Friday, January 27, 2006

Good Medicine

I needed a good laugh last night and found it in an episode of The Office. Someone left a "nasty surprise" on the carpet of Michael's office. The carpet had to be pulled up and replaced- it was that bad. My favorite part of the episode went something like this:

Michael Scott (the boss) says: "I am the victim of a hate crime. Stanley knows what I am talking about."

Stanley (the only black man in the office) says, "No, you weren't."

Michael responds, "I was! I HATED it!"

Is it just me or do you also think that new show, Four Kings, is uber-lame, un-funny drivel? The media keeps reminding us that the writers of Will & Grace are responsible for this stupidity. I don't think they should be taking that as a compliment. Mikey and I suffer through it as they have cleverly sandwiched it between two good shows. Occasionally, we get to give the other a sidelong glance of disdain when one of us accidentally laughs. My favorite part of those 30 minutes is when Mikey catches himself laughing and says, "Dear God. I just laughed at this stupid show." Priceless.

I hope your weekend brings you lots of laughter. It's good medicine.

16 comments:

ocg said...

Ummm…. Sizz?

I feel as though I must admit something to you….

… something that can be horribly awkward…

I am the biggest laugh-track whore there is. The laugh track comes on and like some Pavlovian reflex, I begin to laugh…

It’s embarrassing, but I too, have thought to myself on many occasions, “Dear God. I just laughed at this stupid show.”

Whew… I feel so much better now that is off my chest…

Mrs. Ca said...

I missed the Office last night, while I was watching CSI. I trade off weeks watching those shows because I love all three (the third is My Name is Earl).

I'm ashamed to admit that I think the stuff between the dumb guy and the guy who works out all the time on 4 Kings is funny. The other two I could do without.

gronce said...

All of the bad buzz has kept me away from Four Kings. However, I did laugh my ass off at the scene from The Office that you mentioned.

Bob Merrick said...

My Hollywood crush right now is on John Krasinski. I need to meet him. I need him to kiss me.

And I love that show. My friend is on it and it used to just sit on my Tivo. Then I ran into her at a Christmas party and she made me promise to watch her in the Christmas episode and I have been hooked ever since. I even download them and put them in my ipod. Last week on the way to Sundance, I had the worst church giggles on the plane when they had a party without inviting Steve Carrell.

I love it.

Hold your head high for your guilty pleasure.

gorillabuns said...

office space makes me laugh so hard and there really isn't a lot of tv out there that will do that to me.

Rabbit said...

You're making me wish I actually watch TV!

Gary said...

I have always liked Will and Grace, but I happen to think the writing is the weakest part of the program. To me, some of the jokes are lame.

Nihilistic said...

I have never watched Four Kings or The office. DAMN - Now I have nothing witty and insightful that I can insert here to show just how profound I am! DAMN DAMN DAMN!

jeopardygirl said...

I love The Office. I really liked the BBC series a lot, but Steve Carrell is really cool.

D'Andre said...

Sizzle, haven't been by for a while, but I am back... Laugh, laugh, laugh, it is healing to the soul....

AJ Gentile said...

Nothing feels better than getting a laugh when you REALLLLLLLLLY need it.

Glad to see that no matter how bad things seem, you can still smile.

Moonchild said...

I LOVED the episode of the hate crime victim on the Office. ha ha ha. A huge stress reliever. In fact I have it taped!! I watched five minutes of the FOUR KINGS a few weeks back. Um no. Dr. Evil's son is not a good actor and should not be in comedy other than another Austin Powers movie. There are a very few new shows that have grabbed my attention other than THE OFFICE, GREY'S ANATOMY and well, that's it really. Hope you are feeling okay. I've been thinking of you as of late and hoping you are well. Peace and friendship always. inky

Brookelina said...

I could use a good laugh. For some reason all my must-see tv shows are dramas. Except for Scrubs, which puts me on the floor every time I watch it.

I'm rambling. Must. Have. Coffee.

Danielle said...

Recently started watching the Office, and am loving it! Hil.a.rious.

Ms Smack said...

I love it too :)

My friend Melissa recommended your blog as being brilliant.. she was right !

Kevin said...

Found it and, yes, you are right... Four Kings is crap. We stopped watching it after the second show. But, as to whether or not it's sandwiched between two good shows, that's assuming Will & Grace is good as that's the lead-in, isn't it? I don't pay much attention anymore as it's all set on the TiVo box. Translation = I can be lazy and forget about it.