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I have been out on this show since the Jim and Pam wedding. The show just seemed like it lost it's way. I did come back to watch the final Michael Scott episodes. I liked those, so I have given this season a shot to win me back, and you know what ... it has.

Andy has been perfect in the role of Branch Manager and it seems like everyone else has slid back into their roles. Losing Steve Carrell wasn't the sign of end of times, but like a breath of fresh air and it feels like we are picking back up where the show left off a couple of seasons ago.

Garden Party wasn't an episode that will blow anyone away, but it's the third episode in a row where I feel like these guys could actually be real people and they don't all hate each other. They've gone back to staying in their world instead of branching the show out in all sorts of odd directions. The characters are all staying in their lanes. Even Dwight is back to being Dwight.

I am glad to have this show back in my rotation instead of a half hour I use to get ready for the next day.




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Agreed. I don't think the show is nearly as funny as it once was, but it's better than the show it kind devolved into when they got complacent with Michael for a season or so before he left. The new dynamics are working: Andy was the right choice for boss, and they're not beating us over the head with the Robert California character, which could've been a fun toy for the writers to play with for a while, but instead they're just letting him be for now.

The last two episodes have really explored a lot with Andy's character, and there's a lot to explore, especially with his parents (and father) as it pertained to this week's show. That was something he would refer to in the past, so it's nice getting to finally see it.

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I thought this episode was well-done, also.

I thoroughly enjoyed Mose's interaction as valet getting Toby's car from him and driving it directly into the crops. And his leap over the cars was priceless when he raised his hands in the air.

I thought Josh Groban was pretty decent as Andy's younger brother. Since Andy has always seemed to have a decent singing voice, how could they make his younger brother so much better than him but bring in a voice as great as Groban's!

Nicely done!






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My laugh out loud moment in the show was when Dwight announced the Halpert's. Nice continuity joke announcing Jim, Pam and ...P.P.

My wife didn't connect the dot's on that joke.

Loving the build of Andy. They are doing an excellent job evolving his character as the boss while at the same time weaving in layers of what makes Andy, Andy.
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    Originally posted by The Guinness.
    My laugh out loud moment in the show was when Dwight announced the Halpert's. Nice continuity joke announcing Jim, Pam and ...P.P.

    My wife didn't connect the dot's on that joke.

    Loving the build of Andy. They are doing an excellent job evolving his character as the boss while at the same time weaving in layers of what makes Andy, Andy.


And those dots would be ... ?
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by The Guinness.
      My laugh out loud moment in the show was when Dwight announced the Halpert's. Nice continuity joke announcing Jim, Pam and ...P.P.

      My wife didn't connect the dot's on that joke.

      Loving the build of Andy. They are doing an excellent job evolving his character as the boss while at the same time weaving in layers of what makes Andy, Andy.


    And those dots would be ... ?


In a previous season, Dwight was trying to figure out the name of PB&J's daughter.. He ran through a few names and landed on P.P. Jim then told Dwight in a facetious way that yes, his daughter's name is P.P.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.56
    Originally posted by The Guinness.
      Originally posted by Hokienautic
        Originally posted by The Guinness.
        My laugh out loud moment in the show was when Dwight announced the Halpert's. Nice continuity joke announcing Jim, Pam and ...P.P.

        My wife didn't connect the dot's on that joke.

        Loving the build of Andy. They are doing an excellent job evolving his character as the boss while at the same time weaving in layers of what makes Andy, Andy.


      And those dots would be ... ?


    In a previous season, Dwight was trying to figure out the name of PB&J's daughter.. He ran through a few names and landed on P.P. Jim then told Dwight in a facetious way that yes, his daughter's name is P.P.




Gotcha. Don't remember that episode.

As for this season, I think they're doing a great job of building up Andy as a boss they'd all go to war with. They're showing that he has their back, in his peculiar Andy way, and can be a solid manager. Great work.
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I liked the episode. It seemed like it should be cringe worthy, but I was generally interested to see where everything was going.

The diaper speech by Robert the CEO was interesting. You could really feel for Andy then -- so close, so far from being respected.

But the ending with the cheeseburger and a simple beer was great.
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What is great is how they have basically done a 180 with Andy from when he was introduced as the smarmy jerk with anger issues.
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