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Red Brooklyn
12-12-2012, 01:15 PM
Yes. That was great.

I will be sad when it ends, but it is time.
I'm definitely ready for it to be over. It's had a great run. But, yeah, it's definitely time.

doomy3
12-12-2012, 01:34 PM
I actually think this has been a great season. One of my favorites.

Red Brooklyn
12-12-2012, 01:43 PM
I've liked this season quite a bit, too. Certainly more than last year. Which is good. Let it go out strong.

Chiefspants
12-12-2012, 01:53 PM
While this season has vastly exceeded my expectations (I began to be hopeful when I heard Daniels was returning), I'm crossing my fingers that Steve Carell makes a final return, it's hard to imagine a series finale without Michael Gary Scott.

Red Brooklyn
12-12-2012, 01:56 PM
While this season has vastly exceeded my expectations (I began to be hopeful when I heard Daniels was returning), I'm crossing my fingers that Steve Carell makes a final return, it's hard to imagine a series finale without Michael Gary Scott.
Absolutely!

Even if it isn't necessarily in the finale proper. I really hope he returns at some point in the final season.

lcarus
12-13-2012, 09:03 AM
Yeah the show just isn't nearly as good with Steve Carell gone.

blaise
12-13-2012, 09:07 AM
Yeah the show just isn't nearly as good with Steve Carell gone.

No, but it's still better than 80% of the sitcoms on TV.

lcarus
12-13-2012, 09:11 AM
No, but it's still better than 80% of the sitcoms on TV.

I still watch it, but I haven't enjoyed it too much to be honest. Even this final season, while better than last season, still isn't even close to seasons 1-4 or whatever.

loochy
12-13-2012, 09:11 AM
Yeah the show just isn't nearly as good with Steve Carell gone.

It's really not.

Also, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but the writing is noticeably different this year. I can tell that Liberstein and Kaling are gone. The jokes are different and the characters act different - I especially noticed this in Andy and Erin. Typically, the jokes just aren't as funny anymore and the jokes and situations are really predictable now.

Yeah, the Christmas episode WAS funny though. Dwight weirdness is always awesome!

It actually makes me sad that Michael Scott is gone.

ILChief
12-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Belsnickel was awesome

lcarus
12-13-2012, 09:14 AM
It's really not.

Also, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but the writing is noticeably different this year. I can tell that Liberstein and Kaling are gone. The jokes are different and the characters act different - I especially noticed this in Andy and Erin. Typically, the jokes just aren't as funny anymore and the jokes and situations are really predictable now.

Yeah, the Christmas episode WAS funny though. Dwight weirdness is always awesome!

It actually makes me sad that Michael Scott is gone.

You mean BJ Novak right? I've seen Toby some this season. Or you're talking about the writing

loochy
12-13-2012, 09:17 AM
You mean BJ Novak right? I've seen Toby some this season.

yes, that's what i mean.

I loled at the last episode when i saw that Toby wrote in himself getting some action from Nellie

lcarus
12-13-2012, 09:34 AM
yes, that's what i mean.

I loled at the last episode when i saw that Toby wrote in himself getting some action from Nellie

Yeah that was kinda weird and out of nowhere

Red Brooklyn
12-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Yeah that was kinda weird and out of nowhere
I read it as Nellie doing it just to shut him up. Then maybe kinda liked it. I thought it was super funny and totally made sense in context.

lcarus
12-13-2012, 11:18 AM
I read it as Nellie doing it just to shut him up. Then maybe kinda liked it. I thought it was super funny and totally made sense in context.

Yeah I get why she did it, I just didn't expect it. Plus it was kinda weird that Toby just went for it like that.

Red Brooklyn
12-13-2012, 11:18 AM
Yeah I get why she did it, I just didn't expect it. Plus it was kinda weird that Toby just went for it like that.
Which is something The Office has lost a bit of, I think. That randomness. That element of surprise. I was thrilled to see it back.

lcarus
12-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Which is something The Office has lost a bit of, I think. That randomness. That element of surprise. I was thrilled to see it back.

