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MICHAEL: Someone is returning! He started his own company and now he's back, who could it be?

RYAN: (stage whisper) Who is it?

PAM: (stage whisper) Who is it?

MICHAEL: (stage whisper) It's Michael Scott!





My favorite part of this scene is how Pam and Ryan glance at each other a few times. The first two caps, the reaction shot of Ryan is too short and blurry to cap, but you can tell he was looking at her when Michael said her name. Pam and Ryan look at each other a lot in this episode, actually.

...NOT THAT I WAS KEEPING TRACK OR ANYTHING.

MICHAEL: Frankly, you have a job because Ryan and Pam are starting with us as salespeople.

If you have a problem with that, you can talk to our complaint department. It's a trashcan!





Ryan approves.




MEREDITH: Don't fall in love with me, kid.

RYAN: ...


Haha. Poor Ryan. But at least Michael bought him a pop? Is that orange soda or something? I can't tell.




DWIGHT: Frankly, I'm not convinced Michael and Pam didn't have a thing going while they were gone.

JIM: Can I address that?

DWIGHT: No, you're too close.


Come on, Dwight. It was clearly Pam and Ryan having the fling. CLEARLY.





PAM: (laughing) That one's great!

MICHAEL: I know.

PAM: (pointing to another picture) Why are you so mad?

RYAN: (looking at picture of Michael with a bowl on his head) You look so classy!

MICHAEL: I do! ...Where is that bowl?


Oh my god, there are no words to describe how much joy fills my heart knowing that Michael made a POSTERBOARD memorializing the Michael Scott Paper Company! And that they took a bunch of crazy pictures! THEY ARE TOO ADORABLE TO LIVE.

I also love when Ryan smiles. HE HARDLY EVER DOES, it's like seeing an eclipse or something.




JIM: You have a second?

MICHAEL: Michael Scott Paper Company only.

JIM: Yeah, I think you're gonna wanna cool it with that, 'cause it's starting to upset the other salesmen.

MICHAEL: Okay--

RYAN: Tough.


You know how last week I said Pam + Ryan bickering was my favorite? My new favorite is the obvious enjoyment Ryan gets in annoying Jim at any given opportunity. I think Pam agrees, because when he says "Tough," she totally is trying not to laugh.






MICHAEL: You two were the only ones with the stones to follow!

PAM: Mmhmm.

MICHAEL: (gesturing to the posterboard) That was us, right there.

PAM: We were something else.


You really were, kids. You really were. (As an aside: I want to know wtf is going on in that picture where Michael and Ryan have their heads on the table. It is hilarious.)

RYAN: What you gotta do is you gotta go down to that warehouse, and you gotta crack some skulls. Chiklis-style.

MICHAEL: Yeah, The Commish.

RYAN: Yes, but... Chiklis Shield-style.


One thing I noticed too is that Ryan more than anyone else lately (okay, not that I pay as much attention to anyone else) looks at the camera more often. I love that.





Really this whole section is about how Ryan likes to lean. On things. Doors. Counters. Refrigerators. Any available solid surface, it seems.





RYAN: Stop flustering me, everybody!

UGH DWIGHT. MY HATRED FOR YOU RISES TO NEW LEVELS. (Don't get me started on Phyllis, Jesus.)

PAM: (to Dwight) You made him lose the account by screaming at him the entire time! It's okay, Ryan!

RYAN: (mouthing) Thanks, Pam.


THE MOUTHING IS EASY TO MISS. I may have rewound the scene five times to make sure I saw it correctly. You can't hear him but I'm almost positive that is what he's mouthing to her!

No I have not lost my mind! Stop looking at me like that! HERE IS A GIF TO PROVE IT TO YOU.



JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.




Once again... ugh, Dwight. SO GROSS. I do love how Ryan mans up for the handshake though!




RYAN: Michael gave all of our clients to their old salespeople. So now there's not enough for both me and Pam to stay on.

PAM: He can only keep one of us as a saleperson now. He'll make his decision by the end of the day.


YOU GUYS, BEST REVEAL TO TWO-PERSON TALKING HEAD EVER, Y/Y.

When I heard Pam's voice and realized that's what it was, I may have overreacted a little. I'm not gonna lie.




RYAN: I think you should get it. You really grew into it.

PAM: Oh. I think you should get it. You've changed a lot, and you'd be good at it.

RYAN: (pause) If you really think that, will you tell that to Michael? That would go a long way coming from you.

PAM: ...Yeah.

RYAN: Thanks.





JIM: Cons for Ryan. He defrauded the company; he has never made a sale; he definitely stole my iPod.

MICHAEL: That sounds pretty biased.


HAHAHA RYAN STOLE JIM'S iPOD. I wonder what was on it! Probably, like, Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend, with something really shameful hidden in there, like Nickelback or James Blunt.



