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Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:18 am

DaleTremont wrote:I think my favorite episode might have to be Dumbledore Witch Hunt.


the word replacement makes that all kinds of awesome.
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Postby Chilli on Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:53 am

TheBaxter wrote:
DaleTremont wrote:I think my favorite episode might have to be Dumbledore Witch Hunt.


the word replacement makes that all kinds of awesome.


hah. That bit with Michael and Oscar is comically disturbing.
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Postby Flumm on Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:41 pm

Hmm, I like that we just had an Englishman contend over the superioirity of the US version of an English show with a Swede, which was then mediated by an American, who's utimate claim was to favour with the English original.

:roll:

I kinda don't like the idea that only the English would plump for the English, and the Americans the American, that we're so prescribed to our national tastes like that, so it's interesting to see it's strictly a national thing.


So anyway, my vote, back in the way back whens, was for Gervais, Merchent and ensemble and it remains so, I think.

Although, I kinda feel the need to check back in with Dunder Mifflin, as it seems I caught it mostly back in it's early days, when it was resoloutely cack.


BTW, is this the most voted on poll in the Zone? Certainly for a two-way split, it must be up there....
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Postby Chilli on Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:47 pm

The US Office does start slow. But it picks up nicely, and S2 onwards it really has its own style. Which is cool.
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Postby TheBaxter on Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:58 pm

i like them both for different reasons. the US version is broader and more cartoonish, but the supporting cast is great and because it's been around longer, it's had time to really flesh out the whole cast and build on a bunch of different characters. the UK version is definitely more subtle, and its pleasures are a bit more complex.

it's been a while since i watched the UK version, actually, so i couldn't make a fair comparison. back when this poll was first put up, i suspect i voted for the UK version, as the US version was just getting off the ground. today, i'd call it a draw, both are worthy in their own ways.
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Postby JpPrewitt789 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:54 am

DaleTremont wrote:I think my favorite episode might have to be Dumbledore Witch Hunt.


Dwight opening the gaydar up at the end is absolutely priceless.
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Postby TheBaxter on Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:10 pm

it's back tonight!

sadly, i won't get to watch it til tomorrow though.
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Postby Zarles on Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:11 pm

I... DECLARE...

BANKRUPTCY!
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Postby JpPrewitt789 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:25 pm

36 minutes to go........
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Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:02 pm

Wow, that was the most uncomfortable episode EVER.
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Postby Fievel on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:02 pm

What a painfully perfect episode.
So glad to have it back.

Edit - and REALLY good for being a non-office episode of The Office.

p.s. Jan is hot.
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Postby Zarles on Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:27 pm

The Dundie through the TV = :shock:
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Postby JpPrewitt789 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:17 am

Ok so what would make a better spinoff series.....Michael and Dwight living together or Hurley and Sawyer from Lost.?
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Postby RogueScribner on Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:49 pm

Hurley and Sawyer are just ripping off Xander and Spike. Now there's a spinoff that needed to happen! ;)
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Postby DaleTremont on Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:01 pm

I liked the episode but the absence of all the minor characters in the office makes you realize just how much those guys make the show. For me just one look from Stanley reacting to Michael can be the funniest part of any episode.
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Postby RogueScribner on Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:45 am

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:Wow, that was the most uncomfortable episode EVER.


Co-sign!

My fiancee and I were watching last night right before bed and we were in hysterics. I can't remember how many times one of us exclaimed, "Oh no!" or "[He/She] is going to do that . . ." or "I can't watch!" Heheheheheh. I loved Michael's 8 inch wall-mounted plasma TV. That pretty much says it all right there. ;)
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Postby bluebottle on Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:54 am

i loved the "babe" stuff. it reinforced my belief that couples who call each other "babe" should never socialize.
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Postby beastie on Fri May 16, 2008 12:00 pm

What did everyone think of last night's finale? I don't know if it was the writer's intention, or not, but I have not fealt that kind of tension watching TV or a film in a long time.
I think the Ryan twist, though, happened too early in the episode. Also Dwight saying "You know, it's my own fault", was almost heartbreaking. I've never seen Dwight portrayed entirely realistically and just one line deliivered in a realistic manner, hit me like a brick.
I thought it was not only this season's finest episode, but possibly the series finest episode. Which is wierd coming off of a very hit and miss season.
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri May 16, 2008 12:08 pm

I enjoyed it quite a bit...

