The Office - 10/4/07

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  1. Oct 5, 2007 #61 of 141
    AJRitz

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    Driving into the lake was a Michael being distraught about technology taking over and feeling left behind. Obviously, he can't sell anything using old methods anymore (because gift baskets are MONEY) - everyone just wants to talk about websites. He can't use a map or trust his eyes. Technology is king! Technology says that he should turn right, so he's turning right, DAMMIT!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2007 #62 of 141
    jeffo13

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    I remember seeing in an episode last year a diploma or certificate on Michael's wall, when you freeze the shot you see that it is actually a Certificate of Authenticity for a Seiko watch. I love those details, and Michael is just the type of person to frame it and hang it on the office wall. :D You gotta love HD!

    I don't mind the hour episode, but I don't think it is two half hour episodes combined. The theme runs through both episodes last week and this.

    Jeff
     
  3. Oct 5, 2007 #63 of 141
    BrandonRe

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    One of my favorite moments was Dwight in the boardroom during Ryan's "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" presentation. He was looking back and forth at the presentation screen and the laptop like he had never seen a powerpoint presntation before.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2007 #64 of 141
    Fofer

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    You peeps are making me want to undelete so I can watch it again! :D
     
  5. Oct 5, 2007 #65 of 141
    JYoung

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    "When Possible, make a U-Turn."

    Don't forget that Michael has already been shown as self absorbed and unaware in driving as well.
    After all, he didn't notice Meredith until he ran into her last week. :D
     
  6. Oct 5, 2007 #66 of 141
    getreal

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    I thought Desperate Housewives was categorized as a "comedy program" and won Emmys after its first season (beating other "sitcoms"). Would the difference between a "comedy" and a "sitcom" be 30 minutes (i.e., half hour show is a sitcom, full hour is a comedy)?

    Still, an hour of The Office is only 40 minutes of show and 20 minutes of commercials. And I hate the commercials but LOVE the show!

    And, is it just me, or have the networks THIS season started adding MORE frequent commercial breaks? I despise the constant interruptions of 8 minutes of show, 5 minutes of commercials, 8 min. of show, 5 min. of commercials, etc. etc. etc. :mad: :thumbsdown: :mad: :thumbsdown: :mad: :thumbsdown:
     
  7. Oct 5, 2007 #67 of 141
    speaker city

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    "Yes! Cashbaskets! Good work, Tuna!"
     
  8. Oct 5, 2007 #68 of 141
    minckster

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    The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour ran for three seasons - as a continuation of "I Love Lucy."
     
  9. Oct 5, 2007 #69 of 141
    MickeS

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    It's not even "Seiko", it's "Seyko"... :D

    CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
    This certifies that
    MICHAEL SCOTT
    is the proud owner of a
    Quality Seyko Timepiece

    :D
     
  10. Oct 5, 2007 #70 of 141
    JETarpon

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    I thought that at first, but then decided not.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2007 #71 of 141
    cwoody222

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    Like last week they had Wegmans store brand food in the office and Michael's condo :up:
     
  12. Oct 5, 2007 #72 of 141
    Lopey

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    I too missed the toner and creed's hair one. I like the hour format, it's my body that can't take the hour of laughing...I like how they keep showing the different sides of Michael which makes it believable that he is a manager. the job he did in remembering all that information about the client's family.. knowning the alergy and age of his child was actually impressive.

    Was Ryan liying about getting an email from Karen about wanting to go out? I remember Ryan mentioning it last year too when all the men were in the women's bathroom.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2007 #73 of 141
    Shaunnick

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    Yes, he was lying, he sent her the e-mail, which she responded with I am seeing Jim, and if I am not mistaken, she asked wasn't he seeing Kelly.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2007 #74 of 141
    Zevida

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    Really, I'm surprised at people complaining about the hour-long format or accusing the show of padding. I guess it is just so completely obvious to me that both weeks the "hour" was really just two half-hour episodes, with the second episode continuing some of the themes or stories from the previous episode - which happened all the time in past seasons with two 1/2 hour episodes a week apart.

    I love back-to-back The Office.

    Thus, my suggestion is that next week, at the 1/2 hour break around 9:28, stop watching, wait a few days and then go back and watch the second episode. Problem solved!
     
  15. Oct 5, 2007 #75 of 141
    MickeS

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    Good solution, it should satisfy everyone. :)
     
  16. Oct 5, 2007 #76 of 141
    Dignan

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    I liked Kevin calling Jim "Tuna".

    The reveal of Jim and Pam was cute, I just hope this doesn't make the romance become a "Moonlighting". (like Jump the Shark, hey that should be a new expression.) :)
     
  17. Oct 5, 2007 #77 of 141
    Fofer

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    What was *most* enjoyable about that scene was how effortlessly Michael remembered and mentioned those things. He didn't even realize that would be considered impressive. He wasn't trying to be a salesman. It was second nature to him.

    Had he left on THAT note (after mentioning the website in progress too) he'd have a fighting chance of reclaiming that client.

    But no.

    He had to go back. And reclaim the basket instead. :eek: :D :eek:

    That, right there... that rollercoaster, that fantastic writing and acting (subtely, cringe-worthiness, overrun by over-the-top craziness) is exactly why I adore this show. :up:
     
  18. Oct 5, 2007 #78 of 141
    jurysch

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    Fair enough, how bout we complain that the second "episode" just sucked then? Remember that 15-minute span where you didn't even laugh inside a little bit? I think at one point I enjoyed a promo for Friday Night Lights more than the padded fluff they were feeding us.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2007 #79 of 141
    quango

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    I'm pretty sure that was just the stock voice of the GPS they were using; I think it was a Mio 220, which you can pick up for $200 at your favorite big-box retailer. I have the 310 - and it really does say, "U-turn where possible."

    That was the point I completely lost it. Gotta love serendipity.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2007 #80 of 141
    Gunnyman

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    That had me on the floor. :D
     

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