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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.07
Another very good episode, setting the stage for the hilarious things to occur during sweeps. So much going on this season...and this episode...

-Michael trying to be a good boyfriend (and failing)
-Jim and Karen bonding in Stamford
-The gradual straining of the Dwight/Angela relationship
-Ryan meeting Kelly's family ["I think they said something about Zach Braff..."]
-Creed being a creepy old perv ["That's called the union of the monkey"]
-Toby cracking down on Michael's inappropriateness
-Kevin being a creepy semi-old perv ["This is the best meeting we've ever had."
-Pam wearing her hair down!

Man, I cannot wait for the stuff that happens last week, because as the spoilerific spoilers read...


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One of the branches closes.


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(edited by Freeway on 3.11.06 0735)


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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.34
I actually thought this was a weak episode that was saved at the end by Michael and Dwight's impromptu concert. But they all can't be ***** episodes so I will give it e "Meh" and move on.

Next week should be great.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.52
I didn't think it was their best effort either, but still some good moments here and there. An apparently "Kelly" wrote the episode?
It is hard to believe, but I actually felt sorry for Roy. I wonder what Pam was texting to Jim? And is Jim going to have the drunken, sloppy, hookup with the office hottie??
Anyway, a sub par episode of The Office is still funnier than 90% of anything else on TV.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.28
Mindy Kaling (Kelly) has written several episodes, including the "The Dundies", "The Injury" and "Take Your Daughter to Work Day". Girl's got some skill.

I wasn't wild about this episode either; they all have their moments but this wasn't the best I've seen. I feel like they've been getting more whacked out and "sitcommy" at the expense of telling stories about people that audiences can identify with.

Naturally, I blame the network, and I get the sense the writers do too (Sam and Diane reference as a thin veil of the Ross and Rachel conundrum). But I could be reading too much into things as usual.

All that having been said, it's still the only "appointment television" I have anymore.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.81
It seems almost like Jim is getting a Josh-complex kind of like Dwight and his Michael-complex. Ryan sharing his desire for an X-Box with Kelly's parents was really funny. If anyone wants to look at the titles for the next two episodes, click away (officetally.com). I hope we see more of the guy who couldn't get his chips out of the machine - there is gold in them thar hills, IMO. I guess in lieu of some characters only getting a line or two, we are always sure to see, at least:
- Toby ruining Michael's fun
- Meredith's alcoholism/sexuality running rampant
- Kevin being a perv
- Creed knowing more about weird things than anyone would imagine
- Angela making someone else miserable
- Phyllis gushing enthusiastically about something
- Stanley crushing a racial assumption by Michael

I guess we're left to wonder about what Pam text-messaged to Jim...maybe "You should see Michael and his slutty cheerleader!"



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Seemed like she texted Jim after she said "That's so Michael" to...some Indian guy, and he didn't know what she meant, so she needed to find Jim because HE would know what she meant.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.52
I did not realize that Mindy Kaling had written those episodes. The Injury is one of my favorites. And The Dundies is what got em hooked after being slow to warm up to the 1st season. Good for her.
I hope Karen (and Andy) keep their jobs after the merger. It should be an interesting triangle between Jim, Pam, and Karen under one roof.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75

    Originally posted by kentish
    It should be an interesting triangle between Jim, Pam, and Karen under one roof.
Was this the first episode since Jim left where he didnt mention/seemingly think of/look awkwardly into the camera after a mention of Pam?

As others have mentioned, this episode was a lot of "sit", but a lot less "com" than it has been in the past. And I know I totally stole that line from someone else here. The only storylines that advanced tonight were Michael/slutty cheerleader and Karen/Jim, but I wonder if maybe the writers/producers of the show sometimes sacrafice the funny for storyline advancement ("seed-planting"). I also have a feeling that nothing will come of Karen's "kidnapping" of Jim. And have Jim & Ed Helms become friends?

I also enjoyed the concert at the end, was that Dwight really playing the guitar?

Man oh man, Roy sure has become a wuss since Pam dumped him. She wasnt even REALLY dancing with that Indian dude when Roy walked in and Roy still took off. Weenie. Also, when Michael & Pam were sitting on the steps outside, did Pam mention something about "hoping to see/find something at the party" but not seeing/finding anything after all?

