Friday, October 10, 2008

Season 5 - Episode 2 - "Business Ethics"

Oct 9th greeted us with an episode entitled "Business Ethics".

Original Air Date: Oct 9, 2008
Writer: Ryan Koh
Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Following Ryan's (B.J. Novak) recent scandal at corporate, Holly (guest star Amy Ryan) must hold a business ethics seminar. The meeting gets out of control when Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) lets everyone speak freely about their unethical behavior at work. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) makes Dwight (Rainn Wilson) comply with the company's "time theft" policy.

What did you think? Let's start up the conversation in the comments!

"Business Ethics" Stories:
Sneak Preview, Cooper's Restaurant, NBC's Episode Photo Gallery, Submit Questions to Writer Ryan Koh, Watch Online, Two-Minute Replay, TwoCents Review, SBO Conference Room, Ryan Koh's Writer Answers

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3

The 4 Families' Thoughts

Check back as more info on Business Ethics becomes available.

What did you think? Let's start up the conversation in the comments!

Business Ethics - Deleted Scene #2

Season 5 - Episode 3 - "Baby Shower"

Oct 9th, 2008 brings us the episode entitled "Baby Shower".

Writer: Aaron Shure
Director: Greg Daniels

Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) practices for the birth of Jan's (Melora Hardin) baby by having Dwight (Rainn Wilson) go over possible birthing scenarios. Meanwhile, Michael tells Holly (guest star Amy Ryan) that he will pretend to dislike her for Jan's benefit.

What did everyone think? Let's start up THE DISCUSSION.

"Baby Shower" News Items:
Sneak Peek, Watch Episode Online, Fan Site Conference Room, Office Baby Photos's Recap & Review

Scranton Business Park's Five Families' Thoughts on Baby Shower

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3

Check back as more info on Baby Shower becomes available.

The Office Conference Room - "Business Ethics"

Welcome back to The Office Conference Room! For those newbies among us, this is a forum for some of your favorite "Office" Fan Sites to submit their TwoCents in the days immediately following a new Office episode.

Plus, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a post about Business Ethics where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! This is also a weekly thing!

On to the Conference Room... the second episode of Season 5 deals with something not often seen at Dunder Mifflin: Business Ethics

[Updated: 10/11/08 at 6:41 PM] Rachel
Favorite Moment: The opener when Micheal tackles Jim upon hearing of the engagement.
Favorite Quote: "When I discovered YouTube, I didn't work for five days." -Michael Scott
Overall Episode Grade: B

Nette's Layouts: Nette

Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was seeing Holly and Michael dance in sweat bands, they're classic dorks and I loved it!
Favorite Quote: "It's a trick question. The bread is poisoned. Also, it's not your real family. You've been cuckolded by a stronger, smarter male." - Dwight Schrute
Overall Episode Grade: B-

Fancy New Beesly: Laura Ann

Favorite Moment: The look of gratitude Holly gives Michael in the end during the rest of the business ethics seminar.
Favorite Quote: "How do you tell a friend you deeply care about,'I told you so.'?"-Michael
Overall Episode Grade: A

TwoCents Office Review - Business Ethics

The Office
"Business Ethics"

Original Air Date: October 9, 2008

PG Ignacio - Sr. Staff Writer

The Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin is required to go through Business Ethics Training. Where better to hold this training then the most popular gathering place of the entire office – the conference room. Great things happen in the conference room – Diversity Day, choosing a health plan, Purses for Sale, a boring Christmas Party, getting to know Diwali, a co-worker’s forced coming-out session, holding a pizza delivery boy hostage, conflict resolution, exit interviews, and the ever popular brainstorming sessions.

But on Ethics Day, there is a new facilitator and her name is Holly Flax.

Continue reading...


Business Ethics - Deleted Scene #1

Business Ethics - Two-Minute Replay

Watch "Business Ethics" Online

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cooper's Restaurant - "Business Ethics"

So, if you're watching on East Coast time - you just saw Michael and Holly eat at Cooper's restaurant. Guess what? It's a real place! Here's a photo from my trip to Scranton last year for the Convention.

"Local Couple Engaged"

"Pamela Beesly and James Halpert of Scranton, Pa., are engaged to be married. The prospective groom surprised his bride-to-be with a wedding proposal during what was purported to be a quick lunch date at a roadside rest stop."

To continue reading the announcement (Courtesy of the Scranton Plain Dealer-Telegraph and Watch with Kristin on E!), click here...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jenna is taking your questions

Over on her MySpace page, Jenna Fischer has opened up the floor for questioning:

"If you have any questions about acting or making a TV show or other behind-the-scenes stuff I'm taking questions. It usually takes me a few weeks to go through everything and post a blog with answers."

To see her blog, ask your question, and view the almost 900 questions already entered, click here.

Who would YOU hire? has posted a new essay entitled "Three Tips on How to Find the Best Salesperson" using characters from The Office as examples. The best Dundee choice, according to Mary Ross, a corporate recruiter with, is... I'm not going to tell you, silly! Just go read the article! You can even vote for your favorite and view the results!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Office Gets Chimpmunked

SBO reader, Amy, sent this video over. I didn't think it would be funny, but holy freaking moly is it! I went on YouTube to find the rest that I could! Enjoy! Share what you think in the comments, I'm curious if I'm the only one who was DYING at this!

Pilot Pt2
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