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"The Office" Rundown: Episode 1, "Fun Run"

"The Office" Rundown: Episode 1, "Fun Run"

"The Office" is back! I loved seeing all the old familiars, though I've said it before and I'll say it again: I don't like "The Office" as an hour-long show. Everything even wrapped up all nice and neat at the half-hour mark during this week's season premiere, so it easily could have just stopped there.

Still, some unnecessary scenes aside, I love this show and am thrilled to see it back on TV! There were some big things in this week's episode (you probably know what I'm talking about!), so let's discuss (spoilers ahead) if you

Here are some parts of the episode I just have to highlight:

  • Oh my gosh Pam and Jim! That moment they shared in the car made me gasp. I'm not sure how I feel about how they accelerated their relationship so quickly (last we knew they were just going to dinner and now it's a lot more than that), but I have to say, they are so darn cute together.
  • Michael hitting Meredith with his car was horribl…y funny.
  • Dwight: “It’s only Meredtih.”
    Michael: “Yeah, it’s only Meredith. Thank God.”
  • Pam: “Can’t your other cats keep her company?”
    Angela: “There’s bad blood! Jealousies. Cliques.”
  • Michael: “Yes, it was on company property, with company property. So, Double Jeopardy. We’re fine.”
    Ryan: “I don’t think you understand how 'Jeopardy' works.”
    Michael: “Oh, right. ‘What is, we’re fine.'"
  • Michael: “Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don’t know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me. No, don’t sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I am trying to make.”
  • Dwight, trying to comfort Angela about the death of Sprinkles: “She’s in a better place. Actually, the place that she is in is the freezer. Because of the odor.”
  • Michael: "I need to get rid of the curse that hit Meredith with my car. I’m not superstitious. But I’m a little stitious."
  • Kevin: "I thought they’d be good together. Like… PB and J. Pam… Beasly and… Jim. What a waste. What. A. Waste."
  • Can I just remark on how gorgeous Pam's hair looks?
  • Michael turns over a large picture of Meredith’s face, asking people to take a look into the face of rabies. “That should scare you.”

  • I have a problem with the part when the camera crew show Pam and Jim the video of them kissing in the car. Why would they do that? The crew — or anyone behind the camera, really — has never been involved like that. It seemed so weird and unnecessary. I know it was just to make them say out loud to the camera that they're dating, but it seemed like a major stretch.
  • Pam: "Also, there is no such thing as a rabies doctor.”
  • Michael: “I’m fast. I’m very fast! I’m like Forrest Gump. Except I’m not an idiot.”
  • They are so clearly in California and not Pennsylvania when they're running the Fun Run. Just saying.
  • Dwight offers to have Sprinkles stuffed. “Or we can have her buried out at the East Field, by mother!”
  • Andy's bleeding nipples made me feel queasy.
  • Michael: “You don’t know me. You’ve just seen my penis."

What did you think of the season premiere of "The Office"?

