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2013-05-07 01:10:21 AM
His Career isn't going as well as he thought it would be...so time to generate some buzz for his name again. Way to steal the thunder of those who stayed with that show till the bitter end...
 
2013-05-07 01:16:04 AM
I think he's pretty good in just about everything he's in. Although his range seems pretty limited, he never phones it in.

Yeah, he'll always be the somewhat dorky guy with a good heart, but so what? Joe Pesci plays scumbags and he's great at that too. Hell, Michael Keaton only had one character that he played over and over.

Carell is the unsung comedic hero of our time. History will bear this out.
 
2013-05-07 01:43:17 AM
Who cares... what about Rob Riggle?
 
2013-05-07 02:10:02 AM
Has Carrell done anything decent since leaving The Office? I can't think of anything.
 
2013-05-07 02:12:25 AM
Scene in: Michael and Holly walk into the office, with Michael carrying his beautiful twins, a baby boy & girl. He proudly shows them off to his former co-workers and dotes on them lovingly.

He's oblivious to the fact both children are black.

Meanwhile, the camera pans back to Holly, who uncomfortably scans the office. The camera then pans around the office to show an uncomfortable Stanley, Darryl, and Hank the security guard. It then pans to a confused Kevin, a visibly annoyed Oscar and Creed, who also looks nervous and makes a gesture as though he pretends to wipe sweat off of his brow.

"How has it been going?" Pam asks politely. "How are the nights with them sleeping"?

"Oh, they've been long and hard!" he exclaims.

"That's what she said" Stanley, Darryl, Hank and Creed all mutter under their breath.

Scene out.

Da da da da da da da!
 
2013-05-07 02:19:15 AM

marcre3363: Scene in: Michael and Holly walk into the office, with Michael carrying his beautiful twins, a baby boy & girl. He proudly shows them off to his former co-workers and dotes on them lovingly.

He's oblivious to the fact both children are black.

Meanwhile, the camera pans back to Holly, who uncomfortably scans the office. The camera then pans around the office to show an uncomfortable Stanley, Darryl, and Hank the security guard. It then pans to a confused Kevin, a visibly annoyed Oscar and Creed, who also looks nervous and makes a gesture as though he pretends to wipe sweat off of his brow.

"How has it been going?" Pam asks politely. "How are the nights with them sleeping"?

"Oh, they've been long and hard!" he exclaims.

"That's what she said" Stanley, Darryl, Hank and Creed all mutter under their breath.

Scene out.

Da da da da da da da!


That is literally funnier than any episode of the current season of the show.

Seriously, how many sharks can they jump?
 
2013-05-07 02:51:41 AM
That show's not dead yet?  I thought it was done years ago.
 
2013-05-07 02:54:33 AM

HotWingAgenda: That show's not dead yet?  I thought it was done years ago.


You're thinking of Amy Winehouse
 
2013-05-07 03:07:16 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Has Carrell done anything decent  since leaving The Office? I can't think of anything.

 
2013-05-07 03:12:32 AM
I always like to imagine the show ended when Pam and Jim had the baby. Micheal should have kept dating Pam's mom and eloped with her in that episode. They show up at the hospital just when Jim and Pam are leaving to announce they're married.

The final shot, Pam and her mom are loading the baby into the car. Cut to the hospital lawn where Micheal is throwing a ball back and forth with a reluctant Jim who's staring longingly over at his wife.

That should have been the final episode.
 
2013-05-07 03:15:07 AM
I think Steve will "appear" in the finale when they show parts of the documentary they've been shooting.
 
2013-05-07 03:20:24 AM

Cheater71: I always like to imagine the show ended when Pam and Jim had the baby. Micheal should have kept dating Pam's mom and eloped with her in that episode. They show up at the hospital just when Jim and Pam are leaving to announce they're married.

The final shot, Pam and her mom are loading the baby into the car. Cut to the hospital lawn where Micheal is throwing a ball back and forth with a reluctant Jim who's staring longingly over at his wife.

That should have been the final episode.


