Monday, February 19, 2007's weekly office summary: "whenever i'm about to do something, i think, 'would an idiot do that?' and if they would, i do not do that thing."

Last Thursday’s episode of The Office returned it to Season 2 form, with enough Dwightisms, Jim-prankiness, Pam-angstyness and Michael-noyances to satisfy even the pickiest sit-com palates. Ryan makes the blatantly idiotic mistake of inviting Michael to speak at his business school, which Michael uses not so much for a business speech but rather to pass along the hundreds of cliches and senseless analogies that made us fall in love with him in the first place… perhaps our favorite being:
You need something to sell. Now this could be anything. It could be a thingamajig. Or a whosi-whatsi. Or … a “Whatchamacallit.” Now, you need to sell those in order to have a “PayDay.” And, if you sell enough of them, you will make a “100 Grand.” Satisfied?
Sure enough, the boss we love to hate redeemed himself at the end by comforting Pam about her wall-calendar worthy watercolors. After an evening of little to no attention from her coworkers, many of whom failed to show up, Michael’s surprisingly sweet-natured compliments was just the thing to thaw Pam’s cold heart… until he sprung a Chunky out of his pocket, of course. In other news, Roy may have lost weight, but he’s still dizguzting.
We’ve yet to touch upon the two best parts of the episode: 1. Dwight’s attempt to trap and kill a bat that managed to make its way indoors, along with Jim’s subsequent morph into a vampire, and 2. Ryan being moved to “The Annex” next to the perkiest girlfriend on earth, Kelly. We swear, we won’t get too excited about the possibility of Jim moving back to his old seat, i.e. Pam-eye-contact-central… we won’t, we won’t, we won’t, we won’t, we won’t!
The deleted scenes this week are highly controversh — Team Pam folks will want to take a deep breath before watching Karen engage in something less than ladylike and a touch immature. We think the decision to pull it from the show was a smart one.
Place your bets for how much longer Karen and Jim are together. We’re going for 3 to 4 more episodes. And/or years. Sigh.

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