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I have been for this schedule:

8 pm - Earl
8:30 - crappy new show
9 - The Office
9:30 - Scrubs

Put it on Thursday and make it Must See TV again.

In a perfect world....
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#31 Posted on 16.5.06 0744.17
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    Originally posted by Wpob
    I have been for this schedule:

    8 pm - Earl
    8:30 - crappy new show
    9 - The Office
    9:30 - Scrubs

    Put it on Thursday and make it Must See TV again.

    In a perfect world....
8:30 - crappy new show = TEACHERS!
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