I had some really high hopes for this episode, knowing that all the crazy characters from Dwight’s life were going to be making an appearance. I really expected the mix of Rolf, Trevor, Mose, The Babysitter from The Dinner Party and even that little weasel that used to work with Ryan at Corporate, Troy, to really bring a large dose of ROLF – Rolling on the Laughing Floor. Even Sensei Ira from The Fight was there, even though he didn’t say anything at all. Well, that didn’t really happen. It was all just kind of strange and awkward. I suppose each of these characters can be funny on an individual basis, but too many weirdos at once just ruin it. Read on »
This episode left me literally scratching my head. It brought me back to my school girl days when frequent lice epidemics would break out and half the school would be out with head lice or nits (lice eggs). The lucky few of us that were not at home at the mercy of their bottle of Quell or RID, were in school wearing head scarves and plastic bagging our coats and hats; much like Erin does in this episode. I had never heard of the mayonnaise remedy until Erin, who suddenly becomes the office expert, brings it up. A quick Google search revealed that people do actually use this to get rid of lice; you can view the article I found here. Our mothers became expert head checkers as an army of people were needed for mandatory daily lice check. Routinely, lice check was done once a month as a preventative measure, even when there was no outbreak. Lucky for me, I never contracted head lice in all my years in school; something about my hair not be the right color to attract the blood sucking little critters. One nit was found on my sister once. My mother went crazy washing and drying every article of clothing and linen in the house. Of course my sister was treated with Quell and was then taken to a professional nit picker (usually a certified nurse); no more nits were found but my mother still made her get a short boy’s hair cut. It took six months to grow back out. I can’t imagine how long it will take Meredith to regrow her beautiful red hair. Needless to say, I really could relate to this episode, so on to the recap. Read on »
I can’t believe this is my first recap of the final season of The Office. Just look at this bunch of goofy characters; I’m going to miss them so much **Sniff**. Well enough of my lamenting, we still have plenty of season left to enjoy. Apparently, there is still much we have yet to learn about our favorite group of misfit co-workers. For example: Nellie does have a softer side, Pam really hates rhubarb pie, Kevin can actually do math in his head (but only when pie is involved), lastly, that the writers have the ability to make the office crew look like a bunch of infantile campers by putting a whole lot of chanting into one script. That’s really my only complaint, other than that, I thought the episode was a good one and Kevin had some really great lines, even though they all pertained to pie. So let’s get right to it, shall we?
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I was somewhat disappointed by “Roy’s Wedding.” I somehow got the crazy notion that it would primarily be about Roy’s wedding, which I was really looking forward to. Instead, after just a few minutes of a tantalizing reception, The Office shifted into two subpar subplots; one apparently is the beginning of a (groan) lengthy story arc, with the new guy Pete competing with Andy for Erin’s flighty affections. The other unfunny subplot involved the Taliban, and Dwight wielding a meat cleaver, and Nellie being annoying as usual. In my opinion, this episode could be a near-classic, with some judicious editing. I’m guessing there will be a bunch of deleted scenes from the wedding reception that should have been included; funny stuff like Bob Vance’s unhinged smooch with Phyllis. Edit the wedding scenes in, and edit the dreaded Taliban out. Chop those scenes. Use a meat cleaver if necessary. Read on »
The show opens with a very excited Erin entering the office. She’s happy because her boyfriend Andy is on his way back from a summer Outward Bound trip. New Sabre owner, David Wallace, sent him there to be more assertive and decisive. David sent his own son as well. Andy told Erin that they “both grew up a lot” this summer. Read on »
I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I found out the title of this episode was “Turf War.” I was a little concerned that Andy might try to go out and start his own paper company a la Michael Scott. Having been down that road before, I hardly thought the writers would try going there again. But it seems Andy has loftier goals in mind here: a little thing known as corporate espionage. So not exactly the same as opening a rival paper company, but kind of a take over from within, all the while saving his favorite company. Andy has some business chops after all; I like it.
I also loves me some Jim/Dwight pranks and camaraderie, which we were treated to plenty of in this episode starting with the cold opening.
Jim meets up with Gabe in the kitchen attempting to mix himself a protein shake. Dwight enters and challenges Gabe to eat the powder dry, which he then does, causing him to spit most of it all over the kitchen. Dwight and Gabe argue about the merits of biceps versus core and while Jim is enjoying witnessing their exchange, he can’t help himself and suggests that the only way to determine who is stronger is by a classic thigh curl contest. Read on »
As Season Eight of The Office winds down, fans of the show seem restless. On the ‘net, they are hotly debating the validity of the various story arcs. They’re not shy about expressing their feelings toward the newer characters; I’m hearing a lot of “Negative Nellies” out there. And they are wondering about the direction of Season Nine, or if there should even be a Season Nine. Well, all I know is that this will be my last episode recap of the season, and all I was concerned with as the show unfolded was this: Did they put the “fun” in “Fundraiser?” Read on »
Hello all! Sorry this recap is so late. I actually just finished watching the episode for the first time. And I have to say, I really liked it. There were a few parts that made me actually laugh out loud. Of course this episode dealt with um…mature-themes, and I’m not known for being very adult about such things. Which basically means I giggled my butt off at all the inappropriate times. Not a mature thing to do, I know, but if you’re anything like lil ol’ immature me, I bet you enjoyed this episode too. 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.
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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 »