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Oh, Thursdays. How I love you.

The Office

Holy crap, so many funny lines. Angela's despair over Dwight not being there. I love that she's nice when he's not there. Now that Dwight's back, I bet she goes back to her old ways with Oscar & co.

"Congratulations, Universe. You win."
"He's up in my bidness. Which is ebonics for in my space and annoying the bejeezus out of me."
"I can't understand how someone can have so little self-awareness."
"He's a strong personality, and I'm a strong personality. When two people like that get together, it can be explosive." Ahahaha, oh, Phyllis.
"Wanna play a prank on Andy?" "Not right now, ask me in 10 years ago." "I liked it when you were a temp." "Me, too."
"I will literally be standing here if you need anything." AHAHAHA. I have WORKED with that guy. Still creepy.
"Your gayness is not what defines you. Your Mexican-ness is what defines you to me." Heeeee! The lack of PC dialogue is what makes this show SO GREAT.

Michael realizing how important Dwight actually was, his burgeoning hatred of Andy (and seriously, I'm ready for that character to go. It's gone far enough, imo. OR HAS IT? Yeah... I think it has.) I'm not even going to touch on the Jim/Pam/Karen issues, because I'd rather that take a LOT longer to play out. Or not happen at all and the ache stay. Because that's good storytelling. :)



Scrubs!

Are you KIDDING me?? With the gay musical? I'd seen two of the songs on YouTube prior to the airing, but it worked. Dr. Cox's song for why he hates JD was a thing of beauty. And I'll be singing "Guy Love" all day today, which is a good thing. I'm going to miss this show when it goes off the air...

"We're closer together than man and wife"
"That's why our matching bracelets say Turk and JD!"




And this interview with the creator of Scrubs is AMAZING. I love this guy. Smart, smart, smart. <-- ganked from sdwolfpup's LJ post today.


30 Rock

"This television stuff is just one predictable ass ache."
"Your appetizers tonight are boxes of pure oxygen infused with saffron and white truffle oil." [Tall blonde model type: "Oooh!"]

If you are not watching this show, I'm just disappointed. I'm not angry, just.... disappointed. :D But Stoney, you might say, I don't like most sit-coms. Me neither! But Stoney, again with the speaking to me, I don't like laughing because I make jagged cuts on my arms when I laugh instead of clean down the street and up the highway. You should wipe off that goth makeup, put away your Anne Rice books and AFI albums (seriously?) and LAUGH. It's good medicine.

So clever and witty, and there's no winking or mincing for the cameras, no laugh tracks, no pandering to the audience. It's just FUNNY. And random. Remember a little show called Arrested Development? Okay, 30 Rock isn't as deeply layered as that show, but it's as close as you're going to get on TV today. I re-watched the scene with Kenneth (still my favorite character) cleaning Brian William's office before Brian got back from the liquor store and laughed at all the in-jokes going on in the background. And that's what makes this show so clever: all the crazy stuff goes on in the background. Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) is a FANTASTIC Everyman. But for smart women. I love her.

Last week's "skit" with Paris Hilton doing a bear, and Liz's line, "the bear has to look like he wants to bone her." Ahaha.

And the guy that played The Hair? Yowza. Who was THAT? because seriously, tall sassy guys with dark hair and shoulders that don't quit are my thing. The show has such a classic "New York" feel to it. It has an old time pacing - like the Dick Van Dyke show, but the frenetic stuff in the background makes the pace seem faster. I LOVE THIS SHOW!!

In non-tv related news, today is the day we re-start Emily's vaccinations (Anne? After months of searching, it's official. The old office LOST her entire medical history. BAFFLING.) so I've promised her ice cream after the appointment, as she's terrified on needles. :( The kids have a sleep over tonight and I'm ECSTATIC to have a night to myself. There may be movies and dinner involved. Yes, for one, but what can you do? Mr. S better bring me a NICE WATCH back from Geneva. And a riiiiiiicola horn. Haha. I would truly sit on my front porch and blow that thing. No I wouldn't. Yes I would.

I'm also amazed at how the time of the day in which I post to my lj affects interaction. I'm just being a nerd with my spreadsheet, is all. *pushes glasses up nose* And though some of you mocked my color-coded chart for tracking health/fitness, I've dropped three pounds this week, woot!

Have a WONDERFUL Friday and weekend!!

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marenfic
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Last night was chock full of good t.v. I start with Ugly Betty myself, then watch The Office without commercials.

