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"The Office" Wedding Rocks

It took almost the entire hour for Niagara Falls to make a significant appearance during Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert's (John Krasinski) wedding on "The Office" Thursday night, but it was well worth the wait.

After being tormented by all their co-workers from the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, the couple escaped from the planned church wedding and first got hitched on the "Maid of the Mist."

Then it appeared that they did it all over again at the church, with their goofy co-workers re-creating the famous You Tube video dancing scene to Chris Brown's "Forever" that has had about 26 million page views.

Afterwards, Jim told the documentary crew that he bought the boat ticket after he saw the You Tube video -- called JK Wedding Entrance or Jill and Kevin's Big Day -- and knew he needed a backup plan.

The series is an acquired taste and undoubtedly some new viewers may have been turned off by the slow pace of the 15 minutes.

But things gradually and significantly improved, with the best line coming from Jim after the rehearsal dinner toast in which he accidentally revealed to Pam's conservative grandmother that the bride is pregnant.

"Is there something about being manager that makes you say stupid things?" Jim asked Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Regular viewers knew that Jim was recently named co-manager of the Scranton, Pa. branch with Michael.

Michael added to the hilarity with his clumsy speech about premarital sex directed at Pam's grandmother, who already was upset because she accidentally ran into Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" on her hotel TV and couldn't turn it off.

All in all, I thought the Falls looked spectacular, the hour flew by quickly, the episode used many of the characters effectively and was funny and romantic enough to get an Emmy nomination next year.

What did you think? And if you were a first-time viewer, will you go back to "The Office" again? And do you think Jim and Pam's version of "Forever" will have as many views as Jill and Kevin's?

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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