|Michael Scott says "Top o'the mornin'" (in a horrible "Irish" accent) to Erin and the viewers.|
"It is St. Patrick's Day. And here in Scranton, that is a huge deal. It is the closest that the Irish will ever get to Christmas."
It's St. Patrick's Day and the staff of Dunder Miflin are decked out in green and in a festive mood. Except for Angela (Angela Kinsey) who is wearing white and "protesting" St. Patrick's Day.
Michael Scott (Steve Carell) wants to let everyone leave on time so they can gather at Shanny O'Gannigans, a nearby Irish pub, to celebrate and consume green booze. But company CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates) has other ideas.
|Erin (Ellie Kemper) gives out green M & M's, Michael calls them "Nature's Viagra."|
|Jo Bennett with a friend.|
|Andy tries to impress Erin with his "kilt" (actually his sister's field hockey skirt!)|
J.A. Morris says:
This a good episode of The Office. We get one of the rare signs that Michael has grown at all since the first season when he (sort of) stands up to Jo. Of course he spends most of the episode acting like an idiot, saying inappropriate things about the staff, and kissing up to Jo, so his "growth" is relative.
But at least the workers get to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
|Creed (Creed Bratton) and Meredith (Kate Flannery) dance a "jig".|
If you enjoyed The Office, you should revisit "St. Patrick's Day" now or on a St. Patrick's Day in the future.
J.A. Morris' rating:
I don't know if I have a lot more to add to my co-blogger's comments above, but here are a few thoughts:
The Office trades on awkward situations and St. Patrick's Day (as presently celebrated in the U.S.) certainly has the potential to create awkwardness. So, the holiday and the show are a good fit for each other.
|Drinking green shots with co-workers on St. Patrick's Day -- is this really a good idea?|
|Jo holds a "town hall meeting" to solicit ideas from staff -- is this really a good idea?|
2 and a half shamrocks