5 Important Questions for fans of THE OFFICE

1. Has Jim Halpert ruined engagements for all of mankind? The smile, the emotion, the fact that his proposal promises to “Kick your ass, Beasley” [in a good way we imagine]. Seriously, how do women expect the average guy to compete with that?

2. Was Pam’s reaction to Jim’s fake proposal a bad sign? Like most guys, one of this TV Addict’s shall we say ‘weaknesses’ falls in the whole ‘emotions department’. Specifically when it comes to the female persuasion. So to all the Pam Beesley’s [aka. women] out there, I pose this question. Was Pam’s reaction one of those early warning signs Jim probably should have picked up on? Does a rocky road lie ahead for America’s sweethearts?

3. Did anyone else’s heart stop for a moment when Jim got down on one knee?

4. Did you prefer, like this TV Addict did, last night’s far more human, yet still awkwardly hilarious Michael Scott? Or would you rather have your Michael Scott shaken and stirred along the lines of last week’s dinner party from hell.

5. Thanks to Andy and Kevin’s Big Adventure, did we just get our first look at the potential OFFICE spin-off? Does anyone else want to see Andy and Kevin drive through Scranton solving crimes and fighting injustice? A real life equivalent to THE SIMPSONS’ Chief Wiggum and Lou! Or how about a Justice League Scranton, featuring the ‘Five Families of the Scranton Business Park.’ Odds are you don’t want to cross Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration!

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  • Dude

    Chief Wiggum

  • http://www.thetvaddict.com theTVaddict

    Thanks for the heads up ‘Dude’

  • Linda B.

    If a loud awwwww was heard when Jim told the camera he bought the ring a week after he and Pam started dating, that was me.

  • Common Sense

    Loved this episode. Loved the dinner party. This show can do no wrong in my book.

    Did Michael say “Oscar Meyer weiner lover?”

  • Jimmy

    Quotes of the night:


    Michael calls Oscar – “Oscar Mayer Wiener Lover”– asking if he has any girl friends who trust him (since he is their gay best friend).

    “Can an average sized rowboat could hold her” Michael to Phyllis about her friend.

    Kevin and Andy beg Michael to help with the parking situation, but he won’t help – should maybe, but “shorn’t.”

    “There is no one I hate enough to put their name on the card” –Stanley

    Michael calls a “hot juicy red head named Wendy”

    30 ROCK:
    “Food Network doesn’t have a news show.”
    Dennis interrupting his own press conference with Mayor Bloomberg to shout, “Stern rules! Baba Booey!”
    Jack explaining that Dennis’ To Catch a Predator thing “was one big misunderstanding — like the Giuliani campaign.”
    “We’re like Ross and Rachel, but just not gay.”
    “She told me her last boyfriend was Asian, and that crap doesn’t start until college .”
    Bucky being a big TV star in “the ’40s, ’50s and the fall of 1972.”
    Kenneth’s voting strategy: “Choosing is a sin so I just write in the Lord’s name” — and Jack then saying, “That’s Republican. We count those.”
    Bucky’s first “wrong turn,” detailing the “inside monogrammed pocket for your opium pipe and switchblade.”
    “Me and it, we’re teaming up to fight illiteracy!”
    Dot Com expounding upon how “today’s Republican party would be unrecognizable to Lincoln.”
    “We used to call this the Jew room.”
    Bucky on the giant lesbian he met in the halls of NBC: “Who is Conan O’Brien and why is she so sad?”
    “I can’t help McCain. He’s a Navy man, and I almost joined the Marines once.”
    “My cologne is distilled from the bilge water of Rupert Murdoch’s yacht.”
    Jenna explaining that “Love is hiding who you are at all times” by “going downstairs to the Burger King to poop… and hiding alcohol in perfume bottles.”
    Dennis boasting, “A stripper offered to give me a squeezer last night. A white stripper.”
    “Winston dialed 911 and said ‘fire,’ but only because he didn’t know word for rape.”
    Dennis claiming that the firefighter exam is “totally biased against the Irish.”