PAM: What about Ryan?

MICHAEL: I don't know. I offered him his temp job back. We'll see. He was not happy at all when I offered him this job and then I told him that he didn't get the job.

PAM: Yeah... maybe you shouldn't fake fire people anymore.


I loved this moment for Pam. YAY PAM. I love when good things happen for her.

Also I like that she was wondering/worrying about Ryan at the end. I thought for sure Erin/Kelly would be fired and Ryan would end up at reception again, but I guess not!





I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT WEEK'S EPISODE OF THE RYAN HOWARD SHOW TO SEE HOW THIS SAGA UNFOLDS.

Date: 2009-05-02 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lloydsgurl.livejournal.com
hmm, I actually think he's saying "that's right" (his mouth doesn't look to be forming the letters necessary for the word 'pam' -- yeah studying mouth placement is a lot of what I do), but to help your little 'shipper heart out, answer me this:



WHOSE HAND IS THAT ON PAM'S LEG?

no really, I want to know.

Date: 2009-05-02 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cashewdani.livejournal.com
OMG WHOSE HAND IS THAT ON PAM'S LEG?!!?!?

Date: 2009-05-02 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annie-oakley.livejournal.com
Both of Pam's hands are accounted for, one of Michael's is accounted for, and unless he has a three foot long forearm, it's RYAN'S! Which would also explain that "hee hee NAUGHTY!" look he's got going there.

Date: 2009-05-02 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moireach.livejournal.com
It's Ryan's, you can see Michael's left hand on the table! THIS IS EPIC.

Date: 2009-05-03 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Dammit, you're right about his mouthing. For a second I was like SIGH, but then you pointed out that picture, and OMG I LOVE YOU FOREVER. HOW DID I MISS THAT. AMAZING.

Date: 2009-05-03 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lloydsgurl.livejournal.com
I figured I had to give you something to make up for the mouth thing. :/

Now you've got photographic evidence of traveling hands that you can MAKE INTO AN ICON. OMG.

Date: 2009-05-02 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saint-renegade.livejournal.com
RYAN BAILEY HOWARD.

Oh man, how fucking wonderful was this entire episode? I was like hand over my mouth trying to contain my unbelievable glee the entire time. JOINT TALKING HEAD, OH MY GOD IT WAS ALL I EVER WANTED BUT NEVER KNEW I WANTED.

Ryan and I feel the exact same way about Jim, like he doesn't even have to be doing anything Jim-like annoying at this point and I am like SHUT UP JIM, YOU ARE WRONG.

and yes, he totally mouthed "thanks Pam" IT IS THERE.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
There's something immensely enjoyable about watching a show to pick up hints on two characters having sexual tension that will never ever be acknowledged/come to fruition by the writers. IF I KNOW THAT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN I CANNOT BE DISAPPOINTED. ONLY DELIGHTED BY THESE BREADCRUMBS.


Ryan and I feel the exact same way about Jim, like he doesn't even have to be doing anything Jim-like annoying at this point and I am like SHUT UP JIM, YOU ARE WRONG.


Haha YES. I love how Ryan just loves shutting Jim down. Like when Jim tells them about the buyout, and Pam and Michael are all "YES," and Ryan just says, "Maybe." His open disdain for everything Jim is brings me so much glee.

Date: 2009-05-02 10:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dudski.livejournal.com
I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF WHEN I WATCH THE OFFICE ANYMORE. Like, are the writers fucking with me? They have to be fucking with me, because this is more Pam/Ryan than I EVER thought I would get out of them, and it is just giving me all kind of unrealistic hopes and dreams.

When I heard Pam's voice and realized that's what it was, I may have overreacted a little. I'm not gonna lie.

Oh, I had a totally proportionate response to the joint talking head: I curled up in a ball on the couch and shouted "K, I CAN'T WATCH THE REST OF THE EPISODE BECAUSE I NEED TO FOCUS ON COMMITTING THAT MOMENT TO MEMORY."

ANYWAY, I'M GONNA LOOK AT THESE CAPS SOME MORE AND HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Like, are the writers fucking with me? They have to be fucking with me, because this is more Pam/Ryan than I EVER thought I would get out of them, and it is just giving me all kind of unrealistic hopes and dreams.

I KNOW, I KNOW. Now I'm sad because with this arc pretty much over, Ryan will probably be given zero screentime for the rest of the season. And no more Pam/Ryan time. Sob sob sob.

THAT SEEMS LIKE A PROPORTIONATE RESPONSE TO ME. I made noises only dogs can hear and flailed around a lot.

Date: 2009-05-02 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captaincatapult.livejournal.com
I haven't been following the Office, but I really enjoyed this and laughed out loud a few times!

