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Old 10-07-10, 04:51 AM
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The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

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Andy invites the gang to his community-theater staging of "Sweeney Todd," but his ultimate hope is to impress Erin. Michael, habitually starved for attention and now upstaged, tries to push his jealousy aside and take in the performance. Meanwhile, Jim and Pam are saddled with a bumbling babysitter.


Hmmm, an Andy themed episode.
Old 10-07-10, 09:20 PM
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Well, this episode has been... interesting so far.

Awesome ending montage though. Felt... old Office-ish.

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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Well, this episode has been... interesting so far.
If by interesting you mean awful then yeah.
Old 10-07-10, 09:29 PM
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Ryan pulling out the iPad to tell Kelly what time it was was hilarious.

And I liked Erin's line: "Why would I take her to the hospital?"

It wasn't a great episode, but it wasn't awful either. Pretty average, if forgettable. Although it was nice to see a softer side of Michael at the end to help cheer Andy up.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

I enjoyed it. Erin asking Andy if he wrote the play at the beginning had me laughing. She is so adorably dumb, it's awesome!

@ Dwight when he pulled out the knife as they were all singing in the beginning.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Thought it was great. Funny lines, great stuff from pretty much everyone at some point. And Andy was legitimately awesome in the show.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

at first, from the cold open, I thought this wasnt gonna be a very good episode, but it ended up being a really great episode! Loved the montage at the ending, we dont get many of those like we did in Season 2 so I loved that. Erin had some great moments in this too. lots of funny moments but also just alot of good moments with the whole cast together.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

As usual, Creed had next to no screen time but absolutely stole the show with his two lines.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by Kory View Post
Awesome ending montage though. Felt... old Office-ish.
I actually thought the entire episode felt like an older episode. In that realm of general uncomfortableness that I thought the show was lacking for the last few seasons. I thought it was great.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Hilarious when Michael booed the Sweeney Todd guy and he called him out on it later.

I feel like they're trying to do the same thing with Erin and Andy that they did with Jim and Pam but these two are so dumb (Especially Erin) that I can't see it having anywhere near the emotional impact.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Loved this episode...hopefully this season continues the upward trend from last year.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

I enjoyed this episode and felt it made Andy look more like a real person, helping us understand his talent.

I think I'd enjoy the Erin/Andy relationship better if we had seen Gabe steal her from him. Instead, it's more like a reboot of last season.

More than anything, I just kept thinking, wow, Ed Helms must be having a blast with this episode.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

at Creed phoning in his review (to who, exactly?)
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by JuryDuty View Post
I think I'd enjoy the Erin/Andy relationship better if we had seen Gabe steal her from him. Instead, it's more like a reboot of last season.
I agree, i kept asking myself "What happened between erin and andy again?" But i'm not sure we know... he just couldn't close the deal?
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Originally Posted by Big Boy Laroux View Post
I agree, i kept asking myself "What happened between erin and andy again?" But i'm not sure we know... he just couldn't close the deal?
Well, he did have that "injury"...

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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

I don't think the episode was that funny, but it was kind of sweet all around. Andy's talent and his feelings for Erin, Michael trying to make Andy feel better, Dwight and Angela... they all had a bit more heart to them. For some reason I really liked all the interruption gags during the play.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Stanley when he had to stand up at the end of the play.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Erin broke if off with Andy after she find out (from Michael, of course) that he had been engaged to Angela. I guess Erin was pissed that Andy didn't tell her.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

Thought it was hilarious. This season has already been SO much funnier than last season. Hope it keeps up.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

In just three years Andy has gone from being my least favorite character on the show to an underdog that I root for.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

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In just three years Andy has gone from being my least favorite character on the show to "The Nard-Dog" that I root for.
Fixed.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

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In just three years Andy has gone from being my least favorite character on the show to an underdog that I root for.


Agreed!

Andy has gone from someone who kicked in walls and required anger management courses, to being the biggest puppy dog on the show.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

I really liked this episode. I don't think it was the funniest episode I have seen (although there were some great bits), but I love Andy and Erin, so I was going to like it either way.

I agree with whoever said that the whole Andy/Erin thing felt like a reboot because we didn't see Gabe and Erin get together. It's slightly disappointing, but I'll live with it.

Even though I defended Pam's actions last week, I have to say I fall on the side of "Jim and Pam are just not that likeable anymore" this week. I don't have kids so I can't relate to their problems, but even if the way they are acting is realistic and justified, it's not funny. I think the issue is that they've been presented as being too high above everyone else in terms their intelligence, common sense, etc... They obviously have been since the start, but in earlier episodes they were still flawed. Jim was a slacker who was stuck in a lousy job because he lacked the motivation to do anything about it. Pam was unable to assert herself and let people walk all over her. We were able to sympathize with them, but I feel like that quality is gone now.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

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at Creed phoning in his review (to who, exactly?)
To Bill Needle's "Theatre Beat" of course. Like me, Creed hates theatre.
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Re: The Office -- "Andy's Play" -- 10/07/10

overall i thought it was good, not great, but it did have, in my opinion, the best line of any Office thats ever been on.

"It's like the hurt locker"

i have 3 kids (one is a 3 month old) and it home perfectly

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