The Office - "Search Committee" - 05/19/2011

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  1. May 20, 2011 #1 of 188
    busyba

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    I came away from that with the feeling that they're setting up Catherine Tate to be the manager next season.

    Loved Creed. Especially how the shades were drawn in his office during that whole meeting with everyone at the end.


    Did Toby get cancer or something? :eek:
     
  2. May 20, 2011 #2 of 188
    jsmeeker

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    I would hire Warren Buffet.



    Trial must have taken a lot out of Toby.
     
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    rifleman69

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    James Spader or bust.
     
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    uncdrew

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    I think they'll go with that Finger Lakes dude. It was low-key enough that they'll go that route.
     
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    spikedavis

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    James Spader or Catherine Tate would work for me.
     
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    jschuur

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    Am I the only one who thought this was a cheap cop out by NBC? The whole double episode was practically a public audition and focus group test for the new manager combined.

    ...and then they run a trailer for a new sitcom with Will Arnett, so we know he's out.
     
  7. May 20, 2011 #7 of 188
    atrac

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    James Spader was amazing. I'm biased as he is one of my all time favorite actors, but he steamrolled over everyone else IMHO. Catherine Tate was also really good, however.

    Would loved to have seen more Ricky though! James Spader aside, having him as the boss would be the *ultimate* choice but, I fear, will not happen.

    What I do fear is that they'll go with Dwight.

    Creed was a hoot!
     
  8. May 20, 2011 #8 of 188
    jschuur

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    I actually think Spader is the most likely one.

    It's not going to be any of the existing employees, because they need to add someone else to the cast. Arnett already has a sitcom upcoming, and I don't see Gervais going back to a character he's already played. Buffet is out too obviously (although that would be AWESOME).

    Tate, Spader, Ramano and Carey (Fingerlakes guy) are all established actors, but Spader performed well in the interview and his vibe was just 'interesting' enough that his character would be both competent and quirky enough for the role. The other three are too well known as comedians, and Spader more serious background could contrast nicely with the show.
     
  9. May 20, 2011 #9 of 188
    TampaThunder

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    He is a man among very little boys. LOL I'd watch a show where he's watching someone read names from the phone book. He's just too big for this show. :(
     
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    spikedavis

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    I do agree it was a cop out. It was all a big tease intended to make us wait. They heavily implied the new boss would be revealed in this episode.

    I felt bad for Darryl. :(
     
  11. May 20, 2011 #11 of 188
    Ment

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    Loved Buffet asking about his salary and his car mileage reimbursement :)

    Isn't there a large chance that the new boss is someone not in this episode? Love for Spader to be chosen, but he'd immediately become the focus point of the show and the producers are probably looking for someone who could ease into the role. Jim Carey is amazing how he can change in character, almost didn't recognize him at first but he's a movie guy so won't be chosen.

    Wonder why Pam didn't interview. She has a good head on her shoulders as shown by steering Creed's client poaching attempts.

    :up: Writer's taking a shot at Mad Men thru Andy lol
     
  12. May 20, 2011 #12 of 188
    betts4

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    I actually looked at the time at the end and thought "that can't be it....." I was disappointed with the ending. Even if it was supposed to be a cliff hanger for next season, I don't know, I think it fell short.

    Why did Jo fly all the way there, only to leave a few hours later. At least she took Gabe with her.

    And Andy refusing a date with Erin? Interesting.
     
  13. May 20, 2011 #13 of 188
    SeanC

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    Wait.....

    That was THE Warren Buffet? The actual gazillionaire guy?!
     
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    Gunnyman

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    I'm biased but I love Catherine Tate.
     
  15. May 20, 2011 #15 of 188
    caslu

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    I'll toss in my vote for James Spader, he was good enough that I might start watching the show again.
     
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    NoThru22

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    I'd love for Arnett to get the job. I don't think that the James Spader character would be a good fit, the way that he played him. I actually don't crave more Ricky Gervais as David Brent. He played him so over the top that I think he could only be sustained for the twelve episodes of the Office (and yes, I said twelve, not thirteen, because in the thirteenth is when they show what would actually happen to someone like that.)
     
  17. May 20, 2011 #17 of 188
    TonyD79

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    I got the feeling that Catherine Tate was filling a role written for Ricky Gervais. The whole monologue sounded like him.

    My vote is for her. Sparer made me feel creepy.
     
  18. May 20, 2011 #18 of 188
    Alfer

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    I loved the way Spader played his role...it was hilarious.

    I hated the british lady...but sadly, the way they have it written with her being Jo's friend it looks like we'll most likely be stuck with her.

    The other guest spots were pretty lame overall as was the whole episode for the most part...other than Spader and a couple of other little bits.

    Glad Dabe is gone too.
     
  19. May 20, 2011 #19 of 188
    markymark_ctown

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    i was wondering who that was. the oracle of omaha on the office. funny.
     
  20. May 20, 2011 #20 of 188
    scooterboy

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    Catherine Tate wouldn't make sense, based on her interview. She was totally flighty and indecisive. Why would the Search Committee choose her unless Jo jams her in there?
     

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