Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Freebie!!!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The ladies are on vacation this week, and we were told we could do whatever we’d like, and I’m doing a freebie!!!  My topic for this week is:

Top Ten favorite episodes of The Office (US)

I finished watching the Office for the 50th time.  I LOVE this show – it is one of my all time favorites, so it’s appropriate to do this for my TTT this week.

10. Booze Cruise – Season 2, Episode 11.  Michael takes the office on a cruise in the middle of winter, and acts like a giant a-hole trying to be the captain.  My favorite part of this episode focuses on Pam and Jim – Roy finally decides to set a wedding date with Pam; the look of pain on Jim’s face is heartbreaking.  Jim also admits to Michael that he has a crush on Pam.  Also, Dwight thinks he steering the ship – it’s just a wooden wheel:)

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9.  Goodbye, Toby – Season 4, Episodes 18 & 19.  In the season 4 finale, Toby is moving to Costa Rica (after realizing Pam and Jim are for real).  The party planning committee gets to work on a party – which Michael makes even bigger once he meets Toby’s replacement – Holly Flax – his soulmate (in his mind).  Meanwhile, Jim wants to propose to Pam, but his thunder is stolen by Andy, who decides to propose to Angela.

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8.  The Finale – Season 9, Episodes 24&25.  There have been some really bad finales for long-running shows, but the finale of the Office really was great.  Lots of story lines were addressed – closure for Jim and Pam, Dwight and Angela’s wedding, Erin meets her bio parents.  It was such a satisfying ending.  Just awesome.  I’ve watched it about 75 times.

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7.  Beach Games – Season 3, Episode 23.  Michael has applied for a job at corporate that he is convinced he is going to get, so he takes the office to the beach for a series of games to determine who would be the best replacement.  Again, a Jim and Pam episode – Pam finally admits to Jim that she called off her wedding to Roy because of Jim and they become friends again.  Overall just a funny episode.

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6.  Gay Witch Hunt – Season 3, Episode 1.  Jim has transferred to Stamford and Pam is missing him.  Michael accidentally outs Oscar and absolute hilarity ensues.  The last five minutes with make you laugh and cringe at the same time.

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5.  The Duel – Season 5, Episode 12.  Angela is engaged to Andy, but has been sleeping with Dwight – something the entire office knows – except Andy.  Once Andy finds out, he confronts Dwight, who challenges Andy to a duel.  Really funny yet sad episode.

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4.  Garage Sale – Season 7, Episode 19.  Michael finally lands the girl of his dreams, in one of the sweetest episodes of the Office ever.  At the end of the day, Michael just wanted love and in this episode, he finally got it.  Also, Jim plays on a great prank on Dwight in this episode.

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3.  Casino Night – Season 2, Episode 22.  The office hosts a casino night in the warehouse.  Jim finally tells Pam that he is in love with her, but she tells him she is still going to marry Roy.  You wanted Jim and Pam to happen so badly, and the hurt on Jim’s face was unbearable.  Can you tell I love Jim and Pam?

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2.  Niagra Part 2 – Season 6, Episode 5.  Jim and Pam’s wedding day!  If you didn’t love Jim before this episode, this would cement it for you.  He is the most awesome guy.  Their wedding was very Jim and Pam and really just perfect.1.

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1. Fun Run – Season 4, Episodes 1 and 2.  The episode begins with Michael hitting Meredith with his car.  He breaks her pelvis, but it comes to light that she has rabies, so Michael organizes a Fun Run for Rabies research (despite the fact that Rabies is curable).  We also discover that Pam and Jim are dating (yeah!!).  Very funny episode.

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What are your favorite shows/episodes?

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Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish Blog.

This week’s topic: Ten Reasons I Love X — could be a certain book, character, author, your indie bookstore, a fandom, a tv show, reading, a hobby, a genre. Honestly anything you want to gush about. 

My TTT is the Top 10 Reasons I love The Office (US).

The Office has been off the air for a few years now, but I still love it and watch it on Netflix often.  Here are the reasons I love it.

10.  Dwight Schrute Even though he is one of the most annoying TV characters in history, deep down, he is good guy and he is fiercely loyal to those he loves.office dwight

9.  They never seem to work at Dunder Mifflin.  I wish I worked at a company where I could sit in stupid meetings all day.  It seemed like the staff at DM did more screwing around than working on a daily basis (take Beach Day, S3 E20).

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8.  Office Romance.  I have worked in an office (much bigger than Dunder Mifflin) and office romance is a real thing that happens.  There were so many romances at DM – Jim and Pam, Dwight and Angela, Kelly and Ryan, Kelly and Daryl, Andy and Angela, Andy and Erin, Erin and Clarke.  Made the show more interesting.

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7.  Holiday Parties.  Dunder Mifflin had some epic holiday parties.  My favorite was the holiday party where Jim gave Pam the tea cup.  The holiday party were Holly came back was my second favorite.  Classy Christmas.

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6.  HR Nightmares.  In a real office place, Michael and Dwight would have been fired in season 1.  The stunts they pulled would never be tolerated in a real office, which is what makes it funny on the show.  The best example of this – Gay Witch Hunt, Season 3, Episode 1.

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5.  Family.  Despite their differences, the people at Dunder Mifflin are a family.  They look out for each other, and take care of each of other.  This is part of what makes the show very special.

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4.  Michael Scott.   Despite his flaws as a boss, Michael is just a very lonely guy looking  for acceptance.  Michael didn’t have a lot of friends, and looked at his employees as family.  He never wanted to fire anyone, and tried to make everyone happy all the time, which you can’t do if you’re a boss.  At the end of day, he just wanted to be loved.

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3.  Pranks.  Oh the pranks that Jim played on Dwight.  They were awesome!  From the classic stapler in the jello, to the more elaborate wrapping paper desk, Jim had the most amazing sense of humor.  Two of my favorites are the “Gaydar” and when Jim faxes Dwight notes from future Dwight.  Hilarious.

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2.  Jim Halpert.  Jim is my absolute favorite character on the show.  He is funny, loyal and incredibly smart.  You felt Jim’s feelings throughout the entire series – if you didn’t love Jim, you didn’t pay close enough attention.

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And No. 1.   Jim and Pam.  No couple in any show I’ve ever watched had the chemistry that Jim and Pam had.  From the beginning of the show, you could tell that these two were mean to be together, despite the fact that Pam was engaged to that idiot Roy.  I loved watching their relationship develop over the course of the nine year run, and their wedding episode is one of my favorites.

Happy Tuesday!

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