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The Office Recap: Diwali

November 2, 2006 by  


I had so hoped to have a full episode recap live by now, but as luck would have it I’m crazy busy this morning. And until that lottery number comes up I’ve got to try to keep my real job.

The Office: Diwali (Scranton)

So in absence of a real recap, I thought we could chat about some of the best moments of last night. I’ll start – in no particular order…

  • Ryan having issues with Zach Braff
  • Union of the monkey
  • Drunk!Jim
  • Sweaty!Jim
  • ANDY…ANDY…ANDY – My love for Andy grows from week to week. I think Ed Helms fits it PERFECTLY with this show and I find myself wanting more and more of him.
  • The Office: The Musical (are we going to hear Jim & Andy sing every week? Me? I’m not a complainer)
  • The brilliance of Steve Carell and how he plays Michael’s antics to pure perfection. Even when he’s at this worst, you still want to hug Michael, and THAT is what makes him such a great character
  • Roy 2.0 because…damn
  • Fancy New Beesly – the best part of FNB is that I don’t think she truly realizes how much she is changing, and I love that
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kaling – I never would have known they weren’t legit actors. Kudos!
  • The blue busty gal
  • Ryan saving money for an Xbox
  • “I’m rejecting your kiss”
  • Oh Holy Mother of God” and “So good”
  • “These are not my shoes”
  • “Tuna!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” (best line of the night)
  • Text messaging!
The Office: Drunk Jim

Ok, I’m stopping now, because I could pretty much rattle off every moment of this episode. Ok…your turn – GO!!


29 Responses to “The Office Recap: Diwali”

  1. Denise (ddker) on November 2nd, 2006 9:34 pm

    It’s killing me now since I’m at work and the show started a minute ago and I can’t access the Buddy Chat from work! I miss all of you guys there but I WILL be there next week!!! Can’t wait till I get off of work so I can go home to see the episode. Too bad that’s 4.5 hours away…….

  2. John D'arc on November 2nd, 2006 10:07 pm



    Pretty boring episode. Nothing of substance happened. Jim and Karen didn’t get together. Neither did anyone else. There was no awkward Ryan/Kapoors moments. What was Pam trying to do with the text message?

  3. Mel aka foggy on November 3rd, 2006 12:41 am

    I thought it was a fantastic episode actually. It had me screaming at my tv more than once which is always a good thing lol. SPOILER ALERT……….. I so did not see that Michael/Pam thing coming. At all. And I’m so glad the episode ended the way it did. I was convinced it was going to be a morning after thing with Jim and Karen – and Jim reading the text message too late. Of course, who knows what really happened after they left… we might not be out of the woods yet.

    And like I said in the chat…. Sweaty Jim and Drunk Jim all in one episode! What could be better than that? Mr. Krasinski, you’ve outdone yourself yet again.

  4. Mel aka foggy on November 3rd, 2006 12:51 am

    Oh, and may I just say… Holy Mother of God! 😉

  5. GMMR on November 3rd, 2006 12:52 am
  6. Clare on November 3rd, 2006 8:55 am

    Holy Mother of God in deed!!!
    I thought it was great! I cannot say enough times this season how much I love fancy new Beesley. I’m glad Pam made a move with the text message, even though Jimbo was six sheets to the wind when she sent it, he should still get it later. That almost kiss with Michael was too funny. With all the speculation about the kiss before this aired I don’t recall anyone guessing that- waaaaay out there. Can’t be mad at him, Carol’s rejection was way harsh.
    Drunk sweaty Jim was a thing of beauty, and I love how the Jim Pam thing is playing out, very slowly, tentatively, maybe, but they don’t seem hell bent on torturing us which I REALLY appreciate!!! I could not agree more, Mel, about the ending, PHEEW! I don’t think anything happened after, I think they would have showed something happen outside if that’s where they wanted to go. Doesn’t mean nothing ever will of course, but I’m in the camp that feels (and by feels I mean desperately hopes) Karen as a “new girlfriend” is just a ruse. I think she may be a good friend to both Jim and Pam.
    And I just have to say, Roy…awwwwwwww, and he looked so hot too! I hope they write him somebody awesome!

  7. Jo on November 3rd, 2006 10:13 am

    i love how no matter what, something makes me yell at the TV while watching this show. this time it was Michael’s move on Pam, i definitely let out a horrified ‘NOO’. I didn’t even think about the fact that Jim will find that text later. awesome stuff.

  8. Seth on November 3rd, 2006 10:48 am

    Is it Monday Yet?

    dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn

    na naaaa naaaaaaa naaaaaaa

  9. Angelica on November 3rd, 2006 10:51 am

    I loved this episode. I laughed out loud many times. I am liking Season 3 as much as 1 and 2.

  10. Me again. on November 3rd, 2006 11:25 am

    Agree completely about Roy 2.0… Double daaayyyyyaaammm.

    Good episode- seems like this was a setup for many things that will be coming in the future. I wouldn’t say it was one of my favorites but still good stuff!

    “TUNA!!!!!!! Are you kidding me??!!!!” LOL

  11. Melody on November 3rd, 2006 11:32 am

    I am also loving Ed Helms like crazy. The way he said, “TUNA!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!” made me convulse in that screaming, shrieking, crazy uncontrolled laughter for a solid couple of minutes.

