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The Office -- Reunion


I had brunch with these oddballs today. Love you #officemates #theoffice

by Anonymousreply 6603/15/2019

Did they find Melora Hardin's lost Emmy for best guest actress in a comedy

by Anonymousreply 112/02/2018

Who's that skinny guy next to Jenna?

Stanley looks like that mean guy from the warehouse.

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2018

The guy to the right is Greg Daniels, who adapted the British version

by Anonymousreply 312/03/2018

Another show that was good for four seasons, then continued on way past its prime.

by Anonymousreply 412/03/2018

Stanley looks done.

by Anonymousreply 512/03/2018


by Anonymousreply 612/03/2018

They're all so...old, now. By TV standards. Even the younger cast members from this show like Mindy Kaling are closing in on 40. If they brought the show back, they'd have to bring in new 20-something characters.

by Anonymousreply 712/03/2018

Hopefully the failure of Murphy Brown will stop this stupid reboot trend.

by Anonymousreply 812/03/2018

I, America’s Sweetheart, would be fabulous as Pam!

by Anonymousreply 912/03/2018

R1 that episode was absolutely amazing. I loved her weird attempt at sensual dancing when Hunters song starts playing. Melora is a very underrated talent, I don't understand why she doesn't get more recognition. She was pitch perfect as a uptight, sexually frustrated but ambitious career woman.

by Anonymousreply 1012/03/2018

R9 Who is that? She's quite pretty.

by Anonymousreply 1112/03/2018

I loved the original cast but hated all the late season add ons, ie Robert California , Nelly, the two annoying interns, Will Ferrell 's character. California was the worst of the lot because he belonged to a completely different comedic universe. He was a surreal and bizarre weirdo and that might have worked on some shows. But The Offices genius was that the characters were recognizable middle American "types ". Most people have known someone like Jim, Ryan, Angela etc. California seemed like he would be running a cult outside of San Francisco, not working in a Pennsylvania paper office. I still love the show though.

by Anonymousreply 1212/03/2018

The Office will be running on the COZI network come January...

It didn't do too well in syndication right after its first run. We'll see how it plays now.

by Anonymousreply 1312/03/2018

I agree with R12.

I think they should have shut that shit down after Carell left.

by Anonymousreply 1412/03/2018

"Dear Gal Who Played Pat (PAM???) in The Office Show:

Thanks for the invite, but my wife and I will be otherwise busy with other movie stars.

Best Regards,

John Krasinski"

by Anonymousreply 1512/03/2018

No reboot, but...this:

by Anonymousreply 1612/03/2018

So the guy in the hat was the gross balding guy from the show? Serious question, I can't tell by looking at his... face, I guess it is, and I didn't care for the US version of the show.

by Anonymousreply 1712/03/2018

R16 Madeline Glenn Thomas is really Elle Kemper, right?

by Anonymousreply 1812/03/2018

I see the ones who still have careers were no-shows (though I'm not sure it can be said that John K. has much if a career).

The British version did it right. 2 6 episode seasons and a one-off xmas special where Tim and Dawn (Jim and Pam, to you American fans) finally get together. Story told. Done. Ricky Gervais himself said the show was really about Tim and Dawn, and not David Brent (Michael Scott in the US version). Once they got together, the story was over.

The American version started strong but just ran everything into the ground. 10 seasons is not believable for something that is supposed to be a documentary (I'm looking at you too, Modern Family). The British version made it believable that it really was just a documentary.

The only additions in the US version that were improvements were Phyllis and Angela, and even they got tired. Mindy Kaling is shrill and annoying in everything she does.

The later seasons sans Carrell were just god awful. Even Catherine Tate, whom I love, couldn't save that mess.

by Anonymousreply 1912/03/2018

R1, that episode is my favorite. Second is the one where Holly mistakenly believes that Kevin is mentally challenged.

The later seasons were awful, but the early ones were great.

by Anonymousreply 2012/03/2018

Love their bloopers.

by Anonymousreply 2112/03/2018

"(though I'm not sure it can be said that John K. has much if a career)."

No he doesn't. He only directed and starred in one of the most profitable movies of the year (cost vs. box office) which grossed 340Million worldwide, so yea, his career is, as DL fond of saying, in the shitter.

by Anonymousreply 2212/03/2018

[quote]Ricky Gervais himself said the show was really about Tim and Dawn, and not David Brent (Michael Scott in the US version). Once they got together, the story was over.

