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Writer: Brent Forrester, Director: Dave Rogers
Summary (NBC): Michael meets with an insurance salesman that visits the office and is later convinced by Dwight and Andy that he is part of the mafia. Erin accidentally ruins Pam’s painting.
The Office Mafia rating
In a poll conducted October 15-19, Tallyheads rated this episode: 6.67/10
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The Office Mafia quotes
Meredith: I caught my son taking a dump on the upper part of the toilet. He calls it an upper-decker.
Michael: What you people don’t know about business, I could fill a book with.
Michael: Over one billion sold. More than the Bible. I’m not surprised.
Michael: Do you know how creative space works?
Michael: Push “free play” til tomorrow morning.
Michael: Come in the conference room and I will show you a finished sausage.
Michael: It’s like a great basketball player having to listen to a bad basketball player.
Kevin: I started borrowing his office to fart in.
Dwight: I knew it. More trunk space. Or should I say, corpse space.
Oscar: Hey guys, I drive a SUV, does that mean I’m in the mob?
Michael: He did talk about a fire in the warehouse. And he also vaguely threatened me with testicular cancer.
Oscar: There’s not the usual balance between sane and others.
Oscar: The coalition for reason is extremely weak.
Oscar: What mobster would change his name from Gotti to Grotti?
Dwight: “R” is among the most menacing of sounds. That’s why they call it murder, not muckduck.
Michael: Too many different words coming at me from too many different sentences.
Dwight: Criminals are like raccoons. You give them a taste of cat food, pretty soon they’ll be back for the whole cat.
Andy: My plan is out. We do it the hard way.
Andy: So I’m a mechanic with a tire thing.
Dwight: Nothing behind the toilet except this roach motel.
Dwight: You’ll never kill it that way. You want to separate the head from the thorax.
Kevin: I think that we should let the criminals use the card a little longer.
Grotti: If the sauce does not come on the side, I will send it back.
Michael: I will have the gabba-gool.
Michael: If the salad is on top, I send it back.
Kevin: I wouldn’t last in jail, Oscar. I’m not like you.
Kevin: Oh, you don’t know about jail? Oh you would LOVE jail.
Kid: He seems bad at this.
Andy: You got a leaky spark tube. So your car’s totaled.
Grotti: These guys gonna take care of your things if you die tomorrow?
Michael: It’s just the cost of a cup of coffee an hour.
Andy: You were man enough to back down, Michael. I’m proud of you.
Dwight: Do you know what “snap decision” means?
Jim: How did you get this number? Michael, we’re on a catamaran.
Michael: I think I’m in trouble with the mob. Or a major insurance carrier.
Jim: Just a—, and then you’ll be saved. I, wh–, Bermuda Triangle. I, ma—, please don’t call again.
Michael: What about this cash for clunkers thing?
Dwight: We have let Michael down. And it’s 85% your fault.
Dwight: Not the living in fear. That’s new.
Andy: Are you saying that we surgically remove the fear center from Michael’s brain?
Michael: I wish the Mafia would go out and kill all the liars. And bury them in my yard.
Andy: Next time you look in the mirror, you’re going to be looking at a guy who stood down the Mafia.
Andy: You made the Mafia be polite!
Michael: And you can tell all your friends, that if I see them, then they are already dead.
Erin: How do you return coffee?
Kevin: Just tell Jim … that I said hi.
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I thought it was hilarious! Synopsis is off. Weird. Funny episode though, I really enjoyed it!
I have to say, I wasn’t too happy with this episode. It was all JUST the mafia storyline. Kevin’s story had potential but it was pretty week. Plus we only saw a few of the cast…where was Kelly and Angela?
The only two things that I liked were Jim pretending to break up on the phone with Michael and Oscar’s early talking head…hence my new name, formerly vending machine fruit.
Still love the Office but this was a big let down for me. Hopefully next week is better.
My favorite episode of the season so far. I absolutely LOVED that. SO many great lines, and lots of characters! Though where was Kelly?
