Mommy finally sat down and watched the premire of the Office on NBC. We've loved that show for years and own the first 2 seasons on DVD and wanted the 3rd for mommy's birthday next week. BUT she watched the premire episode and we are angry.
How dare the writers of the Office make a joke out of Dwight killing Angela's cat! For those of you who don't watch the show (and you can see clips from it on NBC.com), Angela asked Dwight, her boyfriend, to go to her house at lunch and give her sick cat Sprinkles her medicine because she couldn't.
Dwight took it upon himself to poison the cat with antihistimines until he thought Sprinkles was dead. Then he put Sprinkles in the freezer. We find out later that Sprinkles was NOT dead when Dwight put her in the freezer. She woke up inthe freezer, Angela said in a later scene she found her frozen foods shredded,and of course, died in the freezer.
Dwight said it is because he is "a farmer" and he wanted to put the sick cat out of its misery. Angela is of course mortified but everyone else acts as though it is "just a cat" and no big deal.
I also saw an episode of "Back to You" last Wednesday where Kelsey Grammer recieved a fish that, of course, was killed by (sarcasm) ha ha, him not knowing how to take care of it.
What is wrong with these writers? AND after the Michael Vick nightmare and the food poisonings this summer, and just plain human compassion, why aren't more people standing up and saying this behavior is NOT funny, it is cruel?
My mommy is going to write letters not only to the writers of the Office, but to NBC AND the advertisers on this and subsequent episodes (this story line will continue) asking why they are supporting animal cruelty as a joke.
It is time people stand up and say, animal death is not a joke.
Go to NBC.com and select the Office. We will follow up with more contact info for advertisers and phone numbers and addresses for NBC as we get them.
I hope you will all support a letter writing campaign and will boycott the Office as well as its advertisers until we viewers receive an appropriate apology.