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I Want a Dunder-Mifflin Snow Globe!

It's pretty safe to say that I was over the moon about The Office taking home the Best Comedy statuette at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. Not since Arrested Development's win has the TV Academy got it so right. But let's just hope that, unlike the Bluths, the gang at Dunder-Mifflin actually gets some audience appreciation after the win. Because I seriously can't deal with another brilliant comedy series getting the axe while Two and a Half Men is still on the air. Sorry, folks.

If you haven't already caught the penultimate webisode of The Office: The Accountants (and why not), it's up at, with the final webisode posting next week. This week ("Michael's Office") finds Angela (Angela Kinsey), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) and Oscar (Oscar Nunez) sneaking into Michael's office to snoop through this belongings in the hopes of finding something suspicious to nail the theft of the missing $3000 on him.

But alas, all they discover are a series of objects both familiar and mundane: a certificate of authenticity for a SEIKO timepiece, a megaphone, and the return of that wooden train whistle from "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day." But the big find has got to be an entire desk drawer filled with adorable Dunder-Mifflin snow globes. (I want one!) The gang logs onto Quicken and sees that all of Michael's last purchases have been at a joke and magic shop but Angela nicely (how very suspiciously out of character for her) pays Michael's electric bill as "they're about to turn it off." So will this crime-solving trio confront Michael next week? Well, Angela might have to as Oscar and Kevin left her in the lurch at the end of the webisode. If anyone can blindly accuse someone of a crime without any evidence, it's Angela. That is, unless Dwight manages to convince her not to...

On another note, also has a video of Angela Kinsey preparing for the Emmy Awards, with the help of Mindy Kaling (Kelly), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis), Kate Flannery (Meredith), and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin). Though I wouldn't really say that Michael helped her out too much; if anything, it was the other way round at the Carolina Herrera/John Varvatos sunglass suite. It's six minutes of Angela being adorable rather than authoritarian and a fun little piece on the whirlwind week of momentous decisions (which shade of red nail polish should Angela choose?) that go into preparing for the Emmys.

And the end result? The entire cast looks like a million dollars. Hmmm. So maybe that's where that missing Dunder-Mifflin money went...

What's On Tonight

8 pm: NFL Preseason Football (CBS; 8-10 pm); Dateline (NBC); What I Like About You/Twins (WB); America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC); Prison Break (FOX); WWE Friday Night SmackDown (UPN)

9 pm:
Las Vegas (NBC); Reba/Living with Fran (WB); Kyle XY (ABC); Vanished (FOX)

10 pm: NUMB3RS (CBS); Law & Order (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

10 pm: The Kumars at No. 42 on BBC America.

The hilarious semi-improvised sitcom/talk show hybrid returns with a new season of celebrity interviews. In the studio tonight: actress Jane Seymour and artist Tracey Emin.

10:40 pm: Little Britain on BBC America.

If you missed this outrageous sketch comedy's third season, here's your chance to catch it from the beginning. Thai mail order bride Ting Tong's mother comes to stay at Mike's flat.


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