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The Office Makes The Miami Heat the Butt of the Joke

Lets be honest, The Office is pretty much the sitcom equivilant of the Miami Dolphins right now: Once perfect, now in the midst of their worst season ever. That didn't stop them last night from making fun of the Miami Heat in their Halloween episode. 




Yeah, like I said, this isn't exactly their best season nor is it the funniest joke. In fact, there seems to be a bit of disagreement over what the punchline exactly was.


"It was far from funny, but I like the writers' belief that the very idea of Darryl, Kevin, and Jim dressing up as the infamous Bosh/Wade/James trio from the Miami Heat is supposed to be embarrassing," writes Myles McNutt over at The Onion's AV Club . "Let's ignore that they never said why they were dressing up as them, or why a perfectly reasonable person like Darryl would do such a thing (we only get Jim's justification), but I was entertained that the writers thought people would inherently get the joke. I'm not convinced they would, although I may be underestimating the popularization of the anti-fandom surrounding the trio."


Well, we kind of thought Jim's embarrassment came not from the fact that he has to dress up as a Miami Heat player, but rather that he had to dress up as Chris Bosh. Listen, if you're part of a Miami Heat group Halloween costume you don't want to be Bosh.


It's like being Khloe in a Kardashian sisters costume. Kevin Jonas in a Jonas Brother costume. That third chick in Destiny's Child. Anyone who's not Wolverine from the X-Men. A living member of the Jackson 5. Ringo Star. Pop*. No one wants to be those things for Halloween, and no one wants to be Chris Bosh. 

*Crackle and Snap are clearly superior. 

This isn't the first time a Miami team has been a punchline on TV this week. On South Park this week one of the characters took a slight jab at the Dolphins. 


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