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'The Office' Recap: 'Last Day In Florida'

March 12th, 2012 9:09pm EDT
Todd Packer
It’s the end of the line for ‘The Office’ Floridians. Well, at least some of them.

When Jim, Dwight and Nellie join in a game of golf with Robert California (where have you been?) it becomes clear to Jim that Dwight’s job is in jeopardy. Clearly, Robert is not pleased with how things are going, although he oddly does not fault Nellie for this. Jim knows Dwight is as safe as one of Moze’s squirrels.

Back at the Scranton office – and let’s just dwell on this briefly – it’s time to sell Girl Scout cookies. Yes, that sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Toby and Darryl, who both have daughters at abo...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Jury Duty'

February 5th, 2012 5:36pm EST
Angela Kinsey
I wouldn’t necessarily expect an episode of anything entitled “Jury Duty” to be hilarious. And I’d be right.

This wasn’t the worst episode of ‘The Office’ ever, but it certainly wasn’t anywhere near the top. It was, for the most part, boring. And while there were awkward parts, it was just painful and not very funny. What happened to this show being painfully funny?

Here’s the gist of the main plot: Jim was called for jury duty and ended up being released at noon on his first day. He decided to take the rest of the day off, and the next morning Pam needed help with the kids… and then he...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Pool Party'

January 22nd, 2012 8:25pm EST
Erin
Have you ever wanted to see Robert California naked? Or watch Gabe trip over his pants while falling into a pool naked? Or Erin ride Dwight’s shoulders? If so, then this is a twisted episode of ‘The Office’ for you!

Perhaps continuing his strange genius from last week, Kevin suggests to Robert that he have a “last hurrah” pool party at his home before it goes on the market. Somehow, Robert thinks this is a good idea, and an intimate get-together ensues… which involves several characters drinking entire bottles of wine, skinny-dipping, near proposals and pool violence. This sounds like Mich...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Trivia'

January 14th, 2012 4:29pm EST
Oscar
Who is the office’s secret weapon? Is it: a) Oscar, b) Kevin, c) Stanley, or d) None of the above? Shockingly, the answer is Kevin. At least, that’s what happens in the newest episode, called ‘Trivia.’

Let’s back up a little. Andy is downright obsessed with hitting the 8 percent increase in sales he’d promised Robert California. So obsessed, in fact, that he’s bought over $2,000 in paper himself and tries to convince his officemates to do the same.

It seems they are $830 short of hitting their goal. Oscar (silly Oscar) lets it slip that he’s going to a trivia night at a Philadelphia bar w...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Mrs. California'

December 4th, 2011 5:58pm EST
Rainn Wilson
Perhaps there are signs of life in ‘The Office’ after all. After the pre-Thanksgiving episode only delivered a few mild chuckles, ‘Mrs. California’ has several hilarious moments, as well as several awkward scenes that are the best since Steve Carell’s departure.

The premise is simple. While Jim is chatting with Andy in his office, a panicked Robert runs in and instructs Andy – through the window glass – that his wife will be coming in shortly and that he should, under no circumstances, give her a job at Dunder Mifflin.

It sounds easy enough, but for Andy, it’s not. And it’s hard to blame ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Gettysburg'

November 20th, 2011 1:56pm EST
Phyllis Smith
Is it just me, or is ‘The Office’ losing steam this season? The shake-up with the addition of James Spader kept things interesting for a little while, but I fear the show is already sinking back into staleness, and I’m wondering how it can recover. More on that in a minute.

It doesn’t take much to sum up this episode: Gettysburg. For some reason, Andy thinks it would be a fun idea to take the staff to Gettysburg for a field trip (umm, because selling paper is like war?). About half go with him, including Jim, Darryl, Dwight, Phyllis, Erin, Gabe and Oscar.

Everyone else, meanwhile, stays b...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Pam's Replacement'

November 12th, 2011 6:02pm EST
James Spader
Are we used to Robert California yet? Didn’t think so. It’s interesting that he does unexpected things (playing harmonica in a blues band?) yet how he goes about it is the same. He manipulates people into letting him have his way. In the course of this episode’s 22 minutes, he goes from expressing admiration for “Kevin and the Zits” to taking over their band with entirely new members.

Parts of it are funny, including Andy playing the drums on his own body to feel like he is participating. But it is sweet to see him, Darryl and Kevin reunite in the parking lot for a good, old-fashioned jam,...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Doomsday'

November 5th, 2011 1:47pm EDT
Zach Woods
We’re several weeks into the new TV season. How do you think ‘The Office’ is doing without Steve Carrel? Does Ed Helms seem like an appropriate replacement, and is James Spader giving the aging show a shot in the arm?

