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... chat time!
Ah, the mind of Dwight.
Chat is Dead.
Very hormonal episode.
"What up, spin-sters..."
The line of the night for me was:
"Didn't Ben Franklin have syphilis?"
"Yeah, but I don't."
And -- how soon we forget -- Dwight in a bra.
Oh, and yes, how Roy finds Pam's art sexy and wouldn't go near the stripper. Perfect.
12 - The one of about 15 huge steaks cooked on a George Foreman Grill in about 15 minutes. I hope he likes 'em rare.
The set-up was good---stripper comes to the office.
But now I'm thinking, ok the stripper will come, be all over Michael..Jan makes a surprise visit, and then were left with how Michael talks himself out of it...Perfectly entertaining storyline right there.
Instead, it just sort of died with Michael very weakly escaping trouble through a phone call we barely hear.
Jim-Pam-Karen...end it now. Please. Before the 3rd season is over. Its not funny. I watch The Office to laugh. More funny, less drama. Please.
Kevin just staring at the stripper, and Dwight texting "Kinda" to Michael's "Is she hot" question were pretty good.
The Ben Franklin thing was too out there for me. Not my type of humor.
1) it wasn't predictible in the way you expected.
2) it spent too much time on drama, though you didn't like the entire plot that went for laughs.
3) the central romantic storyline is taking time away from you not laughing at the funny stuff.
I'm not sure what show on today offers more laughs, but I guess it's not working for you - which is fine, of course - the show isn't everyone's cup of tea. But week after week, you come in with criticisms on most aspects of the show that don't feature Jan, leaving me with the overall impression that you'd be happier just spending a half-hour here:
It is a show of subtext, where we all know the actual dynamics and are able to interpret that none of the characters are being totally honest. I find that amusing, even laugh out loud funny at times.
PS Dwight ordering the stripper was hilarious, and Jim's choosing a blond was another example of subtext.
"I think of myself as a character actress. I enjoy characters," Melora utters while trying to downplay her penchent for being cast as the sexy vamp.
Did she really "utter" those words "while trying to downplay her penchent...?" That's a strange image. "Sorry if I'm too hot. I'll try to get a handle on my vampiness."
Her husband is named "Gildart." What's a "gildart?" It sounds like a weapon you'd use to kill a shark.
"Are you interested in Jim?"
"Oh yeah." (My jaw dropped here)
"You are interested in Jim?"
"What, no, no, it was worded funny."
Seinfeld, if you count syndication.
I hated it when "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" had episodes that didn't revolve around Gordie, the weatherman.
I hated it when "The Bob Newhart Show" had episodeds that didn't revolve around Dr. Bernie Tupperman.
What I was most pleased with was that Scrubs was funny again. Going into Kelso's head worked out surprisingly well and Janitor's rabbit salt and pepper shaker was classic. I don't think it's a coincidence that they strayed away from the baby plotlines and finally came up with a funny episode.
It was brilliantly awkward, just like a day in that office would feel if that were ones real life. The office captures the awkward fun of life better than any other show. And of course who doesn't love former President Ben Franklin? ;)
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