UPDATE: Originally posted on November 19, 2009, I’m re-posting it for Earth Day. :)

All you need to know about Recyclops, Dwight Schrute’s green alter ego on The Office.

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Next year’s Halloween costume, anyone?

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The story of Recyclops

As told in the cold open of The Office episode, Shareholder Meeting:

Recyclops: Bow down before Recyclops!

Jim: Five years ago, Corporate said we had to start a recycling program for Earth Day. So Dwight took the lead on that and introduced us to a very close friend of his named Recyclops.

Recyclops: Happy Earth Day, everyone. I’m Recyclops. Did you know that an old milk carton can be sawed in half and used as a planter?

Jim: The next year, he really stepped things up.

Recyclops: Who has put a #7 plastic in a #4 bin?

Jim: A year after that, Recyclops really began to take shape.

Recyclops: Recyclops will drown you in your over-watered lawns!

Jim: Then tragedy struck Recyclops, when his fictional planet was attacked by some other fictitious thing, I can’t remember.

Recyclops: Recyclops will have his revenge!

Jim: I think this was also the year that he renounced Earth Day, and vowed to destroy the planet he once loved.

Pam: Omigod, you guys, look! It’s Recyclops!

Recyclops: Recyclops destroys!

Stanley: Oh is today Recyclops Day?

Recyclops: Yes!

Stanley: I thought you were killed by Polluticorn or something.

Recyclops: Polluticorn wishes!

Andy: That’s aerosol spray. It’s terrible for the environment!

Recyclops: Humans are terrible for the environment!

Pam: The thing I like most about Recyclops is that he’s creating a different world for our child. A world where you truly can be anything you want.

Jim: God bless you, Recyclops, and your cold robot heart.


  1. “God bless you, Recyclops, and your cold robot heart.”

    Pretty fantastic cold open (assuming that’s what it is).

  2. I guess Dwight thinks Earth Day is in November. I also guess that he decided to dress up as recyclops two times during July-November ’08 (Ryan and Ronnie at reception). I do still think that there was some CGI going on with old Jim and Pam.

  3. I liked Creed hanging out at reception, chatting with Ronny. (And to think they went to the effort of bringing her back for, what, a half second of screen time?)

  4. That was fantastic. They even brought back Ronnie the receptionist. I love how Dwight gets so into his character that he completely loses sight of what he was originally planning to do.

  5. hahaha I’m looking forward to this! Probably the cold open…

    Pam and Jim are acknowledging the baby! yay! that hasn’t happened in a while! (it’s so sad I get this excited over a tv show)

  6. This looks great. Does anyone else think it’d be interesting to have like some lost episode, where it’s something that took place like 4 years ago. The end.

  7. According to an NBC/TheOffice facebook post, this is the cold open for Thursday.

    Pretty great!! I liked it a lot!

  8. @#4, I thought the same thing about the CGI.

    However, one thing threw me off that maybe someone here could clarify for me. Jim was going through the flashbacks of Recyclops, and we saw Ryan sitting at reception. Then, we hear Jim say, “a year after that, Recyclops really began to take shape,” with Ronnie sitting at reception. I thought Ronnie was receptionist first, and then only a few weeks later, Ryan was receptionist. Am I missing something, or is this what I figured — yet ANOTHER continuity error?

  9. That was awesome. The timeline confused me though.

    Jim was talking about the scenes like they were successive years (“the next year” “a year after that”), but they jumped from Pam to Ryan to Ronnie. The only times we’ve seen Ryan as receptionest was in S2 and S5, and Ronnie was in S5. So they either skipped over seasons 3 and 4, or ThirstySchruteBaby is correct. Either way, kind of weird given Jim’s wording. Hilarious and awesome, but weird.

  10. I can’t wait!!! Love it!

    Also, I hope they address whether or not it was CGI once it is out on DVD in commentaries or during a Q&A (tanster, please get Justin Spitzer or Charles McDougall!)

  11. What episode was it that Jim kept looking at Ryan at reception, and he went “What?!?”? Ryan was probably from that time then.

  12. Even though the timing seemed a little messed up, it’s funny that they brought Ronnie back for one tiny little cameo shot. It was a nice touch.

  13. @ LittleTuna

    I’m totally with you! Them mentioning the baby in the talking head made me rewind it a couple of times (Maybe 3 or 4 times…Okay…It was like 7) I got really excited! I hope that’s not the only scene of them in this thurs’s episode!

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