Date: March 28, 2022 09:35 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
Honestly if you went all the way and wrote an entire episode based on MCU/DCU movies in the OCU I’d absolutely read it. Golden(face).
Author's Response: *writes furiously*
Date: February 19, 2022 06:16 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
I don’t know how you wrote this as if it’s a real script for TV. It’s so good!
Author's Response: The secret is: you let John, Steve and Jenna do the hard work for you. Thank you so much!
Date: February 18, 2022 09:16 am Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
I know the square root of zer about the Marvel Universe, but this is fun! They really needed to do more am-dram.
And I loved Cece doing JimFace!
Author's Response: Fortunately for the sake of this fic, I don't either - I don't think you would've missed anything besides the Human Torch joke.
I know! Purposefully bad writing can be a lot of fun. Witness The Client and Threat Level Midnight.
Cece would've been the breakout star of this documentary if her parents had let her onscreen more. Guarantee it.
Thank YOU for taking the time to read and review!
Date: February 15, 2022 01:52 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
I feel cleansed! I no longer agree with the suits! This isn't a single pop culture reference but has call backs to at least eight iconic trends. The higher ups missed millions in cross marketing and product placement opportunities! Total fiscal irresponsibility
djc, you had me head banging to the disclaimer. And Devil dogs! How can you not love a company that has a duck baker as their representative, and they are Kosher!
Once again you have hit it out of the park! Perfection though I did have to look away when you introduced Gabe into the mix, but that's on me, not you.
Please excuse me for the total abuse of exclamation points!
Author's Response: Thrilled to see you've gotten on the other side of the network again! Maybe you're right. It's just a lack of vision. At the very least, it could have been a whole mini-video series to rival The Accountants.
Seriously. I was VERY surprised to learn Drake's isn't everywhere. I guess they'll have to settle for everywhere that counts.
Sorry - he seemed like the only one who would be confused about the MCU reference but also care enough to ask. And I did make it clear his girlfriend is about to dump him, which I hope makes you feel better.
You are excused. Thanks for taking the time to read and review!
Date: February 15, 2022 07:26 am Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
This was so much fun! I really loved it from start (including the disclaimer!!) to the very end. My personal favourite was Jim jump dancing to his health plan version on Let’s talk about sex. Amazing. I’m so glad you added all the references you used as I was thinking of them as I went, particularly the Blades of Glory one and then to see them all there was great. So glad you did this one!!!
Author's Response: I had entirely too much fun rewriting those lyrics tbh. Salt-N-Pepa supremacy.
Glad you liked it! Thanks for taking the time to review!
Date: February 14, 2022 07:19 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
Let me start by saying I'm singing along to the disclaimer -and that's how you do a disclaimer (and don't get sued - too funny)
Next let me say I don't know much about the MCU (Marvel edition) but now thanks to this fic I know more than maybe anyone should about the MCU - Michaelscott Cinematic Universe.
Okay Deep Nose - that is classic MS and I love the image of the Golden Torch.
I'm kinda giddy over thinking about the MCU version of Chocolat...hoping it includes some commentary about the texture the cake takes on when you eat one, how they almost expand in your mouth and take over. Also is the link because not everyone will know what these are? Quite honestly I haven't had one in quite a long time and now I'm kind of craving one so thanks for that.
'Never completed' made me laugh. But I do think I like the Let's Talk About health baby, Let's pick a new PCP the best.
Totally see Pam dropping out thanks to a costume - it works even without the blades of glory reference which I din't know until the end notes.
Nice to see there's a comic book division too. Cute.
You always come up with such clever stuff for these.
Lots of fun with this one.
Author's Response: I'm not going to lie: I am starting to run out of clever ideas for disclaimers, so I'm glad this one worked.
Much like the actual MCU, the Michaelscott Cinematic Universe is wide-ranging, convoluted and requires you to do a lot of work to understand what's going on. But you can see Michaelscott Cinematic Universe movies basically for free, so really, there's a clear winner here.
Deep Nose is my sneaky favorite joke of this fic, so I'm glad you noticed that one.
Yeah, it turns out devil dogs are like a very brand-specific thing and not widely available most places, which I guess I *should* have known not having ever seen them anywhere too far from New England, but was not a connection I ever made. And if I've made you hungry for one, I'm calling this fic a success.
Those lyrics were entirely too fun to write.
Ha! Awesome. I was banking on everyone getting the Jenna Fischer bio-reference, so nice to hear that it works otherwise.
Thanks for taking the time to read and write such a detailed review!
Date: February 14, 2022 03:56 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
I love everything about this, particularly Michael not being able to get through the TWSS joke, and Pam's comic book callback.
(Also, in my own headcanon of your fic, she later found the Blades of Glory outfit and took it home for Jim to enjoy)
Author's Response: I figured I should probably write *some* JAM into a fic on the JAM fanfic site.
HA. I love that. Headcanon adopted.
Date: February 14, 2022 03:48 pm Title: For pacing reasons we lost a joke about Michael creating a totally original series of comedies about a police academy called Cop School
Lots of fun as always. Jim having to "star" in all the Michael Scot movies since he can't get any real work done seems fun. Especially his irritation at having to re-live them all with Pam grinning beside him there. However him being all heart eyes over Pam's comics was just delightful. Really loved that Comic Cece is making a Jim face in the comic too. Fun image to visualize for sure.
Pam and Erin having to pull double duty with the cease and desist folder tracks well too. I can imagine Erin coming up to Pam one day asking about that file and Pam having to explain it all. Felt like a nice bit of receptionist bonding.
Great fun as always.
Author's Response: I'm not going to lie, I made myself chuckle quite a few times writing this one, some I'm glad it was enjoyable to read, too.
Team Reception 4eva! One of these days, I swear, I am going to write the Pam/Erin friendship fic. Just you wait.
Thanks as always for taking the time to review!