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Old 04-26-12, 08:20 PM
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The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

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Unemployed Andy (Ed Helms) crashes a fundraiser for the Senator (guest star Jack Coleman) and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl (Craig Robinson) teaches Nellie (Catherine Tate) how to eat a taco. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, BJ Novak, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, and Zach Woods also star.


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Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

When the best line of the episode is "Speech!! Speech!!", you know you're in trouble.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.
I don't dispute that but to me last week's thread was an exception. It really was the worst episode of the series. And I've given the post-Carrell Office a lot of slack.

Hopefully this one is a step up.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

That was not good.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I've been ok with most of the season...until Nellie started to take on a prominent role. The actress is just annoying as hell, and the way they're forcing her down our throats really shows a lack of understanding of their audience, IMO.

If she was going to be a series regular I'd quit.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

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The actress is just annoying as hell, and the way they're forcing her down our throats really shows a lack of understanding of their audience, IMO.
This has been my main gripe. The show has seen a lot of silliness over the past few seasons but Nelly just taking over the office the way she did is just bothersome.

They'll probably delegate her to Robert California's role next season.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

The bit with Andy taking all the dogs seemed like something they would have written for Michael Scott.

I did like Kevin getting to be the "smart" one.

I heard an interview with Pam today and she was praising Catherine Tate. I doubt the cast knows how much the character is disliked.
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Kevin got the most laughs from me. Especially the dog bit at the end.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Yeah, this was pretty awful. The Smoky Robinson opening was beyond horrible.

The only two things I laughed at were Kevin's dog at the end, and Jim nodding to the camera after Nellie said her friends said that if she moved to America, she'd be murdered.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I thought this one was a bit better then the last few weeks, although I guess thats not saying much. Nellie still sucks.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I loved the Smokey Robinson gag solely because he's not dead.

The rest of the episode was just sad and painful. I finally see why people hate Tate; I like her in the Welcome Party episode because her humor was very uncomfortable and awkward. The big problem is the writers don't know if they want that or broad and grating.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I don't think the problem is with Tate, it's with the writing. With good writing, I don't think the character would be so grating or the actress so unlikeable.

I've been with this show since episode 1 and own every season up to 7 on DVD. My wife and I agree it's time to pull the plug. It's running on less than fumes. It's depressing.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Originally Posted by Mr. Flix View Post
I don't think the problem is with Tate, it's with the writing. With good writing, I don't think the character would be so grating or the actress so unlikeable.
I dunno man. I wanna punch her stupid face before she says a word.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I watched last night just because the group would be out of the "office" and honestly nothing can be as bad as last weeks episode.

1) Nelly was not in the spotlight this episode she had 2 scenes. Honestly the Taco bit was stupid, but you can see the writers want to jam her down the audience's throats because she has now won over Pam, Jim, and now Darrel (because she ate a taco).

2) The dog bit was more a Michael thing.. but I did smile looking at all those silly dogs (who wouldn't?)

3) I don't know what they will do once back in the office.. I have a feeling the writers will realy ramp up nelly's role..

I want to be done with this show sooooo bad. What do we have 3 more episodes left?
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Brits don't know what "tah-kos" are?
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Things I liked:

Dwight not understanding how a silent auction worked, particularly Jim calling out, "Speech! Speech!" as Dwight began to realize what had just happened.

Jim's look when Nellie said she her friends told her she would get murdered if she moved to the states.

Kevin calling out Andy/Jim/Pam's BS and pointing out that things are not going well for Andy.

Things I disliked:

Pretty much everything else. I can't recall an episode I enjoyed less as a whole.

So which is it with Nellie: Is she suffering from deep seated emotional insecurities, or severe mental retardation? She routinely displays characteristics of both.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I miss when this show was good. Kevin was the only thing I really enjoyed about it, although Dwight winning all the silent auctions got a few smiles out of me.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

I want them to spinoff a show called and starring "Creed" where he quits Dunder Mifflen to become a bounty hunter. He is the only character left with any sort of appeal to me whatsoever.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Originally Posted by wishbone View Post
Brits don't know what "tah-kos" are?
I've experienced something like this myself. I introduced a British visitor to Mexican food several years ago. About all he knew was that a tortilla was something like a pancake.

This was a shock to me being from the Southwestern US where Mexican food is a staple.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Fully anticipating this will be another this show sucks, why am I still watching it thread.
Maybe it's because you keep starting these threads with this same comment and snarky eye roll?
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

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Maybe it's because you keep starting these threads with this same comment and snarky eye roll?
How dare you question him in his forum?!

Everything is great and thread-worthy!







Back to the show - Nellie as a character is a brutal succubus.
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

Originally Posted by Mordred View Post
I miss when this show was good. Kevin was the only thing I really enjoyed about it, although Dwight winning all the silent auctions got a few smiles out of me.
Me as well. Even the scene making Nellie a fool with the $20 tacos wasn't worth it. Loved the scene at the end where the setup makes you think the dog is dead then you see him with the dog. Very charming like the series from a few years ago
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Re: The Office -- "Fundraiser" -- 4/26/12

This show sucks. Why am I still watching?
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How dare you question him in his forum?!
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This show sucks. Why am I still watching?
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