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powerslave_85
04-26-2008, 12:43 PM
Discuss the brilliance of the show, favorite episodes, quotes, what have you. Also, make predictions about the last three episodes of the season. Is Toby really leaving? Is Ryan's drug problem going to get worse? Is Jim going to propose? I saw a thing on EW where Jenna Fischer said that next week we're going to learn something big about Pam that we didn't know. Should be interesting.

SomewhereInTime72
04-26-2008, 12:54 PM
I only really started watching it this past fall, during which time, I've become obsessed and watched every single episode. Still one of my favorite shows, god it is so fucking awesome.

Div
04-26-2008, 02:02 PM
Saw two eipsodes of this zany real life documentary about corporate whores; the basketball one, where the genius writers rehash the always funny and fresh joke about blacks being good at the game, and the episode where Lumberg pissed off Milton and he burns the place down. Oh wait, that last one was from a movie that was actually funny.

powerslave_85
04-26-2008, 02:07 PM
the basketball one, where the genius writers rehash the always funny and fresh joke about blacks being good at the gameWow, you really hit the nail on the head there :tp:

SirLardsAlot
04-26-2008, 02:51 PM
It's okay.

Maiden33
04-26-2008, 07:50 PM
It's okay.

Exactly. It's funny, but it's not the lord and savior to TV comedy that all its fanboys think it is.

DethMaiden
04-27-2008, 09:23 AM
It is the best show on television right now, hands down. I've never been genuinely disappointed by an episode.

Favorite line from the show? Probably:

Michael: "That would have showed him up. If I brought some burritos, or pad thai, or colored greens."
Stanley: "It's collard greens."
Michael: "No, that doesn't make any sense. We don't call you collard people."

or

Michael: "You don't call retarded people retards. You call your friend retards when they're acting retarded."

or (EDIT)

Michael: "I didn't mean gay like homosexual. I meant gay like bad at sports."

powerslave_85
04-27-2008, 09:55 AM
Some of my favorites:

Michael: "Toby works for corporate, so he's not really part of our family. He's also divorced, so he's not really part of his family either."

Pam (talking about "Take Your Daughter To Work Day"): "I just want one kid to like me, so I'm going to put extra candy on my desk so they'll come talk to me. *pause* Like the witch from Hansel and Gretel."

Dwight: "I don't have much experience with vampires. I have hunted werewolves. I shot one once, but by the time I got to it, it had turned back into my neighbors dog."

Jim: "You know I just realized, this is Pam's and my first night away together. I used to play it over in my head, and it was just a little bit different. Maybe a, uh, nice hotel, or a romantic dinner? Wine. But...wine that wasn't made out of beets. Didn't think Dwight would be involved at all. And, uh, I always imagined less manure. I mean, some manure, just...less."

ChildrenofSodom
04-27-2008, 11:26 AM
Its funny, but I dont think the obsession is warranted.

Div
04-27-2008, 12:19 PM
Still, I'll concede that there are worse (http://www.americanidol.com/) shows (http://www.familyguy.com/) to (http://abc.go.com/primetime/desperate/index?pn=index) be (http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml) obsessed (http://naruto.viz.com/) over (http://www.southparkstudios.com/).

JRA
04-27-2008, 12:38 PM
Still, I'll conceed that there are worse (http://www.americanidol.com/) shows (http://www.familyguy.com/) to (http://abc.go.com/primetime/desperate/index?pn=index) be (http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml) obsessed (http://naruto.viz.com/) over (http://www.southparkstudios.com/).

:lol: :fist:

Wrathchild_84
04-27-2008, 12:52 PM
I really liked the British version a lot so my expectations of the American version weren’t very high but when I started watching I was pleasantly surprised.

es156
04-27-2008, 01:32 PM
Still, I'll concede that there are worse (http://www.americanidol.com/) shows (http://www.familyguy.com/) to (http://abc.go.com/primetime/desperate/index?pn=index) be (http://www2.oprah.com/index.jhtml) obsessed (http://naruto.viz.com/) over (http://www.southparkstudios.com/).

Ha ha, nice.

ChildrenofSodom
04-27-2008, 05:59 PM
I like the show, but I just get a little annoyed when, based on what the fans say of it, the story is driven purely by perceptions of the characters, as set up by past episodes. Such as "Oh my God, ____ is going to dinner with _____ at Michael's house....they hate each other...that should be funny!" I dont know.

SomewhereInTime72
04-27-2008, 06:07 PM
It's similar to Arrested Development in that it's funnier with the context of previous episodes and knowledge of the characters (though not nearly as much as with AD), but I don't see how that's a bad thing at all.

