You know, I was wondering just how this episode was going to be handled. You had Halloween plus Michael falling into a Koi pond PLUS Pam and Andy doing cold sales calls. To me, it seemed like the writers had a lot of balls in the air (TWSS). Well, I soon found out how it was going to be done. Halloween was relegated only to the cold opening, which was very “meh”. The best lines in it were Michael calling Daryl a “Gangsta Pumpkin” and Jim’s sarcastic “Yes, I am the popular social networking site known as Bookface.” So after all the promo pics and video, Halloween was hardly touched upon in this episode, which I found disappointing. Luckily, that was the only thing about “Koi Pond” that was, as it turned out to be a pretty good episode with a little twist at the end. Read on »
Archive for October 2009
Hey there LITO-ites! Halloween is just a few days away. Take a look at the post below to see a preview of the upcoming Office Halloween episode. Looks Dunder-tastic! And speaking of all things Halloween, check out this photo I took at my friends, Susan & Jay’s Halloween party this past weekend. This photo is of Sue’s cousin Ed and his lovely wife Kim. Seems Ed has been told once or twice that he resembles Steve Carell. So, they decided to capitalize on that resemblance. Check out their perfect nod to “Fun Run”.
If any of you out there have any Office Halloween costume photos you’d like to share, by all means send them our way! Happy Halloween! ~ Donna
“Label yourselves, or take what you get.” ha ha! ~Donna
Not much “Scrantonicity” goin’ on in “The Lover.” In fact, the only local reference that I could find was a bogus one! Michael Scott had dinner reservations at “Botticelli’s,” which caused Pam to remark “Wow, that sounds like a special occasion!” So we can conclude that Botticelli’s is a fine dining establishment. But does it exist? Read on »
The Lover opens up with Pam and Jim’s return from their honeymoon. They are greeted by Michael, who is “workshopping” his new comedy/improv character. “Blind Guy McSqueezy” is vintage Michael Scott, appalling offensive and unfunny, with only Dwight appearing to enjoy the cringe-worthy routine. Along with this breathtaking re-introduction, Pam and Jim are then subjected to smaller moments of petty interaction with co-workers, that culminates with Pam sarcastically telling the camera “It’s good to be back.” This beginning was well written, and it will probably ring true for many people. I know that sometimes I will get to work in a good mood, and then a series of off-putting exchanges with bosses and co-workers will dampen that mood in a New York minute. Read on »
Wow, I didn’t realize this until I read Bob’s posting of it in the LITO forum. So… Happy B-Day, JKras! Wow, 30. I don’t even remember 30…. Well, anyway… Enjoy!
“Mafia” was an interesting choice for an Office episode. Way back when, the Scranton area economy was rocking with coal mining, and large numbers of different ethnic groups moved there for the jobs. Many Italians settled in the region, including my father’s family. Growing up, we used to make jokes about all the “organized crime” in the area, mostly because many of us had colorful names that sounded like “Sopranos” hit men. But they were only jokes. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. (I don’t want to “disappear,” only to be found taking a “dirt nap” at “Bushwacker’s Cove”… or end up “sleeping with the fishes” at the bottom of the Lackawanna River!) Read on »
Office fans, I ask you, how do you top the JAM wedding episode? Well…you don’t! But “Mafia” holds it’s own considering the episode it had to follow.
“Mafia” starts off in the conference room. Michael is lecturing the staff about the fundamentals of business. You have to be “mental” (get it? fun-da-”mental”?) not to like the strategies Michael has come up with. He begins to list his strategies. #1. Handshake #2. Small Talk, etc…To help illustrate his point, Michael asks his staff for examples on how to best make small talk. “Ask a client about their weekend” is mentioned. Great example, Michael praises! He then looks to Meredith to play the client in his example scenario and asks her about her weekend. I was excited he picked Meredith for this. We don’t often get to hear about her personal life and whenever we do, it’s always a doozy! This time is no exception. She tells her co-workers how she found her son “taking a dump” in the top of their toilet tank. She said he calls it an “upper-decker”. ha ha & eww! Talk about TMI! Just another fun-filled day in poor Meredith’s world I guess. No wonder she told Pam she’d hate being a mom! Read on »