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Feb 19th 2006 edited
  • Season 2 : Episode 5
  • First aired on October 18, 2005
  • Written by Greg Daniels
  • Directed by Paul Feig
  • Northern Attack Recap

Dwight Schrute is… amazing. Yeah. No, he is actually the single greatest employee of his generation.

Mar 23rd 2006

I'm surprised there is no chatter on this episode.

I rewatched this last night and I noticed that Dwight faxed his revised resume to a Charles Weed.

Does anybody know if there is any significance to that name? I did an anagram and a Google and nothing relevant appeared. I guess it could be meaningless but my gut feel is that it is the name of someone connected to the show or a relative of one of them.

Mar 23rd 2006 edited

PS

The exchange between Dwight and the 2nd head was one for the ages. First, they filmed in a way that all you saw was Dwights lips below the hood - a perfect Darth Vader like angle. Then, the exchange between Dwight and the dummy head was hilarious.

"No, not me. Tell him to stop Michael, tell him it is not me!"

Only Dwight could pull that off and make it that funny without looking dumb.

Mar 23rd 2006

I also rewatched this recently. Michael practicing with Jim to fire Creed and the attempted firing of Creed/actual firing of Devon is some good stuff.

Mar 23rd 2006

My favorite part is the "Yeah, I went hunting once. Shot a deer in the leg. Had to kill it with a shovel. Took about an hour. Why do you ask?"

Mar 23rd 2006

My favorite part is the "Yeah, I went hunting once. Shot a deer in the leg. Had to kill it with a shovel. Took about an hour. Why do you ask?"

Oh my goodness, that is great.

So, this is the episode that got me hooked on The Office. I'd watched a few, blasted us Americans for copying a beloved British show, and hated Michael because I'd worked for Michaels before. Then, in the last scene where he's giving candy to the kids, it completely broke my heart. And, with that, I fell in love with Michael Gary Scott.

May 18th 2006

I was just rewatching this episode and when Pam tells Jim that he should take the job in Maryland with Cumberland Mills, it is so hard for me to watch Jim's face. I've seen this episode at least thirty times and I never really realized just how devastated he looks. I knew he was visibly upset, but my God, he is totally crushed by Pam's words. John Krasinski is a VERY good actor.

May 18th 2006

I was just rewatching this episode and when Pam tells Jim that he should take the job in Maryland with Cumberland Mills, it is so hard for me to watch Jim's face. I've seen this episode at least thirty times and I never really realized just how devastated he looks. I knew he was visibly upset, but my God, he is totally crushed by Pam's words. John Krasinski is a VERY good actor.

I cut and pasted the previous paragraph from Lori's post. I hope it gets put into a text box after I submit it. I'm not sure how you guys do the quotes from the other posts so that they are in a different text box.

I was equally impressed with the acting in that scene. Jim's reaction was like he had totally convinced himself that they both knew that they had strong feelings for each other, and he couldn't believe Pam would suggest that he take that job so far away. It was sort of like, "what are you thinking, Pam?" She figures it out by the end of the episode.

May 18th 2006

No, the text box didn't work. Can someone tell me how to do it? I can't find the directions anywhere.

May 18th 2006 edited

Type > at the beginning of the paragraph. Like this:

No, the text box didn't work. Can someone tell me how to do it? I can't find the directions anywhere.

May 18th 2006

Plaid,

Put a "less than" symbol at the beginning of the sentence or paragraph you are quoting.

One of these >

May 19th 2006

Thanks a lot. I think I'm good to go. I'll try Lori's next post.

Put a "less than" symbol at the beginning of the sentence or paragraph you are quoting.

May 19th 2006

Yeah! I'm glad I asked for your help. I've been looking for a way to do it since I started with this board. You guys are great. Thanks.

May 19th 2006

Yay, Plaid, you did it! We're always happy to help. :o)

May 19th 2006

My favorite part has got to be putting Dwight's resume on the Internet. I love the euphemisms i.e. "Ultimate Team Player." Also, I loved Creed's vampire costume. He can really pull off that look!

May 20th 2006

This is such an awesome episode, but I'd have to say my favorite part is when Jim pretends he's Michael on the telephone (when he raves about Dwight). The "orifice" and "okay-kay,kay,kay" thing cracks me up every time.

