The Office 'Employee Transfer': "Why so Serious?"

This week's The Office gave us a little dose of Halloween fun as our favorite Dunder Mifflin office dressed up - including 3 Jokers, one of which was particularly creepy... oh Creed, you scare me daily, but wow, what a good Joker! If he'd gotten in my face like that with his, "Why so serious?" I probably would have needed to run home to change my pants.


I was a little confused on the timing of everything at the beginning of the episode as we never saw Michael dressed up, so I think Michael's personal day was on Halloween because I can't imagine why else we wouldn't get some Michael Scott costume genius!


So we had Jim left in charge, who took off to see Pam and have lunch with her and his two brothers, Michael went off to move Holly to New Hampshire because she got transferred back to her old branch after David Wallace from corporate saw her and Michael kissing, and the rest of the office taken over by Dwight vs. Andy.


I couldn't recall how long Holly (Amy Ryan) was supposed to guest star, but apparently it was 6 episodes, and as the count goes, according to our lovely RachelL as she commented on this week's featured discussion, this was Amy Ryan's 6th episode, including her appearance on last season's finale.


So sad! I was really hoping there would be more for Holly and Michael because they are perfect for each other, but I think Holly laid out exactly why they couldn't work when she said that she and Michael had tried to talk about the long distance thing, both made jokes, and then never actually talked about it.


While they've already had their serious and sweet moments, it's pretty clear having two people who just are quipping all the time, doesn't make a successful or functional relationship.


Oh, Holly, you will be missed. While I wanted them to try out staying together, I was proud of Michael, though he still had a sad and hilarious break down in the truck, for walking away and not staying the weekend.


I also loved Darryl getting Michael to cheer up by singing the blues... or Michael's version, anyway. My favorite moments for Darryl are always those ridiculous interactions with Michael where Michael stereotypes Darryl terribly, or Michael tries to go to Darryl for advice (which often is the same thing). So it was great to see Darryl actually feel bad for Michael and try to help him out.


The Jim and Pam part of this episode was kind of fun mainly because of Pam feeling foolish dressing up at corporate where no one dressed up, and then just having Jim and Pam actually together, though at an awkward lunch with Jim's brothers. At least Pam had the good sense to defend herself, but not offend his brothers!


The best hilarious moments of the episode, though, went to Dwight and Andy as Dwight decided to wage war against Andy by becoming a Cornell man - in other words, applying for Cornell, wearing a Cornell sweatshirt, spouting off Cornell facts, and bringing in a Cornell mascot bobblehead!


Andy got riled up just as Dwight hoped, but also fought a good fight by pulling strings to do Dwight's interview, which took place in the conference room which turned into lots of yelling and ridiculousness, and against my suspicions, did not end in one of them bringing up Angela!


I guess Dwight's unbreakable, and Andy wouldn't know it'd be an issue sing Dwight and Angela's relationship was secret to most, so it'll take more for that issue to come out.


My favorite moment, though, was when Andy decided to play right back by coming into work dressed as a beet farmer, saying he'd started up his own beet farm, and trying to bite into a beet very unsuccessfully!


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Oct 31, 2008 4:48PM EDT

i liked the andy and dwight part... it was almost like the time when jim dressed as dwight only they played it out a little more, brilliant.

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Oct 31, 2008 5:35PM EDT

really sad, I wished Holly stayed with Michael

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Nov 1, 2008 5:28AM EDT

yea Holly was fun to watch ! i like her more than Jane ! and she cries brilliantly !i couldn't believe the Darryl got soft hearted over what happened to Michale ! i thought he'd tease him :D.i love Pam's little mixed up reactions ,LOL "they came up with that idea pretty fast" :D

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