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Tough episode to get behind, in my opinion. There's virtually no likeable character in this episode, and the "Michael screws up until his realization in the final minutes" bit has been done about 8 times now. ("AD" always had Michael, or at least George-Michael to be likeable, by the way) It seemed to flash back to the Season 1 episodes, which were funny but not quite in sync.
Not to say there wasn't a lot of funny stuff. That guy they got to play Creed is amazing. Oscar going nuts about the creepy jazz babies was good, too.

"It's kitsch. It's the opposite of art. It destroys art. It destroys souls. This is so much more offensive to me than hardcore porno. I'm talking about (Michael cuts him off)"

And the solution? Oscar wears the poster on a T-shirt.

One of the more clever jokes, oddly enough, is the title of the episode. Tells you what the show is about and the outcome that won't really be happening.
Season finale next week is written by Steve Carell. Not sure what to expect, although I'm optimistic.

EDIT (05/07/06): Northern Attack has a much more thorough recap, and he liked the episode a lot more.
Also, a legal blog found something to like in the episode. Very interesting.

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