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DJariya
04-26-12, 08:20 PM
<img src="http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/7307/theoffice2.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/djariya">djariya</a> at 2011-11-10

Synopsis:

Unemployed Andy (Ed Helms) crashes a fundraiser for the Senator (guest star Jack Coleman) and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl (Craig Robinson) teaches Nellie (Catherine Tate) how to eat a taco. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, BJ Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, and Zach Woods also star.

Episode 22 of 24


-rolleyes- Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.

SuperJim88
04-26-12, 09:33 PM
When the best line of the episode is "Speech!! Speech!!", you know you're in trouble.

My Other Self
04-26-12, 09:35 PM
-rolleyes- Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.I don't dispute that but to me last week's thread was an exception. It really was the worst episode of the series. And I've given the post-Carrell Office a lot of slack.

Hopefully this one is a step up.

grenier
04-26-12, 09:51 PM
That was not good.

aktick
04-26-12, 10:20 PM
I've been ok with most of the season...until Nellie started to take on a prominent role. The actress is just annoying as hell, and the way they're forcing her down our throats really shows a lack of understanding of their audience, IMO.

If she was going to be a series regular I'd quit.

My Other Self
04-26-12, 10:36 PM
The actress is just annoying as hell, and the way they're forcing her down our throats really shows a lack of understanding of their audience, IMO.This has been my main gripe. The show has seen a lot of silliness over the past few seasons but Nelly just taking over the office the way she did is just bothersome.

They'll probably delegate her to Robert California's role next season.

windom
04-26-12, 10:42 PM
The bit with Andy taking all the dogs seemed like something they would have written for Michael Scott.

I did like Kevin getting to be the "smart" one.

I heard an interview with Pam today and she was praising Catherine Tate. I doubt the cast knows how much the character is disliked.

resinrats
04-26-12, 10:58 PM
Kevin got the most laughs from me. Especially the dog bit at the end.

andicus
04-26-12, 11:34 PM
Yeah, this was pretty awful. The Smoky Robinson opening was beyond horrible.

The only two things I laughed at were Kevin's dog at the end, and Jim nodding to the camera after Nellie said her friends said that if she moved to America, she'd be murdered.

fumanstan
04-27-12, 01:09 AM
I thought this one was a bit better then the last few weeks, although I guess thats not saying much. Nellie still sucks.

Boba Fett
04-27-12, 01:39 AM
I loved the Smokey Robinson gag solely because he's not dead.

The rest of the episode was just sad and painful. I finally see why people hate Tate; I like her in the Welcome Party episode because her humor was very uncomfortable and awkward. The big problem is the writers don't know if they want that or broad and grating.

Mr. Flix
04-27-12, 09:51 AM
I don't think the problem is with Tate, it's with the writing. With good writing, I don't think the character would be so grating or the actress so unlikeable.

I've been with this show since episode 1 and own every season up to 7 on DVD. My wife and I agree it's time to pull the plug. It's running on less than fumes. It's depressing.

madcougar
04-27-12, 09:57 AM
I don't think the problem is with Tate, it's with the writing. With good writing, I don't think the character would be so grating or the actress so unlikeable.

I dunno man. I wanna punch her stupid face before she says a word.

CPA-ESQ.
04-27-12, 10:09 AM
I watched last night just because the group would be out of the "office" and honestly nothing can be as bad as last weeks episode.

1) Nelly was not in the spotlight this episode she had 2 scenes. Honestly the Taco bit was stupid, but you can see the writers want to jam her down the audience's throats because she has now won over Pam, Jim, and now Darrel (because she ate a taco).

2) The dog bit was more a Michael thing.. but I did smile looking at all those silly dogs (who wouldn't?)

3) I don't know what they will do once back in the office.. I have a feeling the writers will realy ramp up nelly's role..

