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The Office thread: Shove it up your butt!

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff Registered User regular
    We haven't really explored the depth of Kathy at all either, really. She's been on the periphery for the entire season.

    Also, where does anyone think they're going with Dwight? Or anyone for that matter? Andy/Erin seem to be the focus of the season, sort of, but that might be coming to an end right away.

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    One of the bigger things that bugs me about Kathys existence in the show is that it doesn't make sense and isn't even internally consistent. Pam didn't need a replacement for her maternity leave because her being a salesperson was a compromise to begin with after the whole Michael Scott Company fiasco. Her clients would have been handled temporarily by other salespeople, primarily Jim being the spouse. It's not like they would give her clients to Kathy and they don't have enough business to handle a new salesperson getting new clients (which is implied since Pam is back and she's still there.

    Which implies, to me anyway, that at some point when they were discussing Pam leaving for having a kid, someone, somewhere, had the "brilliant" ideal that "hey, lets put this new girl in there so that we can have some drama down the road with pam and jim" and that she existsed ever for virtually no other reason.

    So dumb.

    But yes, more of Robert please. He's a brilliant insane that I enjoy. They appear to be making Kathy a psycho insane that really doesn't need to be on the show at all. Every character has some level of insanity, but they all at least also have some level of personality. Given the current setup between her and Jim, they can't even be setting her to be a show regular; it is clearly something that is shoehorned in there for faux drama.

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  • KirbithKirbith Registered User regular
    Pam isn't a salesperson anymore. She is the Office Administrator. She just decided to tell Gabe that she had been moved to that position and got all the other department heads to sign off on it.

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  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    so then why is Kathy still there? (aside from DRAMA!)

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    What the hell, I thought the rumors wouldn't be true.
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    edit: time to declare war on the UK. Dwight did his best to carry the episode, but was just fighting against a wave of blah. I thought the B-plot was rather dumb
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    If only we could save Erin and have her be blonde and whisk her away to Community.

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    Kirbith wrote:
    Pam isn't a salesperson anymore. She is the Office Administrator. She just decided to tell Gabe that she had been moved to that position and got all the other department heads to sign off on it.

    Oh yeah, I totally forgot about that. Well that gives Kathy even less of a reason to be there. She was hired to do a fake job and now that Pam can resume her fake duties, Kathy has nothing to do.

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  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    why does Erin need to be blonde?

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  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    If you touch Ellie Kemper's hair I will smack you.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    TexiKen wrote:
    What the hell, I thought the rumors wouldn't be true.
    Spoiler:

    edit: time to declare war on the UK. Dwight did his best to carry the episode, but was just fighting against a wave of blah. I thought the B-plot was rather dumb
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    If only we could save Erin and have her be blonde and whisk her away to Community.
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  • quovadis13quovadis13 Registered User regular
    That was one of the best opens the Office has done in quite a while.

  • OakeyOakey UKRegistered User regular
    Catherine Tate was terrible.

    "So Catherine, if you'll just begin acting......... did... did you just give us an impersonation of Ricky Gervais playing David Brent?"

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  • EgoEgo Registered User regular
    I hate Catherine Tate so much for being such an awful actress / unfunny person. Catherine Tate has made me fast forward through some episodes of Doctor Who.

    That is unforgivable.

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  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    They're fine to watch if you're just folding laundry or whatever and need something to take your mind off the chore.

    But I wouldn't watch three hours of The Office in a row for the hell of it. You'd just end up wishing that you'd watched a long movie or started a book instead.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    I would say yes, especially Pool Party and the last few.

    But then I think this season has been pretty great so far, so take it with a grain of salt.

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  • Penguin_OtakuPenguin_Otaku Registered User regular
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    I would say yes, especially Pool Party and the last few.

    But then I think this season has been pretty great so far, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Totally agree, I've enjoyed this season. It's been different from the episodes with Michael and kind of everyone reestablishing their characters, at least Andy and Darrel. Hell, Stanley has kind of come alive a few episodes.

