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Old 12-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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The Office (12/6/12) - "Dwight Christmas"

Best episode of The Office in three seasons! And I've been pretty happy with season nine so far.

I really want Pete and Erin to make it. And I think this is our first confirmation that Jim is counting down the days until D-M is a distant memory (before it was an "if" correct?). I also think the fact that Jim is making regular trips to Philly, has a few projects lined up, and is officially bringing Daryl aboard can put an end to the "Jim is in over his head!" speculation.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:56 PM
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One of the best episodes ever i think. One thing though, i don't like the lame way they chose to sabotage Erin/Andy's relationship, it's like the writers just decided "forget all that, we are going this way now".
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:26 PM
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One of the best episodes ever i think. One thing though, i don't like the lame way they chose to sabotage Erin/Andy's relationship, it's like the writers just decided "forget all that, we are going this way now".
Personally, I think Erin/Andy have been written as doomed since practically the beginning. He just can't ever get it together enough to realize that this girl likes him and that if he'd just drop the douchiness for two seconds, they'd be a great couple.

For proof, see the "I love drama!" conversation when they first attempt to hide their relationship and then announce it to the office.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:51 PM
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Why were Jim & Pam so keen on Dwight's Amish Christmas idea? I missed that part.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:23 AM
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Why were Jim & Pam so keen on Dwight's Amish Christmas idea? I missed that part.
They thought it would be a hilarious trainwreck.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:40 AM
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Why were Jim & Pam so keen on Dwight's Amish Christmas idea? I missed that part.
I'm guessing as a going away present for Jim. One last insane Dwight event.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Heh, I had been about to Google "Belsnickel" to see if it was a real thing when Oscar beat me to it.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belsnickel
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:21 AM
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I too liked the episode. I think Pete and Erin will get together by the end of the series. Pam was the one who 'dropped the ball' on remembering the Xmas party. Someone tell me what the hell she does all day?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:37 AM
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Get some, Toby.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:39 AM
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Get some, Toby.
That's right!! I wanted to share that for those who's DVRs cut that part off.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:04 AM
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Get some, Toby.
That was pretty awesome.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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I really could have done without Darryl's collapse into the holiday table. Darryl getting the wind taken out of his sails when it turned out Jim had remembered him all along was funny, turning it into a big slapstick pratfall was not.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:20 AM
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I really could have done without Darryl's collapse into the holiday table. Darryl getting the wind taken out of his sails when it turned out Jim had remembered him all along was funny, turning it into a big slapstick pratfall was not.
I agree with this.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:27 AM
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I really could have done without Darryl's collapse into the holiday table. Darryl getting the wind taken out of his sails when it turned out Jim had remembered him all along was funny, turning it into a big slapstick pratfall was not.
Disagree. The fall was awesome.

I though the ep as a whole was ok I sure didn't any "best in a long time" comments.

The Toby and Erin (separate storylines) scenes were my favorites.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:29 AM
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I also want to say that Parks and Rec. is a better show than Modern Family.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:42 PM
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Here's an excellent gluhwein recipe - which unlike some others - doesn't boil off too much of the alcohol.

It is served hot in mugs, not cold in a punch bowl.

http://www.food.com/recipe/gluehwein-gluhwein-151058

Really, it's no more exotic than mulled wine. But Game of Thrones AND Office fans should enjoy it nonetheless.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:56 PM
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I love how Darryl didn't just fall but passed out cold. I can't remember the last time I saw someone get so staggeringly drunk on TV for laughs. If someone is acting that ripped is usually a drama or a very special episode.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:56 PM
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I know this is a dumb question but I admit I am confused.

That was the series finale, right?

I mean Wikipedia (and other sources) say that the 9th season is the last season. But are they planning on doing some special or something (like the UK series did)?
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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I know this is a dumb question but I admit I am confused.

That was the series finale, right?

