Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Well the too-short Season 4 is over. What did everyone think? I want to compile a top 10 moments of this season. soooo many good ones though! Everyone feel free to share and we can compose a list! submit your top 5 and we will get a list together. Thanks!

Well for now, here's a top 25 of the office:

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1. "Grief Counseling," Season 3: When Michael (Steve Carell) insists on some group therapy, Pam (Jenna Fischer) recalls the heartbreaking story of her aunt, who coincidentally shared the same fate as Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby. (and the part where Dwight explains that he was a twin and in the womb he "swallowed" his twin...giving the strength of a grown man and a little baby...)

2. "The Return," Season 3: Andy (Ed Helms) serenades his new deskmate Jim (John Krasinski) with an a cappella rendition of the Cranberries' "Zombie." (that's hilarious..I can't hear that song on the radio without imagining Andy singing it)

3. "Diversity Day," Season 1: Michael shows his employees a Diversity Tomorrow video presentation in which he proclaims, "Abraham Lincoln once said, 'If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North.'" (He only had an hour to do this instructional video. He is the founder of Diversity Tomorrow, because today is almost over! And when he made everyone put a card on their forehead!!!)

4. "The Merger," Season 3: Kelly (Mindy Kaling) gets Jim up to speed on what's happened since he transferred to the Stamford branch by recapping the recent history of celebrity babies. (He then asks, “I meant what’s been new with you?” And she goes “I just told you”. Kelly is awesome!)

5. "Product Recall," Season 3: Jim dresses up like Dwight (Rainn Wilson) with an ensemble that cost him $11. (by far, one of the funniest…and at the end when Dwight dresses like Jim..he says “I’m Jim Halpert..eehhhe” and looks into the camera)

6. "Phyllis' Wedding," Season 3: Dwight gives Angela (Angela Martin) the compliment every bride longs to hear: "You look as beautiful as the Queen of England." (Kevin and the band playing the Police songs…soooo great! Kevin Malone: I'm supposed to ask if anyone has seen Uncle Al. He is old, and has brown eyes and dementia. His family is very concerned. It's a very serious situation. 1-2-3-4! [singing] Roxanne...)

7. "The Negotiation," Season 3: Everyone in the office agrees that Michael is wearing a woman's suit — except Michael, of course, who claims the suit is "bisexual." (There were very large bins and he just grabbed something from it…)

8. "Ben Franklin," Season 3: A Ben Franklin impersonator hits on Pam with the line "You know, I invented electricity. ... Well, I'm sensing a little electricity right here." Pam reminds him that Mr. Franklin had syphilis. (worst bachelorette party ever! LOL)

9. "The Alliance," Season 1: Phyllis, wearing green, suggests green streamers during a party committee meeting, Angela says, "Green is kinda whorish." (when Dwight shuts himself in the box…and knocks it over when Pam is on a fake phone call about some alliance dealings..wonderful)

10. "The Client," Season 2: When Pam finds Michael's screenplay, "Threat Level: Midnight," the Dunder Mifflin employees do a table reading. (And they discover that Michael wrote about Dwight in the script! LOL. He misspelled Dwight and put Dwig and the find and replace feature didn’t pick up on it!)

11. "The Return," Season 3: Michael celebrates Oscar's (Oscar Nuñez) homosexuality by throwing a fiesta, but Dwight, thinking the party is for himself, destroys the pinata. (He terrorized that piñata!!)

12. "The Merger," Season 3: Andy vows to win Michael's approval through "name repetition, personality mirroring and never breaking off a handshake." (Andy is funny anytime he is on camera and here starts his power struggle with Dwight!)

13. "Safety Training," Season 3: The staff wagers on the length of Kelly's explanation of Netflix, as well as how many times it will involve the word "awesome." (Answer: twelve) (Kevin needed his gambling fix since March Madness was over…when Michael is on the rooftop talking about depression….classic Michael behavior…and of course…the shunning and unshunning of Dwight on Andy)

14. "The Negotiation," Season 3: Michael uses negotiation tips he found on Wikipedia, like "whisper" and "walk out of the room unexpectedly." (He was going up against Darrell…come on!!)

15. "Drug Testing," Season 2: Dwight uses his experience as a Lackawanna County Sheriff's Deputy to interrogate the staff after discovering a joint in the parking lot.
(I had a pic of this..but you know he is holding up the pic so I decided against it
Jim Halpert: I'm just saying you can't be sure that it wasn't you.
Dwight Schrute: That's ridiculous. Of course it wasn't me.
Jim Halpert: [holds up picture] Marijuana is a memory loss drug. So maybe you just don't remember.
Dwight Schrute: I would remember.
Jim Halpert: How could you, if it just erased your memory?
Dwight Schrute: That's not how it works!
Jim Halpert: Now, how do you know how it works?
Dwight Schrute: Knock it off! OK, now I am interviewing you!
Jim Halpert: No, you said that I'd be conducting the interviewing when I walked in here. [raising voice] NOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH POT DID YOU SMOKE?----------HILARIOUS!!)

