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?
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.
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 geemoneyI 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.
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.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
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.
Originally posted by PeterStorkSecond 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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In the New York Times today (Monday, May 15th), there is an article about Jeff Zucker who is the programming guru at NBC. It details the network's falling fron 1st Place to 4th in the primetime ratings.