Well, it looks like fellow LITO-ite Donna will be getting an early birthday present. It seems that in addition to Mindy Kaling leaving, B. J. Novak and the character of Ryan Howard are also departing The Office. Poor Donna… we at LITO know how much you LOVE Ryan. And for the non-regulars who might be checking this out… that was sarcasm.
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The figures are rolling in, and they’re not pretty. Humorologists around the world are concerned that, ever since Steve Carell left “The Office,” a disturbing trend has developed: the number of times someone delivers the punchline “That’s what she said” is off by about 80% from just last year. “That’s what she said,” also know by its acronym TWSS, has been a very popular “go-to” line at parties and social gatherings throughout the world, ever since the debut of the NBC TV show “The Office.” Steve Carell starred as the inept manager Michael Scott, and he would liberally sprinkle his discourse with the line, whenever an irresistible “double entendre” would pop up in the show’s dialogue. The TWSS would often fall flat, or be considered “wildly inappropriate” in a business context, which would only add to the “awkward moment,” a mainstay of the show’s humor. This endearing quality of the TWSS, that it doesn’t necessarily have to be traditionally “funny,” gave hope to would-be comedians everywhere, that they too might one day “get a laugh” from their friends and co-workers. Read on »