"You're NOT talking to DWIGHT!!! Pam! Hang up the phone! I'm right here!!!"


Great way to start off the episode...

Dwight also had the perfect way to end the episode/season as well...

Rock on Schrute!!!
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Postby freak2thec0re on Fri May 16, 2008 5:26 pm

Great finale. I love the way they set up so many new story threads for next season:

- new Human Resources lady
- Jan's pregnant
- Pam's going away for 3 months
- Ryan's fired (Michael will have a new boss)
- Dwight and Angela back together


Going to miss the Michael-Toby relationship, though. Loved his farewell song to him
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Postby Zarles on Fri May 16, 2008 6:23 pm

I was entirely too blunted to remember much of this ep, but what I do recall is laughing my ass off.

Off to find my ass and watch the ep again...
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Postby beastie on Fri May 16, 2008 6:48 pm

freak2thec0re wrote:Great finale. I love the way they set up so many new story threads for next season:

- new Human Resources lady
- Jan's pregnant
- Pam's going away for 3 months
- Ryan's fired (Michael will have a new boss)
- Dwight and Angela back together


Going to miss the Michael-Toby relationship, though. Loved his farewell song to him


It would not surprise me in the least to see Toby back next season in Ryan's position.
My real questions are: Will B.J. Novak still be on the show as he is one of the head writers? and Would recently Oscar-nominated Amy Ryan really committ to a sitcom?
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Postby Zarles on Fri May 16, 2008 7:04 pm

I was just about to say that Toby will probably get Ryan's job after this whole Costa Rica panic attack wears off. I'm convinced that he had no real plans to move to PR until a second after he felt up Pam in the office lobby and got called on it.

I'm sure BJ will stay on as a writer and for occasional cameos from lockdown, but I would LOVE it if Amy Ryan stayed on. She kicked ass, and I really want to see her get weirder and weirder with Michael as she gets more comfortable around the office. What's more, they really were quite cute together. I liked seeing Michael finally get thrown a bone. That's what she said.
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Postby beastie on Fri May 16, 2008 7:41 pm

I would love it if Amy Ryan stayed on. She was great last night. I just don't know if it is a realistic thing to hope for.
I don't know what I want out of the Michael/Jan situation. I can't imagine that he'll stay with her for too long, but even though it's not his kid, I don't think that he will want it to be raised by a psycho and maybe volunteer to take care of it Gone Baby Gone, Casey Affleck style. That's a wierd connection.
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Postby freak2thec0re on Fri May 16, 2008 8:57 pm

I totally thought it was going to be Hunter's baby. Having it be from a sperm bank was horrible though (in a good way). What a slap in the face.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:46 pm

It's finally back! One hour ep tonight.

Herc has some info up, with the NBC synopses (synopsi? whatever the plural form of synopsis is...) along with a fair amount of spoiler-texted other stuff.

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/38480
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Re: THE OFFICE

Postby tacosauceletters on Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:08 am

dwight. and only dwight.
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Postby tacosauceletters on Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:09 am

oh and meredith when shes being drunk and getting hit by cars and hit in the face with a football
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Re: THE OFFICE

Postby Fievel on Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:38 am

tacosauceletters wrote:dwight. and only dwight.


What about him?

tacosauceletters wrote:oh and meredith when shes being drunk and getting hit by cars and hit in the face with a football


And what about her?
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:50 am

I've missed this show, every episode should be an hour (or 42 minutes) long.

What do you think Creed gave Kelly?
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Postby TheBaxter on Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:52 am

what about bob?
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Postby goose54 on Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:32 pm

What does Herc mean in his post about "some animals used it as a toilet" is that from last night's show, did I miss it?

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Re: THE OFFICE

Postby bastard_robo on Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:14 pm

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Postby TheBaxter on Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:58 am

no Office tonight because of the VP debate
at first i was disappointed.
then i realized the VP debate will actually be even funnier. more laughs per minute than Airplane! i'm tellin' ya
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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:46 pm

"The tall one got engaged"

Fucking loved that.
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Postby Bloo on Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:15 am

man missed tonight's Office due to getting a massage (with no happy ending-not that I expeted one for a $12 massage but I digress) was it as good as herc was pimping
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:12 am

Not as good as Herc made it out to be for me, it was a good episode but I didn't laugh out loud much.
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Postby Droncz92 on Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:06 pm

Tonights episode should be good, I see that Creed is dressed as the Joker and he does the jokers "Why so serious?"
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:31 pm

Droncz92 wrote:Tonights episode should be good, I see that Creed is dressed as the Joker and he does the jokers "Why so serious?"


