Now, I really wasn't a fan of Season 4 until the finale. Season 5 started off brilliantly, though. I loved the disappearing goatees and Ryan claiming that he was still processing 9/11. Oh, and ASCII Dwight was pretty sweet too.
Poor Toby. Looks like he's not having too much fun in Costa Rica!
Jim's meta comments about the new secretary and Pam wanting to not be engaged for too long because "she was engaged to some guy in the office...don't know the whole story there' were pretty awesome.
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
Originally posted by PeterStorkReally good, and I'm already sad that we don't get Amy Ryan forever.
Agreed - she is 10 different kinds of fun so far on this show. God bless her, she makes an excellent foil to Michael. *Loved* the weight-loss competition rap.
Originally posted by PeterStorkKinda blew the Kevin's Special thread quickly, but A.) it's hard to believe it would last too long, and 2.) it finished with a bang.
I had forgotten about that from the finale. I even missed it on the "Math is hard" comment, just thought the moment was funny. Made it that much better when she called him challenged and I remembered last season.
Originally posted by PeterStorkLearning Pam's weight was sly.
I loved the expressions on everyone's face while they were thinking it out. Priceless.
Favorites: Ryan is the temp again - at any cost. (Not) Michael Klump. "I'm a-gonna sit on you!"
Best line: "How do YOU sleep at night?"
"As you may have read in Robert Parker's Wine Newsletter, 'Donaghy Estates tastes like the urine of Satan, after a hefty portion of asparagus.'" Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
Good premiere, but like a few other hour long episodes over the years, seems like it might have been better if it was 30 minutes. Ryan, Andy, and Stanley carried the show, IMO. Dwight seemed more annoying than funny in this one, but had some good moments (lumping a local killer and Kevin in the same "ugly Scranton guys" category)
I like the Michael and Holly slow burn, it's like a retelling of Jim and Pam, but with two bumbling idiots. So Amy Ryan is not sticking around?
Favorite line was by Stanley: "We would fight the power, AND eat whatever we wanted." His pose at the end was awesome.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
I thought it was a good episode. Jim's proposal was not special in any way which of course made it a surprise and cooler in an odd sort of way. Micheal is a dork. I liked him comment of "I once went 28 years without sex and then went another 7". Also "buying" and then tearing up the Counting Crows tickets instead of asking Holly if she wanted to go was so so dumb. Liked the Andy/Dwight/Angela triangle. The third season Andy Bernard wouldn't have been this much of a dork but I think it's funny how hard he tried to make Angela happy. Why anyone would bother because even without the cheating she is a complete pain is another question. The weight loss was funny. Stanley was great. Creed as usual was awesome. Kelly used well. Ryan back is interesting if completely illogical (I do like his Nixon list though). I liked calling the temp Rice a Ronni since I have an aunt named Ronni.
Marge I am just trying to get into heaven not run for Jesus.
Great episode, I was actually very relieved to read that the CSI season premiere WASN'T last night...because, no offence, Warrick's funeral would have trumped Michael Scott's idiocy.
So...I loved the Pam/Jim dynamic. Having him propose to her in the middle of a rainstorm, at a gas station was definately...THEM. They're nothing special, just a pair who are as ordinary as anything, so an "out-there" proposal wouldn't really wouldn't have, I dunno...it's not their way.
So, there's that. Ryan's return seemed weird, and Toby's hospital cameo was odd, too.
I never really cared for Angela as a character, but good God, I hate her. It's obvious that Andy is a man in love, and he's doing everything possible to give her a wedding that dreams are made of...and she's giving him the cold shoulder while boning the old boyfriend. I guess it kinda hits hard because I was once in Andy's place, and maybe the memories still hurt, but only on occasion.
The only thing we really didn't see anything of was Meredith, but maybe I blinked and missed it.
I would have snickered if Michael Scott said that he went forty years without sex.
Originally posted by Dahak(I do like his FDR list though)
Fixed that for you.
FANTASTIC episode. It proves yet again why the Office is the best comedy going, and why the Emmy's are such a joke when they consistently ignore the show.
Amy Ryan, don't go! She's got a great career building, that's for sure, but it'll be a horrible shame if she doesn't remain as a regular on the show. Holly brings a great dynamic, surely there's room for both her and Toby.
Ryan re-temping and groveling while still being a prick is great. When Michael inexplicably had a goatee coming back from commercial, my dad was confused but I assured him it would be explained in due time and probably in hilarious fashion. Thanks for never failing me, Office writers. "Fire-D Guy" was beyond hilarious, and that show of continuity just warmed my nerdy heart.
I'm a bit sad the "Kevin is Slow" bit is over with, but it provided enough memorable moments in just two episodes that it might have gotten strung out a bit if it went longer. Now it remains a bit of legendary proportions.
Yes, Oscar, Jan is most definitely clincally insane.
Too much good stuff for me to comment on, so I'll leave with Andy's great moment. No, not the momentary warming of Angela's heart halfway through the episode but the bit with "Here Comes Treble". His reaction to her disdain, and the listing of nicknames were pure Andrew Bernard gold. I should have expected no less, considering Andy Bernard only wins contests...or quits them for being unfair. :D
Michigan against the SEC: 20-5-1 (7-3 in bowl games)
Originally posted by BoromirMarkIt proves yet again why the Office is the best comedy going, and why the Emmy's are such a joke when they consistently ignore the show.
Consistently ignored by giving it the Emmy for Best Comedy two years ago? Psych naw just playin' I know what you mean. I think it's especially nutrageous that shitty ol' Jeremy Piven keeps winning for Best Jeremy Piven Shouting Fuck over Rainn Wilson. And John Krasinski for that matter. And Neil Patrick Harris.
Holly brings a great dynamic, surely there's room for both her and Toby.
I thought Toby as done as a regular, aside from (terrific) cameos here and there. I was worried that Ryan had been written out too, but thankfully not. For my moneys, Ryan and Andrew Bernard have become the most interesting characters on the show, along with Holly and Michael.
Originally posted by JustinShapiroI think it's especially nutrageous that shitty ol' Jeremy Piven keeps winning for Best Jeremy Piven Shouting Fuck over Rainn Wilson. And John Krasinski for that matter. And Neil Patrick Harris.
And Charlie Day. And Jeff Garlin. And Chi McBride. AND Anthony Carelli.
Like The Simpsons earlier tonight, this was a better episode for the jokes than any of the actual plots. Some of the better jokes: -Adam West getting the answer to one question. -The return of the not-quite-Americanized foreign guys.