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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steeler Mike, Sep 25, 2008.
montag: I agree with jradford.
I LOVED the UK version. LOVED IT. I think Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. I agree with you that Steve Carell is no David Brent. There is no comparison. (I can still hear "Free love highway" in my head and I start to laugh.)
However, once the US version of The Office started with the second season, it really found its own voice and improved tremendously. It's not the same as the UK version, it's not as biting and it's definitely "softened" the rough edges of the comedy to make it more appealing to a US audience, but it's just as good (ok, almost as good) in its own way.
Once I stopped comparing it to the UK version and just enjoyed it on its own, I loved it. The UK version was all David Brent, but the US version has a lot more characters to love. It's much more of an ensemble piece.
My take on that whole thing.
Pam might have been having fleeting thoughts about pursuing a relationship with someone other than Jim, and she might have been tempted to try dating that guy she met at school.....
Jim's proposal yanked her back 110%. She's with him, and will stay with him (unless, he drags the engagement out for years).
My thoughts: "lucky for Jim he didn't procrastinate any longer."
I think Pam has told Jim that she doesn't want a long engagement... something about a guy she had dated who used to work at DM.
I don't think Jim is out of the woods yet. This other guy did seem to be very "Jim-like" in his sense of humor. Something tells me the character was written that way for a reason.
if you haven't already, you must watch the deleted scenes at nbc.com (titled clips #2 7 #3 iirc). f'in hilarious!
it could very well be to throw you completely off when Jim proposes...you assume a new story arc was going to be about Pam and a new Jim-like guy and BAM, you get the proposal...
I thought so too, but then people in this thread pointed out that the actor playing Jim Jr. isn't some random guy but one of the leads in 'Mad Men' apparently, so that suggests that he's likely going to be significant down the road.
It's the Law and Order rule of casting: the guest actor with the longest IMDB page is probably the murderer.
Reminds me of a running joke between me and my sister. She is a huge Law & Order fan, and lots of times she will see an actor on another show whom she's seen on Law & Order. When she finally figures it out, she will exclaim, "I got it. He's from Law & Order."
I will then inform her that particular actor was on several shows long before his stint on Law & Order, and she will say, "well, yeah, but it was his role on Law & Order that made his career..."
I would think just the opposite. Since he's already a regular on a highly-acclaimed show, I wouldn't expect him to be much of an impact character on this one.
He also could just be a big fan of The Office, and wanted to have a bit part.
Guess we'll find out one way or the other in the next few episodes.
That's part of the story (he says The Office is his second favorite show).
But it's not a bit part.
Rich Sommer's blog.
I'm not supposed to talk about it, but you know the old saying: "This is not my only episode."
How he got a part on The Office.
ETA: I don't think any of that is actually spoilerish, but I spoiler tagged a bit of what he says, just in case.
It wasn't "leftover." They started the episode at the beginning of the summer.
He was referring to the Season 3 premiere when Michael hit Merideth with his car in the DM parking lot and broke her pelvis. That was long before the beginning of the summer.
As has been previously stated, Merideth's face is explained in a deleted scene that can be found on nbc.com.
Plus, her face was normal at the beginning of the episode. Both while eating and at the first weigh in.
been a week now... can't get that out of my head!