I want to be done with this show sooooo bad. What do we have 3 more episodes left?

wishbone
04-27-12, 10:22 AM
Brits don't know what "tah-kos" are? :confused:

Bill Needle
04-27-12, 10:37 AM
Things I liked:

Dwight not understanding how a silent auction worked, particularly Jim calling out, "Speech! Speech!" as Dwight began to realize what had just happened.

Jim's look when Nellie said she her friends told her she would get murdered if she moved to the states.

Kevin calling out Andy/Jim/Pam's BS and pointing out that things are not going well for Andy.

Things I disliked:

Pretty much everything else. I can't recall an episode I enjoyed less as a whole.

So which is it with Nellie: Is she suffering from deep seated emotional insecurities, or severe mental retardation? She routinely displays characteristics of both.

Mordred
04-27-12, 10:39 AM
I miss when this show was good. Kevin was the only thing I really enjoyed about it, although Dwight winning all the silent auctions got a few smiles out of me.

TGM
04-27-12, 11:03 AM
I want them to spinoff a show called and starring "Creed" where he quits Dunder Mifflen to become a bounty hunter. He is the only character left with any sort of appeal to me whatsoever.

Damfino
04-27-12, 12:35 PM
Brits don't know what "tah-kos" are? :confused:

I've experienced something like this myself. I introduced a British visitor to Mexican food several years ago. About all he knew was that a tortilla was something like a pancake.

This was a shock to me being from the Southwestern US where Mexican food is a staple.

RUSF18
04-27-12, 12:37 PM
-rolleyes- Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.

Maybe it's because you keep starting these threads with this same comment and snarky eye roll?

B.A.
04-27-12, 12:44 PM
Maybe it's because you keep starting these threads with this same comment and snarky eye roll?
How dare you question him in his forum?!

Everything is great and thread-worthy!


;)




Back to the show - Nellie as a character is a brutal succubus.

JimRochester
04-27-12, 02:15 PM
I miss when this show was good. Kevin was the only thing I really enjoyed about it, although Dwight winning all the silent auctions got a few smiles out of me.

Me as well. Even the scene making Nellie a fool with the $20 tacos wasn't worth it. Loved the scene at the end where the setup makes you think the dog is dead then you see him with the dog. Very charming like the series from a few years ago

madcougar
04-27-12, 02:34 PM
This show sucks. Why am I still watching?

Matt
04-27-12, 04:06 PM
How dare you question him in his forum?!

-biggrin-

atrium
04-27-12, 04:09 PM
This show sucks. Why am I still watching?
Zing!

FanofComedy
04-27-12, 04:43 PM
Wasn't too crazy last night's episode and the only highlight of the episode was the "surprise appearance" by David Wallace.

Seeing Darryl and Nellie in a scene together made me wanna puke

Deftones
04-27-12, 06:10 PM
Kevin stole the show last night. Good stuff. Outside of that, meh.

My Other Self
04-27-12, 10:06 PM
Didn't really understand David Wallace's cameo unless that was a setup to bring him back to the series and put Andy with him in some sort of environment. Total guess on my part but not out of the realm of possibilities.

The Dwight bit would've been funny if it wasn't Dwight. He may do and believe a lot of dumb things but he's intelligent so I don't buy that he wouldn't have known how a silent auction worked. Honestly it feels more like a gag written for Creed that would've shown him bidding on the items and explaining his reasoning, then when the "winner" was announced he'd bolt out the door without saying a word.

Best part of the episode was definitely Kevin and the dog. I kept seeing Michael when Andy had screen time tonight -- most of it was painfully awkward. This isn't how Andy has been at all until this past season.

Matt
04-27-12, 11:08 PM
Didn't really understand David Wallace's cameo unless that was a setup to bring him back to the series and put Andy with him in some sort of environment. Total guess on my part but not out of the realm of possibilities.

The plot summary for the season finale mentions that Andy gets some help from an old boss.

andicus
04-28-12, 12:10 AM
If I still cared about this show as much as I used to, I would consider that a spoiler...

