The Office: Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager, 7.24

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The Office: Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager

Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: Troy Miller

Summary (NBC): Dwight takes over as acting manager and applies draconian tactics to the office. Meanwhile, Gabe tries to win Erin back. Guest star: Kathy Bates.

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In a poll conducted May 12-16, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.81/10

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The Office Dwight K. Schrute Acting Manager quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Dwight: Mose, you’ll never guess where I am right now.

Pam: Do I at least get to go with you on this fantasy?

Jim: I find that the first hour of the day goes by a lot quicker than the second seven hours.

Dwight: Your copier code is a distinct 21-digit number that is unique to you and you only.

Jim: Question: if we’ve already fomented insurrection, may we be grandfathered in?
Dwight: Define foment.
Jim: You define foment.

Dwight: You stop me when I reach the diseased area.

Gabe: I need to get her back. I can’t be alone anymore!

Gabe: Andy, do you like being alone with me right now?

Dwight: What’s this? What’s The Fist?
Jim: Oh, it’s just a social club. You know, like the French Revolution or the Black Panthers or communism. It’s just a club. Guys talking, you know.

Jim: I hate when everybody calls us a rebellion.

Dwight: I would love to join The Fist.
Jim: And we would love to have you. But not today, unfortunately. It’s a bad day, what with Operation Overthrow and everything. But, I have noted it.

Andy: I have to show you this video. You’re going to love it. It’s Beyonce falling, with a fart mixed in.

Dwight: I will never be happier than I am right now. I will also never be less happy. I will be at my current maximum happiness for the rest of my life. Because I am manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. Acting manager.

Gabe: I don’t believe in horoscopes. I don’t believe in Christmas. I sure as hell don’t believe in God.

Gabe: But for all of the disbelief, I believe in us. I believe in love.

Erin: Dwight doesn’t trust robots to give us our messages.

Erin: Gabe was a great guy with so many wonderful qualities, but it was a challenge being touched by him.

Jim: Wow, you really embraced the whole Bond villain aesthetic.

Dwight: The gun is a Beaumont-Adams. Jo collects them.

Dwight: The piranha’s a rescue.

Dwight: The desk is a replica of Uday Hussein’s desk. I saw a picture in Newsweek.

Dwight: I need you to promise me that you’ll be on your best behavior.
Jim: I promise…ed other people that I’d be on my worst behavior.

Dwight: Don’t make me pre-fire you.
Jim: You wouldn’t dare.
Dwight: Watch this. You’re pre-fired! And when I’m promoted, you’ll be full-fired!
Jim: If you get promoted, and if you haven’t fallen in love with me by then.
Dwight: What?

Jim: If I had thought that there was a real chance that Dwight would be permanent manager, I would have pre-quit. And you might be saying to yourself, “Well, that’s pretty premature to think,” but I always say, “It’s better to be pre-pre-pre-prepared.”

Dwight: Everyone here thinks that you’re a joke.

Dwight: As your pale skin and severe bone structure imply, you’ll age swiftly and poorly.

Dwight: It’s a holster.

Pam: Dwight, are you carrying a gun?
Dwight: The holster was a gift from my great-uncle Honk.

Dwight: Why would I put a banana in my holster?

Andy: God! It’s so loud!

Oscar: My god. There is a hardwood floor underneath this carpeting. Why would they do that?

Andy: I can’t find perfect C.

Kelly: Dwight went on a shooting spree, and then he shot Andy in the head.

Dwight: No one saw the bullet leave the gun.

Oscar: I’ll look on WebMD. What are your symptoms?

Gabe: We really shouldn’t be without a receptionist. Now more than ever.

Toby: I’ve never used the gun violence forms before.

Dwight: Howdy, partners! It’s me, Gun Safety Dwight.

Dwight: What did Andy’s tie look like?
Erin: Navy blue, little red anchors.

Dwight: Managing you for this last week has been the greatest honor of my life, and if you ruin this, I will burn this office to the ground. And I mean that figuratively. Not literally. Because you guys are so, so important to me. I love you guys. But don’t cross me. But you’re the best!

Darryl: I don’t feel good about it, but he just kept calling himself a gunshot victim, and it got to me.

Kelly: Why did my temporary boss go on a shooting spree?

Angela: I want Pet Day back. No dogs.

Kevin: Put everything back in the vending machine. Except the fruit.

Pam: You have to get rid of all your weapons. All of them. Including killer fish.