Pretty good episode, but it felt weird with Jim and Pam gone. What happened to Erin ruining Pam’s painting? That was gone and instead Kevin accidentally cancelled Jim’s credit card while he was on his honeymoon! (Not that I’m complaining, since I like Pam’s paintings, but I was really confused)
I really enjoyed this episode. It was a little broad, but still funny. I’m disappointed that Erin’s storyline got cut.
Worst episode ever…not funny..the office has been horrible since season 4
Great episode! loved every moment of it.
Good stuff (Kevin is awesome), but did I miss Erin destroying Pam’s painting?
“You don’t know about jail? You would love jail!”
The best line!
Any body else notice Erin didn’t ruin any painting?
Loved Kevin and Oscar, but the rest was just ok for me.
Someone please answer these questions for me!
1) Why were Pam and Jim in Puerto Rico and not in Niagara? They got the Honeymoon Suite in Niagara.
2) WHY DIDN’T ERIN RUIN PAM’S PAINTING? That was the main thing I was looking forward to. Which sounds bad…but I want Pam/Erin interaction! That was on the official NBC summary. How does something like that get cut?
Overall, I liked this episode. It was pretty funny. Murder/Muckduck? HILARIOUS! I rate it 8 of 10! (:
yeah, kind of a letdown for me too. jim “breaking up” on the phone was funny. and i guess erin ruining pam’s painting is going to be a deleted scene? which painting was it? the office painting?
but the best line: “that’s why they call it ‘murder’, not ‘muckduck’.” HA! i wonder who came up with that.
Wait- my last comment sounded awful. I absolutely LOVE Pam! And her paintings! But ever since she came back as a salesman from MSPC I’ve wanted old receptionist/new receptionist interaction, you know?
Jim and Pam go on their honeymoon and chaos ensues. I enjoyed Oscar calling Jim and Pam the coalition of reason. I enjoyed this episode but I think the office gets a little too crazy without the Halperts around. Kevin was awesome in this episode. I’m glad to see he’s getting more screen time.
My DVR synopsis is even more off. The episode description reads “Meanwhile, secretary Ellie has a brush with notoriety: she unwittingly destroys Pam’s painting.” First of all, it’s Erin, not Ellie, and I never saw Erin/Ellie destroy a painting. I know it’s nitpicky but still, I feel a little cheated. Again, a very weak episode, possibly my least favorite ever. I might have to go watch “Drug Testing” to feel better.
“Erin accidentally ruins Pam’s painting.”
Ummmm, did I somehow miss this part or was it really not there? I seriously don’t remember this happening at all. In fact, the only parts with Erin that I remember are the cold open and when she left to get Michael coffee. Am I just crazy or did other people notice this too?
Oh yeah, what about the painting? And where was the Andy/Oscar action? I don’t think 20 minutes is long enough for this show.
@Faith (13) – a lot of newlyweds spend the first night of their honeymoon in the hotel where they got married (or near wherever they got married) and then go to their honeymoon. my parents had their honeymoon in hawaii, but spent the first night in the honeymoon suite in san francisco, near where they got married.
I love Kevin’s involvement in the episode!
I really enjoyed it, but I felt it was missing something. Oh yeah, I didn’t see any paintings getting ruined! Poor Erin.
I would have liked the episode if the second act’s stuff with the Mafia at the restaurant was cut and replaced with this cut Erin storyline. The Mafia stuff was funny in the beginning and the end but the middle was just a drag.
Meh. Not the best episode…it was a tad boring. Some funny moments for Dwight (muckduck, ha). And I loved Jim breaking up on the phone.
When does Erin ruin a painting by Pam?
My least favorite of the season so far, but it was still funny. 7/10
I just love what everyone is saying. Some people LOVED it. And some HATED it. I don’t think it was the worst, but it was pretty funny. Worst episode ever – Moroccan Christmas! No doubt.
And yeah I guess Erin ruining the painting will be in the deleted scenes. I better be seeing those deleted scenes soon! Lol.
When Michael called for Erin, and she stood up, my family goes “Ahhhh, here it is!” Nope, that wasn’t it either. Still no ruining of a painting.