Matt
04-28-12, 12:16 AM
I put it in spoiler tags originally but said fuck it and took them out. :lol: Does anybody really give a shit anymore?

stopgap
04-28-12, 12:45 AM
I put it in spoiler tags originally but said fuck it and took them out. :lol: Does anybody really give a shit anymore?

Nope. I actually don't even remember what the episode was about as I was doing other things as I played it. It's what the show is reduced to now.

I do remember Nellie (grating character to say the least) not knowing to tilt her head to eat a taco. I liked the bit eluding to Kevin's dog being dead though. I expected it to just lay there dead before he actually moved and licked his face.

Oh well. The show had a long run.

bluesix
04-28-12, 12:48 AM
I liked the bit eluding

It's actually 'alluding'

stopgap
04-28-12, 01:27 AM
It's actually 'alluding'

whoopsie

ams
04-28-12, 02:04 AM
I put it in spoiler tags originally but said fuck it and took them out. :lol: Does anybody really give a shit anymore?

That is awesome and accurate...sadly. Any other show would have bitching about spoilers and editing...this show limping towards an end is not worth it.

JasonF
04-28-12, 10:58 AM
This show sucks. Why am I still watching?

I honestly don't know why any of you are watching, let alone taking time out of your day to post to the internet about how much you hate the show. We get it -- everyone thinks the show turned to crap once Carrell left and you all want Tate to be raped and murdered.

You are never going to get back the Office of four seasons ago. Give up. Enjoy the show for what it's become, or move on to different shows. But for the love of God -- we don't need an update every week about the fact that you still hate Catherine Tate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.

majorjoe23
04-28-12, 11:02 AM
Brits don't know what "tah-kos" are? :confused:

No Mexican immigrants means no Mexican food. Indian food fills that void in the UK.

fumanstan
04-28-12, 12:56 PM
I honestly don't know why any of you are watching, let alone taking time out of your day to post to the internet about how much you hate the show. We get it -- everyone thinks the show turned to crap once Carrell left and you all want Tate to be raped and murdered.

You are never going to get back the Office of four seasons ago. Give up. Enjoy the show for what it's become, or move on to different shows. But for the love of God -- we don't need an update every week about the fact that you still hate Catherine Tate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.

I'm watching because I actually have enjoyed many episodes this season, up and until the Nellie character became recurring. I stand by my right to hate on her every episode until she's gone.

wishbone
04-28-12, 01:05 PM
No Mexican immigrants means no Mexican food. Indian food fills that void in the UK.I'm no expert on Indian cuisine but I have heard of things like curry, vindaloo, chutney, etc. :shrug:

My Other Self
04-28-12, 02:13 PM
I honestly don't know why any of you are watching, let alone taking time out of your day to post to the internet about how much you hate the show. We get it -- everyone thinks the show turned to crap once Carrell left and you all want Tate to be raped and murdered.

You are never going to get back the Office of four seasons ago. Give up. Enjoy the show for what it's become, or move on to different shows. But for the love of God -- we don't need an update every week about the fact that you still hate Catherine Tate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.The age old argument of "like it or don't comment on it". At least there's still discussion about the show.

I don't watch it every week hoping for it to be funny. I should expect it to be. Not much has changed on the show in terms of its writing teams and most of the principle cast is the same. I've defended it until last season, but if I think something is stupid I have a right to point it out. :lol:

Bill Needle
04-28-12, 02:42 PM
There are worse ways to spend 22 minutes.

sven
04-28-12, 03:05 PM
Kevin stole the show last night. Good stuff.


Agreed!

JimRochester
04-28-12, 03:25 PM
I'm watching because I actually have enjoyed many episodes this season, up and until the Nellie character became recurring. I stand by my right to hate on her every episode until she's gone.

I was suprised how much I still enjoyed after Carrell left but we've ventured beyond the realm of enjoyable with this particular arc

Matt
04-28-12, 03:43 PM
Not much has changed on the show in terms of its writing teams

I was curious about the writing myself so I looked it up yesterday. The first four seasons were largely written by a core of about eight people: Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky, Paul Lieberstein, and Jennifer Celotta. Those eight people have a writing credit on around 60 of the 72 episodes in the first four seasons. "The bulk of the series."

