“Here Comes Treble” is both the latest and the last Halloween-themed episode of The Office, which has certainly turned in some memorable episodes through the years when it comes time to dress up the cast in funny costumes.

Check below for the full review…

The Players:

  • Director: Claire Scanlon
  • Writers: Own Ellickson
  • Cast: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, B.J. Novak

Episode Title: “Here Comes Treble”

It’s Halloween, and that means fun costumes. Also, Andy reunites with his a capella group and Dwight discovers a drug scandal in the office.

The Good:

  • Cold Pumpkin: The cold open started things off on a high note. Dwight with a pumpkin stuck on his head just works – it just does.
  • Creed: The blood on shirt/didn’t know it was Halloween joke was great, like Creed meets American Psycho.
  • Darryl: His interjection with, “Who?”, during the staff meeting was just about perfect – and funny.
  • George Michael: Can’t lie: Andy looked good as “Faith” – era George Michael. He also scored with the, “You got Qs, I got As,” line.
  • Best Moment: The shot of Dwight holding his ears while Here Comes Treble sing their hearts out to Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” was quick, but no less an extremely funny visual.
  • A Capella Groupies: Now we know what Andy and his cool, Here Comes Treble buddies call their lady fans: “slutty treb rats.”
  • Best Costume: Kevin as Charlie Brown wins it!
  • Best Line: There were some good ones, but let’s go with the young guy in Here Comes Treble who says to Andy (dressed as George Michael): “I thought you were Adam Lambert.”

The Bad:

  • Medication: The Dwight-Nellie plot didn’t really go anywhere. It did include the nice peanut butter scene with Darryl in the kitchen, but still mostly blah.
  • Jim/Pam: Only because part of the Jim/Pam plot overlapped with Here Comes Treble singing “I’ll Be” from Edwin Mccain (two references tonight for Edwin!!) was it not deemed a total bore.
  • Colbert: Stephen Colbert guest-starred, in a minor way, and he brought nothing to the table. Maybe because he was on a computer screen the entire time, but his visit provided no spark.

Overall:

The Halloween costumes made up for story-lines that did not work, but there were a bunch of fun and funny moments throughout to give the show’s final Halloween-themed episode a passing grade. The little moments (Creed, Darryl), far outshined any of the three plots, even if the Andy/Here Comes Treble plot did provide some good laughs.

 

Rating: 7/10

The Office airs on NBC at 9pm (ET/PT) on Thursday nights.

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