Actually it was "Let's put a smmmile on that FACE" which was pretty damned funny. I loved the fact that there were 3 jokers...

Too bad they didn't go with it for the whole ep.
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Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:38 pm

The show needs more Creed.
"You do not steal from Creed Bratton. The last person to do that disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton. "

Best line ever. :lol:
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Postby Fievel on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:40 pm

Great episode last night.
The 3 Jokers were awesome. Creed was perfect, while Kevin & Dwight were hilarious.
But my favorite part of the show was Michael's story. That was genuinely sad.
Darryl really shined in that moment.
Again, great episode.
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Postby RogueScribner on Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:06 pm

I genuinely felt bad for Michael in this ep. It was so funny and so sad at the same time! :lol: :P
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Postby Droncz92 on Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:58 pm

I cant say I liked this episode all too much, nor the last one...but the funniest bit here was when Jim was on his bluetooth talking to Pam infront of Dwight, and Dwight was getting all freaked out.
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Postby Fievel on Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:59 pm

Oscar and Andy made a great duo for this past episode.
Too bad Andy was so wasted that he didn't remember hearing the second voice when he called Angela.
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Postby TheBaxter on Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:03 pm

i'm so glad that toby is coming back tonight.
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:27 am

Last nights episode was one of the funniest in a long time, the plot was very simple but the cast seemed to be having a really good time with the material which made the episode a lot more fun than usual
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Postby Bloo on Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:10 am

John-Locke wrote:Last nights episode was one of the funniest in a long time, the plot was very simple but the cast seemed to be having a really good time with the material which made the episode a lot more fun than usual


I missed last nights due to a family engagement

so I take it it's worth watching (via Hulu or nbc.com)
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Postby Fievel on Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:14 am

John-Locke wrote:Last nights episode was one of the funniest in a long time, the plot was very simple but the cast seemed to be having a really good time with the material which made the episode a lot more fun than usual


Agreed.
I find that the more simple the story on this show, and the less focus on "Michael is a dumb ass of such ridiculous proportions that would never have kept his job this long in the real world", the better it is.
And anytime the entire cast is included, even better.
Creed said "balls" this episode.
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Re: THE OFFICE

Postby TheBaxter on Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:55 am

last night's post-super-bowl office was probably the lamest episode i can remember in a long time. barely anything funny happened, i've laughed more in the average half-hour episode than i did in the whole hour of this last night. the only legitimately funny parts i can remember were angela throwing her cat into the ceiling, and maybe kelly dancing to staying alive. everything else was either too way-over-the-top (like dwight cutting the face off the dummy and wearing it leatherface-style), which for this show is saying something, or too flat. like the film-inside-the-show, it wasn't funny at all and was borderline disgusting (i really don't need to see that much of cloris leachman's mottled legs - and just showing and old lady naked, in and of itself, is NOT funny) and was a painfully obvious attempt to just get some extra star power on the show -- which is pretty bad when the only "star power" you can get for your big episode is jack black, jessica alba and cloris leachman. also, the "touching" and "heartwarming" stuff (pam & jim's moments, michael's post-roast meltdown and return) didn't work and was too obvious.

whatever they did to try to play to the post-SB audience didn't work. here's hoping they get back to form when they return to their normal episodes.
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Postby Fievel on Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:55 am

Yeah, kind of a letdown.

I like it when the office in the show toes the line of acceptable behavior. Unlike this episode.
Dwight should have been fired. Period. That just wasn't funny.
The fact that Stanley had a heart attack - not funny.
The Roast - mostly unfunny.
Michael's return roastback - a couple of chuckles, but the biggest laugh probably came from Stanley laughing so hard.
The move-within-a-television-show - WOW! What an absolute waste of time!!!! The concept of watching a bootleg in the office seems hilarious. What happened in that show was not.
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