Harper vs. Halpert: The Newsroom vs. The Office Edition
Ah, drinking games. A reason to guzzle down alcohol at a rapid pace where prize and punishment are equal - more booze. What’s not to love? Especially when it involves sticky, grimy quarters, as it does for ‘Up Chickens, Down Chickens,’ the preferred game of choice by both The Newsroom and The Office staffers.
Exhibit A: A party scene from Sunday’s 7th episode of The Newsroom.
Exhibit B: Group Happy Hour during season 3, episode 18 of The Office. Also known as Toby’s sad quest to win Pam a stuffed duck.
Coincidence? Random act of workplace fate? Maybe. But aren’t there, oh I don’t know, about a hundred other drinking games that could have been used on Sunday instead? The commonalities here clearly don’t end with floppy-haired employees named Jim.