Photos courtesy of NBC

allyc20 allyc20 10 years
I loved The Office!!! it has such a different feel to it this season but i love it and think that it was needed because they should keep changing things up. I loved in the first five minuts you see how scary jan is now and then michael randomly hits meredith. That was so hilarious. I was so mad when Jim said he was single and i almost turned it off but then *the car scene*!! It is so great to see them without any obstacles to overcome but i don't want them to hide it the whole time. I also really wanted to see their date :-( and i am so glad Karen is gone..she was not funny, her and jim had NO chemistry, and i just didn't think she was half as pretty as Pam. I love how we are seeing more of dwight and angela as a couple. the cat scene was so hilarious "the frozen french fries were torn" hahaha I just thought the writers did what was expected but really made it fresh and did not have a Pam and Jim couple overkill. The writers are amzing and they wrote a great premiere episode and hopefully a great season.
MamaD MamaD 10 years
I love The Office but they have to go back to the half hour episode!!!!! Usually I'm left wanting more! But while it was still good, I was done at the 30 minute mark. I think that kind of humor is better in smaller doses! I really am a fan!!!!!But go back to the perfect way it was please!!???
krisrenjen krisrenjen 10 years
Loved the entire episode, and loved that it was an hour! yeah, Pam and Jim~ together at last! And I loved when Jan warned Pam to stay away from Michael because "he's mine" or something like that. Pam's facial expression was hysterical!
kins kins 10 years
no no no NO pam and jim! the show is always ruined when two people that are trying to hook up actually hook up. i'm totally bummed
renascencern renascencern 10 years
I loved it! I'm so glad The Office is back, Yeay! My favorite line was when Micheal told Ryan that he ran over Meredith: Ryan: Did you do this on purpose? Michael: No, I was being negligent.
JennyLovesYou JennyLovesYou 10 years
It was a good episode but for some reason I was expecting more from the season premiere. And yes, the bleeding nipples was an unnecessary detail, but Andy is totally my favorite character now. I think that Ryan is going to cause problems for the Scranton branch, and that will make for good tv. And I really like Angela now! I am kind of hoping she will dump Dwight - maybe an Angela-Andy-Dwight love triangle? My favorite line of the night: "Sprinkles is in a better place now. Actually, she's in the freezer." Dwight
leahtron leahtron 10 years
I love TOBY. I want him to triumph over Michael somehow this season. Also for some reason I really really want to see more Daryl. I love his character and I love that he was feeding a squirrel in this episode XD
audkem01 audkem01 10 years
juju,my husband as well, repeated a few times and was still laughing about it tonight. I loved the bit where in the fun run dwight spiked Toby w/ immodium instead of ex lax and Toby said that usually by now I have to go the bathroom but not today. Haha!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 10 years
Awww to Pam & Jim. They're so cute together! :)
sorano916 sorano916 10 years
I believe in the re-runs, this episode is going to be split into two separate half-hour episodes. There are three more full hour episodes before going back to the half-hour. It's more or less a tactic from NBC because they're putting The Office at the 9pm slot against Grey's and CSI. And the camera crew has been involved before in showing the Office people things. The other example would be in E-mail Surveillance when Pam asks them to keep on a look-out for something that would help her with figuring out if Dwight and Angela were together. Greg Daniels pointed out previously that the camera crew would be involved a little more this season so I didn't really have too much of a problem with that. I do believe that the conference room scene dragged a little bit, but I think that was the only downside of the entire episode. And maybe a couple of Michael's THs.
hotasianmama hotasianmama 10 years
I couldn't have expected it to be any better. AFter the first 30 min, I was SO HAPPY that there was going to be another 30 minutes. PB&J got me through this rough week at work. I've waited all summer for this. The writers did a great job. "I'm just a little stitious." HAHAHA! I vote for more 1 hour episodes. More JAM/PB&J. Grey's doesn't interest me anymore. It makes my head hurt these days. Too much drama. Comedy for me.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
Ryan was hot with the scruffy face BTW Buzz did an AWESOME job at pointing out the highlights of The Office. She always makes good points and remembers the funniest lines plus she is paid to do it....Im jealous. I wish I was paid to watch The Office and report on it ;) :hug:
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
i second that whiplash... ryans kind of gorgeous with facial hair. he's not so 18 year old esque anymore.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 10 years
i didnt see the whole pisode cuz i was watching greys! i saw the part where they were all running tho :jog:
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
greenleafbella: This is not a recap. I "get to write here" because I'm a part of the Sugar staff. If you'd like to write a recap of an episode of "The Office," I encourage you to do so on Team.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 10 years
sorry... discussing??? Dear Lord I don't know how to write it.. sorry, not my first language
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 10 years
jah I just don't see where it says that this is a recap I though we were... how does it says.. o yeah.. discuss it
ChapstickAddict ChapstickAddict 10 years
I'm from Pennsylvania and I didn't notice anything that was glaringly California about the fun run scenes. It looked pretty much like eastern PA looks.
Lucky-in-Love Lucky-in-Love 10 years
Love, love, love this show. The Jeopardy thing had me laughing out loud along with the "little stitious" comment. And I could not be happier with Pam and Jim. Ooh, and I agree- there has to be more Andy. It's so great to have this show back!!
greenleafbella greenleafbella 10 years
why do you get to write on here?i think i would do a much better job at re capping the episode.
afarerkind afarerkind 10 years
Two thoughts regarding some of the rules regarding the premise of the show: It's a real-time documentary, so over the summer their lives keep happening off-camera. Jim and Pam have been dating for four months. Also, Jim and Pam have never really admitted to liking each other to the camera crew. Part of their characters are what they don't say in those interviews with the camera crew. Some of the best comedy comes in the way the characters misrepresent themselves. But the point is, I was really sulking all summer about how Jim and Pam would act in front of the camera if the were dating, and I think trying to hide it from the camera crew that is supposedly actually in the office is exactly what they'd do. They're not gushy people. But the camera crew are theoretically documentarians, so they'd try to get the truth out of them. I laughed the hardest I've ever laughed at the show when they showed them the tape and called them out on lying to the camera. But I very much agree about the hour thing. Should always be short.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Can I just say THANK YOU NBC for letting me watch this show in the same week as everyone else this year!!! :rotfl: I'm just veery veery excited about this. :D
fadedblue fadedblue 10 years
Although Jim and Pam getting together may have seemed a little fast, it was a long time coming, plus the show doesn't exactly pick up immediately from where it last left off. I think there's at least a few months in between... I agree with the hour thing not being the best format for the Office. They're sooo good at packing a punch within the 22 minutes...stretching it out seemed forced. And while it was in no way an instant classic like Gay Witch Hunt (best. premiere. ever!), it still had enough laughs. Of course, the Jam moments helped =D.
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
Funny funny funny! But I agree a half hour would have been enough. I LOVE i'm a little sitious
brookemcqueen brookemcqueen 10 years
I really like Toby. I just want to give him a big hug. I'm glad he won the race! And I think Kelly is hilarious too...You know it's a great show when even the minor characters make you bust out in laughter.
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