Ricky never said no to the money from the American show's 10 seasons . . .

by Anonymousreply 2312/03/2018

R22 What are you talking about?

by Anonymousreply 2412/03/2018

R20 "second HD the one where Holly mistakenly believed Kevin is mentally challenged ". Yes, that one was a classic. My favorite part was when Holly yelled "You do NOT have the right to talk to him that way! ".

by Anonymousreply 2512/03/2018

TBS got the first rights to syndication 10 years ago . It's still being shown in large blocks weekly. It did very well in Syndication.

by Anonymousreply 2612/03/2018

It's now in very heavy rotation on Comedy Central. If you eliminate The Office, large chunks of CC's programming day would be vacant.

by Anonymousreply 2712/03/2018

Thanks -- I don't have cable, so I was thinking of its performance on the also-ran stations.

by Anonymousreply 2812/03/2018

What is r22 saying?

by Anonymousreply 2912/03/2018

It peaked in season 2 and 3, it felt believable, the characters were relatively grounded and their relationships consistent. The writing was sharp, almost every line was funny and had a point and was probably the closest another show has come to being as on point as early Simpsons. From season 4 (which was still very strong) onwards it slowly became more farcical and eventually hit its low in season 8. Season 9 made a bit of a bounce back, especially in its second half as it built to one of the best TV finales.

by Anonymousreply 3012/03/2018

Yes, it did overstay its welcome, but most of them do. Even the greats: Cheers, MTM, All in The Family, Webster, Andy Griffith Show, etc.

by Anonymousreply 3112/03/2018

Greg Daniels is very skinny...

by Anonymousreply 3212/03/2018

I would like to be face & ass fucked by John Krasinski, he's so sexy and I bet he's got a big long thick cock.

by Anonymousreply 3312/03/2018

I'm a huge fan of the show but,as an earlier commenter noted, some of the dynamics became increasingly unrealistic as the show went on. It was at its funniest and most real when it acknowledged that workplaces are full of disparate personalities, who are stuck together for several hours a day, but who would normally want nothing to do with each other. As the seasons went on, they all magically became the closest of friends, attending each others weddings, socializing exclusively with each other, and waiting outside the delivery room when pam gave birth. Most offices are just not that close knit.

by Anonymousreply 3412/03/2018

Webster, R31?


by Anonymousreply 3512/04/2018

R22 was replying to the comment that Jim K does not have much of a career by pointing out he directed and starred in of the biggest movies of the year, The Quiet Place.

I think his Jack Ryan series on Netflix was also well received.

by Anonymousreply 3612/04/2018

He obviously didn’t make that big an impression on you R36.

His name is JOHN.

by Anonymousreply 3712/04/2018

It's always nice to see that casts stay friends.

by Anonymousreply 3812/04/2018

The only reason all those people turned up is because the host is a successful producer.

If any one of those out-of-work actors had hosted the brunch, they would have been lucky to get one person to show up.

I hate to be crass, but this is Show Biz. They don't love/miss each other; they wanted work.

by Anonymousreply 3912/04/2018

The show really should have stopped after 5 seasons: They were clearly out of good ideas at that point.

A reboot would only work if they had an entirely new cast of characters, though I honestly don't know what situations the new show could mine that the old one hadn't.

by Anonymousreply 4012/04/2018

R40 I thought it was pretty good up until the 7th season while The 8th season was the worst. The James Spader addition was a mistake.

by Anonymousreply 4112/09/2018

I saw Pam in her latest show where she plays Pam getting a divorce but keeping her house and husband, except sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 4212/10/2018

I wonder if they will ever do a movie version

by Anonymousreply 4312/22/2018

James Spader and Kathy Bates were both horrible choices for the show. They had a great cast. Instead of trying to replace Steve after he left they should have given more screen time to the 2nd tier characters of the show.

by Anonymousreply 4412/22/2018

R44 I agree. It would have been awesome if we saw more of Oscar, Kevin, Meredith, Stanley, Phyllis, Ryan and the guys from he warehouse. There was still comedy to mine from the lives of the less prominent characters. The additions were disasters. I don't know why they didn't. Just focus on the other characters rather than add new ones that no one liked

by Anonymousreply 4512/22/2018

They had another mini-reunion on SNL:

by Anonymousreply 4603/14/2019

too much face surgery on the mouse who played the receptionist

luv the baldy old guy who was risqué, yay

by Anonymousreply 4703/14/2019

R47 If you're talking about Creed I agree he was very funny. The mix of earnestness and creepiness made for such a unique character. Fun fact, the actor who played him was a member of the 1960s band Grass Roots, who had a series of hits including Let's Live for Today

by Anonymousreply 4803/14/2019

R1 the best episode of the show, hands down!

