Build-Up to The Office Finale

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    That's vulgar and sexually offensive to her entire gender.

    You should never call a woman a hot period.
     
  2. Mr Light

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    Fair enough. She's hawt.
     
  3. the G-man

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    Just out of curiosity. Do you also get turned on by the idea of Jonah Hill in drag?
     
  4. Mr Light

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    She is not fat :p At worst, she's dumpy. And dumpy's cool.
     
  5. Guy Gardener

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    No, she's fat.

    But fat people do have sex, and someone has to have that sex with them.
     
  6. Mr Light

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    You're letting Hollywood dictate your sense of beauty, dude! Lena is "realistically beautiful"! :D
     
  7. Guy Gardener

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    You do remember that fat people can be beautiful?

    Lena is fat and beautiful.
     
  8. Squiggy

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    It's like they threw everything into a "TV Pilot Madlib" and that's what was generated.

    People we've never heard about show up in a hilarious fashion, fall in love with what they had, and against all odds stay together to work in a hilarious fashion.
     
  9. J.T.B.

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    Plus a precocious kid and eccentric neighbor. Classic!
     
  10. Ood Sigma

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    Well, the end of that episode (Paper Airplanes) just made me cry...
     
  11. shivkala

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    I hope it's the end of that subplot, so they can focus on other things. The whole thing smacked of "we need to create tension in the relationship" and was one of my least favorite storylines leading up to the finale.

    Last night's episode was pretty good. I've been re-watching season 2 recently and it's clear that even good episodes these past few seasons are way far behind in quality to even the average episodes from seasons 2 through early 4.
     
  12. trekkiebaggio

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    Yeah, I wasn't a fan of that storyline but that scene was emotional.
     
  13. shivkala

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    After I posted my comment, I realized how much I didn't like the Andy sub-plot. I had repressed it, completely. It really seems like they dusted off a discarded idea for Michael Scott's exit from the show, and applied it to Andy. Much of Andy's behavior reminded me more of Michael than Andy.
     
  14. the G-man

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    That's been a recurring problem with the Andy character, especially after Helms came back from the first "Hangover." Some arcs he's a villainous character, some arcs he's been a nice guy everyman, and some arcs he's Michael Scott II.
     
  15. shivkala

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    Don't forget the arcs where he's a complete moron. I liked the beginning of last season, when they office banded around him. Of course, his relationship with Erin and the choices he made that led to it and to it's ending really destroyed any sympathy I had for the character.
     
  16. trekkiebaggio

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    Yeah, I was thinking as I was watching it that it seemed exactly like something Michael would do.
     
  17. Spot's Meow

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    The Jim and Pam scene at the end didn't really ring true to me. How nice that the problems in their marriage are neatly solved by suddenly having a flashback to their wedding vows...except not. It did not seem realistic. I actually appreciated the tension in their storyline this season because that did seem realistic to me, that a young married couple would actually be having such issues.

    I don't really know how they could end the whole show with complete satisfaction. I guess the thing to hope for at this point for The Office finale is something heartfelt and genuine.
     
  18. Squiggy

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    Because it's a sit-com.
     
  19. Spot's Meow

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    Well, yes, obviously. But it just tied up the story way too neatly, instead of being emotional it just made me roll my eyes.
     
  20. the G-man

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    I generally lump those into the "Michael Scott II" arcs, insofar as the writers sometimes made Michael too stupid as well.

    But the whole "Andy is a moron" thing is especially grating because they keep playing up that he graduated from Cornell. Yes, I understand that he is supposed to be a legacy who got in through daddy's connections but Cornell is well known as a high pressure place once people do get in (some even consider it the suicide capitol of the Ivy League) they don't stay in if they can't hack it.

    They could have written around this (and they seemed to a little back in the "villain Andy" days) by portraying him as book smart and common sense stupid but, again, they never seemed to get a handle on the character for more than part of season at a time.