I’m going to say it like this: BEST EPISODE OF THE OFFICE THIS SEASON HANDS DOWN. Maybe even last season! …maybe…ever? Here’s why I love this show: in less than a half hour I felt hatred, I felt compassion, I laughed, I yelled at my TV, I typed a viscous twitter in all caps, I couldn’t breathe, I laughed out loud! I went ‘aww,’ I cared about a television character!!!
This is why this show stands above the rest! Hands down, best show opener and two of the best show closers! I almost turned it off after Michael nearly made me cry.
This is most definitely a spoiler filled post so if you haven’t seen this episode…I warned you.
We have a few things happening in this episode:
1) We have Jim and Pam fighting the long distance thing. It’s a bit silly in the beginning and ends with a super clever, heartfelt, amazing ‘conversation’ they have over their answering machines. I loved it!
2) We have Jan’s baby shower. Only the &*$%# had the baby without Michael being present. You really, really, REALLY hate Jan in this episode! I mean everything from not TELLING Michael she was going in to labor to asking him to leave the baby in the car seat when going to hold him, to her rudeness to the staff, to her forbidding him to date Holly. I HATED JAN LEVINSON in this episode. Again, we see the truly genuine soft center of Michael Scott in this episode. This office is made up of his family, people he’d want to be around his “children” “forever!” (Except Creed.)
3) We have Dwight testing the fortitude of Jan’s extravagant baby stroller.
I will say, this episode is such a physical humor episode that reading this post is shameful. It’s the looks on everyone’s face while Jan is singing, it’s Creed wrapping his foot, it’s Dwight delivering a watermelon, it’s Stanley…uh…haha! you know, it’s Dwight beating the snot out of that stroller, it’s Holly! I mean it’s just hilarious!
One last thought, I was so glad they gave us a little Darrell! The cast of this show is so strong and the moment down in the warehouse was truly a beautiful one and I’m glad it was with ‘another baby daddy.’
Thoughts and Quotes:
My cervix is ripening! – Dwight
Andy & Dwight fighting over having Michael’s baby! ARGH! ARGH!
Cradle my head! – Dwight
Wow what was on that? – Michael
Butter! Newborn’s are slippery! – Dwight
Nice touch. – Michael
We all came in here and gave you a golden shower! You know what Phyllis, where’s my golden shower? – Michael
Creed wrapping his foot!! HA.
If a baby were president… – Michael
Well, he may not be here (pan to Creed!)
Must be like the tide at Omaha Beach. – Creed
I was going to talk to Holly about her hygiene. She smells of old tomatoes…and…dirt. – Michael
THE BUMPER TEST!
I’m telling you, one of the best episodes! What’d you think?