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Hilarious Christmas episode this year.
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Hilarious Christmas episode this year.

Agreed. I like a drunk Erin.
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That was possibly the best episode so far this season. From Stanley's rant about just wanting Christmas to drunk Erin to Jim and Dwight's pranks... really fun episode. However I suspect that even Ray Charles could predict that Andy and Erin will eventually end up together again. Just a little too obvious show.

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My wife and I thought last night's episode was so so, but we loved the Kirkland joke - that was really funny, I may have to steal that one. We've really loved the last several episodes, after stumblng out of the block at the start of the season, the show has become pretty solid again. Dwight's gym, Robert California not wanting his wife to work at DM, Gabe as Abe; there's been some pretty cleaver stuff this season. Really like James Spader's character.
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the only HORRIBLE thing about this season is Andy

they need to have him:

stop being like Michael

and have much less of him on screen, hes a decent supporting character, but nowhere near suited to be the lead, which he basically is now.
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the only HORRIBLE thing about this season is Andy

they need to have him:

stop being like Michael

and have much less of him on screen, hes a decent supporting character, but nowhere near suited to be the lead, which he basically is now.

I agree about Andy. He is often unfunny and just plain annoying. He is definitely no Michael Scott, not even close.

I feel the same way about Ed Helms in general; the more I see him the more I dislike his acting personas.
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Andy is okay, but his character certainly changed from the way he was when he first arrived on the show. Between him and Michael those were truly the "hard to watch" days.

I could do with more of old Bobby California, if not Randy California

I think the ensemble is really shining these day. It's Jim that I am getting tired of.

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I don't see Andy as being like Michael at all. Michael's main theme was that his employees were his substitute family, he was constantly hurt when they didn't behave the way he wanted, and he was pretty much a failure in life. Andy seems mostly oblivious to how his employees act (except when California drops in) and thinks he's a damn fine fellow to be around all the time.

More Creed please! He hasn't stolen anything or ripped anybody off since last season. Has he joined another cult or something?

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Kevin's cookie jar gift - what woman was that supposed to be? Or is the joke just that it's a cookie jar woman?
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It sort of had a Wonder Women vibe.
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I agree about Andy. He is often unfunny and just plain annoying. He is definitely no Michael Scott, not even close.

Unfunny and annoying is exactly what I thought of Micheal Scott. I used to cringe every time they focused on him instead of the much more hilarious supporting cast. So in that respect, I think Andy has replaced Micheal Scott perfectly.
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Unfunny and annoying is exactly what I thought of Micheal Scott. I used to cringe every time they focused on him

Wasn't that the exact intent?
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Wasn't that the exact intent?

Absolutely. But some people just can't handle the cringiness.

I, for one, loved it.
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Unfunny and annoying is exactly what I thought of Micheal Scott. I used to cringe every time they focused on him instead of the much more hilarious supporting cast.

I don't like it when they go out of their way to showcase any individual cast member's comedy talents. Steve Carell was really doing a stand up routine for the camera when he did his "Prison Mike" character in The Convict. Andy's Play was an even worse case where the show went way out of its way to feature Ed Helms for an entire show.

Yes, they've done this with Rainn Wilson but he isn't a stand up comedian so I don't feel like they're trying to advance his career.

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Mmm no comments about the pool party episode?

I think Erin looked even more beautiful this episode.. I got the same Andy reaction watching her in the pool giving him the ring..

Jessica is plain looking IMO..

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Spader is certainly playing the self-absorbed Robert California character to the max. "The one percent are suffering too!"

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Mmm no comments about the pool party episode?

Just one from me. Lots of missed opportunities.
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Yeah I think the episode was too short, should have been an hour long to get all the stuff that was going on finished...

Can almost guess..

- Andy dumps Jessica, gets back with Erin
- Oscar and Toby... too close maybe getting together?
- Pam's replacement chick asking for Jim a bit too much..

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Yeah I think the episode was too short, should have been an hour long to get all the stuff that was going on finished...

Can almost guess..

- Andy dumps Jessica, gets back with Erin
- Oscar and Toby... too close maybe getting together?
- Pam's replacement chick asking for Jim a bit too much..

I think we all know that Andy will get back together with Erin and dump Jessica. I can also see Toby and Oscar getting way too close, because we all know that will be funny. And as for Jim and Pam's replacement, I feel like the finale of this season will end with infidelity. I don't find it too much, I see it as an advancement of The Office 2.0.
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Odds that Jim gets a DUI? It seems he drank a whole bottle of wine, and then he took out that mailbox (or was it something else?) when he drove off.
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I think it was a shrub he took out.
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Odds that Jim gets a DUI? It seems he drank a whole bottle of wine, and then he took out that mailbox (or was it something else?) when he drove off.

I did not get the impression Jim was drunk I just thought he was boxed in, and the only way to get out was through the front lawn.
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I did not get the impression Jim was drunk I just thought he was boxed in, and the only way to get out was through the front lawn.

Yeah, Meredith had boxed his car in. But a whole bottle of wine will get you a DUI.

