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I'm confused, the theme was clearly The Office but it felt far more like a Modern Family parody. I can only assume it was supposed to be The Office though given we're now in the noughties?
 

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I'm confused, the theme was clearly The Office but it felt far more like a Modern Family parody. I can only assume it was supposed to be The Office though given we're now in the noughties?
Theme seemed more Modern Family with the music and the way they were talking and looking at the camera. I mean I guess Office is similar so could be either. Defo MF vibes though.
 

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I'm confused, the theme was clearly The Office but it felt far more like a Modern Family parody. I can only assume it was supposed to be The Office though given we're now in the noughties?
It was most like modern family (with Olson basically doing a Julie Bowen impression) but I would guess they were going for a generalised parody of that 00's style mockumentary comedy (Modern Family, The Office, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development). It didn't have to be quite as specific as the Malcolm in the Middle one.
 

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It was most like modern family (with Olson basically doing a Julie Bowen impression) but I would guess they were going for a generalised parody of that 00's style mockumentary comedy (Modern Family, The Office, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development). It didn't have to be quite as specific as the Malcolm in the Middle one.
Modern Family is surely far more of a 10's era comedy than 00's though? Given it started in 2009. I would say The Office defined the 00s far more. The theme was also clearly The Office wasn't it?

Then again it's far harder to do an Office impression than Modern Family in that context.
 

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Modern Family is surely far more of a 10's era comedy than 00's though? Given it started in 2009. I would say The Office defined the 00s far more. The theme was also clearly The Office wasn't it?

Then again it's far harder to do an Office impression than Modern Family in that context.
The opening titles were a nod to The Office, the rest of the episode was a Modern Family parody. The house and kitchen were made to look almost identical.
 

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Modern Family is surely far more of a 10's era comedy than 00's though? Given it started in 2009. I would say The Office defined the 00s far more. The theme was also clearly The Office wasn't it?

Then again it's far harder to do an Office impression than Modern Family in that context.
I think they're being fairly broad in terms of the decades too. I mean technically Malcolm in the Middle is also a 00's choice given it started in 2000.

It's more about the stylistic generations, I think. Malcolm in the Middle marked a specific stylistic shift away from the then-prevalent multi-cam sitcoms to the now ubiquitous single cam format. Then later on you had a wave of Office-inspired mockucomedies, which is yet another specific style for them to mine. I think they're more interested in those style shifts than which particular comedy they're aping or when they technically started.

But yeah, the theme song seemed to be a reference to The Office. Even if the episode more closely copies Modern Family (because the set up suits it better) that Office-style theme music is probably the most immediate way to clue you in to the type of sitcom they're doing this week.
 

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Opening credits for last episode were also a hat tip to Happy Endings sitcom which was produced by Russo Brothers.

 

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Modern Family is surely far more of a 10's era comedy than 00's though? Given it started in 2009. I would say The Office defined the 00s far more. The theme was also clearly The Office wasn't it?

Then again it's far harder to do an Office impression than Modern Family in that context.
The bits in the van felt quite Arrested Development-esque.
 

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I think they're being fairly broad in terms of the decades too. I mean technically Malcolm in the Middle is also a 00's choice given it started in 2000.

It's more about the stylistic generations, I think. Malcolm in the Middle marked a specific stylistic shift away from the then-prevalent multi-cam sitcoms to the now ubiquitous single cam format. Then later on you had a wave of Office-inspired mockucomedies, which is yet another specific style for them to mine. I think they're more interested in those style shifts than which particular comedy they're aping or when they technically started.

But yeah, the theme song seemed to be a reference to The Office. Even if the episode more closely copies Modern Family (because the set up suits it better) that Office-style theme music is probably the most immediate way to clue you in to the type of sitcom they're doing this week.
Oh, mad, always assumed MitM started earlier than that.

I guess I assumed episode eight would be the 2010's so that'd be the Modern Family episode but maybe the last two episodes will be pure plot now given that ending.
 

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Oh, mad, always assumed MitM started earlier than that.

I guess I assumed episode eight would be the 2010's so that'd be the Modern Family episode but maybe the last two episodes will be pure plot now given that ending.
Given her world has been shattered I believe that too
The sitcom situation is now gone with the reveal of a villain and her kids taken
 

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Oh, mad, always assumed MitM started earlier than that.

I guess I assumed episode eight would be the 2010's so that'd be the Modern Family episode but maybe the last two episodes will be pure plot now given that ending.
I think with the reveal we got, we are done with following a decades theme for the episode and will now purely be about the plot as you say.
 

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I’ve loved the show (including the first few episodes), but this song/reveal might just be my favourite thing so far