I will admit it: I miss Michael Scott. But I do enjoy Andy as boss, and Robert California is oddly fascinating. Still, it feels like the show is missing a center.

‘Doomsday’ is a good example. After a client accidentally gets an order for free, Robert insists that Andy eliminate office mistakes. Andy desperately agrees to Dwight’s offer to use a new system to catch errors. T...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Lotto'

October 6th, 2011 10:33pm EDT
Ellie Kemper
This episode was a little underwhelming. It did a few things, though: It developed the Darryl-Andy relationship; it brought in some potentially new blood; and it took some office workers outside the office, which is always a welcome device.

Apparently, the six workers in the warehouse, formerly under Darryl, won a $950,000 lottery. That was apparently enough money to prompt them all to quit.

Darryl is supposed to be looking for new employees, but he seems to be in a funk – romantically, workwise, you name it. Andy tries to help, but his interviewing of new employees (in a group fashion)...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Incentive'

September 30th, 2011 7:37pm EDT
Brian Baumgartner
To all of us who thought Andy Bernard would not last another week as the Office boss, we have been proven wrong. Andy, in his own way, redeems himself a little bit in this week’s episode. Maybe this arrangement will actually last a while.

It all starts when Robert gives an inspirational speech about upping everyone’s numbers, after which Andy promises to double sales growth. Everyone seems keen on the idea until it comes time to do it. “What do you expect me to do, hit a magic button?” Phyllis asks. Clearly, Andy is not so inspirational.

But that doesn’t matter. When he presents the ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Dwight K. Schrute, Acting Manager'

May 15th, 2011 12:09pm EDT
The Office
We’re one step closer to finding out who the real manager is going to be on ‘The Office.’ But we’ve still got no clue who that’s going to be. After this episode, we know it’s not Dwight. And we can reasonably assume it’s not Creed.

With Deangelo in a coma, Jo is in a bind. She needs to find an acting manager for the office, even though, as Jim puts it, no one seems to really need a supervisor. He doesn’t want to mess with that, so he turns down her offer. Seconds later, Dwight’s phone rings, and he’s got the job. In a moment of horror, Pam asks her husband, “What have you done?”

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'The Office' Recap: 'The Inner Circle'

May 7th, 2011 7:56am EDT
The Office
‘The Inner Circle’ was the first episode without Michael. I don’t know about you, but I felt that loss. More on that later.

The episode centers around Deangelo’s Man's Club (or so it could be called) in which he acts like a dopey, chauvinistic weirdo and all the other guys suck up. People like Kevin are thrilled to be in it, while Dwight insults Deangelo’s every move.

Jim gets himself in an awkward spot when he points out Deangelo appears sexist to some people in the office. As if to prove a point, Deangelo hires a young, female administrative assistant. (Is it just me, or does she l...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Michael's Last Dundies' And 'Goodbye, Michael'

May 2nd, 2011 8:22am EDT
Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Sorry for my absence last week – vacation down south beckoned me. Here, then, is a double recap.

In ‘Michael’s Last Dundies,’ we get a warm-up to his goodbye. It starts with Michael and Deangelo making early morning house calls to present lucky Dundie nominees with their certificates. Reactions range from a drunken offer of Vienna sausages (Meredith) to outrage (Stanley: “Have you lost your mind? Get off my property before I call the police!”)

Michael finds it fitting to have Deangelo as his co-host, but Deangelo is pretty nervous about the whole thing. In fact, the guy is shaping up...
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'The Office' Recap: Training Day

April 16th, 2011 9:14pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Michael Scott may have finally met his match – of a sort. Meet Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell), his apparent replacement. At a bar where they are to meet, the two slowly realize – like awkward 13-year-olds at a school dance – that they have been chatting without realizing their connection. (Amongst their strange conversation… Michael: "I don’t want to end up like Sonny Bobo.” Deangelo: "That makes some sense right there. Everyone I know who skis is dead.” That pretty much sums up the gravity of their conversation.

Enter Deangelo into the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch office, where h...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Garage Sale'

March 25th, 2011 6:49pm EDT
The Office
Even though the episode centers around a garage sale, this is probably the most plot significant – and emotionally satisfying – episode of ‘The Office’ in years. A lot happens amidst the selling of cheap things in the warehouse. That’s what she said.

