So this week's episode of The Office is called "Women's Appreciation" and promises to be an elbow nugder (Monty Python, anyone?). This is another episode of whom's script I happened upon finding a month ago (well, a large chunk of it). From what I read, it sounds hilarious (and has a few subtle jabs from a couple of characters that shall remain nameless). For all you Meredith fans out there, I know she's finally got a small scene in this one, as well. So it should be a very interesting episode indeed.
Here's the premise released by NBC:
"Outrage breaks out in the office after Phyllis gets an unexpected eyeful from a flasher. Michael makes some important personal decisions when he takes the women on a special outing. Meanwhile, Dwight and Andy work on catching the predator."
So this "special outing" Michael takes the ladies on is to Scranton's Steamtown Mall. The highlight? Victoria's Secret. You got it, folks.
I have been waiting for this episode for months. I first heard about it from the ladies at theofficechat.com who got to visit the set this past February. Bobby Ray Shafer (Bob Vance; Vance refrigeration) acted as their tour guide and drove them to the studeo in his gold '69 Cadillac where they got to run free on the set (see this link for the story and pictures http://www.theofficechat.com/?page=Set%20Tour). He later drove them to the mall where they saw the ladies of "The Office" wrapping up a scene from this week's episode! How awesome is that?! (Why can't I be that lucky)?
So anyhow, it looks like it should be a great show.
Last week's "Product Recall" was, perhaps, one of the best shows of the season. I laughed all the way through it. The show opened with Jim entering the office dressed head-to-toe in Dwight attire. He sat in front of Dwight and did a spot on Dwight impersonation, which was a brilliant scene. They managed to top that, however, when (at the very end of the episode) Dwight turns the tables on Jim ! I admit I was thrown for a loop when Dwight walked into the office dressed in a savvy suite. At first I was thinking, "Oh wow. Dwight looks really nice. No glasses. Wait...Why is Dwight dressed so nice? What's going on?!" Then it dawned on me, "HE'S JIM!" Oh man...that was probably one of Rainn Wilson's finest moments. When Dwight tries to make the "Jim" face and ends up looking like he's got a bad case of diarrhea instead? I LOST IT! I literally laughed for about a half hour after the show. It was great to see the show back in full swing after a less-than-wonderful episode from the previous week. Good times. (Oh, and here's the watermark, in case you missed it:)
So, Dunderheads, look out for this week's SUPERSIZED episode at a different time; Thursday from 7:36-8:19pm, central standard time. I'm so stoked!
Let's do this!
PS) Be sure to write down the phone number on the wanted poster from this episode and CALL IT! You won't be disappointed.
PSS) Oh! I almost forgot that Mindy Kaling (Kelly) mentioned filming this episode briefly in this blog titled, "Forever 21" http://mindyephron.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html (scroll all the way to the bottom of the page).