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Christmas: The Final Clipdown

SNL might not have always been funny.  In fact, it might have never really been funny.  But it’s always been topical.

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Just try to watch the first few minutes of the Community Christmas episode and not get into some (non-denomination) holiday spirit.

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And before Dwight was Recyclops he would just come into the office with the Christmas goose.  You know, before things got weird.

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Merry Happy to all!  And to all I’m off for buttermilk pancakes!

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‘The Office’: Truth or Consequences

As we’re a bit late to the party, just some (hopefully) quick thoughts on last week’s Office entry, “Shareholder Meeting.”

The theme for this season (and probably the entire series), as we have already talked about in great detail, has been the vacillation of Michael Scott from mildly idiotic but well-meaning and somewhat competent to completely oblivious, self-absorbed and wildly unqualified, and finding that the best episodes seem to be when Michael trends towards the former.  Indeed, in their review Vulture notes that, “as a general rule, the less Michael Scott is a Homer Simpson–esque boob, the better The Office becomes.”  In “Shareholder Meeting,” we get a glimpse of both Michaels, and I think this episode just missed the mark, not because Michael again veered of course (although, he sorta did), but because the show shied away from the opportunity to let things get even uglier.

Read on: What could have been. Douche or consequences. The return of Ronni!

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