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

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  1. May 20, 2011 #61 of 188
    Michael S

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    Maybe Spaders character is the real Scranton strangler and that why Toby looked so pale. :p
     
  2. May 20, 2011 #62 of 188
    mike_k

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    I don't either. I really hope they don't pick him. My vote is for Andy. I think any new, big name actor will ruin the chemistry with the rest of the office. Like Will Ferrell did.
     
  3. May 20, 2011 #63 of 188
    Tracy

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    I thought James Spader was very Christopher Walken-like.
     
  4. May 20, 2011 #64 of 188
    Frylock

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    I'd rather they promote Jim, and then bring in someone new as a salesman. But not some huge name. It keeps the costs down, and also gives them more to work with...
     
  5. May 20, 2011 #65 of 188
    jsmeeker

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    Will Ferrell didn't ruin the chemistry. Deangelo Vickers "ruined" it. If they write the character right, it won't be a problem.
     
  6. May 20, 2011 #66 of 188
    betts4

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    I laughed at "Finger Lakes guy". I used to live on a finger lake - skaneateles.
     
  7. May 20, 2011 #67 of 188
    busyba

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    I thought he was excellent. I don't think the character he played is sustainable as a replacement for Michael (and I seriously doubt it's even under consideration), but for just this episode it was great.
     
  8. May 20, 2011 #68 of 188
    DevdogAZ

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    Totally agree. Coming in to the episode, based on the announced guest stars, I thought she had the best chance simply because she's not as well known. But then, the way she answered the questions in the interview made it clear (to me, at least) that she wasn't getting the job. It would be very strange for someone who interviewed like that to end up getting the job.
    I thought it was pretty well known that we wouldn't find out the manager in this episode. As far as I know, the showrunner (Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby) hasn't even made the decision yet.
    Jim doesn't want the job for a few of reasons:
    First, it's already been discussed that he can make more money as a salesman. Second, he hated it when he actually had that job. And third, Jim became very unlikeable when he was placed in the role of being in charge. He would actually be a competent manager, and while that would be good in real life, it doesn't make for a very good comedy TV show. Therefore, it just wouldn't really make sense for Jim to get the job.
    I was rooting for Spader. He was the most competent of the interviewees (although he was a little creepy). However, if the character was really named Robert California, there's no way they intended for him to become the manager. That name is just way too ridiculous to be taken seriously.
     
  9. May 20, 2011 #69 of 188
    busyba

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    Also, I would have to sue them for trademark infringement, since "Robert California" was my stage name back when I was doing porn.
     
  10. May 20, 2011 #70 of 188
    mike_k

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    You're right - but with a big name star, they won't write the character right.
     
  11. May 20, 2011 #71 of 188
    JYoung

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    I kind of think that part of the point was that DeAngelo had no chemistry with anyone other than Michael.
     
  12. May 20, 2011 #72 of 188
    jsmeeker

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    yeah.. Also, the character wasn't intended to last more than four episodes, so they didn't have to write him to be sane and rational and an appropriate fit.
     
  13. May 20, 2011 #73 of 188
    DreadPirateRob

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    Agree, totally (with Bryan). Last week's ep proved that the show could function just fine on its own without bringing in another big name.

    As for the ep, it does seem like Tate is the front-runner, though that choice seems indefensible given her interview. I was pulling for Darryl or Andy. Spader was creepily great last night, but all I could think looking at him was that he has gotten *old*!
     
  14. May 20, 2011 #74 of 188
    jsmeeker

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    why do you think that?

    Kathy Bates is a big star, and they wrote a good character for her. Sure, her role is limited, but Joe is great. They can write good charactrers for the "lesser" stars (i.e. those not named Steve Carell) on the show too.
     
  15. May 20, 2011 #75 of 188
    busyba

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    I just realized.... $0.25/mile??? I get $0.51/mile. Warren Buffett should come work for my company. :D
     
  16. May 20, 2011 #76 of 188
    Ment

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    Is your salary ceiling for managers higher than DM as well? :)
     
  17. May 20, 2011 #77 of 188
    YCantAngieRead

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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought Toby didn't look so good. Either he was sick, or he wears more makeup in other episodes.

    He looked very, very tired.
     
  18. May 20, 2011 #78 of 188
    Bryanmc

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    His face was super thin. That's not a makeup issue.
     
  19. May 20, 2011 #79 of 188
    trainman

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    Your first pet was named Robert?

    Toby looked about the same to me as he has in previous episodes. Of course, that's still not particularly good -- you'd expect him to look better now that he doesn't have to deal with Michael Scott's virulent hatred.
     
  20. May 20, 2011 #80 of 188
    YCantAngieRead

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    You're probably right. But what I noticed most was just how off his color looked.

    I hope Paul Leberstein isn't ill.
     

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