True. I also think Toby might be the Scranton Strangler lol. Or maybe not, but I can't wait to see who is.

Red Brooklyn
12-13-2012, 11:23 AM
True. I also think Toby might be the Scranton Strangler lol. Or maybe not, but I can't wait to see who is.
Yeah, that's a really interesting question. I'm excited to find out, and I don't even have any great guesses.

Packer? Cordray? Mose? Micheal Scott?!!! (that'd be a helluva way to bring him back, uh?)

Dying to see how this plays out.

blaise
12-13-2012, 11:26 AM
I think it's Jan.

lcarus
12-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Yeah, that's a really interesting question. I'm excited to find out, and I don't even have any great guesses.

Packer? Cordray? Mose? Micheal Scott?!!! (that'd be a helluva way to bring him back, uh?)

Dying to see how this plays out.

Well at first I thought it could have been Gabe, since the stranglings started right when he showed up. Plus he had that weird video, and loves horror movies, and has all that weird crap in his house. But he isn't in this season so probably not him but who knows. I'd imagine it will be someone that would make it funny, like Mose or Packer or Creed.

Red Brooklyn
12-13-2012, 11:34 AM
I think it's Jan.
I probably would have agreed until they re-introduced her. Now I'm not so sure.

But I'd actually really like that choice if they decide to go that way.

Red Brooklyn
12-13-2012, 11:35 AM
Well at first I thought it could have been Gabe, since the stranglings started right when he showed up. Plus he had that weird video, and loves horror movies, and has all that weird crap in his house. But he isn't in this season so probably not him but who knows. I'd imagine it will be someone that would make it funny, like Mose or Packer or Creed.
Creed seems too obvious, somehow.

Mose or Packer could be funny if done right.

Honestly, I still like your theory about Gabe. I think that would be great. I'd love to see Woods back on the show, even if just for an episode or two.

BigMeatballDave
12-13-2012, 03:56 PM
True. I also think Toby might be the Scranton Strangler lol. Or maybe not, but I can't wait to see who is.

I was actually thinking about Toby during last weeks episode.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 11:33 AM
Anyone been watching? I watched the Christmas episode and then forgot about it until yesterday. Apparently there was a slew of new episodes my DVR didn't record so I watched them all consecutively last night. I actually....liked them. For the most part.

So Toby visited the Scranton Strangler...or did he? Lol, I don't think they're finished with that yet. And low and behold...Gabe (Birdman) Susan Lewis is back just in time. I think it's him.

keg in kc
03-13-2013, 11:43 AM
I don't think I've watched a new ep in over a year.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 11:50 AM
I don't think I've watched a new ep in over a year.

I was totally disinterested but still watched them.

Red Brooklyn
03-13-2013, 11:54 AM
The run from the Christmas episode on has actually been pretty nice.

silver5liter
03-13-2013, 11:56 AM
Ive thought this season has been decent. Hate how they molded Andys character back to being a douche. Also they need to have Jim do more pranks again with dwight.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 11:57 AM
The run from the Christmas episode on has actually been pretty nice.

Agreed Joe. I was pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to the ending. I heard Carell was spotted at the studio when they were filming the finale. Which is entirely a rumor, or is true and he just popped in to hang out with the cast & crew. My bet is on Michael Gary Scott showing up in the finale though. I'd bet on it.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Ive thought this season has been decent. Hate how they molded Andys character back to being a douche. Also they need to have Jim do more pranks again with dwight.

It's inconsistent what they did with Andy. They spent at least a couple episodes propping him up as likeable as the new boss. However, I do find him funnier as a dick. His "you had a bad day" had me rolling for some reason.

Predarat
03-13-2013, 12:32 PM
That Andy thing is bizzare, they send him on the boat and basicily write him out for alot of the season, then bring him back. Andy and Erin made a good couple, they screwed that up too. Hope they do bring back Michael Scott for the last episode, it would not be the same without him.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 12:39 PM
That Andy thing is bizzare, they send him on the boat and basicily write him out for alot of the season, then bring him back. Andy and Erin made a good couple, they screwed that up too. Hope they do bring back Michael Scott for the last episode, it would not be the same without him.

