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The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

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A competing salesman (Timothy Olyphant, Justified) begins stealing Dunder Mifflin's clients. To unearth the pilferer's sales secrets, Michael sets up a sting with Jim and Dwight. Meanwhile, Andy is inspired to start a band after discovering that his college pal has forged a successful music career.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Sounds like it has good possibilities.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Really looking forward to this one. The guest star is a superb actor and great in almost everything I've seen him in.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Glad to see Jim might have a part to play in tonight's episode. He and Pam seem to be footnotes now that they've gotten married.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

The guest star is comedy gold, even though he might not seem like it to those not familiar with his work.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
The guest star is comedy gold, even though he might not seem like it to those not familiar with his work.
Agreed.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Yeah, he was a laugh-a-minute in Gone in 60 Seconds.





Can't wait!
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

My car!
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Saying Timothy Olyphant's character reminded them of Josh Duhamel was awesome.

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Not the funniest ever episode of The Office, but still a solid entry, and more importantly it continues the trend good episodes this season. It was much more low key of an episode, which is where this show thrives.

I liked how whenever anyone went in there to stop Meredith she cut them off before they could say a word. I find it funny that Todd Packer is still working for the company. I could've sworn he got fired at some point. I'd be happy to have Olyphant replace him though, he was beyond obnoxious.

Nice to see Andy come back from last week's episode and bond with Darryl and Kevin.

The whole bit about Pam and Olyphant's character having been out on a few dates was funny too, especially when Olyphant then told Jim that Pam stopped calling him when Jim knew full well that wasn't the case. I loved how Dwight was so angry one minute and then all nice and polite once it hit 5:00 p.m.

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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

lol ya it was
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Good episode. Had it's moments. I like Tim Olyphant and it's good to see he'll be around for awhile.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Originally Posted by Boba Fett View Post
The guest star is comedy gold, even though he might not seem like it to those not familiar with his work.
He's no Ovaltine. (just saying)
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

I can't believe I didn't realize who he was until I read this thread...
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Saying Timothy Olyphant's character reminded them of Josh Duhamel was awesome.


It'll make the wait for Justified that much shorter having him guest on a handful of episodes this season.

I'm totally gay for Timothy Olyphant.
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I can't believe I didn't realize who he was until I read this thread...
You're not alone
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Who is Josh Duhamel?
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Who is Josh Duhamel?
www.google.com
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Oh, he's the founder of Google. Cool.

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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

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Oh, he's the founder of Google. Cool.


Olyphant was excellent, and I'm interested to see where they go with it.

That opening bike scene was well-played too--just the look on Pam's face when Oscar said, "I feel like a tourist in my own town!"
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

That frog song at the end was hilarious. I also had a good laugh when Darrel talked Andy down from $50 a session to $40.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

Kelly's reaction when they introduced him to the staff.....
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

My favorite part wasn't actually a funny one... it was when Michael actually became a real boss for once and gave up on placating the sales staff by giving them the cold hard truth and telling them to deal with it. One of the rare times he's sacrificed his need to be liked for a tough (and correct) call. Plus it was cool to see him in full salesman mode in convincing Oliphant to join.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

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My favorite part wasn't actually a funny one... it was when Michael actually became a real boss for once and gave up on placating the sales staff by giving them the cold hard truth and telling them to deal with it. One of the rare times he's sacrificed his need to be liked for a tough (and correct) call. Plus it was cool to see him in full salesman mode in convincing Oliphant to join.
Loved "I forgot about Packer!"
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

I could have sworn Olyphant almost entered full-on Deadwood/Justified mode when he threatened to punch Michael in the face.
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Re: The Office -- "The Sting" -- 10/21/10

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Oh, he's the founder of Google. Cool.
No, that's this guy:


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