May 14, 2013 at 6:10 am #276589
Now that NBC’s The Office is ending it’s 9 year run ( through the highs and the lows) I thought we should pay tribute to the show that we have loved once in our lives. And to commemorate them, i would like to start a topic of your favourite episode, quote, character, cold open or scene from The Office.
Denitely THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID.May 14, 2013 at 6:51 am #276591
Yeah, the show is really ending now. The final two episodes have been great, a little long thanks to all that extra time, but definitely brought back a lot of things we had to deal with during the show’s run. The funniest and most sentimental thing had to be Dwight finally becoming Manager and all his play with Jim as his Assistant TO and then Dwight becoming his own assistant to his assistant. That was just genius and huge full circle moment for the show.
My favorite cold open has to be the one where Dwight traps everybody in the office so they can learn about fire hazzards and evacuation. That damn cat being thrown into the ceiling only to fall down from it seconds later was insane.
The Halloween cold opens were always great.
Episode, I really don’t know where to start, but I always end up going back to the secret santa episodes or Gay Witch Hunt which I thought was just perfect. I’m sure I got more, but those are the ones that have stuck with me.May 14, 2013 at 11:53 am #276592
Yeah, it would be pretty hard to make choices for my fav episodes ever. The best seasons were 2,3,5,7,9.
I’ve said it before, but the show deserves a Comedy Series nomination again this year. It’s been incredible. It’s having one of the best final seasons I’ve seen of every show. Rainn Wilson and John Krasinski deserves a nod for his work in “AARM”, and I’d give Jenna Fischer the win for her heavy-lifting she’s been doing all season. She’s been carrying the emotional weight of the show’s final season, and doing it wonderfully.May 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm #276593
If The Office had finished at “Goodbye Michael” it would have had a spot in my personal favorite shows of all time. Those 7 years were truly terrific comedy. Unfortunately I can’t help but have my overall view of the series tarnished by the last two seasons. Mostly season 8. I’m sorry, but James Spader compeltely, and i mean COMPLETELY ruined season 8 for me. He was awful.
Season 9 has been an improvement, especially these last few episodes. And I am starting to realize just how damn terrific this show used to be. I like how we’re getting lots of emotionally satisfying character moments. If I had one criticism, it would be that I think Jim and Pam’s marriage woes were sort of resolved abruptly, but I suppose it’s understandable given the fact that the writers are clearly going for the happy ending.
What I loved about this show is how everyone is so specific and although each character has their own quicks and catchphrases and whatnot, they each manage to seem fully realized at the same time. One of my favorite characters has to be Angela. I think she’s been so funny to watch over the years. And Kinsey’s performance this season has been terrific.
One of my favorite arcs of the show, was in season 5 when Pam and Michael left Dunder MIfflin and started their own company. I know that arc got a lot of criticism by some, but I personally loved it, and it was one of the most memorable to me.
The moment that made me laugh the hardest would have to be the episode “Stress Relief” in season 5. I believe it was the superbowl episode. The cold open was pure comedy, I think I was actually in physical pain from laughing so hard. What really did it for me in that scene was the part when Angela threw her cat up into the ceiling area, and it fell back down behind her. I was howling with laughter.
No matter what your thoughts are on post-Michael Scott The Office, it will truly be sad to say goodbye to one of the most iconic Comedy Series of the last decade. This and 30 Rock (which I consider to be the greatest comedy of all time) BOTH ending this season is too much. I am probably going to be in a state of disbelief and denial when the finale airs, lol.May 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm #276594
How did John Krasinski not land a single nomination for this role?
I saw all of the first seven seasons, but I only watched the first two episodes last season. This season, I came back and saw all nine fall episodes, but the show was still really subpar so I did not come back for the 2013 episodes, but the show has apparently gotten good again.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."May 16, 2013 at 4:59 am #276595
A little blog post.
I love this show through thick and thin. Even at its worst, I have nothing but adoration and appreciation for this wonderful show.May 16, 2013 at 5:48 am #276596
A little blog post.
I love this show through thick and thin. Even at its worst, I have nothing but adoration and appreciation for this wonderful show.
love your blog.
tomorrow’s episode is gonna hurt like a mother*uckerMay 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm #276597
Read Alan Sepinwall’s tribute at http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching/the-office-a-look-back-at-a-brilliant-volatile-comedy-mix.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."May 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm #276598
I liked Sepinwall’s assessment. Respectful, yet realistic. Definitely fitting for such a legendary show.
Mose is here. All is well.May 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm #276599
I just want to say, as someone who has seen little to no episodes of the Office, that in having only watched the last ten minutes or so of the finale, I wept like a baby. If that doesn’t say something about a show man, than I don’t know what does.May 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm #276600
I just want to say, as someone who has seen little to no episodes of the Office, that in having only watched the last ten minutes or so of the finale, I wept like a baby. If that doesn’t say something about a show man, than I don’t know what does.
Errrr, what did you say, Lex? You need to get on those episodes of “The Office” ASAP. One of the best comedies of ALL TIME. 🙂May 16, 2013 at 7:42 pm #276601
[quote=”Lex4589″]I just want to say, as someone who has seen little to no episodes of the Office, that in having only watched the last ten minutes or so of the finale, I wept like a baby. If that doesn’t say something about a show man, than I don’t know what does.
Errrr, what did you say, Lex? You need to get on those episodes of “The Office” ASAP. One of the best comedies of ALL TIME. :)[/quote]
Marathon commencing in 3…2…1…May 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm #276602
That’s what she said.May 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm #276603
The final episode was a bit like Goodbye Michael. Not as good as it should’ve been, but it did get to the point in the end and got me crying like an idiot.
The final 10 minutes were perfect and the reunion with everybody in the office was great. Michael comming back, with the little storyline they got him to do, and with the fantastic final That’s What She Said, it was amazing.
I don’t understand why it was mentioned so many times that it was “six months ago” and then the episodes starts with “a year later”. That was weird. And Angela’s baby, in a year, he grew…nothing. Not even a little bit.May 17, 2013 at 11:49 am #276604
My favorite television program of all time. Only show I have purchased all DVDs of and watch on a regular basis without a problem. I have my fingers crossed for a goodbye Comedy Series Emmy nom. I want someone to be able to talk for the series (like Mullally did for Will and Grace in their final season) at the Emmys, but in terms of actors I don’t think any will make it in. Did Krasinski submit in Lead? He might have a shot there.
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