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Friday, July 9, 2010

Dunder Mifflin

Let me just start this post by saying that I used to be a huge fan of The Office. I thought it was the funniest show ever. Never missed it, laughed my head off, talked about it the next day at work, etc, etc... But the last couple seasons really haven't been doing anything for me. The story lines feel recycled, Pam and Jim are happy (oh yeah, spoiler alert), Michael's an idiot and so is Dwight, I get it. It's so played out.

I heard recently that Steve Carell is leaving the Office after next season and I thought, "good, they should end the show." But turns out, they're not going to end the show - they're going to milk it for all it's worth. And not only that, but they want to make Dwight the boss. Come on! We get it, Dwight's going to be an awful boss. It's so incredibly predictable.

If they must keep the show going, I think they should get some fresh blood - hire a new manager outside Dunder Mifflin. The one person I can think of who would make the show funny again is this guy:


Yeah, that's right. John C. Reilly. Just look at that guy. He would be hilarious, don't you think? His imdb profile describes him as having "a homely mug, lumbering gait, and unruly mop of curly hair." I can't believe he let them keep that up there, but I guess it hasn't hurt his career any. But anyway, if you don't like John C. Reilly for The Office, here are some other picks:

Michael Cera - He'd be funny for about one episode. It would get old after that, but one episode with him would be hilarious.

James Franco - I'd watch the show no matter how unfunny it got if James Franco was on it.

Brett Michaels - Just kidding.

The Rock - Ok, now I'm just looking for a way to get my celebrity crushes on The Office (well, him and James Franco - I do not have a crush on either Brett Michaels or Michael Cera, for the record.)

So, Office fans, what do you think? John C. Reilly? Dwight? Who should be the new Office boss, or should they just cancel it? And by the way, no one from NBC will ever see this blog post so don't get your hopes up when you cast your vote. Sorry to disappoint you.

12 comments:

Sara said...

Should have ended with Jim and Pam getting married. I haven't watched it in a long while. When I did, I was going through a bad period at work and watching the show just made it worse. Not funny anymore. Cancel it!

The Boob Nazi said...

ooooo James Franco. I would watch it too.

Katherine said...

I say cancel, too, and I agree that Jim & Pam getting married would've been a good ending to the show. With Michael Scott gone, it's not the same show, so just cancel it and do a different show! Maybe have a spin-off show with a few key characters or something? I used to love it so much! Sigh. I WOULD tune in if the Rock or James Franco were on, though!

Katherine said...

I say cancel, too, and I agree that Jim & Pam getting married would've been a good ending to the show. With Michael Scott gone, it's not the same show, so just cancel it and do a different show! Maybe have a spin-off show with a few key characters or something? I used to love it so much! Sigh. I WOULD tune in if the Rock or James Franco were on, though!

Kathy said...

I love the idea of replacing Michael with John C. Reilly! The Office does still makes me laugh here and there. But unfortunately, it's run it's course. Sad. I would also put in a high vote for Will Arnett.

Linda said...

They should just cancel it. They haven't been using the other office characters enough. When is the last time they had episodes centered on Angela, Meredith, or anyone else? It wouldn't be good without Steve Carell. However, if they could get Ricky Gervais...

Haupi said...

Nope, I think it's over. It was all so interesting, truthful and fresh back in the day - but I agree with you because here lately it's all "been there and done that" with the story lines. Guess we have to look to England to copy something else.

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elliespen said...

It needs to be cancelled, and should end with Michael and Holly getting together (because I think the show jumped the shark when Holly left). But if they insist on keeping it around, I vote for John C. Reilly. Or Steve Buscemi, just for kicks.

Justin said...

The show went downhill for me after the wedding. I think John C. Reilly would be a great boss. Or maybe Betty White :P

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Liz said...

Ya, the show has really gotten less funny over the years. They do need to cancel it.
What! You don't have a crush on Brett Michaels? Why the heck not? Haven't you seen the reality show The Rock of Love on VH1 and really just wanted to be one of those girls fighting for Brett's love.