Andy attempts to make everyone's Christmas wishes come true while Robert drinks too much at the Christmas party.

Written by Mindy Kaling, Directed by Ed Helms

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Are you feeling the spirit? Or, are you a Scrooge?  Either way, leave a comment with your thoughts on this episode of The Office.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST
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Episode # 130 -- "Mrs. California" (12/1/11)

Episode # 130 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin in a state of confusion (eating Asian fusion?). I wish they ALL could be "California" girls... don't I? or not? Uh... little help? Robert? Jim? Anyone..? When Roberto Californo sends Andy mixed signals about hiring the missus (Biiitch), it leads to an afternoon of fun and bafflingly nervous anxiety. What I wouldn't give for one of Phyllis's classic room clearing farts right now!  Meanwhile, Dwight starts a gym, Darryl continues his season-long chartacter arc, and Kathy continues to... exist. Damn, who'd have thought that Jim Halpert was such a nimble little minx? Nothing motivates like bowel-clenching fear, I guess. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS_130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:26pm EST
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The Office #8.9 "Mrs. California" (12/01/2011)

Robert California gives his wife (Maura Tierney) a job in the office. Meanwhile, Dwight opens a gym in the building.

Writer: TBA, Director: TBA

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Will ER veteran Maura Tierney bring "must see TV" back to NBC Thursday night televsion? Leave a comment on the episode.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST
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Episode # 129 -- "Gettysburg" (11/17/11)

Episode # 129 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin wondering if it's "too soon" to joke about Lincoln's death. TWSS listeners: You've got your sheep, and you've got your black sheep... and I'm not even a sheep.  I'm on the freakin' moon! When Andy realizes that business is like a war, he decides to give the office staff a battlefield education. Surely the lessons learned from the Battle of Gettysburg can be applied to the daily operations of a small paper company? Meanwhile, Kevin loves cookies, Gabe-raham Lincoln wows the crowds, and Dwight finds his ancestors once hid fabulous dandies. You know, in the African-American community, this episode is... no? Well, I thought it was worth a try. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS129.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm EST
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Episode # 128 -- "Pam's Replacement" (11/10/11)

Episode # 128 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin playing the body-bongos. Ooh, baby I love your (replacement's) way-ay... eve'ry day! When preggo-Pam is feeling a bit underappreciated and under-actractive, who better to call on for some crotch-grabbing/ husband testing action than dear old Dwight K. Schrute? NO ONE, I say! Let hilarity ensue! Meanwhile, Andy, Darryl and Kevin learn a valuable lesson about jamming, Gabe continues to creep everyone out, and I continue to wonder why, eactly, Pam needs a replacement to do her fake office manager job. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50pm EST
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Andy decides to motivate and inspire everyone by taking them on a field trip to Gettysburg. Some people in the office stay behind and Robert California asks them to come up with Dunder Mifflin/Sabre's next big idea. Guest star: Lindsey Broad.

Writer: TBA, Director: TBA

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Another field trip for our Office friends. Will it be as satisfying as it was in Doomsday?

Category:general -- posted at: 12:58pm EST
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Episode # 127 -- "Doomsday" (11/3/11)

Episode # 127 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin jamming out to Semisonic. It's Y2K all over again!  When Robert California berates Andy for the office staff's many mistakes, it's up to Dwight "#2" Schrute to set things right-- with a computerized doomsday... I mean "accountability" booster. Five strikes, one home run, and the self-destruct mechanism is triggered.  Surely they'll be up for the challenge.  Right? Ehem.  Meanwhile, Gabe and Darryl enter a Bermuda Triangle of love,  and... well, that's about it for side-plots. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23pm EST
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Pam trains a temporary worker to take her place while she is on maternity leave, and enlists Dwight's support when she tries to show that Jim finds her replacement attractive. Meanwhile, Robert surprises Andy, Kevin, and Darryl when he asks to join their band.

Written by Allison Silverman, Directed by Matt Sohn

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Some real-life issues this week so we're late on recording Doomsday. Nonetheless, please leave a comment and tell us what you thought of Pam's Replacement.

Category:general -- posted at: 1:22am EST
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The Office #8.6 "Doomsday" (11/03/2011)

Dwight (Rainn Wilson) devises a system to find mistakes made by employees in the office. To improve efficiency, he installs a doomsday device that will get someone fired if they make too many mistakes.

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As always, please leave your comments about the episode here on the blog.

