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The Office Season Five Premiere: Weight Loss

The Office: Last Night's Most Relatable Moments

Season five's premiere of The Office sure did not disappoint! While I'd love to gush about Jim and Pam, I'll leave that to BuzzSugar and discuss what was so relatable about last night's episode. There isn't a single scene that I can pinpoint, but the entire weight-loss premise of the show mirrors the health initiatives going on in real offices around the country.

More and more companies are considering the overall health of employees when structuring their health insurance premiums, some are rolling out reward programs for employees with healthy habits, and others are trying to influence their employees to eat healthier by providing, say, fruit instead of cheesecake.

Biggest Loser has inspired some companies to hold contests of their own, just like last night's episode — though I can't imagine they are weighing their employees collectively on an industrial scale. The weekly group pictures taken while standing on the massive scale killed me, and so did Michael calling the group "gigantic losers." Has your HR department come up with any plans to encourage the employees in your company to shed pounds?

Photo courtesy of NBC

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baybug baybug 7 years
I really wish my HR department would offer us something for loosing weight. I would loose weight real fast!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 7 years
If anyone has never watched the full UK original of this series, they owe it to themselves to do so, it is SUPERB. (And the Xmas special, which wraps up the 2 seasons).
cubadog cubadog 7 years
I loved when the Master Cleanse girl fell off the scale I was laughing so hard.
linditamaria linditamaria 7 years
"under my angerela ella ella ey ey"
skigurl skigurl 7 years
the funniest was when Raiin Wilson dropped the larger woman off in the middle of nowhere with no purse so she had to walk back and burn calories, hahahahahahah and how the little annoying one thought she ate a tapeworm. i didn't see much of the episode but it made me laugh.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 7 years
I get a heavily discounted rate at Equinox through my employer. I love it!
foxie foxie 7 years
Did anyone else notice that scary situation on Meredith's face? Why was that never addressed?
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