Archive for March 2012
3 deleted scenes have been released to tide us over until April. I actually think they are pretty good stand alone scenes that, if included, could have raised the grade of the episode a bit. Here they are, you decide:
Ryan thinks a good place to look for Andy would be the morgue, it’s a real thing:
Kevin steals a scene from Good Will Hunting, sort of:
Andy takes a page from Michael’s book and decides to never give up. That or become a long-haul trucker:
At the end of “Get The Girl,” Nellie Bertram is all alone, puttering around the office, and muttering to herself. She is honestly assessing her modest “talents,” saying things like “I don’t work particularly hard; most of my ideas are unoriginal or total crap. Yet, I walked right into a job…” Hey, that sounds like me, talking to myself while I’m writing “Scrantonicity.” Well, that’s the American dream right there, isn’t it? It may be totally random, but here goes: Scrantonicity-istically speaking, what is there to get about “Get The Girl?” Read on »
Much like the cold opening of this week’s episode, I’d have to call this one a complete bust. I could give you the natural or the sexual metaphor, but they would both sound a lot like, this episode made as much sense as a mating ritual between a rhinoceros and a Sasquatch. To quote both Jim and Nellie, “What is going on?“ I thought we had gotten out of our poor episode slump, but sadly, the losing streak continues.
Maybe it’s because I watched the episode late last night after returning home from the circus with my family, but this episode seemed more like a three-ring circus to me.
For many Office episodes, I’ve joked that I needed a fine-tooth comb to find any “Scrantonicity.” Well, for “Last Day In Florida,” I’ve had to dust off my electron microscope to search for signs of Scranton. Luckily, the prop department did include some Tallahassee-centric product placements, which are worthy of mention. And, as usual, I have a personal observation or two that may be of interest to somebody. So… what about that “Last Day In Florida?” Read on »
As I’ve mentioned before, I have this theory about “The Office”: the quality of the “cold opening” sets the tone for the rest of the episode. A great show usually follows a great cold opening. A weak cold opening very often predisposes me to be, uh… “unreceptive” to that show’s charms. The “Last Day In Florida” is a perfect example of this theory. The cold opening involves the workers in the Dunder-Mifflin office deciding whether or not they want to open Dwight’s “treasure” box; a box he specifically told them not to open in his absence. Finally, Creed (foolishly/naively) opens the treasure box, and discovers only an innocuous group photo… which makes everyone sigh in relief… until the Indiana-Jones-ish trap detonates, and a poison dart just misses Creed’s head. Ooo-kay. There is a scene in this show where Gabe comments on Dwight and Nellie’s presentation by gushing “I’m not just saying this, but that’s the best thing I ever saw.” Well… I’m not just saying this, but that’s the worst cold opening in the history of “The Office.” This was not a good omen for the episode. Read on »
It’s time for Dwight to show his stuff folks. The Sabre Store is opening today. Dwight is in charge. And if he does a good job, boss Nellie will make him the vice president! That’s a lot of pressure for our Dwight. Can he handle it? Well, read this recap and find out!
The episode begins with Dwight orchestrating the opening of the new Sabre store. He is really hoping to impress boss Nellie and become the company’s new vice-president. He has Ryan tying knots on hanging billboard strings because his “tiny fingers” can do it best. Also involved in creating the perfect opening-day atmosphere is Erin—oh excuse me…”Tabitha”. She is dressed as a “hipster”. She is in a pop-tent camping out in front of the store to generate buzz. And, it’s working! Well, not really. There are a few hobos camped out nearby though. Read on »
“The Office” is smack dab in the middle of a story arc that features significant action taking place in Tallahassee, Florida. So, I knew darn well that episodes like “Test The Store” were going to, uh… test my mettle when it comes to sniffing out any Scrantonicity. Of course, I’ve also been on the lookout for signs of “Tallahassee-icity,” and I’ve had some luck finding those. (Thanks to LITO reader “Tallahassee Matt” for your observations.) So, my mettle having been tested, let’s get right to it; because, as the Sabre store slogan cryptically states: “The Infinite Future Is Now.” Read on »