The Office: After Hours, 8.16

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 | 152 comments


The Office: After Hours Dwight Schrute Nellie Bertram Todd Packer

Writers: Halsted Sullivan and Warren Lieberstein,
Director: Brian Baumgartner

Summary (NBC): Andy makes the office stay late — in Tallahassee, Dwight and Packer compete to become Nellie‚Äôs VP, and Jim gets an unwelcome visitor in his room. Meanwhile, Andy makes everyone in the office stay late to cover for the people that went to Florida. Guest stars: Catherine Tate, David Koechner.

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The Office After Hours extras


In a poll conducted February 23-27, 2012, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.18/10

The Office After Hours quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Angela: Newsflash! If you didn’t carry it around in your belly for nine months, it isn’t your kid.
Pam: Exactly.

Oscar: The world just needs more Pam-Jim DNA. Thank you, no.

Oscar: Un. Be. Liev. Able.

Dwight: Dwight, VP. Dwight, VP. Dwight, VP.

Dwight: English people’s main use today is judging American talent. They’re mean. But they’re incisive.

Nellie: I’m not allowed to say it’s mandatory. So let’s just call it compulsory.

Cathy: Maybe we’ll see the real Talla-Nasty we’ve been hearing so much about.

Andy: Ball droppings can be beautiful. For example, when it turns an awkward soprano into a rich full tenor.

Dwight: Genghis Khan could take them both down ’cause he’s not afraid to kill children.

Ryan: I will have a glass of your oakiest Chardonnay, please.

Ryan: You come with me. We’re going to get you that waffle.

Packer: The cowgirl has chosen her saddle.

Dwight: If anyone’s having sex with Nellie for personal gain, it’s me.

Dwight: Anyone can tie a knot. The real skill is in untying it.

Stanley: Careful, Jim. It gets easier and easier.

Ryan: Nobody knows more than you. Especially me.

Ryan: Shut your beautiful, beautiful mouth, please.

Kelly: Three dots means “to be continued,” four dots is a typo, but five dots means “Woah. Do not make me say what I want to say, baby, but if I did, it would blow your mind.” Dot dot dot dot dot.

Darryl: Puts me in an insane asylum just thinking about it. I’m stranded on Shutter Island over here.

Nellie: You look like Ed Harris. If they stretched him a little bit.

Dwight: You want to see a picture of me trapped under a tree?

Gabe: You have to call me by my name. Gabriel Susan Lewis.

Dwight: Our biggest attraction is our 200-year old mattresses.

Dwight: I am going to generate myself into a human trap.

Dwight: Such a chorus girl.

Cathy: Is crazy gone?

Gabe: They don’t make these cords in boot cut anymore.

Dwight: A real man swallows his vomit when a lady is present.

Ryan: Six months? Okay, I’m in love with Kelly.

Dwight: Win at all costs. Don’t respect women.

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  1. 152. Koos  

    Love what Darryl says to Val in the end :) Really enjoyed this one.

  2. 151. Koos  

    I feel like the dating advice bit was already done in Golden Ticket when Andy, Jim, and Pam give Kevin different advice on how to act with Lynne…

  3. 150. DaNiELiTo  

    Gabriel Susan Lewis. Susan! SUSAN!!!!!!! hahahaha

  4. 149. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  


  5. 148. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    I must say I have noticed that the better an episode is the higher the number of comments it typically receives and this one definitely hits the mark on both counts. It’s funny how Gabe was the victim of his own karma and how he kind of took one for the team.

    I could tell by the look on Dwight’s face as Nellie walked away that he couldn’t go through with it. It so reminded me of how conflicted he was in “Drug Testing” when he gave Michael his urine. Ever resourceful, I wouldn’t have thought to scratch out the room card’s magnetic stripe. Way to go Dwight!

    This episode had me hooting and hollering by the end of it. Dwight to the rescue – Kathy’s only lucky she didn’t get maced! In my heart of hearts, I truly believe Dwight knew he was acting as Jim’s foil when he came bursting into his room. They know each other too well. So heart warming to see anytime they bond. I remember them in the stairwell sharing their heartbreak and to see them once more bonding over women (who’d have thunk) was priceless.

    Oh The Office, once again a thing of beauty.

  6. 147. SarahM  

    @Jessie 145 – I definitely agree. Pam has blossomed wonderfully, but Jim’s character arc has remained disappointingly static throughout the seasons. It would have been really nice to see him mature more over the years – like during his confrontations with Karen and his ex-friend from elementary school, he had the opportunity to apologize for hurting them, but instead he clammed up and awkwardly sidled away. His antics are getting more sad than funny to watch now.

