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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Office 6x16, 6x17 - "The Delivery, Parts 1 and 2"

Wow. The birth of Jim and Pam's baby and aftermath went beyond "comedy of errors". It was kind of like a disaster movie. Jim and Pam completely fell apart, took turns acting insane, and concurrently acted insane.

Pam's refusal to go to the hospital until midnight was genuinely frightening. Obviously, they're not going to kill Pam but it was uncomfortable to watch her be so obstinate about her and her baby's health, even if their HMO is terrible. (Is this the same health plan Michael set up in season one? Sabre doesn't have a better one?)

There were moments when it seemed like their daughter might not live though the night from their combined incompetence - luckily, she was sleeping soundly and it was the roommate's baby Pam was nursing. (Salma Hayek might not see what was so alarming about it.)

I thought the nurse's reactions to Jim and Pam were some of the funniest moments in the episode. "Oh good. You know everything."

Nice guest spots from Pam's mom and Isabelle. Wouldn't mind seeing more of Isabelle. I'm Dwight and Angela-ed out, and I think Dwight also feels the same.

I liked Michael playing matchmaker. "I am going to fill the empty voids in your life with love. I am going to fill that empty hole in your body with another person!"

Poor Kevin. He couldn't get Holly, he couldn't get Erin. What happened to the woman he met last year that he was making out with in "Cafe Disco"?

The throwaway sound gags of the cop pulling Dwight over for impersonating a police officer and addressing him by name over the bullhorn was great.

Dwight finding mold in the Halpert's kitchen: "So I did what anyone would do: I read a book, had a bath, had a good night's sleep, and made plans to eradicate it. I also made plans to ask Jim where he bought his marvelous sheets."

Meredith might have had the line of the episode about never getting married: "Like Clooney!"

Erin and Andy is on! Only good things will happen.