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“The Office”: The Magic Lives

Halpert Not only was Thursday’s hour of “The Office” another tremendous installment, firmly reasserting the show as TV’s top comedy, along the way it cleverly poked fun at those who thought the show might be in trouble once Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) got together.

In the second half-hour, Jim ambled over to Pam’s desk:

Jim: I just have to ask. Now that we’re public, um, is the magic gone?

Pam: It’s funny you bring that up because … yes it is.

Jim: I knew it. Oh, man.  Just like that, huh?

Pam: I think, I mean, I don’t, I don’t know what it is, but I now find you … repulsive?

Jim: That’s honest.  All right.  Fair enough. … It was really fun while it lasted.

Pam (shrugs): Eh …

Jim: For me, it was.

Pam: Okay.

Jim turned to walk back to his desk, while Pam smiled, truly giddy.  No, “The Office” isn’t in any trouble, not at all.  Besides, now there’s bigtime drama between Dwight and Angela.

For more great lines from Thursday’s “Office,” go to the fan site OfficeTally.

— Jon Weisman

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