Picks and Pans Review: Dear Mr. Scott,

updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

When I first visited the Scranton branch (henceforth known as The Office) last March, I was under the impression that you were the star employee. But I found your performance to be without heart. Frankly, I got a little bored of your general shallowness. I recall the words "buffoonish" and "grating" coming to mind.

Revisiting now, I see that you're not quite as desperate for attention as before, making The Office much more bearable. (By the way, has anyone told you you look like that 40-Year-Old Virgin guy Steve Carell?) But what really stands out to me are two of your employees, Jim and Pam (John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer). Their sweetly flirtatious relationship has revitalized The Office. As you know, we had been discussing downsizing your branch, but as long as that endearing sales guy and mousy receptionist keep making each other blush, we will reconsider. The Office is working better than ever, and for that, your entire team is to be commended. I look forward to my next visit this Tuesday. Perhaps I can even persuade a few others to join me.

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