The Office Review: Broccoli Robbed

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Although Dwight's storyline showcased him looking for a crazy person at Dunder-Mifflin, "Here Comes Treble" was definitely one of the least crazy Halloween episodes we've seen from The Office.

Andy's a capella group was in town, Jim and Pam were arguing over money and Dwight was just trying to get a handle on his life. It wasn't the weirdest and wackiest half hour ever, but it wasn't the worst either.

The Office Halloween Party

I enjoyed Stephen Colbert's guest appearance as Broccoli Rob, especially the fact that he continued to steal all of Andy's thunder. And he, along with the rest of Treble, brought out the best in old Bonerchamp.

His frustration with everything that went wrong with his old group, especially the fact that he got made that Broccoli Rob stole the name Bonerchamp, was charming.

Not as charming, though, was all of the Pam/Jim business. In this last season, it's okay to work in the ending of stories. If that arc is heartwarming and/or funny, I'm all for it, but if it's annoying and/or boring, let's leave it out. Jim going to that meeting and tossing in 10 grand, and Pam getting mad at him about it, could have been left on the cutting room floor.

Dwight, while masking his own frustrations, attempted to find out the identity of crazy person taking pills. His issues, which he finally admitted to, forced him to accept Nellie's pill and calm him down a bit.

The fact that those issues were a way of setting up his spin-off was great. His mini rant about his land disputes, idiot cousins and ne'er-do-well siblings sounded eerily similar to the premise of The Farm, and I commend The Office for working that into the script.

All in all "Here Comes Treble" was a nice enough holiday episode to keep us warm before the next Yankee Swap at Dunder-Mifflin. Check out some other highlights from the installment below, hit up our The Office quotes page and leave your thoughts in the comments.

  • That cold open was a great site gag. I'll never tire of watching Dwight walk around with a pumpkin on his head.
  • Dwight: It's not for worms or eczema like any normal pill.
  • The Creed jokes have become a bit too one-note, but I laughed much more than normal at the fact that he didn't know it was Halloween.
  • Although it's been done time and time again, I enjoyed Dwight Jr. going overboard at the Treble's performance. "Where's the band?!?!"
  • Kevin doesn't hate anything as much as Pam hates Monster Mash.
  • Erin: When you're with someone, you put up with the stuff that makes you lose respect for them, and that is love.

Review

Editor Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 (33 Votes)

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Ugh. They should have stopped at season 7. Once again the background characters were the funniest.Maybe Creed should get his own show. Jim and Pans boring side story takes away from anything else that's going on. No real gripe between Jim and Dwight. No more fragile romance between Dwight and Angela.Andy had a larger part this episode but the story had no interesting twist.Please stop giving the english lady lines. She is not funny.

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...but him acting as the (adequetely-performed) foil served the episode well in that it was the impetus for Andy's meltdown while keeping things believable for his character, and paying tribute to his backstory. This episode had a BUTTLOAD of people and situations. Some of them didn't work, many of them did, and some worked really well. 3.5/5 is correct.

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Gonna disagree with just about everyone on everything. I thought the cold open was pretty bad (more farce) and some of the other moments were cringe-worthy as usual. However, the more I thought about this episode the more it made me chuckle. And this episode made me chuckle for days. Creed and Kevin have some of their best one-liners ever - Creed with the bloody shirt, and Kevin commenting on Pam & Monster Mash. Dwight out of character? Maybe in the cold open farce of an indestructible pumpkin, but certainly not in the pill witch hunt. That is classic Dwight "nazi" craziness. I liked Nellie & Dwight paired up here and I hope they pull off that pairing more often. Andy was finally doing what Andy does best - acting incredibly awkward and getting crapped on by everyone in the universe. "No... I don't have AIDS, that's not what I said. Next question!" I would have preferred Broccoli Rob to have never been revealed, and I'm definitely not a fan of Colbert, but him acting as the (adequetely-performed) foil served the episode well in that it was the impetus for Andy's meltdown while keeping things believable for his character, and paying tribute to his backstory. This episode had a BUTTLOAD of people and situations. Some of them didn't work, many of them did, and some worked really well. 3.5/5 is correct.

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I have to agree with Camden, this was not the office at all.

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This was one of the worst episodes of the series. None of the characters were themselves. Especially Dwight, that was not his character. At the end I was shocked that, that was the office

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This episode is easily one of the worst of the season yet. The Dwight-Nellie Storyline was cringe-worthy. The writers need to understand that these two chatracters just dont click. The Jim-Pam storyline was a bore and it really feels like we are going in circles with this thing and the Andy Storyline was just plain unneccessary, uninteresting and unfunny. The cold open was decently funny and the one joke with Kevin was good, otherwise a pretty bad episode.

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i found it funny. loved the pumpkin part and dwights melt down

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Anyone hear Creed drop a "That's what she said," when Dwight Jr. said, "making magic with just their mouth."

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Poor episode.