The Office - "Dream Team" & "The Michael Scott Paper Company" - 4/9/09

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  1. Apr 10, 2009 #41 of 107
    JYoung

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    Yeah, if Charles had asked Jim for a rundown of his Pipeline, it would have made more sense.
    vman is correct in that Jim should have asked at least for the particulars but I'm guessing that the point is Charles is somewhat clueless as well.
    (Unless this comes back to bite Jim.)
     
  2. Apr 10, 2009 #42 of 107
    DevdogAZ

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    Stanley's look right then was the best part of both episodes.

    I loved how Michael knew that things would get real once breakfast was over, so he was just never going to stop making breakfast.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2009 #43 of 107
    JYoung

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    That was the old one that Dunder Mifflen replaced a few episodes back.
    The one Oscar hated.
    So Pam can't get away with it.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2009 #44 of 107
    DevdogAZ

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    I may be wrong, but during the new opening credit sequence, they showed a copier with "TRASH" written on it in marker. I assumed they found a copier that someone else was getting rid of, perhaps even the one that DM just replaced.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2009 #45 of 107
    jrinck

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    Michael Scott Pap
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  6. Apr 10, 2009 #46 of 107
    uncdrew

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    I went way too far down that path too.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2009 #47 of 107
    TiVo'Brien

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    Andy was really good with the banjo! :up:
     
  8. Apr 10, 2009 #48 of 107
    uncdrew

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    But ruined (a lot, IMHO) by being so predictable.



    My favorite lines:

    1. That one above.

    2. The one mentioned above "I thought Ramashadaman was a boy's name"

    3. Ryan, on the phone in the office: "She's be a 6 in New York, but in Scranton she's a 7. Oh, and then there's my boss who's the same guy from Dunder Mifflin."


    Those three were just clever, well-crafted, and well delivered.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2009 #49 of 107
    Austin_Martin

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    I think the Wayne Gretzky quote on the board was hillarious. Not the quote itself, but the fact that Michael had put quotes around the quote and attributed it to himself.

    " "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott
     
  10. Apr 10, 2009 #50 of 107
    busyba

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    There's no way that a NYC 6 would only go up to a 7 in Scranton. More like 12. :)
     
  11. Apr 10, 2009 #51 of 107
    jsmeeker

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    And Creed giving Michael pointers on how to make pancakes. "You have to make them round so they cook evenly" :D

    And Stanley doing his normal thing of reading book or doing puzzles during meetings. Of course, Charles Minor doesn't ignore it like Michael did. I guess Jim isn't the only one that may have issues here.



    Kevin running the phones was good. "Your call is very important to us" :D
     
  12. Apr 10, 2009 #52 of 107
    DevdogAZ

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    Speaking of that, we saw Kevin as receptionist, but nothing ever came of Stanley as "productivity czar." I think that could yield some good comedy if they pursue it.
     
  13. Apr 10, 2009 #53 of 107
    bruinfan

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    i have a feeling that if it was michael instead of jim, it'd be the same response .... what the heck is a rundown?

    iow, michael never asked jim to do one, so why would jim know what it is?
     
  14. Apr 10, 2009 #54 of 107
    sonnik

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    I'm wondering if the season finale ends with some sort of clash with Jim and Charles, with Jim heading to MSPC.

    All Michael really needs is someone who can bring over (most of) their client base from DM. (I'm sure there's a contract/legality thing they'd have to explain somehow).

    I noticed a few episodes ago that when Michael was recruiting, the interaction between him and Dwight was inexplicably strange. Why wouldn't Dwight jump at the chance to follow Michael - was he still sore about the "Golden Ticket" controversy? I almost wonder if Michael and Dwight have some trick planned.

    I just wonder if the season finale is the original five stars of the show (Jim, Pam, Dwight, Ryan, Michael) working for MSPC. Over the summer hiatus, the Scranton market shifts to Michael's favor, and DM pulls out of the market. The employees (sans Toby of course) are hired by Michael, and he moves back into the old DM office.

    This would let the writers not have to explain why DM lets Michael get away with so much. It also provides a valid reason for Ryan to be employed at the company.
     
  15. Apr 10, 2009 #55 of 107
    busyba

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    I think that awkwardness was due to Dwight feeling that it would be a bad career move for him to go with Michael, but thinking that it would be hard to say no to him because of their dynamic, while at the same time Michael had no interest in taking Dwight, but felt that he had to ask because of their dynamic.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2009 #56 of 107
    MrGreg

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    Dwigt is very pragmatic and only gets along with Michael for the sake of his career. There was even an episode where Dwigt tried to usurp Michael. Dwigt is not Michael's friend.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2009 #57 of 107
    MickeS

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    That was exactly what was going on in that scene.

    And by the way, I think I know who Erin reminded me of. It wasn't that I had seen the actress before, even though I had... I think she reminded me of Traci Lords.
     
  18. Apr 10, 2009 #58 of 107
    Zevida

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    Ryan is such a tool. He was cracking me up in the second episode. And I loved that he seemed to get picked up by his mom at the end of the episode. Great stuff.

    I also really enjoyed Vikram's return. His interactions with Pam were great, especially when he asked Pam if she thought he was bowling and she said yes, he might be.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2009 #59 of 107
    plowsterbabe

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    Interesting. The only part with Ryan in that I found funny was him getting picked up by his mom in the station wagon. I found him being a tool annoying to watch. But, hey, different strokes, right? :)
     
  20. Apr 10, 2009 #60 of 107
    Mikeyis4dcats

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    Michael has vendors. DM didn't actually MAKE paper, just resold it. MSPC is the same.
     

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