    I agree that Pam was probably just terrified of going back, she worked so hard to get where she is and going back takes her back to pre-Jim where she was with Roy and really unhappy.

    My buddy and me thought about this...
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    But yea, Catherine Tate wasn't funny in last season's finale and was bummed to see she was back for this arc, because I was pretty stoked about this arc.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    I would say yes, especially Pool Party and the last few.

    But then I think this season has been pretty great so far, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Totally agree, I've enjoyed this season. It's been different from the episodes with Michael and kind of everyone reestablishing their characters, at least Andy and Darrel. Hell, Stanley has kind of come alive a few episodes.

    I agree that Pam was probably just terrified of going back, she worked so hard to get where she is and going back takes her back to pre-Jim where she was with Roy and really unhappy.

    My buddy and me thought about this...
    Spoiler:

    But yea, Catherine Tate wasn't funny in last season's finale and was bummed to see she was back for this arc, because I was pretty stoked about this arc.
    Spoiler:

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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff Registered User regular
    I thought Andy's expression when he finally agreed to get off reception totally evoked Michael Scott, it was uncanny.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    I thought Andy's expression when he finally agreed to get off reception totally evoked Michael Scott, it was uncanny.

    I've been picking up wafts of Michael from Andy all season, especially when he sends Jim off to help his kids.

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  • Penguin_OtakuPenguin_Otaku Registered User regular
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    I would say yes, especially Pool Party and the last few.

    But then I think this season has been pretty great so far, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Totally agree, I've enjoyed this season. It's been different from the episodes with Michael and kind of everyone reestablishing their characters, at least Andy and Darrel. Hell, Stanley has kind of come alive a few episodes.

    I agree that Pam was probably just terrified of going back, she worked so hard to get where she is and going back takes her back to pre-Jim where she was with Roy and really unhappy.

    My buddy and me thought about this...
    Spoiler:

    But yea, Catherine Tate wasn't funny in last season's finale and was bummed to see she was back for this arc, because I was pretty stoked about this arc.
    Spoiler:
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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Kyougu wrote:
    So I have the last 6 episodes of The Office sitting on my DVR. Nothing actively made me stop watching, I just was sort of meh about the show but still figured it was amusing enough to watch at my leisure.

    Should I even bother with them?

    I would say yes, especially Pool Party and the last few.

    But then I think this season has been pretty great so far, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Totally agree, I've enjoyed this season. It's been different from the episodes with Michael and kind of everyone reestablishing their characters, at least Andy and Darrel. Hell, Stanley has kind of come alive a few episodes.

    I agree that Pam was probably just terrified of going back, she worked so hard to get where she is and going back takes her back to pre-Jim where she was with Roy and really unhappy.

    My buddy and me thought about this...
    Spoiler:

    But yea, Catherine Tate wasn't funny in last season's finale and was bummed to see she was back for this arc, because I was pretty stoked about this arc.
    Spoiler:
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  • InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    Ryan, California, Michael, Andy, pretty much the entire Scranton branch, Gabe, and so on proves that neither Dunder-Mifflin nor Sabre have a great track record of hiring sane and/or competent people. The only reason they're successful is because TV show. Erin could become CEO of the entire company and it wouldn't shock me.

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  • OakeyOakey UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Besides which, hasn't Erin shown signs of actually knowing some shit? Did she not get some tough questions right at the quiz and she appeared to know about the presentation Dwight was giving

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Oakey wrote:
    Besides which, hasn't Erin shown signs of actually knowing some shit? Did she not get some tough questions right at the quiz and she appeared to know about the presentation Dwight was giving
    Invisible wrote:
    Ryan, California, Michael, Andy, pretty much the entire Scranton branch, Gabe, and so on proves that neither Dunder-Mifflin nor Sabre have a great track record of hiring sane and/or competent people. The only reason they're successful is because TV show. Erin could become CEO of the entire company and it wouldn't shock me.
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  • OakeyOakey UKRegistered User regular
    Is it a genuine 'VP' role in the typical sense though or are they the roles Tate's character has just come up with for their little group?

