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2.04 The Fire
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Feb 19th 2006 edited
  • Season 2 : Episode 4
  • First aired on October 11, 2005
  • Written by B.J. Novak
  • Directed by Ken Kwapis

Yes, in my top three, so suck it.

Feb 21st 2006

James may have started this thread, but...

Ryan Started the Fi-ya...!!!

Feb 21st 2006

Who else thought that the greatest single line of this episode was Dwight's delayed answer of

"..... The Crow."

?

Feb 22nd 2006

Does anyone have the video from Dwight sitting in his car during this episode listening to "everybody hurts" i would love to see it again :)

Feb 22nd 2006

Hey everyone, I've got a quick question that's been bugging me. A little past the halfway mark in this episode, Roy shows up next to Pam and Jim and asks if he can hang out with them, stating that the other guys "can be real jack*sses sometimes." I found this a little weird, because we've never heard Roy say anything remotely bad about his warehouse buddies before. Where was that comment coming from? Does anyone think there might be a deleted scene in which the warehouse guys are hassling Roy about how Pam and Jim always hang out??? That's the only explanation I can muster for Roy getting mysteriously "fed up" with his friends and heading straight for Pam and Jim. Then again, Occam's Razor would have it that the script just needed Roy for the upcoming scenes when Katie arrives. Who knows?

Feb 22nd 2006 edited

I just think it was an attempt to soften up Roy a little bit. The warehouse guys were just throwing bottles and jacking around (if I'm recalling correctly). From a distance Roy probably saw Pam, Jim, and the others from the office having a good time. So why not join in? I don't think it was a big deal at all. And yes, Roy was needed for the Pam "jealousy" scene.

Feb 26th 2006

Stanley: Its called "who would you do?"

Michael: Oh cool, I play that all the time before I fall asleep

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Kelly's and Phyllis's expressions are priceless.

Mar 9th 2006 edited
Pam: You know, I bet Ryan thinks to himself 'Boy I wish I was a sheriff's deputy.'
Dwight: He doesn't even know about that.
Pam: You should tell him.
Dwight: Oh yeah Pam, right. That's gonna help things, just talk it out! I hope the war goes on forever and Ryan gets drafted.
Jim(laughing): What?
Dwight: Noo, I'm sorry I said that. Besides he'd end up being a hero anyway.
Mar 13th 2006 edited

One of the reasons I like Jim so much is how he handles the "Who Would You Do?" situation.

He can't say:

A) Pam, because Roy is standing there and it would be generally awkward anyways.

B) Any female other than Pam, because that would be insulting to her, especially when everyone else picked her.

So he picks C) Kevin, and makes a funny comment about it "afterwards, we could just watch bowling". Of course Michael tries to follow this up, but he doesn't have the same sense of humor and just generally creeps everyone out.

The different ways Jim and Roy handle this situation says alot about the differences between them.

Mar 13th 2006

Poor Kevin... the only person who wants to do him is Jim...

Mar 14th 2006 edited

plus, apparently (from hot girl) jim already slept with kevin's mom...

kevin: stay away from my mom.
jim: too late.

Mar 15th 2006

The Hot Girl - Now in my opinion, that is an under-rated episode.

As for The Fire, one of the best quotes is from one of Michael's talking heads:

When I was Ryan's age, I worked at a fast food restaurant to earn money for business school. Then, I lost it all in a pyramid scheme.


"Sir, you're awesome. Here's a plaque!" sale @ Scranton Branch. Ends 3/20.

May 2nd 2006

IMO, the best line was:

"the Physicians desk reference...............hollowed out, and inside waterproof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket and, in case I get bored, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. No, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.......................

Question, did my shoes come off in the plane crash? "

Priceless

May 13th 2006

So, the semester ended and I'm not sure what to do with all my free time. My latest endeavor was trying to figure out what Pam's all time favorite movie would be since she forgot to include it in her top five. I rated her desert island five in Yahoo Movies and these were the recommendations I received that could possibly work: * A Christmas Story * Good Will Hunting * Shrek * Pulp Fiction * Almost Famous * Sixteen Candles

Despite Yahoo's recommendations, I'm going to guess that Pam's all time favorite movie is Pretty In Pink.

