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There was a promo after the episode a week or two ago where they titled it "Looks who's interviewing to be the new boss...". Not really a spoiler alert but they showed Ricky Gervais, Jim Carrey and someone else. That surprised me because that was the first tip off I had that Will Ferrell was not the permanent new boss.

I thought in this same promo they showed him somehow getting shot by Dwight with a prop gun during a meeting.
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Thursday's episode (the first one without Michael Scott) was actually pretty funny, however the show really feels like it's in that weird place that shows go to die (like animals do), after a primary character leaves. There was just something missing from the very start.

The show should end with Jim being given the job of manager and Dwight quitting.
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There was a promo after the episode a week or two ago where they titled it "Looks who's interviewing to be the new boss...". Not really a spoiler alert but they showed Ricky Gervais, Jim Carrey and someone else. That surprised me because that was the first tip off I had that Will Ferrell was not the permanent new boss.

Really? I thought it was pretty common knowledge that Farrell was doing four episodes.
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On the preview they aired last night we don't see Ferrell, mmmm..

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On the preview they aired last night we don't see Ferrell, mmmm..

I'm assuming his basketball injury is how they are writing him off.

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I'm assuming his basketball injury is how they are writing him off.

How they DID write him out.

His four episodes have come and gone.
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no problem losing ferrell. his character just didn't work for me.

not funny, just weird and creepy.

something is wrong with the writers if they can't make
will ferrell funny.

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His character was intended to be creepy and awkward.

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His character was intended to be creepy and awkward.

Just like Michael was. (Hence Jim and Dwight's "Oh no!" reaction).

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something is wrong with the writers if they can't make
will ferrell funny.

They didn't let him do his over-the-top Will Ferrell routine, the only one that he's been doing his entire comic career. He's not exactly Peter Sellers.

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Will is trying to widen his scope as an actor, as did Steve Martin and Bill Murray. I think he is up to it. I wonder if he and Woody Allen had some conversations about branching out.

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Wow, last night's episode was one of the best Office episodes in recent memory! There were so many great possibilities with Dwight as manager and I think they really mined the comedic potential of that situation. It was also refreshing to get some old-fashioned Jim & Dwight interaction again. It really felt like a classic episode!

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Will is trying to widen his scope as an actor, as did Steve Martin and Bill Murray. I think he is up to it. I wonder if he and Woody Allen had some conversations about branching out.

Comedians who "branch out" (like Martin and Murray) usually have no problem doing sappy romantic stuff. Will Ferrell already did that in "Stranger than Fiction". When they try dramatic stuff like when Murray did "Where the Buffalo Roam", it rarely works because it's hard to take them seriously. The only comedian I can think of who pulled off dramatic acting was Richard Pryor.

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Comedians who "branch out" (like Martin and Murray) usually have no problem doing sappy romantic stuff. Will Ferrell already did that in "Stranger than Fiction". When they try dramatic stuff like when Murray did "Where the Buffalo Roam", it rarely works because it's hard to take them seriously. The only comedian I can think of who pulled off dramatic acting was Richard Pryor.

Jamie Foxx (Ray, Collateral, Jarhead).
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Jamie Foxx (Ray, Collateral, Jarhead).

I never considered him funny, so does that make him a comedian?
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I never considered him funny, so does that make him a comedian?

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I never considered him funny, so does that make him a comedian?

I didn't find his acting in Ray a big deal (he was just doing an impression) and Collateral and Jarhead were action thriller characters that even a rapper like Ice Cube could have pulled off.

But then imagine Will Ferrell trying to play those characters!

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I didn't find his acting in Ray a big deal (he was just doing an impression) and Collateral and Jarhead were action thriller characters that even a rapper like Ice Cube could have pulled off.

But then imagine Will Ferrell trying to play those characters!

Jarhead was an action thriller? I must have missed something.
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Jarhead was an action thriller? I must have missed something.

Compared to the book it was.

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One of the funniest eps of the season.

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Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I was wondering what you guys thought about the image quality of the Office in HD.

Overall I think it looks ok, but pretty soft. But most of all, I seem to notice intense banding/posterization (I think those are the right terms) on the characters' faces. I wish I had taken a picture to post here, but I'll try to describe it.

