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1 hour ago, Sbbruin said:

"I bet you're sick of tuna. Probably have tuna every night."

And Michael 15" Plasma tv is a thing of beauty.

That is a $200 plasma screen TV that you just killed! Good luck paying me back with your zero-dollars-a-year salary plus benefits, babe!

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7 hours ago, BrickHorn said:

Have you seen Pam?  Or Karen, from the back?

Ann's face on Pam's body.

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Just finished watching the whole series.  

Loved it....even after Michael left.  

 

So many likable characters, but man Kevin is my boy lol.  

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3 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

An Oral History of The Office is a really good pod. Don’t waste your time with The Office Ladies. 

Isn't that the one with Kevin?

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On 9/26/2018 at 5:48 PM, Sbbruin said:

I had to watch it

 

I lost it when the cat comes back through the drop ceiling.

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45 minutes ago, Al_4_ISU said:

I lost it when the cat comes back through the drop ceiling.

The famous post Super Bowl episode. First time viewers had to be wondering WTF is going on here. 

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Read the oral history book about the show. They kept alluding to secondary characters who thought they deserved more than they were getting in later seasons, but it never dropped any names. Disappointing. 

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1 hour ago, Deej said:

Read the oral history book about the show. They kept alluding to secondary characters who thought they deserved more than they were getting in later seasons, but it never dropped any names. Disappointing. 

Based on Kevin’s pod each cast member/writer/director/producer/crew seems overwhelmingly positive about their experiences on the show. So I’m not sure how much dirt was ever there. Only Creed voiced that they should have pulled the plug after Steve Carrell left. John Krasinski begged the producers to end the show after Season 9. 

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4 minutes ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Based on Kevin’s pod each cast member/writer/director/producer/crew seems overwhelmingly positive about their experiences on the show. So I’m not sure how much dirt was ever there. Only Creed voiced that they should have pulled the plug after Steve Carrell left. John Krasinski begged the producers to end the show after Season 9. 

This came from producers and staff. Several claims that some members of on air talent got a bit too big for their britches. Making demands that didn’t suit their status, showing up late. Seemed like it started happening after Carrell left. 

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12 minutes ago, Deej said:

This came from producers and staff. Several claims that some members of on air talent got a bit too big for their britches. Making demands that didn’t suit their status, showing up late. Seemed like it started happening after Carrell left. 

They gave John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer producers credits in Season 9. They would be good guesses. Craig Robinson and Ed Helms are the only other Seasons 8-9 cast members that were famous enough to have their demands taken seriously. 

Maybe Rainn Wilson was pissed when NBC told him they were passing on the Dwight spin off, but that news came out during Season 9.

The Steve Carrell stories from the Kevin pod are really touching. One of their make up artists was a cancer survivor and Carrell would carry her bag for her on set. The guy didn’t get famous until he was 40, so he certainly knows humility. 

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It didn't sound like it was any of those actors. Just several mentions of cast members who thought they were in the zone of those you mentioned, but obviously weren't, and everyone were somewhat put out by it. 

It did specially mention that it pissed everyone off with all the time off they gave Ed Helms for movies when he was 13th on the call sheet, and the fact they made him the boss when they had to write him out for long stretches. Sounded like the cast and crew choice was Craig Robinson. 

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The Office kind of runs on a loop around here.  Need something to watch during a workout or when nothing else is on, The Office it is.  I don't think it is a stretch to say that there isn't a bad episode.  That's not to say every episode is stellar, but nothing I'm going to skip rewatching.

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12 hours ago, dcbc said:

The Office kind of runs on a loop around here.  Need something to watch during a workout or when nothing else is on, The Office it is.  I don't think it is a stretch to say that there isn't a bad episode.  That's not to say every episode is stellar, but nothing I'm going to skip rewatching.

The mob boss episode is utter trash, as is the banker and pretty much anything in S8 and S9 minus a few episodes here and there. Pam “cheating” storyline was horrible and Andy was wasted for two full seasons. 

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In the book, they admitted they made a huge mistake with Pam and the sound guy. 

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They said they would follow the fan pages in real time and it made them dial back that storyline. They had intended for Pam to leave Jim for that guy and for them to get back together during the last episode.  

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It didn't sound like it was any of those actors. Just several mentions of cast members who thought they were in the zone of those you mentioned, but obviously weren't, and everyone were somewhat put out by it. 
It did specially mention that it pissed everyone off with all the time off they gave Ed Helms for movies when he was 13th on the call sheet, and the fact they made him the boss when they had to write him out for long stretches. Sounded like the cast and crew choice was Craig Robinson. 

They should have written Helms out after 1 episode. He was a huge power down for me in this great show.

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4 minutes ago, T’Boo Ted Marshall said:


They should have written Helms out after 1 episode. He was a huge power down for me in this great show.

I agree. 

He got big after The Hangover and they tried to push him more and more. He was just annoying. Should have never come back after anger management. 

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22 hours ago, ernest_t_bass said:

I love the Office for what it is. I don't set high lofty expectations on my comedy. 

Agreed. 

It’s why Parks and Rec is superior imo. 

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15 hours ago, The Ace of Aces said:

Agreed. 

It’s why Parks and Rec is superior imo. 

Parks and Rec is just more well written, the characters are more believable/realistic, they pulled the plug earlier, and when things started to get too sappy and unbelievably perfect, things went wrong for the characters in the show.

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1 hour ago, High Plains Drifter said:

 

The episode when Jim, Dwight, Stanley and that new girl went to Florida and the new girl was hitting on Jim, Stanley being the party guy and the whole bedbug thing in the hotel room were hilarious, imo.

Jim should have hit that.

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So Jan is a pedo right? Pam says in Season 9 that Hunter was 17 when Jan seduced him. Jan also has a creepy attraction to Clark, and turns him into her cabana boy. 

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1 hour ago, billfromlaketravis said:

So Jan is a pedo right? Pam says in Season 9 that Hunter was 17 when Jan seduced him. Jan also has a creepy attraction to Clark, and turns him into her cabana boy. 

17 is legal in Texas not sure about PA though, but yeah the Clark bit was Jan liked the young guys.  I don't think the show tried to insinuate pedo level young though. 

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1 hour ago, billfromlaketravis said:

So Jan is a pedo right? Pam says in Season 9 that Hunter was 17 when Jan seduced him. Jan also has a creepy attraction to Clark, and turns him into her cabana boy. 

Ephebophilia. Not pedo. 

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