Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Dang, The Office was funny last night. And it was packing all its usual strengths - endaring romance, and an ending that redeemed all for their sins and fears. It is just a work of art.
Pam's story of her aunt's death was clever. Ryan's topper about his cousin Mufasa was nothing short of brilliant.
I could go on and on. I just love the show.
(This deeply thought-out post is just so indicative of how evolved Screen Jam is, isn't it?)
I really like that they have shaken up the Jim and Pam dynamic, and their relationship is complicated by the new love interests and the reinvention of Roy. Even though they aren't around each other, everything they do reminds me of their eventual reunion.
I love that some of the background characters have really come to the fore this season. Kelly is good for a laugh or two every episode (when Michael went to comfort her this episode, only to inevitably find out she was crying about Ryan), Ryan has escaped from just being a foil for Kelly and Michael and is funny in his own right and Pam has essentially gone from a co-conspirator with Jim to head provocateur in his absence.
Finally, I love that the show always finds deeper wells of emotion to demonstrate the humanity of the characters in the farce. Michael is a terrible boss and person, but he is not without emotional depth. Last night it was clear that what really bothered him was that a surrogate of himself had died. The dispassionate response of the others pointed out the real standing of the boss in the office and so he was forced to overreact to try and stir up the feeling he felt was missing.
Like you said, I could, and did, go on and on because I absolutely love the show.
Am I correct that no one in the show connected the fact that Ed Truck was killed by a truck?
I guess that's the last we'll see of Ken Howard in Scranton.
3- Dwight's resorbing his twin fetus, and, consequently having the strength of a grown man AND a fetus was my favorite. Do I regret that? No.
Michael: "His capa was detated!"
Where's the Battlestar post I was promised? Last night was a big-time cliff-hanger. Best part of the show was Six putting on her panties though.
I refused to watch the show because it was based on a stupid sci-fi crapfest from the late 70's, and then I got it on iTunes, and it is far and away the best show on television.
Wow. I don't think it's great by any stretch, but I never figured it for a one and done show. What a blow to NBC's plans.
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