Super-Sized Office

Though it’s been recanted, there was talk a few days ago that NBC would start airing The Office as an hour-long show every week. I’m glad they’re not sticking to that plan. I love the show (as I did the British version), but I’ve always felt that the super-sized episodes didn’t quite work. The extra material fits great onto a DVD, but when you’re watching the episode, you want those jokes that didn’t quite work out to be trimmed away. Sitcoms should be lean and funny, not long and wordy.