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Thursday Night Open Chat
2007-01-04 17:12
by Jon Weisman

Talk about The Office or whatever you like. Just remember - no spoliers from future episodes, no mention of "scenes from next week."

I might check in after about 11 p.m.

2007-01-04 20:44:21
1.   bhsportsguy
JoeyP should be very pleased with tonight's episode.
2007-01-04 20:58:21
2.   bhsportsguy
I missed what Jim and Pam talked about, I have a guess but would like someone to fill me in. Thanks.
2007-01-04 21:06:31
3.   Greg Brock
Jim was not happy with Karen's choice of apartment, a mere two blocks away. Pam talked to him on behalf of Karen (unasked) and told him to lighten up. She took the apartment, and all was well with Karen and Jim.

This did not make Pam happy.

2007-01-04 21:07:53
4.   Greg Brock
Dwight's soft side was both touching and, well, pure Dwight.

"So, you're PMS'ing pretty hard then?"

2007-01-04 21:10:56
5.   bhsportsguy
Is it me or does Karen's blouse always seem to be unbuttoned one too many.
2007-01-04 21:11:55
6.   bhsportsguy
Jan could not have known about the picture. Also the thought on Michael being someone's love slave is a bit much.
2007-01-04 21:12:46
7.   Greg Brock
Is it me or does Karen's blouse always seem to be unbuttoned one too many

I have absolutely no problem with it personally.

2007-01-04 21:13:12
8.   Andrew Shimmin
5- Well, she's no Mary Landrieu, but yeah, I'm guessing that's just you.
2007-01-04 21:18:38
9.   Greg Brock
Pam crying was a punch to the gut. What a bummer.

Oddly, the destruction of Michael's steel drum hit me harder. Michael sure did love that steel drum.

2007-01-04 21:29:23
10.   bhsportsguy
8 Nice memory.

7 No problem, just wondering if I was just imagining it. Its like the waitress switch in the Christmas episode, you think you see something but you are never quite sure.

Watch out for Roy making his comeback move on Pam.

2007-01-04 21:35:24
11.   Bob Timmermann
Roy does seem to be coming around. And I believe the actor's name is listed in the opening credits now too.
2007-01-04 21:37:41
12.   dzzrtRatt
10 Yeah, except Roy said something un-endearing to her. That's why she laughed, I think.

You all know that Karen is played by the woman who appeared with Dave Chappelle in the bit about the Love Contract:

You guys have probably been all over this already.

2007-01-04 21:41:24
13.   Andrew Shimmin
10- Some things are too traumatic to forget.
2007-01-04 21:46:35
14.   bhsportsguy
13 Like the Juan Pierre contract.
2007-01-04 21:52:22
15.   Greg Brock
I think that we all know that there is some real mania going on inside that head of Jan's.

Wow. She is sufficiently damaged to be the perfect match for Michael.

2007-01-04 21:58:18
16.   Bob Timmermann
And I just saw an episode of "Freaks and Geeks" with Rashida Jones in it. Interestingly, cast as an Italian back then.
2007-01-04 22:03:18
17.   Andrew Shimmin
16- Trouble maker.

Pam needs a friend to explain to her that having to talk Jim into being okay with whatshername's moving in down the block means whatshername is on her way out.

2007-01-04 22:03:57
18.   Greg Brock
Never saw Freaks and Geeks, though I heard nothing but raves about it. I'm kind of bummed I missed it when I did.

I know Judd Apatow was EP, which means it was probably pretty darn good.

2007-01-04 22:06:59
19.   Greg Brock
Karen. Her name is Karen. This Jim/Pam/Karen need not turn adversarial, Andrew. Jim and Pam belong together, but Karen is good people.

Karen can date Toby. Kidding.

2007-01-04 22:11:50
20.   Andrew Shimmin
19- Yeah, I'm sure Sharon is a perfectly good person, whom I wish nothing but blah blah blah blah blah. Listen, I look at it like this: you're either with Pam, or with the terrorists.
2007-01-04 22:16:26
21.   Greg Brock
Andrew is the founder of the militant wing of the Jim/Pam shippers.

The Jam Liberation Front.

2007-01-04 22:26:50
22.   Bob Timmermann
You're a wee too young to fully appreciate "Freaks and Geeks", but I give you my blessing to get the DVDs.
2007-01-04 22:29:17
23.   Greg Brock
Bob's old enough to tell people their not old enough to appreciate stuff.
2007-01-04 22:40:34
24.   Greg Brock
The show was set in the late seventies or early eighties, right?
2007-01-04 22:41:07
25.   Bob Timmermann
Some of us remember the Ford Administration.

Others were born after that great time in American history.

2007-01-04 22:41:57
26.   Bob Timmermann
The show is set in 1981.
2007-01-04 22:45:32
27.   Greg Brock
Reagan/Mondale is my first real memory of understanding politics and government. I remember watching Iran-Contra hearings when I was eight or nine.

I remember being far more impressed with Brendan Sullivan, North's counsel, than a nine year old should be. Heady days indeed.

2007-01-04 23:01:31
28.   Bob Timmermann
Iran/Contra! You call that a scandal! That was a mild disagreement.

In my days, we watched Sam Ervin instead of cartoons! And we liked it!

2007-01-04 23:52:44
29.   Voxter
For those not old enough to comprehend Mr Timmermann's reference, it is to the senator who lead the Watergate Commission. I happen to have read his report. It was, uh, good.

I was born in 1980. I think anybody over the age of 18 is old enough to appreciate "Freaks and Geeks". But if you get too worked up over the Judd Apatow connection, you might be disappointed. It was, uh, a different sort of venture for him.

That said, I would also reccomend the 16 or so episodes of "Undeclared" that managed to get made. For one thing, you'll see Seth Rogan in a way you've never seen him before.

On the subject of "The Office": When Pam cried & Dwight tried to comfort her, well -- I cried, too, and then I laughed. One should never drink before watching "The Office".

2007-01-05 10:07:47
30.   dzzrtRatt
Ah, Brendan Sullivan. The man who introduced me to the zen-like plaint: "I am not a potted plant."

But did you know, movie fans, that Arthur Liman, who was the senate's top counsel during Iran-Contra and interrogated North, is the father of Doug Liman, famous movie director?

2007-01-05 10:08:49
31.   dzzrtRatt
30 I should say "was." Arthur Liman has passed on to the great courtroom in the sky.

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