But then we wouldn't have gotten to experience the comedic brilliance of Meredith shaving her head, or Dwight using a blowgun to tranq dart Stanley, or The Senator cheating on Angela with Oscar, or a bunch of people in bad fake beards from Dwight's farm showing up at the office, or Kevin becoming a drooling retard.
 
2013-05-07 05:09:56 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: But then we wouldn't have gotten to experience the comedic brilliance of Meredith shaving her head, or Dwight using a blowgun to tranq dart Stanley, or The Senator cheating on Angela with Oscar, or a bunch of people in bad fake beards from Dwight's farm showing up at the office, or Kevin becoming a drooling retard


And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
When Michael Scott left, the show got to play around with the other characters quite a bit more, often to good effect.
 
2013-05-07 07:13:53 AM
Jim and Pam are insufferable at this point. They have been since the wedding, really. But I do think the side characters have stepped it up quite a bit - Angela and Oscar especially, and even the "new" kids - and they still make the show enjoyable in my opinion.
 
2013-05-07 07:19:11 AM

Wolf892: His Career isn't going as well as he thought it would be...so time to generate some buzz for his name again. Way to steal the thunder of those who stayed with that show till the bitter end...


Um, money-wise his films did fine. Two with solid profits, two with minor losses. His four released films since he left The Office had a combined production budget of $120 mil. The four films have grossed $177.5 mil. So yeah, not a perfect record, but it doesn't seem like he's trying to take away from anybody else's accomplishments.
 
2013-05-07 07:25:25 AM
Is that show still on?

/it sucks
 
2013-05-07 09:12:44 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Has Carrell done anything decent since leaving The Office? I can't think of anything.


"Crazy, Stupid Love" was quite good and I'm fairly certain it came out after he left The Office.
 
2013-05-07 09:15:42 AM

wholedamnshow: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Has Carrell done anything decent since leaving The Office? I can't think of anything.

"Crazy, Stupid Love" was quite good and I'm fairly certain it came out after he left The Office.


I also enjoyed "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".
 
2013-05-07 09:20:30 AM

wholedamnshow: wholedamnshow: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Has Carrell done anything decent since leaving The Office? I can't think of anything.

"Crazy, Stupid Love" was quite good and I'm fairly certain it came out after he left The Office.

I also enjoyed "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".


Correct, and Correct again.

also in the works: Despicable Me 2 and Anchorman 2. I will most likely pay to see both of those in the theater.
 
2013-05-07 09:26:48 AM

Andric: Who cares... what about Rob Riggle?


Rob Riggle is awesome.
 Here have a Gil Pickle
 
2013-05-07 09:31:36 AM

AlanSmithee: When Michael Scott left, the show got to play around with the other characters quite a bit more, often to good effect.


When Ed Helms took several weeks off the show it was funnier than it has been in several seasons.

He manages to suck the life out of every single scene he's in.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:54 AM

Guelph35: AlanSmithee: When Michael Scott left, the show got to play around with the other characters quite a bit more, often to good effect.

When Ed Helms took several weeks off the show it was funnier than it has been in several seasons.

He manages to suck the life out of every single scene he's in.


Agreed. For some reason it felt like they took his character in a totally different direction than when they first made him manager. He drove me nuts and I was happier with the episodes when he was gone.
 
2013-05-07 10:25:59 AM

Guelph35: AlanSmithee: When Michael Scott left, the show got to play around with the other characters quite a bit more, often to good effect.

When Ed Helms took several weeks off the show it was funnier than it has been in several seasons.

He manages to suck the life out of every single scene he's in.


Agreed.
 
2013-05-07 10:46:59 AM
I say go for the downer ending.

Documentary off the air after only two episodes.
Jim and Pam - divorce.
Angela - homeless
Daryl - bankrupts the sports company
Andy - porn
Creed - arrested
Kevin - institutionalized
Toby - suicide
Pete and Erin - traffic accident
Dwight - Crushed by forklift after firing everyone and trying to run Scranton branch by himself.
 
2013-05-07 11:10:29 AM
Wow, that's some mighty fine conclusion jumping.

"He didn't want to overshadow the ending" omg! He'll definitely be back for a cameo!
 
