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The Office 12/1

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jamesbobo, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 #1 of 32
    jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    I thought this was one of the best episodes this season. Finally, the character of Robert California was put to good use and Andy was really in the hot seat.
    I can't say the gym subplot was all that interesting but the rest of the episode made up for it.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2011 #2 of 32
    rifleman69

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    Nice to see that they brought back the fact that Dwigt owned the building. They need to do something with Andy, he's getting very stale as the boss Phyllis fart jokes notwithstanding.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2011 #3 of 32
    ElJay

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    This was without a doubt my favorite episode so far this season. There were multiple places where I had to rewind and watch again for a second laugh. The Andy/California dynamic is hilarious.

    I was glad to see the ridiculous (IMO) stand-up workspace finally get ridiculed on this show.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2011 #4 of 32
    trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    But I thought Mrs. California already had a job, as a reporter/producer for an all-news radio station in New York.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 #5 of 32
    jsmeeker

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    he really needed a treadmill to complete the package.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2011 #6 of 32
    pudding7

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    I thought it was an ok episode.

    I think the problem with The Office now is that there are too many great characters for 20 minutes of show. Did Meredith say anything this episode? Kelly had one line? Pam's replacement didn't say anything. I know there's always been some element of that, but I feel like it's been the Andy/Jim/Dwight show for too long now. Someone hit Meredith with a car! Get Creed to dip back into the printer toner/hair dye!

    Though I did like how Ryan was talking about his foundation putting someone out of business. What kind of charity/foundation puts anyone out of business?

    And who is Gabriel? Did Oscar adopt a kid?
     
  7. Dec 2, 2011 #7 of 32
    Bryanmc

    Bryanmc I'm normal.

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    I have a stand up desk, have for a couple of years now and I love it. Y'all haters can chill. :D

    I thought the best line of the night was Dwight's: "First you get the black people to come, then the white people will come, then you get the black people to stop coming. One step at a time."
     
  8. Dec 2, 2011 #8 of 32
    rifleman69

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    Creed is into flying helicopters on the roof during the workday.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2011 #9 of 32
    Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    When Jim came up on the roof, he told Creed, "I was never here" and Creed said, "How about your friend?" :D:p Got to love Creed-but ITA, we could use more! ;):up::up:
     
  10. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    I believe you're mistaken.
    She had a job as a doctor at County General in Chicago.
     
  11. ct1

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    I love Creed dearly, but he's really more of a spice to add in small doses, not a main dish. That said, a little more spice would be nice.
     
  12. maharg18

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    I thought this was one of funniest episodes in recent memory. Even my wife loved it and usually she's not a big fan of the show.
     
  13. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

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    I liked dwight's first gym
     
  14. ct1

    ct1 Well-Known Member

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    I must say -- not many gyms have a dedicated phonebook ripping station..
     
  15. GoHalos

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    This was one of the more funny episodes in recent memory for me. It had me laughing out loud several times.

    The awkwardness of Andy trying to figure out what he was supposed to do was great.
     
  16. Langree

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    Jim whispering to Dwight: "You know I have to do it"

    Dwight: "I know"

    You see it coming, but still funny.
     
  17. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Well, she worked at both of those concerns. Sadly, both went out of business for lack of clients.

    Also heard she had a job as an attorney. I wonder how that worked out.
     
  18. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    His foundation was "Wishmakers" or something like that. His implied goal was to put his competition "Make-a-Wish Foundation" out of business, so his foundation would be top dog. Funny stuff. :)
     
  19. Fish Man

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    Excellent episode!

    Proof that the show has potential to be great without Michael.

    In some threads I've been in the minority with this opinion, but I tend to love anything that James Spader does.

    He was BRILLIANT in this episode, as was Ed Helm's Andy trying to figure out how to deal with the impossible situation.

    Add to the mix of the wonderful awkwardness that Andy had to deal with the absolute best "Creed moment" in 3 or 4 seasons and all I can say is "wow"!

    Great episode!
     
  20. mattack

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    I dunno.. I enjoyed the episode, but this was almost more stress-worthy than cringeworthy moments of Carell's character.

    So he tells the manager to NOT let her have a job, and whenever he tries to say she can't have a job, California acts all mad that he's telling him what to do.

    Yeah, I get it, but stressful...
     

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