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Friday, August 25, 2006


Posted by on August 25 at 16:16 PM

Though it’s all too easy to pooh-pooh the American version of THE OFFICE, I will go to my grave saying this show has really improved over it’s run, becoming it’s own entity which is in someways BETTER than the original.
Then NBC comes along with the following promo featuring Jim and Pam, and tries to make me look like an insane asshole for ever liking this show! TRUST ME, the show is NOTHING like this!
NBC… I’m going to BEAT YOUR ASS.

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I saw this ad on TV and it reminded me of why I hate promos. I remember an ad for maybe the 2nd season premiere of Will and Grace, where they made it look like Will and Grace were falling in love - WTF?!?!

I remember a quote from Woody Allen, when he met a guy who had edited a trailer for one of his films. He said, "So you're the guy who raped my movie."

They're going to do it. They're going to FUCK this show, I can smell it. You're right, it started slow, but it's absolutely terrific now -- the episode they repeated a couple of days ago had SO MANY great things in it -- even little things like where Michael mentions the Bangles -- and starts singing a Go-Gos song. When Dwight finds the joint in the parking lot and puts on a cop uniform to find the culprit. When Michael burns his foot on a George Foreman grill. And now they're going to mushify it with romance. They should have ended with that kiss. Don't watch.

I thought the same thing when I saw that promo....I think it's to attract someone who won't watch it otherwise....but once they find out it isn't "serious" I'm sure they'll turn it off anyways.

Ugh. I don't like the smell of this. Hopefully the cast has some input on this and will put their foot down. Isn't a lot of this improv on their part?

This is a brilliant show, btw. As is "My Name is Earl" which means they are sure to dumb them down.

you guys obviously missed the overt sarcasm and irony.

this promo is utter genius. take of your seriously whitey tighties and have beer.

your world is not falling apart.

We are huge The Office fans. We both think it's the second best show on television right now, behind HBO's Entourage. And, we both think it far exceeds the original.

Wendy: It's a joke. Having fun at everybody's expense.

David: It's for real. It was created by someone in the NBC promotions department that has no association with the show in anyway and it'll be pulled just as soon as the producers get wind of it.

My girlfriend and I thought it was great. We're huge fans of the show and are super silly for the love that Pam and Jim have for each other. As far as we're concerned, it's the only true love on TV right now. SO cute, makes me wanna squeal!

what the hell! I haven't seen the show, and I know that's not what it's like.

F'ing liars.


I have really been loving this show -- but what's with the sappy ER-style piano underscores?? This is a comedy people... I really hope they don't go all sentimental on us.

Young love is wonderful! I hope it starts being all about the girl and guy. I want to see them fight and make up. I particularly want to see them shopping together, because Our President has said it's important for us to shop, and a big TV show like this needs to reinforce that message.

Stop being all about the office. They talk about that waaaaaay too much. I want to see a wedding, and some cute babies!!!

And another thing: They need a laugh track on this show!!! I never know what's supposed to be funny and what isn't. And it would be GREAT if they could do this in front of a live audience, so that when favorite characters entered, everyone could clap and cheer! And it needs a tag line. Something fun, that real people can use in real life. Something like "Hey, Don't sweat it, forget it!"

There's no apostrophe in the posessive "its".

Just sayin'.

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