Pam Returns to The Office

Phew! Thank goodness Pam (Jenna Fischer) is back. I was starting to worry—the omnipresent cameraman at Dunder Mifflin Sabre hadn't even bothered to check in while she was on maternity leave! But that's neither here nor there. Last night on The Office, she made her triumphant return to the screen (hopefully with the help of a babysitter) and presumably brought the funny back with her. Here's why last night's episode, "Happy Hour," made me laugh.

1. Pam set Michael (Steve Carell) up with a woman who laughs at everything.
Why hasn't Michael found a giggly woman like this before? Julie (Laurie Naughton) was almost a perfect match for Michael, even if he ended up ditching her at the end.

2. Amy Pietz rocked as the bar manager.
Michael may have ditched his near-perfect match, but that's because he hit it off famously with the bar manager. (Will Pietz's character ever get a name?)

3. Oscar (Oscar Nunez) stepped up his game.
Wooing a gay store-room worker like Matt isn't easy—but it's hilarious to watch Oscar try to shoot hoops and drink beer straight from the bottle. At least Darryl (Craig Robinson) has his back. Or something.

4. Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) managed to be both hilarious and perverted.
Obscene thrusts in Andy (Ed Helms) and Erin's (Ellie Kemper) general direction? Making baby noises into Pam's chest? It's all part of Kevin's charm.

5. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) scored a Grade-A hottie with Isabel (Kelen Coleman).
I was all for the resurrection of Dwight and Angela's (Angela Kinsey) relationship—until I saw how hilarious Dwight and Isabel were together. I hope she sticks around, especially so that Angela can keep popping up and scaring the "F*@k!" out of them.

What did you think of the episode?


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Pam's alright
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I loved this episode, Angela will have revenge on Dwight for sure. I didn't think they would bring Isabel into the show like this, it was cool. Andy and Erin are so cute together! Happy to have Pam back also, Pam and Jim are my favorites. Date Mike was too funny
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I also liked this episode a lot I just hope they won't bring up the baby contract thing between Dwight and Angela, that ones just too weird
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I laughed pretty hard at this one.
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I hope they keep Isabel! And yea episode was funny, one of the funniest in this season! I laughed so hard when Kevin tried his baby noises :D
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Kind of funny how everyone from the Office is kind of becoming a huge star, first Steve Carell, then Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, and now Ed Helms and Craig Robinson. So much talent on one show.
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I dnt knw i thought it was a good episode but i feel like it's lucking the funny it used to have it's getting very predictable.
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It was a very good episode one of the best of this season I think.
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this was a hilarious hilarious episode!!! i'm glad you guys thought it was funny too. Really really funny!!!!
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funniest episode in a while and that Isabel's definitely a keeper! although she's too hot for Dwight LOL
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wasnt the best but atleast it was better than the last two mediocre episodes.
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