An hour episode of NBC’s The Office follows the Super Bowl Sunday night — a prime audience-building slot — and it is the most hilarious episode of the five-year-old sitcom I’ve seen yet. I’m a regular Office viewer but I rarely laugh out loud like I did at this episode, which begins with a loud and crazy big bang involving all the Office dwellers and includes a story within the story featuring Jack Black, Jessica Alba and Cloris Leachman. If I try to explain further, I’ll ruin it so I won’t, but be sure to check out the preview below.
From its wild beginning to its quieter sweet moments between office lovers Jim and Pam (John Krasinski and Jenna Fisher), the episode is smartly written and played to quickly grab the attention of those game viewers who might be drifting away from the plasma. The focus is on office stress relief — something to which we all can relate, right? It includes a roast of always-awkward boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell) and gives almost every Office character a moment of his or her own. So linger over the nachos and give yourself a super post-bowl treat, whether you usually watch The Office or not.
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