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. i actually really like the erin character too and think there is great potential there. especially for a possible andy romance, i feel like they are setting up similarities in their characters, particularly a need to be liked. i loved that at the end of the fake firing instead of starting to say “so am i really fired?” she was saying “so do people really not like me?”. my prediction/hope is that ryan stays on as a temp (figuring it’s a better gig than the bowling alley), pam is a sales person and erin stays on as the receptionist. i think her character could end up being a great addition. certainly better than ronnie, yuck! :P

  2. I’m going to miss hearing, “Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam.”

    Great episode though. I just wanted to give Kevin a hug.

  3. I would be very disappointed with Michael if he picked Ryan for the job. After all, it was Pam who went after Michael when he left. Michael went after Ryan, not otherwise.

  4. They should have shown a stain on the floor from Kevin’s chili and then continue to subtly show it for the remainder of the series!

  5. Is anyone else sick of Dictator Dwight, or is it just me? I mean I understand their anger and frustration with their sales and losing clients and whatnot, but I feel like they went a tad overboard.

    Loved the separate stories of Jim playing games with Creed, and the casual Friday issues Toby had.

    Oh and PS: I like white chocolate bark, Stanley! :P hahaha

  6. i agree with people who didn’t love the cold open and who didn’t love meredith showing so much. but, as jan would say, “that’s not my sense of humor.” a lot of people do enjoy it, so whatever. there’s enough of the office to love for me to get past a couple of things.

    my favorite part of the episode was ryan agreeing with michael on everything (like shaking hands) when he’s been trying to distance himself from him for three years before this. i thought pam standing up for ryan was funny too.

  7. #127 Amy – my first thought during the cold open was “is the stain going to be on the floor for the rest of the episode?” my second thought was flashback to ‘the carpet’ – bring back the cleaning lady!

  8. I’m glad some others disliked Pam in this episode. Her interaction with Michael and Ryan was cringe-worthy. She was actually devoted to and enjoying them. Who wrote that in? She drank the Koolaid, so to speak. Pam from every episode prior to this one, including the MSPC episodes, would never be like that.

  9. this was definitely one of my faves of the season.

    amorphous blob of khaki is probably andy’s most hilarious spoken line ever.

    dwight saying “gasp” was awesome.

  10. I happened to love the cold opening. Yes, it was sad but that was the point. I like The Office for the range of different humors it exercises.

    I seriously think this was my favorite episode because EVERYONE had a part in it.

    And omg. I miss Toby so much. D’: Tobbbbbby. I can’t help but feel for him, and I was SO HAPPY he was standing up for himself now.

    I also loved Meredith’s part. I laughed so hard.

    Overall, I would love to see more of the other characters getting more spotlight in the next season.

  11. for me, to be honest, I found that Pam has lost her cute side, you know what I mean. She is not innocent and shy anymore like she used to as receptionist couple seasons back. Maybe because now she is very happy with Jim. But she’s still great..

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