Thursday, May 29, 2008

"The Office's" "Kevin is retarded" Joke

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Alan Sepinwall posted the following on his blog What's Alan Watching?:

A classic example of the humanized writing [on the season finale of "The Office"] was the running gag about Holly believing that Kevin was retarded. “You drive your own car? Wow….I am so proud of you.” Here's something where Kevin behaves the way he always behaves, and Holly behaves in a way that seems appropriate (for her and the situation), and you can see exactly how she'd read their encounters as Kevin being slow while Kevin would read them as Holly wanting to get him in bed. Much as I love "The Office," there are times when the show forces its characters' behavior to extremes in order to get a big laugh.

The full episode can be viewed here.

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