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2019

R49 Melora Hardin is a seriously underrated comedic actress. As awkward as they were, I really enjoyed all of the Michael / Jan episodes. She's great at playing successful,tightly wound characters just a bad day away from a nervous breakdown.

by Anonymousreply 5003/14/2019

Agreed with those who said the first three seasons were the best. I'd been a fan since the premiere episode and once season four started I felt the show shifting into what it would ultimately become. I stuck with it until Steve Carell ended, and after that I felt no desire to continue watching the show. The conceit simply wasn't meant to last as long as it did. It's what made the original UK version so special. Each episode was rich in character, story, and comedy that by the time it was over you felt like you'd experienced a complete and consistent tale. American comedies almost always overstay their welcome.

That said, I thought Parks and Recreation maintained its quality over a longer period of time than The Office did.

by Anonymousreply 5103/14/2019

Jim and Pam started to grate on my nerves towards the end. Too smug. And Pam became oddly bitchy .

by Anonymousreply 5203/14/2019

Although he was added way back in episode 1 of season two, Andy remained for the "The New Guy" who I didn't like.

by Anonymousreply 5303/14/2019

I will say it's a shame Steve Carell never won an Emmy for his performance. He deserved at least one win. He lost to Tony Shalhoub, Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Parsons. I probably would have given one of Alec's wins to Steve.

by Anonymousreply 5403/14/2019

Pam wasn't "oddly bitchy." Jim put his weird sports company (whatever they did - never could figure it out) ahead of her and their little kids. And he made a lot of unilateral decisions in their marriage. I thought it was unrealistic she put up with his shit.

by Anonymousreply 5503/14/2019

R54 I completely agree. Carell's Michael was the consistent standout even after the show sort of lost its momentum after the "Michael Scott Paper Company" story arc. He could work the later, lamer material like few other comedians could.

Truly a shame he was never recognized with an Emmy; I'd replace Shalhoub or Parsons wins with a Carell victory

by Anonymousreply 5603/14/2019

The really dumbed Kevin down after Casino Night and made him an idiot that Holly thought was learning disabled, but then near the end, they discovered his math genius kicked in where pie and dividing it up was concerned. (Work Bus)

by Anonymousreply 5703/14/2019

Pam must have a good agent. This is her third or fourth tv show. This one isn't failing like the others though. It must be doing ok. She can only be Pam. I haven't liked her in anything else including that movie where she was suppose to be an alcoholic.

by Anonymousreply 5803/14/2019

There were a couple moments on the show that made me think, "What the fuck am I watching?" The first was in season four when Michael Scott drove into a lake. The other was, I think, a season five episode cold open when everything was going haywire due to a fire drill? The other was Kevin dropping a pot of chili on the floor. Fans love these moments though, so it became clear to me that as I was losing touch with the show I was also losing touch with the fanbase.

by Anonymousreply 5903/14/2019

R58 Jenna Fischer is great as the stereotypical all American suburban wife /mother but she does not have a great deal of range. I thought the actress who played Jan, Melora Hardin, was more talented even though she had a smaller role.

by Anonymousreply 6003/14/2019

I hated what they did to Andy's character in the last season. He was never my favorite, but he was making progress towards not being a total idiot. But in the last season he regressed so much that not even simpleton Erin wanted to be with him. He deserved better than that.

And I would've liked Toby to have gotten a happy ending. Maybe he finished his book and it actually sold a few copies.

I did like the finale though.

by Anonymousreply 6103/14/2019

Robert California was weird af. That pool party episode at his house was bizarre. However, I didn't mind him for season 8. He was better than a season of Will Ferrel would've been.

And I also couldn't stand Gabe.

by Anonymousreply 6203/14/2019

Bears...beets...Battlestar Galactica

by Anonymousreply 6303/14/2019

Jim is SO above this! He’s in Michael Bay movies, Thank You!

by Anonymousreply 6403/14/2019

Anybody got an update on the real David Brent?

by Anonymousreply 6503/14/2019

I went onto you tube to see if they had the next to last episode to view, and found instead that fans had all these "theories" that I never heard of before, like Kevin was an embezzler and Toby was the real Scranton Strangler.

I liked the show, but I wasn't as into it as all that.

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