So, a few questions for anyone who watched the "newpeat" episodes of "The Office" tonight:
1)Other than the subplot about Pam winning the 6th grade art contest, was there anything new in the first half hour?
2)Was there anything new, period, in the second half hour? My DVR recorded both "The Office" and "Scrubs" but somehow cut off between 8:59 and 9. I'm assuming the Andy in anger management scene -- the entire point of the concept, to help correct the failed experiment -- was plugged back in, but I have no way of knowing for sure. And the rest of the episode was all familiar, though admittedly I watched the producer's cut on NBC.com the morning after it originally aired.
I wasn't too enthralled by the execution. In particular, I felt "The Return" would have really benefited by the insertion of the scene where Jim tips off Michael about Andy's brown-nosing routine. Without it, Michael's uncharacteristically perceptive; with it, he's still Michael, and Jim's being even more decent than usual.