1. “That’s What She Said”
As the smallest kid on the junior varsity basketball team, there were some drills I simply couldn’t perform. One of them involved carrying a larger teammate while running up and down the court. Forced instead to carry a huge sack of 20 basketballs, I complained to Coach that the balls were just too much for me to handle. That’s when I heard it. Without missing a beat, Coach delivered my first That’s What She Said. It was 1992. Throughout my adolescence, whenever I had the opportunity to throw a That’s What She Said into a conversation, I inserted it with skill, in just the right spot. It was hard, sometimes a stretch, but it was always worth it. Imagine my delight when Steve Carell began using this phrase on The Office.He delivered it expertly and repeatedly, satisfying me every time. A YouTube collection of all the That’s What She Saids went viral among my friends. Although it no longer has the staying power it once enjoyed, That’s What She Said has been permanently inscribed our pop culture lexicon. We had no idea it would get so huge.
We wrote “7 Things That Wouldn’t Exist Without ‘The Office’” for The Huffington Post and just littered the thing with almost non-stop dick jokes, followed by one sentimental sentence, followed by more dick jokes.
Office finale tonight. Tear….