Jim: When Jo’s here, can you work in “shagadelic, baby” at least three times in a conversation? Oh, and when I cough, can you do jazz hands?

Jo: Nobody let my dogs hump each other. They don’t seem to know they’re brothers.

Jo: Slow yourself down, there! Just like a man, wants to jump right into it while I still got my socks on.

Jim: Let me assure you, Dwight is firing on all cylinders.

Andy: You were in hysterics and my maternal instincts kicked in.

Dwight: Oh god, what am I touching? It’s moist.

Kevin: Knead it. Knead it like a pizza!

Jo: Beaumont-Adams is a girl’s gun. That just makes it plain stupid.

Jo: Stop asking yourself easy questions so you can look like a genius.

Jo: I love you, Dwight. But you don’t fit this job.

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  1. I guess that means Dwight isn’t going to be the next fulltime manager…

  2. I think it’s very possible that there won’t be a new manager for a while. Some of the cast have commented that they still don’t know who it will be. That’s probably just one of the big subplots of Season 8.

  3. Dwight: Hi. Dwight Schrute calling, acting manager, Scranton branch. Listen, I needed your permission to fire Jim Halpert.
    Jan: Who is this?
    Dwight: Dwight Schrute.
    Jan: From sales?
    Dwight: Well…
    Jan: Where’s Michael Scott?
    Dwight: He is not here right now. He put me in charge of the office.
    Jan: Dwight, listen to me very carefully. You are not a manager of anything. Understand?


  4. @MaybeNextTimeUWillEstimateMe

    I agree, but I don’t think we could handle an overdose of Dwight as manager, but yeah, I love the title (:

  5. I love Jim. But it’d be awesome to see Dwight fire Jim and watch that play out. It’s been too long of a joke that’s never actually happened. After Dwight’s done with being the manager, Jo could bring him back somehow, or perhaps the new manager. And at the same time, something unexpected could happen by the magic of the writers’ creativity.

  6. Just a thought here that hit me while in the shower getting ready for work this morning…

    Have we heard anything from Danny Cordray lately? Would it be possible that Sabre might bring him in from the field to become the branch manager?

    If one thinks about things, it might fit. Although a mysterious character because he hasn’t been around much, he wouldn’t be a totally new character. And he had a good personality. And we all know he’s good at sales from the sting episode. It also fits with the branch manager being a “real” person.

    Thoughts anyone?

  7. That’s it. Dwight is going to fire Jim at the end of The Inner Circle, and he won’t be back during Dwight’s reign. But he is in the promo for Search Committee so it’s just one episode.

  8. Nice thought about bringing Danny back to the show, however, Timothy Olyphant is very busy filming his show, Justified. I honestly think that one of the stars from the final episode will be the new manager. It’s a shame that Catherine Tate is not being advertised in the commercial for the last episode. After following her in “Dr. Who”, I could DEFINITELY see her being the new boss. And one thing is for sure. There are a lot more men than women in this show. So maybe having a female branch manager might be something unique.

  9. If Gabe tries to win Erin back, I hope Jo sees how wrong he is for her and fires him. Jo has proved to have an emotional side. Maybe she’ll get rid of him for Erin???

  10. Wait, if you watch the previews for “Last Three Episodes”, at 0:38, you see Dwight leading a meeting, and you see the back of Jim’s head. So that means he has to show up at least once.

  11. Though I don’t loathe Gabe as many people seem to, I don’t think he and Erin are a suitable match at all. Erin can’t stand him, and there’s no getting around it. I actually don’t care as much about Erin/Andy as I used to, but it would stretch credibility pretty far if Erin considered reconciling with him. Unless Gabe threatened to fire her – which I could totally see him doing – and that could lead to an interesting little side-plot.

    Also, a Dwight-centric episode? YES PLEASE. His TH with Michael’s letter of recommendation just broke my heart. I am already sick of the ‘more new characters’ concept and it’s still in the process of launching, so to have old favourites step up again is great.

  12. In the preview for this episode, it shows Dwight spinning a revolver and he accidentally fires it. The gun fires in Andy’s direction and his scream seems to be the loudest.

    I think Dwight will accidentally shoot Andy.

  13. @ 14. I agree about Tim O. and the male/female balance. When I noticed that there were so many more men than women, I chalked it up to representing so many “business” settings. Still. What about Carol Burnett, who in real life has suggested she wanted to be the mother of Michael Scott? Instead she could be his replacement. haha, I know that’s ridiculous. Just saying…

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