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TV Notes
The Office' Spinoff Starring Rainn Wilson In The Works For Midseason 2013 Launch
By Nellie Andreeva, Deadline.com - Jan. 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Dwight Schrute may finally be off to greener pastures literally. I hear that NBC is working on an Office spinoff starring Rainn Wilson for a potential midseason 2013 launch. No deals have been closed yet but I've learned that the proposed spinoff is a family comedy, which was the brainchild of Wilson and The Office executive producer/showrunner Paul Lieberstein. It will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, which have been featured on the show several times, including in an episode where Jim and Pam visited Dwight there. (photos below) The potential spinoff will be introduced in an Office episode later this season set at Schrute Farms. Paul and Rainn have been joking for years about Dwight's life on the farm, his family and how ill-suited he is to run a B&B, a source close to The Office said. A while ago, it started to feel like a show to them. NBC agreed, it's been further developed to include multiple generations, many cousins and neighbors. (It is unclear if that would include cousin Mose who has been featured on the show.) At its base it will be about a family farm struggling to survive and a family trying to stay together. Wilson and Lieberstein will executive produce the spinoff with The Office executive producers Ben Silverman, who has been working with Wilson and Lieberstein on the development of the project, and Howard Klein. Greg Daniels, who developed and executive produces The Office, is not involved in the offshoot. He has his hands full already with The Office, Parks & Recreations and his newly picked-up NBC comedy pilot Friday Night Dinner.

This is NBC's second stab at launching an Office spinoff. Under Silverman, the network seriously considered the idea during the 2007-08 season but the efforts were ultimately re-directed to the Amy Poehler-starring Parks & Recreation, which hails from The Offices Daniels and Michael Schur.

If NBC proceeds with the spinoff, that will not mean an immediate departure from The Office for Wilson. If the veteran comedy is renewed for a ninth season as many expect, Wilson will return in the fall before segueing to the new series in mideason. Deliberately or not, the writers on The Office have been planting the seeds for a potential Dwight departure from Dunder Mifflin's Scranton office. Deeply convinced that he is the best salesman there, Dwight was crushed when it was Andy (Ed Helms) and not he getting the manager job vacated by Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Ever since Michael left, Dwight, now No. 2 to Andy, has been unhappy and looking to do something new. He recently flew to Tallahassee to interview with uber boss Robert California (James Spader) for a position there. The setup for the spinoff, with Dwight moving to a new family environment is reminiscent of the Cheers spinoff Frasier, which also featured a switch from a workplace to family format, moving Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) to a new locale.

Even with the promise of a potential new show, NBC is also serious about trying to extend the mothership series. I hear that The Office producer Universal Television has re-opened discussions with the other key Office cast members, approaching them over the past week or so with informal offers for next season. None of the core Office cast members, including Ed Helms, John Krasinksi and Mindy Kaling, have deals for next season, and while the studio can't formally sign the actors before there is a renewal for the show, it is trying to shore them up in anticipation of a pickup. It may not be easy to get the whole gang back together. Helms has movie offers lined up, including a Hangover trequel. Krasinski had been hinting that this could be his final season on The Office as he too has been busy in features, including co-writing and starring with Matt Damon in a movie directed by Gus Van Sant, which will start shooting in April. And Kaling, who is also a writer/co-executive producer on The Office, has been actively developing her own shows and has a live-action and animated comedy in contention at NBC.

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Even with the promise of a potential new show, NBC is also serious about trying to extend the mothership series. I hear that The Office producer Universal Television has re-opened discussions with the other key Office cast members, approaching them over the past week or so with informal offers for next season. None of the core Office cast members, including Ed Helms, John Krasinksi and Mindy Kaling, have deals for next season, and while the studio can't formally sign the actors before there is a renewal for the show, it is trying to shore them up in anticipation of a pickup. It may not be easy to get the whole gang back together. Helms has movie offers lined up, including a Hangover trequel. Krasinski had been hinting that this could be his final season on The Office as he too has been busy in features, including co-writing and starring with Matt Damon in a movie directed by Gus Van Sant, which will start shooting in April. And Kaling, who is also a writer/co-executive producer on The Office, has been actively developing her own shows and has a live-action and animated comedy in contention at NBC.

That's a lot of issues and defections to manage. It's time to shut it down NBC.
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not sure I'd be in for the Schrute spin-off, too gimmicky and over the top. I do like Dwight but am not sure it would have staying power.
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not sure I'd be in for the Schrute spin-off, too gimmicky and over the top. I do like Dwight but am not sure it would have staying power.

A whole show featuring Schrute Farms? Dwight's funny with his survival stuff but the I've always found the farm bits weak. ..and Mos is not funny either. Forget it.

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It will have Dwight (Wilson) living at the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, which have been featured on the show several times, including in an episode where Jim and Pam visited Dwight there.

This is the television tradition of taking a beloved regular character in a sit-com and letting them fail in their own show. Some of the many cases of this include "Flo" from "Alice", "Fish" from "Barney and Miller", "Billy" from "Head of the Class", "Gloria" from "All in the Family", "Grady" from "Sanford and Son", and "Enos" from "Dukes of Hazzard".

I guess this show will be called "Dwight" and will also last less than a season. "Joey" from "Friends" lasted two seasons. Does anyone remember it?

Why there was never a show called "Kramer" is beyond me.

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This is the television tradition of taking a beloved regular character in a sit-com and letting them fail in their own show. Some of the many cases of this include "Flo" from "Alice", "Fish" from "Barney and Miller", "Billy" from "Head of the Class", "Gloria" from "All in the Family", "Grady" from "Sanford and Son", and "Enos" from "Dukes of Hazzard".

I guess this show will be called "Dwight" and will also last less than a season. "Joey" from "Friends" lasted two seasons. Does anyone remember it?

Why there was never a show called "Kramer" is beyond me.

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I think Kramer tried his own show and didn't last a season.. The Michael Richards Show only 7 episodes didn't work out..

At least Julia Louis Dreyfus was more successful with her own, didn't quite make the 100 episode syndication, did she?..

Yeah not based on their Seinfeld characters I know.

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