Seems maybe they had to write Andy out because Ed Helms filmed Hangover 3.

silver5liter
03-13-2013, 12:53 PM
It's inconsistent what they did with Andy. They spent at least a couple episodes propping him up as likeable as the new boss. However, I do find him funnier as a dick. His "you had a bad day" had me rolling for some reason.

lol yeah its been pretty funny lately. But they fought so hard to make him likeable after making him out to be a dick when he was first on the show, just to bring him back to being a dick. Doesnt make a lot of sense. I also dont like Pams character anymore.

Red Brooklyn
03-13-2013, 12:59 PM
I swear to God if they break up Jim and Pam, I'm gonna.... well, I don't know what I'm gonna do. It's just a TV show. But I'll be pissed!

silver5liter
03-13-2013, 01:12 PM
I swear to God if they break up Jim and Pam, I'm gonna.... well, I don't know what I'm gonna do. It's just a TV show. But I'll be pissed!

No way that will happen

lcarus
03-13-2013, 01:16 PM
I swear to God if they break up Jim and Pam, I'm gonna.... well, I don't know what I'm gonna do. It's just a TV show. But I'll be pissed!

Yeah they're clearly throwing a monkey wrench in there with that boom mic guy. I think that's all it will be though. They just wanted to instill some obstacles for them. In all honesty, they were very stale and needed something to spice it up.

SuperChief
03-13-2013, 01:21 PM
Yeah they're clearly throwing a monkey wrench in there with that boom mic guy. I think that's all it will be though. They just wanted to instill some obstacles for them. In all honesty, they were very stale and needed something to spice it up.

Bingo. Completely spot on.

Red Brooklyn
03-13-2013, 01:25 PM
Yeah they're clearly throwing a monkey wrench in there with that boom mic guy. I think that's all it will be though. They just wanted to instill some obstacles for them. In all honesty, they were very stale and needed something to spice it up.
Oh, that's exactly how I see it as well. Though Jim's company/Philly I think is a much bigger obstacle than Boom Mic Guy. He was red herring, for sure.

It's just so interesting (albeit infuriating) and strange to see Jim in Pam in such different spaces.

I don't really think they'll break them up. But (and this is a good thing) this is the first time in a long time that the show really has me guessing. I have no idea how they'll manage to find a satisfying way to resolve this conflict. Something that isn't a retcon/cop-out solution.

lcarus
03-13-2013, 01:40 PM
Oh, that's exactly how I see it as well. Though Jim's company/Philly I think is a much bigger obstacle than Boom Mic Guy. He was red herring, for sure.

It's just so interesting (albeit infuriating) and strange to see Jim in Pam in such different spaces.

I don't really think they'll break them up. But (and this is a good thing) this is the first time in a long time that the show really has me guessing. I have no idea how they'll manage to find a satisfying way to resolve this conflict. Something that isn't a retcon/cop-out solution.

Eh I'm guessing maybe they'll split up for a minute and Jim will realize he liked his life in Scranton with Pam more, and he'll leave the company and come back home. But who really knows. It has me guessing as well.

lcarus
03-14-2013, 09:14 PM
After tonight's episode, I'm really glad they cancelled "The Farm" spinoff. That was just...ugh.

Chiefspants
03-14-2013, 10:24 PM
Agreed Joe. I was pleasantly surprised. Looking forward to the ending. I heard Carell was spotted at the studio when they were filming the finale. Which is entirely a rumor, or is true and he just popped in to hang out with the cast & crew. My bet is on Michael Gary Scott showing up in the finale though. I'd bet on it.

Do you have a source for that rumor?

/Itwouldmakemydreamscometrue

silver5liter
03-14-2013, 10:28 PM
After tonight's episode, I'm really glad they cancelled "The Farm" spinoff. That was just...ugh.

