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The Office Rundown: Episode 5, "Local Ad"

The Office Rundown: Episode 5, "Local Ad"

This week The Office returned to its half-hour format, and I couldn't be happier. I thought this week's episode was pitch-perfect, classic Office goodness. Michael is determined to make a Dunder-Mifflin commercial that's better and more creative than the one made for the corporate office. Meanwhile, Dwight continues to pine for Angela, escaping into Second Life... and Second Second Life. The viewing of Michael's version of the ad brought just the right amount of funny and heartwarming.


There were some hilarious moments this week, so check out my highlights below:

  • Michael calls Stanley the key to their "urban vibe," to which Stanley responds, "I grew up in a small town. What about me seems urban to you?”
    Michael: "Stanley is hilarious."
  • Michael then calls Phyllis their Mrs. Butterworth. "Kind of a less urban Aunt Jemima."
  • Dwight: "Second Life is not a game. It is a multi-user virtual environment. It doesn’t have points or scores, it doesn’t have winners or losers."
    Jim: "Oh, it has losers."
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  • Dwight: “I signed up for Second Life about a year ago. Back then my life was so great that I literally wanted a second one. In my second life, I was also a paper salesman and I was also named Dwight. Absolutely everything was the same. Except I could fly."
  • Andy explains to Dwight that he and Angela have been “necking.”
    “But only necking. Not actually kissing our mouths, just neck on neck. It’s just like rubbing-slash-nuzzling our necks together. It’s hot, I’m not going to lie to you, but it’s a little weird."

  • Kevin says he kind of knows what it’s like to be in commercials because his nickname in high school was Kool-Aid man. Then he makes the Kool-Aid man face!
  • Meredith: “I’m excited about doing the ad, but I’m not really used to doing videos with so many people around.”
  • Creed calls Sue Grafton "crazy hot."
  • Angela: “I find the mystery genre disgusting. I hate being titillated."
  • I love the lyrics to the Darryl's Dunder-Mifflin song: "Dunder Mifflin: The People Person’s Paper People."
  • Dwight: “She called you D?”
    Andy: "Yeah, D for Andy."
  • In Michael's commercial, Dwight's paper reads, “You have a son. And it’s me."
  • "Dunder Mifflin: Limitless paper in a paperless world."

What did you think of this week's Office?

Photos courtesy of NBC

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