Jun 1st 2006

Meredith says she'd take Legally Blonde... Pam and Jim joke about this, with Pam JUST about to say she liked Legally Blonde (I think?). However, Jim chastises her for saying that. Then Katy starts (!) the list with Legally Blonde. Is that why Pam inevitably laughed?

Jun 1st 2006

CTF: Yes, and that's why Jim cuts Katy off...afraid of the rest of her list.

Teddy: Did you hear Pam's #4 favorite? (I'll have to rewind...) Top 3: Fargo, Edward Scissorhands, Dazed & Confused. A guess for #1: High Fidelity.

Jun 2nd 2006

Her last 2 were Breakfast Club and The Princess Bride.

Jun 2nd 2006

Thanks, IGYB.

I love Pam's movies. Princess Bride was on AMC at 8:00 last night; would have watched it for the 20th time if not for a certain exquisite marathon...

Feb 25th 2007

Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I'm not sure where else to put it.

When Dwight is counting off numbers, he tells Ryan he can have 14, because Margery isn't here today. Looking at Wikipedia in both the episode guide and list of characters, there is never any mention of a Margery. This is the only episode I know of that mentions her, and the only other source outside of the office I have seen mention her is the unofficial floor plan which puts her desk near Toby and Kelly's. I'm guessing it could also be referring to Madge, the "East German gal" in the warehouse, but I'm not sure. Anyone know who this mysterious character is?

Feb 25th 2007

I think they were still sorting out who exactly was in The Office, and Margery might have just been a name kind of on layaway for some future person they thought they might add to the cast. It could also be Madge. It could also just be Dwight being Dwight.

It's amazing how short these early episode threads are. This will be the 20th comment or so on "The Fire". I think "Cocktails" got more than 20 posts in one hour -- two days after the show aired.

Feb 25th 2007

Shows now get almost twenty posts before they air...

Feb 25th 2007

It's amazing how short these early episode threads are.

Well, most of these threads were created nearly 5 months after they aired :D!

Feb 25th 2007

It's amazing how short these early episode threads are. This will be the 20th comment or so on "The Fire". I think "Cocktails" got more than 20 posts in one hour -- two days after the show aired.

I prett much came in here just to say that. And to change the thread color, because I need to.

Feb 25th 2007 edited

You mean you haven't darkened all the threads yet, Brian? I have. Every page. I guess I've been neurotic about it for longer, and I've had more time to click on each one.

Edited to add: But seriously man, it'll be ok if you leave them light. It won't look as good, but it'll be alright. There are more important things to worry about. I just don't care about them.

Feb 25th 2007

I'm shaded for about hte first 6 to 8 pages. After that it's like the 1960s: an interesting era but before my time.

Feb 25th 2007

I think they were still sorting out who exactly was in The Office, and Margery might have just been a name kind of on layaway for some future person they thought they might add to the cast. It could also be Madge. It could also just be Dwight being Dwight.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but looking at Wikipedia's article about characters, they mention just about every character mentioned, even Miles (Who quit to form his own company, mentioned once by Dwight in the Carpet) and Tom (The depressed guy who shot himself, mentioned once by Phyllis in Performance Review), yet it gives no mention of a Margery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CharactersfromTheOffice(US)

Feb 25th 2007

search officetally.com (try marjorie)

there's even photos

Feb 25th 2007

Really? I got nothing.

http://officetally.com/index.php?s=marjorie

Feb 25th 2007

hmmm, I've seen them but I'm baking so I can't search

try OT's summary for the pilot, I think she's in the conference room

unless i'm mistaken, anyone else recall marjorie's cameos?

Feb 25th 2007

There's a scene in one of the early S2 episodes (I think it's The Fight) where a woman walks across the shot who I swear I have never seen before on the show. (Except maybe the pilot.)

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