MONDO EXTRAS

I'm The Man In The Box

by Stee November 9, 2005
Profit: Pilot

Joanne walks down the hallway in her purple suit; girl likey the purple. She passes Profit, who grabs her by the neck. Whoa! Ah, but it was all a dream! She wakes up with a start in what looks like a houseboat. I wonder if Sonny Crockett's alligator is there.

Office. Joanne arrives. She's mercifully opted for something a little less pastel today. But she is wearing gloves, showing that Profit's style is rubbing off on her. Jack approaches, and they have witty repartee about Profit and then about her not being able to sleep and her therapist suggesting that she not talk about her sleeping habits with her ex-lover.

Profit. He goes to Gail's cubicle and gives her a memo he needs to be written on Chaz's official stationery. Man, hasn't the woman suffered enough? Jack and Joanne show up (ooh, she is wearing a horrible light teal; awful), and a guilty-looking Profit looks up from Gail's cube and says hi. After they leave, Profit says that he wants Gail to show Jack the memo right before some upcoming conference.

Is it just me, or is does this show have a hell of a lot of plot? I bet Manimal was a lot less complicated. Just a bunch of dudes turning into tigers and shit.

As Jack gets into his car, Gail shows Jack the fake memo from Chaz. Profit voice-over-reads the non-Chaz memo, saying that they've decided to tell the truth about "Baby's Finest," and Apple Juice-gate. Profit watches from a window, and then immediately calls the newspaper guy (who used to be roommates with Jack). Profit puts on his best Bruce Campbell in The Hudsucker Proxy voice and pretends to be from G&G PR, telling the reporter to show up outside the meeting afterward to get the exclusive on the new honesty bit directly from Jack.

Home. Profit. Naked. Computer. Profit, his hair all Sideshow Bob, looks at photos of the acquisitions group on the company's intranet. (I'm just pretending I know what that word means. Shh.)

After the meeting. Restaurant. Reporter guy (Sandy) approaches Jack and tells him he heard Jack's ready to talk about Apple Juice-gate, which Jack thinks he's supposed to do, based on the fake Chaz memo.

Meanwhile, we're back in Lawnmower Man mode as Profit "goes" into Jack's "office," and we cut back and forth, Sandy finally getting Jack to talk, saying he knows Jack wants to get it off his chest (about the baby food scandal). And as Jack relents and says to the newspaper man, "Okay. Fire away," the little avatar of Jack "explodes." Wow. Computers are cool! And they can be symbolic. In other words: Profit has started Jack's demise. And fucked up his computer avatar at the same time to represent said downfall symbolically!

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I'm The Man In The Box

by Stee November 9, 2005
Profit: Pilot

Joanne walks down the hallway in her purple suit; girl likey the purple. She passes Profit, who grabs her by the neck. Whoa! Ah, but it was all a dream! She wakes up with a start in what looks like a houseboat. I wonder if Sonny Crockett's alligator is there.

Office. Joanne arrives. She's mercifully opted for something a little less pastel today. But she is wearing gloves, showing that Profit's style is rubbing off on her. Jack approaches, and they have witty repartee about Profit and then about her not being able to sleep and her therapist suggesting that she not talk about her sleeping habits with her ex-lover.

Profit. He goes to Gail's cubicle and gives her a memo he needs to be written on Chaz's official stationery. Man, hasn't the woman suffered enough? Jack and Joanne show up (ooh, she is wearing a horrible light teal; awful), and a guilty-looking Profit looks up from Gail's cube and says hi. After they leave, Profit says that he wants Gail to show Jack the memo right before some upcoming conference.

Is it just me, or is does this show have a hell of a lot of plot? I bet Manimal was a lot less complicated. Just a bunch of dudes turning into tigers and shit.

As Jack gets into his car, Gail shows Jack the fake memo from Chaz. Profit voice-over-reads the non-Chaz memo, saying that they've decided to tell the truth about "Baby's Finest," and Apple Juice-gate. Profit watches from a window, and then immediately calls the newspaper guy (who used to be roommates with Jack). Profit puts on his best Bruce Campbell in The Hudsucker Proxy voice and pretends to be from G&G PR, telling the reporter to show up outside the meeting afterward to get the exclusive on the new honesty bit directly from Jack.

Home. Profit. Naked. Computer. Profit, his hair all Sideshow Bob, looks at photos of the acquisitions group on the company's intranet. (I'm just pretending I know what that word means. Shh.)

After the meeting. Restaurant. Reporter guy (Sandy) approaches Jack and tells him he heard Jack's ready to talk about Apple Juice-gate, which Jack thinks he's supposed to do, based on the fake Chaz memo.

Meanwhile, we're back in Lawnmower Man mode as Profit "goes" into Jack's "office," and we cut back and forth, Sandy finally getting Jack to talk, saying he knows Jack wants to get it off his chest (about the baby food scandal). And as Jack relents and says to the newspaper man, "Okay. Fire away," the little avatar of Jack "explodes." Wow. Computers are cool! And they can be symbolic. In other words: Profit has started Jack's demise. And fucked up his computer avatar at the same time to represent said downfall symbolically!

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