Chicago Tribune reviews ‘A Benihana Christmas’

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Our friend Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune has posted a hilarious review of this week’s episode, ‘A Benihana Christmas.’

SPOILER WARNING! Normally, I would include a few excerpts here, but Mo’s review is so chockful of delicious quotes from the episode, that I must abstain.

Just go read On Comet, on Cupid! On Dunder! On Mifflin! And to all a good night.

The OT quote randomizer is gonna be really happy this week … :)

Photo courtesy of NBC.


  1. OH MY GOSH!!!!
    is it Thursday yet? I can’t freakin take this anymore
    I need to see Benihana Xmas ASAP….

  2. That photo is a metaphor for how things OUGHT to be: Pam, front and center; Karen way in the background so that we can barely distinguish her.

    Am I right:? Who’s got me up high?

    Anyone? Anyone?

  3. I feel like a compelte idiot for asking, but Ed Helms ISN’T in the picture, right? At the end of the article, Maureen Ryan adds this:

    “Bonus brain teaser: Find Ed Helms in the picture and win a lifetime supply of Nagasakis.”

    I swear he’s not in it…or is he? It’s driving me crazy!

  4. the article has this at the bottom:
    “Bonus brain teaser: Find Ed Helms in the picture and win a lifetime supply of Nagasakis.”

    Where is he? In santa? SPOILER:
    The spoilers section talked about how someone quits (we assume dwight temporarily). Andy can’t quit, can he?

  5. In the promo I remember seeing someone’s feet poking out from behind Pam’s desk. Maybe Andy is trashed and sleeping it off in reception. ;)

  6. Man, I cannot wait to start saying, “she’s not your ho no mo.”

    It’s going to be great.

    I bet Andy or Karen quits. I can’t understand why people think Dwight quits, just because he was “seen working at Staples.”

    Why on earth would they have Joe Cool quit???

    Cousin Mose, you hit the nail on the head.

  7. I sorta am loving the fact that this picture is just of the regular, pre-stamford merger DM employees. greattt, even though Karen is randomly in the back.

    Can’t wait until thursday!!!!!

  8. I think Andy is behind the Santa because if you look above Phylis’ head you can see like a black coat sticking out from behind the Santa…that or its just a coat from the coat rack…

    And Cousin Mose, you are so right! I’m giving you an air high five as we speak!

  9. i believe that andy is either in the picture on the christmas tree (it kinda looks like someone with khaki pants) or in the reflection on the green picture, bc it almost looks like someone is playing a banjo in the reflection…anyone else see that..?

  10. I was thinking the same thing, Angie. It also doesn’t mean that the person who quits wouldn’t end up being convinced to come back… It makes sense that Dwight would quit, especially since Michael seems to like Andy so much…

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