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The Office -- Retrospective and "Finale" -- Series Finale -- 5/16/13

Old 05-17-13, 08:56 AM
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Re: The Office -- Retrospective and "Finale" -- Series Finale -- 5/16/13

Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
He said the kid was his, and didn't he mention helping name it?
It was a little vague. He told Kelly it was his, then told the camera that he was dating a girl, she went out to get something and never came back. I took it to mean it was her baby and she left him with it, but it wasn't absolutely clear.
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Re: The Office -- Retrospective and "Finale" -- Series Finale -- 5/16/13

I really liked the finale as well. Nice to go out with three great episodes after two pretty miserable years. Really touching and mildly funny, perfect for a finale. I loved Jim's "Gunden Pranken" bit, fits the character and sweet as well.
Having only watched sporadically this season, I've been a little fuzzy on what this business opportunity thing was. Did his job in Philly have anything to do with whatever Daryl is doing in Austin?
Also, since I missed the first few episodes this year, how did they write off Kelly, and how much has Ryan been on this year and what was his story-line?
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Old 05-17-13, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe View Post
Totally agree.

The Office gets a B.

All in the Family, Friends, Seinfeld, MASH, Cheers - those are the A's.
I think you'll find some disagreement with Friends being an A. Even if you liked the show (I didn't, but watched most of the show's run), you'd have to admit that the quality of the writing was inconsistent as the year's went on.

Great finale for the Office. A good mix of humor, heart and nostalgia.
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Old 05-17-13, 09:10 AM
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Re: The Office -- Retrospective and "Finale" -- Series Finale -- 5/16/13

Originally Posted by windom View Post
No one else was bothered by the way Dwight fired Kevin and Toby?

I always thought Meredith had a daughter not a son...Guess I was wrong...Anyone remember her having a daughter?

I hope Erin gets paternity/maternity tests for her "parents" in case they are just scam artists trying to cash in on her new found fame.

Couldn't Michael have just gotten and iPod Touch if he needed another device for photos? He wouldn't have had to pay for another phone number. Michael has too much gray in his hair. He needs to darken it up.
I wish I could suspend my disbelief to the levels that you can, Windom.
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Old 05-17-13, 09:11 AM
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I think I'd rate it a B as well, the A's being Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm & Arrested Development.
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I don't think Curb is over.
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Yea, Larry David has not said he's done and HBO themselves have said they are "cautiously optimistic" the show will be back.
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Old 05-17-13, 09:51 AM
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He'll do it when he wants to. He could keep doing this show with 5 year breaks. I don't think it'll ever officially be over until he's dead.
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Seinfeld an A? hmmm not sure about that but everyone is entitled to their opinion
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Personally I give The Office an A for season 2 alone but I understand why people wouldn't. At its best The Office was the funniest comedy and the most touching drama on TV.
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Old 05-17-13, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Howie2000 View Post
I was more bothered how illogical it was because if the regional manager could just fire Toby at their whim why woudn't Michael have fired him in season 1.
Pretty sure Michael didnt' have the authority to fire him, since he wasn't employed by the branch, he was employed by corporate. David Wallance owns, what presumably is the only branch, and they needed an HR person so Toby was employed the branch.
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Having only watched sporadically this season, I've been a little fuzzy on what this business opportunity thing was. Did his job in Philly have anything to do with whatever Daryl is doing in Austin?
Same job. A few episodes back, they were ready to take the business national and at that point, Jim stepped back so he could stay with Pam in Scranton. Apparently, they've relocated their HQ to Austin in the intervening six months.
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They knocked it out of the park with this one. Everything was pretty much perfect. I never hate-watched the show but the early years were better. That said, a lot of that lead to this and it really was awesome.

I loved Jim and Pam the most. They had one of the best relationship stories on TV and I'm sad to see it go. But man, what a send off.
This.

I haven't watched much TV the last few years so perhaps I am missing somebody, but they are to me the best TV couple, perhaps ever. (At least since the Petries).
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Personally I give The Office an A for season 2 alone but I understand why people wouldn't. At its best The Office was the funniest comedy and the most touching drama on TV.


Bookmarked by "The Dundies" and "Casino Night". And so much in between.
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Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
I don't think Curb is over.
I seem to remember Jeff Garlin saying there would be more Curb.
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As drama and action and even procedural shows evolve over time sitcoms inch toward the lowest common denominator because that's what gets the ratings. My top 2 sitcoms are Cheers and Golden Girls which I just find more packed with jokes than anything today. This was a solid show but there were episodes the last 2 seasons that would depress me with how bad they were, like I can't believe I just spent 22 minutes watching James Spader chew scenery with a bunch of characters who failed to evolve in Carrell's absence. But then I catch 90 seconds of a CBS comedy and it's like Happy Endings can't get renewed and these shows dominate, damn you middle America!
Voted Kelly Kapoor after much debate. I miss her and Ryan more than Michael and Amy Ryan; Ryan pulling out the iPad with the analog clock app at Andy's recital is one of my favorite gags from the show.
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
that was so fucking messed up that Ryan and Kelly ran off together with him abandoning his baby.
As Ryan proudly tells Kelly "I've finally mastered commitment!"
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I really liked the finale as well. Nice to go out with three great episodes after two or three really mediocre (or bad) years. Touching with some funny bits made for a good and satisfying finale.

I loved Jim’s “Gunden Pranken” bit. Glad we got more Jim/ Dwight pranks, but good pranks this time.

Nice nostalgia call back to Pam answering the phone

Loved Phillis trying to make the new guy fat.

Loved seeing Michael again, and even got a great “That’s What She Said”. Glad he’s happy and still dumb enough to buy 2 phones for pictures. (He’s happy to buy a family plan!)

I’ll miss Jim & Pam, most of all. Maybe my favorite TV couple, next to Coach Taylor & Mrs. Coach.
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I don't think Curb is over.
I know it's not over. I never said it was. I just said it was an A in the comedic rankings of all time.
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Best part of the Kelly-Ryan thing is that she's leaving an attractive doctor to be with .. Ryan.
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I seem to remember Jeff Garlin saying there would be more Curb.
On the last episode of his podcast he said it's possible but not in the next year.
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Re: The Office -- Retrospective and "Finale" -- Series Finale -- 5/16/13

Creed was awesome in this.

Poor Andy. I never considered him part of the "Office Family".

I would have ended it with Creed being carried off. But I don't write and direct TV shows. So who cares?

It was a nice finale.
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I feel like all my kids grew up... and then they all married each other. It's every parent's dream.
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So did Daryl take his daughter to Austin or did she stay behind in Scranton?
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So did Daryl take his daughter to Austin or did she stay behind in Scranton?
Why do you think about this?
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