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Oakey wrote:
    Is it a genuine 'VP' role in the typical sense though or are they the roles Tate's character has just come up with for their little group?

    Hmm, that is a good question. I could see her putting it on there to make the team jump through hoops.

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  • Penguin_OtakuPenguin_Otaku Registered User regular
    Oakey wrote:
    Is it a genuine 'VP' role in the typical sense though or are they the roles Tate's character has just come up with for their little group?

    Hmm, that is a good question. I could see her putting it on there to make the team jump through hoops.

    Yeah, I don't think it's a real "VP" job...

    Also re:Ryan, you don't think there weren't other fictional people going for the job?


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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    Oakey wrote:
    Is it a genuine 'VP' role in the typical sense though or are they the roles Tate's character has just come up with for their little group?

    Hmm, that is a good question. I could see her putting it on there to make the team jump through hoops.

    Yeah, I don't think it's a real "VP" job...

    Also re:Ryan, you don't think there weren't other fictional people going for the job?


    It's a well known fact that NBC was actively hiring to fill this role inside their fictional company.

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  • gjaustingjaustin Registered User regular
    quovadis13 wrote:
    That was one of the best opens the Office has done in quite a while.

    Yes. I'd even dare to say the best open.

    For a brief moment I laughed like the last couple seasons hadn't happened.

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  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    I missed it last week for the first time all season, and I feel like I'm free from a curse now.

    Especially knowing that Catherine Tate is back.

    I'm not even watching right now. It's exciting.

    But at the same time, the episode where Dwight was trying to pick his team was one of the first episodes I really liked all season. So I'm tempted to see what I'm missing, because that plot looks pretty interesting.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Oh, no. And that's that.Registered User regular
    Watching the episode right now, don't do it. Or watch the last episode. The Dwight moments are good but not worth putting up with the other things.

    This episode is stringing out the Jim/Kathy thing to an unbelievable degree, and Tate is always around, being terrible british Michelle Scott. And the Scranton branch plot feels lost and directionless, this Darrell/other girl subplot just needs to end. The team round up episode was good, and made me think the show had a chance to rebound, this will be the last episode unless people say otherwise in the thread.

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  • SarcasmoBlasterSarcasmoBlaster Registered User regular
    The only thing good about this episode was Ryan.

  • HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    Wow.

    I guess I'm glad to be free, then.

    Maybe I will pop back in when Parks moves to 9:30, but so long The Office. Maybe I will go back and revisit your awesome seasons that I have never seen (dropped the show partway into season 2, didn't start watching again until season 6).

  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    The episode was lackluster (it was directed by Kevin, actually), but the Jim plot was the best, especially since it didn't get into her kissing him.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    It had a lot of little things that I liked, and a very good resolution to Kathy.

    My favorite line was from Ryan, though:
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  • GreasyKidsStuffGreasyKidsStuff Registered User regular
    I thought the Jim plot was excellent. Especially the end with him and Dwight.

    However, I agree with what someone else said that this Val/Darryl shit needs to wrap up quickly. It's not fun anymore.

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    i'm so disappointed
    i was hoping a trip down to florida would allow us to see more robert california
    not less

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  • skeldareskeldare Time for adventure! Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Sorry Robert California fans, looks like James Spader won't be back next season. Although apparently this was the plan from the getgo.

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  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    That's not surprising. What will be surprising is if the show comes back at all, with Dwight and Kelly both apparently headed elsewhere.

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  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Let's get to twerk! The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    So, I'm doing a rewatch on netflix cause why the fuck not, and there's something that's always bugged me.

    Why did David Wallace ask Michael to interview for Jan's job if they were never going to give it to him? I can't think of a reason other than it let the show have the beach day episode and then the three way interview.

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