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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81
While I didn't find it to be as packed with hilarious moments as last week's episode, I felt it was solid, entertaining, and really good. Whenever Michael and Dwight leave, no matter how dilligent Jim's intentions are (at least in the beginning), zany antics shall ensue. Poor Prince Family Paper, a nice family slightly destroyed by a weak Michael Scott. He and Dwight worked, with the funniest parts being in the car on the way over -

"Michael, please, can I seduce her?"
"You know how I feel about IHOP! Are you a socialist?"
"You will have pancakes and you will like it."

Has Stanley ever said as much at one time as he did in the Hilary Swank debate? Also, what surprised Kevin more to find out: that Holly thought he was mentally challenged or that he's never had full internet access?
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.58
It felt like a rerun of the condo-signing/Office Olympics episode. Michael even came back to the office completely bummed.

But Dwight's horrendously poor acting never gets old. Like he tried to convince everyone that Michael was on the roof and about to jump.

My only LOL moment: "...but I don't want to BANG a painting."
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.18
I thought the Swank subplot was creative and realistic but the execution was a little too brooooooad for my tastes. Mostly I've never really liked Kevin's acting. That may be the most critical thing I've ever said about this here show. Michael and Dwight were really good though.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.28
The best part was Kevin's mind being blown realizing that there was apparently uncharted internet space that he hadn't even thought of.

I like Office episodes that actually could take place in real life. Earlier this week, my office had the exact same debate, only with Anne Hathaway.

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 23.1.09 0751)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.37
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    I like Office episodes that actually could take place in real life. Earlier this week, my office had the exact same debate, only with Anne Hathaway.


I can't fathom such a conversation.

Swank, on the other hand, is a "not" for me.

I feel that the plot concepts of this episode will stick with me, but not the actual scenes.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.29
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    I feel that the plot concepts of this episode will stick with me, but not the actual scenes.


This episode had some of the best one-liners of any episode in a long time, but I agree, the overall episode wasn't the strongest. But how can you not laugh at:


"It's 'is she hot', not 'would you do her'. Respect the game."

"Yes, she's hot. She's hot as heck. She's a female Boris Becker."

"Ohh, Vietnam! I hear its lovely."

"I'm your son now. You can visit him on holidays."

Good stuff. Good stuff.

(edited by Leroy on 23.1.09 0851)
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.15
It was nice to get a brief reprieve from what has seemingly been a bunch of "relationship" plots and stick with a (mostly) straight "workplace" plot/subplot.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.46
I was glad to see the return of Michael Scarn. Also, I couldn't believe how smart Michael was to get a picture of the lady at the Prince office right in front of a map of where their customers are.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.92
I thought the episode was hilarious. And I am firmly in the Not camp. (Although I found it both amusing and disturbing how much sense I thought Kevin was making in his defense of Swank being Not Hot.)

"She looks like a monster!"

    Originally posted by geemoney
    I was glad to see the return of Michael Scarn.


When Michael introduces himself to Mr. Prince as "Michael Scarn" Steve Carell pauses ever-so-briefly, as if he's waiting for recognition or applause for Michael Scarn. It's the little touches like that which make The Office so genius.

(edited by John Orquiola on 23.1.09 1101)
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.77
Good ep., though I thought the Hillary Swank debate took a bit too much space. Plenty of good lines, many of which have been posted here. I'll add:

-The cloud bit between Michael and Dwight. The licking lips as a signal and the Jaws part right afterward was funny in a creepy way.

-Kelly (crying): "Because if you're saying if Hillary Swank is not hot, then you're saying I'm not hot, because obviously I'm not as hot as Hillary Swank!"

-Micheal's 'bittersweet' speech. "Who are you helping?"

And my fave of the night:
-Angela: "I'm not voting."
Jim: "No one cares."

I vote Hill as hot. Did you not see the symentry of her face like Oscar showed? Oh wait, he voted not. Scratch that.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
I thought the episode was alright, it's really hard to follow the awesomeness of last week.

That said I want to see more of "optimistic" Oscar. That could be a gold mine
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
Second week in a row Jim's been unable to stop Office Madness. In fact, this week, he joined in. Leadership skills much?



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.85
It seems like everybody who watches the Office is in the debate now too. Not hot. I kept expecting Creed to stand up and say something wholeheartedly inappropriate about the whole situation. I do have to say that Kevin's acting fine; he's never really faltered from the character at all, he's just playing a dullard.

Dwight was gold, starting with the red wire (and his big goofy grin when he was on the telephone pole) on through the whole Devil's advocate part on dealing with Prince Paper. Micheal is still the most sympathetic character on the show.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.26
I'd like to think that the writers were self-aware enough to be making all those shark references as a wink to the rapidly approaching Jump the Shark moment with Alba/Black/Superbowl next week.

(edited by Super Shane Spear on 23.1.09 1646)


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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.12
Normally, Michael-centric episodes are not a fave. I really can't stand that guy.

In retrospect, it was a pretty close copy of the Office Olympics episode, but I don't mind. Turns out a lot of days in an office mirror each other.

I appreciate Kevin sticking to the spirit of the argument. I respect the game, my friend. She is pretty, but not hot.

How wierd is it going to be to Wallace that Michael has no real brains or talent, but his branch is doing great, and he pulled off this task rather magnificently? It's gotta drive him batty.

When did Stanley decide to not be so grumpy? Grumpy Stanley is grumpy, that's his thing. It's like Creed deciding to not be crazy. You can't just decide!

I like how Oscar trying to win the argument with Science!.

And as for Jim, he's at that stage in his career where he's still fighting the goof-off impulse. It's hard. And a good boss knows when it's time for some slack instead of cracking the whip all the time. Appearing busy because the manager says "look busy" is the sign of a bad manager.
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.18
    Originally posted by PeterStork
    Second week in a row Jim's been unable to stop Office Madness. In fact, this week, he joined in. Leadership skills much?
In my opinion, that's a sign of a good leader and supervisior/manager. Wayyyy too many times in my working career, the manager has an office and is never on the floor with the workers, so I commend him for being right there in the middle of things.

I wonder if the people at Prince Paper know they've been duped.

In a rare move, I think Stanley had more lines than Pam.

Oh, and I think Kelly's hot, and Hilary...not so much. Then again, I always prefer the chubby ones.




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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.49
Was that a "World's Best Boss" mug that the father of the Prince Paper company had? If so...nice.

Hilary Swank= Not, although she was at her cutest in Insomnia.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.33
Quick little fun fact:

I just re-watched this episode on DVR, and, during Stanley's sermon, you can totally see Jim cracking up.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.45
My favorite line was Michael's talking about past office relationships that didn't work out..."Like Jan,...and Ryan"

The Michael man-crush on Ryan just cracks me up.

My vote is "No" on the Hillary Swank issue.
She looked just like my younger brother in "Boys Don't Cry" which I guess would make her look like me sorta...(shudders)

She's like the female Kevin Bacon-- you can connect her with anyone in six steps.

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