    Roy 2.0 also kind of made me yell. That yelling involved a lot of really, really happy disbelieving swear words, though.

    And I’ve always had a girlcrush on Jenna, but now I’m developing a girlcrush on Fancy New Beesly, too.

  12. Tricia on November 3rd, 2006 11:38 am

    I never noticed Jim is the Assistant Regional Manager. I had to rewind when I saw his name plaque. I thought he was a sales manager.

  13. amelia on November 3rd, 2006 11:49 am

    that was pretty much one of my favorite episodes
    that was one of my favorite quotes
    and of coures the
    i was laughing so hard
    one of my favorite episodes

  14. Whirl on November 3rd, 2006 11:54 am

    Roy 2.0 could come hang out with me anytime.

    I have this irrational fear that Jim broke his cell phone after falling off his bike, therefore he wont get the text message. EEP! But dammit I want to know what it says!

    Jim and Andy singing Indigo Girls made my night for sure.

  15. Jim Mosby on November 3rd, 2006 12:26 pm


    Best line of the night.

    Good times once again.

    And, keeping your real job. Overrated LOL.

  16. HealthcareHottie on November 3rd, 2006 1:02 pm

    I really liked this episode, great performances from everyone.

    I think some of the best lines of the night actually went to Angela:

    “I have to stay here and watch our shoes so nobody steals them.” and “I’ll just eat bread.” both had me rolling.

    I also found it interesting that she wanted to know who Pam was texting.

    I’m starting to like Karen more and more. The way she poured the drinks into the garbage behind Jim & Andy’s back and then pretended to make “after-shot” faces when Jim turned around was so funny.

    Roy 2.0 and sweaty, drunk Jim definitely. But was no one else checking out Josh in the spandex biking outfit? I think he ranks up there with the other hot men of The Office .

  17. bekah on November 3rd, 2006 1:32 pm

    Whirl I gotta agree about the Indigo Girls. I was dying.

  18. distracted on November 3rd, 2006 2:08 pm

    I loved this episode. The cultural meeting before the actual celebration was so funny too! And how about Angela? She just slays me.

    What’s the name of the indigo girls song?

  19. Melody on November 3rd, 2006 2:42 pm

    The Indigo Girls song they sing is “Closer to Fine.”

    I can’t get over the perfection of that song. Not only is it a ridiculous song for Andy and Jim to be singing, but it’s totally a song that gets done all the time by college a cappella groups. Hell, the reason I know all of the words to it is because a close friend of mine was in an a cappella group that did it!

  20. kari on November 3rd, 2006 2:49 pm

    We’re counting on your recap GMMR, now that James is on “hiatus”

  21. Sus on November 3rd, 2006 3:19 pm

    Jim totally stole my line! I’ve been saying “Holy Mother of God” for aaages now.

    Although…how COOL does it make me that Jim and I have a catchphrase together?!

    *struts about the room*

  22. Post-it Thief on November 3rd, 2006 4:04 pm

    So many good moments, but what was with chip dude and Karen? “I need your tiny little arms?” “Did you shake it?” haha.

  23. Jen on November 3rd, 2006 5:28 pm

    adored it….TUNA ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!? was totally my favorite line.

    I wanted Jim to wake up and look at the phone!!!! I love the fact that they are in contact..I don’t think she like randomly started texting then and there, since that wouldn’t have been the time to do it for the first time…

    anyways, now that i’m over my JAM analysis..

    And even though Roy was looking good, I wanted him to leave when I saw him almost go into the gym…

    2 weeks=merger time!

  24. Amanda on November 3rd, 2006 7:34 pm

    I totally have to agree with you about “Tuna! Are you kidding me?!?!?” being the best line of the night…it was so ridiculously funny after Andy and Jim’s Indigo Girls duet. The way Ed Helms delivered that line was hilarious, and I laughed SO hard. I’m with you…I’m loving Andy and I want to see more of him all the time.

  25. Bonnie on November 3rd, 2006 8:07 pm

    Michael’s “Mr. Adam Sandler” tribute was hilarious. And well done by Mr. Carrell.

  26. Mel aka foggy on November 3rd, 2006 8:22 pm

    I love that there are SO MANY moments to discuss about this episode – the ones that made us scream, the ones that made us laugh and the ones that we’ll be dissecting for weeks to come!

  27. Mehtoole on November 3rd, 2006 9:46 pm

    I wish they’d show more of the strict blond chick. She’s so frickin awesome. There’s a deleted scene on NBC’s website that shows her getting called “b**ch” by one of the hwarehouse guys. Totally rules. Even better is when she looks straight at the camera and asks “What’re you lookin’ at?” I love that chick. More please. (No this is not Dwight.)

  28. Jamie on November 3rd, 2006 10:26 pm

    “Fancy New Beesly – the best part of FNB is that I don’t think she truly realizes how much she is changing, and I love that”

    she has to change so that she will change to get the guts to get with Jim

  29. Beeble on November 4th, 2006 10:35 pm

    I thought that the episode was amazing. I loved the “costume party” and slutty cheerleader remark by Pam. I thought the whole Kelly and yelling at her parents was right on with the Indian culture. I have Indian friends whose parents are just like that with the marrying an Indian and prospects for marriage.

    I loved it when Jim fell off of his bike into the bush. I laughed so hard during that moment. It was a great episode. I can’t wait to see what happens next.