Yeah, it has Jack Black, Cloris Leachman, and Jessica Alba.
Yeah, Give Me My Remote raved about the episode, saying it was a delightful throwback to season two.
Yeah, the cast has been going on and on about it.
You know what I think? I think y'all said the same thing about "Dinner Party." And that episode was terrible. You know what else was terrible? Last week's episode, "Prince Family Paper." I suppose it's possible that they poured so much funny into "Stress Relief" (airing Sunday) that they didn't have any left over for its predecessor, but I'm doubtful that they can take such a huge leap from craptastic (no seriously, I never even cracked a smile) to comedic brilliance in a mere ten day turnaround.
The clips I've seen aren't very funny, although then again, the clips I saw for "Weight Loss" weren't funny, either.
The Jam storyline seems to be promising, though.
From what I can piece together...
Pam's dad shows up to tell her that he and her mom are splitting up.
Pam is pretty upset, and Jim tries to cheer her up by watching bootleg movies (?). But Andy is the only one who knows how this works, so they have to deal with Andy (?).
The breakup of Pam's parents makes Pam question her relationship with Jim (if Mom and Dad can't make it work, how are Jim and I supposed to do it?), but Jim is wonderful and reassuring.
And then Jim and Pam elope. (Okay, I made that one up.)
I promise not to forget that both Alias's "Phase One" and Grey's Anatomy's "It's the End of the World" were post-Super Bowl episodes and they lived up to some very high expectations. I refuse, however, to stop questioning why NBC chose The Office and not 30 Rock for this spot.