@Alex – That is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever heard. Love your comment.
Thank you FlonkertonChamp!
It was okay. Definitely not the best. I don’t really feel cheated out of the Erin painting plotline, it didn’t sound that funny anyway.
I thought this episode was fine. It was nice to see Oscar back on Jim and Pam’s side; he’s been very antagonistic lately. I think this episode stayed true to the characters, and although it wasn’t my favorite ep this season, I’d still rate it higher than The Promotion.
Maybe the good thing about not reading/not remembering the plot synopsis (I rarely read them, I did read this one however) is that you’re not waiting for something to happen and just let it hit you. I totally forgot about Erin ruining Pam’s painting till I came to the site, which is what every other post is about. I was smiling the whole time through the ep. Subject matter was broad and was fast paced. Sometimes the A story dominates the B story (Did I Stutter?), but that’s not a big deal with me. Glad Jim and Pam weren’t actually in this one and were on their honeymoon, although everyone calling them was great. Andy as the mechanic was awesome, wearing the Cornell hat and totally screwing up that lady’s car.
After Kevin’s talking head, I was kinda hoping Jim would return to his office at the end of the episode to find an awful smell. Overall I thought it was a pretty good episode. I liked the way they worked Jim into the episode with him “breaking up” over the phone. And nice to see the guy from Dumb and Dumber! It was a little bit on the slow side but I’d take that over an over the top, relationshippy episode from season 4/5 any day.
I must be alone in thinking that this episode was very reminiscent of season 2. A basic plotline that didn’t remove the characters from the main office (much) is pretty much gold in my book. What’s crazy is I didn’t even mind the lack of Jim and Pam in the office. What little we heard/knew of Jim and Pam in this episode turned out to be just fine after the JAM extravaganza we had last week, haha. The bit with Jim breaking up the phone conversation was genius. “Bermuda… triangle!” I lost it!
The mafia stuff did feel a bit overdone, but it didn’t bother me too much. The rest made up for it.
Also, Kevin? Yeah, he might just be my favorite character on the show. Brian Baumgartner’s delivery of the word “shoot” is brilliant. Weird, I know, but it makes me laugh every time.
16. Jhony: “I enjoyed this episode but I think the office gets a little too crazy without the Halperts around.”
Agreed! Also, it’s so cute to see “Halperts”… Pam is now a Halpert! Aaaah! :)
Good episode overall. It was one of those less-is more-episodes. But I missed Jim’s face! And felt bad for them with their credit card disasters. They seriously need a break from chaos…
What about the cold open?
Toby expecting Michael to tell him to leave. That was priceless.
I also loved the “I will send it back” thing at the restaurant. “If the salad is on top of it…I WILL send it back”. Lots of good quotes tonight.
Favorite part—Dwight uses a Sheetz cup! Sheetz started in Altoona PA!
I thought maybe this episode was going to be a chance for the secondary characters to really shine since Jim and Pam were gone, but it was really just Michael, Dwight, Andy, a smidgen of Oscar and a pinch of Kevin. Where was everyone else?
To me, this episode felt like a weird dream that you forget as soon as you wake up.
I liked it! Yes, it was pretty broad, but I laughed a lot. The lightness was a nice contrast with the heavy emotion of last week’s episode. One of my favorite parts was Andy trying to explain what was wrong with that poor woman’s car. “You’ve got a leaky spark tube.” Ha!
I am sort of in love with Michael-Dwight-Andy. We got to see them in Parkour, and now this? They remind me so much of me and my friends. Anyways, I LOVED this episode. Everyone was very in character. I am not offended with no Erin subplot, I thought the Kevin one worked very well. And I love Andy wearing a Cornell hat with a mechanic uniform (no offense to any mechanics, but I doubt many went to Cornell.)
Jim on the phone with Michael was priceless. Oscar? In top form. Toby giving up? Amazing. There are countless lines that I couldn’t fit in two hundred words. That is The Office I have been wanting, and generally been getting this season. The writers have found the perfect balance of realistic awkwardness that the original 5 million viewers of the show fell in love with and the insanity that is driving in new viewers every week.