  7. 146. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Wowzers, that was freaking amazing! S8 has officially picked up steam and is now finally hitting its stride again. I love when they have multiple relationship story arcs intersect, it’s always to such great effect. “Andy’s Play” comes to mind which made me cry at the end (“I play it off, but I’m dreaming of you”). Come to think of it maybe “Andy’s Play” was a double entendre as in to make a play for the girl, which he did. Again, so fantastic to see all the story lines.

    I suppose someday Jim may reveal to Pam his true feelings for one of his co-workers that night in Tallahassee, but to be fair though, Dwight was grabbing his crotch pretty aggressively earlier this season. =]

  8. 145. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Talla-Nasty, hmm? We all know what Kathy was thinking.

  9. 144. Jessie  

    @132, don’t forget that how Jim and Pam eventually got together was because she put herself out there in ‘Beach Games’. I think she learned a valuable lesson from Jim – and after they got together, she took herself off to art school, she quit her job to follow Michael when she didn’t want to be a receptionist anymore, and she just went ahead and created a new job for herself when she didn’t want to work in sales anymore. She’s a person who takes risks now – she tries things out and if they don’t work out for her, she tries something else. I think her husband could learn a thing or two from her now.

  10. 143. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Cold open was pure awesomeness! Well done Gabe, Dwight, & Jim – my heroes. Talk about “A Boy Named Gabriel Susan Lewis”. That alone offers up volumes of insight into Gabe and now I can’t quite hate so much the things that he chooses to be.

  11. 142. Kathy  


  12. 141. Beth  

    Ooooh looks like we got some Pam haters up in here @132

    Because not being assertive, being kind of insecure and unsure about your self-worth, and choosing personal happiness over professional development totes makes you a bad, mediocre person.

    ps. by your measure, Jim is also a paragon of mediocrity.

  13. 140. Fanny CM  

    I loved this episode!!! Deep down I knew Jim wouldn’t do it, but I was just freaking out due to the writers having me on edge lately making me wonder where the show is going. I am happier than before for sure!!!!! Loved how Cathy was kicked out Jim’s room, that stupid bedbug!!!!!

    Can’t wait to see next week!

  14. 139. Jack  

    Do you know how I know Cathy is a bad character?

    Because a comment section filled with hardcore fans of The Office can’t even figure out what letter her name starts with!

  15. 138. Pink Dragon  

    The season is finally getting back on track and I’m optimistic that the first few episodes were just the writers trying to figure the situation out. Not that the season’s overall been bad — not to me, though I know a bunch of people will argue differently — but the quality’s just been off. Until the Tallahassee arc!


    Writers, this isn’t Glee. Please, please, please stop the hook-up plots. That’s the fastest way for a show — especially a comedy — to stop mattering.

  16. 137. Alien...BLEH  

    I truly loved this episode

  17. 136. ascribe  

    The Jim plot and Cathy getting kicked out I liked. I knew Jim wouldn’t actually cheat, it’s just not in his character, but will anyone think he did? Dwight seemed oblivious, Stanley probably won’t talk. But Cathy might like some payback after that embarrassment – and it wouldn’t be hard to stir up Pam. Cathy really is a boring nonentity though.

    It seemed somewhat out of character for Erin to make even weak approaches with her BFF’s boyfriend. She knows he likes her and he’s made moves before, but she respects Kelly (crazy as that is) and I always liked their idiotic friendship. I hope that’s all for that. Piling on too many different hookup plots just gets tiresome and lazy, and after a while it gets kind of hard to care much about what happens with the characters.

    And some of the rest was plain silly. A 6 or 7 for me. For a much better example of this type of episode: “The Convention”.

  18. 135. Jen Z  

    I LOVED last night’s episode! Incredible writing and some truly classic lines. After watching it again, I actually think Gabe had two of my favorite lines from the episode – when he said his middle name was Susan, I could not stop laughing! And then the boot-cut cords and inhaler trick were both just crazy funny. And I agree with all of the comments about Jim’s bedbug impression – that will be one of my all time favorite Office moments.

  19. 134. JKP  

    [ 200-word limit ]

  20. 133. Sally  

    So so much love for last night’s episode. I have really enjoyed this season (bar one episode) but the last four or five have been exceptional and have really made me fall in love with this show all over again.

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