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The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

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In the wake of Sabre's buyout of Dunder Mifflin, new CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) arrives in Scranton, awing the staffers with her charismatic Southern style. But Bennett is against having two branch managers, a policy shift that impacts Michael and Jim, one of whom must step down from their managerial post and return to salesman duty. Meanwhile, a Valentine's Day plan blows up on Andy.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

With the olympics coming, will these continue or will there be a hiatus?
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

After tonight, no more Office until March 4, and I do believe it's an hour long that night.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Does that go for the other shows, like community, parks, etc? I should I ask in those respective threads?
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Yeah, pretty sure it goes for all of those shows.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

"those dogs love a good crotch.. you should take that as a compliment"

let the laughs begin!
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

"Did you see Saw?"

"Yes, Mose and I seesaw all the time."

It took me a second to realize what he said, but probably one of my new favourite Dwight lines.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Hahahaha "Farty Dirtpatch"
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

I'm already sick of Kathy Bates.

Glad Jim's back in sales
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

I lost it when Jim nonchalantly grabbed the end of Dwight's tie and just stuck it in his coffee cup.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Originally Posted by Drav3n View Post
"those dogs love a good crotch.. you should take that as a compliment"

let the laughs begin!
That was good for a laugh every time they showed it.

Decent episode. It's a shame there's such a wait until the next one.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

great episode tonight! lots of laughs, From the Andy-Kelly stuff, everyone had some great lines tonight.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Did anybody notice that Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, the new Spider-man reboot) directed this episode? Pretty cool.

I don't like Kathy Bates on this show.

Jim dunking Dwight's tie in coffee is classic. I hope the pranks pick back up and Jim messing with Dwight continues. It would be the return to the earlier days that this show needs.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Did anybody notice that Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, the new Spider-man reboot) directed this episode? Pretty cool.

I don't like Kathy Bates on this show.

Jim dunking Dwight's tie in coffee is classic. I hope the pranks pick back up and Jim messing with Dwight continues. It would be the return to the earlier days that this show needs.
Agree. This was a good episode. I haven't truly enjoyed an episode of The Office in quite some time, but I liked this one. Love that Jim is back in sales. Personally, I just didn't think the whole "co-manager" thing went anywhere and seemed out of place. I know I've been one of the people going on and on about how the show used to be good and whatnot, but Jim moving away from sales was unnecessary. He's back where he belongs and hopefully will help get The Office back to its old ways.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

loved this episode. Bernard and his nose tissue plugs was great
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

I thought there were several good laughs in this one. But I also agree with the opinions above that Kathy Bates was a bit too much. She seemed to be channeling her character from Titanic, and it just didn't work. It was good that they have finally dropped the "co-manager" plot, too. Never cared for it, and it made Jim even less of an interesting character.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Now that was a rock-solid episode. Much better than last week's.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Jim dunking Dwight's tie in coffee is classic. I hope the pranks pick back up and Jim messing with Dwight continues. It would be the return to the earlier days that this show needs.
Great to see that the pranks will return. Glad to see Jim get back to his old Jim-ness.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
"Did you see Saw?"

"Yes, Mose and I seesaw all the time."

It took me a second to realize what he said, but probably one of my new favourite Dwight lines.

Not only that, but also Dwight's "oh, yeah, great film...almost as fun as *looks to camera* going on a seesaw". Oh my God I loved that entire exchange so much. I love his apparent undying love of a seesaw.

I love the Dwight/Ryan team, Andy/Erin relationship, Michael as the only manager, Jim back in sales and pranking, and everything else going on right now.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Agreed. Great episode, and I hope we get some of the old Jim.

Hope Kathy Bates isn't around too much longer. Don't really care for her.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Best episode of the season - by far. The constant crotch sniffing dogs will go down in Office history.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Funniest ep this season. Some quite disturbing moments also.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

"don't ride them, a lot of people try to ride them"

Crotch sniffing dogs is a classic moment?
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

Yeah, when Jim took off his suit coat and rolled up his sleeves, I just grinned because it just felt "right". Of course, him dunking Dwight's tie was the clincher.

The look on Andy's face when he was looking around while the dogs were sniffing him at his desk had me crying with laughter.

Isn't Erin just adorable? I do hope they let Andy and her get on with the dating though.
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Re: The Office -- "Manager and Salesman" -- 02/11/10

I liked the episode but I hope they don't just reset back to the first few seasons. These characters need to grow, not go back to their "old versions". I'm glad they invented a reason for Jim to go back to sales, because there was no way he would have taken his old job back if there hadn't been incentive.

Another good episode in a great season. Not as good as others have been (again, if I wanted to see "2nd Season" versions of these characters, I'd pop in the DVDs) but the writers haven't let me down yet.

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