Of those people, the only ones that have written any episodes this season are Kaling, Novak, and Lieberstein. Schur hasn't written anything since Season 4, Eisenberg/Stupnitsky and Celotta haven't written anything since Season 6, and Greg Daniels has only written two episodes since Season 4--those being the "event" episodes like Jim & Pam's wedding and Michael's goodbye.

So yeah, I think there's been some turnover among the writers and to me it's not a coincidence that the quality of the writing has dropped significantly from the first three or four seasons.

bluetoast
04-28-12, 04:05 PM
Daniels and Schur are on Parks and Rec. Not sure about the other guys.

Matt
04-28-12, 04:18 PM
Daniels and Schur are on Parks and Rec. Not sure about the other guys.

Right. When I say they "haven't written anything since Season X," I mean specifically within the context of The Office.

bluetoast
04-28-12, 04:22 PM
I understand, I was just accounting for their absence from the show.

joliom
04-28-12, 09:07 PM
Even though they've stayed on, the quality of Kaling, Novak, and Lieberstein's writing has significantly declined. They wrote some of the better episodes from the first 4 seasons, but I haven't seen that level quality from any of them lately. Daniels or somebody must have had a strong influence on the overall tone and direction of the writing early on, grounding it more in reality and keeping the characters very consistent. Later on, the writing got broader and more goofy, and the characters started betraying their own established sensibilities, values, etc. One place I first noticed this was with Michael. In the early seasons he used to alternate between boneheaded moves and clever ones. After a few episodes of him doing really stupid, embarassing things, he'd always get a redemption episode where he'd demonstrate his brilliant salesmanship ("The Client") or showcase his big heart ("Business School"). That balance worked well because it made it believable that upper management would allow him to remain as branch manager despite his shortcomings and also helped to explain why the employees tolerated all his insensitive remarks and politically incorrect behavior and didn't just file an endless series of lawsuits. Later on, they really cut back on redeeming Michael. He just stayed in well-intentioned-but-completely-insensitive-idiot mode nearly the entire time, and his antics got less and less believable.

Osiris3657
04-28-12, 09:32 PM
The plot summary for the season finale mentions that Andy gets some help from an old boss.

I'm sure that will be Michael Scott and not David.

Deftones
04-28-12, 09:58 PM
I strongly doubt Carell is coming back to the show in any capacity until the finale. There's absolutely no reason why they would randomly insert David Wallace into the show unless they had a plan to use him later.

madcougar
04-28-12, 09:58 PM
I honestly don't know why any of you are watching, let alone taking time out of your day to post to the internet about how much you hate the show. We get it -- everyone thinks the show turned to crap once Carrell left and you all want Tate to be raped and murdered.

You are never going to get back the Office of four seasons ago. Give up. Enjoy the show for what it's become, or move on to different shows. But for the love of God -- we don't need an update every week about the fact that you still hate Catherine Tate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.

I resent what you're saying. I think the show still has it's moments. Last episode Robert California and Andy had a scene that had me ROLLING. Robert kept asking Andy to take his old job back and Andy kept saying no. Robert then warned Andy that he better not say "no" again or he'd be fired. Andy kept quiet, but when Robert asked him if he understood... Andy said "no." HILARIOUS!!!

Why can't we have more scenes like these?

My Other Self
04-28-12, 10:48 PM
I resent what you're saying. I think the show still has it's moments. Last episode Robert California and Andy had a scene that had me ROLLING. Robert kept asking Andy to take his old job back and Andy kept saying no. Robert then warned Andy that he better not say "no" again or he'd be fired. Andy kept quiet, but when Robert asked him if he understood... Andy said "no." HILARIOUS!!!

