Thursday, January 11, 2007

could sell paper to a tree

Tonight's episode of "The Office" was brilliant, as usual. I really enjoyed seeing the way the sales staff closed their deals. It's good to remember that while Michael Scott is a terrible manager, he is an excellent salesman. We learned more about the Dwight/Jim dynamic too. They have a tag team approach to sales. One of the best laughs came from how a makeover helped Phyllis and Karen.

As a former California resident, I got an extra kick out of the episode. I watched it in HD which made it easier to focus on the exterior backgrounds as the characters drove to their sales calls. Although the show is set in Scranton, it's filmed in and around Los Angeles. I spotted some palm trees, one of which was visible from the Dunder-Mifflin parking lot. It felt like Michael and Andy were driving around in my old neighborhood. I had the same feeling last night while watching the characters on "In Case of Emergency" drive around in the Valley.

When I first moved to California, I immediately felt at home in Burbank even though I had never been in the city before. It has to be because I grew up watching so many TV shows and movies that were filmed there.

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Blogger ajkillian said...

I'm a little concerned about Dwight quitting. I can't believe he just up and left like that.

Floored, actually.

For such an annoying character, he really is loved.

My wife really drove that point home because when Dwight walked out the front door of Dunder-Mifflin clutching his bobblehead, she looked over at me and said, "He BETTER NOT be leaving the show!"

By the way I'm looking at my Dwight bobblehead right now - one of my cherished Christmas presents from last year.

All the best,

Blogger Frank Murphy said...

Andy is the one who should be worried. Did you catch the look on Angela's face at the end of the episode? I predict that she will get Andy fired and Dwight re-hired.

Blogger ajkillian said...

Do you really think they'd get rid of Ed Helms? But it will be fun to watch.

It'll be really interesting to see how this plays into the rest of the season.

I really can't wait.

All the best,


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