Not sure how many of you watch, but I thought it was great tonight. Kind of had that feel like some of the classic episodes from the beginning seasons. Jim putting Dwight's tie in his coffee cup just capped it off. Overall a perfect night with a win in bball and a revival in The Office.
OT- The Office
I'm on the first of three consecutive episodes here in the GR market. That and a couple craftbrews after a good workout make this a really solid Thursday night.
I've been a little disappointed in this season, but tonight's episode was great.
Great show or greatest show?
Dwight "Question: Is this the greatest show ever?"
Dwight: "Answer: Polar bear."
And the shark's name is Sabre. Hopefully not, though
I think moving Jim back to sales stops the cumulative jumping of the shark that was happening (Jim to co-manager, Jim and Pam married, Jim and Pam with a kid!). The tie in the coffee mug was classic The Office too!
I think it's also good they have another romantic angle (albeit comical) with Andy and Erin.
Thought that this season couldn't possibly get any worse and they came up with one of the funniest episodes ever.
I actually enjoy the British version of the office more than the American. I love both but I guess I have gotten used to the British humor from my time overseas.
Ok, so I'm unfamiliar with British humor, and I'm kind of curious as to the difference between British humor and American humor. I know a hand full of British people and notice that they do laugh at things that I find not funny. I mean really not funny. Whats the difference?
You are correct in that Americans will find British humor not funny at all and vice versa. In general British humor is "dry humor" that many times is entrenched in their country's history and pop culture. More often than not the joke that American's don't get is a running joke that has been going on for years in the UK. Also you have to remember that the UK as a whole has an air of proper-ness that a scene where a man's pants are pulled down might be an absurd concept to Brits but commonplace to Americans. But if a Brit came to America and watched some of our comedies or anything on Spike TV they would think we were all bloody idiots.
For instance in an episode of the British office David (office manager) participates in a ridiculous dance circle and totally embarrasses himself with a wacky dance. On the American show that would have been a dud joke due to no one really caring about bad dancing. But in the UK that would have been the talk of the town for a month. It was one of the funniest scenes in the whole season.
It is really just a different culture that uses a different humor. Their lingo is different, their demeanor at work is different, everything is just slightly different from the chaps across the pond (aka America).
...is head and shoulders better than the US version (although the US version is quite funny at times). I did live in England as a child, so maybe I get the humor more than others.
David Brent >>>> Michael Scott
Tim Canterbury = Jim Halpert
Gareth Keenan = Dwight Schrute
Dawn Tinsley < Pam Beasley
It was only 2 seasons with a Christmas special. All in all, a a very succinct and funny show that went out on top.
Every episode is on YouTube. Admittedly, some episodes do need sub-titles - their accents be thick!
To her coworkers as gifts for Christmas one year. This was before the American version.
This is my favorite scene by a mile:
This is one of my all time favorite scenes. Basically anything with Jim pulling pranks on Dwight.
I have a big box yes i do, I have a big box yes I do....
one of my favorite lines from last week
Scissor me! The show certainly hasn't been great this season. I'm just waiting for South Park to come back.
Ed Helms is absolutely genius with his comedy. I'm so happy he made it big with The Hangover so people that don't watch The Office can see how hilarious he is.
Tonight's episode was full of awesome. I've been pretty disappointed with this season so far, but every now and then there's an episode in this season that is amazing.
"You're all OK with that?"
"She sent an e-mail."
I agree, and he was fantastic as a correspondent on The Daily Show, too.
reminded me of Brian's link to this article on MGoLicious a couple of months ago ("nothing to do with football").
I agree that it was a great episode, but I thought that the opening scene (Michael & Dwight dealing with hotel reservations for the winter olympics) was really lame. The shameless NBC winter olympics plug really bothered me. The show is great, I just wish that NBC would keep that stuff out of it.
I haven't really watched all the episodes of The Office so don't know if this has been mentioned before but did anyone notice the Michigan Helmet on Kevins desk?
Don't think it's a UM helmet, though there is a yellow block M on it. I took a screen cap:
Looks like a Mizzou helmet.
This show jumped the shark in season 4. I have no idea how they're going to continue for another 2-3 seasons.
Season 2 was the absolute best by far. Season 3 was pretty good, but season 4 was a stinker after the Jim & Pam afterglow wore off.
To me it feels like they're just trying to hold onto whatever they can with this season. I haven't watched in a while because the last few episodes before the little hiatus were pretty bad.
Show is at it's best when Dwight and Michael are going at each other
I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that this episode was one of the best in a long, long time.