Debating the relative hotness of a female celebrity is a pretty common occurrence. I thought it was a nice job by the writers in mining new material from the familiar office setting. And Hilary Swank was a great choice, because the choice is not really clear.
There were several highlights for me. For starters, I loved Kevin differentiating between hot and beautiful by referring to a painting and what he wouldn’t want to do to one. Nice Pam reaction to that line. (Hardly any lines for her again? Did she get a pay cut this season or something?)
Jim sounds like he’s channeling John Krasinski speaking on behalf of celebrities everywhere. Ultimately, as Kevin points out to him, the game is not “Would you do her?” It’s is she hot? Respect the game. And go Kev!
Angela swings it with her Boris Becker play, just to spite Kevin. Toby’s input creeped me out. And Kelly takes it all way too personally. Oh, and Oscar takes a clinical approach. Figures.
Stanley was the most convincing, in this juror’s opinon. He takes a passionate tack. He only has so many years left, and she’s healthy, pretty, sexy, strong and, yes, hot.
Funny how Jim didn’t want them debating the matter, and when they ignored him—as they seem to do a lot lately—he ends up leading the debate.
And before I forget, great cold open. You’d think they’d have run out of original and simple pranks Jim can pull, but they’re making good use of visuals. That window shot of Dwight climbing the poll, like the one of Michael sprinting past the speed control sign last week, gave the joke its impact.
Still, though, $20 for a prank? The Dwight lookalike kit was much more economical.
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