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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by VegasVic, Oct 4, 2007.
I agree...this should have been a 45 minute ep. It was sill good though.
I was quite amused by the Windows 3.1 ding sound of Michael's GPS system. Was the GPS voice Majel Barrett Roddenberry from the various Star Treks?
I wouldn't say it's killing it, but I am anxious for the return to 30 or 45 minute episodes. Everything does seem a bit dragged out.
"Everyone knows Pam is the office mattress." --Angela
I don't thing the hour format is a problem. It is just 2 related episodes back to back. Pretty funny stuff.
I liked the 'ohh, I didn't know Ryan was going to be here' She had the hot summer dress on with the trampy makeup. Reminds me of a chick I used to hit back in college. So needy.
I like the direction the show is going. I agree with drumorgan, I was cringing when they went back to the office. I can imagine people from my office doing that kind of crap.
I think that was my most favorite of lines this episode.
And I think Utz chips may have been closer to Scranton.
Oh yeah, that was hard to watch. Same with Ryan hitting on Pam. I literally covered the top of the screen with my hand, because I couldn't stand to watch it.
I don't agree that the "hour long format" is killing the show. It's clearly just 2 episodes back to back, and I really like it. I can't get enough of this show.
mmm, I do love Utz chips! Yum!
Michael: "I was going to print new pictures, but the printer was out of ink."
<<Cut to Creed with his new, very black hair color>>
LOL, I didn't even connect the two. That's great.
That was our favorite part of the show - big laughs from us.
This episode wasn't all that funny for me. I liked the plot developments, but the humor was not as strong as last week. I did appreciate the discomfort humor, like the closing of the door in dunder's face and the reclamation of the gift basket. It felt like they misused the confession cam in this episode.
Did you see the Kelly scene?
Not the confession cam shaking of the head. Thought that was not only cheap, but lessened the humor of their sub-plot. If they had taken that out it would have been a lot funnier later when he was mad at her for lying.
I do like her character, though, and liked the rest of the scenes with her.
True, it was in your face, but we were all already thinking she was lying and the quick cut-to of the confession was hilarious.
Exactly. Plus after that, the funny came from seeing Ryan squirm while we knew she was lying. Seeing him do that and then finding out for sure that she was lying wouldn't have been as fun. IMO.
I never even thought of that.
They do need to update the white board calendar in the background. I paused it at one point and one of the calendar entries had something like, "Flex Time, Ryan. Ryan to cover front desk."
Definitely agree that the hour format's terrible for the show. If you tuned in for just the first half hour, you'd have thought the show was hilarious. If you'd only tuned in for the last half (especially if you'd never seen the show before) you might not ever check it out again.
I guess you could argue that it's two half-hour episodes back-to-back, but I don't buy that. There's no new cold opening or typical rise to a climax story composition in the second half hour, which is probably what makes it so drawn out and boring compared to what we're used to.
It seems like these hour episodes get a little less funnier because they become too much about one subject. The entire setup of Michael & Dwight going out with the gift baskets didn't have much funny to be sucked out of it to begin with. Sure enough, once it's over very little of it was funny. I still say when they spend too much time away from the office they lose that documentary style of the show that a love of us find hilarious about the show.
Cutting to Kelly's quick head shake -- hilarious, the entire plotline of ageism -- boring. Trim it back to a half-hour and utilize Tobey, Phyllis, Stanley, Andy, Kevin, et al. more.