ChildrenofSodom
04-27-2008, 06:18 PM
It's similar to Arrested Development in that it's funnier with the context of previous episodes and knowledge of the characters (though not nearly as much as with AD), but I don't see how that's a bad thing at all.

Its a 'series' show, without having too many 'to be continued.' Each episode is given as an entire start-to-finish story, but it depends on the audience knowing the tendencies and mannerisms of the characters in order for it to be funny. Its funny, dont get me wrong.

powerslave_85
04-27-2008, 06:35 PM
Yeah, I don't think that's as much of a problem as it is a reward for paying attention and following the show. And most of the time, it has more to do with character traits than it does past events or jokes, so it's not like you have to have seen the whole series to know what's going on (unlike Arrested Development, as mentioned earlier). The only on-going thing throughout the whole series is Jim and Pam's relationship.

JRA
04-27-2008, 07:22 PM
I will say this:


"UM....you have very good food....you would not be a very good driver."

"OH MY GOD AM I A WOMAN?!"

:lol:

ChildrenofSodom
04-28-2008, 03:11 AM
The only on-going thing throughout the whole series is Jim and Pam's relationship.

That also annoyed me a little. Oh boy, a young man and a young woman work together, and secretly love each other, but they cant admit it to the other or anyone else....how original! The moments when they just looked into each others eyes were a little cliched, imo.

DethMaiden
04-28-2008, 07:43 AM
I like the show, but I just get a little annoyed when, based on what the fans say of it, the story is driven purely by perceptions of the characters, as set up by past episodes. Such as "Oh my God, ____ is going to dinner with _____ at Michael's house....they hate each other...that should be funny!" I dont know.

That's basically why I love the show. Like Nick said, it's a reward for watching. It's funny on two levels: the superficial episode-by-episode level, and the situational level. It's really pretty flawless in its attempt to appeal to damn near anybody.

ChildrenofSodom
04-28-2008, 08:05 AM
It's really pretty flawless in its attempt to appeal to damn near anybody.

As long as they are white males.

Maiden33
04-28-2008, 10:27 AM
As long as they are white males.

:lol:

powerslave_85
04-28-2008, 03:03 PM
That also annoyed me a little. Oh boy, a young man and a young woman work together, and secretly love each other, but they cant admit it to the other or anyone else....how original! The moments when they just looked into each others eyes were a little cliched, imo.
I have to give the writers credit for not making their relationship too cutesy or saccharine, though. It's a lot more realistic that most other similar situations on other shows, and gave the show some drama and tension in the first 3 seasons.

ChildrenofSodom
04-28-2008, 06:24 PM
I have to give the writers credit for not making their relationship too cutesy or saccharine, though. It's a lot more realistic that most other similar situations on other shows, and gave the show some drama and tension in the first 3 seasons.

ehh...I guess.

powerslave_85
05-02-2008, 09:35 AM
Last night's episode was pretty weak. It had its moments (Darryl telling Michael that gangs solve their differences with tickling was hilarious, as was Dwight's organizational chart), but overall it didn't seem to go anywhere. I think they're just revving up for the finale in two weeks. Now I hope Toby DOES go to Costa Rica, because he's being a total asshole, throwing Jim under the bus and all.

powerslave_85
05-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Okay, I was a tad disappointed in the finale. Just a little bit.

SomewhereInTime72
05-15-2008, 08:29 PM
I was expecting a ridiculously tense moment with Pam and Toby, but it didn't quite happen. Which was good cause that shit was tense. :D

Finale was awesome.

powerslave_85
05-15-2008, 09:02 PM
I was EXTREMELY let down by the fact that the confrontation between Ryan and Jim that's been building all season was reduced to two voicemails.

powerslave_85
09-26-2008, 08:58 PM
Bump! The season premiere fucking ruled. It was really funny and (obviously) had some big surprises.

SirLardsAlot
09-26-2008, 09:29 PM
I want to fucking strangle every person who says "That's what she said." It's not funny, at all.

ChildrenofSodom
09-26-2008, 09:37 PM
Waynes World was the earliest reference I can find.

DethMaiden
09-27-2008, 03:16 PM
It's not funny, at all.

That's what she said.

But not really.


...anyway, season premiere was fantastic, it's gonna be another awesome season, obviously. And :lol: @ Ryan working reception. :D

powerslave_85
09-27-2008, 04:57 PM
Dwight: "Don't swallow, just hold it in your mouth."
Jim (to Michael): "Really? Nothing?"

"Andy Bernard does not lose contests. He wins them. Or quits them. Because they're unfair."

SomewhereInTime72
09-27-2008, 05:40 PM
LMAO at this weeks episode. I love it!

Indestructible
09-28-2008, 11:19 AM
scrubs and its always sunny in philidelphia is lord savoior to tv comedy