The Office Serves Up A Deliciously Awkward Dinner Party
Deliciously awkward. No two words could better describe an Office Dinner Party. I have to admit, I was a little worried that this eagerly anticipated episode, five months in the making, might not live up to all the hype. After all, we’d heard from numerous cast members that this was going to be the funniest episode of the season. But what if, after this excruciatingly long wait, it just didn’t live up to expectations? Oh, but it did. Our Office mates were back to doing what they do best: making us laugh, making us cringe, making us sympathize with the normal ones amongst them and shake our heads in wonder at the more outrageous characters. Entertaining? Absolutely. Awkward? Of course. In fact, Jim, after momentarily escaping from the ‘funtivities’ and climbing into the much-too-tiny bathroom to conduct a talking head in whispered tones, said it best: “Michael and Jan seem to be playing their own separate game. And it’s called, ‘Let’s see how uncomfortable we can make our guests.’ And they’re both winning.” That pretty much sums up the entire night. Unlike most hosts who would strive to make their guests feel welcome and comfortable, Jan and Michael have absolutely no qualms about airing their dirty laundry, along with anyone else’s (real or imagined) personal business in front of everyone. Would we have it any other way? Of course not. I don’t know why, but watching this unholy gathering is comic gold. There’s something about the happy couple, Jim and Pam, the uncouple, Angela and Andy, and even Dwight and his baby-sitter getting sucked into the dysfunction that is Jan and Michael’s relationship that is just too funny for words. But let’s put it this way. If there was to be a book about this ridiculous dinner party, to use the term loosely, it would undoubtedly be titled, “BABE: (colon) She IS The Devil; I’m in Hell: (colon) I Can’t Prove It But I Think Jan’s Trying to Poison Me: (colon) The Michael Scott Story. By Michael Scott.” Oh Michael … you’re not the only one in hell. To read the rest go here.
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