The Office: Frame Toby, 5.09

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The Office Frame Toby

Writer: Mindy Kaling, Director: Jason Reitman

Summary (NBC): A mysterious person in the office has made a huge mess in the microwave and will not clean it up. Michael comes to terms with the fact that there have been certain personnel changes in his staff without his knowing.

The Office Frame Toby extras

  • Jenna Fischer talks about the clown painting in her MySpace blog.

The Office Frame Toby rating

In a poll conducted Nov. 20-24, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.59/10

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The Office Frame Toby quotes

Angela: Are you swallowing them whole? You’re eating them so fast, are they even touching your tongue?

Dwight: Pastry cubes made of sugar and fat?

Michael: No, God, please, no! Nooooo!

Michael: Look at him. With his stupid face. Stupid … tan.

David: Do you know what 911 means?

Michael: That’s true. People say it’s icky.

Michael: I have cause. It is because I hate him.

Andy: I got peepers of an eagle.

Kevin: So Jim, you’re going to live in the same house that you used to pee the bed in?

Andy: You’re in for a spanking, my friend. Myself and my lady? — no secrets.

Creed: We should hang out by the quarry and throw things down there.

Andy: The note is way more obnoxious than the mess.

Meredith: Get off your high horse, Richie.

Michael: Well, Mr. Kurt Russell, you are about to be served.

Michael: Nice beaches? Pristine beaches?

Michael: That is like trying to be friends with an evil … snail.

Michael: I feel like Neve Campbell in “Scream II.”

Dwight: I love catching people in the act. That’s why I always whip open doors.

Dwight: Men find me desirable.

Dwight: It’s a good day, too. I’m wearing my mustard shirt.

Pam: Are you inching away from me?

Pam: “Please hug and kiss me, no matter how hard I struggle. I’m too shy to tell you that I love you.”

Kelly: Punch him, Toby!

Dwight: It’s illegal, but … everything they do on ‘The Shield’ is illegal.

Dwight: I framed a raccoon for opening a Christmas present. And I framed a bear for eating out of the garbage.

Michael: Sometimes the ends justify the mean.

Leo: What makes you think we’d have weed?

Pam: I guess that’s why we have a temp, huh?

Dwight: My name is Andy Bernard. Andrew Bernard, that’s my name. See you soon.

Creed: Just pretend like we’re talking until the cops leave.

Toby: I didn’t put caprese salad in my drawer, Michael. Did you?

Michael: You think I framed you, and you’re worried about the taxpayer?

Michael: Welcome back, jerky jerk face.

Ryan: Let’s have sex one more time. And if you have any extra cash, that would be amazing.

Pam: You bought me a house!

Pam: Do we have to sleep in your parents’ bedroom?

Dwight: No, I go for the chandelier. It’s priceless.

Dwight: It’s her father’s business. She’s Tiffany.

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  1. I was so scared that Pam wouldn’t like the house. But it was SO CUTE at the end. And the art studio was so thoughtful and adorable.

  2. Wow, did not know Ryan and Dwight could reach such levels of, how you say? ass-ishness. Not cool.

    But Jim was pretty suave with the art studio though. Cute!

  3. That was a very good episode compared to the rest of Season 5. Best scenes: Creed scared of the cops and Dwight at the end. Worst scene: sappy new house scene between the now cliched, sitcom-y Jim and Pam.

  4. WOW!!!

    i was nervous Pam wasn’t gonna like the house
    but i had the biggest smile across my face when she said she did :)

  5. Hilarious cold open. I really thought Pam was going to be upset over the house but her reaction was the total opposite which was great!

  6. Did anyone else notice the boom mic’s cable coming into the top of the frame when Jim was talking to Pam in the garage/art studio? I doubt it was intentional, but I also find it hard to believe that they wouldn’t spot it when editing.

    “That seems mean…but sometimes the ends justify the mean.” Hilarious and smart line! Very nice episode, yay Mindy and Jason!

  7. I love how the writers keep trying to fool JAM fans into thinking that there might be trouble brewing, only to reveal to our delight that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about! Jim and Pam are perfect together and are completely on the same page. They are both small town people at heart (I lived in New York for three years and Boston for two but was thrilled to move back to Michigan to be with my fiance) and they have the same dreams. Love it!

  8. Best episode this season. I was rolling on the floor laughing with my wife. The Office is back in fine Season 2 form! Not too serious, with some amazing jokes.

    -Michael’s discovery of Toby
    -Racoon who opened a Christmas present
    -Are you inching away from me?
    -I’ve got peepers of an eagle
    -Friends from high school. Well, a high school.

    Writers, Mindy Kaling, hats off. Keep this up you guys!!

  9. Good episode, not the best, but good. My favorite part was when Jim was giving the tour of the house at the beginning (to the cameraman)

  10. I’m in love with this season; it’s just getting better and better…

    $500 ‘weed’ with mozzarella mixed in;
    Dwight saying, “I am wearing a mustard shirt”;
    Pam giving it back to Ryan, the temp;
    JAM (’nuff said);

    Best line of the night, Creed hands down with (something like) “Let’s act like we’re talking until the cops leave”. Loved how he put his hands behind his head when the cops walked by. :)

    Poor Toby…

  11. I could hardly breathe when Jim was showing Pam the house – my heart was hurting for him, I thought she didn’t like it!!!! Michael was so funny in the cold open – that was awesome.

    seriously, toby looked a little…dead. he needs a tan!!

  12. #10: Actually, Matty, I think that was a cord attached to the garage door. At first I thought it could be the mike but at closer inspection it looked like a handle to pull the door down. :)

  13. Not a great episode, but certainly not bad. I have to admit I was hoping for something a little better for Toby’s return episode. More character interaction. “Toby’s back” is enough of a plot for a great Office episode, without the whole frame angle. But I won’t complain, it was still pretty funny.

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