I have come to the (very sad) conclusion that I could watch JK do impressions or make subtle faces at the camera for hours on end. I don't invest myself in many actors or tv shows, but the ones I'm drawn to, are just outstanding talents in their chosen field, like JK cleary is.

May 22nd 2006

I've only seen this episode once, and the very end makes me cry - literally get teary. Damn you, Michael Scott!

May 22nd 2006

Personally, I could watch Jenna Fischer in a kitty costume for hours. Rowr.

May 22nd 2006

LastChance,

I noticed that all of Michael's "party plannin' beyotches" are dressed as cats.

May 22nd 2006

Personally, I could watch Jenna Fischer in a kitty costume for hours. Rowr.

For YEARS, and years, and....years...

Jul 2nd 2006

Just rewatched this episode today. This was the only episode, I think, that Pam really pushed for Jim. She grabbed for his hand after Jim comes out of Michael's office to find out if he got fired. Then Jim leaves her hanging. She reaches out again (literally) when they all leave for Poor Richard's. It was like panic on her part, thinking Jim would leave or not speak to her. Makes me wonder if this desperation will resurface in S3. I like Pam pursuing Jim for once!

Jul 4th 2006

It was like panic on her part, thinking Jim would leave or not speak to her. Makes me wonder if this desperation will resurface in S3. I like Pam pursuing Jim for once.

I think panic is an excellent word choice here. We saw Pam do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day except try and rectify what she'd done. And in her defense, it wasn't even anything really "bad." Her talking head revealed the motivation behind her comments to Jim. She thinks the world of him and wants to see him reach his potential. The look on Pam's face when she thinks she hurt Jim's feelings is....priceless. These two are virtual masters at conveying so much with just a simple expression.

Oddly enough, I liked how the whole scene played out. Jim being crushed at the realization that Pam might not like him or need him around as much as he hoped. I think he pretty much nailed the look of being letdown. And when she reached for his hand and he blew her off and she looked briefly at the camera and then seemed absolutely lost and unsure where to go or what to do with herself...just awesome.

It makes me want to go watch this episode again!

Jul 4th 2006

I think that might be the moment when everyone else in the office who could be bothered to notice picked up on the possibility of Jam. You see that sort of interaction (with Pam reaching out to Jim and then being stunned when he walks off), and it's pretty clear there's more going on than just a friendship being tested. I like how, whereas other sitcoms set in a workplace might have other characters commenting on the supposed "meant to be" couple, we don't find out that anyone else picks up on it unless it's mentioned in passing (re: Angela's Pam Pong and Phyllis at Jim's party).

Apr 11th 2007

"No. Not Dwight. You will not fire Dwight."

Anyone else get the impression Dwight was trying to do the Jedi Mind Trick on Michael? Anyone else think that Michael's probably extra susceptible to the Jedi Mind Trick?

Apr 12th 2007

It's very possible, but I've never really thought about it because I'm usually laughing too hard at the way Dwight really looks straight out of Star Wars with just his chin visible under the hood.

Jul 30th 2007

I'm listening to the Halloween episode on my iPod and Creed creeps me out when he is talking Michael out of firing him. Especially when he says "Devon is terrible. No one is going to miss him. Ha-ta-ta-ta-ta" I don't even know how to spell that last little sound he makes, but when he makes that sound, it creeps me out.

Jul 30th 2007

That sound reminds me of Hannibal Lecter. I can't remember when exactly Lecter made a similar sound, but it seems like he did. Creed also looks a little bit like Anthony Hopkins.

Jul 30th 2007

Yes! Hannibal. That's probably why it creeps me out. I can see Creed wearing one of those white mask things that Hannibal wears in Silence of the Lambs.

Jul 30th 2007

Yeah but the even pastier Dwight is still the funniest thing for me. especially the doll scene, he mimics palpatine sooo well

Jul 30th 2007

"Quiet, you!"

I would also like to echo this statement from Choose Jim Already!:

Oddly enough, I liked how the whole scene played out. Jim being crushed at the realization that Pam might not like him or need him around as much as he hoped. I think he pretty much nailed the look of being letdown. And when she reached for his hand and he blew her off and she looked briefly at the camera and then seemed absolutely lost and unsure where to go or what to do with herself...just awesome.

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