Sunday, February 18, 2007

My Take: The Office - Bat Adventures


I have to say, I have been looking forward to this episode, ever since catching the clever preview below:









Of course, it really wasn't like Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, but the bat scenes had me practically rolling on the floor laughing. I especially loved that it gave all the supporting characters something funny to do, such as:

  • Angela rolling on the floor once the bat was unleashed
  • Kevin's "I... am a hero!" when he closed the door trapping the bat in the break room
  • Creed being more than willing to help Dwight develop a vampire weapon (plus saying "Good night, Mary Beth" when Meredith was stuck in the break room with the bat)
  • Dwight trapping Meredith with the bat in the garbage bag (OK, that was actually getting kind of ridiculous, but it was funny when Dwight said "You're welcome" at the end)
  • Kelly screaming "Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!" seconds after warning Dwight not to harm it

The best part was Jim convincing Dwight that he was morphing into a vampire. Of course, that included Karen being his partner in crime instead of Pam (*sniff*), but it was still hilarious. Especially the way Jim turned up the collar on his coat when saying good-bye to Dwight.

Then there's Michael, who had confused being a "guest speaker in [Ryan's] emerging enterprises class" with being "honored as a visiting professor / special lecturer emeritus". It was funny to see him torturing a new audience, especially in the moments when he was:
  • Playing his own music as he entered the lecture hall
  • Channeling Dead Poets Society by ripping pages out of someone's Economy text
  • Throwing candy bars out to the students with no one even attempting to catch them

Sure, his speech was an embarrassment, but I personally was happy to see him stick it to Ryan in the end. I think everyone agrees that Ryan is a little too full of himself for not really adding any value. Sitting him next to Kelly? Priceless!

Finally... Pam and her art show. I loved how they showed all this edgy artwork with artists heavily engaged in discusssions and then they cut to the shot of Pam in her jumper and side ponytail standing meekly alone in front of her pretty watercolors.

So, maybe she's back with Roy, but I really hope that won't last for long. Roy is trying... but he's not right for her. It's pretty bad when clueless Michael knows the right thing to say at her art show but her BF/ex-fiance doesn't.

And Jim really didn't attend Pam's show? Maybe she didn't invite him? Or is this all part of his effort to "move on"? I still think he could have just stopped by.

4 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Amanda said...

This was such an excellent episode. Some were saying that the reason that Jim didn't go to the art show was because Karen took down the sign or something in the breakroom (from deleted scenes). That would definitely explain it - especially since Pam and Jim didn't talk all episode. So sad - they are the best together and Karen just looked stiff when trying to talk about the garlic bread and all. :( She's so not as good at the pranks.

audgepodge said...

I watched the deleted scenes - Karen was about to take down the flyer but someone walked in on her in the breakroom so she didn't get to do it. So who knows! I think Jim would have heard about it because he was right there when Roy was telling Pam at her desk that he'd be at the art show later... right? I can't remember...

Michael said...

Pam hearing her art critics was sad, but hopefully this will spur her to get her groove back, or something.

And she should forget Roy and Jim. Neither of them is good for her at this point.

Audrey, do you listen to podcasts? There's one for the Office:

http://thatswhatshesaid.libsyn.com/

Michael said...

Pam hearing her art critics was sad, but hopefully this will spur her to get her groove back, or something.

And she should forget Roy and Jim. Neither of them is good for her at this point.

Audrey, do you listen to podcasts? There's one for the Office:

http://thatswhatshesaid.libsyn.com/