Preview clips of ‘A Benihana Christmas’

Yahoo TV has posted three preview clips from next week’s episode, A Benihana Christmas.

Michael video | Dwight video | Karen video

SPOILER WARNING! Videos and subsequent comments will contain spoilers.

Tipster: Claudia

Here’s the transcripts, courtesy of a comment posted by Cousin Mose:

For those who can’t get the clips to play (like myself earlier today), here’s a synopsis of each scene:

#1: The ladies are planning the office party in the conference room. Every suggestion made is shot down by Angela. Karen suggests a couple of things to help the Stamford folk feel more at home, like a raffle or drinking contest (Meredith LOVES that one), but Angela shoots each one down in turn. She says they do not fit with the theme of a Nutcracker Christmas. Angela then kicks Karen out of the room. Pam looks uncomfortable.

#2: Michael rides into the office on a bicycle with a bow on the handlebars. He puts it in with donated toys for a toy drive. Jim and the others comment on how old and beat up the bike looks. Pam gives Michael a gift bag, which he thinks is from her at first. She tells him it’s from corporate, and that everyone gets one. Next, Michael is wearing a Dunder0Mifflin bathrobe in his office and talking about how he’s “got two tickets to paradise”–a trip for he and Carol to Jamaica.

#3: Dwight walks in the office holding a dead Canadian goose by the neck. Pam freaks out when he sets it on her desk. He says he hit it on the way to work, and it’s a Christmas miracle. Dwight says he’ll cook it for everyone. People gather around and Toby walks in and says “Dwight…we talked about this…”

Cut to Dwight’s talking head, where he says that he brought a duck in once for lunch, but that people “got attached to it…I guess they didn’t want to see it killed.”

Anyway, Dwight tells the staff that the Schrutes use all parts of the goose, including boiling down the goose grease, thus saving everyone from going to the store and getting their own goose grease. Jim says that this is a win/win situation.

Hope that helps. If someone else wants to go to the trouble of transcribing each clip, go ahead. I’m not that motivated! :)

48 comments

  1. Angela totally has green in her hair!! I wonder why? No wonder she says that orange, not green, is whorish!

  2. Not only can’t I get them to play, I can’t see them!

    I love that 58 people have already voted for this show that hasn’t even aired yet!

  3. This is going to be one great episode!

    Dwight with the goose = priceless! And Michael’s bike and Angela “the christmas nazi”…. Brilliant! I cannot wait :)

    The sound was totally fine(I have IE), but the “videos” were more like clip shows rather than actual functioning videos, I didn’t bother to watch them again even though they were hilarious, the quality just made me angry.

  4. Yeah, definitely try Firefox, because I had no problems watching the clips. I normally stay away from the Yahoo clips, but I couldn’t resist. It’s gonna be a good one.

  5. I almost forgot … also once you get to Yahoo’s page you’ll need to scroll down to “The Office” clips.

  6. The videos play fine on my Mac with Safari, latest version, apart from the fact they’re not at the good aspect ratio.

    Try to install Flip4Mac (flip4mac.com). It replaces the old Windows Media Player (which is no longer supported) and it plays wmv videos within Quicktime. It works far better than the old solution.

    Installing the latest version from Flash (google “Flash player”) will also help.

  7. I didn’t see any orange on Phyllis. It just looked like a brown dress with some other colors.

    I’m definitely excited to see the show, but the clips didn’t do much for me. I used Firefox and it was also like a clip show for me. I can’t believe we still have over a week to wait!

  8. yep. mozilla’s the way to go for viewing. and pam looks so pretty! she’s really workin’ it since jim came back. speaking of jim coming back, he’s wearing white again! yay! (please tell me i’m not the only one noting this)

  9. I got the clips to work fine on my windows pc. Either way, it looks like a great episode. I’m also wondering why Pam didn’t back up Karen, but then again, I read another
    ::SPOILER::
    somewhere that specifically said that Pam and Karen team up against Angela in two rivaling Christmas parties… it’s going to be a great episode. I wonder where the “tonight’s Christmas party” as Michael said, is going to be held?!

  10. Yahoo sucks major donkey butt!
    My computer rocks and it can’t play the clips

    I want to see the karen clip!!!

  11. Meredith,

    I have a feeling Pam will say something to Angela after Karen leaves the room, hence the forming of the two separate Christmas parties.

    Also, did anyone know the green streak in the back of Angela’s hair??? What’s up with that??

    Shannon

  12. Yes, Shannon, I caught the green streak as well.

    After that comment about Orange being “whorish” instead of green, I’m starting to think Angela is a b***h on purpose, and not just because she really does have different opinions than everyone else. I think she does that just to be spiteful and mean… there’s no other reason. I’m excited about this episode, I’m looking forward to screen time for all of the characters since there’s an hour to spread it all out.

  13. Angela and Dwight snuck into Michael’s condo complex’s swimming pool one night after hours and the chlorine turned her hair green.

    Unless you’ve got a better theory! :)

  14. “and circle gets the square”
    I feel like there will be some excellent Dwight moments a comin’!