I mean Wikipedia (and other sources) say that the 9th season is the last season. But are they planning on doing some special or something (like the UK series did)?
Not even close. NBC ordered a full 22 episode season - of which this was 9.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:36 PM
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So is there going to be a payoff for all the times they've mentioned the "Scranton Strangler"? I certainly hope so.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:18 AM
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So is there going to be a payoff for all the times they've mentioned the "Scranton Strangler"? I certainly hope so.
This dawned on me last week. Where are they going with it?
It seems like everyone is going to get a happy future life except Andy. So in order to get the Scranton Strangler theories going I propose teh following possiblities:
Mose - too obvious and no joke
Packer - one last visit for the creep
Michael Scott - no chance
Creed - possilibity but not good payoff
The asian surgeon working in the warehouse - amusing if he is doing it to expand the gang's territory or something like that

and my final and ultimate guess:
Ryan - we haven't seen him, the killings stopped and we know he is a ruthless psychopath too. So I expect Toby to out him in the next couple of episodes.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:28 AM
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This dawned on me last week. Where are they going with it?
It seems like everyone is going to get a happy future life except Andy. So in order to get the Scranton Strangler theories going I propose teh following possiblities:
Mose - too obvious and no joke
Packer - one last visit for the creep
Michael Scott - no chance
Creed - possilibity but not good payoff
The asian surgeon working in the warehouse - amusing if he is doing it to expand the gang's territory or something like that

and my final and ultimate guess:
Ryan - we haven't seen him, the killings stopped and we know he is a ruthless psychopath too. So I expect Toby to out him in the next couple of episodes.
Don't forget Gabe, or The Senator.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:31 AM
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Don't forget Gabe, or The Senator.
I have a feeling it's Gabe. But who knows.

Packer I never thought about until Disheavel listed him.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:44 AM
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So is there going to be a payoff for all the times they've mentioned the "Scranton Strangler"? I certainly hope so.
I think the point of that is it is the only thing Toby thinks ever happened to him that is worth talking about.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:11 AM
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I think the point of that is it is the only thing Toby thinks ever happened to him that is worth talking about.
I just think it was too overboard last episode and it has been escalating to that point for quite some time. Dewey Finn is on to something, unfortunately the previews are going to tell us all that the case will be solved next week.

I think we can rule out the Senator due to his already having enough of a story line this year. But Gabe is an interesting choice!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:42 AM
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Don't forget Gabe, or The Senator.
David Wallace?

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:46 AM
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I thought the Strangler would either be Robert California or Gabe.
I'm surprised the story is still going.
Since both those characters are gone, I suppose they will just make it Creed. Obviously he is a murderer or a secret agent under deep cover.

Erin was also a suspect of mine. For a long time she didn't seem to know how to have normal human interactions. I could see her being a bit confused and embarrassed that she ends up in so many strangling.


What's funny is Donna Noble kisses him just to shut him up, but Toby totally goes for it. High five Toby!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:41 PM
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Erin was also a suspect of mine. For a long time she didn't seem to know how to have normal human interactions. I could see her being a bit confused and embarrassed that she ends up in so many strangling.
I love this idea. "I was hugging him to show him how much I loved him! Then he kind of went limp and pretended to be asleep. ...maybe I'm just a bad hugger. I think I need more practice."
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:16 PM
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Maybe Toby is the Strangler... He was the only juror that knew the guy was innocent, after all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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I love this idea. "I was hugging him to show him how much I loved him! Then he kind of went limp and pretended to be asleep. ...maybe I'm just a bad hugger. I think I need more practice."
So Erin is kind of like Lenny from Of Mice and Men.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:45 PM
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I know this is a dumb question but I admit I am confused.

That was the series finale, right?

I mean Wikipedia (and other sources) say that the 9th season is the last season. But are they planning on doing some special or something (like the UK series did)?
I restate my question. A week has gone by and I have not received an answer.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:58 PM
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I restate my question. A week has gone by and I have not received an answer.
It was answered in literally the next post:

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...9&postcount=19
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:01 PM
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I restate my question. A week has gone by and I have not received an answer.
The post right after yours answered your question dude. That was episode 9 out of 22.
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