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Old May 10 2013, 12:46 PM   #136
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Re: Build-Up to The Office Finale

But he was in every episode. He actually appeared a LOT more this year than the past couple. Jim and Pam quietly started disappearing from the show once they had the baby.
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Old May 10 2013, 02:16 PM   #137
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Another great episode (although I could have done without Andy).

Seems the series finale will be 6 months in the future after the documentary airs. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that, although it does parallel the UK version in that way.

Although the setting seems like a perfect way to bring back past guests and hopefully some past regulars (Ryan, Kelly, etc.)
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Old May 10 2013, 02:24 PM   #138
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The show is really going out with a whimper, the latest episode was dreadful. I barely laughed at the funny bits, and the feel-good parts were just generically sappy. When Pam played Jim's highlight video, my main thought was "How long is this going to drag out?"

A little Earth Wind & Fire can help anything, though.
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Old May 10 2013, 05:08 PM   #139
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Last night's episode was one of the few that I watched this season so I wasn't 100% about what was going on, but it was nice to see Dwight not acting like a tyrant as the boss, and I liked how Jim convinced him into making him his own assistant. The rest was pretty forgetable though, and I still hate Andy.
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Old May 10 2013, 05:16 PM   #140
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The Andy subplot was pretty weird. I'm not sure what they are intending with his character, I used to like Andy actually. But the (admittingly few) episodes I've seen this season, he's been all over the place.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:21 PM   #141
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The Andy thing was lame. I kind of thought that last episode was his swan song, and a reasonable enough send off... and that they were going to focus on other characters for the last couple of episodes. I guess that was too optimistic. I had heard that my boy Aaron Rodgers was going to make a guest appearance, and I guess I just assumed that it was a natural fit for the Athlead thing.
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Old May 10 2013, 06:34 PM   #142
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I liked that episode, except for the Andy subplot as everyone else has pointed out. I loved Jim's deadpan delivery of what was obviously sarcasm, but which seemed to go right over Dwight's head. I also liked the Dwight and Angela story and how it ended. Dwight looked so happy when he learned he was truly a father, that was a good moment. The only part I didnt like (besides Andy) was the Jim and Pam ending. Too sappy. It doesn't feel genuine anymore.
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Old May 11 2013, 01:31 AM   #143
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The show is really going out with a whimper, the latest episode was dreadful. I barely laughed at the funny bits, and the feel-good parts were just generically sappy. When Pam played Jim's highlight video, my main thought was "How long is this going to drag out?"

A little Earth Wind & Fire can help anything, though.
Never a good idea to remind your viewers of how much better the show was in the past. Though, I did recently re-watch season 2 and was happy to see they finally revisited the Christmas Card, though it's a bit weird that he's been married to Pam for years and just now is giving her the card.

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Edit: I've been power-watching Parks & Rec to see the early episodes I missed because the pilot sucked, and realizing just how much better a show it is than The Office. Such a well balanced cast, and Mark for Chris & Ben is the best trade in TV history.
I agree, totally, with this. Parks and Recreation has heart, something that The Office, aside from Jim and Pam (and occasionally Oscar) lacks. That's not a knock against The Office, because it's not that kind of show, but I do enjoy how much the characters in Parks and Recreation care for, respect, and admire each other.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:46 AM   #144
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Andy never seemed like a good fit. Not sure why they kept him on as a character. I think The Office has ran it's course, but it's still sad to see it go
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Old May 11 2013, 04:59 AM   #145
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Andy is one of those characters they never wrote consistently. The Andy you see in one season bears nothing in common to the Andy you see in another. Kind of like Ryan. Ryan started out as this guy who knew all the business theory but had no sales ability. Then he turned into white needy Tom Haveford.

But it's sure not Ed Helms' fault. I really think they kept him on because he was played by Ed Helms.

Anyway Dwight was always the real main character of the show, especially after Michael left.

I wish Pete & Clark joined sooner. They should have had time to be fully developed instead of being The Office's Ezri.
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Old May 11 2013, 12:53 PM   #146
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"This is how loud I love you"

I really liked that episode, and I'm a sucker for the Jim/Pam relationship so I liked the highlights from the past. I thought it was all pretty funny, although the Andy bit again just feels out of place.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:26 PM   #147
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"This is how loud I love you"
That cracked me up too.



I'm glad they got those two together. They deserve each other.

I'm looking forward to the finale. There's an hour retrospective show beforehand, which I'm sure will be cool.
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Old May 11 2013, 05:16 PM   #148
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It's always weird seeing schlumpy, young, disheveled Jim.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:17 PM   #149
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What scenes would people want to see in a The Office highlights show?

For me it would be Dwight's fire-drill. that is maybe the funniest three or four minutes of television ever. the total level of choas they portrayed is just amazing to me.
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Old May 12 2013, 05:31 PM   #150
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Parks and Recreation has heart, something that The Office, aside from Jim and Pam (and occasionally Oscar) lacks.
That's interesting. I never saw Oscar as having heart. He always seemed kind of detached and/or cynical to me, even when he does something nice (like to Angela recently).
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