Monday, December 10, 2007

Channeling My Holiday Michael Scott

I have written here before about my love of the show The Office. It is still my favorite show(although 30 Rock is creeping into the top spot) and the episode, which aired a few weeks ago, called "The Deposition" is already a classic as far as I am concerned.

The main character, Michael Scott, is known for saying the phrase "That's what she said." anytime that someone says something that could be used as a double entendre.

I have started a seasonal part time job selling Christmas trees on the weekends. I help the customers with their trees, picking them out, cutting branches, giving the trunk a fresh cut and then tying the tree to the roof of their cars. When dealing with the customers I have bite my tongue with all the double entendres that comes with Christmas trees. I find myself having to walk away just so I can mumble to myself "That's what she said." I can't help it. It is a sickness from watching The Office.

The following are parts of conversations I have been involved in or overheard this weekend. And, of course, all should have been followed up with ..."That's what she said."

"I like 'em big and bushy."

"I like them tall and erect."

"I'm not sure if that will work. I got soooo many balls."

"Can you tap that in the bottom."

"I like a nice tight bottom."

"I want the biggest one you got, that will fit in the back."

"If this will last for three weeks, I will be thrilled."

"I just hope I can get it up in the house."


Maddy said...

Excellent - if only we ever realized what we actually say out loud!

This is my calling card or link"Whittereronautism"until blogger comments get themselves sorted out.

Denise B. said...

Having taught teenagers...well, let's just say I'm a little hypersensitive to double meanings!

eclectic said...

You should have been in my law school class, William. Our entire three years was wasted on listening to lectures for the express purpose of finding a statement by the professor that could be subtexted with "That's what he said/she said." We cracked ourselves up. How we managed to pass the bar exam after all that, I'll never know. Must've been the tequila.

Bogart said...

Glad to hear that there are other 30-Rock fans out there...all 12 of us should start a support group or something!

Oh yea...thanks for the laughs.

Anonymous said...

I just hate it when it droops early...well, that's what he said.
(I am sure your boss appreciates you holding your tongue with the customers.) You are a hoot.

Anonymous said...

alas, we are victims of this humor as well. some of my boyfriend's friends were over for some football watching and I had made a lot of food, one dish was a 7-layer taco dip.

Friend: "wow, there's so much meat in every bite!"
Me: "That's what SHE said!"
Friend: "you are so cool!"

sari said...

"The Deposition" was a very good show, yes.

Amber said...

It's a tight race in our house (yes, that's what she said). between 30rock and the office, I mean.

I LOVE those shows!

kalki said...

We need to watch tv together. Those are our favorite shows, too. And also Scrubs. But 30 Rock is definitely our new favorite, and not just because Rob is in love with Tina Fey.

And I also want to buy my Christmas tree from you. You could totally say "That's what she said" to my face.

Unknown said...


I have a fake one. It's pre-lit. You just take it outta the box, assemble it and you're good to go.


Gwen said...

Your restraint is admirable. I don't think I could do it. Last week a co-worked commented on a bag of mine and said, "That's a nice bag." Without a moment's hesitation I replied, "That's what she said." Thankfully? They watch and understood.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for making me smile this morning. Wish I'd known you were selling trees, maybe I'd have come up and bought one from ya :)

OhTheJoys said...

Dear Beavis,

Butthead is looking for you.



Anonymous said...

How many "that's what she said" comments are in Circus Kelli's reply?

I have a fake one.
It's pre-lit.
You just take it outta the box, assemble it and you're good to go.

Heather said...

How do you keep a straight face? They must realize how what they are saying sounds.

My husband is a big follower of the Office as well. 30 Rock wins for me.

Nature Girl said...

Roflmao! No wonder you and my friend Scarlett get along. She likes to add "in bed" after reading fortune cookies. My most recent one was something to the effect of "you will soon find your talent and make your fortune" a most embarrasing fortune when reading that with Scarlett sitting next to you! LOL
thanks for the visit today, you made my day! ;)

Missy said...

i'm never gonna look at a xmas tree the same again! you had me cracking up...

Ern said...

I just don't understand how people walk around saying the things they say without "that's what she said"ing themselves.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

Man. I can't wait for "date night".

Linda said...

ROFLMAO! Reminds me of my college roommate's bachelorette party, when we read her the transcribed comments from when she opened her bridal-shower presents. Stuff along the lines of, "Untie that faster! Now, take it off... Wow, it's so big!" :-)

sherrypg said...

Did you see Deal or No Deal last night? At the end, Howie tells the guy to drop the ball into the slot and the guy starts laughing and says, "That's what she said."