Why can't we have more scenes like these?It wasn't funny the first 100 times and it's not funny now.

majorjoe23
04-29-12, 08:03 AM
It wasn't funny the first 100 times and it's not funny now.

No.

fumanstan
04-29-12, 08:59 AM
:lol:

bluetoast
04-29-12, 10:51 AM
I know I'm kind of beating a dead horse and nobody cares blah blah blah:

Okay so Erin quit Dunder Mifflin and remained in Florida and yet the camera crew stayed with her.

Andy got fired just a week ago, and did not (according to him) have the camera crew follow him, yet he's still going out with Erin whom the crew is presumably still following.

On a side note, kind of interesting to see Kevin's "home" for like 5 seconds.

And precisely what was Darrell's motivation to get tacos? To pocket an extra $25? To make friends?

Osiris3657
04-29-12, 12:23 PM
I know I'm kind of beating a dead horse and nobody cares blah blah blah:

Okay so Erin quit Dunder Mifflin and remained in Florida and yet the camera crew stayed with her.

Andy got fired just a week ago, and did not (according to him) have the camera crew follow him, yet he's still going out with Erin whom the crew is presumably still following.

On a side note, kind of interesting to see Kevin's "home" for like 5 seconds.

And precisely what was Darrell's motivation to get tacos? To pocket an extra $25? To make friends?

Erin never officially quit Dunder Mufflin (in that the company itself wasn't told) she just told Andy that she was staying in Florida. No official paperwork was done.

Nellie was trying to relate to Darryl because she wants his friendship. She said she wished they were having "real food". Darryl started throwing out foods he liked and noticed that Nellie had no idea what tacos were (since she's British and apparently they don't have Mexican food over there). He just thought it would be funny.

FanofComedy
04-29-12, 12:28 PM
I;m sure that was the first time that Andy and David wallace was ever in a scene together.

All the times I seen David wallace he was around Michael, Jim, or Dwight

Gizmo
04-29-12, 02:55 PM
And precisely what was Darrell's motivation to get tacos? To pocket an extra $25? To make friends?

Darrell gave back the rest of the money though. Something about an 8 taco for $5 special? Shit, I don't remember.

bluetoast
04-29-12, 03:20 PM
Heh all right crisis averted, both of those explanations make sense.

SpanishTechno
04-29-12, 06:39 PM
The age old argument of "like it or don't comment on it". At least there's still discussion about the show.

I don't watch it every week hoping for it to be funny. I should expect it to be. Not much has changed on the show in terms of its writing teams and most of the principle cast is the same. I've defended it until last season, but if I think something is stupid I have a right to point it out. :lol:

Personally I have no problem with negative opinions about a show. I only think it's a problem when someone consistently shits all over the show every single week, always saying "I'm done with this show" yet inexplicably still watching and posting each week.

I've posted my complains with the show this season like everyone else, but I can admit there's still some enjoyment there or I wouldn't make a point to keep watching.

joliom
04-29-12, 08:58 PM
I still can't get over the extreme lack of loyalty shown to Andy by his co-workers. How many previous episodes were there that drove home the message that they all liked him and respected him as manager? Then Nellie shows up and declares herself manager and they all jump ship in a heartbeat. When Andy comes back and is even (at first) backed up by Robert California, all of them ignore his directions and snap to when Nellie gives her's (even though at that point she still wasn't a real employee). Now they all want to act all concerned for him when he starts having a breakdown? What a bunch of two-faced assholes. If I was Andy I would have told them all where they can put their concern for me.

andicus
04-30-12, 02:35 AM
I'm sure that was the first time that Andy and David Wallace were ever in a scene together.

All the times I saw David Wallace he was around Michael, Jim, or Dwight

Don't forget that Andy worked at the other office with Jim and Karen. It's likely he would've met David Wallace at some point.