2013-05-07 11:36:43 AM
I really wish they weren't ending it...I have a great 2-season outline that would REALLY end the show on a great note - also on top,
 
2013-05-07 11:38:27 AM
My wife have stuck it out with The Office. This season has been better, but that's not saying much. We're happy they're finally wrapping things up. We started re-watching from the beginning on DVD. The first couple of seasons were amazing compared to the crap their putting out now.

Agree with the Ed Helms comments. He was much better as a minor character.
 
2013-05-07 11:54:39 AM
"Andy" sucked every since they made him go to Anger Management.  He was much better when he would slip into violent rage at the drop of a hat.

I did find last week's episode funny, when everyone kept making comments about how stiff, boring and uncharasmatic Andy is.  Ditto for Ed.
 
2013-05-07 12:53:56 PM
Even though they announced he 'probably' would not appear, all I have to say about this news is, "Duh".
 
2013-05-07 01:17:42 PM

Decillion: I say go for the downer ending.

Documentary off the air after only two episodes.
Jim and Pam - divorce.
Angela - homeless
Daryl - bankrupts the sports company
Andy - porn
Creed - arrested
Kevin - institutionalized
Toby - suicide
Pete and Erin - traffic accident
Dwight - Crushed by forklift after firing everyone and trying to run Scranton branch by himself.


I can agree to this.  Go dark.  UK version dark.

The show should have ended at 5 seasons with Pam and Jim, ala The Graduate, instantly regretting the decision to marry, since being spouses AND coworkers means they are around each other 24 hours a day like a prison sentence.  Meanwhile, Michael never leaves; he stays right where he is, the middle manager of a failing company, no past, no future, in perpetuity.

/Andy sucks
 
2013-05-07 04:25:35 PM

elvindeath: "Andy" sucked every since they made him go to Anger Management.  He was much better when he would slip into violent rage at the drop of a hat.

I did find last week's episode funny, when everyone kept making comments about how stiff, boring and uncharasmatic Andy is.  Ditto for Ed.


The real problem is that the writers never could make up their minds what they were going to do with Andy. His character seems like it's entirely based on whatever seems to work with test audiences or whatever happens to fit in with the story arc they're doing at the moment. First they did the anger issues, then abruptly sent him off to anger management and dropped it, then later it seemed like the writers were going to make him turn out to be gay, but then that story arc got dropped and never spoken of again. There are other examples but I'm drawing a blank right now because for as long as he's been on the show, he's always felt less like a character than a plot device.
 
2013-05-07 04:30:24 PM

The Banana Thug: Guelph35: AlanSmithee: When Michael Scott left, the show got to play around with the other characters quite a bit more, often to good effect.

When Ed Helms took several weeks off the show it was funnier than it has been in several seasons.

He manages to suck the life out of every single scene he's in.

Agreed.


I was relieved that it looked like he was gone for good after last week's episode but, lo and behold, he's showing up in the previews for this week.
 
2013-05-07 07:29:13 PM
I really hope we can all stop saying we'd rather ed helms left the show, because ed helms is not the problem. The problem is the poor writing for his character.
 
2013-05-07 09:37:25 PM

gsiofa: Um, money-wise his films did fine. Two with solid profits, two with minor losses. His four released films since he left The Office had a combined production budget of $120 mil. The four films have grossed $177.5 mil. So yeah, not a perfect record, but it doesn't seem like he's trying to take away from anybody else's accomplishments.


Crazy Stupid Love
Budget 50 Gross 84

Seeking a Friend
Budget 10 Gross 7

Hope Springs
Budget 30 Gross 64

Magic Movie with Jim Carrey
Budget 30  Gross 23

Everyone of those, with the possible exception of Hope Springs (in which he was a supporting character) lost money, and most likely that one did too.  You have to (at least) double the budget to break even.  In the long run (foreign markets, DVD, HBO) they'll end up in the black (not in Hollywood books, but still), but are all pretty unsuccessful.  Comparing them to expectations they are flops.
 
2013-05-07 09:42:21 PM

Cheater71: I really hope we can all stop saying we'd rather ed helms left the show, because ed helms is not the problem. The problem is the poor writing for his character.


The problem is Jim and Pam.
 
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