Let’s start with the garage sale stuff: obviously, it’s not the series’ most exciting venture, but it has amusing points: Kevin, Andy and Darryl playing the Dallas board game; Angela selling cat figurines; Ryan appropriating pictures of Office staffers for his mother’s homemade canned goods; Michael’s refusal to sell much of anything; Oscar’...
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'The Office' Recap: 'PDA'

February 11th, 2011 8:47pm EST
Holly
PDA – do you love it or loathe it?

It seems relative to those in the situation. For anyone who’s been in a new romance, it’s great. For anyone who’s single, bitter, or even happily coupled, it can be disgusting. And Michael and Holly, cute though they are, have become that couple to some. They have become disgustingly cute.

Let’s start with the episode’s tag – Pam presents Darryl with a card in sympathy for the death of his almost-97-year-old grandmother. Unfortunately, that message is not properly communicated office-wide, and most write things like “Let’s get wasted!” in what they ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Ultimatum'

January 22nd, 2011 8:10pm EST
Amy Ryan
After the holiday break, everyone’s wondering whatever came of Holly’s ultimatum with A.J. Michael has a “happy box” and a “sad box” ready (thanks to Erin), both of which contain various items, from scotch to gummy bears. “Jan. 3, 2011,” Michael declares, “A day that will live in-famously.”

Holly waltzes into the office, probably aware of the pressure on her, with thick gloves to cover her ring finger. It is soon revealed, however, that she just didn’t think it was fair to give A.J. an ultimatum – so things are just status quo. Michael is deliriously happy until he realizes Holly and A...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Christening'

November 5th, 2010 10:37pm EDT
Michael Scott
“Christening” starts with Pam touting Sabre’s “Hygiene Day,” recommending the “vampire cough” despite Dwight’s question: “Do you have any idea how expensive wool is in Transylvania? ‘Cause of the euro.” Dwight’s adverse reaction to disinfection prompts office folk to sneeze in his face (and on his toast) which he admirably accepts to build up immunity.

The main story here is Jim and Pam’s christening of Cece at their church. Without their knowledge, Michael invites virtually everyone from the office. Angela refers to the baby as a “precious bundle of God’s best everything” but privatel...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Sting'

October 22nd, 2010 9:13pm EDT
Timothy Olyphant
‘The Sting’ offers a glimpse of Michael at his best: rather than crumbling under a competitor, he shows his business-savvy side, and is actually quite adult through most of this episode. Well, except in the opening tag, when he can’t ride a bicycle without training wheels to save his life.

We start with Dwight and Jim at Frame Select, attempting to sell Steve Nash (not THE Steve Nash) some paper. Their exchange starts normally enough (Jim: “How do I look?” Dwight: “Normal. Ugly.”) but then Jim spots Danny Cordray (Timothy Olyphant), a crackerjack salesman with a notorious reputation fo...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Sex Ed'

October 15th, 2010 7:12pm EDT
Michael Scott
Dwight: “You need to contact every woman you’ve ever been with and notify them of your infestation of herpes. It’s the right thing to do.” That about sums up “Sex Ed.” Simple and silly.

The opening tag – featuring Dwight luring immigrant workers by courting, “Necessito un bueno worker!” falls flat. Dwight’s creepiness is usually funny, but in this instance, his partnership with Moz to fool illegal aliens and not pay them is just… uh, creepy? And not funny…

Back at the office, Michael saunters in with upper lip hair that would put Harry Houdini to shame. It’s soon revealed, however, ...
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Mindy Kaling Following Steve Carell Out Of 'The Office'?

September 20th, 2010 8:58pm EDT
Mindy Kaling
"The Office" star Mindy Kaling is considering following Steve Carell's example and quitting the series to focus on her film career.

Kaling, who is also co-executive producer and a writer on the U.S. version of the hit show, will have the option to renew her contract later this year - the same time Carell's expires.

The funnyman has already announced the show's upcoming season will be his last, and the actress admits she's thinking twice about returning to the series as love-struck Kelly Kapoor.

She explains, "I can see this season being my last. Right now, I’m hankering for new adventure...
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'The Office' Season Six Comes To DVD & Blu-ray September 7

August 29th, 2010 7:45am EDT
The Office
For the first time ever on Blu-ray, fans of "the most influential show since Seinfeld" (Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone) can watch the latest episodes of "The Office" without ever setting their DVR when "The Office" Season Six arrives on Blu-ray Hi-Def September 7, 2010 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. As part of this groundbreaking set, the Blu-ray release of "The Office" Season 6 will allow fans to access content like never before via BD-Live. Through their Internet-connected Blu-ray player using BD-Live, purchasers will now have an opportunity to watch the latest five episodes f...
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'The Office' Recap: Double Date

November 8th, 2009 8:52am EST
The Office
Dwight decides to bring in authentic New York bagels. If you're thinking this is an unusually nice thing for Dwight to do then you'd be right. He's trying to get everyone in The Office to "owe him one" so that he can cash in the favor later in order to get Jim fired. But Dwight wants to know why everyone thinks he might be up to something. As he says to camera, "Can't a guy buy some bagels for his co-workers so they'll owe him, so he can cash in on it later and get someone fired who stole the co-manager position he didn't deserve anymore? Geez, when did everyone get so cynical?"

