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Which Office moment made you realize this show is "pretty much the best thing ever"?
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Apr 8th 2007

I wonder if those were the same nickels Roy had in that sock in Creed's version of the attack.

Apr 8th 2007

I don't know about the sock, but I like to think they're the same nickels Jim gives Dwight to get his stuff out of the vending machine.

Apr 8th 2007

Forget that, I want to know about Jim stealing Roy's car. Too bad Angela didn't let him go on, the rest of that story could've been mindblowing. Of course, from how quickly he went back to his crossword after Angela left, I think he was just blowing steam up her tightly-wound ass. Gots to love that Creed.

Apr 8th 2007

That hairspray-lighter combo can definitely leave a mark. Maybe that's why Jim needed a wig.

Apr 8th 2007 edited

Okay.

All the "nickels" talk got me to thinking: I have, over the years (months, whatever), kept jelly-jars, one of which was filled with pennies and the other with silver-looking-coins.

The "bag-full-o-nickels" reference keeps coming around and keeps me in stitches. So, I felt it necessary to raid my silver-coin jar to farm a baggie full of nickels.

So, as we "speak", I have a baggie full of nickels just because I love this show so much. I think this makes me slightly insane, and I don't care.

Apr 8th 2007

I think this makes me slightly insane, and I don't care.

Madness is as madness does, and yours makes with the funny.

Apr 8th 2007

You know the saying, "He/she's so ugly he/she looks like he/she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down."? Well one of my favorite variations on that is "He/she is so ugly he/she looks like he/she got smacked in the face with a bag full of nickels." The visual just makes me laugh. And no, I don't go around calling people ugly. This pot is too black to go criticizing kettles.

Apr 8th 2007

I think what really made me love it was how developed all the characters were. Every person has a personality. I loved it, but i began watching mid season two...

Apr 8th 2007

I have, over the years, (months, whatever), kept jelly-jars, one of which was pennies and the other with silver-looking-coins.

I actually do the same thing. A big vodka bottle full of silver coins and a big whiskey bottle full of pennies. I originally had them all in big vodka bottles, but it bugged me seeing the copper-colored coins in a bottle that wasn't really supposed to have color.

Apr 8th 2007

Yeah, I use spaghetti sauce jars.

Apr 8th 2007

Season 1: Healthcare When Jim and Pam are coming up with wild illnesses together, I started to really get into their relationship, and the show. But when Dwight started reading off the different diseases, I realized then, with the combination Jim/Pam relationship-Jim/Dwight relationship, it was the greatest thing ever. I proceeded to watch all of first season and second season up to valentines day in one weekend. That following week at work, literally all I could think about was how badly I wanted Jim and Pam to get together.

Apr 8th 2007

I tuned in early in the second season, so I haven't seen all the episodes yet (much less in order!). I first loved it as a comedy when I heard, "I thought you were making up diseases? That's spontaneous dental hydroplosion."

As a comedy with a romantic subplot, I took it seriously around the first time Jim gave the camera one of his characteristic heartbroken muggings after something having to do with Pam goes south.

Apr 9th 2007 edited

Diversity Day, The entire cards-on-head training, most specifically:

Pam: If I have to do this, based on stereotypes that are totally not true and I do not agree with, you would maybe not be a very good driver.
Dwight: Oh man! Am I a woman?

And if that didn't seal it, the next during Health Care,

Dwight: Through simple concentration I can both raise and lower my cholesterol. Pam: Why would you raise your cholesterol?
Dwight: So I can lower it.

And three later I still haven't missed an episode on its first broadcast. Damn you, Pam and Dwight.

edited, because markdown hates me.

Apr 9th 2007

This doesn't quite fit in this conversation, but I think that one of my favorite "nice" moments (non-Jam) is at the end of an episode (I honestly can't remember which one it is), after dealing with turbulence with their respective ladies, Jim and Michael catch each other's eyes and give "Women, what can ya do?" looks to each other.

Apr 15th 2007

I loved the show from the first episode, but what got me was "The Alliance". My favorite part was in Jim's TH after he and Pam did their little "secret" conversation about downsizing behind Dwight, he said how that was all Pam's idea and how great she was, and then that look that says "oops, I said too much" crossed his face. Just awesome! I'm a sucker for a good love story and I have to credit all of season 1 for showcasing the Jim and Pam love story so well and turning me into a die-hard fan.

Apr 15th 2007 edited

This doesn't quite fit in this conversation, but I think that one of my favorite "nice" moments (non-Jam) is at the end of an episode (I honestly can't remember which one it is), after dealing with turbulence with their respective ladies, Jim and Michael catch each other's eyes and give "Women, what can ya do?" looks to each other.

I love that too. That's my favorite ending and it's from The Client (after Jan has the "There's nothing going on between us" conversation with Michael on the phone, and Pam has the "swaying isn't dancing" bit with Jim.) I've got the two pics of Michael looking at Jim, then Jim looking back at Michael up on my wall. Their expressions were perfect.

