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Writers: 'The Office' Fans Much?

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Celebrations to toast to:

Diwali (an office episode)
Bring Your Daughter to Work Day (another episode)

Punishment

100 Demerits (a threat Dwight uses on Jim)


any I'm missing?

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  • @Pale Man said: Anything British > Anything US > Either version of The Office

    Not necessarily, there was a British version of Married With Children that somehow was worse than the original, though this was an anomaly and the exception to the rule and we don't speak of it round these parts

  • Oh by the way.
    DIWALI is pronounced DIVALI.
    That got to me a bit. Dunno why though ¬_¬

  • I personally like both versions of the Office...

  • Uh. Bring Your Daughter To Work Day has been around much longer than The Office or Portal.

  • @Jade Zealot said: Uh. Bring Your Daughter To Work Day has been around much longer than The Office or Portal.

    That doesn't mean it isn't allowed to be a reference to either.

  • @SurplusGamer said: That doesn't mean it isn't allowed to be a reference to either.


    But that's kind of like saying a character on The Office making an ugly face and saying "ARRRR!" is a reference to Monkey Island because they do it in that game. :S

  • I don't think any one of those things on its own would have been seen as an Office reference, but when there are three or more separate jokes reminiscent of Office episodes, it makes sense that the OP would start thinking in that direction.

  • I just thought that you put Diwali in there because it happens this month! I thought that was the beauty of episodic releases... you can put current events in there.

  • @Jade Zealot said: But that's kind of like saying a character on The Office making an ugly face and saying "ARRRR!" is a reference to Monkey Island because they do it in that game. :S

    Not quite. People are speculating that something might be a reference. In the same way, your hypothetical example of a character in The Office 'The Office making an ugly face and saying "ARRRR!"' indeed -might- be a Monkey Island reference. Then again, it might not. But just because pulling a face and going ARRRR! was invented long before Monkey Island, that doesn't mean that whoever wrote it in wasn't making a reference.

    For example, if I put the words 'bring your daughter to work day' into a thing I made... say, a song or something, I'd definitely be doing it as a Portal reference because I associate that phrase with Portal more than anything else. Maybe the person who put it into MI did it as a Portal reference. Maybe they did it as an Office reference. Maybe they did it as neither. We don't know, but it's fun to speculate.

  • @ToddD said: Celebrations to toast to:

    Diwali (an office episode)
    Bring Your Daughter to Work Day (another episode)

    Punishment

    100 Demerits (a threat Dwight uses on Jim)


    any I'm missing?

    Hahaha! I just realized that!

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