The Office


Is there something intrinsically funny about Jell-O? That quivery texture? Those see-through Crayola colors? The legacy of tacky recipes-Jell-O salad, Jell-O vodka shots, and the like?

Certainly when Dwight (Rainn Wilson, the self-important nerd in NBC’s The Office), whipped out the evidence of a colleague’s prank-a stapler congealed inside a bowl-shaped mound of Jell-O-it was the lightest moment in this new comedy’s pilot episode...

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.