Apr 18th 2007

It was the time was when I was watching TV and the theme music came on and I realised I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen that week. I should explain that I live in Australia and we only got to see a couple episodes of the first season in major prime time before they pulled the show. But then they started to screen it at about 11 pm on a Sunday night. Which is exactly the time when the creeping depression of a whole new week at work has seeped into the end of your weekend. And the Office was the perfect antidote. And then from just matching my mood, I just got it. The great writing and performances and direction just shone through and without there being one clear 'aha' moment, I was sooo hooked. And now I'm fully-paid-up fan. I am praying that they are going to release Season 3 on DVD here. We just got season 2 - which was just as well because, but my recollection I had seen all of it on TV, except for Casino Night! Gadzooks!

Well, that's a bit of a rant, but thank you thank you, thank you for this site and forum - it is keeping one Office-deprived gal in Oz sane!

May 27th 2007

First - i'm looking for fans to commiserate with via email - this show is breaking my heart.

Along those lines, my moment is probably when Pam cries about dreams are just dreams, no houses like that in Scranton. Funniest moment - Dwight as Pavlov dog.

I think The Office has made me want to reexamine my life. It seems to have affected me more than a sitcom should...does anyone else feel this way - this show is breaking my heart. Help - dallasite14@yahoo.com

May 28th 2007 edited

It's funny how many people are saying The Injury because that was the first episode I saw

I'd taken a break from watching TV completely for about two years, but I'd had surgery, and I was stuck at home, so I plugged it in and wasn't expecting much. All there seemed to be were reality shows and I am not a fan. When I clicked onto the show, they were in the conference room and I paused and stared at the TV. What is this? It has the look of a reality show kind of but these people are playing characters. The fardo with Michael was so awful and I was cringing so badly, I wasn't sure I could watch it. Then the scene in the van nearly killed me.

I thought to myself, "Holy crap. There is something smart and funny on television and I'M SO HAPPY."

eta VB, you nearly always seem to post my thoughts. JK's performance in Drug Testing was really something.

May 28th 2007

I've watched from day 1 and figured it'd be good if Steve Carell was in it(big Daily Show fan.) Then I saw Pam(Jenna Fischer) and thought, I could certainly watch a show with that beautiful woman in it no matter how bad it might be.

So many things make me laugh, make me cringe and make me commiserate with and relate to these people. The 1st line I can think of that really made think this show had great upside was:

"Abraham Lincoln once said, if you are a racist, I will attack you with the North."

Then, Pam and Jim. Any time they'd interact had me glued, just great chemistry. The big moment - though I'm certainly skipping over so many - was "jinx" where Pam put Jim through hell because he couldn't speak but was resigned to buying a soda for him to buy from her so she could finally talk to him. Brilliant and funny and heartwarming.

May 28th 2007

Huh....I was sure I had posted in this thread.

Anyways, for me, it was Health Care, The Alliance, and the Dundies. I had watched Diveristy Day on TV, and really liked it, so tuned in the next week. There were two moments that made me go, "Wow. This is GREAT."

It was Pam's "It's an epidemic" and Jim throwing an ice cream sandwich at Dwight in his work space. I still lose it at that moment.

So I was even more excited the next week, and while Dwight crawling out of the box stole my heart, it was the reveal at the end, where he's dyed his hair blond, that forced me to admit my love for the show.

But it wasn't until The Dundies (still my favorite episode) that I realized it could not only be a show that I really loved, but "pretty much the best thing ever".

May 28th 2007

It was Pam's "It's an epidemic" and Jim throwing an ice cream sandwich at Dwight in his work space

Great moments, SD. I love those, too.

The Dundies isn't my favorite episode but I love Pam's acceptance speech, when she says, "I want to thank God because God gave me this Dundee. I feel God in this Chili's tonight."

May 30th 2007

For me, it was probably when Dwight repeated each each suggestion in Performance Review, and then asked "Could this be referring to you boning Jan?" My brother and I laughed about this line for the next half-hour.

May 30th 2007

Oddly enough for me, I was probably after I really started to catch up on The Office after taping it accidentaly. The second I heard "If your a racist, I will attack you with the north." I knew I'd be watching it for a while. Then I got the DVD and learned about this sight from the commentary on the DVD, so double non offensive.

Jun 13th 2007

I can't remember exactly when I fell in love with the Office. I did not start watching until season two...but I do remember when I became one of those downright "crazy" fanatics for it:

There's a throw away joke somewhere in season two where the camera guys just happen to pass Ryan and Creed?/Jim? standing in the hallway. There is something else going on entirely but as you pass Ryan, who is holding a half-eaten chunk of string cheese says, "Yeah, I just decided to go for it."

It was one of those ones where it hit me seconds later and I had to back it up. There's stuff like that going on all through this series. It's just brilliant.

Jun 13th 2007

The Injury. They're in the breakroom, and that's immediately before Michael falls off the toilet seat and yells for help.

"Get Ryan. And tell him to bring towels. I'm going to need him to clean me up."

"Ryan's, uh, dead. Can't you just get up? You only burned your foot."

The look on Ryan's face is priceless, even better than the talking head eyeroll after Dwangela's cookie conversation.

Apr 19th 2010

He/she is so ugly he/she looks like he/she got smacked in the face with a bag full of nickels.

I've never heard that expression, Bri.

I first loved it as a comedy when I heard, "I thought you were making up diseases? That's spontaneous dental hydroplosion."

That was the greatest, Marv.

The second I heard "If your a racist, I will attack you with the north."

I loved that too, Asd.

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