The Office – My apartment is flooding

Last night marked the return of The Office.

Honestly, I’ve got to hand it to the writers of the show. This was one of the funniest episodes yet. I particularly like the dynamic with Jim and Pam. As we all know, two main characters hooking up often kills the show. The sexual tension drains out and takes most of the comedy with it. Not so with The Office. I think Jim and Pam are funnier and better as a couple than they were individually.

The best scene in last night’s show was when Jim tried to fake a call from his landlord, ditch Michael’s dinner party and ultimately ditch Pam:

Jim Halpert: You’ll never guess. I just got a message from my landlord. Apparently my apartment flooded. Something with the sprinklers.

Jan: Oh no!

Jim Halpert: Pam we should probably get going to see the damage.

Michael Scott: Well you don’t need two of you to do that.

Jim Halpert: [pause] That’s… true, um. [pause] Dinner sounded delicious. Pam, see you at home? Thank you so much.

Pam Beesly: Oh Jim I don’t think you’re going to abandon this party here all by itself.

Jim Halpert: No, ’cause everything I own is there.

Pam Beesly: You can buy new stuff but you can’t buy a new party!

Michael Scott: That’s true! That is a great point. Come on down here. Sit down, on the couch. We’re your friends and we’re not going to let you think about all your stuff being destroyed alright?

Wish I could find a youtube clip of that scene, it was classic. The look on Jim’s (John Krasinski) face when he decided to bail on Pam (Jenna Fischer) was classic. Her comeback was even better. “You can buy new stuff, but you can’t buy a new party!” is going to be a catch phrase for a long time.

If you want to read more quotes from last night shows, is a site dedicated to just that.