If you're looking for a real doomsday device, check out Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970). Not the best of the series, mind you, but there's a great payoff at the end that I doubt will be seen in tonight's episode of The Office. -- Kevin Crossman

Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST
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Episode # 126 -- "Spooked" (10/27/11)

Episode # 126 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin experimenting with "podcasting of the unsettling." It's that time of year again when young hearts turn to thoughts of... fear.  Or, at least the "unsettling." When Robert California expresses his high expectations for the annual Halloween party, Andy feels the pressure to deliver... and poor Wendy (er... Erin) isn't cutting the mustard.  What's a manager to do? Meanwhile, Jim and Pam argue about ghosts, Dwight meets his intellectual equal, Toby gets fired, and Robert California gives his own demented version of the "one more thing" speech.  At least we can take solace in the fact that mummies aren't real.  Right? RIGHT?? Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS_126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm EST
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Erin struggles to make a scary Halloween party that meets the requests of Andy and Robert. Jim and Pam  argue whether or not ghosts are real, while Dwight bonds with Robert's young son, Bert.

Writer: Carrie Kemper,  Director: Randall Einhorn
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Another Halloween episode likely filled with circa-2011 pop culture references. Be sure to put this into your time machine for viewing in 2016, when it likely will either be groan-worthy or completely baffling.

Please leave your feedback below, and it might just be used on the next episode of the podcast.

Category:general -- posted at: 7:07pm EST
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Episode # 125 -- "Garden Party" (10/13/11)

Episode # 125 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin enjoying a delicious watercress sandwich. When Andy throws a garden party at Schrute Farms in a 2-for-1 attempt to impress both his dear old dad AND Robert California, you just gotta know this isn't going to work, don't you? I mean, anyone? Still, poor AndyÉ it's not everyday you get outsung AND disrespected by the guy who starred in Tales of the Gold Monkey. Add in a sycophantic Gabe, a baby naming war, the return of Kevin's toupee, and the most ridiculous Jim/Dwight prank ever, and you've got one big hairy mess. And goats. Lots and lots of goats. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EST
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Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) throws a garden party at Schrute Farms to impress Robert California (James Spader), with his parents and brother in attendance. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) works to make it a classy event.

Writer: Justin Spitzer. Director: David Rogers

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Please leave your feedback below, and it might just be used on the next episode of the podcast.

Category:general -- posted at: 12:09am EST
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Episode # 124 -- "Lotto" (10/6/11)

Episode # 124 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin catching lotto-fever. You've gotta be in it to win it! When the warehouse crew quits after winning the lottery, Andy and (Fat) Darryl have to interview and hire a NEW squad of licensed warehouse experts.  Unfortunately, Darryl's existential mid-life crisis seems to be getting in the way just the teensiest bit. Meanwhile, Jim, Kevin, and Erin set their combined brainpower towards streamlining the loading process.  Senor Loadenstein, anyone? Yes, this is real.  Painfully real... what is happening right now. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS124.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm EST
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From Wikipedia:

When all the warehouse workers win the lottery and then quit, everyone in the office dreams of what it would be like to win big.Andy (Ed Helms) and Darryl (Craig Robinson) search for new warehouse employees, while Jim (John Krasinski), Erin (Ellie Kemper), Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) get a taste of warehouse life.

The episode was written by co-executive producer Justin Spitzer, his 10th writing credit for the series. It was directed by cast member John Krasinski, who portrays Jim Halpert; this was the second episode directed by Krasinski for the series.

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Please leave your feedback below, and it might just be used on the next episode of the podcast.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EST
Comments[10]

Episode # 123 -- "The Incentive" (9/29/11)

***WARNING! EXTREMELY CRITICAL COMMENTS INSIDE!***

Episode # 123 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin arguing over which one of them is going to get the "TWSS" tramp-stamp. Me am Matt. Me no happy with cold open. Me cry now. When Robert California challenges Andy to double the office's sales figures, Andy will have to use every beet selling trick he can manage to steal if he hopes to impress the new boss.  If that doesn't pan out, I guess he'll just incentivize them by offering up his stink for the ink. Obviously, you're going to go the ass tattoo route.  And obviously, I'm gonna like it. Or not. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13pm EST
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Robert California (James Spader) challenges the Scranton branch to double sales after a rousing motivational speech. After Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) promises the unthinkable, everyone in the office suddenly gets motivated to sell. Meanwhile, Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer) finds an unlikely pregnancy friend.

written by Paul Lieberstein

directed by Charles McDougall

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Leave a comment about this episode and influence the opinion of your hosts, Kevin and Matt. If you're especially interesting or insightful you may hear your comment on the podcast.

