I’ve been a loyal fan of NBC’s The Office ever since season one. There are way too many fall down funny moments from Steve Carell’s stint as dim-witted boss Michael Scott, but since the actor’s departure, things haven’t been quite as fall down funny. To add to the frustration, this is the last season, and although there have been a few moments, last night’s episode “Lice” was a definite throwback to the old shenanigans and to the chaotic comedy that Dunder-Mifflin used to house. Who knew Jim’s absence would take such a toll on Pam, the kids, AND the office.
Naturally, Dwight’s freak out and misguided jump into action attitude isn’t new, but it’s not Dwight who shines. God bless Kate Flannery aka Meredith Palmer. She has been an absolute riot to watch over these last eight years. It’s Meredith who goes a little too far when treating the sudden onset of lice and I could not stop laughing.
And just for good measure, here’s a few of Meredith’s greatest hits:
I will, at some point, compile a list of my favorite episodes to commemorate the end of one of my favorite sitcoms, but for now, I’m going to savor the lice.