Really irritating. You could tell that was the pilot, just split with some office footage. Sad too, because that was some of the most funny stuff ive seen on the office in a while when it was actually in the office.

Predarat
05-16-2013, 08:47 AM
This is it, the last of The Office. Its a little sad but this show has ran its course.

silver5liter
05-16-2013, 08:51 AM
One more tonight. anyone think Michael makes a surprise appearance during the wedding? I know they have denied it but I could really see if happening

DaFace
05-16-2013, 08:54 AM
One more tonight. anyone think Michael makes a surprise appearance during the wedding? I know they have denied it but I could really see if happening

I think he'll be in it. He was seen at the wrap party for the show, so he was definitely in the area when it was being filmed.

RockChalk
05-16-2013, 09:19 AM
This is it, the last of The Office. Its a little sad but this show has ran its course.

True, but the last few episodes have been pretty damn good. With the exception being anything involving Andy. His character has become unbelievably stupid. The last half of this final season would have been much better if they just left him sailing on his boat.

silver5liter
05-16-2013, 09:22 AM
I'm sick of Andy and sadly they have made me hate Pam too much to try to have that sweet moment last week. Everything else has been pretty great though. I think darrels exit was my favorite so far

RockChalk
05-16-2013, 09:26 AM
I'm sick of Andy

I just don't understand why they took a somewhat quirky guy and turned him into this complete dumbass mess. If they were trying to show what manic depression looks like, the only next logical step for Andy would be a hospital or suicide

silver5liter
05-16-2013, 09:29 AM
I just don't understand why they took a somewhat quirky guy and turned him into this complete dumbass mess. If they were trying to show what manic depression looks like, the only next logical step for Andy would be a hospital or suicide
They basically reverted him back to what he was when he first appeared on the show. just an over the top idiot

Predarat
05-16-2013, 10:43 AM
True, but the last few episodes have been pretty damn good. With the exception being anything involving Andy. His character has become unbelievably stupid. The last half of this final season would have been much better if they just left him sailing on his boat.

Especially the Dwight Promotion episode, that is one of the best since Michael left, if not the best. Glad they got Andy out of there, should have done that sooner.

DaFace
05-16-2013, 11:26 AM
I partially think Andy fell victim to the real-world circumstances of Ed Helms. He's been gone so much with the Hangover movies that it was hard for them to come up with decent storylines for more than an episode here and there.

Predarat
05-16-2013, 01:04 PM
That was dumb of Andy to go out on the boat and lose Erin, he was majorly outkicking his coverage on that one!

silver5liter
05-16-2013, 01:27 PM
I believe him going onto film the hangovers probably had alot to do with it. If you go back though they really like to change characters personallities alot on the show. They changed Kelly, Ryan, Pam, Andy, here recently Dwight and Jim are getting along.

CoMoChief
05-16-2013, 07:46 PM
You came? That's what she said! LMAO

Fuckin Michael Scott

silver5liter
05-16-2013, 08:24 PM
That was probably the best they could have possibly done with the series finale. Just great

Sure-Oz
05-16-2013, 08:26 PM
Perfect Finale...

DaFace
05-16-2013, 10:07 PM
It was pretty cliche and cheesy, but it was fun. I'll take it.

Sure-Oz
05-16-2013, 10:16 PM
It was pretty cliche and cheesy, but it was fun. I'll take it.

Absolutely. The pre-show was solid as well with behind the scenes stuff

tk13
05-16-2013, 10:31 PM
I thought it was great. So many shows do a terrible job in the finale, and the Office has kind of clunked to the finish line... but they hit a home run tonight. Very well done.

CoMoChief
05-16-2013, 10:35 PM
really wish Todd Packard was on the episode

Tribal Warfare
05-17-2013, 01:32 AM
really wish Todd Packard was on the episode

Robert California too

Silock
05-17-2013, 03:57 AM
Finale was incredible. Maybe the best sitcom finale I've ever seen. Don't even mention Seinfeld, because I never watched that show.