You picked all of my favorite lines! Especially Ryan and Jim. Especially Phyllis. Oh Phyllis!

I'm with you on the Jim/Karen/Pam stuff. I mean, I like Karen a lot so I don't want her character to be completely screwed over by Jim-- I respect that he was honest with her. But I really did like that I have developed a love for Jim/Pam and Jim/Karen and Pam/Roy and Pam/Karen with equal measure :) Plus, I hate that this means we're going to lose Karen but there really is no place for her character if she isn't the romantic foil.

GUY LOVE! In a totally manly way.
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, how he made his voice all deep and rough for "In a totally manly way!" made me laugh.

I love the Karen character. She's a great actress, the character is interesting and funny in her own way, so I'm with you - I don't want her to get screwed over. But you know, the writers are so clever... I bet they could find a way to keep her on, even if she's not serving as a romantic foil.

And who knows: Pam might start dating Toby, Angela will invite Michael over for a wholesome threesome, and Kelly and Ryan will get married. Kevin will play the music at the reception, of course.
marenfic
Jan. 19th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
The deep voice was like a beer commercial. Faison is awesome.

Maybe Kelly will let Angela and the Party Planning Committee plan her reception. They will hire Kevin's band but only allow them to play Christian Contemporary music. And there will be balloon decorations and pigs-in-a-blanket hor'dourves.
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha! As long as there isn't a rice krispy wedding cake...

:o
marenfic
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
Heeeeee! Are those fisher price little people on top? The only thing more perfect would be if they were bobble heads.

Mmmmm. Rice Krispy treats.
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Ha, or Precious Moments children married! (Which totally skeevs me out, because children shouldn't be married. They're too young to fuck.)

Hahaha. I could TOTALLY go for some rice krispy treats. Mmmmmm.
southernbangel
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
The Hair was Peter Hermann, who is married to Mariska Hargitay from L&O: SVU. My brain is full of useless trivia like this.

I nearly peed myself when they showed Kenneth (his reaction shot to Jack's "I'll be your bottom. . . ride me as hard as you can" was PRICLESS) scrubbing the "KAT COU SU" graffiti off the wall. Hahahahah! And Les Moonvest of CBS? OH DEAR LORD.

I am so ready for Andy to go. At first I enjoyed his character because of the competition between Dwight and Andy but last night he annoyed the crap out of me. Which is what he was supposed to do, I get that, but I think they're edging on going too far with his character. You know that uncomfortable feeling you get sometimes watching Michael? With Andy, it's all the time--and there's no humor there to pull the viewer back into laughing.

Kevin's joke about Oscar's gay-cation and coming up with it "like, two seconds after you left." You know he did and has just been counting down the days until Oscar came back. I love Kevin, he's so creepy and hilarious and odd. He has some of the best reaction shots of anyone on that show.
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
That's Mariska's husband? RAWR. Too much pretty in that relationship, whew!

30 Rock is SO GREAT. Every single face shot of Alec Baldwin is a thing of beauty. Ditto with Kenneth. "Swan boat - is that a sexual euphamism?"

Andy is wearing me down, just like he said he would. I think they've pushed it as far as they can, now it's time for the Dwight/Andy smack down. They should bring Mose back for that ep. *g* What you've said about Andy vs. Michael - yeah. Exactly. He's just all-cringe, all the time.

What was great about Kevin saying that line was that Oscar was totally not offended. He was laughing at the absurdity of hs job and co-workers, and the knuckle "dabs" thing (that Toby tried, hahaha!) was awesome.

I LOVE THURSDAY.
entrenous88
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm behind on watching *everything*.

**fails at TV**

Oh, soooo nice to have a night all to yourself! You should do something fun and girly, like a pedicure or a face masque too!
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
*holds hand up to cover spoilers*

Ha, I took a soak in the tub yesterday with some yummy bath products, then lounged in my jammies and robe to watch TV. How sad is it that I felt chic? Heee!

I think there's going to be Thai in my night - I'm craving some spicy sweet. The rest is up in the air!! *feels free!!*
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stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
re: time of posting, yes. If I post in the morning, all of my friends come out to play. :D If it's later in the day, like the past few posts have been, it's pretty quiet. Which tells me that people are most likely at work and being productive members of society. :D

Anne, I am SICK about having to put Em through this. Today was 6 SHOTS!! Poor little legs. She cried so hard, and the nurse was SO FAST and gentle, but still! EVERYONE in our new office came to commiserate with her, giving her stickers and lollipops and treats and hugs. We go back in a month for three more, then we don't have to do any more for six more months. Poor little legs...

