Saturday, July 02, 2011

THE OFFICE recut as a traditional sitcom

Okay,this is brilliant! THE OFFICE recut as a typical cheesy 80s or 90s sitcom. It was made by benny2700, whoever that is. So put your Walkman down, stop playing Pong for a few moments and enjoy this video.

16 comments:

Zack Bennett said...

Benny2700 must not be a fan of Ed Helms. Not only is he uncredited, he doesn't appear anywhere in this video.

Jaime J. Weinman said...

Someone -- I can't remember who so I can't give credit -- pointed out that the recut also shows how the documentary format acts as its own laugh track, in a way. The laughter and even music cues seem pointless because Jim is looking at the camera to sell the joke. It's putting a hat on top of another hat.

Miller-Boyett's theme composers, Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay, really need to come back and create cheesy theme songs like that one again. Disney Channel's pop-style theme songs are downright boring most of the time.

Anonymous said...

not a "classic" sitcom as much as late 80's ABC sitcom.

And if done right, the last credit should have gotten an "And" in front of it.

Eduardo Jencarelli said...

Gotta appreciate this ingenious bit of editing, even if the documentary single camera style doesn't quite mesh with the laugh track.

I actually began watching The Office for the first time less than 3 weeks ago. I'm halfway through the second season, and loving every minute of it.

David O'Hara said...

wow......................zzzzzzzzzz

Matt said...

I agree with the last credit needing an "and" plus one other detail, the last credit should be "Created By _______". Details details. Dang, I miss the TGIF lineup on ABC!

Jim, Cheers Fan said...

Benny2700 must not be a fan of Ed Helms

Huh. I thought it was just me.

I think in a truly cheesy sitcom, Dwight would've gotten the big "Whoooooo! like Kramer did for a while (I always wonder if Larry David got annoyed with that after a few shows and went out and told the audience to stop it, in a very CYE way) and every character got towards the end of a few old dinosaurs.

Paul Duca said...

At least this pointed out which character Creed Barton plays...I don't watch, but I am interested in the former member of the Grass Roots.

Max Clarke said...

Enjoyed it. Wouldn't mind a new theme song if it were done as well as the Randy Newman song for Monk.

As an experiment sometime, would be fun to see an episode of The Office that was shot as a traditional sitcom, but everything they did would parody the format.

Jeffrey Leonard said...

Benny 2700...you nailed it!

sparky said...

I've been watching some old "Happy Days" episodes on the Hub channel. The constant hollering and applause by the audience is really annoying. TV sure was loud in the 70s.

Mike said...

As someone who grew up with those late '80s/early '90s sitcoms, that was great. Very well done.

Also, @Jim, Cheers Fan: Actually, I have read the producers did ask the Seinfeld audience to knock off the Kramer applause, as the cast felt it was throwing off their timing.

Naz said...

If The Office had a laugh track I never would have watched it. I actually cringed with this recut.

sephim said...

Thanks. I could have gone through life happily without ever hearing that fucking theme song again.

Jonah Davenport said...

hahaha! That was classic (or should I say, is a classic)! Loved it.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant. Was it mandatory that all late 80s and early 90s sitcoms feature a scratchy voiced singer and bright, bright colors in the intro? I am so glad the inexplicable trend of using a laugh track is going away. It rendered so many shows unwatchable for me. Can't even watch Letterman's show anymore, which may not have a laugh track, but has an audience that claps and laughs at EVERYTHING he does.