The Office: Casual Friday, 5.26

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The Office Casual Friday

Writer: Anthony Farrell, Director: Brent Forrester

Summary (NBC): Michael has to mediate a dispute within his new sales team. Meanwhile, trouble brews in the office when several employees take the term “casual” Fridays too loosely.

Meredith’s Revealing Casual Friday

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The Office Casual Friday rating

In a poll conducted April 30-May 4, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.95/10

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The Office Casual Friday quotes

Michael: I just want a tiny, microscopic version of that.

Michael: I set the rules and you follow them. Blindly, okay?

Meredith: Don’t fall in love with me, kid.

Phyllis: Close your mouth, sweetie, you look like a trout.

Angela: I don’t need to see Oscar’s toes at work!

Toby: So no, I wouldn’t say I have a passion for HR.

Dwight: You are going to want to HEAT my words.

Dwight: Urine. It was urine.

Andy: All my files are now in reverse alphabetical order.

Andy: Oh, it is on like a prawn who yawns at dawn.

Dwight: Her face is okay, but …

Meredith: I thought there might be a dogfight or something …

Jim: Of course. What is like a hostage?

Dwight: No, pictures are too interpretive.

Michael: I am not to be truffled with.

Ryan: You gotta crack some skulls. Chiklis style.

Ryan: Chiklis Shield style. Not Commish style.

Dwight: It’s pony.

Kelly: Damn it, Meredith, where are your panties?!

Jim: With Creed. Playing chess. At work. He’s winning. I feel like I’m describing a dream I had.

Phyllis: You always said we were a family. Then you went after us.

Dwight: Gasp. Are you talking about a secret meeting?

Michael: So from the bottom of my heart, to the top of my heart, I am sorry.

Michael: My gift to you, complimentary white chocolate bark.

Michael: You are not reacting at all as I had hoped.

Darryl: What’d I tell you about building forts in my warehouse?

Michael: Honey! I want you to bring the garbage out!

Michael: It is what you would call a classic difficult decision.

Andy: You’re dressed like this amorphous blob of khaki.

Pam: Maybe you shouldn’t fake fire people anymore.

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  1. Well first of all, I absolutely loved the cold open. I’m also really happy with the way the MSPC story line wrapped up (I was never big fan of Ryan). I’m interested to see how Pam does as a salesman. I love when Michael fakes fires people (or in Ryan’s case, fake hires him). I like that he fake fired Erin out of nowhere too. Has anyone else noticed how many receptionists they’ve gone through this season? Pam, Ronnie, Ryan, Pam again, Kevin, and now Erin. Hopefully that’s it for awhile…

  2. YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY PAM! i knew she’d get it. and yeah, phyllis needs to be smacked… telling pam she looks like a trout! the nerve.

    i thought the cold open could have been scrapped, though. it just didn’t fit.

  3. Best cold open in a really long time! Loved mad Toby and his Costa Rica sweater (I’m Costa Rican). Great episode!

  4. I wish the mutiny would have lasted a couple episodes. Imagine: Dwight, Stanley, Phyllis, and Andy with some comic book name. The Avengers. That would have been awesome!

  5. That cold open should have been just a few sec longer imo…i felt it cut to the theme too quickly/abruptly. Would have loved seeing Kevin sliding around a bit more.

    Other than that, win!

  6. Toby getting mad and finally yelling at Dwight was by far my favorite part of the episode.

    I thought it was pretty crappy of Dwight, Phyllis, Andy & Stanley to trick Michael into giving them their clients they said Michael hurt them. Guess I’m not surprised though. I think they could have been more welcoming to Michael being back and apologized!

  7. Did anybody else find the cold open incredibly sad? I felt so sorry for Kevin! Of course, I couldn’t help but laugh anyway.

    The rest of the episode was hilarious! I loved everyone’s casual outfits. Kelly’s J-Lo getup and Toby’s “amorphous blob of tan” outfit made me laugh hardest. And what will come of Ryan? I can’t wait to find out!

  8. Does anyone else have that Season 2 feeling again? Every time I have gotten done with watching an episode lately, I feel very satisfied and content. What a great feeling to have!

  9. With the exception of the awesome cold open, I thought this one started out okay and kept getting better and better! I loved Michael and Jim’s conversation! “Jim… take out the trash!”

  10. I thought there were a lot of funny moments in this episode, but as a whole it wasn’t as good as the last two. Those two were pretty hard to top, though. I love Toby – I was happy to see a little more of Toby in this episode. And poor Jim, being stuck in the middle of everything!

  11. Thanks for the Boscov’s shout out!! I used to work for that company. I just love hearing those Scranton area references.Plus the scenes with Meredith were so funny. Kate Flannery is fantastic. This ensemble cast is the best on any TV series.

  12. Did anyone catch the awesome nods they made to the Office Pilot episode tonight? I just rewatched that, and realized Michael not only re-used the “trashcan = file drawer” bit… but he “fake fired” Pam in the Pilot as well! This was really the rebirth of Michael Scott tonight – can’t wait for the 100th!

  13. Looooooved it!
    Wow, it had a real…I dunno…season 2 vibe. Anyone else getting that? Especially with that cold open with Kevin’s chilli, and the tiny side stories going on. Oscar’s toes…dress code…chess with Creed…I loved it!

    The Office just keeps getting better. :)

  14. There were so so many great lines in this episode! Some that are so classic. My favorite for some reason being:

    “You don’t understand clothing, Toby. You’re dressed like this amorphous blob of khaki.”

  15. I want to try Kevin’s chili, but only if it’s a batch that hasn’t been cleaned up off the carpet!

  16. I enjoyed that! I don’t remember the last time I laughed so hard at a cold open.

    I loved Dwight painting with urine and using Ryan’s mug. That’s the type of subtle, not in-your-face humor I’ve been missing from the show lately.

  17. Some say that Erin is kind of downplayed as a character, but I actually find that fact really funny…it’s like she’s this awkward appendage in the office that doesn’t quite fit. The writers want to make it realistic, I believe, and therefore can’t have her getting TOO comfortable in the receptionist’s chair just yet. We’re watching her go through the same things Pam and others went through (ie, the fake firing) and as she gets initiated into Michael’s world, I think we’ll see her true colors come out. Maybe at the company picnic?

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