Raise your hand if you didn't automatically know what a koi pond was when the episode started. My hand's up.
Is this the first episode since the beginning of season three where Jim and Pam were both in the episode but had no scenes together? That was rather refreshing.
Andy kissing Pam's belly was wonderfully uncomfortable and disturbing. The woman they were trying to sell to didn't catch that Pam had a wedding ring and Andy didn't. Or maybe she did and that's why they didn't get the sale. Plus more references to Andy's regular crying.
Jim was kind of a dick for purposely not grabbing Michael so he could fall in the koi pond.
The tag at the end of Pam's reaction to Erin thinking Andy is like Marlon Wayans and the coolest guy ever bodes well for the Nard Dog.
I think this resolves the questions about Erin from last week - she was such a sweetheart that she could barely get out the line Kevin & Meredith were feeding her before she fell over herself apologising to Michael and telling him how bad she felt for just wanting to be part of the fun. Of course, you may have quickly forgotten it in the immediate hilarity of Kevin telling her "I WILL kill you."
Erin and Andy are the Jim and Pam of five years ago.
Also, since I'm on a "five years ago" kick, it's pretty entertaining how Jim has gone from being the cool and funny guy dressing up as a three hole punch to being the unfunny stick in the mud going as the popular social networking site Bookface.
(edited by Super Shane Spear on 29.10.09 2201) You should listen to what I listen to
How was the scene where Michael drove his car into the lake missed during the embarrassing things meeting? Considering the water based embarrassment that Michael had going on, seemed it would've been shout out to some continuity.
I REALLY REALLY hoped that when Michael asked the kids, "Who wants some candy?", that he was going to open his "dick" box and pull out something completely inappropriate, like Tootsie Rolls or Mr. Big bars.
Now that I type that, I'm guessing it was probably considered over the line.
I think just about everything the Nard Dog does makes me laugh. I also tend to like the episodes where they make a bit more of human being, and this was definitely one of those episodes - although I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't any further fallout from Michael dating Pam's mom.
Oh, and I happened to meet Brian Baumgartner (aka Kevin Malone) at a bar in town last Saturday night. Super, super nice guy - at least in the 10 seconds I got to chat with him.
I loathed Gabe last season. That said, I think the Erin story is the perfect thing to do use him for. Between that and the height jokes, I was finally sold on him. I really don't get the hate for the opening. It was cute.