Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Emperor's New OFFICE

Have you seen The Office? My children and husband love this show. Of course, we have no TV, but they watch it online. It takes a certain amount of initiative, beyond just thumbing through the remote, to watch a TV show online, which makes their interest in The Office even more mysterious. I've tried to watch; really, I have. I can't get past everyone sitting around, doing nothing. It's painful. I guess I'm envious. What would I give to have some office space where I could just go and get my work done. I can't enjoy watching these ungrateful, pathological people. . . that is, . . . until . . . last week. When I saw Episode 13. (Enjoy it here: Season 5, Episode 13, "Stress Relief.") I heard this conversation between David and Jonathan.
Jonathan: "Dad," uncontrollable laughter, "Did you see The Office?" David: "Which one? . . ." Sudden recognition, again uncontrollable laughter from David. David, barely able to speak: "Where Dwight sets the office on fire?" Jonathan, nodding yes, unable to speak.
This was too much. I had to investigate. Now, I think I've seen the beginning of this episode 4 or 5 times. Favorite line: Michael says, "Well, we learn from our mistakes, and now Dwight knows not to cut the face off a real person."

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I must admit that I enjoy the show. I didn't get it at first, but then I watched an episode about where Michael burns his foot on his George Foreman grill. I was hooked after that...

The Other Amy said...

We "gather 'round the hearth" for this show - apparently there just aren't enough situations in every day life that provide that horribly uncomfortable feeling of watching true idiots in action - so we tune in every week :) Personally, I could fulfill this need many ways: Ward Functions, Family Functions, Mall Shopping...but it is easier to just turn on the t.v. Guess I have succumbed to the world on this one.

Jodie said...

Sally, Bennett and I just watched it, thanks to you. We used to watch The Office all the time, and this little episode served as a reminder that we need to start it up again!

Thanks!