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In the Corners of The Office
2006-09-14 21:24
by Jon Weisman

An underrated aspect of The Office: the bitter hatred between Michael and Toby. From the 2005-06 season finale:

"Why are you the way that you are? .... I hate, so much, about the way that you choose to be."

"I'm not going to lie to you. It felt really good to take money from Michael. I'm going to chase that feeling."

In addition, there's Jim as the 21st-century Alex Reeger from Taxi: "That'll make me feel better about not having dreams."

2006-09-18 08:34:02
1.   Benaiah
I think that one of the best things about the show is how all of the characters have interactions that are loaded. Everyone seemingly has an opinion about everyone else and a history. Thus, when you see little things like when Ryan got yelled at by Stanley for hitting on his daughter (allegedly, and obviously not really), you are dying laughing because you know how reserved Stanley usually is, while Ryan is caught both in a terrible job and a horrible relationship with Kelly. The only character I don't enjoy is Creed, but that is personal preference. Even though the show is so over the top, the tender moments of the characters (obviously Jim and Pam, but also Dwight and Angela, Oscar and Kevin in their boys will be boys way). Just a great show. I didn't think there was a chance that it could live up to the British version, but I think that it really hits home in a way that the British version missed (though the Brit Office is still probably funnier).
2006-09-18 12:45:15
2.   Rainman
That line from Michael to Toby was probably the funniest moment of season two to me... it cemented his hatred for Toby, but also gave insight into his "the world is against me" fatalist view... I nearly busted a gut when I heard that the first time.
2006-09-18 14:35:38
3.   Greg Brock
The Office is such a layered and deep show that it remains one of the few programs I can watch over and over.

Every character has a certain type of relationship with each other, so much "under the radar" dialogue, and just laugh out loud moments.

Rainn Wilson, whom I enjoyed on SFU, is a total revelation as a comedic actor. Timing, mannerisms, everything. Just unbelievable.

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