I had high hopes for last night’s episode of THE OFFICE considering it started with one of the funniest cold opens ever. That said, much like Michael Scott’s common sense, funny was in short supply.
Sure there were cute moments between Jim and Pam, their prank on Dwight was classic and the growing love triangle between Angela, Dwight and Andy is somewhat fascinating. But Michael Scott taking a Pizza Boy hostage? To steal line from SNL’s Seth and Amy — REALLY?!?
One can’t deny the fact that these hour long episodes have seriously taken their toll on the THE OFFICE writers. Would a kidnapping plot really have entered into the equation if the writer’s had not been forced to fill an additional twenty minutes of story? This TV Addict is at a loss for words and is now officially starting the countdown to October 25. The commencement of SCRUBS’ final season [again!] and the return of 30 minute OFFICE episodes.