History Series / TheOfficeUS

10th Jun '16 4:04:50 PM Ezclee4050
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*** Also in ''Threat Level Midnight'', Creed's character is named [[Film/RedZoneCuba Cherokee Jack]].
19th May '16 6:43:59 AM Rytex
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After Michael hosts a "Roast Me!" where everyone's insults leave him in tears and out of the office for a day, he comes back with his usual brand of rather insulting comments he thinks are hilarious. No one is impressed, until Michael tells Stanley "You crush your wife during sex and your heart sucks. Boom, roasted." Stanley actually seems to legitimately think this is hilarious, and it gets everyone else laughing at their roasts to cheer Michael up.
13th May '16 4:08:49 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Not just situational. He's proven time and again that even with ''prepared'' material, he is a terrible public speaker and a horrid stand-up comedian. He can tell correctly a joke when Pam goes over it carefully (as "The Client" proves) but if he prepares his own, every characters ''knows'' that ThisIsGoingToSuck. This is lampshaded repeatedly every time Michael opens with "GoodMorningVietnam!" which gets met with a room-wide groan.

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*** Not just situational. He's proven time and again that even with ''prepared'' material, he is a terrible public speaker and a horrid stand-up comedian. He can tell correctly a joke when Pam goes over it carefully (as "The Client" proves) but if he prepares his own, every characters ''knows'' that ThisIsGoingToSuck. This is lampshaded repeatedly every time Michael opens with "GoodMorningVietnam!" "Good Morning Vietnam!" which gets met with a room-wide groan.
29th Apr '16 4:38:13 PM KJMackley
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* RealityEnsues: The low key, humanistic approach to the series ends up exploring a lot of consequences to things that are romanticized elsewhere. Big, romantic gestures don't go according to plan. Bad behavior catches up to a person. Good intentions backfire horribly. In season nine, the normally incredibly strong and loving Jim and Pam relationship gets strained when Jim starts double-booking himself with a start-up company, neither are doing anything bad but the stress takes a toll on them.
28th Apr '16 11:05:04 PM KJMackley
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* WhamEpisode: "Casino Night"
** "Cocktails"
** "New Boss"
** "Garage Sale"
** "Special Project"
** "Company Loyalty"
** "Vandalism"

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* WhamEpisode: WhamEpisode:
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"Casino Night"
Night"- Jim kisses Pam and confesses he loves her. She can't respond in kind because she is engaged.
** "Cocktails"
"Cocktails"- Pam, having recently gotten back together with Roy, confesses what happened with Jim back in "Cocktails." Roy ''snaps'', breaking a bar mirror and storms out. At the end Roy declares he will kill Jim (and attempts to in the following episode, only to be stopped by Dwight and pepper spray).
** "New Boss"
Boss"- New DM exec Charles Milner arrives and starts changing things around. David Wallace ignores Michael's calls, and Michael quits in protest of the way he and the Scranton branch were treated.
** "Garage Sale"
Sale"- Michael debates proposing to Holly, only to learn she wants to move home to Denver to take care of her elderly parents. He proposes anyway, she says yes and he declares he will be moving with her.
** "Special Project"
Project"- A group of employees are selected to go to Florida for brainstorming a Sabre-centric store.
** "Company Loyalty"
Loyalty"- Jim's work with the sports agent start-up company puts pressure on both his job at Dunder Mifflin and his family life, leading to their first genuine argument in the series while talking over the phone. Alone in the office, Pam breaks down in tears and, also the first time in the series, [[spoiler: the documentary crew is seen as Pam asks Brian, the boom mic operator and a friend of hers, for help]].
** "Vandalism""Vandalism"- [[spoiler: A warehouse worker vandalizes Pam's mural and when Pam fights back he tries to attack her. She is saved by Brian, who hits him with the boom mic. Both Brian and the warehouse guy end up fired]]. Meanwhile, both Angela and Oscar realize that Robert, Angela's husband, was using them to further his political agenda, with Kevin giving him [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech a verbal beatdown]].
28th Apr '16 1:27:44 AM KJMackley
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* AssholeVictim: Jim's pranks on Dwight can sometimes be very cruel and mean-spirited. But Dwight brings a lot of it on himself, an early episode makes it clear that he annoys the office with his behavior. So even though we may not see what inspired the prank, we can be assured Dwight did something to deserve it.



