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1.02 Diversity Day
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Jul 27th 2008

I just watched this as I was folding clothes and I caught something I had never caught before. Right after Michael kicks Toby out of the meeting (this is an environment of welcoming and you should just get the hell out), as people are finding a seat , you can see John and Brian break a little. In the background, you can see John and Brian laugh/smile at each other, then John looks down and Brian notices the camera and his face changes to have a more 'Kevin' expression on it. I love it when they break on camera.

Jul 27th 2008

You can really tell with John's expressions when he's breaking and when it's acting like Jim. Jim rarely laughs, unless it's with Pam, so a smile is usually John. Also, I noticed he uses some tricks to stop that like putting his hand on his chin, over his mouth or chewing on a pencil. He does that a lot when Steve/Michael is talking. Boy, I really have watched these too much.

Jul 27th 2008

Yeah, he does the hand thing a lot. I love the shot of him breaking on Product Recall when Michael says "Show me your penis". It was so obvious and they still left it in. I think that's my favorite one.

Jan 7th 2010

Don't forget! Tonight's the night where we watch this.

I expect glorious commentaries. You have one day.

Jan 7th 2010 edited

What you want, a cookie?

This may be my second favorite episode and it holds up better than most of the S1 episodes. Jim wiping his sweaty palms on his pants after waking Pam up cracks me up.

How does episode only have 4 pages of comments? I know the thread wasn't created until 2006, but this is a landmark episode for the show and deserves better.

Jan 7th 2010 edited

I'll bet this is the most referenced episode.
My favorites:

Tit for tit.
That is not the expression.
Well, it should be.

That was offensive and lame. So double offensive. This is an environment of welcoming and you should just get the hell out of here.

Abraham Lincoln once said that, "If you're a racist, I will attack you with the North." And those are the principles that I carry with me in the workplace.

2/15ths, that fraction doesn't make any sense.

Is there a term besides Mexican that you prefer? Something less offensive?
Mexican isn't offensive.
Well, it has certain connotations.
Like what?

Stir the melting pot, Pam!
OK. If I have to do this, based on stereotypes that are totally untrue, that I do not agree with, you would maybe not be a very good driver.
Oh man, am I a woman?

She's cute, huh?
Yeah, you know, she's engaged, but...
Oh, no, the girl in the sketch.
Oh, yeah. She's hot.

You wanna get high?
No!
I think you do, mon.

Not a bad day.

Jan 8th 2010

Besides all the diversity stuff, the Jim/Mr. Decker/Dwight plot is pretty interesting.

If this was Jim's biggest client, don't you think he'd make the call in person? Dwight has a lot of gall for stealing Jim's sale. I once worked in a sales office, and if someone would have pulled that stunt, a lot of shit would have gone down. Jim just accepts it.

Also, Mr. Brown is a saint.

Jan 8th 2010

Mr. Brown (if that's his real name) was awesome. I know he came back briefly in Season 3, but I'd like to see him again. His reaction shots were great.

Michael thinks he's such a connoisseur of great comedy, I love that he tells Kevin that he's butchering the routine.

It's also great when he signs the form "Daffy Duck".

Jan 8th 2010

The actor that played Mr. Brown plays the OB/GYN on Accidentally on Purpose. He's pretty good there too.

Jan 8th 2010

Jim just accepts it.

That's because he's kind of a wuss.

Jan 8th 2010

Yup

Jan 8th 2010

he Jim/Mr. Decker/Dwight plot is pretty interesting.

That was a great plot. Why don't they do that stuff anymore?

Jan 8th 2010

I heard an interview with Larry Wilmore, I want to say on Fresh Air. He's a funny guy. I'm glad we never saw much of him again, though. Now I remember him as an awesomely funny character from a great episode instead of that guy who was funny the first time but got annoying because they kept trotting him out for cheap laughs.

Jan 8th 2010

I thought his reappearance in GWH was well done, but like Bri, I'm glad he hasn't been back. He used to be a writer on the show as well right?

Jan 8th 2010

I won't lie; I didn't get to watch this ep last night. But it is in my plans to watch it soon and download the TWSS podcast and then come back here and write something witty and or insightful about this episode.

Jan 8th 2010

Look at you, with your downloading of podcasts and stuff...all iTechy and junk.

Jan 8th 2010

That made me LoL and reminded me of this, from @FakeAPStylebook:

Putting a lowercase "i" in front of capitalized words in stories about Apple is iDiotic.

Jan 8th 2010

Look at you, with your downloading of podcasts and stuff...all iTechy and junk.

I'm a nerd.

Jan 8th 2010

But, you're a hot nerd. A hot, nerdy mess!

Jan 8th 2010

Blushes

Thanks, VG.

Jan 13th 2010 edited

Wasn't sure where to put this but it landed here.

Jan 13th 2010

I saw that, too, gt. It's official. HR people sure know how to suck the funny out of the show.

Dec 1st 2011

Mr. Brown: Now, this is a simple acronym. HERO. Uh, at Diversity Today, we believe it is very easy to be a HERO. All you need are honesty, empathy, respect and open-mindedness.
Dwight: Excuse me, I'm sorry, but that's not all it takes to be a hero.
Mr. Brown: Oh, great. Well, what is a hero to you?
Dwight: A hero kills people, people that wish him harm.
Mr. Brown: OK.
Dwight: A hero is part-human and part-supernatural. A hero is born out of a childhood trauma, or out of a disaster that must be avenged.
Mr. Brown: Ok, you're thinking of a superhero.
Dwight: We all have a hero in our heart.

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