In most shots where there is a closeup of someone's face, there's usually one spot in particular on their forehead that's really shiny- ie, one spot that seems to reflect the lighting the most. On my TV, the various shades of skin that make up the forehead and the shiny spot are displayed in defined "bands"- ie, it's not a smooth gradient of colors.

I'm wondering if other people experience this - is this banding in the source - or is it simply the limit of my TV? I'm watching on a Samsung PN50B450, a 50" plasma at 768p, on Verizon FiOS.

I don't really notice it in other movies or shows. It's incredibly noticeable in the Office.

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...When they try dramatic stuff like when Murray did "Where the Buffalo Roam", it rarely works because it's hard to take them seriously. The only comedian I can think of who pulled off dramatic acting was Richard Pryor.

I didn't see "Where the Buffalo Roam", but I think he pulled it off nicely in "Lost in Translation".
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I didn't see "Where the Buffalo Roam", but I think he pulled it off nicely in "Lost in Translation".

Lost in Translation was a really a romance, although a cleverly unconventional one, and Murray's character was an American actor. In other words he played himself right down to watching old SNL reruns of himself.

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finally got around to watching this week's episode. I actually thought it was really funny (with Dwight being in charge). Much better than I expected. I also loved the Jim-Dwight antics again.
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TV Notes
New 'Office' Boss Won't Be Revealed Until Next Season
By John Sellers, TheWrap.com - May 16th, 2011

Fans of "The Office" will have to wait until next season to find out who'll be riding herd at Dunder Mifflin.

"There will definitely be a new boss in 'The Office' come fall, but we won't be revealing that until after the season," Bob Greenblatt, NBC's freshly minted entertainment president, said during the network's upfront presentation at the Hilton Hotel in mid-town Manhattan on Monday.

The upcoming finale features James Spader, Ray Romano and Ricky Gervais, but it won't revealed yet if they'll be stepping into Steve Carell's shoes until the fall.

In other Thursday night comedy block news, "30 Rock" may be getting pushed to mid-season, because of Tina Fey's pregnancy. However, that doesn't mean fans of the sitcom will have to suffer through an abbreviated season.

The show is being picked for a full 22 episodes, Greenblatt said.

Greenblatt also revealed the network's contingency plans if the NFL lockout drags into the fall. The network executive said NBC would air "larger than life" game shoes in lieu of "Sunday Night Football."

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-pos...t-season-27436
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I kinda like Kathy Bates in this in her rare appearances. Love how she seems to really have a grasp on things, yet just lets her dogs roam when she shows up.

The guy they picked for Gabe is just pitch-perfect as the pasty, panty-wasted little weirdo. I keep worrying they'll write Erin into going back to him though.
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The only comedian I can think of who pulled off dramatic acting was Richard Pryor.

Or, you know, Robin Williams (Awakenings, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, The Fisher King, Dead Again, Dead Poets Society, L&O:SVU, etc.)

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has done pretty well for himself in dramatic roles.

There was also this funny guy who used to star in a TV comedy about dressing in drag in the 80s, did some comedies about mermaids, volcanoes, and bachelor parties, and then went on to do some fairly decent dramatic acting later in life, winning a couple of Oscars along the way. Can't quite remember his name at the moment. Banks, Cranks, Spanks, something like that.
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Or, you know, Robin Williams (Awakenings, Moscow on the Hudson, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, The Fisher King, Dead Again, Dead Poets Society, L&O:SVU, etc.)

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has done pretty well for himself in dramatic roles.

Will Smith was never a comedian. He was the MC of a hip-hop duo before becoming an actor on a sitcom.

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There was also this funny guy who used to star in a TV comedy about dressing in drag in the 80s, did some comedies about mermaids, volcanoes, and bachelor parties, and then went on to do some fairly decent dramatic acting later in life, winning a couple of Oscars along the way. Can't quite remember his name at the moment. Banks, Cranks, Spanks, something like that.

Tom Hanks was never a comedian. He majored in theater in college and took many serious roles in films and television (one on stage) before appearing in television sitcoms.

Will Ferrell was a comedian. He did improvisational comedy with The Groundlings before he was hired on SNL.

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