What Did You Think of The Office's Baby Episode?

The Halperts have had quite an eventful year, have they not? First, they got married in a special one-hour episode, which kicked ass. And last night, they had a baby in another special one-hour episode. Except I don't think the baby episode kicked as much ass as the wedding one did. Am I wrong here?

"The Delivery" had its moments. It's just that Michael Scott (Steve Carell) was in most of them, stealing the limelight from proud new-daddy Jim. It was annoying as hell, until I remembered that Michael is actually the main character on The Office, and that the consistency with which he's been portrayed over six years is astounding. This is the same guy who wanted to steal the show at Phyllis and Bob's wedding, and again at Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim's (John Krasinski) wedding, so it only made sense that he ignored the "Family Only Beyond This Point" sign at the hospital. It also made sense that he was the first of the Dunder-Mifflinites to hold baby Cecelia Marie. Pardon me for saying it, but that shit was touching.

In fact, a lot was touching about this episode. Krasinski delivered probably his best acting performance ever on the show. He transitioned seamlessly from "Jim, the funny guy who stares dopily at the camera" to "Jim, the frazzled and frustrated dad-to-be" without losing any of his character's comedic timing. That scene with the breastfeeding coach? Priceless.

Other touchy-feely moments included Dwight (Rainn Wilson) propositioning Angela (Angela Kinsey) to have a baby with him for business purposes, Kevin (Brian Baumgartner) sharing huge meals with Pam, and the entire staff trying to distract Pam from her contractions with their random talents. It was all one big episode of warm fuzzies! And yet... I don't get the same feeling that I got from the wedding episode. Why is that? Has there been too much PB&J; this season? Can there ever be too much PB&J;?

What did you think?


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I liked the baby episode, but not as much as the wedding one. I think that's understandable. We waited five years for PB&J to get married. That's what we wanted. We knew they should be together. I was never really waiting for them to have a baby. I don't think we'll see much of the baby and so far I'm right.
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I LOVED the birthing episode start to finish. Excellent acting. Laugh out loud moments (Jim pushing the basinet back over and cowering in the bed, just one of them)
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a very bland episode of a usually great show
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It definitely had its moments. My favorite one was when Pam breastfed the wrong baby. I remember my husband and I were so exhausted after our first baby was born, it could have easily happened to us. Jim and Pam were great!
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I found the Jim & Pam arc to be very predictable, but I loved the stuff with Dwight. They need to shift the focus more to Jim/Dwight and off Jim/Pam.
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but you are right.. this episode was as boring as they come!!
it felt like one of these "well-we-are-on-the-air-since-i-dont-know-how-long-so-we-just-gonna-show-you-some-emotinal-s***-episodes"!!
and that is usually not a good sign!!
if shows, specially sitcoms, just start to rest on the drama of their protagonists.. well let me tell you: the end is near!!
so for all you office freaks.. better hope for some more substantional comedy in the next week or else...
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First half was good, second half was kind of weak. The Office seems to be so much about relationships nowadays that it's less about the work environment and more about hooking up every cast member. Kind of like the 4th season, although they did have an interesting storyline then (Ryan coming into a position of power). I hope the Office gets back on track.
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I didn't really like this episode. Pam and Jim have gotten really stale this season and they need to the douche-baggery. Steve Carell was a lot more annoying than usual too.

A lot of characters actually seemed out of character. Dwights story-line was a little more outrageous than usual and Angela was willing to have a kid with him without even questioning it.
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I actually thought this episode was better than the wedding episode (maybe the best this season for me), I really liked it, and I agree with most others in saying it was one of John Krasinski's best performances on the show.
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I think the funniest moment was when Pam realized that she nursed the wrong baby!
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I loved this episode it was really funny and a really pleasant surprise considering the last 4+ episodes. I found myself laughing uncontrollably throughout the entire hour especially at Dwight's scenes
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The Delivery wasn'ty attacking our health care system. Pam was using her insurance company's 2-night policy as an excuse to avoid going to the hospital because she was scared, not out of a desire to make a statement. The real story here was Jim's transformation into a responsible father, not some promotion of political ideologies(it's The Office not 30Rock). The scene with the breastfeeding coach was an instant classic.
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I think he means it's an attack on the american health care system... I'm from Catalonia, so I'm not sure, but isn't it an accurate depiction?
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Maybe I'm mising something here Avenger687 but, what political ideologies were they promoting? Having a baby? 'cause I'm not sure that's political...
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this episode was so disgustingly, shamefully political that after 3 funny seasons and 3 sub-par seasons i am boycotting the office. I was able to sit through the continually over-the-top story lines, the stale episodes, all of it but The Delivery crossed the line that entertainment tv is never supposed to cross, promoting political ideologies.
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Dwight made this episode very funny! Without Dwight jokes I dont think I would like this episode that much
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loved this episode all i need to say
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I also prefered the wedding episode, but the wedding ep was the best ever for the show. This episode was still way better than I could have hoped for. I loved it.
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The episode was okay, not as good as the wedding episode. Dwight was definitely the best part.
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Come on, Dwight tossing his swords out of his car as he's getting pulled over. Classic!
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haha dwight was super funny this episode :P

i thought that episode was good:)
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it was a good episode but it's nothing amazing. am i the only one who's noticed the severe lack of "that's what she said" jokes the past two or three seasons? that was the big ongoing joke on the show and now it's only been said maybe two or three times in the past two seasons.
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Can't believe when talking about warm fuzzy parts of the show you didn't mention Andy and Erin! made me smile inside
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omg andy hiding in the plant and dwight tearing apart jim and pams kitchen made this episode!!
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The episode was good by the current standards. I still think that the season is under the past. The game needs to be stepped up.
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I loved this episode, but the wedding episode is my favorite.
I don't find Pam and Jim annoying at all, I enjoy them on the show
Dwight and Angela's scenes were funny
Andy finally asked out Erin =) & his hiding in the plant was funny.
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i thought the episode rocked! all of really great things happened and Andy finally asked Erin on a date i mean i thought it was really good what more do you want?? Jeez
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was a good episode .. but forgettable ..
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It was pretty good.
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I thought it was a really good episode. Was able to mix the comedic moments with the emotional moments very well. I wouldn't say it quite ranks up there with the Wedding episode, but it's pretty close. I do agree that Jim and Pam, especially toward the beginnings of this season, have been way too moody... but I think now that the baby is finally here that they can continue to transition back to their "normal" selves (they have already been improving on their mood in the last few episodes).
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It was pretty average the Wedding episode was better. Jim was funny in this episode though that was nice since he seems to be a jerk lately.
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The B story with Dwight and Angela was much more interesting...
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It was a fun hour of comedy and finally FINALLY Andy asks Erin out =D
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Most people agree the wedding episode is actually one of the worst episodes of the office. Perfect example why internet memes should stay....on the internet.
This episode was most fun because of classic Dwight moments: police car, tearing up the kitchen etc. LMAO
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It was good, but yeah, not as good as the wedding ep. As has been pointed out in other blogs, Pam and Jim have been getting more and more annoying this season, especially Pam. I think that had something to do with it. Now that she's not pregnant she can stop being so self absorbed.
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The wedding episode was crap. Deal with it.
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