Archive: The Office

'The Office': Up a Legal Stream Without a (Ping-Pong) Paddle

The star of last night's "The Office"? You've gotta go with the tortured stenographer at Jan's absurd deposition who was forced to read back Michael's lines to the judge -- lines such as: "That's what she said" (twice) and "I have to go to the bathroom" (more than twice). I...

By John Maynard | November 16, 2007; 10:19 AM ET | Comments (15)

Happy 'Office' Birthday

Good God, people, Jim is turning into Michael. Yes, on last night's "The Office," Jim was in charge while Michael went off on his "Survivorman" adventure (nice plug for the Discovery Channel) and the first thing Jim does is pull some idiotic, Michael-like power move. His big initiative: combine all...

By John Maynard | November 9, 2007; 08:12 AM ET | Comments (13)

'Office': Karen's Return

On last night's "The Office," let's start with the Jim and Karen reunion at the Utica branch. Wow, was that awkward or what. They really are through, aren't they. Stanley, staying put. (Mitchell Haaseth/NBC) It didn't help that Jim was wearing a fake moustache and a Dunder Mifflin warehouse outfit...

By John Maynard | November 2, 2007; 08:55 AM ET | Comments (19)

'The Office' Goes Commercial

It was a brisk, back-to-the-basics episode of "The Office" Thursday night. Yes, it works so much better in the half-hour format. Can we all agree that Michael's homemade commercial for Dunder Mifflin, with all its flaws (and there were many), was so much better than that corporate version that they...

By John Maynard | October 26, 2007; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (15)

'Office': Of Beets and Bankruptcy

So, we finally see Jim and Pam in bed together on Thursday's "The Office." O.K., not your traditional "bedroom" scene. After all, they were staying in the "irrigation room" at Dwight's ultra-creepy Bed & Breakfast, which caters to the "agro-tourism" crowd. Also, Dwight was in the room with them reading...

By John Maynard | October 19, 2007; 08:15 AM ET | Comments (5)

'Office': Take a Chance on Andy

The Office: Episode Three -- Dwight vs. the Machine. And, God bless 'em, Dwight proved superior to the brand spankin' new Dunder Mifflin Web site when it came to paper sales. Final score: Dwight 1270 reams, web site 1218 reams. Of course it didn't hurt that Dwight had access to...

By John Maynard | October 12, 2007; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (10)

Ryan's 'Office' Return

Another hour-long "Office." Anyone else think that the show works so much better in a half-hour format? (More compact plot line? More clever rapid fire jokes?) Ryan is back, sporting a creepy 7 o'clock shadow and an off-putting cocky attitude. Did he really think he had a shot with Pam?...

By Maura McCarthy | October 5, 2007; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Office' Hit and Run

Meredith goes down (because of Michael). Sprinkles the Cat goes down (because of Dwight). Pam's computer goes down (because of porn). Ah, yes. NBC's "The Office" is back for season four -- in all its sublime, glorious ridiculousness. As usual, it's tough times at Dunder Mifflin, although things get off...

By John Maynard | September 28, 2007; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (11)

 

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