DeputyDave
04-30-12, 09:54 AM
I still can't get over the extreme lack of loyalty shown to Andy by his co-workers. How many previous episodes were there that drove home the message that they all liked him and respected him as manager? Then Nellie shows up and declares herself manager and they all jump ship in a heartbeat. When Andy comes back and is even (at first) backed up by Robert California, all of them ignore his directions and snap to when Nellie gives her's (even though at that point she still wasn't a real employee). Now they all want to act all concerned for him when he starts having a breakdown? What a bunch of two-faced assholes. If I was Andy I would have told them all where they can put their concern for me.

Didn't she give everyone raises?

CPA-ESQ.
04-30-12, 10:00 AM
I put it in spoiler tags originally but said fuck it and took them out. :lol: Does anybody really give a shit anymore?

So True!

skacore
04-30-12, 10:39 AM
This english people don't have or know what mexican food is so stupid. The UK has Taco Bell........everywhere!! In the sixth and seventh series of Peep Show Mark (for those who have seen it) worked at a mexican restaurant. I love Catherine Tate personally (Big Train anyone!?!?!) but the taco bit was so unnecessary. Even worse she couldn't even figure out how to eat it.

I did love the bit at the end about Kevin's Dog. That was hilarous.

madcougar
04-30-12, 11:34 AM
It wasn't funny the first 100 times and it's not funny now.

I disagree. I find it funny every single time. Funnier than the show these days for sure.

Goat3001
04-30-12, 11:45 AM
I honestly don't know why any of you are watching, let alone taking time out of your day to post to the internet about how much you hate the show. We get it -- everyone thinks the show turned to crap once Carrell left and you all want Tate to be raped and murdered.

You are never going to get back the Office of four seasons ago. Give up. Enjoy the show for what it's become, or move on to different shows. But for the love of God -- we don't need an update every week about the fact that you still hate Catherine Tate with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.

This isn't like the Walking Dead threads. People aren't watching just to come here and rip on it. People are watching in hopes that any given episode of the Office can remind us just how awesome this show really is. It hasn't happened for in awhile but I still feel it's capable of pulling it off. And I'll keep watching until it does.

So as long as we find a reason to watch, we have a right to complain about it until we feel ready to give up.

windom
04-30-12, 11:47 AM
I did love the bit at the end about Kevin's Dog. That was hilarous.

Even though the dog is still alive, there is something seriously wrong with it if it barely eats, never poops, smells horrible and doesn't move. The others were right to be concerned.

wishbone
04-30-12, 11:49 AM
Even though the dog is still alive, there is something seriously wrong with it if it barely eats, never poops, smells horrible and doesn't move. The others were right to be concerned.That's probably just Kevin's observation from what he sees of the dog. It was a nice moment in an otherwise bland episode.

FanofComedy
04-30-12, 12:03 PM
Don't forget that Andy worked at the other office with Jim and Karen. It's likely he would've met David Wallace at some point.

I know but I was just saying that I never seen David Wallace in a scene with Andy before and that was probably the first time. Most of his interactions on the show was mainly with Michael since he was the CEO during that time.

I actually have to watch the episode again because I was on the phone and missed the reason why david wallace was visible on the show

Goat3001
04-30-12, 12:13 PM
I know but I was just saying that I never seen David Wallace in a scene with Andy before and that was probably the first time. Most of his interactions on the show was mainly with Michael since he was the CEO during that time.

I actually have to watch the episode again because I was on the phone and missed the reason why david wallace was visible on the show

David Wallace spent a lot of time in Scranton. It's not odd to think that he would remember Andy even if they didn't have any one on one interactions.

And I'm pretty sure he was there because he's not a millionaire and was donating some money.

JasonF
04-30-12, 12:46 PM
This isn't like the Walking Dead threads. People aren't watching just to come here and rip on it. People are watching in hopes that any given episode of the Office can remind us just how awesome this show really is. It hasn't happened for in awhile but I still feel it's capable of pulling it off. And I'll keep watching until it does.

So as long as we find a reason to watch, we have a right to complain about it until we feel ready to give up.

