Three fun deleted scenes from last week’s Christmas episode:
Be careful what you wish for (Ryan, this means you!)
Hey, you can’t do that on television, or maybe you can. Anyone else think that Cathy looks like Christine from that old Nickelodeon show getting green slimed?
Meredith gives it the old college try. But Robert doesn’t think that she looks much like a college student anymore.
I didn’t think they could improve much on this episode, but these scenes made me want to watch it again.
So, by now everybody knows that my “Christmas Wish” for this episode was for some nice, easy pickin’s of Scranton references; low-hanging fruit, like a local name-drop, or something that I wouldn’t need a fine-tooth comb to find. Well, as far as my wish goes, just about all I got in my Christmas stocking was a lump of coal! But then again, I reasoned, the Scranton area is famous for its coal, so that in and of itself is a good local reference! See what I can come up with when I’m desperate? Read on »
“Life In The Office” features recaps written by a revolving corps of four. We four writers often feel “lucky” when our turn comes up, and the episode coincides with a subject that we are particularly fond of, or close to; Donna, a Halloween aficionado, recently had the privilege to review that always-fun episode; Suri has gotten many of the pivotal, “bigger-picture” one-hour episodes, that she gleefully tackles. Kevin has also gotten many of the more “introspective” relationship shows, that he is able to skillfully dissect. And me? I feel lucky, because as a bartender, I got “Christmas Wishes,” the episode where people get drunk and act stupid, and I get to comment authoritatively on the poor judgment of those that are pouring the drinks, along with the over-indulgers. I would have cut Erin and Meredith off long before, but then we wouldn’t have had much of an episode, would we? Read on »
Tomorrow night, for the first time ever, Andrew Banes Bernard will don the Santa suit for The Office holiday party. It used to always be Michael (as part of his Regional Manager’s duties), except for the one year that Jim let Phyllis be Santa. So I think we’ll see a different spin for the party this year. Can Andy live up to legend? We shall see, but apparently he has a surprise guest to wow everyone with. Also, Robert has to deal with some issues of his own after last week’s episode. An Office Christmas party might be just what he needs to help him with his woes.
For those who don’t want to be spoiled, clips are after the jump:
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Mrs. California was, in a word…wonderful. I only seem surprised because the premise of this episode did not interest me in the least. But this episode turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. Color this long-time fan happy. Read on »
Since Bob made mention of the fantastic deleted scene involving Vance Refrigeration, I thought it would be fun to post it here as well as the other deleted scene regarding Dwight’s Gym; equally as funny. These scenes should definitely have made the final cut, but at least we get to enjoy them after the show airs:
Jim plays hide and seek on Stanley’s birthday. I personally prefer duck, duck, goose; but it wasn’t my party.
Join Dwight’s Gym, but don’t expect a shower. I belong to Lucille Roberts, they don’t have a shower either.
Is it just me, or do you think that Dwight really meant to say the BO of it all at the end of that scene?
~Suri (aka HDF)
Every new Office episode offers the frightening possibility of a paucity of Scrantonicity; a scarcity of sightings that will render this column moot. One day I just might have to throw in the towel, and sadly say “Nothing to see here… move along.” I actually thought it was a bad sign that the title was “Mrs. California.” I would have felt better if it was called “Mrs. Pennsylvania.” But no matter; thanks to the enthusiastic prop department, there was just enough new stuff to keep me going; so once again, here I go… Read on »
Which, incidentally, is the name of tonight’s new episode. For anyone who’d like a quick taste of what’s in store for tonight and doesn’t mind being a bit spoiled, two sneak peaks are after the jump.
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