NBC.com updates Office features

From an NBC press release:

NBC.com has just launched “The Office” Quotes Game. The game was originally developed by “Office” message board users who were challenging each other to identify the character who had spoken a specific quote. Now when users get the quote, episode and character correct, they will be rewarded with the video of the scene itself.

In another feature from “The Office,” NBC.com asks fans to share with the character Toby, their worst Human Resources nightmares. Users submit video clips of themselves as they tell the online audience about their funniest HR stories.

The HR Nightmares page has a new Toby clip. The quotes game is still darned picky.

Links: Press Release | Quote Game | HR Nightmares

33 comments

  1. That quote game is infuriating. You have to have everything exactly right to the letter or else it says you are wrong. That’s downright unfair. It needs to be programmed to accept answers that are just slightly off, but are pretty much the same thing. Also, it should tell you what the actual answer was when you get it wrong.

  2. well, at least if the quotes game is going to continue to be picky, it isn’t so bad now. They threw in video clips every so often. Kind of cool.

  3. I agree with Heather. It’s kind of frustrating and would be really helpful if the right answers were given so you knew what was supposed to be the answer

  4. Agreed on the quote game being infuriating. How am I supposed to know how they want “bore-ientation” spelled?

  5. They do give the correct answer. Once it comes up “incorrect”, it has the finished quote to the side.

  6. For the one about Dwight being in Oklahoma, the only reason I got it wrong was because I didn’t put it in quotes with an exclamation point. UGH.

  7. Worst one:
    “… I’d like to be part of one someday.” INCORRECT!
    “… I’d like to be part of one some day.”

    Jeez.

  8. I wrote to NBC about how poorly designed the game is, and even pointed out a few mistakes in their answers! I know everyone here knows the answer to…

    “We’re going to have our weekly suggestion box meeting. So you can get in your…”

    “constructive compliments ASAP.”

    Right? Yes. But not on this game! They say,

    “We’re going to have our weekly suggestion box meeting. So you can get in your constructive criticism compliments ASAP.”

    Wrong. Anyway, a couple weeks later I haven’t heard anything back, and it is still incorrect as of today. (Except now they show a clip if you get it ‘right’ their way, and they STILL haven’t fixed it)

  9. The game is WAY too difficult (btw, just wrote that it was too hard, but I know better than to say that around you people).

  10. garrett..i agree.

    NOT ONLY is it the worst one because of what you pointed out..the stupid someday some day spacing crap..but the fact that its

    “I’d LOVE to be part of one some day.”

    LOVE and LIKE..two different words.

    Whoever put the game together for the site needs a good punch in the face or elbow to the eyelash.

    …maybe i need to go to “management” training? >.

  11. Did they add the correct quote now? I swear that when I played a while ago they didn’t tell me what the correct answer was, but they also didn’t have the video clips then either.

  12. Okay, speaking of quotes (although not related to the quote game) I have a question:

    What episode is the “long tim” cold open from?? You know, when Michael calls Jim and Pam into his office and the computer talks to them? I can’t figure it out for the life of me right now, so if anyone knows, post it please :-) Thank you.

  13. That’s funny, tanster. Today in class, one of my professors had to cover a topic really fast, and afterwards, she said “That was quick and dirty,” and I had to fight the urge to yell “THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID!”

  14. that game is horrendously picky… on the GI/Karen question, I put Dad instead of father and got it wrong =(

  15. Maybe they should update the “feature” where us Canadians can’t watch new videos! That’s really crappy of NBC to block an entire country from enoying their clips is it not? Isn’t that a little “country-ist”?

    “If you’re a ‘country-ist’, I will attack you with the North!”

  16. Thanks OfficeAddict! That was actually my quess, but I wasn’t home to search my DVR and verify :-P

  17. Megan-

    Although you’ve probably found out already, that cold open is from Traveling Salesmen.

    And, i echo everyone else: that quote game annoys the hell out of me.

  18. The other annoying feature of that game is that it says submit your own quote. Yet the few times I’ve played it, it’s always the same quotes. And, a few of those Dwight ones at the end are ridiculous paragraph sized answers.