Michael...
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'The Office' Recap: Koi Pond

November 2nd, 2009 8:26am EST
The Office
Michael has decided to turn the warehouse into a "scare house." Jim points out that the scariest thing that's happened on site was that there used to be a productive paper company located where a "scare house" now resides. Darryl pushes children through the "scare house" on a paper pallet forklift.

After a tedious and sad haunted house experience Darryl rewards the children with a promise of candy but is interrupted by Michael who is faking suicide. Michael kicks a chair out from under him and pretends to be choking to death while hanging from a noose wrapped around his neck. The childre...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Meeting'

October 2nd, 2009 3:29pm EDT
The Office
This week we find Jim in his new, fancy office located directly across from Michael's office. Dwight tries to ask Michael to sign his expense report. Michael tells Dwight he's only in charge of big picture things now and that Jim is now in charge of the day-to-day details items like expense reports. Dwight barges into Jim's office and demands he sign the expense report. Jim tells him he won't sign it until Dwight says, "Please."

Dwight storms back into Michael's office to file a complaint against Jim. Michael says he only handles big things. So Dwight says he wants to make a huge giganti...
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Recap: 'The Office' Gets Promoted

September 25th, 2009 8:00am EDT
The Office
On the Sept. 24 episode of "The Office," Michael calls Oscar (who is gay) into his office to ask how he should prepare for a colonoscopy. He asks if how he should prepare emotionally for the procedure and if there is anything he can do to make it more pleasurable for himself and his doctor and if he should have a safe word. Oscar just gets up and walks out of the office. And we don't blame him.

David Wallace arrives at the Scranton location from the corporate office in New York and asks to talk to Jim in private. They go into the conference room for a secret meeting. Michael pretends he ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Gossip'

September 18th, 2009 3:07pm EDT
The Office
Michael, Dwight and Andy decide to engage in a round of Parkour. Parkour is the art moving from one place to another along a predetermined route in the most efficient way possible and as if there is an emergency of some kind in progress. Michael, Dwight and Andy have the brilliant idea to employ the art of Parkour around the office in the most inefficient way possible. After reeking havoc all over the interior of the office they decide to take it to the roof. The plan is to jump off the roof, bounce off of a refrigerator box onto a car and back flip 360 into a dumpster. A perfect plan, if y...
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'The Office': Season Five Lands On DVD Sept. 8; Win A Copy!

August 31st, 2009 10:18pm EDT
The Office: Season Five on DVD September 8
The laugh-out-loud, documentary-style look at the professional and personal lives of the employees of struggling paper supplier Dunder Mifflin, "The Office: Season Five" comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on September 8, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment - the first of the hilarious series to be presented on Blu-ray Hi-Def! All 26 hilarious Season Five episodes of the Prime-time Emmy Award-winning series-including two extended episodes-come together in a must-own five-disc collectible set with hours of hysterically funny bonus features, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes intervi...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Company Picnic'

May 19th, 2009 2:06pm EDT
The Office
Michael decides to eat an entire, family sized, chicken potpie for lunch and promptly falls asleep at his desk. He entire office decides to let him sleep while they turn all the clocks in the office forward to 5pm so they can go home early. Dwight asks to be a part of the mission. To camera he says he's usually against these schemes but he has an appointment with a horse doctor later and needs to leave early. He remarks, "How the horse became a doctor I don't know. No, he's a regular doctor who shots your horse in the head when your horse's leg is broken." Jim, Pam and Dwight work together ...
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'The Office' Gets Funky

May 8th, 2009 4:43pm EDT
The Office
Erin looks at her computer at the reception desk and announces to the office that she has just won an art contest. Pam looks over in shock. Dwight begins laughing, demonically, walks over to Erin and hands her some cash. She says, "I still don't understand why you wanted me to say that." Dwight continues to laugh, as Pam says, "Not cool, Dwight." He just keeps on laughing and laughing and laughing.

Michael still has the lease on the small office downstairs that he now uses as a personal dance club and where he makes "ex-spresso." He says he is constantly dancing through life. When he'...
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