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Old 05-20-11, 10:34 PM
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

Yeah for a second I thought Spader was Christopher Walken with that hair.
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Old 05-21-11, 12:42 AM
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

I didn't get the Finger Lakes thing and why it was funny. I think I missed a few lines of dialogue setting up Carrey's cameo...
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Old 05-21-11, 01:24 AM
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

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I didn't get the Finger Lakes thing and why it was funny. I think I missed a few lines of dialogue setting up Carrey's cameo...
When they were going over interview candidates with JO, they mentioned that there was this guy who was really concerned with vacation time, and asked about it a lot. Said he had a vacation planned in the Finger Lakes.
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Old 05-21-11, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Double_Oh_7 View Post
Apparently Ricky Gervais didn't care for the finale either...

http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/05/20/ri...he-office-dis/
He just refuted that on his blog:

Originally Posted by Ricky Gervais
Sorry, who dissed The Office finale? I fucking didn't, that's for sure.

I simply said it's different to the original which I created and made with different ambitions.

What's wrong with that?

The bit about it "jumping the shark" and being like Chris Martin in Extras was meant to be a little self deprecating in-joke. I myself, did a fun but pointless, over-hyped cameo in the episode too remember. I did it for a laugh like everyone else, I assume.

I certainly wasn't dissing anyone involved more than myself.

The US version of The Office has probably made me ten times the money that the UK version did. I wouldn't knock it. It's still my show. All I said was I do it for different reasons. That is simply what they call the truth. Hope that's OK. I believe I am still entitled to an honest opinion. After all, every other **** is.

I also love how people have confused interviewing for Michael Scott's job, with auditioning for Steve Carell's job. Ha ha. Amazing.

Still, mustn't grumble.
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Old 05-21-11, 01:27 PM
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

A good season finale propels you into next season with a twist, or reveal etc. This episode fell flat by not changing the status quo. There is still no Regional Manager, and no indication if they are close to getting one. Are they going to continue interviewing next season? What they should have done is have Jim on the phone at the end saying "the job is yours if you want it", or have him pick up a resume and say "I'm telling Jo this is who we should go with." THAT is a cliffhanger. So, no, this was not a good season finale.
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Old 05-21-11, 07:19 PM
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

I don't subscribe to the "finale has to be a cliffhanger" theory. Not every show needs one. With Michael proposing and subsequent departure and a parade of guest stars in the final episodes, they didn't need a cliffhanger. There were enough ups and downs as it was. Also, realistically, a company like this would probably have more than a day of interviews.
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

I'd like the next season to open with the manager already in place and operating normally. The Office tends to skip a few months in their reality between seasons anyway, don't they?
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Old 05-21-11, 10:39 PM
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Creed as manager and James Spader were the highlights of the finale. I'd definitely watch next season if Spader got hired, but I don't see that happening.
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Old 05-21-11, 10:52 PM
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It seems like the love for Spader is almost universal. He was definitely the highlight of the show for me.
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Old 05-22-11, 07:44 PM
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I think they missed a great opportunity. They should have had Richard Belzer as Det. Munch interview for the job. He could have been looking to make a career change.
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Re: The Office -- 1 Hour Season Finale -- "Search Committee" -- 5/19/11

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I think they missed a great opportunity. They should have had Richard Belzer as Det. Munch interview for the job. He could have been looking to make a career change.
I was hoping to see Waylan Smithers interview, personally. An animated character on a sitcom would be groundbreaking.
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Old 05-22-11, 08:28 PM
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I think Gervais' comment "I also love how people have confused interviewing for Michael Scott's job, with auditioning for Steve Carell's job. Ha ha. Amazing." sounds like he's talking to people in this thread in the sense that they aren't getting someone new.
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Old 05-25-11, 07:27 PM
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No love for Warren Buffet?
Only reason I came into this thread...I was very surprised to see him. "Can you do any better on salary?"
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Old 05-27-11, 06:10 PM
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Is the epsidoe online, most importantly at least the the Spader part? I recorded over mine and really want to see it again.
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Also why is the woman that Deangelo hired as his assistant still around? Assisting Creed, I guess. Michael never had an assistant though.
Hey, at least she's hot.
And you never heard anyone being called "Assistant to the Regional Manager on the show before?
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