  19. OfficeTally needs to provide us with a cheat-sheet for the quote game, IMO. (Not that I’m ungrateful or anything! :)

  20. I got 150, but who can remember entire paragraphs? Answer (containing 17 words)…??!! What the…??!!!

  21. Not only is this game annoyingly picky, as you all have pointed out, but I also had problems just navigating through the stupid game! I had to move my cursor around and around to find just the right spot to click on! Anyone else have this problem?

  22. I hope I’m not spoiling this for anyone but Ive taken the diabolical liberty to type out all the quotes from the NBC game so that we can rejoice in our amazing abilities as assuming fans..here they are:
    ———————————————————–

    Yes I have acted before. I was in the production of “Oklahoma!” in the 7th grade.

    I love inside jokes. I’d like to be a part of one some day.

    The company has made it my responsibility today to put an end to 100,000 years of being weirded out by gays.

    A boss is like a teacher. And I am like the cool teacher.

    We’re going to have our weekly suggestion box meeting. So you can get in your constructive criticism compliments ASAP.

    I don’t care how your day was either, Jan. I was just asking you because you asked me!

    I’d like everybody’s attention. Christmas is canceled.

    I don’t understand. We have a day honoring Martin Luther King, but he didn’t even work here.

    Wow, you’re very exotic looking. Was your Dad a GI?

    I don’t want somebody sucking up to me because they think I am going to help their career. I want them sucking up to me because they genuinely love me.

    I’m an early bird and a night owl. So I’m wise and I have worms.

    Never ever sleep with your boss! I am so glad that Jan and I only got to second base.

    Grief isn’t wrong. There’s such a thing as good grief. Just ask Charlie Brown.

    I can tell you, he loves the way he looks in those jeans. I know that’s why he started casual Fridays.

    This is an orientation, not a bore-ientation.

    The Japanese camp guards of World War II always chose one man to kill whenever a batch of new prisoners arrived. I always wondered how they chose the man who was to die. I think I would have been very good at choosing the person.

    They might not have to downsize our branch. And I could work here for years and years and years.

    I need my entourage. Jim, Dwight, Ryan, c’mon – we’re going to Asian Hooters.

    I wake up every morning in a bed that’s too small, drive my daughter to a school that’s too expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little, but on pretzel day? Well, I like pretzel day.

    Fool me once, strike one. Fool me twice, strike three.
    When my mother was pregnant with me, they did an ultrasound and found she was having twins. When they did another ultrasound a few weeks later, they discovered, that I had reabsorbed the other fetus. Do I regret this? No, I believe his tissue has made me stronger. I now have the strength of a grown man and a little baby.

    Just as you have planted your seed into the ground, I will plant my seed into you.

    What does the female vagina look like?

    I am not driving home. I brought an inflatable bed for just such occasions. You’re welcome to share it, though. It’s a roomy twin.

    Last year, my performance review started with Michael asking me what my hopes and dreams were and it ended with him telling me he could bench press 190 pounds.

    It’s called bull crap and a client can smell it from a mile away.

    Jan: Our CFO believes that Josh is going to play an important role in our company’s future.
    Character: Oh really, what role is that? King of stupid universe?

    Yankee Swap is like Machiavelli meets Christmas.

    Sometimes women say more in their pauses than they say in their words.

    So where are you shipping your foot?
    ———————————————————–

  23. If I were in charge, I would’ve made the quiz multiple choice… At least for the finish the quote portion.

  24. Ya gotta be really precise with the quote, right down to the period at the end of the sentance. In one case I got the quote right but got the followup question wrong because I wrote ‘Michael Scott’ instead of ‘Michael’. It’s kinda annoying.

    Although MBC does not let us Canadians watch the deleted scenes on their web site, I notice they don’t have any problem showing us the commercials that play first.

  25. Somehow I’m still getting 600 out of 620…
    and yes, I know some of these are incorrect. They make the NBC quiz game happy though.

    Grief isn’t wrong. There’s such a thing as good grief. Just ask… (2 words)

    -Charlie Brown.

    -Michael

    -Grief Counseling

    I don’t care how your day was either, Jan. I was just… (6 words)

    -asking you because you asked me!

    -Michael

    -Initiation

    I don’t want somebody sucking up to me because they think I am going to help their career.

    I want them sucking up to me because… (4 words)

    -they genuinely love me.

    -Michael

    -The Return

    A boss is like a teacher. And I am… (4 words)

    -like the cool teacher.

