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Old 05-07-2011, 11:12 PM   #51
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Literaly JUST saw the commercial.

Dwight is the new Boss!

YES!!!
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:47 PM   #52
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Literaly JUST saw the commercial.

Dwight is the new Boss!

YES!!!

I was about to dock you for not noting spoilers...but I see now that he's just acting new boss.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:26 AM   #53
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I was about to dock you for not noting spoilers...but I see now that he's just acting new boss.
1 episode, but I know I'll be there to see it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:42 AM   #54
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1 episode, but I know I'll be there to see it.

Care to start a betting pool on who the real new boss is going to be?

The safe money is on Will Arnett. Or possibly Daryl as a longer shot, and the most likely of the "promoted from within" options. (Andy? Nah.)
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #55
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Care to start a betting pool on who the real new boss is going to be?

The safe money is on Will Arnett. Or possibly Daryl as a longer shot, and the most likely of the "promoted from within" options. (Andy? Nah.)
I don't think it will be anyone that we've already heard about, but I'd definatley watch if Jim Carrey took the reigns.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:24 AM   #56
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Carrey's cool. I hope he gets it. It's been a while since he's had a role to truly go wild with.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:51 AM   #57
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There's probably a reason for placing Ed Helms in the promotional material since season 5. It would seem an obvious choice in retrospect. But it might not be for long, and some others are mulling departures too.

I wonder what they've planned for a cliffhanger. It's rather Dickensian and doesn't involve the principals but they set up the possibility Phyllis could be Erin's mother.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #58
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There's probably a reason for placing Ed Helms in the promotional material since season 5. It would seem an obvious choice in retrospect. But it might not be for long, and some others are mulling departures too.

The reason I figure it's not Andy, even though that seems like the most likely option, is because I'm not sure the stories they'd be able to tell with him as boss would be that different from Michael as boss stories. I'd be willing to be proven wrong, though: he is the biggest star on the show.

As for Jim Carrey: no. The energy would be all wrong. The converse problem of Ray Romano. (Of course, Ray has his own show that's going strong, so he's definitely not a possibility.)
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #59
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The energy would be all wrong.
Care to explain? I know Jim can be crazy (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar), but he can also balance his comedy (Bruce Almighty, Yes Man)

I think he'd almost be perfect as boss.
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Care to explain? I know Jim can be crazy (Ace Ventura, Liar Liar), but he can also balance his comedy (Bruce Almighty, Yes Man)

I think he'd almost be perfect as boss.

Yeah, I meant more or less what you guessed. I know he's done some pretty good stuff, and isn't just a comedian, but he's still, almost always, tightly wound to some degree (in my experience). Part of the reason Helms would work is that his comedy comes primarily from a place of empathy, as Carell's does. That was the biggest difference between Carell's boss and Gervais's - but then that was partly the fact that a long-form American sitcom has different needs than a British series. Carrey can clearly play sympathetic - I think he's quite good in The Truman Show, but I also sort of feel that he's too intellectualized a presence. You can see the wires, you know? There's that level of thought that you can't quite get through, to get to a level of feeling. I'm not sure he's right for a comic center, at least on a sitcom.

And if the show does only last one more season, as many suspect, they do have a bit more freedom to go experimental with the boss, as Carrey would be, or as Craig Robinson's Daryl would be, for that matter: Daryl as boss would lead to a boss who is much more straightforwardly competent, and would be the "one sane man" form of comedic lead. And Arnett: well, he'd be off-putting too, in some of the same ways Carrey might be expected to be, and he is, from what i hear, Gervais's favorite, so: anything's possible.

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Old 05-11-2011, 09:28 AM   #61
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Now that I think about it, James Woods would totally kick ass. I will always remember him as Hades from Disney's Hercules.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:51 PM   #62
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Haven't seen any of The Office S7 yet (waiting for the DVD set later this year), but I've been reading the episode synopses online and it's a shame that Michael Scott finally left the show (though we knew this was going to happen long ago).

Re: who should replace him as office manager, that's a hard call. IMHO, Part of what made Carrell such a success on the show was the fact that he was a relative unknown, and therefore didn't bring any preconceived ideas of how he should act and/or baggage to the show.

So, here's my take on the various rumored 'contendors' for office manager in S8 (I may have missed some):

- Ricky Gervais: Too distracting, since he was the office manager on the original classic BBC show. Don't get me wrong, he would undoubtedly be funny, but we've already seen him as the manager on the previous show and I want to see something different.

- Jim Carrey: Way too big of an actor to be on a show like this, and would also be distracting as a result. Also, though he can be very funny (Liar Liar, Dumb and Dumber, etc.), I'm not sure if his brand of somewhat slap-stick humor is what the show calls for.

- Dwight Schrute (R. Wilson) - Perfect choice. He's already established on the show and has been bucking to be a manager since day 1 (i.e., the running jokes when he makes a big deal of being "assistant regional manager" when he's actually "assistant to the regional manager"). And, like Scott, he thinks he is/can be a great manager when the exact opposite is true

- Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) - A good choice, but he probably wouldn't be quite as funny as Dwight in the position.

In any case, I hope the show doesn't last much longer after S8 (unless S8 is much better than I think it will be). With Scott gone, it just won't be the same.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #63
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not too long until Dwight gets a shot at being the boss...
... he'll take the draconian approach.
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:53 PM   #64
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Oh man last nights episode Dwight accidentally fired off a gun in the office and made the nard dog deaf in one ear.
Laughed pretty decently just from that deafening BANG.

next week is the hour long season ender... can't wait... who's gonna be the boss??
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:12 PM   #65
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Oh man last nights episode Dwight accidentally fired off a gun in the office and made the nard dog deaf in one ear.
Laughed pretty decently just from that deafening BANG.

He's never been as Barney Fifey as he was in that scene.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:54 AM   #66
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Spoiler Alert

Haha... I knew Creed would end up being tapped.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:33 PM   #67
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Haha... I knew Creed would end up being tapped.

I don't think it counts as a spoiler once it's aired...but yes. Fantastic idea.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:58 AM   #68
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Haha... I knew Creed would end up being tapped.
Creed is seriously my favorite character. he's usually a one liner guy who doesn't show up as often but man, when he does!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:06 AM   #69
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What did Erin mean by "Porky's baby"? Can someone help me out here?
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What did Erin mean by "Porky's baby"? Can someone help me out here?

The idea is that Porky's, one of the 80s teen sex romp films, led to teen sex romp conceptions.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #71
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Totally called that subplot 3 weeks ago.
Going 2 for 2 with Ed Helms. See you in September!

Also: Pam manages by proxy all summer.
Meanwhile, Jordan makes her move...

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Old 05-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #72
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Totally called that subplot 3 weeks ago.

Yeah, but they stopped short of it. Not sure what to think of that call.

As for Ed Helms...after the extent to which they lampshaded how he's the safe, bland choice, would they really go with him? I'm an Andy Bernard fan, but he'd just be Michael Scott 2.0.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:05 PM   #73
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Andy front, Dwight center.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #74
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I have no idea what the writers have planned for next season... but I will say this: I don't believe that the shows balance would be the same if Dwight became the boss (again) so I don't think it's him.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:43 AM   #75
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Hilarious picture, and I agree it seems to imply that Andy will be office manager in S8 - however, we'll have to wait and see.

It's hard to believe this show has lasted 7 seasons. It's a great show, but back when it first debuted in 2005 I just saw it as a wannabe re-make of the very well-done BBC show. Howver, IMHO it didn't take long to eclipse the BBC show in terms of quality/humor.
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