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Old 10-31-08, 08:50 AM
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Dwight's prank was Jim Halpert through and through.
That's what I was thinking. The student is learning fom the master.
Old 10-31-08, 08:54 AM
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They used the company truck to move Holly, Darryl drives that truck and didnt want michael touching the CB nevermind driving it.

More development of creed being a weird psychopath with the joker lines, following the path of him killing someone and stealing their identity, to enjoying the gay chats on the dunder mifflin website mentioned last season.

And more development of Dwight and Andy and Dwight being the dominant male and andy being the cuckolded man. From pulling the table away during the interview and Andy's costume as a kitten wearing tights.
Old 10-31-08, 09:14 AM
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I thought it was great - "Did Daryl touch you?"
Old 10-31-08, 10:24 AM
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I enjoyed the episode. 3 jokers in the office, Stanley's sleeping mask!

The Cornell bit was good too, except for the interview thing.
Didn't like meeting the brothers either.

Michael not knowing the blues, so they just keep going "Na na na na nah" back and forth!
Old 10-31-08, 10:39 AM
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Dwight and Andy bit was great..
Brothers as others have said sucked.

Daryl was great in the truck, really added to the trip.
Creed was insane as Joker. Perfect.

And I do wish they would have had a halloween ep
Old 10-31-08, 11:47 AM
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really liked Stanleys encounter with Andy when he walked out of the bathroom
Old 10-31-08, 12:06 PM
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awful episode. other than the Creed-Joker, didn't laugh once. The scenes with Jim's brothers were tedious. The Andy/Dwight stuff went on way too long, and again tedious. This was the first Office turd of the season, IMO.
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Old 10-31-08, 12:36 PM
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I agree that the brothers were sort of a letdown, (I guess they're successful business guys . . . ?), but there was one gem out of that storyline:

BROTHER: There aren't any successful trumpet players.

PAM: Miles Davis.

JIM: That's one.

PAM: Art . . . somebody.

JIM: Half.

And I guess they can go ahead and cast Creed Bratton in the next Batman movie. I think we have our replacement.
Old 10-31-08, 12:59 PM
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As a Cornell grad, I really appreciated this episode.
Old 10-31-08, 01:23 PM
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PAM: Art . . . somebody.
I thought she said Chet (as in Chet Baker).
Old 10-31-08, 01:27 PM
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really liked Stanleys encounter with Andy when he walked out of the bathroom
Those little ridiculous moments are what I love about The Office. Another one was the elevator door closing while Dwight was talking, then him opening it again just to finish the last word. I don't even remember what it was, but it was a great moment.
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Old 10-31-08, 01:41 PM
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Wasn't the whole point of the brothers supposed to be they're annoying and not funny?
Old 10-31-08, 01:45 PM
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PAM: Art . . . somebody.
Chet somebody.
(Chet Baker)

Meh episode. Like most others, I wish this was a full episode of Halloween.
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I loved the part when Michael goes
"I just want you to find a man who makes you happy."
"Thank you"
"... and you did..."
Darryl: "Clever, Mike."

All of the moving truck scenes were funny, but the whole thing felt really rushed.
Old 10-31-08, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by lordwow View Post
Wasn't the whole point of the brothers supposed to be they're annoying and not funny?
That's what I thought.
Old 10-31-08, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Achtung View Post
Those little ridiculous moments are what I love about The Office. Another one was the elevator door closing while Dwight was talking, then him opening it again just to finish the last word. I don't even remember what it was, but it was a great moment.
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Old 10-31-08, 03:58 PM
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I wasn't a huge fan of the episode, mainly because it was a little too deadpan, not set during Halloween, and introduced the concept of Amy Ryan not being an integral part of the show anymore. Ah, but there were still plenty of chuckle-worthy moments, like Stanley's Black Lagoon mask and "Did Darryl touch you?". But, overall, meh and .
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One great moment that I don't think has been commented on was Kevin's reaction to Creed also dressing as the joker. "Dammit Creed! I've been up since four!" when all he's done is thrown on a layer of white paint and some lipstick.
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I thought it was a fantastic episode. You guys are all nuts.
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Someone please post a screencap of Creed/Joker. Talk about damn scary!
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Old 10-31-08, 11:51 PM
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I seem to be the only one that doesn't like Holly and am happy to see her go.

I'm just not jiving with the "norm" I guess.

Personally I find Michael annoying and can barely tolerate him and I see Holly as just a female version of Michael so whenever she's around it's like all of a sudden there's two Michaels when I can barely stand one Michael.

Sounds like I'm in the minority but I just don't dig her at all.
Old 11-01-08, 12:18 AM
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I have to admit after the cold open I lost interest in the episode because it wasn't a halloween episode. I blame that more on the marketing of the episode though. Like others have said, there was so much potential and it wasn't realized.
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I thought the episode was fantastic.

Jim as Dave from "Meet Dave" cracked me up.

For those of you wondering why Daryl helped Holly move, I suggest you check out The Office Website and watch the deleted scenes:

Spoiler:
Daryl: I thought I got a good deal...I'm getting paid five times what I do on a regular day to drive them. Then I realized I'm gonna be stuck in a car with Michael for half the day...


Loved Creed as The Joker and Kevin's reaction. Thought it was hilarious when Michael didn't know what he was supposed to do when singing the blues.

Jim's brothers annoyed me, but I really liked what happened there because it shows Jim, as opposed to Roy, really stands behind Pam's aspirations to be an artist. Also, in the end they weren't really jerks, and they liked Pam a lot, so it worked out well. I can't stress how happy I am that the writers aren't making Jim and Pam jump through hoops to be together. Like someone already mentioned, I thought when Pam mentioned a trumpeter's first name and Jim said "Half" was pretty good.

I also like how Kelly isn't falling for Ryan's shit anymore. Always good to see Dwight get the best of Andy as well. I wish Andy would have left instead of Toby; I don't like Toby, but I just like how much Michael unreasonably hates him.

Also sad to see Holly go, but I think the writers will find a way to keep her and Michael together somehow. I liked how he was like "I'm not strong...I'll go back to Jan...I hate Jan." And the "Did Daryl touch you?" bit.

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