Posts Tagged ‘The Office’

Top 10 Halloween Specials

In movies, TV, writing on 10/23/2012 at 18:25

At long last we have reached my ten favorite Halloween specials of the season….

10. Freaks and Geeks “Tricks and Treats”

The Freaks Halloween special takes a serious hit due to budget restraints prohibiting the episode from being filmed at night. Halloween at 3PM is just awkward. However the typical Freaks merits are on display (Seth Rogen laughing, James Franco grinning, Jason Segal being super gangly), winning Judd Apatow’s high school dramedy the 10 spot on this year’s countdown.

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NBC’s Bold Leap to Broad Comedy

In TV, writing on 08/27/2012 at 15:18

Donald Glover, co-star of NBC’s cult hit Community, raps as his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino: “I’m rap’s stepfather, yeah, you hate me but you will respect.” The same can be said for a good TV exec.

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For instance, when FX president John Landgraf made the call to cancel their ratings challenged, critically acclaimed P.I. dramedy Terriers in December 2010, he held a press conference expressing how difficult a decision it was for him, how much he loved the show but how hard it would be for FX—a fledgling network when it comes to original programming—to foot the bill for a show bringing in such low numbers. It was completely unnecessary, but it was a classy move, and the small but loyal Terriers fan base might have hated him for it but, like a good stepfather, they ultimately had to respect his call.

NBC has no such heroic stepfather.

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The Office to end after ninth season

In TV, writing on 08/22/2012 at 13:19

News broke yesterday that the ninth season of “The Office” will be its last. This article features some intriguing quotes from creator Greg Daniels, who insists the show could have extended to a 10th season, but with the possibility of losing more main cast members (Steve Carell and Mindy Kaling have already left, and several big contracts including John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson).

While the last few seasons of “The Office” have declined (well before Carell left) it’s still funnier the most shows on TV, and with the creative ambition Daniels and crew feel for this final season (including getting to the bottom of whose making the damn documentary) and the sincere intent to wrap up all characters and story arcs, the ninth season of “The Office” could prove to be some must-see TV.

Now if only “Community” gets moved back to Thursday….



In TV on 05/04/2012 at 14:58

As always, here are the quotes from last night. My “Parks and Recreation” review is up on, PLEASE GIVE IT FIVE STARS. Check out this article I wrote for

“If you’re watching this I’m dead. Or I’m just showing it to you. But I’m probably dead.” –Starburns Read the rest of this entry »


In TV on 04/27/2012 at 15:57

My review of last night’s “Parks and Recreation” appears on, please read it here! Here are some quotes from the other comedies on NBC.


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“Quotes from Last Night”

In TV, writing on 04/20/2012 at 14:54

Here are some good lines from last night’s “Community,” “30 Rock” and “The Office.” My review/recap of “Parks and Recreation” appears today on Please check it out here.

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Community quotes

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Girl From Class

In fiction, girls on 12/01/2011 at 03:44

You’ve seen her somewhere before, outside the café smoking like, Old Golds or some hand-rolled shit. Maybe she’s one of the chicks who kills herself crawling into jeans Thursday nights, or she might be the type to call her dad every morning and ask the scores of sports she don’t care about—it’s hard to say with those Back to Black Aviators swallowing her face.
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