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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not to mention Brent telling the large girl "It's just that I was waiting for a blind date, and for a moment I was afraid you might be her"


Great stuff Very Happy "For me to be attracted to a woman, she has to be as intelligent, or slightly less intelligent, than me. And she is."

Gervais, thy name is genius.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's scheduled to be on Letterman tonight.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? Oh man, that is must see TV.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Carell will be on Conan and the Today show before the show premieres 3/24, according to TiVo, as well as Tonight Show 3/28. It looks like episodes will rerun on USA, too.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Phew! It's on this thursday. I thought I'd missed it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon me for switching subjects here, but I figured I'd use this thread instead of a new one...

Liking The Office (the original) but not knowing everything about it, I'm curious where to begin buying the DVDs. What's the deal with this "Office Special," and does that come before or after the seasons?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The special is an after season two wrap-up. It returns all of the characters for a last hurrah.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah. So it's just the two seasons and the special. I can afford that.

Thanks for the tip!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is a big box with everything, too, which simplifies things, if you are buying all at once.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, there is a full box set for about $40, I think. They have it on www.deepdiscountdvd.com
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth. Every. Penny.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to exaggerate (no, really) but probably the finest thing from these shores in about, ooh, at least ten years (until the new Doctor Who this weekend Very Happy ).

Anyone seen the American version yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not yet, it's on tonight. I'll be checking it out. But you know, although I love Steve Carel, I fear he's no Gervais.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From CNN - Steve Carell/Office article
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Between Carell's appearance on Conan O'Brien and his guest return to The Daily Show, last night was the funniest night of TV in ages.

I'm not a fan of remade shows in general, but I can't help but root for the success of anything having to do with this guy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I hope people watch the show tonight and keep watching to keep it alive.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked it, although it was just a bit too recycled and I recognized most of the jokes from the old one. But there were also moments where they made it their own, and that's when it shined. Hopefully we'll be seeing more like that. If every epidsode ends up being a loose copy of its predecessor, it could get old fast

Carel has the boss down pretty well. I like most of the other actors as well, although the guy doing the Tim character is copying the original Tim's mannerisms just a bit too closely. Still, it's definitely got potential.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I've read is that the pilot episode (i.e., the one from tonight) basically used the same script from the British pilot episode -- but that all the subsequent American eps are brand-new. So that bodes well in the "keepin' it fresh" department.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was hoping that would be the case. I mean, what would be the point of just remaking the entire series almost verbatim.

well, in that case, I'm sold. I woke up and started thinking about Carel's "six million dollar man" bit this morning, and laughed my ass awake. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y2mckay wrote:
I mean, what would be the point of just remaking the entire series almost verbatim.


That would be Coupling, which was to TV what Van Sant's Psycho was to film. Ouch indeed. Good to see Carell's Office going its own way.

Oh, and the original Office box set is on its way to my house as we speak. Thanks again to all for the shopping help.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epidose 2 is on tonight, so set your VCR's (or, you rich bastards, TIVO)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y2mckay wrote:
Epidose 2 is on tonight, so set your VCR's (or, you rich bastards, TIVO)

Against The Amazing Race, Veronica Mars, House, and a film noir double feature att he local rep house? You're kidding, right?

(It's not that Thursday's premiere was bad, but against the buzzsaw of quality television that is Tuesday night, it doesn't measure up)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having never watched any of those shows, I wouldn't know.

I find that it simplifies your viewing schedule when you watch very little TV to begin with.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

y2mckay wrote:
I find that it simplifies your viewing schedule when you watch very little TV to begin with.
I quite agree Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My God. Carel doing that Chris Rock bit was fucking hysterical, but almost acutely uncomfortable to watch. That's what I love about this show. They take it right to the edge between "Funny" and "Whoa!"
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