  15. pam and karen are soo gonna become good friends and Jim will go crazy.
    that would be a bit hilarious.

    dwight and toby (and the goose) were so funny.
    can’t wait for this episode.

  16. Coming from someone who graduated from high school in the dark ages (1987), Word., I have to ask, how did you watch this in social studies? Do ya’ll have computers in all of your classes or what???

    Just wondering.

  17. I don’t think Pam knows Karen well enough to stand up for her – actually, I think her office mate Phyllis should have, since they both know who Bob Vance is now!

  18. uch will someone please be my hero and transfer these to youtube or something? it wont play unless i download a new internet that will cost me like.. 40 dollars
    i dont care about the quality, like- a cell phone video would work
    prettty please?

  19. Whoever suggested flip4mac it worked! Thank you!

    Anyways here’s another thought, maybe Angela is so mean to Karen because she knows of Jim and Pam’s relationship and she doesn’t like Karen because of her now relationship with Jim. Remember in “Office Olympics” when she was tallying how many times Jim went up to talk to Pam. Obviously she knew and perhaps she’s noticed something between Jim and Karen. This all being said it would show that Angela does indeed have a little compassion in her.

    Or I’m probably wrong and Angela is a just a huge bitch after all…..

  20. For those who can’t get the clips to play (like myself earlier today), here’s a synopsis of each scene:

    #1: The ladies are planning the office party in the conference room. Every suggestion made is shot down by Angela. Karen suggests a couple of things to help the Stamford folk feel more at home, like a raffle or drinking contest (Meredith LOVES that one), but Angela shoots each one down in turn. She says they do not fit with the theme of a Nutcracker Christmas. Angela then kicks Karen out of the room. Pam looks uncomfortable.

    #2: Michael rides into the office on a bicycle with a bow on the handlebars. He puts it in with donated toys for a toy drive. Jim and the others comment on how old and beat up the bike looks. Pam gives Michael a gift bag, which he thinks is from her at first. She tells him it’s from corporate, and that everyone gets one. Next, Michael is wearing a Dunder0Mifflin bathrobe in his office and talking about how he’s “got two tickets to paradise”–a trip for he and Carol to Jamaica.

    #3: Dwight walks in the office holding a dead Canadian goose by the neck. Pam freaks out when he sets it on her desk. He says he hit it on the way to work, and it’s a Christmas miracle. Dwight says he’ll cook it for everyone. People gather around and Toby walks in and says “Dwight…we talked about this…”

    Cut to Dwight’s talking head, where he says that he brought a duck in once for lunch, but that people “got attached to it…I guess they didn’t want to see it killed.”

    Anyway, Dwight tells the staff that the Schrutes use all parts of the goose, including boiling down the goose grease, thus saving everyone from going to the store and getting their own goose grease. Jim says that this is a win/win situation.

    Hope that helps. If someone else wants to go to the trouble of transcribing each clip, go ahead. I’m not that motivated! :)

  21. Flip4Mac didn’t work for me, but Mozilla did. Thanks for the tip. Angela just likes to be in control. I actually felt kind of bad for Karen.

  22. ohhh dwight…

    you know it’s an issue when Creed, resident office nutcase, labels something as crazy…

    i can’t wait.

  23. Hey, I’m from the LJ office community and I transcribed these, because it doesn’t work on Macs for some people.

    No problem, I don’t mind watching the clips over again.

    SCENE 1: ‘Karen Gets The Boot’

    Angela, Phyllis, Karen, Pam, and Meredith are sitting together at the table in the conference room

    Angela: Phyllis, I need you to pick up green streamers at lunch.
    Phyllis: I thought you said green was whorish.
    Angela: No, orange is whorish.
    (Pause)
    Karen: Um, so I have a couple of ideas to make the Stamford people feel more at home. Each year we have a Christmas raffle –
    (Everyone agrees with her except for Angela, they are all saying ‘okay’ and ‘cool’)
    Angela: It would never work here.
    Karen: Ok…um another idea was karaoke –
    Angela: No.
    Karen: …A Christmas drinking game…
    Meredith: YES.
    Angela: God help you.
    (Karen looks surprised)
    Karen: What?
    Angela: These are all terrible ideas…and none of them are on the theme of “A Nutcracker Christmas.” I think you should leave.
    (Karen looks taken aback)
    Karen: You’re kidding. (nervous laugh)
    Angela: You tried this out, and it’s clearly not for you. It’s time to go.
    (Pause – Karen looks at Pam and she looks really uncomfortable.)
    Angela: Come on! Please…thank you!
    (Phyllis looks pissed off, Karen leaves the room)
    Angela: Okay, thank you very much.
    (While Angela is talking, it flashes to Pam again, she looks down, and again looks uncomfortable)

    Scene 2: ‘Michael Gets Charitable (barely)’

    (The elevator doors open, and we see Michael on a bike. He is sort of half-singing ‘Deck The Halls’ and is riding the bike while singing)

