The Office: Garden Party, 8.04

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The Office: Garden Party, October 13, 2011

Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: David Rogers

Summary (NBC): Andy throws a garden party at Schrute Farms — Andy decides to throw a garden party to impress Robert California. Dwight researches how to host a garden party and thinks he has made it a very classy event. Meanwhile, Andy’s parents (Stephen Collins and Dee Wallace) and brother (Josh Groban) attend but make him feel self-conscious.

The Office Garden Party extras

  • Mike Schur talks about playing Mose in this episode: “I did do (most of ) my own stunts. And what you can’t see in the scene with Paul is that I am unprofessionally laughing like a goon the whole time. It was a good editing job to not show that.”
  • Photos: Promo | Episodic. If you’re a Mose fan, you will not be disappointed!
  • The Office lolcat inspired by Garden Party.

The Office Garden Party rating

In a poll conducted October 13-17, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.83/10

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The Office Garden Party quotes

Andy: What better face for an ad campaign than our new regional manager?

Dwight: If the soil starts to get acidic, you’ve probably gone too far.

Kelly: What’s the reason, Andy? What’s the reason?

Andy: I promise to be underbearing for a week if you guys just all step it up.

Stanley: Any chance Connecticut Casual is Pennsylvania Business?

Meredith: Woah, who’s the sausage?

Dwight: They don’t warn you when the cameras are driving by.

Book title: Throwing a Garden Party by James Trickington

Robert California: Gretchen, I need another marmalade.

Mose: I’m the valet. You have to give me your car.

Mose: You have a good time at the thing.

Jim: “Chapter Two: Announcing guests as they enter is the height of decorum. The more volume displayed, the more honor is bestowed upon everyone present.”

Dwight: James, Pamela, and Pee Pee Halpert!

Andy: Mabel, Mabel, if you’re able, keep your elbows off the table.

Walter Jr.: Tuna, right? And this must be your lovely wife, Pam.
Meredith: Hell no. She wishes.

Jim: “Chapter Four: One of the host’s most important duties is as dance master. A proper courtly dance sets the tone for the entire afternoon.”

Andy: That’s my favorite part about toasts. The reciprocity.

Gabe: Get in the game, Gabriel! Why are you talking to Stanley’s mistress?

Angela: She just always has to copy anything I do! It’s the Ford Taurus situation all over again!

Ryan: I’d like to make a toast to the troops. All the troops. Both sides.

Jim: “Chapter Nine: The tableau vivant is not only welcome, but expected entertainment. At any garden party.

Andy: You can’t triple toast somebody!

Robert: Andy and I produce nothing. We do nothing.

Robert: You know the difference between a crying baby and a manager? One day the baby will grow up.

Meredith: Get up there and sing or I will cut your larynx and you’ll never be able to sing again. Woo!

Dwight: My first love is beet farming, but it’s a young man’s game.

Robert: I could spend a considerable amount of money having my birthday party here.

Dwight: The Pewter Package has the least amount of goats. The Goat Package obviously has the most goats.

Dwight: I can get you exotic meats. Hippo steaks. Giraffe burgers.
Robert: We’ll talk.
Dwight: It’ll all be goat.

Andy: Hello, Cece Halpert, this is Andrew Bernard. I’d very much like to speak with you about your paper supply needs.

Walter: How long are you going to go on needing my approval? You’re a grown man.

Oscar: Guess we found Andy’s Rosebud.

Robert: My body has somehow become acclimated to Southern Italy. Isn’t that strange, I’ve never been there!

Pam: What are they doing?
Jim: Closing ceremonies.
Pam: Nice touch.

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