I agree with those who said the mafia storyline started out funny and strong but kinda dragged on later in the episode. I give this one a 7/10. My favorite part was definitely Michael wanting to write a book/dictating it into his recorder! I hope they base a whole future episode on this idea.
Very good season for Oscar so far, keep it up. Another good one for Kevin (I just loved seeing him do sit ups on Jim’s desk). Not my favorite, but I know things will pick up again.
I didn’t expect much from this episode, so I was pleasantly surprised at what we got. I thought the whole episode was hilarious. It’s now quite high on my “Funniest Episodes” list. I agree that it did lag a bit as it went on, but in all it was still really great.
Oh man, I have tears.
This episode was so great. I experienced uncontrollable explosions of laughter, man this was funny.
Andy and Dwight absolutely muckducked this episode!
Dwight never said that the horses head was the best part of the horse. And it never showed Erin ruining Pam’s painting, WTF?
Overall it was a good episode!
…And I loved Moroccan Christmas! The worst episode for me was Prince Family Paper.
As for this one…meh. It had some good moments but considering the topic I thought it would be a lot funnier than it was.
I know it was necessary for the storyline, but who gives their credit card company their work phone?
I love the Office. i like how they actually thought he was a mobster, simply priceless!:)
Kevin saved this episode. The Mafia was ok in the beginning but soon became long winded and boring. Kevin and Jim’s office/credit card was pure GOLD!! This season has been really strong up to this episode and this fell short by a long shot.
Not to mention…. didn’t Andy look sexy in that mechanic jumper? haha
46. Emma Thu. Oct. 15, 2009 | 9:20pm
I know it was necessary for the storyline, but who gives their credit card company their work phone?
A lot of banks ask for day phone numbers; which would be a work number when you work during the day.
Also, great episode.
I hate how everyone dislikes Erin, even Toby! Toby, who I thought with Pam and Phyllis were the nicest people in the office. Now all of them are jerks. Guess Kelly and Erin are the only decent people now.
as much as I missed the Halperts in tonight’s ep, I thought it was funny…. and Toby just leaving the conference room..I laughed so hard on that and yeah also during Jim and Michael’s conversation….. hahaha!
One word can sum up this episode for me: Meh.
It wasn’t great, it wasn’t terrible. It lagged and got old and I was glad when it was over, but it had its funny moments. The cold open was hilarious, and Jim’s conversation with Michael reminded me of the old prankster I love and miss, but the rest was just blah.
andy messing up the lady’s car was the best part of the episode, by far.
This episode was okay. The best parts were Kevin and Andy – I didn’t buy the mobster storyline at all. I didn’t hate it at all, but I definitely didn’t love it.
Erin didn’t ruin Pam’s painting! What?
I thought Oscar was the standout in this episode. Anybody else catch that the actor who played the insurance agent actually played a mobster in Goodfellas?
Okay, help me out here: When exactly did Erin ruin Pam’s painting? Did I miss something?
Loved the episode, by the way. Andy/Dwight are always hilarious together (can we say “The Duel?”) and the mafia idea had me in tears.
Loved it! It felt fresh, original and well thought. I didn’t even miss the Halperts.
@56: he was also in Dumb and Dumber as a hitman!
I can’t believe people didn’t like this episode! I thought it was the funniest one in a long time. I almost hyperventilated I was laughing so hard. I think it’s interesting how people like such different things about The Office.
The deleted scenes will have Erin’s subplot. They changed it to Kevin canceling Jim’s credit card, which was funny too. I would’ve liked to see both.
#50, I think Pam and Jim are also decent people. They don’t really talk to Erin, but they’re not mean to her either.
I thought this was the all-around funniest so far. I just loved the storyline and I laughed the whole time! It had a classic Office feel. Dwight’s “murder, not muckduck” line had me in hysterics. Dare I suggest that some viewers just needed a break from Jim and Pam? Don’t get me wrong, I love love Jim and Pam’s relationship, but I dislike the “us versus them” attitude they’ve had lately. Kind of like they want to interact with their coworkers as little as possible so they can get on with their lives? *hides*
Anyway, fantastic episode!
