the office recapping: work bus

This episode was a refreshing burst of comedy. Highlights included famous comedic actor Bryan Cranston directing, and great moments from Jim/Pam and Jim/Dwight.

One of the best things about The Office is that their minor characters often carry large roles. Creed and Kevin were definitely the comedic highlights of the  night.

There is no reason to point out all the inconsistencies or lack of coherent plot. Instead, I’m just going to enjoy this last season for what it is — the smooth(ish) ending of a wonderful show.

The Plot

Jim pranks Dwight into believing their building has electrical problems. Instead of giving workers the day off, Dwight forces them into a bus to continue working. Wanting to get the best pie from LaVerne’s Pie Stand (where you can also get your tires fixed) — and wanting Pam’s forgiveness — Jim tries to convince Dwight to drive the bus there.

Dwight gets frustrated because he is not Angela’s child’s father, and climbs upon the bus’s roof. Jim crawls up on the roof to comfort him, telling him that the entire office is kind of his child, which appeases Dwight into crazily driving to the pie stand.

There’s also a Andy/Nelly/Erin storyline. Nelly wants to adopt a child and seeks the help of Erin. Andy is mean to Nelly about the adoption until he sees Erin crying.

Favorite moments/Quotes: 

  • Creed playing hooky from work and hitchhiking onto a bus, and then realizing that his coworkers were all on the bus
  • Kevin wanting Oscar to shove pie into his face

Jim: What do we want?

All: Pies!

Jim: When do we want it?

All: Pies!

Director Bryan Cranston hanging out with Rainn Wilson!

Emily enjoys lots of things: laughing and watching television being the top two. She loves smart comedies involving witty repartee, loud actions and gestures, over-the-top theatrics, and a solid plot. 

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