“Ben Franklin,” Season 3, Episode 15
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What a fun episode! One thing I didn’t pick up on during my first viewing was Dwight’s telling question to Jim re: the stripper. “Redhead or brunette?” Jim refuses to choose, saying, “Blonde.” Then the camera cuts to Pam and Karen, the redhead and the brunette (though I’d consider Jenna a brunette as well). Another awesome and true-to-character moment was when Dwight, Jim, and Michael first meet the stripper. Jim admits he’s never seen a stripper, Michael texts Jim “Is she hot?” and Dwight tells Jim (right in front of the stripper) to text back, “Kind of.” Finally, I loved Michael’s insistence that Ben Franklin was a president.
I’ve read a few criticisms of Jenna’s performance (we know she was very sick while filming the episode) but I thought her semi-out-of-it state was pitch-perfect. After all, her scenes with Karen and Jim were supposed to be uncomfortable. She stammered, she had a Freudian slip, she made bad jokes . . . and it worked for me. What did you all think?
Agent Michael Scarn
Gets his Catherine Zeta
Jim finds his.
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