Predarat
05-17-2013, 07:57 AM
That was a great ending to a great show. Wish they had resolved the Scranton Strangler though. And as someone else said, a Todd Packer appearence would have been good too.

silver5liter
05-17-2013, 08:51 AM
Finale was incredible. Maybe the best sitcom finale I've ever seen. Don't even mention Seinfeld, because I never watched that show.

Seinfelds finale was terrible anyway

Baby Lee
05-17-2013, 11:23 AM
Dwight and Angela dancing to Motley Crue was EPIC.

There ought to be a word, maybe there is one in German, for that thing where you never made a connection between two things you know well, then when someone makes that connection you pause and say 'perfect.'

Crue's 'Angela' is in the top 2-3 of my favorite Crue songs, and it's been in the mix for my cycling playlist long enough that if it were a person it would be graduating HS by now. Yet I never made the connection to Angela on The Office, despite Dwight being a headbanger.

Pitt Gorilla
05-17-2013, 12:18 PM
I came.

Baby Lee
05-17-2013, 07:15 PM
A couple of things some might have missed.

The guy who played Merideth's stripper son was the same actor who played her son in 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day' back in season 2.

The stripper at Dwight's bachelor party was the stripper in the warehouse, IIRC.

The chick showing Pam and Jim's house was Carol, who Michael dated, and Steve Carell married IRL.

The guy it appeared Pam was trying to shoo off the stage during the 'picture under the mural' scene, where she something like 'I thought just people who worked in the office. . . ' was show-runner Greg Daniels.

The Bad Guy
05-17-2013, 09:13 PM
As a resident of Scranton, I'm sad to see it end.

Just about the entire cast came here 2 weeks ago and partied at a local bar on Friday and Saturday night. I didn't go but friends said they were just awesome people to be around.

Bump
05-17-2013, 09:39 PM
ya, good finale. Great ending to a great show.

Bump
05-17-2013, 09:40 PM
As a resident of Scranton, I'm sad to see it end.

Just about the entire cast came here 2 weeks ago and partied at a local bar on Friday and Saturday night. I didn't go but friends said they were just awesome people to be around.

is it really like how they said when they come to town? The Beatles & The Pope?

The Bad Guy
05-17-2013, 10:24 PM
is it really like how they said when they come to town? The Beatles & The Pope?

It was enormous. My friend owns a Limo company that had the contract to transport them all around. About 5k people packed downtown going crazy.

Silock
05-17-2013, 10:48 PM
enormous

5k people

wat

The Bad Guy
05-17-2013, 11:06 PM
wat

Packed into a half mile radius in a small downtown?

That's a lot of people. Actually, I just read it was around 10k.

silver5liter
05-17-2013, 11:06 PM
A couple of things some might have missed.

The guy who played Merideth's stripper son was the same actor who played her son in 'Take Your Daughter to Work Day' back in season 2.

The stripper at Dwight's bachelor party was the stripper in the warehouse, IIRC.

The chick showing Pam and Jim's house was Carol, who Michael dated, and Steve Carell married IRL.

The guy it appeared Pam was trying to shoo off the stage during the 'picture under the mural' scene, where she something like 'I thought just people who worked in the office. . . ' was show-runner Greg Daniels.

If people actually regularly watched, i doubt they missed any of these except maybe the greg daniels part. The stripper was also in the episode where they did the fun run for the cure of rabbies. She dressed like a nurse and took a big check for science.

DaFace
05-18-2013, 07:19 AM
I think this might've been my favorite line of the show.

http://i.imgur.com/HhtxLyf.png

The Rick
05-18-2013, 07:56 AM
I think this might've been my favorite line of the show.

http://i.imgur.com/HhtxLyf.png
Yep, great line.

On par with the one last "that's what she said" for old time's sake. :)

displacedinMN
05-18-2013, 08:35 AM
It was a good ending. Better than most.

