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Old 10-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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The Office 10/4/2012

The writers continue writing this show as if Michael Scott were still the manager. Michael (sorry, Andy) sends Toby (sorry, Nelly) on a wild goose chase of busy work, through which he discovers he's related to Michelle Obama and decides he should act like her (especially in ways that match the racial stereotypes associated with her race). He then is informed as to why a white guy might be related to Michelle Obama and completely overcompensates (again, with racial stereotypes), and also lashes out at his coworkers so they all feel badly about their heritage instead of just him. But he means well.

The bit with Asian Jim at the beginning had me laughing hysterically.

I don't remember Oscar being this preachy and annoying before.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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They should give up on the 30 minute format and just produce a series of vignettes like the opening scene.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Asian Jim was the best part of the show, IMO. And I lost it when he held up the picture of Pam and the kids.

I agree with you, it really looks like they are writing Andy's character as Michael. And it isn't working for me.

Creed is still classic, loved when he checked his desk for the milk.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Enjoyed it overall, but at this point it's just OK. I liked the new guys clapping at everything Andy does.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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Asian Jim was the only part of the show I laughed at. The rest of it just felt like some sort of weird drama where I didn't like any of the characters. I have pretty much always defended this show even when others complained about how bad it was. I think I have finally given up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:01 PM   #7
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I agree with you, it really looks like they are writing Andy's character as Michael. And it isn't working for me.

Creed is still classic, loved when he checked his desk for the milk.
Heck, I thought I made that kind of comment about Andy as Michael long ago.. I'm surprised people seem to just be noticing it now. But he was dumb all along.

I laughed at Creed checking for the milk, but nobody else watching seemed to notice it. It was SOMEWHAT subtle.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #8
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Cold open was good.. The rest? Very, very meh..
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #9
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I loved Asian Jim, and I liked Dwight teaching Erin Dothraki (though after the initial introduction, it got tired).
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #10
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Best episode in a while.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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I thought they had basically morphed Andy into Michael as well. I dont remember Andy being so... dumb.. when he was at the other branch and even when he started at the Scranton branch. Andy's character has had a lot of transformations over the years. We havent seen any anger issues in a while and he seems to have lost IQ points.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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Yeah I concur, Andy is the new Mike, same as the old Mike.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #13
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the best part of asian jim: was the half asian kids in the picture
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #14
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Andy has always been dumb. But he usually is much more kind-hearted and innocent in earlier portrayals.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #15
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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Maybe the job makes you stupid.
I think maybe that is the point they are trying to make. I'm not really buying that. They should have written the role for the Andy character instead of pretending Andy is Michael.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #18
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I agree with most everyone else in that I think the Asian-Jim gag was great and the rest of the episode was "meh". And I do also agree that they are writing Andy as Michael, but I don't necessarily think that is a mistake or a bad thing.

Last season was awful and maybe they decided the best way to be certain that the final season would be halfway decent would to be to go with what has worked the best in the past. I do think that this season has been much better than last (though still mediocre in comparison to the early years).
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It happened to Jim.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #20
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in some circles kissing another man is considered cheating..but i doubt jim would mind since it was dwight
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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watching this show is like ***********....I hate myself afterwards.

I really wish I could stop but I just have to see it through.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:58 PM   #22
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watching this show is like ***********....I hate myself afterwards.

I really wish I could stop but I just have to see it through.
Well now you've got me guessing what was hiding behind the bleep.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 AM   #24
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watching this show is like ***********....I hate myself afterwards.

I really wish I could stop but I just have to see it through.
isnt erin seeing you through your hard times? she's much better at pams desk than pam
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #25
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Best episode in quite a while
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