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Man, I love this show! What cracks me up is the look of bewilderment everyone always has when Michael is talking to them. And the chemistry between Jim and Pam is great.

So glad it's on Thursdays now. I was actually able to sit down and watch it.


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I love The Office! I was kind of disappointed in last night's episode, though (I didn't laugh once). I can't believe Jim told Michael about his crush on Pam, before he's gotten up the nerve to tell her about it. I'm still a devoted fan, though.
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Well, Jim is really the only one who is actually somewhat nice to Michael--to his face anyway. Like, when he had the party even though he didn't want Michael there, he gave in and tried to make him feel comfortable. That's kind of why I think he told him.

Yeah, I guess it wasn't the funniest episode ever. I tend to laugh, though, when others might not think it's funny. I laugh at the awkwardness and at how horrible Michael is at being a human. He was telling one of the staff not to give out spoilers for the Titanic movie! Um, let's see... I wonder how that one ends.

Oh, and I think I am still on a laugh-high from watching The 40-Year-Old Virgin last weekend. I love Steve Carell.

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I thought it was funny last night. I loved the competitiveness between the boat captain and Michael.
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This show has become one of my favorites!! Michael is just so truly awful!!! And so clueless that he's awful..I thought last night was a very funny episode! Jim putting Dwight's stuff in the vending machine and Pam buying his pencil cup, Dwight thinking he was steering the ship, Michael being an idiot with the captain and his lame attempt at being a leader, Michael's sinking ship analogy that made that guy jump off the ship, etc..It was a great episode!

And I *love* that Michael told Jim not to give up on Pam..Good advice coming from a goober of a boss!

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I just watched this last night for the first time, and it's HYSTERICAL! I'm sorry I've been missing it for so long - it's definitely going on my short list of TV faves!

DS and I were laughing our butts off! :

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i enjoy this, but i came to the conclusion last night that the humor is not so much funny, ha-ha humor but instead funny in a getting a tooth pulled without anesthesia kind of way. the awkwardness, the no laugh track silence, the absolute arrogance of michael the boss: it makes me cringe on the outside and giggle silently on the inside.

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Dh and I were ROLLING laughing last night!!! Michael sticking his foot into the cat scan machine was the most awesome thing I've ever seen!!! It's SUCH a funny show! And Dwight wrecking his car and still going to pick up Michael..And then his concussion making him nice..It was so nice..I love the humor and Michael just MAKES the show!! Trying to get Ryan to help him up in the bathroom..Heehee..Too funny!

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Ditto! DH and I recorded "The Office" yesterday (I LOVE my DVR!) and were just watching it; absolutely priceless.
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Its so hard, because allthough the writers of the original british version produce the US version...it is just not as funny. The UK show is one of the beast shows ever. We have them on DVD and watch them all the time.
I do like Steve Carell and his character but the others seem so weak compared...JMO
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I love this show!

I just watched for the first time this wk and it was great!
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i love the humor of this show! i sure hope it doesn't get cancelled! its one of the best comedies in a long while
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i love the humor of this show! i sure hope it doesn't get cancelled! its one of the best comedies in a long while
Good thing, I think it has a big following now.
It the funniest show on the tube right now, bar none.
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Its so hard, because allthough the writers of the original british version produce the US version...it is just not as funny. The UK show is one of the beast shows ever. We have them on DVD and watch them all the time.
I do like Steve Carell and his character but the others seem so weak compared...JMO
Ditto...
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We LOVE this show and I'm going to borrow the UK dvd's from a friend because I've heard that it is better!
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I do like Steve Carell and his character but the others seem so weak compared...JMO
even dwight? :
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We love this show! Best comedy on tv. We've also started watching Earl and we love that one too. Michael is such an arrogant idiot. Only he would grill his foot trying to have bacon in bed. I was embarrassed for him at Hooter's on last night's episode. And I think Jim is cute.
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Ditto on Jim!

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We LOVE this show and I'm going to borrow the UK dvd's from a friend because I've heard that it is better!
Yeah, I am going to stick with the US one for now because I am really enjoying it and when it's over, I'll watch the British one on DVD.

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OK, now I think the american dwight character is waaaay funnier than the gareth character from the UK version. I think dwight acts much more desperate and tries harder to please than gareth. Anyway, this show is so funny, I always get excited when I see it pop up on our tivo schedule. I want to get it on dvd.
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Yep, I haven't seen the british, but I'd guess if anyone was more amusing, it's dwight. I enjoy him by far the most - for some reason it's more painful to watch michael.

In case you've never seen it, here is dwight's blog, hahahaha

If you watch Lost, you might want to go back and see the previous entry.
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From Dwight's blog:

1) I think the "others" are actually the employees of Oceanic
Airlines. Who has ever heard of Oceanic Airlines! I think it was a
fake airline that purposefully crashes and does experiments on it’s
passengers.

2) I think that the Dharma Initiative would make a cool band name.

3) I think the polar bears are actually hippies from the Dharma
Institute in polar bear outfits.

4) I think the asian guy from the Dharma film is the Korean guy’s
dad. Think about it. They’re BOTH asian.

LOL!!! What a goober..

I think I like Jim best..He's funny and sarcastic and there is an air of quiet desperation about him because he hates his job so much and is in love with Pam..I'm glad Pam found out about his crush...Gotta break up that wedding somehow!!

And Michael is just the biggest goober on the planet..Fixing his hair to be like Jim's..Ooy..Funny show!

We're going to get the British version from Netflix..I can't wait!

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subbing - love this show!

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Its so hard, because allthough the writers of the original british version produce the US version...it is just not as funny. The UK show is one of the beast shows ever. We have them on DVD and watch them all the time.
I do like Steve Carell and his character but the others seem so weak compared...JMO
I disagree - I think the US version is much funnier. Rickie Gervais although brilliant as the boss was just too disturbing, he made me uncomfortable watching it! I like Steve Carrell, because he's just a bit over teh top ridiculous, rather than creepy like Gervais was.

We are big Steve Carrell fans and we've been following him for years on the Daily show wondering WHY he was still just a correspondent there and hadn't been put on SNL or something!! I'm so glad the office has taken off and his career too. I found out watching either him or Will Ferrell on a talk show that they both auditioned for SNL the same day and they picked Will Ferrell - they should have taken them both!

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is it just me, or does it smell like updog in here?
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I didn't see the cruise one, but I saw the Pam/ Jim crush one and most of the last season. This show is a lot of fun and I agree, a little less disturbing than the English one, which is also a wonderful series . I haven't seen the English version for a while though. Now I need to catch a repeat of the cruise episode, it sounds hilarious.

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I disagree - I think the US version is much funnier. Rickie Gervais although brilliant as the boss was just too disturbing, he made me uncomfortable watching it! I like Steve Carrell, because he's just a bit over teh top ridiculous, rather than creepy like Gervais was.

We are big Steve Carrell fans and we've been following him for years on the Daily show wondering WHY he was still just a correspondent there and hadn't been put on SNL or something!! I'm so glad the office has taken off and his career too. I found out watching either him or Will Ferrell on a talk show that they both auditioned for SNL the same day and they picked Will Ferrell - they should have taken them both!
I agree though I haven't seen the Brit version yet. You can almost have a tiny bit of sympathy for Steve Carell's character. That's why I think he is so good at it because it's hard to get that thin line just right.

We really love him too and are huge Daily Show fans. Have you seen The 40-Year-Old Virgin yet? Man, that was great movie!

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I DO NOT watch tv, but I watch The Office religiously!!! When Dwight crashed his car and jumped out and puked - I can't even remember the last time I laughed so hard... It was probably the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life...

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