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Old 01-27-11, 05:33 AM
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The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

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Synopsis:

Spoiler:
When Andy falls into a sales slump, he desperately hosts a small business seminar featuring special guests. Before long, the event turns into an opportunity for Michael and Holly (Amy Ryan) to showcase their improv-comedy flair (or lack thereof). Elsewhere, Erin and Gabe compete in a game of Scrabble.


The Special Guest star for this episode is reportedly:

Spoiler:
Ricky Gervais as David Brent
Old 01-27-11, 03:09 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

I can't believe I'm the first one to comment on this. It's only been 10 hours, though.

I haven't watched this show since the wedding. I'm very much over it.

But I love me some [guest star redacted] so I'll be watching even if it's just a silent, 3-second part.
Old 01-27-11, 03:14 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

For what it's worth, this season has been really great.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Definitely better than last.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Originally Posted by pinata242 View Post
I can't believe I'm the first one to comment on this. It's only been 10 hours, though.

I haven't watched this show since the wedding. I'm very much over it.

But I love me some [guest star redacted] so I'll be watching even if it's !*************!.
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Old 01-27-11, 03:42 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Yeah, I posted right after pinata242 did, and he didn't spoil anything?

But it's not as though you could have missed the thread dedicated to the guest start of tonight's episode if you browse the TV Forum regularly.
Old 01-27-11, 03:44 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

It's ok, kstublen, cat's out of the bag. It's indeed Charlie Chaplin. The "silent" part gave it away.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Word is the Guest Star is only in the cold opening. So tune in early.

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Old 01-27-11, 04:27 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

I don't think you need to spoil that Jobronie. Not to mention, if you do spoil it, people won't look and won't know and then might miss it, lol.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

I haven't watched this show since they found out Pam was pregnant. But I will tonight.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Not to mention, if you do spoil it, people won't look and won't know and then might miss it, lol.
Good point.....
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Awesome. That was much more than blink and you'll miss it though, lol.

I liked how Brent asked, "Any jobs there?" and Michael said, "Not right now." Then Brent replied with "Let me know."

Can't wait to hear speculation about David Brent applying for Michael Scott's job.

Michael hugging Brent after he said "That's what she said" was perfect.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Awesome. That was much more than blink and you'll miss it though, lol.

I liked how Brent asked, "Any jobs there?" and Michael said, "Not right now." Then Brent replied with "Let me know."

Can't wait to hear speculation about David Brent applying for Michael Scott's job.

Michael hugging Brent after he said "That's what she said" was perfect.
I had a feeling Brent was gonna get the "That's what she said" in before Michael.

I think now Ill be spending the weekend rewatching the uk version of the office now.
Old 01-27-11, 08:20 PM
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

And for the second week, Jim is the blink-and-you-miss-him cameo
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Yeah, I'm not exactly enjoying what they're doing with Jim. Although I'll admit, I got a good laugh out of him ditching Andy to go kick rocks in the parking lot.

I thought they were continuing Jim just wasting time because he had reached the commission cap for the year, but I guess that's not what they're going for?

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Creed talking about the Loch Ness Monster was great.

Nice to see Daryll give Andy a heads up and Andy get the win.

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Overall a pretty meh episode. Probably the worst episode in an otherwise great season. It almost felt sort of like an afterthought.

The David Brent cameo at the beginning was great though. I can just imagine all of the people who haven't watched the show in a while, but tuned in for the cameo; if they watched the rest of the episode they'll have "support" for how this show isn't good anymore. Too bad the cameo wasn't put before last week's episode, which was much funnier.

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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Once again my DVR failed me. I got to Chinese character dialogue and then it stopped.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Well....this one started out good.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
Yeah, I'm not exactly enjoying what they're doing with Jim. Although I'll admit, I got a good laugh out of him ditching Andy to go kick rocks in the parking lot.

I thought they were continuing Jim just wasting time because he had reached the commission cap for the year, but I guess that's not what they're going for?
Thats what I was wondering too.. But yea, overall a very weak episode except for the beginning.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

I LOVED micheals reaction when David Brent said "Thats what she said"

Another great episode. I loved the stuff with Kevin and Creed. Great stuff.

I think it would be awesome if they had David Brent take Micheals place. That could be fun.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

The cold open was well worth the price of admission. I loved it. Stopped there. Might be back as the season winds down, though.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

"Where's your jet pack, Zuckerburg?"

Great episode. All three presentations were hilarious, and the Words with Friends stuff was fun. I just resigned a game of that with a coworker because I'm fairly sure he's cheating but maybe he has an Oscar around.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Loved seeing Gervais bring back his Holy Phuck character.

He spent a good 15 minutes one day annoying Karl Pilkington on one of his xfm radio shows doing different voices as: Holy Phuck, Gayvid Bent, and Tony the Right Queer Gay.

It was immature and brilliant.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Liked the opening, liked the Erin subplot. The seminar bit was verging on intolerable. Too bad they couldn't follow up a nice ep last week with one of comparable strength.

They're clearly trying to advance some of the ancillary characters to fill the void when Michael leaves, but ... ehh.
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Re: The Office -- "The Seminar" -- 1/27/11

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
And for the second week, Jim is the blink-and-you-miss-him cameo
I don't think so, he had his own small subplot and showed him regularly throughout it, with a payoff too.

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