Great episode…I laughed SO hard! Purely comedy-wise, I think it was the best of the season so far. Dwight’s line about R being one of the most menacing sounds still has me laughing!
#33, Laurie, I completely agree with you! Especially about the awesome S2-ish feel to it
Ugh. Didn’t care for this episode at all. ‘Muckduck’ was the funniest line. Looking forward to next week!
I haven’t watched the deleted scenes yet, so I’m not sure if it’s in there… but why didn’t Erin ruin Pam’s painting?
You don’t know about jail ? You would love jail !
Kevin and Oscar back and forth the last 2 weeks is a highlight of the show
Wow…that was just bad.
If you’re going to go the traditional sitcom route, you need a central character who is there and grounded…not on the phone. Everyone continued their slides into cartoons. If you’re going to do the documentary route toss out anything that smells anything like a traditional sitcom joke.
Kevin and Oscar were awesome and everyone phoning Jim and Pam on their honeymoon cracked me up. I took a vacation to the islands once and my dysfunctional boss kept trying to call me anyway. I didn’t answer and when I got back to work I told him my cell phone wouldn’t get reception while I was away.
41. Molly – you took the words right out of my mouth – he can wreck my car any day!
I thought it was funny to see the guy from Goodfellas/Dumb & Dumber in this episode. All I could think of the whole episode was the quote from Bob Vance… “that jackass, that other jackass and that new jackass”…hahaha!
I heart Kevin! He’s so precious.
The one and only time I nearly laughed was when Erin had to go get the coffee and Michael’s comments about sending it back. I’m sorry but what a horrible episode, and honestly there was nothing remotely funny about it. The only saving grace was Oscar in his talk about the balance of reality being off. Sorry guys but for me this ranks up there with Survivor Man as being that disappointing.
44, 55, 57, etc: I was wondering the same thing, but the first deleted scene shows Erin’s mishap with Pam’s painting…
I think my favorite part of the episode was Andy as Pat the ignorant mechanic! “You have a leaky… spark tube.”
Best episode in a while. I loved the wedding episode, and this was MUCH funnier.
Overall, it was a decent episode. It probably wasn’t as strong as others, but I’ve come to learn that The Office is like pizza. When it’s bad, it’s still pretty good.
But one thing really bothered me. Why, in the cold open, did they have to make that crack about The Bible? As a Christian, that really irked me. It was completely unnecessary, in my opinion.
I laughed really hard during this episode. One of the funniest in a long time. The restaurant/mechanic scene was hilarious. Ed Helms is the best.
Also really enjoyed Kevin’s credit card caper!
Very very meh. And I haven’t felt like that since probably Grief Counseling. Only good thing is I’ve got an easy first round eviction in Season Six Survivor.
Here’s hoping The Lover is better.
I really enjoyed this ep. It balanced out well from last week. The cold open was golden! Love the Oscar/Kevin moments, and of course Michael/Dwight/Andy with our guest of honor Grotti! It was just a simple, well-written, and funny episode, with just enough Halperts sprinkled in, so we didn’t miss them too much :)
#64, Koos, I sort of disagree with you. Personally, I can’t blame Jim/Pam for their “us against the world” mentality. I think those people would aggravate anyone after awhile. I wouldn’t really want to spend much time with them either.
You wrote “Ed” instead of andy at the fav. quotes
[from tanster: lol. wow, i do this every episode!]
I always love it when Michael, Dwight and Andy get together, they are so funny. But for some reason this episode was missing something, and I don’t mean Jim and Pam, it was just.. I don’t know..a little off? #64 I kinda agree with you on the whole Jim/Pam relationship thing.
Not the most poignant episode ever…but hilarious. I laughed out loud more than I have for a while. Still laughing today over the “muckduck” line.
I need more Kevin and Meredith!
I liked the episode!
Is Pam in fact taking on Jim’s last name, or is that just an assumption?
As my girlfriend put it “Worst Office episode ever..”. Been watching since season 1 and they weren’t even trying on this one. And really do you need a mechanic to jump start a car? Too bad since last few ep have been great.