  • Ally

    Last weeks Michael was the most normal Michael has ever been because the radiation off of Crazy must have slowed down his own crazy.

    Also, I think you’re reading Pam’s reaction wrong. She’s the one who brought up engagement. Her reaction to the kneeling looked like shock.

  • Stef

    This was classic Office. I love it way more when they are back in the actual office, doing the normal stuff. It just felt right.

    And I went awwww for like a full minute when I saw the ring!

  • Mel

    I think Pam’s reaction was more one of shock, like, “Wait, he’s SERIOUS?” Not dismay, just not expecting Jim to be ready to commit quite so fast.

    @Linda B. – I joined you in that “AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!”

  • cam3150

    Yes, you are correct in your comment that Jim has runined proposals for every guy from here on out. That was the sweetest moment, ever, on this show. The ” I bought it a week after we started dating”. I don’t even remember the next scene because I was too busy wiping the tears from my eyes.

    And, yes, my heart stopped beating for a moment when he kneeled down on the sidewalk. I thought, “Wow, he’s going to do it now.” The fake-out was great.

    I agree, I think it was obvious from his and Pam’s conversation that she really ddin’t believe him when he was telling her that was going to propose. So when he knelt down, I think the look on her face was one of pure shock, not anything else. It was more of a, “He’s really serious” thing. Her quick recovery, I think, proves that she’s not that freaked out by the idea.

    She broke up with Roy 2 years ago. She spent 1 year single and, really, getting herself ready to date Jim. Now she’s been dating Jim for 1 year. If anything, she might just be gun-shy about being engaged for a long time again. But, I think she’s ready to be engaged to Jim. She is the one who brought it up, after all.

    Ten bucks that the season ends with him asking and the a fade to black without the audience hearing her answer.

  • http://tvonthebrain.wordpress.com jo

    I agree Pam was just in shock. She was in a ten year lousy relationship with Roy, so she’s just not used to being treated like a princess. I think those sweet moments take her by such surprise, she has to process them before accepting them. Like in Casino Night, he said, “I’m in love with you” and she spit out “What?” but then a few minutes later was on the phone analyzing with her mom. If anything, Jim could be brilliant by warming her up to the idea before springing it on her. That and he just likes to joke around.

  • Elizabeth

    I agree with some of the other responses: Pam was in complete shock, not dismay, when Jim knelt down. As an average girl like Pam, I have to say that we tend to shy away from actually talking about the future unless we have a pretty good indication that the guy feels the same way. When it comes to words like “marriage” or “engaged”, we don’t mention them lightly. When Jim was all serious about asking her to move in with him, she could have continued their flirty banter and said something witty as to why she can’t move in with him. But instead she said that she would only do it if she were engaged. She’s serious about moving forward with Jim–if she were scared of the future, I don’t see how she could have answered that way.

    That’s just the way I see it. Where things stand right now, I think their future is bright. But for some reason I have this nagging feeling that their relationship is going to be sabotaged in some way…

  • http://www.thereeladdict.com theREELaddict

    The moment I was actually wondering about was Pam’s reaction after their initial conversation in the office about engagement, and he promises that it’s coming. It looked to me like as soon as he had turned his back to her, the smile kind turned into a concerned frown at the last second.

    This episode proved to me how involved I’ve become with this show. When Jim revealed the ring, I was “Awwwww”ing loud enough to interrupt my roommate’s hockey playoff viewing. And when he dropped to his knee at the end, I actually covered my mouth in utter shock and delight and speachlesness. Stupid Jim. Toying with my heart that way.

  • http://drchurch.blogspot.com Dr. Church

    I was jumping up and down like crazy when this all happened. Very happy. My full reaction is at the end of this post…

    I will say this (with some confidence)…Jim has not ruined engagements for all normal guys. Just ask my fiance ;-)