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Case Closed on the "Office" Webisodes Wrap-up

Just in time for the start of the fall season, NBC's The Office (now an Emmy-winning comedy, no less) has wrapped up its summer-time webisode series, "The Accountants," and the crack sleuthing team of Dunder-Mifflin accountants Oscar (Oscar Nunez), Kevin (Brian Baumgartner), and Angela (Angela Kinsey) has finally located that missing $3000.

Okay, so maybe they're not such a crack sleuthing team, after all.

In the web series' final installment ("The Best Day of My Life"), Dwight (Rainn Wilson) makes a rare appearance as he and Angela confer in the break room about how to proceed with the investigation. Causing a little but of a rift between our two secretive lovers, Angela suspects Michael of some corporate malfeasance and Dwight naturally defends Michael against any financial impropriety. What about that waterbed that Michael's been bragging about lately? Dwight is quick to counter that Michael bought it on his Discover card and got cash back. He's a smart one. Besides, it's got to be Meredith. Or Creed. Or... Meredith. But Angela's not buying any of it. She wants to go after Michael but Dwight cautions her. If she wrongfully accuses him, she'll be court-martialed in front of a firing squad. Didn't she ever see A Few Good Men? (He has it on DVD, natch.)

Meanwhile, Oscar and Kevin are doing some snooping of their own... this time in Angela's accounting books. And sure enough, that's where the missing $3000 has been hiding. (Not literally, of course, because Angela's no thief.) Turns out that Angela made a little accounting error (gasp!) and inadvertently double-charged for the deprecation of some office equipment. The proof is all right there in red ink. Angela denies any mistakes ("That doesn't sound like me," she offers), but unless someone had access to her books, Oscar and Kevin have found the "culprit." True to her character, Angela never apologizes or acknowledges any mistake but just says that the case is closed, then... causing Kevin to admit that this has been the best day of his life. (Poor guy, he needs to get out more.)

I don't know about you, but I'm a little sad that the webisodes have wrapped up. But, at the same time, it's only a matter of two weeks (less, in fact) until the third season premiere of The Office on September 21st in its new 8:30 pm ET/PT timeslot. Get your Dunder-Mifflin snow globes, your wooden train whistles, and your paper supplies and settle in for what looks to be another hilarious season in Scranton. I am so there.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Ghost Whisperer (CBS); Dateline (NBC); What I Like About You/Twins (WB); America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC); Nanny 911 (FOX); Desire (MyNet)

9 pm: Fashion Rocks (CBS; 9-11 pm);
Las Vegas (NBC); Reba/Living with Fran (WB); 20/20 (ABC); Celebrity Duets (FOX); Fashion House (MyNet)

10 pm: 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: singer/song writer Elvis Costello and TV presenter Carol Vorderman.

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. Marjorie asks each of the Fat Fighters attendees to bring in a picture of them looking their best, just for, you know, inspiration.

Comments

Anonymous said…
The webisodes were fun but I can't wait for the new "Office" seaon! Something tells me it's gonna be a good one...

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