I'm very much looking forward to a night of relaxing. I may take up Jess' idea and give myself a pedicure and a facial... Or you know... eat some brownies or something decadent. MAYBE DO BOTH. :)

Oh, beadtific sent me a gift of Lush bath products, and one bath "melt" is called "Something Wicked" (they all have cute names like that) and I soaked last night with that - I didn't need lotion! So rich and yummy. My skin STILL smells good today! I'm filling up the tub for Em to have a soak and it's making it smell good all over again. You might like their stuff! All natural. The kids' soap "Honey I Washed The Kids" is my favorite. It's WONDERFUL.
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julia_here
Jan. 19th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
OUCH for shots, and more rejoicing for my giant communist HMO (no, really, founded in 1950 or so by socialists as a consumer cooperative) and their files management system of doom. The paperwork for EVERY office visit from the time I was first a young state worker is still in my file, as are all my kids' medical records starting when I was barely pregnant with them.

Am I a bad person for finding Andy's cell phone torment an inspiration for later possibleelectronic revenge on people who bug me?

Julia, sick, sick son, and missing husband

stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Ugh - still sick? Poor kid. And I'm with you on the missing of the husband... He'll be back next Friday, late. *clings*

This old doctor we had was NOTORIOUS for screwing things up in the back end, but the doctor herself was absolutely wonderful. She never kept us waiting more than 5 minutes, she hugged my kids and talked to them about their lives, THEN did the checkup. She really cared about us and was so soothing and calm. (SHe was the SPITTING IMAGE of Marcia Gay Harding, too.) Her demeanor was worth the hassle. OR SO I THOUGHT. 6 shots today, and 3 more in a month. Poor little limbs...

The cell phone gag was terrific. I love that the noise was tolerable when it was driving the OWNER of the phone crazy. Hahaha.
_divya_
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much for the Scrubs interview link! That was a fun read, and MAN that guy is candid!

I love this part: So that's why, even though you and I don't register it, whether Zach is in a Speedo, or Rob Maschio (Todd) is in a thing, or Donald Faison is naked with a rubber guy in front of his junk, there's just as much male nudity as female nudity.

::heartheart::

::sings Guy Love::
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
That seriously was a great interview, right? I love how relaxed he is - it was really refreshing to hear someone talk about how metworks don't know jack when it comes to creativity or good TV.

"You're the only man who's been inside of me..."
elucidate_this
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
oh man, 30 rock last night may have been my favorite ever. "i'm not a lap sitter, never have been" and great aunt lottie! and kenneth! my love for him is pure.

i also loved the office, though, like you i think they are blowing their wad too soon on the karen thing. i like her so much! and frankly, except for the moment when jim and pam were wearing hats and smiling at each other last night, i mostly don't even really ship them that hard this season. i like jim/karen quite a lot. and i want pam to date toby. maybe they could have a four-gy sometime though. or pam could just date karen and jim could get with toby. yis. that works too.

re: andy, up until last night i was such an andy fan, but i think they are taking him way over the top. he works best in small doses of wtf and frankly things now are way too andy-tastic.

re: scrubs - nbc online has betrayed me and they aren't showing the full episode. *cries* i really wanted to see the musical but last night i was at a kickass lecture (Dr. Joy Leary, see her if you ever have the opportunity, she is hilarious and brilliant) and i was totally counting on nbc online.
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Reading other blogs, I think we're all over the Jim/Pam ship, honestly. Like... I want them together, but I don't care if they get together. It's fun watching them interact with other people. I would LOVE for Pam to date Toby! And when it doesn't pan out, Toby can be MORE wounded and lethargic than he is, hahahahaha.

It's still not up? I wouldn't be surprised if scrubs wasn't up at YouTube. Parts of the musical have been there for weeks.

30 ROCK!! I mean, seriously. How great is that show? My favorite line remains: "We'll either be working for him in ten years, or dead by his hand." Hahahaha, Alec Baldwin is GENIUS.
semby
Jan. 19th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
I loved The Office and Scrubs SO HARD last night. Except that I had to tape Scrubs and my tape CUT OFF THE END. I am devastated. I need to find a download. Did the girl get to plan for tomorrow because she was okay??
stoney321
Jan. 19th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
I LOVED them!! And oh noes!! (Mininova has a torrent file up - it'll dl in like, MINUTES.) Do you still want me to tell you the ending? Don't scroll down, if not!









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