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The Office: "Dinner Party" (4/10/08, 9:00/8:00c)

Old 04-11-08, 06:46 AM
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lots of LOL moments

"Jim's face throughout the show"- him looking to the camera during moments makes me crack up

Plasma tv

The bed

the business proposition.

and since no one mentioned this " dwights date waiting for the bus while dwight is driving away"
Old 04-11-08, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by raven56706
and since no one mentioned this " dwights date waiting for the bus while dwight is driving away"
Waiting for the bus? I was under the impression she was homeless.
Old 04-11-08, 06:58 AM
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Michael's emotion over the 200 dollar tv and Jim forgetting the excuse he used were moments for me.

The camera was a nice touch as well.

And a big YES! to Michael putting back up his beer sign.
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I was thinking she was a prostitute
Old 04-11-08, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by lordwow
Waiting for the bus? I was under the impression she was homeless.
She said she used to be Dwight's babysitter. Because then Jim asked her for her email because he had so many questions for her.

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Did they blur Jan's nipple when Andy and Angela rung the door bell?

Was there a nip slip I missed?

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Old 04-11-08, 07:23 AM
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Some good ones:

Michael Scott: I also built this table.
Jim Halpert: What is that? Chestnut?
Michael Scott: No I think that is either pine or nortic cheery.
Jan: Pine.


Michael Scott: [after sipping wine] That is sort of an oaky afterbirth.
Jim Halpert: What was that?


Dwight Schrute: I know you love beet salad. I've seen you eat it many times.
Angela: The thought of popping one of your beets into my mouth makes me want to vomit.


Pam Beesly: What a cute bench.
Michael Scott: Thanks, that's my bed. Jan has, uh, some space issues so I crawl up on that puppy
Jim Halpert: Really? 'Cause, it seems pretty narrow... and short.
Michael Scott: It's actually a lot bigger than it seems. Look at this. [lies down on bench]
Jan: See? He fits perfectly.
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Also, Angela and the ice cream.
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no one have mentioned this but Michael did a very convincing job of setting up Jim for the dinner part invitation....It involved the entire office to pull that off. Even Jim acknowledged that
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Originally Posted by Merkin Muffley
Anyone else now have the urge to pop in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf??
Glad I wasn't the only one who caught the homage.

I'm guessing that the majority of the folks posting here who didn't like the episode didn't get that the entire thing was in reference to THAT. In which case, they've missed out on the most hilarious aspect of the whole episode.
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Originally Posted by Ayre

Was Dwight's date the store owner from Jericho?
I think she was
Old 04-11-08, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Glad I wasn't the only one who caught the homage.

I'm guessing that the majority of the folks posting here who didn't like the episode didn't get that the entire thing was in reference to THAT. In which case, they've missed out on the most hilarious aspect of the whole episode.
I agree - this was a quick homage to Who's Afraid . Only a lot less drinking and sexual tension.
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I couldn't help but laugh when Andy started styling during the Hunter song.

Pretty good episode, nice to have the show back.
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Originally Posted by lordwow
Also, Angela and the ice cream.
I liked her reply to the single flower better.
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Originally Posted by lordwow
Jan was always crazy, we've just seen more of her.
Yes, we have.
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Overall a pretty good episode with great laugh out moments throughout. Apparently we don't have many people hear who dabble in the kitchen.
When Pam gives Jan the bottle of wine to Jan and she quips "Oh this will be perfect to use in cooking". Then when Jan lets slip that it will be 3 hours until the osso bucco is ready and Pam is like "What"?
Old 04-11-08, 08:57 AM
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I did miss the rest of the staff but I thought it was a great episode. Some of my favorite highlights (paraphrased, of course):

Michael: Sometimes I just stand here for hours and watch tv.

Pam: So, you have an office AND a work space.

Jan: I'm sure you have some place where you do your doodles.

Jan: It's bonfire.
Michael: Bond-fire. James Bond-fire.

Jim: My apartment is on fire.
Pam: Flooded.
Jim: Flooded.

When asked about his relationship with the woman he brought to the party:
Dwight: It's purely carnal.
Old 04-11-08, 09:11 AM
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Fun stuff, even though I've never read Who's Afraid..., I'm going to put it on my half.com wishlist now.
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Michael's line to Jan about surviving on her ZERO income with NO benefits was pretty good too.
Old 04-11-08, 09:36 AM
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I agree with whoever mentioned Jan's transformation from smart to crazy. She really seems to have embraced not using judgment and pursuing bad ideas. Maybe that's bad writing, but it is good TV.
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I've come to the realization that I do enjoy watching The Office, not for its humor, but because it gets so oddly disturbing in its attempts to demean and redeem the characters.

In other words, I absolutely hate the character of Michael Scott. I have since the show started. What drives me nuts is when they put him on the chopping block, tearing him apart through any which way, and then, at the end, insert some path to redemption that strikes me, because it happens so often, as terribly disingenuous, and insulting at times. Hell, even more often, it's less redemption and more an unanswered plea for pity.

It's essentially a 'sitcom' sensibility injected into a documentary style (that really has lost any cinéma-vérité cache that may have existed in the first season). I still laugh at plenty of the jokes, and I do like one character: Rainn Wilson does a fantastic job giving Dwight dignity even when he's the butt of so many jokes.

I'm amused more by this odd amalgam than by any of the content. This episode featured that oddness perfectly.
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Originally Posted by Seantn
Do they show these eps at NBC.com the day after airing?
It's on hulu.com.
Old 04-11-08, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by SFranke
She really seems to have embraced not using judgment and pursuing bad ideas.
Didn't she have a therapist or life coach or something that told her to do this? She makes a reference to this mindset a few seasons ago (maybe last?) when she talks to the camera about first seeing/dating Michael.
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Is there going to be a mp3 of "The Hunter" song online at NBC?
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Overall, I thought it was a decent episode. I'm certainly glad it's back.

I thought one of the funniest lines was "Michael ran through the sliding glass door because he thought he heard the ice cream truck." That just provided a very funny mental image.

The looks Jan was giving Pam throughout the episode were hilarious, too.
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Okay... I just rewatched it. Dwight showing up is HILARIOUS. When Jan opens the door, Pam's face lights up and then she's like "Awesome!"

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