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They did it!!
(Future Dwight knew they would.)
Kelly has outgrown her usefullness and entertainment value IMO. She is so annoying, and I know thats the way her character is meant to be, but I dont think it adds much to the show.
Also, hopefully Jim's flirtations with Karen at the Scranton branch will make Pam more interesting. Pam is too bland, non-engaging, boring IMO.
I think Jim/Pam are the "regular" types of the show, but at least Jim has had his practical jokes and shown some personality. Pam is just made out to be this perfect little quiet angel, and I just dont dig that. Hopefully Karen livens things up.
I think of the scene in the supermarket, when Jim challenges her to speak on the PA system. She has an absolute blast, until chastised by the store clerk. She then reverts to shy Pam.
We don't know Karen's backstory at all. Who has she gone out with in the past? How did she come in to this job?
Nobody wants to move to Scranton for no good reason.
They won't do that, of course, because Michael just needs to be the painful, yet fairly competent boss, but it would be an interesting development for awhile. It would definitely be fun to watch Michael have to be subservient to Jim.
My guess: .0000245
It was nice to see Karen's character developed a bit more with the two conversations about possibly going to Scranton (Re: 6, 8).
I re-watched last week's episode last night as well (roommate hadn't seen it yet) with her taking Jim home in the car, and the subtle difference in the dynamic of two people (a) at work, and (b) not at work was really well done. I think they really nailed it. I felt like I had been there...at least in similar situations.
Although, I've never worked with someone that I've infatuated as much as I am with Karen.
I've said this before, but I think the Jim-Dwight dynamic was the heart of the show for its first two seasons, and I'm excited to see that come back. Adding the much more volatile Andy into the mix could make it into a comedic powder-keg. I'm looking forward to it.
I sure hope so. If any actor would stay, it seems like he would.
So sayeth the Philosopher King.
I should not mention Michael Scott's gruesome death, then?
Just one of the many small, unimportant jokes that make me laugh my head off, and make the show what it is.
29 - Too many of those to count. I now take great pleasure in using the phrase "Catch 22" in non-Catch 22 situations as often as possible. The uncomfortable silences are astounding... and hilarious.
Knowing that, and admitting that I do, can only end badly for me. And yet, my innate need to prove I know things just cannot be suppressed.
Me Likey the Karen.
But then guys always like it when two attractive women are making moves on them, happens to me all the time.
As for Pam (Jenna), would not surprise me if she is named to People's list nexxt year.
We all love Pam, but Karen has got it going on. No more getting by on your Pamness, Pam. Time to earn it.
Hey Pam, you're perfect and all, but Karen is great too...And she doesn't need to sort it out...And she's gunning for your man.
Stop the charade, Pam. Be the Pam that we all want.
In the episode with the fire drill Roy mentioned that Angela was "Who he would do".
Angela once mentioned that she thought Roy was out of Pam's league.
And obviously there was a little tension last episode.
I think that this could be an emerging competiton to rival the Pam-Jim-Karen connection.
We'll see how Pam deals with it.
Such rules do not apply at Seattle Grace Hospital.
I always go for the regular cast member as opposed to the recurring guest star in these types of battles.
None of them were followed. Ever. Not even in the military, where it's really a big deal.
There is a rule like that in my workplace. And it's enforced.
2006: Mentioned as "Bob Timmerman of Screenjam" by frequent poster.
Toby would be enforcing a workplace rule about supervisors becoming involved with their subordinates not because he was spurned by Pam, but because he's the head of HR.
Then again, I've been through four sessions of supervisor training at work.
You know, Tailhook and all. Nothing like two hours of training, every two months.
After awhile, I was afraid to talk to my fiancee.
Now, looking back, I feel stupid for not having anticipated it. But it is so perfect!
- Jim has his big moment with Pam.
- Pam rebuffs him.
- Jim goes to Stamford.
- Jim winds up flirting with Karen.
- Stamford office is consolidated with Scranton.
- Jim returns, with Karen complicating what would seem like an otherwise clear path to Jim and Pam getting together!
Brilliant. In a sitcom sort of way.
"Sitcom" has become a pejorative term, at least to me. I like to think of The Office, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm as something else, something more.
I don't know, somebody come up with a good term for me. But sitcom just doesn't do it justice. Mockumentary has already been taken.
Docu-com? Comedyumentary? Laughitations? Giggleitude? Hand-helditations?
I don't know.
What if the story is serialized? "Ugly Betty" is likely going to be considered a comedy come Emmy time.
And for one of those latter-type shows (however you want to call it), The Office is pretty unusual in how it develops a storyline each week.
Ryan: "How many filet of fishes did you eat?"
Pam is a 30yr old woman that is 15yrs old on the inside.
Grow up Pam.
Her "i miss jim, i always dreamed of having a flower porch on my roof when i grew up".....---"throws up"..
I want The Office to continue to be great satire. Not a show of "awwwwwwwwwwww...jim and pam....how sweet"...puke.
If any two people have the best chemistry on that show, its Michael and Jan. I love their scenes.
Yeah Pam is a sweet girl, but at some point I'm saying to the TV screen and Pam in general..."grow up" and save the melo-drama for i dunno, an actual TV show about melo-drama lol.
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