And why was the slutty cheerleader pissed off at Michael after his proposal? I see why she turned him down, and I see why she may have been upset at him for making her wear a costume, and I can even see why she would be mad at him after he mentioned the Kamasutra book, but it seemed like she was genuinely upset at him for even asking her at all. It's not like they're not already together, so why would that piss her off? Maybe it was just the way he asked, which makes sense, I just thought her level of upset-ness didnt fit the crime.

And on a side note, I have a really hard time keeping Pam & Karen's names straight because I have a good friend named Karen that looks exactly like Pam.

And Stanley is still a gangsta.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.14
Two things that I thought of that weren't mentioned here:

1) I did read somewhere (zap2it?) that the couple who played Kelly's parents are actually Mindy Kaling's parents.

2) And when Toby took the picture-books away from Michael, I almost got the sense he was keeping them for himself; he wouldn't let Michael have them back and he only said something about them being not appropriate when Angela spoke up.

(edited by geemoney on 3.11.06 1449)


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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.80
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    And why was the slutty cheerleader pissed off at Michael after his proposal? I see why she turned him down, and I see why she may have been upset at him for making her wear a costume, and I can even see why she would be mad at him after he mentioned the Kamasutra book, but it seemed like she was genuinely upset at him for even asking her at all. It's not like they're not already together, so why would that piss her off?


I got the sense that she felt they were only seeing each other - not really boyfriend and girlfriend. We've only really heard about the relationship from Michael's perspective. She also seemed pretty annoyed at even the little things he was doing.







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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.58
    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    I also have a feeling that nothing will come of Karen's "kidnapping" of Jim.


I have the exact opposite feeling.



    Also, when Michael & Pam were sitting on the steps outside


I thought this was going to be the bookend to Jim & Michael Heart-to-Heart about Pam where Michael inadvertantly says just the right thing but it was instead something very different. Independent Pam on her own this year has gotten to be a lot more individually funny than she ever was before.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.52
DJ FrostyFreeze, as you and I both know, you can never tell what is going to piss off a woman.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.75

    Originally posted by Leroy
    I got the sense that [cheerleader] felt they were only seeing each other - not really boyfriend and girlfriend. We've only really heard about the relationship from Michael's perspective. She also seemed pretty annoyed at even the little things he was doing.
Agreed, but when Michael was trying to do the Indian line-dancing with everyone else, I thought I caught her giving him some "Lookit how cute & funny he is. Yes, he is a weirdo who made me wear this dumb costume, but he's really is a sweetie afterall" type smiley looks. Then to see her go from that to "I am so pissed off that you proposed" caught me a little off-guard.

    Originally posted by J-Sharp
      Originally posted by Frosty
      I also have a feeling that nothing will come of Karen's "kidnapping" of Jim.
    I have the exact opposite feeling.

    [...]

    Independent Pam on her own this year


On 2nd thought, maybe they are planting the seeds for a love-triangle when the 2 office merges: Karen bagged drunk Jim because she likes him (duh). Jim likes/liked Karen, but he isnt cool with being taken advantage of like that, so Karen starts trying to make nice with him & whatnot. Meanwhile, once SCRANTON & STAMFORD COLLIDE~!, Jim starts to go for Pam again (again), but Pam is all too independent for him, or maybe Roy grows some balls and Pam starts thinking about going back with him.

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    Originally posted by kentish
    DJ FrostyFreeze, as you and I both know, you can never tell what is going to piss off a woman.
Truer words, my friend. Truer words.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.28
    Originally posted by kentish
    DJ FrostyFreeze, as you and I both know, you can never tell what is going to piss off a woman.



I don't think you have to be too much of a mind reader to realize that asking a woman whom you have only been on nine dates with in four months to marry you isn't going to end well.

How was she supposed to react? Say 'thanks, but no thanks' and go back to the party?
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
Fun Fact: The actress who plays Carol is Steve Carrell's wife.
(or does everyone already know that?)




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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.98
    Originally posted by dwaters
    Fun Fact: The actress who plays Carol is Steve Carrell's wife.
    (or does everyone already know that?)


Probably. I've known since Nancy Walls and Carrell were on the Daily Show together.



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