I’m talking about the nuptials of Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly, of course! If you’re not a fan of The Office, you can stop reading now. But for everyone else, how about that special 1-hour episode the other night? Hubby and I thought it to be amazing – I laughed, I cried, I laughed until I cried… Thursday’s episode was heartwarming, hilarious, and humongous with its 1-hour run time!
Now I will be the first to admit that some of the plot lines contained within this episode were so outrageous that they were almost silly. But given this show’s talented cast and production staff, things that would normally be ridiculous on other shows instead made for some great tv in this case. I won’t waste your time with a recap; you can get that here from the quick-witted tvguide.com writers. But I absolutely loved this episode, so after much deliberation, here are my top 3 moments from The Office episode “Niagara”:
3. Pam’s 80-year-old “Nema” saying, “I had to sit there while it happened to me.” – Pam’s grandmother is referring to the previous night in her hotel room when she couldn’t figure out how to get the tv channel switched from the movie “Bruno”. Having been exposed to the same trash, her line echoed my sentiments exactly!
2. This exchange was the one that had me crying laughing:
Pam Beesly: Hey hey! Where are you? Can you take Andy to the hospital?
Jim Halpert: What?
Pam Beesly: He tore his scrotum dancing.
Jim Halpert: What?
Pam Beesly: He is in my room icing his balls.
Jim Halpert: What?
Oh, my – TOO funny, enough said!
And the best moment of the episode was… (drum roll please)…
1. The wedding dance! The attendants and attendees of Pam and Jim’s wedding danced down the aisle, imitating a popular youtube video. I struggled deciding which version to post on my blog, the real one or The Office’s version, and I went with the original. Not only is it entertaining to watch this happen at a real wedding (can’t believe they allowed this in a church, but if you look, the officiant is standing on the altar, grooving along!), but I decided not to post the clip from The Office because I think much of its entertainment value comes from being a fan of the show. If you are a fan of the show, then you’ve already seen the musical montage in this episode set to Chris Brown’s Forever (shows what I know – after his arrest, I just assumed that Brown was another trouble-plagued hip-hop star, but this song actually has me tapping my toes. Am I a Chris Brown fan?). Non-Office fans wouldn’t appreciate all of the significance of the events that take place during this scene of the show, so I figured, why show it? I LOVED this part; it’s the part that made me cry, albeit with happy tears, of course. Every moment between Pam and Jim for the past 5 seasons has been leading up to this moment, and despite all of the anticipation by fans and viewers, it did not disappoint! I won’t say much more – don’t want to spoil it for fans who haven’t yet watched, but let’s just say (assume Comic Book Guy’s voice from the Simpsons): “Best. Episode. EVER.” One I will be watching over and over, laughing and crying each time.
The original version of the Forever wedding dance (this couple also made a parody of their own wedding video with them doing the Forever dance in court during their (fake) divorce proceedings if you want to check it out):
2 thoughts on “Finally, The Wedding!”
I loved it, too. How about the toast at the pre-wedding dinner? But the dance was GREAT! And Andy’s daNcing mishap was CLASSIC!
Oh, yes… both are classics and were difficult to leave off my list. I began the list with 5 top moments, but then I realized, the entire episode was worthy of top moments lists, so I cut it down to 3. Andy’s “banana split” was on the top 5!!!
I loved how well-written Jim’s toast was. It was an incredible speech, until he stumbled, then it just went downhill from there, no thanks to Michael, of course!