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2007-04-26 22:02
by Jon Weisman

Season finale for 30 Rock, plus other delectables ...

Update: The Office was hysterical. And it was great to see Kelly and Creed showcased at their jobs.

2007-04-26 23:10:13
1.   mintxcore
the cold open and the extra scene at the end were hilarious. i almost wanted to see that for an entire episode haha.
2007-04-26 23:36:09
2.   Bob Timmermann
Kelly's motivational technique to get Angela to improve her customer service skills was great.

It's sort of like how I operate at work.

2007-04-27 00:14:39
3.   Greg Brock
The Dwight and Jim stuff was hilarious. Real laugh out loud type stuff. And I'm always amazed to see how they can expand Creed's ridiculous personality. The guy is just an opportunist and a creep and a criminal, and yet so funny.

Andy being creeped out for all of five seconds before getting jealous about his underaged girlfriend was priceless.

Beer me that CD...

2007-04-27 08:03:38
4.   Benaiah
God Beer me strength.

The bookends were the funniest part of the episode, but the middle was a little slack. It is a bizarre episode that features as much Angela, Kelly and Creed as Pam, Jim or Michael. Still, it was a solid entry and a good placeholder. None of the relationship issues came up, but that is probably for the best right now. There are what, two episodes left?

2007-04-27 08:06:00
5.   Benaiah
The funniest moment of the night though, was on Scrubs. spoiler The endless scene of J.D. trying to pay for an Appletini with Elliot and her friend staring at him killing me. It kept building on itself and building on itself, and Zach Braff just killed it.
2007-04-27 08:28:39
6.   Marty
Those are the money beets.
2007-04-27 08:50:31
7.   Benaiah
6 - May I point out that the sex appeared to be consensual; both animals were smiling.

If I could leave you with one thought, remember, it wasn't me. They are trying to make me an escape goat. If I am fired, I swear to god, that every single piece of copier paper in this town is going to have the F-word on it. The F-word. You have one day.

2007-04-27 08:56:21
8.   Benaiah
This day is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S, this day is bananas, B-A-N-A …
2007-04-27 09:20:45
9.   Jon Weisman
Yeah, the middle wasn't slack. Including the outrageous moments where Andy and Michael were losing it, the humor just kept on coming.
2007-04-27 09:30:34
10.   Benaiah
9 - I guess slack isn't the right word, it was just all over the place. It was like a sketch rather than a show. This was the first episode in a long time that didn't move the ball forward even an inch in any of the existing plots. It was funny though.
2007-04-27 09:34:20
11.   Jon Weisman
10 - Well, it didn't advance Jim-Pam, but I still disagree about it being a sketch not a show. Strong A plot about the watermark crisis, springing B plots about Kelly and the accountants, Creed, Andy, and Michael's press conference. Show had a really strong thruline.
2007-04-27 10:17:35
12.   Penarol1916
Thought The Office was great, I don't mind when the plot fails to advance forward on this show (unlike certain other shows that shall remain nameless) almost every character was funny, and while the middle of the show was not quite as funny as the bookends, I think very few things I have seen in the last few years have been quite that funny.

Also, I enjoyed last night's 30 Rock, pretty good show, I'm just worried about next how good next season would be if Alec Baldwin does in fact leave the show.

2007-04-27 10:23:13
13.   Marty
I thought this was the best episode this year. There's a Lebowskian amount of great lines in there.
2007-04-27 10:32:58
14.   Mike J
13. Agreed.

I described it to a friend as "Borat-Funny." Meaning, I laughed out loud roughly once per minute. It may be the funniest episode ever, certainly top 5.

And frankly, the less Pam-Jim subplot the better. It's not funny, and I like my comedies funny.

2007-04-27 11:05:41
15.   overkill94
I watched The Office last night and was disappointed, but I think it was more because I was in a bad mood due to the 2 1/2 hours it took me to get to the Dodger game (thus not getting a bobblehead) along with them choking the game than it was the actual episode.

Going back and watching it today it truly was a great episode. One thing that needs to be noted is the cue card briefly shown that Michael doesn't end up reading. It talks about him needing the job to pay his mortgage and stuff like that - very funny.

30 Rock was again not quite to my liking, maybe it just isn't the show for me.

Scrubs was pretty "meh" although the janitor was great again. I think I miss the JD/Turk interactions and I feel that JD's character is less wacky than he used to be (appletini hijinx aside). It could be that Zach Braff's movie success has lessened his fervor for Scrubs, but he just doesn't seem to have the same energy that he used to.

2007-04-27 11:22:17
16.   Marty
I just found out that Creed was once a member of the Grassroots.
2007-04-27 21:24:54
17.   Voxter
9 - Except for the part where it wasn't very funny. This episode felt incomplete, and while the laugh moments were BIG laughs (the mirroring bookends, Michael in a "that's-what-she-said" war with himself), most of it just didn't amuse me that much. I've had problems with this show in the past -- particularly in regards to the utter butchery it has made of the Jim-Pam storyline -- but almost never have I found it un-funny. This episode ended at what felt like the half-way point, and was about half as funny as the show usually is.
2007-04-29 12:52:02
18.   dzzrtRatt
I vote for: It was very funny.

Not every episode of the X-Files needed to have aliens, and not every episode of The Office needs a Jim & Pam moment. Here's to more Angela & Kelly moments.

I predict this episode will become a staple in every PR company's pitch for crisis preparation and management gigs. The press conference featured every mistake you can possibly make, while thinking you're doing the right thing.

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