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That was terrible...And yet, it advances the cause.
Dwight popping up at the end there was pretty dang hilarious. Overall a good episode, somewhere in the middle overall for the series.
I was surprised by Roy, but I don't think he's nuts. He had a great life, after a fashion. Wonderful woman he didn't deserve, but who was willing to marry him, anyway. Sure it's cosmically just that Jim helped Pam realize that she could do better but Roy's picking up the tab, in whole, on that.
Kevin--"Give me some room...Its complicated"..and Creed's "I run a fake ID company out of the back of my trunk"...excellent.
Dwight being Dwight was pretty good.
Karen messing with Jim's mind..that was cool.
The only thing that didnt work was Roy going nuts, but then again I still thought that was funny bc his brother started trashing the bar with him. For whatever reason, I even laughed at that.
Michael and Jan stuff was good, although I think they are funnier when they arent together and Jan is just bossing Michael around in the business setting.
I hope Andy comes back soon too.
It was extremely funny.
However, I think the humor here came at a cost. To put the main characters into the wider world and to show that they are freaks compared with normal people kind of misses the point of "The Office," which is that the business world is full of people like this, and so Michael, Jan, Dwight, Karen, Creed, Phyllis, Angela would not stand out. I thought this line got crossed Thursday night, especially with Dwight's tour of the house and his appearance in the kid's bedroom.
(By comparison, think of Gilligan's Island. The castaways were odd, but then so was everybody else who happened to land on their island.)
Actually, now I realize I'm of three minds. Jan's character is getting so fascinatingly strange. Michael says something infuriatingly embarassing and her first impulse is to boink him in the CFO's guest bathroom? I've known people like this! From looking at her website, I suspect the actress playing Jan is a little like this herself.
11 I agree that Jan's character is getting strange. I wasn't quite sure, however, if her impulse was to boink Michael in the bathroom, or if she was deliberately trying to make the point that all the inappropriate things Michael was saying were about as inappropriate as the two of them getting it on in the bathroom at the party. Then again, maybe it is Michael's tendency to be inappropriate that attracts her to him in the first place.
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