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The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

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A mysterious company named Sabre, headed by a magnetic, unorthodox CEO (Kathy Bates), swoops in and buys out Dunder Mifflin. As Michael balks at Sabre's new policies, Andy and Erin write a welcome song to greet the company. Meanwhile, Pam and Jim hope to get accepted into a desired local day-care center.


Paul Lieberstein, aka Toby Flenderson and The Office's showrunner, recently mentioned in an article about Holly that:

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She will not return to the show this season
Old 02-04-10, 01:57 PM
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

So they're getting set up with daycare before the kid is born?
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

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So they're getting set up with daycare before the kid is born?
Very common practice nowadays. If you don't, you'll have difficulty finding a spot at a desired location.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

Paul Lieberstein, aka Toby Flenderson and The Office's showrunner, recently mentioned in an article about Holly that:
I wish they'd bring her back and carry on that relationship with Michael. To me that was some of the funniest stuff from S4.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

I would say its VERY rare to NOT get daycare set up before the baby is born. It's very difficult to find daycare for newborns. Home daycares can only have 1-2 babies.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

"scissor me" lol
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

maybe its just me and having "erin withdrawals" ....but WOW she was looking more stunning than ever!
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

that was a great episode. made up for the lousy clip episode. Loved the scissor me and Pams face when ever it happened. liked the stuff with Micheal pulling away from David Wallaces house.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

I liked this one a lot too.Loved how they keep working or not working the Andy and Erin thing with them just being out of sync with each other.The demise of David Wallace was great Oh and nice to see Christian Slater getting some work
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

I loved Erin singing about her "huge box" and Oscar muttering "you don't know what you're saying..." Hilarious.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

Michael tossing the cord to Creed, saying "This has your name on it". Great episode.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

Glad to see they were drinking Yuengling.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

There was a lot of great moments in this episode--wow has it improved since the start of the season!
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"Suck it!"

Apparently this episode was directed by John Krasinski.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

show continues to go downhill
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show continues to go downhill
Agreed, which is why I'm stunned by the praise for this episode. Didn't laugh one single time. You all must have really lowered your expectations for this show.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

This was my favorite episode in a long time. Everything was top-notch from beginning to end. This season has really been outstanding so far. Can't wait to see what happens with Say-bra.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

Originally Posted by musick View Post
show continues to go downhill
There were a handful of laughs, but they continue making bad choices for cheap laughs. David Wallace was the perpetrator this episode with his "Suck It" idea. I could see him maybe embracing the idea of being funemployed, but he was usually a voice of reason in this show, so the idea that he could think something that stupid was a good idea is just fucking ridiculous.

Whatever. As I said after last week's clip show, nowadays I'm just half-watching because it's sandwiched between shows that are actually good.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

I loved this episode, too. Jim and Pam's conversation with the daycare guy had to be the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

We've talked about it here before, but this whole buyout / merger / layoff deal is the exact sort of topical attitude the show needed to take and I'm glad they're doing it. David Wallace's situation felt very real to me.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

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We've talked about it here before, but this whole buyout / merger / layoff deal is the exact sort of topical attitude the show needed to take and I'm glad they're doing it. David Wallace's situation felt very real to me.
Except they've done similar story threads before and they're usually abandoned after just a few episodes. See: the branch merger and the Michael Scott Paper Company. Hell, they even shoe-horned Ryan back into the show. $10 says everything is back to "normal" by the end of the season.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

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Agreed, which is why I'm stunned by the praise for this episode. Didn't laugh one single time. You all must have really lowered your expectations for this show.
Yeah i'm sure that's it.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

They added Ed Helms to the opening credits.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

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There were a handful of laughs, but they continue making bad choices for cheap laughs. David Wallace was the perpetrator this episode with his "Suck It" idea. I could see him maybe embracing the idea of being funemployed, but he was usually a voice of reason in this show, so the idea that he could think something that stupid was a good idea is just fucking ridiculous.
Whether people realize it or not at the time, a job tends to give a person a sense of stability, something to depend on. When they lose that and they're freed from any type of job constraint, even something as simple as a dress code or a set lunch break, it's not uncommon for the person to spin out of orbit or go off the rails a bit and behave in an unexpected way, especially if you've been with a company for several years, as Wallace had; I totally bought his post-firing behavior. It's not like the show hasn't done this before (ie, Jan's downfall in season four). And though it was obvious what the writers were doing, I still think it was fun to see Michael and Wallace switch their normal roles of cool-headed businessman and overgrown child with crazy-ass ideas.

Whatever. As I said after last week's clip show, nowadays I'm just half-watching because it's sandwiched between shows that are actually good.
Strange you mention that, as I think 30 Rock's season so far has been pretty disappointing. Parks and Rec on the other hand is comic gold.
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Re: The Office -- "Sabre" -- 02/04/10

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
They added Ed Helms to the opening credits.
Missed that.Cool

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