Things that are not awesome but should be heard... (aka Carly: showing you pet peeves you didn't know you had since 1734!)
[From the episode summary:] A new assistant's bad attitude has the Dunder Mifflin staff up in arms, but Michael refuses to fire him. Andy tries to ignore Erin's interest in another man. Pam tries to prove to Jim she has a playful side by playing a practical joke in the office.
Check that last sentence. Hey, you know what, actually, I'll repost it here in bold:
Pam tries to prove to Jim she has a playful side by playing a practical joke in the office.
DID THE WRITERS ALL FORGET WHAT EXACTLY THE JAM RELATIONSHIP WAS BUILT ON BEFORE THEY WERE ALLOWED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR RELATIONSHIP?! It was just all playful and practical jokes! "Jinx, buy me a coke" and stealing Andy's cell phone and the intricate Christmas present to Dwight of he's being indoctrinated into the FBI.
Ugh, I'm sick over this. cashewdani
I think they pan to Jim too much, even when there's nothing for him to really react to. There was a moment in one of the conference room scenes where this happened. greenfish
Aaaaaand to cleanse the palate:
The Office was adorable and really funny and maybe it's because I didn't think about it much, or because I haven't had expectations for it for a while, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I love everyone! falulatonks
The cold open was adorable, even though I had no idea why they were doing what they were doing. Creed was kind of sexy? Yeah, I said it.firthgal
What the hell was that? Why did it exist? What was it for? Claiming it was Toby's idea will not soften me up. The best part was when I briefly hoped Dwight might slit Andy's throat. rainbowstevie
Gabe and Erin
In the beginning of that scene, before Gabe came in, I literally groaned at the blatant Erin/Andy and I was like, "Gawwwwd, is this still a thing?" BUT THEN GABE CAME IN AND ERIN SMILED AND HE LEANED DOWN AND THEY KISSED AND IT WAS SO, SO GLORIOUS. They had more chemistry in those 2 seconds than Erin and Andy had during an entire season. GOOD SHOW, SHOW.firthgal
So NOW, Erin has: the perfect job, a cat, a perfect first and middle name, great figure, a guy smitten with her who asks her out in the sweetest way possible, and the ability to reject him and upgrade to a classier and more attractive model. I like to think that Hell could not devise a greater punishment than making me watch the most annoying person in the world live out my dream life.rainbowstevie
"Prankster" (I refuse to use the term “Pammed”) [ie. the part of the post where I flail around my own thoughts]
Oh Pam, honey, we need to talk. When you rig an elevator to malfunction, you don’t ride in it. You set up a video camera and watch and laugh (PLAUSIBLE mythbuster style because if the show wants me to suspend disbelief to the extent that I’ll accept that Kevin can rewire an elevator then I’m allowed to believe Pam can procure a video camera that is small enough to hide. You can’t pick and choose random out of the realm of believable plausibility details without me demanding my own leeway, people). Or just listen at the doors, what are there, three floors? Whatever. YOU DO NOT GET IN IT. I mean seriously, this is pranking 101. I’m an English major and I know this. English majors in general, as a rule, know nothing. itmustbecarly
Nepotism is how you show that you care
Michael's nephew, on computer: My strawberries are ripe
Me: SIM FARM!! Or probably it's that Facebook game I've heard of but refuse to know about. I prefer to believe that Sim Farm transcends time and has touched a new generation.rainbowstevie
And then Dwight getting overzealous in the reenactment of [the spanking] made me giddy (especially since it was Andy's bottom that he got overzealous with. Oh yes, I still remember their brief bromance where Andy modeled hunting outfits for him). firthgal