You have a right to do whatever you want, but I find it tiresome to read post after post saying, in essence "This dog shit tastes just as terrible as it did last week, but rest assured: next week I'm going to shovel a big handful of dog shit into my mouth, then complain loudly when it doesn't taste good!"

So if you've got a right to complain about the fact that you think Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever (which you most assuredly do), I've got a right to complain about the fact that this is the ninth consecutive week you've told us Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever and I'm tired of hearing about it.

Goat3001
04-30-12, 12:49 PM
You have a right to do whatever you want, but I find it tiresome to read post after post saying, in essence "This dog shit tastes just as terrible as it did last week, but rest assured: next week I'm going to shovel a big handful of dog shit into my mouth, then complain loudly when it doesn't taste good!"

So if you've got a right to complain about the fact that you think Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever (which you most assuredly do), I've got a right to complain about the fact that this is the ninth consecutive week you've told us Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever and I'm tired of hearing about it.

Well you completely missed the point of my post.

RUSF18
04-30-12, 01:14 PM
You have a right to do whatever you want, but I find it tiresome to read post after post saying, in essence "This dog shit tastes just as terrible as it did last week, but rest assured: next week I'm going to shovel a big handful of dog shit into my mouth, then complain loudly when it doesn't taste good!"

So if you've got a right to complain about the fact that you think Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever (which you most assuredly do), I've got a right to complain about the fact that this is the ninth consecutive week you've told us Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever and I'm tired of hearing about it.

Might be time for you to start your own message board so you can accomplish what you wish.

Rob V
04-30-12, 01:15 PM
You have a right to do whatever you want, but I find it tiresome to read post after post saying, in essence "This dog shit tastes just as terrible as it did last week, but rest assured: next week I'm going to shovel a big handful of dog shit into my mouth, then complain loudly when it doesn't taste good!"

So if you've got a right to complain about the fact that you think Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever (which you most assuredly do), I've got a right to complain about the fact that this is the ninth consecutive week you've told us Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever and I'm tired of hearing about it.

The dog shit used to taste great though. I want that dog shit back.

madcougar
04-30-12, 01:43 PM
You have a right to do whatever you want, but I find it tiresome to read post after post saying, in essence "This dog shit tastes just as terrible as it did last week, but rest assured: next week I'm going to shovel a big handful of dog shit into my mouth, then complain loudly when it doesn't taste good!"

So if you've got a right to complain about the fact that you think Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever (which you most assuredly do), I've got a right to complain about the fact that this is the ninth consecutive week you've told us Catherine Tate is the worst actress ever and I'm tired of hearing about it.

You find it tiresome? Last time I checked, reading posts on DVDTalk wasn't a requirement. If you don't like reading me complain about how bad this show sucks these days, DON'T READ IT.

clckworang
04-30-12, 01:58 PM
Keven was a big highlight in this episode, as others have already mentioned. I thought the Andy adopting all the dogs thing was a bit silly, but it did provide the biggest laugh of the night for me. I lost it when they were talking about how that one dog had bonded with Andy and he told them that it was a therapy dog and thinks Andy is going through an emotional breakdown. :lol:

Didn't she give everyone raises?

Yes, that's what initially "won" everyone over to her. Now they have stuck by her because she was given the official power as well.

Sex Fiend
04-30-12, 05:21 PM
Even though they've stayed on, the quality of Kaling, Novak, and Lieberstein's writing has significantly declined. They wrote some of the better episodes from the first 4 seasons, but I haven't seen that level quality from any of them lately. Daniels or somebody must have had a strong influence on the overall tone and direction of the writing early on, grounding it more in reality and keeping the characters very consistent. Later on, the writing got broader and more goofy, and the characters started betraying their own established sensibilities, values, etc. One place I first noticed this was with Michael. In the early seasons he used to alternate between boneheaded moves and clever ones. After a few episodes of him doing really stupid, embarassing things, he'd always get a redemption episode where he'd demonstrate his brilliant salesmanship ("The Client") or showcase his big heart ("Business School"). That balance worked well because it made it believable that upper management would allow him to remain as branch manager despite his shortcomings and also helped to explain why the employees tolerated all his insensitive remarks and politically incorrect behavior and didn't just file an endless series of lawsuits. Later on, they really cut back on redeeming Michael. He just stayed in well-intentioned-but-completely-insensitive-idiot mode nearly the entire time, and his antics got less and less believable.