16. "Christmas Party," Season 2: A drunk, naked Meredith (Kate Flannery) greets Michael in his office after the holiday party. He snaps a picture and leaves. (I didn’t actually like this part…but when Michael said “happy birthday Jesus, sorry your party was so lame. Now that was funny..and how about Kelly kissing Dwight and he says “you shouldn’t do things like that, only a man is supposed to do that”…as angela watches….)

17. "Michael's Birthday," Season 2: Kevin Malone: (after getting the results of his skin cancer test) It's negative!Michael Scott: God...we're gonna beat this, OK? C'mere...(hugs Kevin) Michael is shocked to find out that Kevin's skin cancer test was negative: "Apparently in the medicine community, negative means 'good,' which makes absolutely no sense. In the real world community that would be chaos."
(Also funny: Kelly: I can still remember when Princess Diana died. Oh my god, that was the saddest funeral ever! (softer) That, and my sister's.)

18. "Dwight's Speech," Season 2: Accepting his regional salesman of the year award, Dwight gives a speech that veers only slightly from Mussolini's "War Statement." (Good morning Vietnam!!! LOL..here’s an excerpt from his speech:
BLOOD ALONE MOVES THE WHEELS OF HISTORY! [pause] Have you ever asked yourselves in an hour of meditation - which everyone finds during the day - how long we have been striving for greatness? [bangs fist] Not only the years we've been at war – the war of work – but from the moment as a child, when we realize the world could be conquered. It has been a lifetime struggle [bangs fists again] a never-ending fight, I say to you [bangs again] and you will understand that it is a privilege to fight. WE ARE WARRIORS! [applause] Salesmen of north-eastern Pennsylvania, I ask you once more rise and be worthy of this historical hour. [even bigger applause as Dwight gives a horrible sounding laugh] No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself. Some people will tell you salesman is a bad word. They’ll conjure up images of used car dealers, and door to door charlatans. This is our duty to change their perception. I say, salesman – and women – of the world... unite! We must never acquiesce, for it is together... TOGETHER THAT WE PREVAIL. WE MUST NEVER CEDE CONTROL OF THE MOTHERLAND...Audience: ...FOR IT IS TOGETHER THAT WE PREVAIL![thundrous applause]

19. "Basketball," Season 1: Kevin, who Michael kept out of the office-vs-warehouse basketball game, shows incredible free-throw skills once the game is finished. (How about Michael automatically assuming Stanley could play, so when he does get his hands on the ball, it’s a mess!!)

20. "The Injury," Season 2: Hearing that Michael has burned his foot on a George Forman Grill, Dwight rushes to help him. But before he has even left the parking lot, he crashes his car and throws up on the back windshield. (The Injury is one of my top 10 fav episodes!)

21. "Traveling Salesmen," Season 3: Phyllis treats Karen to a horrific makeover, so the two can look more like a certain client's wife.
(Yeah she looked horrible, but this was actually funnier:
Jim Halpert: After you
Dwight Schrute: No thank you, I never let anyone walk in front of me
Jim Halpert: How come?
Dwight Schrute: 7/10 attacks come from the rear
Jim Halpert: That still leaves 3/10 attacks that could come from the front
Dwight Schrute: But I would block the attack, rendering it-Jim slaps him)

22. "Phyllis' Wedding," Season 3: Jim trains Dwight, using Pavlovian conditioning and Altoids. ( I don’t actually remember this…will need to reference my DVDs)

23. "Business School," Season 3: When a bat somehow ends up in the office, Dwight traps it in a garbage bag ... along with Meredith's head. (That’s how she got rabies!! Hello Season 4 episode FUN RUN! SUPPORT THE RABID!)

24. "The Job," Season 3: Assuming Michael will be promoted to the corporate office, Dwight prepares to take over the Scranton branch. Reasons why Jack Bauer of 24 could not serve as Dwight's #2: "He is overqualified, fictional and unavailable." (And how he painted the office black…to intimidate his subordinates!)

25. "Women's Appreciation," Season 3: When Michael hears about Phyllis' brush with sexual assault in the parking lot, he expresses amazement that the criminal chose her as his victim, saying, "Um, did he even see Pam? Or Karen from behind?" (Taking them to Scranton Mall…I’ve been there!!!)

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