Friday, May 16, 2008

Quaaa. Quarr. Quab. Quall. Qwer. Quobbity! Quobbity Assurance!

Oscar: Well this is what happened. Uh, Ryan's big project was the website. Which wasn't doing so well. So Ryan, to give the impression of sales, recorded them twice. Once as offices and once in the website sales, which is what we refer to in the business as misleading the shareholders. Another good term is fraud. The real crime, I think, was the beard.

Last night was The Office season finale and while I, like most people, was disappointed by the Jim and Pam anti-climatic ending, I do have to admit that the writing was back to its old milk-coming-out-of-my-nose funny. WG1 and I were literally laughing out loud the entire time, which I think cancels out the fact that Jim didn't end up proposing to Pam last night.

It was Toby's last day in the office and of course Michael was estatic. I guess I never really understood why Michael hated Toby so much, but I do know that it's hilarious. For Toby's going away party, Angela has only budgeted for a butter cream cake and a slideshow "with just two pictures of Toby."

Michael suggests that instead of this lame party they throw Toby a bash that resembles a New Orleans funeral with his "shoe money". Michael apparently gets a check for about $50 for his birthday from his grandmother every year, but since she is now quite old she sends him about eight-nine checks a year. Michael has been keeping this money for a rainy his shoe. So, he busts out this money to celebrate Toby moving to Costa Rica.

The showering of money leads to what I think was the best subplot: Phyllis vs. Angela in the battle for the best party planner of the office. Angela refuses to plan this elaborate party that Michael wants thrown (anti-gravity machine anyone?) and Phyllis steps in to plan it instead.

This episode also welcome Toby's replacement Holly, the new human resources representative, who Michael and Dwight decide to induct into Dunder Mifflin with some old fashioned hazing, which Dwight defines as "a way to show a new employee that she is not welcome or wanted." Dwight is the only person to go along with this joke however, telling Holly that Kevin is ", in the mind". So she is super nice to him and now he thinks she has a crush on him. Poor Kevin! Guy never gets a break.

I think Holly might be just what this show needed, someone for Michael to love! I don't know why - but I just want Michael to find someone to love. Is that weird? Anyway, Holly and Michael are a match made in heaven. So what does Michael do to declare his love at first sight (or hear as he says)? Make each other awesome mix CD's and exchange yoda talk, of course.

On to the more pressing issues of the episode. Ryan got arrested! Yes! I so knew this was coming, but I have to admit I really thoguht it would be for his cocaine addiction. And it's just a hunch, but I think Jim is the one who figured out that Ryan was entering the sales twice since they had that phone call early on in the show about how he needed to enter the sale on the website too. If Jim turned him in and told corporate, I think he might just get Ryan's job next season. Which would work perfectly because Pam got into the Pratt School of Design and has to move to New York for three months. Fingers crossed because Jim didn't get to propose during Toby's farwell funeral!

No, instead Andy stole the perfect fireworks moment and proposed to Angela, which I have to admit was hilarious. Can I even imagine the hilarity that this wedding will bring? No. I can't even fathom it. Andy's overly preppy parents. Hilarious. Kelly asking to be a bridesmaid. Hilarious. "Mr. Andrew Bernard. Has a nice ring to it." Hilarious.

Angela & Dwight doing it in the office and Phyllis walking in on them. Priceless.

And finally, Jan is pregnant! But Michael is not the father. Yikes, bikes. Instead, Jan got sperm from a sperm bank, which resulted in one of my favorite quotes from the evening: "If I was 22 and I had lots of have lots of children, then sure let's let Michael have a shot at one of them, but honestly I have to make this one count." Now Michael thinks he's going to be a Daddy. All I have to say is wow.

One last side comment, for the majority of this episode Jim was looking a little greasy and scraggly. Producers of The Office, Jim needs a shower or a hair cut. Pick one and do it Jim Halpert.

I have big expectations for next season. My predictions: Dwight will stop Angela's wedding, Michael & Holly are going to elope (at Sandals in Jamaica), and Pam & Jim will be together forever.

Oh, and Jim will finally wash his hair.


brookem said...

i didnt watch last night's finale yet... so i havent read this. just wanted to stop by and say thanks for stopping by my digs!

~Angela~ said...

FABULOUS episode. Finally back on track to a good recipe of comedy/awkwardness/pathos.

Stephanie said...

Yay! I was waiting for another blogger to talk about the finale. I use to like Jan, but she's treading on thin ice. I really hope that they keep Holly around for awhile.

Great point about Jim turning in Ryan. I never thought of that but it makes sense! Especially since Ryan had been such a jerk to him, it would be the ultimate (deserving) revenge!

Oh, and I agree with Halpert's look. Except in my entry I said he needed to "grow a pair and comb his hair". :P

Bayjb said...

Jim needs to cut his hair bigtime. Shaggy dog cuts down on his hotness level. Great episode. My thoughts on it are going up tonight. I need to digest it again before writing.

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Anonymous said...

I loved this little recap!
Loved the finale too...
... nothing is better then Dwight and Angela at the end of the ep! Best ever.

Pam said...

Ok so I had to wait a couple days before commenting because I was pretty upset about Jim and Pam. Yes, I invest entirely too much time and energy into this TV show. Pam's face was absolutely heartbreaking when she was taking pictures with Toby. Something tells me that Pam and Jim might not be so "perfect" next season... and I kind of get the feeling that Toby isn't really gone and something might happen between Pam and him. Yuck. I hope not.

Anyway, this episode overall was hilarious. I laughed the entire time. The Kevin thing was so funny, I loved Dwight and Angela back together again and I loved that Phyllis threw the best Dunder Mifflin party ever. I'm a little mad at Jan, but I really like there's more to the baby story that what she said... anyway, I have a million theories which I could blab about forever (just ask WG2, I g-chatted her for hours on Friday about the subject). But yeah, great episode! I'm already counting down to the season premiere.

Oh and I was super disappointed that Andy didn't even sing during his proposal to Angela. Good grief.

Dolce said...

Does life get any better than the Office? I think not! I was a little dissappointed as well. Jim and Pam should have had their moment to propose, but the funniest part of the entire show to me was the temp getting fired.

Kt said...

Phew! Thanks for the update...I missed the first half....and although I still thoroughly enjoyed it....I was a little confused...

oooh I like "dirty Jim"......jk...he totes needs a haircut...

Nan said...

I just watched the episode and was shocked by that last scene! I agree, the lighting or the make up was off every time they filmed Jim...he looked a little hungover.

Anonymous said...

seriously killing me that jim and pam didn't get engaged. such a bummer.
what do i do all summer without new eps of the office??