    Michael: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, falalalala…lalalala. Tis…(he bumps into the doorjamb) Ack…fuck. (Bleeped, but I’m pretty sure that’s the four letter word he used)

    (He rides into the office and up to Pam’s desk)

    Michael: Hey! I would like a nice slice of Christmas Pam. Side of candy Pams. And perhaps some Pam chops, with mint –
    Pam: Can I help you Michael?
    Michael: I’m looking for the toy drive box.
    Pam: It’s behind you.
    Michael: Okay…well I need to put this bike in there. I hope it’ll fit, with all these little knick-knacks…
    (Flash to Jim, who looks amused)
    Jim: Wow. What kind of bike is that?
    Michael: Um, I don’t know. Average kind?
    Kevin: The tires look pretty worn.
    Michael: Well that is probably from the test ride.
    Jim: But the paint is chipping. Is that your old bike Michael?
    Michael: …No.
    (Andy walks in)
    Andy: Yo Michael. Sweet ride Mike!
    Michael: Ah, thanks
    (Andy and Michael do a weird punch handshake thing and make an explosion sound)
    Pam: Michael?
    Michael: Yes?
    (Pam holds up a big green ‘Dunder Mifflin’ bag)
    Michael: Aww Pam, that is so sweet. you didn’t have to do that.
    Pam: I didn’t. It’s from corporate.
    Michael: Ah, ok. Did everybody get one of these?
    Pam: Yup
    Michael: Terrific. Good.
    (Talking head of Michael)
    Michael: This is going to be the best Christmas ever. My girlfriend Carol is coming to our party tonight, and I have a little surprise for her. (Holds up two tickets and sings) I’ve got…two tickets to paradise! Pack your bags, we’re leaving day after tomorrow! Um, I’m taking her to Sandals, Jamaica, all inclusive. All inclusive, you know what that means? (makes sort of suggestive face) Mehh? Mehh! (He kind of makes weird sounds that aren’t really words)

    Scene 3: ‘Dwight bags an office goose’

    (Dwight comes in out of breath, carrying a dead goose)

    Dwight: Merry Christmas.
    Pam: Merry Christm – (looks up and sees the goose) No! Why are…why did you bring that here?!
    Dwight: Don’t worry, she’s dead (Dwight looks down at its legs) Oh wait… he’s dead.
    Pam: Dwight…what… (she looks disgusted)
    Dwight: I accidentally ran over it. It’s a Christmas miracle! (he smiles at the camera)
    Pam:Well get it out of here!
    (Flash to Jim, who looks surprised)
    Dwight: Relax, okay? And because this is Christmas, I am going to roast this goose and prepare it with a wild rice dressing. Do we have any cayenne pepper in the kitchen?
    (Jim walks over to Pam’s desk)
    Jim: Merry Christmas Dwight.
    Dwight: Jim
    Jim: Wow. What do we got here?
    Dwight: What does it look like?
    Jim: Dead goose
    Dwight: And circle gets the square.
    Jim: All right!
    Dwight: So can you watch this? I’m gonna get my carving knife out of the trunk.
    Toby: Ah, Dwight, we talked about this.
    Dwight: No. Toby, this is different. He is already dead.
    (cut to talking head of Dwight)
    Dwight: Once I brought in a duck to prepare for lunch and people got upset. Apparently they got attached to the duck and didn’t want to see it killed. (end talking head)
    Dwight: He was already dead, and we Schrutes use every part of the goose. The meat has a delicious smoky rich flavor. Plus you can use the molten goose grease and save it in the refrigerator, thus saving you a trip to the store for a can of expensive goose grease.
    Jim: Wow. Win-win.
    Dwight: Exactly, thank you Jim.
    Phyllis: I like goose. If it’s already dead, is it so crazy if we eat it?
    Creed: That is crazy. It’s crazy.
    Toby: Dwight you cannot keep it here
    Dwight: Okay, that is ridiculous and totally against the spirit of Christmas.
    Toby: Come on, Dwight. We went over this for like a half an hour.
    Dwight: (whispers) It’s Christmas, Toby…

  24. Did anyone see the promo for this yet? I saw it right after earl and things do not look good on the Jam front …….

  25. I am so mad I missed the promo- someone posted about in on the NBC boards- now I wish I’d watched Earl tonight-lol. If someone tivod the promo tonight or something- please post the link here!

  26. That PROMO is making me crazy for next weeks episode!!!!!!!!

    I do not feel good about the face Pam makes in the commercial though. I hope its not a tough christmas for her.

    Thursdays YAH………..

  27. Okay, I need to see those preview clips! How the heck do you get to them, cuz when I click on the link, I get this TiVo site thing, and I don’t see anything that shows the clips, so please help! I’m a visual person, and I need to see the clips, not just read them, which I must thank Hil for transcribing. If anyone has any tips, just, like, tell me.

    Luv Ya! :D

  28. hi tanster! It looks like the videos were moved from that link. All I’m getting are news clips. I’m dying to see the goose clip again…sooo funny.

    PS – your site is amazing (well designed, thorough, intelligent)! I check it at least 10 times a day. Thx!

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