    -Michael

    -Business School

    We’re going to have our weekly suggestion box meeting. So you can get in your… (4

    words)

    -constructive criticism compliments ASAP.

    -Michael

    -Performance Review

    I’d like everybody’s attention. Christmas… (2 words)

    -is canceled.

    -Michael

    -A Benihana Christmas

    The company has made it my responsibility today to put an end to 100,000 years of… (5

    words)

    -being weirded out by gays.

    -Michael

    -Gay Witch Hunt

    Wow, you’re very exotic looking. Was your… (3 words)

    -Dad a GI?

    -Michael

    -The Merger

    I’m an early bird and a night owl. So I’m wise and… (3 words)

    -I have worms.

    -Michael

    -Office Olympics

    Never ever sleep with your boss! I am so glad that… (8 words)

    -Jan and I only got to second base.

    -Michael

    -Initiation

    I don’t understand. We have a day honoring Martin Luther King, but he… (5 words)

    -didn’t even work here.

    -Michael

    -Grief Counseling

    I love inside jokes. I’d like to… (7 words)

    -be a part of one some day.

    -Michael

    -The Convention

    Yes I have acted before. I was in a production of… (5 words)

    -“Oklahoma!” in the 7th grade.

    -Dwight

    -The Client

    They might not have to downsize our branch. (11 words)

    -And I could work here for years and years and years.

    -Jim

    -The Client

    I need my entourage. Jim, Dwight, Ryan, c’mon – … (5 words)

    -we’re going to Asian Hooters.

    -Michael

    -A Benihana Christmas

    This is an orientation, (3 words)

    -not a bore-ientation.

    -Michael

    -The Merger

    The Japanese camp guards of World War II always chose one man to kill whenever a batch

    of new prisoners arrived. I always wondered how they chose the man… (15 words)

    -who was to die. I think I would have been good at choosing the person.

    -Dwight

    -The Merger

    I can tell you, he loves the way he looks in those jeans. (9 words)

    -I know that’s why he started casual Fridays.

    -Pam

    -The Client

    When my mother was pregnant with me, they did an ultrasound and found she was having

    twins. When they did another ultrasound a few weeks later, they discovered, that I had

    reabsorbed the other fetus. Do I regret this? No, I believe… (19 words)

    -his tissue has made me stronger. I now have the strength of a grown man and a little

    baby.

    -Dwight

    -Grief Counseling

    I wak up every morning in a bed that’s too small, drive my daughter to a school that’s too

    expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little, but… (8 words)

    -on pretzel day? Well, I like pretzel day.

    -Stanley

    -Initiation

    Fool me once, strike one. (5 words)

    -Fool me twice, strike three.

    -Michael

    -Traveling Salesmen

    Sometimes women say… (10 words)

    -more in their pauses than they say in their words.

    -Stanley

    -Performance Review

    It’s called bull crap and… (9 words)

    -a client can smell it from a mile away.

    -Dwight

    -Initiation

    Last year, my performance review started with Michael asking me what my hopes and

    dreams were and… (12 words)

    -it ended with him telling me he could bench press 190 pounds.

    -Pam

    -Performance Review

    Yankee Swap is like… (3 words)

    -Machiavelli meets Christmas.

    -Dwight

    -Christmas Party

    Jan: Our CFO believes that Josh is going to play an important role in our company’s

    future. Character: Oh really, (9 words)

    -what role is that? King of the stupid universe?

    -Michael

    -Branch Closing

    Just as you have planted your… (11 words)

    -seed into the ground, I will plant my seed into you.

    -Dwight

    -Initiation

    What does the female… (3 words)

    -vagina look like?

    -Dwight

    -Sexual Harassment

    I am not driving home. I brought an inflatable bed for just such occasions. You’re… (10

    words)

    -welcome to share it, though. It’s a roomy twin.

    -Andy

    -Diwali

    So where are you shipping… (2 words)

    -your foot?

    -Jim

    -The Injury

    And where it asks to state your business he wrote, (4 words)

    -Beeswax, Not Yours, Inc.

    -Jan

    -Traveling Salesmen

  26. Cool idea, but too hard to get so precise with spelling of some of the made-up words and the punctuation.

  27. Okay, so the best score you can get is 600 out of 620. Why? Because the game says there are 31 questions. There are 30 questions.

    So sad.

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