Category:general -- posted at: 9:11pm EST
Comments[13]

Episode # 122 -- "The List" (9/22/11)

Episode # 121 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin... actually making podcasts again. California, rescue me//From office mee-dee-ock-ri-tee.  It's the dawn of a Carell-less season of The Office, and both Robert California and Andy Bernard find themselves filling the managerial voids left by their predecessors. The question is, on which side of the list will they fall? When California divides the office into winners and losers, it's up to Andy to set the record straight. Except for Gabe, that is… very astute. So. Winners, prove him right; losers, prove him wrong… and then… SHOVE IT UP YOUR BUTT. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast.com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40pm EST
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Written and directed by B.J. Novak

Robert (James Spader) stops by for the first time as CEO, accidentally leaving behind a mysterious list, divided down the middle with each employee's name on one of two sides. Everyone in the office frantically tries to figure out what it means. Meanwhile, the new manager faces a crisis.

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What's this?

Yes, TWSS fans, the moment you've all been waiting for (or at least some of you have been waiting for). After six months of fighting for the rights of teachers and working people in Wisconsin, influencing directly or indirectly the entire nation, Matt is back in the TWSS saddle at least for now. Meanwhile, Kevin has been relaxing on the beach in liberal California wondering what all the fuss is about.

TWSS's format will be changing. A little. Probably shorter shows (but not "short shows"). Definitely fewer clips. But all that great That's What She Said banter that's made us famous.

So, please leave a comment about this week's season premiere. If you have thoughts about Steve Carell leaving the show (and getting screwed out of winning a much-deserved Emmy), or the events of last season it's okay to leave those comments here as well.

-Kevin Crossman

Category:general -- posted at: 1:11am EST
Comments[4]

On, Wisconsin...

I should have done this sooner, but I'm hoping a LATE explanation is still better than NO explanation.

 

If you've been following the news about what's going on in Wisconsin, you might have seen that we're all kinds of up in arms over a proposed "budget repair bill" which (among other things) will strip the collective bargaining rights from thousands upon thousands of public sector employees.  As a public high school teacher, I (needless to say) find myself quite vexed by this prospect, and have spent nearly every free moment these past few weeks engaged in activities and protests aiming to stop this ridiculous partisan bill. Just in case that wasn't clear a moment ago, I'll repeat it-- we're fighting to keep our collective bargaining rights.  Every state employee has already agreed to pay their "fair share" in raised costs, but this plan isn't about balancing the budget;  It's about busting unions, and that dog just won't hunt.

 

I'm not asking for your support here, nor do I want to hear any uninformed rants about subjects of which most non-public sector employees have no understanding.  I merely offer it as an explanation for why the podcast has trickled to a halt.  We have one more episode in the hopper that has already been recorded (The Search), but I cannot guarantee anything beyond that.

 

For those who have supported the podcast and enjoyed our excessive rambling discussions of a twenty-minute TV show, please know it has been greatly appreciated.  We will return if and when we can.

 

Peace,

 

-Matt-

 

Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EST
Comments[14]

From Wikipedia:

PDA | 2.10.11

d: Greg Daniels

w: Robert Padnick

 

Michael and Holly's public displays of affection start to make everyone in the office uncomfortable. Jim and Pam have too much champagne during lunch, causing complications when they have to return to work. Andy tags along on a romantic treasure hunt Gabe has made for Erin. 

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Speak of the devil and he appears! Kevin was wondering if Greg Daniels would rear his head now that Michael is on the way out, and here he is.  Will the office "OG" bring back some of the missing magic, or will virgin writer Padnick queer the deal?  According to IMDB, this is Padnick's first and ONLY writing credit... but he apparently played someone named "Willie" on the 8th season episode of SEINFELD, "The Foundation." Odd.

As always, post your thoughts and comments on the episode in the space below.  Also, join Kevin and me in the TWSS Chatroom during and after the show tonight.  Just hit the green "Chat Now" button in the sidebar on the right.

Category:general -- posted at: 6:57pm EST
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From Wikipedia:

 

THE SEARCH | 02.03.11

W: Michael Spiller

D: Brent Forrester

 

Jim gets an emergency phone call from Helene (Linda Purl), forcing him to leave Michael at a gas station bathroom. This leads Holly, Erin, and Dwight on a search for the whereabouts of Michael. A captioning contest starts in the office over Pam's artwork, which seems to offend Gabe. 

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Nothing much to say about this one, other than it reminds me of the classic episode of Seinfeld where Kramer is "lost" in NYC and Jerry has to go and find him (cue Daniel Day Lewis in LAST OF THE MOHICANS quote...).  Glad to see Gabe mentioned prominently in the episode summary, as he seems to have had little to do for the last few episodes.  I'm also kind of rubbing my eyes in disbelief as Andy isn't mentioned ONCE! Can it be? No Andy in the A or B plots? Unthinkable :)

As always, post your thoughts and comments on the episode in the space below.  Also, join Kevin and me in the TWSS Chatroom during and after the show tonight.  Just hit the green "Chat Now" button in the sidebar on the right.

Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EST
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Episode # 110 -- "The Seminar" (1/27/11)

Episode # 110 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin riding the crazy train. Hey Brohombre, coffee's for CLOSERS. When slumping sales lead Andy to promote a small business seminar in the Dunder Mifflin offices, the law de Murphy seems ready to table things before they get started. Can the Office's "B-team" seal the deal after the "A-team" flakes? Meanwhile, Michael's a plant, Jim's a coward, and Pam & Oscar help Erin play Scrabble against Gabe (it's all about the two letter words, baby).  You know, since we've been gone, only SOME of you have told me you miss and enjoy the podcast...the rest of you are DEAD to me. Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast. com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:21pm EST
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The Office #7.14 "The Seminar"

From Wikipedia:

 

THE SEMINAR | 1.27.11

 

Andy holds a small business seminar in the office with some special guests after he finds out that his sales are at his lowest. Michael and Holly use the seminar as an improv challenge. Erin and Gabe have a game of Scrabble where she engages others to join. Ricky Gervais is set to guest star as David Brent. 

 

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Well, here it is-- the moment I never thought we'd see, and never WANTED to see.  If we pretend that David Brent exists in the same universe as Michael Scott, then we must accept that both of these offices experienced the EXACT same day, and said the exact same dialogue, and everything else (the pilots of both shows being identical). This seems to me to be, as George Costanza so eloquently put it, a massive example of "worlds colliding" that will shake the universe of THE OFFICE to the core. I absolutely HATE "wink wink" kind of humor and cameo appearances, so I'm sure this will be something that I have a lot to talk about in the podcast.

OK, yeah, I know-- lighten up, Matt.  It's a comedy show! If it's funny, who cares? Etc. 

Call me insane, but I *DO* care.  I feel like this show I've loved and chronicled for the last four years is slowly becoming something I no longer appreciate or recognize.  I HOPE I'm wrong about this.  I HOPE that the guest spot is funny in and off itself, and they stay away from the "Dwight, ey? I know a bloke named Gareth who you'd get along with..." kind of stuff. I guess we'll just have to see.

As always, post your thoughts and comments on the episode in the space below.  Also, join Kevin and me in the TWSS Chatroom during and after the show tonight.  Just hit the green "Chat Now" button in the sidebar on the right.



Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EST
Comments[17]

From Wikipedia:

ULTIMATUM | 1.20.11

Michael anticipates the news regarding the status of Holly and A.J.'s relationship. He later calls for a counseling session with Holly. Meanwhile, Pam puts up a New Years resolution board in the office so everyone can post their resolutions. 

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One can't help but wonder how soon they're going to end this "will she/won't she" thing with Holly and A.J.  Kevin and I often expect plotlines to play out forever, and yet they're resolved within one or two episodes.  Other times, something we think is a quick joke ends up running through an entire season.  How will this play out?  We now know that Steve Carell plans to exit the show at least four episodes before the actual finale, so will he get his "happy ending" with Holly? Using my "new math" skills, it seems we still have ten more Michael-filled eps before his departure.  Here's hoping he goes out with a bang (and this is the episode that starts it all off).

As always, post your thoughts and comments on the episode in the space below.  Also, join Kevin and me in the TWSS Chatroom during and after the show tonight.  Just hit the green "Chat Now" button in the sidebar on the right.

 

Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST
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Episode #107 -- "China" (12/2/10)

Episode # 107 of THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID finds both Matt and Kevin thinking of picking up the cello. If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit. When Michael returns from the dentist with a new-found fear of China, he becomes an office folk hero by putting Oscar "Mr. Actually" Martinez in his intellectual place.  But round two looms, and things don't look good for our hero keeping the championship belt. Meanwhile, Pam and Dwight battle over the building, Creed parlays, Nate de-plies, and Andy attempts to woo back Darryl with the perfect text.  One thing's for sure: there's plenty of crazy pigeon action up in THIS podcast! Incidental music provided by Music Alley from Mevio. Email us at TWSSpodcast @ gmail. com, or leave a comment on our blog page at TWSSpodcast. com. iTunes reviews are always appreciated! Help spread the word! Also, PLEASE help support the show by signing up for a FREE 14-day trial of Audible.com. Go to http://www.audiblepodcast.com/shesaid for a free audiobook download.

Direct download: TWSS107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EST
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