* YourCheatingHeart: When Angela was engaged to Andy, she cheated on him with Dwight. Later, when she was married to Senator Robert Lipton, she cheated with Dwight again [[spoiler: (her son is later revealed to be his).]] The senator, meanwhile, was having an affair with Oscar.

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* YourCheatingHeart: When Angela was engaged to Andy, she cheated on him with Dwight. Later, when she was married to Senator Robert Lipton, she cheated with Dwight again [[spoiler: (her son is later revealed to be his).]] The senator, meanwhile, was having an affair with Oscar. Stanley is also revealed to have cheated on his wife.
** Defied by Jim in "After Hours." Pam's replacement while on maternity leave, Katie, made it fairly obvious to the camera she liked Jim and planned to seduce him while they were working on a project in Florida. She came to his hotel room late night, [[ReadyForLovemaking wearing a see-through tank top and short shorts and invited herself to watch a basketball game with him while sitting on his bed]]. Jim certainly sees the hints, but is a nice enough guy to give her the benefit of the doubt. As things get more difficult, he calls in Dwight as a MomentKiller.
25th Apr '16 2:23:38 AM KJMackley
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* BrilliantButLazy: Jim. Once news of impending bankruptcy surfaced he matter-of-factly tells the camera that he only screws around when things are going well.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Jim. Once news of impending bankruptcy surfaced he matter-of-factly tells the camera that he only screws around when things are going well. In a later episode it is deconstructed a little. The company has commission caps, limiting how much money he can actually make as a salesman. When the company is bought out by Sabre, Jim is excited to have no commission cap and does exceptionally well working hard... until he learns that Sabre put in new commission caps and he hit that limit. With no reason to make more sales that month, he's left with a lot of time on his hands. And thus he goes back to pranks and other time wasters.
25th Apr '16 12:42:14 AM aye_amber
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*** DavidBowie would like to have a word with you (though [[TheDitz Kelly]] was almost certainly [[FleetingDemographicRule imitating Gaga, not Bowie]]).

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*** DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie would like to have a word with you (though [[TheDitz Kelly]] was almost certainly [[FleetingDemographicRule imitating Gaga, not Bowie]]).
24th Apr '16 2:02:59 AM KJMackley
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* LimitedWardrobe: It's rare to find Dwight wearing something other than a mustard-hue short-sleeve button down under his cheap brownish suits.
** Lampshaded in "Customer Survey" when Pam asks Jim over the phone, "Describe him exactly. What color mustard is his shirt?"
** Also partially justified in Shareholder Meeting when Dwight wishes he could swing by the Garment District and pick up a few crates of his shirts. He's got a shirt guy.

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* LimitedWardrobe: Most characters have a certain style and color they wear to the office.
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It's rare to find Dwight wearing something other than a mustard-hue short-sleeve button down under his cheap brownish suits.
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suits. Lampshaded in "Customer Survey" when Pam asks Jim over the phone, "Describe him exactly. What color mustard is his shirt?"
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shirt?" Also partially justified in Shareholder Meeting when Dwight wishes he could swing by the Garment District and pick up a few crates of his shirts. He's got a shirt guy.guy.
** Jim has a loose fitting tie and his sleeves rolled up.
** Andy typically wears a blue blazer and tan pants with a sweater-vest.
** Kelly prefers wearing pastel colors. She also adores how she looks in white, even at a wedding where that goes against tradition.
** Oscar wears purple and orange dress shirts.
24th Apr '16 1:52:00 AM KJMackley
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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: In Series 2 Episode 17, Jim describes Dwight being voted Salesman of the Year as 'literally the highest possible honor that a north-eastern Pennsylvania based mid-size paper company regional salesman can obtain'.


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* OldShame: InUniverse there is "Threat Level Midnight," Michael's microbudget movie filmed with most of the staff, was finished and screened in the 7th season. Most of the characters have qualms with their parts in the film, Jan and Karen were annoyed at being tracked down by the documentary crew for their brief parts they played years ago. Jim played the PoliticallyIncorrectVillain "Goldenface" just to impress Pam, meaning [[HamAndCheese he gave it a good shot]] but was not "in love with the character."


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* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: In Series 2 Episode 17, Jim describes Dwight being voted Salesman of the Year as 'literally the highest possible honor that a north-eastern Pennsylvania based mid-size paper company regional salesman can obtain'.
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