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The Office: Goodbye, Michael

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  April 30, 2011 @ 9:58pm

This episode had an excellent script, which really set it apart from the rest of the episodes of the last two years. This is expected, as it was Steve Carell's final regular appearance, and the episode was written by Greg Daniels. The acting was some of the best of the series, and it really came out as Michael held back emotionally, as he went to each employee to say farewell.

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The Office: Michael's Last Dundies

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  April 21, 2011 @ 9:01pm

Season two opened with The Dundies, in which this episode established that the employee award ceremony of the same name was something that just about everybody hated, making Michael that less likeable of a boss. In the five and a half years since, some things have changed.

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The Office: Garage Sale

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  March 25, 2011 @ 12:25am

Back in season three, the employees were all invited by Kelly to join her at a Diwali celebration. At the celebration, Michael was introduced to Hindu culture, and learned about arranged marriage and how quickly Kelly's parents got married. Michael then proceeded to propose to Carol in front of everybody, which caused an awkward moment for the two of them.

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The Office: Threat Level Midnight

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  February 21, 2011 @ 12:17am

The Client was one of the best episodes of The Office in accurately and fully representing Michael for who he is. In the main plot, he singlehandedly saved the branch with his phenomenal sales skills, and ended up spending the night with Jan. When Michael wanted to tell jokes, Jan limited him to just one, and he ended up phoning Pam to get a joke from his joke book.

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The Office: The Chump

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  May 13, 2010 @ 11:18pm

Since Andy made his debut on The Office, he had always taken the role of a character with an odd side to him. But with Jim and Pam not awake enough to pay much attention, and Andy remembering quite well what it was like to be cheated on in a relationship, Andy ended up being the voice of reason in this episode.

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The Office: Body Language

Posted by: Lawrence Lee  //  April 29, 2010 @ 11:14pm

It is typical for Michael's poor decision making abilities to have repeatedly affected the office in negative ways. As the years have passed, Michael has slowly learned to question his judgment, and to take the time to listen to his employees. "Body Language" is one of those few episodes where Michael is shown to have grown over the years.

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