Some endings are not the best.
MASH-ok to a point-and I am a huge MASH fan
Seinfeld- ick.

siberian khatru
05-18-2013, 08:39 AM
I think this might've been my favorite line of the show.

http://i.imgur.com/HhtxLyf.png

I thought that was THE best.

My son is about to graduate high school, and I think he about teared up when he saw that.

displacedinMN
05-18-2013, 08:41 AM
I think this might've been my favorite line of the show.

http://i.imgur.com/HhtxLyf.png

+1

Bearcat
05-18-2013, 11:24 AM
I don't really get hooked into many series, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I thought they did a really good job of wrapping it up. They did a great job of using the documentary angle in that regard, by using the Q/A session and the last several minutes to reflect on the documentary. Those last several minutes were perfect reflections of each character in a way which they could also express their feelings about the show and even their lives... like Jenna Fischer, being an unknown actress prior to the show, flashing back to walking over the hot coals and talking about taking chances, etc. And Andy's quote that DaFace posted was great, too.

The only minor thing was that I really liked Robert California, and it would have been cool to see him again.

CoMoChief
05-18-2013, 11:30 AM
Robert California too

Ehh....he wasn't really part of the Office family.

Reaper16
05-18-2013, 12:06 PM
I think this might've been my favorite line of the show.

http://i.imgur.com/HhtxLyf.png

After that line, I said aloud to the tv "You mean Season 3?"

Setsuna
05-18-2013, 09:19 PM
It was a good ending. Better than most.

Some endings are not the best.
MASH-ok to a point-and I am a huge MASH fan
Seinfeld- ick.

That was a emotional ending. Although Ryan and Kelly wasn't needed at all. I would have rather seen them grow up and be happy with who they were truly supposed to be with. Having Ryan essentially poison his little infant and then abandon him was ridiculous. Wouldn't that be attempted murder? Oh and Abandonment is a crime as well. HE deserved to be arrested at the end not Creed. I didn't mind Nelly taking him to Europe with her though, she got what she wanted. Was that her child or grandchild irl or something? All in all LOVED the finale.

Seinfeld's finale wasn't a finale, it was an episode about nothing. True to its core. If you look at it that way it was a finale because in prison you do absolutely nothing. There was no way anymore episodes could be made. Man, here I thought it was bad when it was brilliant. I'll pat myself on the back for finally realizing this. :clap::thumb::hail: Good job Wes!

SuperChief
05-19-2013, 11:01 AM
If people actually regularly watched, i doubt they missed any of these except maybe the greg daniels part. The stripper was also in the episode where they did the fun run for the cure of rabbies. She dressed like a nurse and took a big check for science.

"Oh, Elizabeth. It's great you went back and got your degree."

LOL so good.

SuperChief
05-19-2013, 11:13 AM
The finale was incredibly on point. It had almost everything I wanted to see wrap up and more. As an AVID Office nerd (probably bordering on weird, really), I think it all ended very, very well. The cast fought for a "farewell" season and extended episodes at the end for a reason, and it really showed. Some points I'll make:

- Michael Scott's role in the finale couldn't have been better, given the circumstances of Steve's (probable) reluctance to do much.

- The emotional attachment the cast had for this show was incredibly apparent and downright inspiring. When Greg Daniels talked about how they could never assemble that group of people again, I think he was on the money. It's unfortunate that folks aren't willing to invest in their craft enough to even make the small things believable. Kudos to all of them for that.

- People generally don't like the seasons after Season 3, but I love them all. Season 8 was a little meh, but not because of the absence of Michael Scott - I think the writing was pretty damn subpar as a whole. Just me, though.

- I was ok with Robert California being left out. I did, however, wish I could have seen Jan, Holly, and Gabe for at least a small appearance. That's pretty nitpicky, though.

jiveturkey
05-20-2013, 10:02 AM
Finale was incredible. Maybe the best sitcom finale I've ever seen.

I agree completely. Most finales are a huge disappointment IMO, but this one hit a homerun.