Date: 2009-05-03 04:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Hee! I'm glad you liked it. :)

Date: 2009-05-02 12:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crackers4jenn.livejournal.com
THE FEELINGS THIS POST OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD PROVOKES, UGH.

I don't want this season to be over soon! Because I feel like all this MSPC interaction could just FADE into oblivion, the way the Stamford interaction just DROPPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH in season 3. No! Team up and be smug and elite and clique-y for ALWAYS, Michael Scott Paper Company!

The poster board is AMAZING. I want to see what MORE of the pictures are, though. And, oh god, just the JOY in that reveal scene alone. Pam's "we were something else" that is said with almost NO irony or sarcasm! The fact that they are sitting there ADMIRING THEMSELVES when Jim walks into the room! HAHA, awesome. And, yes, Ryan being petty to Jim has turned into the new form of forever greatness that was Michael being petty to Toby.

Also, as seen in a comment above, IS THAT RYAN'S HAND ON PAM'S LEG IN THAT PICTURE????

In conclusion: JOINT TALKING HEAD!

Date: 2009-05-03 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com

I don't want this season to be over soon! Because I feel like all this MSPC interaction could just FADE into oblivion, the way the Stamford interaction just DROPPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH in season 3. No! Team up and be smug and elite and clique-y for ALWAYS, Michael Scott Paper Company!


I knooooooooooooow! Sadface x infinity. I have this feeling Ryan won't get much screentime at all for the rest of the reason, tragically. I will be so sad if that is not true.

I like how Ryan seems to be better at getting under Jim's skin than anyone. I keep thinking of that scene in the third season where Jim tries to get Ryan to help him play a prank on Andy, and Ryan says, "Ask me ten years ago," and Jim gets all pissed (even though Ryan is totally right in calling Jim out on his immaturity). SOMEONE CALL 911, BECAUSE WE NEED THE BURN UNIT, STAT.

Date: 2009-05-02 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-spin.livejournal.com
THANK YOU FOR BEING MY RYAN HOWARD/MSPC CRACK DEALER, OMG.

Also, Pam's outfit from Boscov's cracked me up so hard because... yes, I have totally seen outfits just like that at actual Boscov's. Textbook, costuming department! I send snaps.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
Boscov's is a real thing? Wow, I did not know that! I thought her outfit was soooo ugly. Has being with Jim turned Pam into a dowdy housewife type? EW.

Also: YOU'RE WELCOME. I WILL CONTINUE THE RYAN HOWARD SHOW PICSPAMS UNTIL THE SEASON IS OVER.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-spin.livejournal.com
Boscov's is totally real! It is like the universal sort-of-shitty Pennsylvania department store.

Date: 2009-05-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cashewdani.livejournal.com
Computer, prepare yourself for a gigantic amount of new images, BECAUSE I AM SAVING ALL OF THESE!!!

Something I hadn't noticed during my ridiculous amount of rewatching was how much Pam is looking at Ryan during that talking head. Like, she's really concerned for him and wants him to be okay. Which, GAHD, Pamelasssssss!!!!

I don't even know what to do with this show anymore. The FEELINGS are out of controll.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com

Something I hadn't noticed during my ridiculous amount of rewatching was how much Pam is looking at Ryan during that talking head. Like, she's really concerned for him and wants him to be okay. Which, GAHD, Pamelasssssss!!!!


I KNOW, RIGHT????? Like, when he tells her she should get it, she looks so surprised and GRATEFUL, probably after all the shit with Phyllis. And then she looks so sincere when she tells him he's changed that it hurts my heeeeaaaarrrttttt, in the best way possible.

Date: 2009-05-02 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annakovsky.livejournal.com
AHHH I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS.

Seriously, joint talking heads are like sex on this show y/y????

Date: 2009-05-03 04:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
SO MANY FEELINGS. I can't even handle it!!


Seriously, joint talking heads are like sex on this show y/y????


YYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.

Looking at each other = making out
Joint talking heads = practically married

Date: 2009-05-02 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agate.livejournal.com
THIS IS SO GREAT.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
THANK YOU! <3

Date: 2009-05-02 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irishmizzy.livejournal.com
AAAAAAH THIS IS SO EXCELLENT.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
ISN'T IT???? This SHOOOOWWWWW. It may be killing me!

Date: 2009-05-02 07:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anglichanka.livejournal.com
I just finished watching it and I was thinking of you the whole time. I like this New Ryan- he's a little cuddlier, but still sarcastic (like the part with Meredith), and still loathes Jim. Jim/Ryan antagonism rules, but I liked that Ryan took immense pleasure in Michael's "complaint department" joke.

Date: 2009-05-03 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buffyx.livejournal.com
I love Ryan taking the piss out of Jim-- I think he does it better than anyone. And I love Ryan and Michael's weird father/son pseudo-relationship, it's fantastic.
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