I think it’s safe to say that this is my least fave episode of the season so far. I watched it two more times after the initial airing and it got better each time, but there’s still something missing. Jim/Pam’s absence was definitely felt, but I don’t 100% completely attribute it to that. Where was Kelly?
I didn’t like the scene with Kevin reading off Jim’s social security number and eventually having his credit card cancelled. I understand this is a comedy, and I don’t get uptight on many things, but I don’t find it comical that Jim would do something as stupid as leave a document on his desk that contains his social. That wasn’t smart at all.
Loved the part where Toby made a comment and saw himself out the door before Michael even told him to leave. Pure gold.
Is it just me or was Michael unusually subdued? He didn’t have much of a presence, I thought.
Dwight’s muckduck comment was brilliant! As was Andy’s mock Italian accent. Michael’s talking head about mafia/liars/cops got the biggest laugh out of me.
All in all, okay episode. Even when the show misses the mark, it is still enjoyable.
A good, not great episode. It needed more of Kevin & Oscar though…
Very disappointing episode. Yes, it must be hard to follow “Niagara” (my favorite “Office” episode to date), but I wish that they did something a little bit better. I think that they should have followed up on at least SOMETHING from the episode or have had Jim and Pam return from their honeymoon by this episode.
I laughed so hard with this episode. Especially when Andy was trying to repair the car. After reading the quotes, I’m convinced it’s one of the best of the season.
This is something I’d pair with Ben Franklin, in terms of extremely sitcommy episodes. The tone is 100% different from all the other ones. Michael trying to order the “gabbagoo” had me laughing louder than anything I’ve seen this season however. And I really liked how ambiguous this guy was, on whether or not he was in the mob. I really had no clue either.
Okay, I have a question. Don’t phone calls go through Erin first? Wouldn’t she tell the credit card company that Jim was away and not forward the call to an empty office? (Well, empty plus Kevin.)
In all, the episode was okay. The open was pretty good, it got a laugh out of my mom. But I was a little disappointed in the ep as a whole.
I didn’t read all of the comments, so I might be repeating — when did Erin ruin Pam’s picture?
In the real world, s*** happens, even when you are on vacation and you may need to take care of it. I once had to call a work colleague while he was on vacation. Had he given the attitude Jim did, there would’ve been problems when he returned.
At the very least, I think Jim should’ve been initially polite to Oscar. For all Jim knew, Oscar may have had a legitimate problem because, as stated, Oscar is one of the “voices of reason”.
It’s been this way since they got together in Season 4, very “we’re better than everyone else” and it’s really made me like the characters a lot less.
I’m struggling with all the backlash for this episode. I thought it was laugh out loud funny.
Also… so what if the painting bit got cut? Look at what was IN the episode, not what WASN’T
I’m surprised at how many people didn’t like this episode!
This is my favourite episode of the season and I actually thought it was funnier than Niagara!
My favorite new word today is
I loved the “murder, not muckduck” line. It made me laugh out loud…
Aww, poor Jim and Pam. I wonder what they’re doing on their honeymoon, since, well, they already have a baby on the way. I thought Kevin and Michael were hilarious in this ep! Keep up the good work! :)
Yes, it was laugh out loud funny. One of my favorite episodes…the writing simply sparkled. The planning between Andy and Dwight was hilarious, and the “you would LOVE jail”–followed by that little smile–just slayed me.
Loved it, loved it, loved it, and want to watch it again.
@ ntbos — the bank probably had the number for Jim’s direct line in which case it would not go through Erin first. I know this as that’s how it’s set up where I work as a receptionist.
Thought this episode was a hoot! Loved Oscar’s line about the coalition for reason being extremely weak. Overall, I enjoyed it and thought it was a job well done. :)
It’s the small things in the Office what makes it funny as hell. i know a good deal about the mob and this ep. was real funny!