Totally agree with your take. Spot on.

Rob V
04-30-12, 06:55 PM
Did nobody else find the exchang between the dog carer and Andy funny?

Dog Guy: This is Kevin... he can identify people with emotional crisis (or something along those lines)

Andy: Stupid dog

WallyOPD
04-30-12, 07:01 PM
You find it tiresome? Last time I checked, reading posts on DVDTalk wasn't a requirement. If you don't like reading me complain about how bad this show sucks these days, DON'T READ IT.

How is he supposed to know if a post is going to be a negative one before he's read it?

JasonF
04-30-12, 07:18 PM
Did nobody else find the exchang between the dog carer and Andy funny?

Dog Guy: This is Kevin... he can identify people with emotional crisis (or something along those lines)

Andy: Stupid dog

I thought the dog guy was hilarious.

bcd
04-30-12, 10:00 PM
I know but I was just saying that I never seen David Wallace in a scene with Andy before and that was probably the first time. Most of his interactions on the show was mainly with Michael since he was the CEO during that time.

I actually have to watch the episode again because I was on the phone and missed the reason why david wallace was visible on the show

I am pretty sure that he would have recognized him from the company picnic episode where Scranton took on Corporate in volleyball. If not it woudl have been from David emceeing the picnic.

joliom
05-01-12, 04:37 AM
Didn't she give everyone raises?


She gave them raises when she wasn't even a real employee. Why would that win them over? If some nut walked into my office from off the street, declared himself general manager and offered me a raise to earn my loyalty, why would I care? He has no power to actually grant me the raise, he doesn't really work there. Nellie might as well of offered them all eternal life. And if declaring herself boss actually worked with Robert California and the Sabre executives, then why don't the other Dunder Mifflin employees do the same thing? If that's all it takes, I'd go ahead and declare myself CEO. Any way you cut it, though, they're all a bunch of assholes selling Andy out like that. Jim and Pam (and bff Daryl) should be especially ashamed since they made such a production of what true friends they all were. Oh wait, what's this, a crazy lady's offering me an unauthorized 5% raise? And she got dumped by a magician once and eats tacos in such an endearing way? Adios, Andy, nice knowing you. What two-faced pricks.

madcougar
05-01-12, 08:56 AM
How is he supposed to know if a post is going to be a negative one before he's read it?

-rolleyes-

B.A.
05-01-12, 09:56 AM
I was suprised how much I still enjoyed after Carrell left but we've ventured beyond the realm of enjoyable with this particular arc
Amen.

Dragon Tattoo
05-01-12, 10:51 AM
How is he supposed to know if a post is going to be a negative one before he's read it?

The poster's name should give it away, I'd think. Most people in here never change their tune.

Yet they still watch every week.

dino88
05-01-12, 11:36 AM
This english people don't have or know what mexican food is so stupid. The UK has Taco Bell........everywhere!! In the sixth and seventh series of Peep Show Mark (for those who have seen it) worked at a mexican restaurant. I love Catherine Tate personally (Big Train anyone!?!?!) but the taco bit was so unnecessary. Even worse she couldn't even figure out how to eat it.

I did love the bit at the end about Kevin's Dog. That was hilarous.

I don't think the taco bit was meant to be a UK thing. The woman is just odd and it has nothing to do with where she's from. Just like all Americans aren't mentally retarded like Kevin.

cornflakeguy
05-01-12, 03:47 PM
It wasn't funny the first 100 times and it's not funny now.

I beg to differ. The only reason Im reading this thread is for the "no/fired" joke and the subsequent bellyaching.

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