Review: The Office - The Banker
by Joel Keller, posted Jan 22nd 2010 12:02AM
(S06E14) A clip show? Really?
After being gone for six weeks, and teased by the no good louts at the NBC publicity department that we were getting a "new Office," we get handed a clip show. Not cool.
And... and... when was the last time you saw a sitcom do a clip show, anyway? Friends, maybe? I thought in this new era of "creativity" in the sitcom world clip shows were more mocked than embraced.
Ok, ok. Enough bitching on my part. I guess this will be the shortest Office review ever, because there wasn't all that much new material to talk about.
In the grand scheme of things, is this episode really going to matter in the storyline of Dunder-Mifflin getting sold? I certainly hope so, because otherwise this will feel like even more of a throwaway than it did upon first viewing.
Here's what I liked:
- Pam scared that because all of D-M's management has cleared out, Michael is the senior-most employee at the company.
- Also liked Pam's simultaneous outrage and understanding behind the use of Substitute Stanley.
- Dwight as Computron, getting facts completely wrong, like when the NFL celebrated its 50th anniversary.
- Three montages: The "that's what she said" montage, the Creed montage, and the Pam/Jim montage.
Ok, that's about it. Wonder where John Krasinski was in this whole mess. Maybe he needed the week off to promote It's Complicated.
No more new episodes for at least two weeks. Thanks a bunch, NBC. First Conan, now this.