The Office - In Winnipeg

Tonight's the night.

Don't even THINK of trying to contact me between 8:00 and 8:30 Central Time, 'cause I won't answer the phone, my cell or be checking emails. (I will however, be continually checking my blog and Twitter for comments before and after the show, as per my usual sad evening routine in a desperate search for recognition and acceptance ...)

I'll be glued to the TV with the DVR running because the episode of "The Office" I have been waiting weeks for is finally here.

Yup. Michael is on his way to our fair city for what he THINKS is an international business trip "overseas". Why Winnipeg? Well, why not? Apparently we are just "the right balance between exotic and obscure" according to the show's writer.

Um... okaaaaay. I'll take that as a compliment.

I guess.
Oh, I KNOW they will take jabs at our weather and small-city idiosyncracies... but I don't care. I mean, if you can't laugh at yourself, er, well... just pretend, because everyone else will laugh at you anyway.

At least that's what I keep telling myself.

Yes, my Winnipeg will finally be famous. Or infamous. I'll know better AFTER the episode airs.

But wait. Now I recall this isn't the first time our city has been featured on prime-time television. Homer Simpson drove here for cheap drugs a few years ago too.

Gee. I wonder if it's telling that Winnipeg is once again featured on a comedy show?

Nah. It's just a coincidence.... right?

9 People would rather be commenting:

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha! Well at least it adds extra interest to the show, for the people of Winniwhatsit ;O)

Jill said...

Well congrats! Or something?

Fancy Schmancy said...

It's totally because people in Winnipeg have such a great sense or humor!

Ed & Jeanne said...

If I were going to actually watch TV I'd watch The Office. I've seen some clips on YouTube. Very funny.

PS – You better not miss my post for Fri 11/14. I’m one post shy of 600 and out of those there are only 3 current pictures of VE and NONE of him when he was younger. Ever wonder what teen VE looked like? Here’s your opportunity to find out along with a mega embarrassing meme as well. It’s not pretty.

Maureen said...

Okay, it's 8:30... whew! I can get back online again...

Babs: Winniwhatsit!!! Love it! At least it's better than "Winterpeg".

Jill: Thanks. I think.

Fancy Schmancy: Aw, thanks.... hey wait aminnit... are you doing that "we're laughing WITH you, not AT you" thing???? ;)

VE: They have some good moments. And yes, I'll be there. I would never miss embarassing youth pics of my blogger buddies!!!!

Irene said...

I still have to look on a map and see where exactly Winnipeg is in Canada. You know, to us Europeans there is just Canada and that is it. We don't realize the diversity of it. So Winnipeg has a quite humorous reputation? Must feel great to come from a funny city. Do you sort of mumble the name of the town when people ask you where you are from?

Maureen said...

The Boisterous Butterfly: Well, if you look at a map of Canada, we are smack in the middle! As to our humerous reputation, I guess we DO need a sense of humor to survive the weather; from hot in the summer to 40 below in winter.... and yes, I usually mumble "Winterpeg" when people ask where I am from! ;)

Irene said...

You poor thing, you. Why did people ever settle there? Does it have a lot of redeeming features? Majestic mountains, imposing rivers, primordial forests? Or are there only windswept plains?

Cupcake Blonde said...

I looked for your Tweets during the show but did not see any. Where you that upset with the episode? I thought it showed Winnipeg in a great light and if that hotel is real I so want to go there. The lobby was gorgeous! Now your conceriges...they may leave a lot to be desired. (Question, was she naming off places that actually exist in Winnipeg?)

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