Friday, April 22, 2011

The Dundies Return on The Office

The Dundies returned on last night's episode of The Office, the final episode before Steve Carell's farewell next week. This episode was perfect from start to finish. It managed to blend tons of comedy with a funny, yet emotional ending. This may go down as the best episode of the season, and one of the greatest episodes of all time. It was that good! The episode was written and directed by Mindy Kaling, who plays Kelly Kapoor on the show for those who don't know. So props to her for a perfect episode!

The cold open was one of the best we've seen in a while. It had Michael Scott and Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell) going to people's houses early in the morning to tell them they've been nominated for Dundie Awards. First was Jim & Pam's house, then Stanley's. Stanley of course threatened to call the cops if they didn't leave. The best was Meredith's house, which Deangelo remarked that it "Reminds me of Katrina." It was complete with barbed wire and an open door, then with Meredith walking up the driveway looking like she just got back from a drunken night at the club. It concluded with Michael hilariously throwing eggs at Toby's house. The Dundies themselves were as funny as the first time, way back in 2005. Watch a bit of them here, and see Michael's impersonations of Angela, Jim and Phyllis:

The rest of the episode was just as funny, and by now you should be going to the NBC website to watch! It concluded with the entire Office singing a special version of the "Seasons of Love" song from Rent - 9 million 986 thousand minutes . You can watch the clip here, it's a must see:

This set up Michael's farewell very well. Next week is sure to be bittersweet, with the special 50 minute episode titled Goodbye, Michael. For more of The Office, visit Life In The Office and Office Tally.

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