Comedy Recaps: The Office, 30 Rock

By Mike

May 2, 2008 Television No comments

I have to think that with me always putting Scrubs off to watch on Friday nights, that it must be losing something. Usually we start watching Smallville a little after 7, then The Office comes on, and once that happens, it’s 30 Rock and then Lost, and somehow Scrubs gets bumped.

It just happens. I can’t deny it.

Regardless, The Office and 30 Rock were plenty of comedy for me last night. The cold opening this week on The Office was one of their best ever. You have pretty much everything involved in it:

  • Michael Scott with a horrible idea
  • Jim making fun of him
  • Kelly talking about entertainment
  • Pam interpreting
  • Kevin and Dwight running outside after Michael like two kids
  • A Michael talking head with cement in his hair. Classic.

The clip is below, you can watch it over again if you want. I’ve done it three times and it never gets less funny.

I love the Angela ad-libs…TOO FRAKKING funny…all plain words…tall, nice, Mr. Smith, good, cat food. Are you kidding me?

Okay, and Pam forgetting contact solution and having to wear glasses was hoot. Michael took no prisoners.

My God Pam, those make you look so ugly. Pam, in order to get hotter, you take the glasses off, you’re moving in the wrong direction.

I can’t even hear you, it’s just noise coming out of an ugly scientist.

But the big event of the episode was Stanley going off on Michael. Michael keeps bugging him about an urban rap outgoing message, and finally he loses it and yells “DID I STUTTER?

Hence the name of the episode.

We’ve never seen Stanley like this before. He and Michael talk later, and Stanley makes it openly known that he has no respect for him.

And that’s where Michael…actually displays some respectable actions. He tells Stanley that he can’t do anything about that fact, but he can’t disrespect him in front of his employees.

Fair enough.

I think that was actually something Stanley will respect him for.

So much other stuff happened. The Organization Chart, Dwight flipping Andy’s car and of course, Daryl’s telling Michael about being in gangs and tickling enemies.

30 Rock was just as funny as ever. It was sandwich day, which resulted in a great cameo by Brian Dennehy.

Liz Lemon’s ex-boyfriend, Floyd, was back and this resulted in one of my favorite clips from the episode below. Lemon tries to look like she’s got it all together, but needs a few props to do it:

You’ll have to be more specific.” – Stop it Liz Lemon, you’re killing me here.

And then Jack Donaghy…trying to get his old job back from a comatose man. I absolutely died laughing when he walks out onto his new location in the building – Floor 12. It was like a cemetery down there.

At the end of the episode, Jack has suddenly been named by President Bush as the new Homeland Security Director for Crisis and Weather Management.

The plot thickens!

There are too many good lines in 30 Rock every week to mention them all. The whole “fear of Liz Lemon and getting between her and her food” was awesome.

“I’ll move to Cleveland when they get that Ikea. NEVER!”

What were your favorite moments from last night? Quotes?