I agree with #94. Lately Jim and Pam have been expecting everyone else to act in a certain way just so that they are happy, which is a bit annoying. The other characters are funnier when they are allowed to act kooky, even if they do things that Jim and Pam consider “bad” or “inappropriate.” I like Jim and Pam; I just wish that they acted like two friends who joke around all the time and don’t care about the weird things people do, like in the earlier seasons.
I’m a huge Jim and Pam fan, but I agree their attitudes towards everyone else in the office is very condescending and annoying.
Jim should also realize that now as a Regional Manager he has added responsibilities…but this is the office and Jim probably knew that it was something stupid that really didn’t concern him (which it was!)
Overall this episode was very funny, it reminded me a lot of season 3.
I actually can’t blame Jim/Pam for being annoyed with their co-workers most of the time. I just put myself in their shoes. Their co-workers are fun to watch on television, but if I had to actually work with people like that, I’d become very jaded and irritated after awhile too. IMO, Jim/Pam are very tolerant of their co-workers in general. I think most people wouldn’t have half the patience that they do.
I also wanted to add that ever since Jim and Pam got together, their co-workers have also treated them shabbily at times. The dynamic between everyone changed. It’s not as if everyone has been nice to Jim/Pam, and they act rude and condescending in return. IMO, it’s a two-way street. That’s one reason why I can’t be too hard on Jim/Pam.
Well, it was better than last week I suppose. I hate to be debbie downer on 2 episodes in a row, but this one wasn’t too funny. There were a couple good lines, but it felt the same as last week…like a ridiculous sitcom. I know it’s been mentioned before, but the format hasn’t been the same for the last couple of episodes and it annoys me a bit. The characters have felt very cartoonish (I think I said something similar last week), but I have the feeling that things will turn around for Halloween.
You know, I realize that Jim and Pam were kind of rude, but everyone is rude to them! I mean seriously! They all accuse Jim of doing things for sales just because he’s sleeping with Pam…but that gets laughs and them being annoyed on their honeymoon doesn’t. Ugh.
The identity theft thing bothered me. Kevin shouldn’t be answering Jim’s phone, let alone spending all his time in that office. I feel like no one takes Jim’s new position seriously, and if Jim starts laying down the law in the next few episodes, I’m not going to be surprised at all.
This was a good episode, but not my favorite. I loved the Andy-Dwight-Michael interactions.
I laughed.. but I was really confused: wasn’t Erin supposed to ruin Pam’s painting? (I just caught up on the episode now).
Creed’s great line about small things “… peas, ball bearings, dimes.”
[from tanster: please proofread and re-post. thanks!]
…plus if getting called by their office co-workers irked Jim & Pam so darn much, why did they keep answering their cell phones when they called?
LOL, good point, Greg (#112). I would’ve turned my cell phone off too—although when Michael called, I got the impression that he called a phone on the boat that wasn’t Jim’s, hence Jim asking how he got the number.
This wasn’t our new favorite or anything, but it was pretty good, we thought. I agree with those who’ve already said that Dwight + Andy usually = awesome!
And yes, for those of you who haven’t watched them yet, the Erin story line is expanded in the deleted scenes. I kind of wanted to smack Kelly… which just shows how Mindy knows her stuff. :-D
6.67 for Mafia? Are you kidding? That rates out as the worst episode ever – and IMO, it was really solid. People need to stop being so harsh. You can’t have a wedding every week… In fact, I thought Mafia brought back that season 2/3 feel. Whatever.
I agree — you can’t compare this with last week’s episode. If you compare it to other solid episodes, it stands much higher than a 6.67!
I know right #114! This ep was far far far from the worst episode ever and so far the ratings for this season have been unrealistically harsh! Before that as well the promotion was really low, it was not amazing, but far from the worst. And i thought that gossip was excellent, and that even got average ratings.
Good God! This was rated a D? Has the Office fandom lost touch with their own show?
I read some of the comments and thought I’d watch the show again, and it was pretty darn good. Of course The Office is my favorite show so I would think that anyway.
“How do you return coffee?” greatest delivery ever.
Loved this episode.
What happened to Erin ruining Pam’s painting??? I’m almost positive I didn’t see that in the episode….?