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The Office -- "Branch Wars" -- 11/01/07

BRANCH WARS
9/8c TV14
11.01.2007

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BATTLE OF THE BRANCHES - RASHIDA JONES ("Boston Public") GUEST STARS - When Karen (guest star Rashida Jones) tries to woo Stanley (Leslie David Baker) away from Scranton, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) fights back, dragging her ex, Jim (John Krasinski), into his war. Meanwhile, the existence of a "Finer Things Club" further disturbs Dunder Mifflin's calm.


A return. . . and perhaps a departure?
Old 11-01-07, 09:05 PM
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This is directed by Joss Wheton
Old 11-01-07, 09:20 PM
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"The eyes are the groin of the head"


That is a line I will remember always and repeat often
Old 11-01-07, 09:28 PM
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"Oh Come On!"

Andy is no GOB.
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Dwigt/Michael: "We will burn Utica to the ground."

Jim: "I... will... " (turns, walks away)

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Originally Posted by NORML54601
This is directed by Joss Wheton
Joss Whedon this week. Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) last week. Again, I ask: where's Mike Judge?

Baffling.
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Too much absurdity in this episode for me.
Old 11-01-07, 09:41 PM
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Loved this episode.

Didn't know that Joss directed this before I watched it but it doesn't surprise me. Joss delivers for the 2nd time (not that he deserves all the credit mind you).
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awesome awesome episode, gotta be one of my favorite episodes of the entire series. tons of real LOL moments.
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Originally Posted by magiccmom
"The eyes are the groin of the head"


That is a line I will remember always and repeat often
agreed. best line ever
Old 11-01-07, 09:47 PM
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Some of this ep was boring but the car scenes more than made up for it.

Stanley: "Why is you asleep at your desk better than your not being here"
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There was a certain something I really missed this episode.

Her name was Angela.

Aside from that issue, it seemed like a solid enough episode. I thought last week was much better, though.
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Man, even I wanted to kill Michael and Dwigt this week. The stuff based in Scranton was decent, but I hated everything else. Why the crap didn't Jim just follow through with getting the cab?
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Originally Posted by Vipper II
Man, even I wanted to kill Michael and Dwigt this week. The stuff based in Scranton was decent, but I hated everything else. Why the crap didn't Jim just follow through with getting the cab?

what? the car stuff was great, Dwight cutting his penis on the pop can lid, the mustaches, Jim trying to hide, the walkie talkie stuff, Jim and Karen stuff. Just an AWESOME episode.
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Originally Posted by maingon
what? the car stuff was great, Dwight cutting his penis on the pop can lid, the mustaches, Jim trying to hide, the walkie talkie stuff, Jim and Karen stuff. Just an AWESOME episode.
It was just the whole situation that pissed me off; I'm getting very sick of over-the-top Michael and Dwigt. I'm usually very forgiving of the show, but tonight their antics just didn't sit well with me.
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"I think I cut my penis on the lip of the can."

@ Dwigt
Old 11-01-07, 10:43 PM
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Wasn't feeling this episode, although Michael running into Toby all propered up was hilarious. Dwight's moment in the car was too Dumb and Dumber-ish for me to find it real funny.
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Anyone else refreshed by a tightly scripted half-hour episode after a flabby expanded 'Earl'?

Not a single Hallowe'en joke, though.

Huh.
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Good to see Karen again.

It's idiocy overload when Michael and Dwigt are teamed up.

This show definitely works better in the 30 minute format.
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Ugh... a lame episode. Michael, Dwight, and Jim disguised in mustaches to steal a copier from the Utica branch? Really? Are the scriptwriters raiding old Three Stooges episodes for ideas now?

I wish that they would stop trying to turn The Office into Arrested Development. That show was fine for what it was, but the tone and style of The Office is light years away from the style of comedy that AD mined for laughs. These types of plots that are built around extreme comic antics (often involving Michael and/or Dwight) are jarring and just plain do not work in the context of this show.
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The genius of the comedy of this episode is that they stayed in the car with Jim on the walkie talkie while Michael and Dwight were trying to steal the copier. Much funnier than cutting back and forth or going to the copier scene at all. That would've been bad. Some over-the-top scenes like that need to be off-camera for the jokes to work.

Loved when Andy referred to Stanley as Uncle Remus. Not sure if Stanley was offended or just confused.
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Originally Posted by Goldberg74
"I think I cut my penis on the lip of the can."

@ Dwigt
LOL that shit cracked me up too.
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" Wanted : Middle-aged black man with sass. Big butt, bigger heart. "
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I don't think they said "Utica" enough. Holy cats! What a dangerous drinking game that would've been! Anyone want to do a count?

I'm not one of the usual complainers, but this episode was way too ridiculous & over the top for me.
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Terrible episode.

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