The Office: Jury Duty, 8.13

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 | 119 comments


The Office: Jury Duty with Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin)

Writer: Aaron Shure, Director: Eric Appel

Summary (NBC): After Jim returns from jury duty, Dwight questions him on every detail of his case. Meanwhile, Angela and the senator (guest star Jack Coleman) welcome their new baby.

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In a poll conducted February 2-6, 2012, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.12/10

The Office Jury Duty quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Andy: Oh yeah, Mayor Stress? Well watch this! And then? We dance. Oh how we dance.

Andy: Sex also works.

Andy: Tuna Wrap! Hand roll!

Dwight: Can’t believe they let someone like you serve on a jury. Makes me question the whole judicial system.

Erin: Oooh, the case of the hit and run. That’s exciting!

Dwight (as Jim): He apologized, and I just really want him to like me!
Jim: We’re best friends, actually. We’re going wine tasting next weekend if you want to come.

Erin: Angela had the baby!
Kevin: Is it black? ‘Cause that would be hilarious.

Kevin: Did I win the pool?
Erin: No. Right month, wrong year.

Kevin: Oscar’s the dad, I’m Oscar’s dad, and Angela’s my mom.

Gabe: I love maternity wards. It’s the perfect blend of love and horror. Things can go so wrong, or so right.

Meredith: Titillate us.

Stanley: My wife got to the TV first. Had to sit through damn Rizzoli and damn Isles.

Jim: I never considered that my week off would make everyone else’s job harder. Least I could do is give them a good story!

Toby: We used to recreate the various stranglings with empanadas from Ernesto’s.

Dwight: I was in Los Angeles last year. Jim tricked me into thinking I’d won a walk-on part on NCIS. But, that’s not important.

Dwight: I saw food trucks everywhere! Everyone in Los Angeles eats from them! And nobody calls them restaurants.

Kevin: Got that, bimbo?
Erin: Got it, bimbo.

Kevin: Philip is so fat!

Kevin: You didn’t prepare me for a big giant fat baby!

Erin: He’s more than substantial. He’s a monster!

Dwight: The fact is, you never said he was on a bicycle.

Dwight: You have the right to remain silent! You have the right to beg for mercy! You have the right to request judgement by combat! Dwight’s Rights!

Andy: What’s up, gangstas?

Dwight: He was lying the whole time, so he could go do yoga, or go canoeing, I don’t know what this pervert likes.

Andy: Dwight, not everything is a conspiracy theory.

Andy: Dwight, take a chill pill.

Andy: You ever heard of a Connecticut Cover Up?
Jim: No.
Andy: You know why you never heard of it? Covered it up.

Andy: They used to call me King Tut because I’m so good at keeping things under wraps.

Andy: My nickname was actually King Butt. Because I had a king-sized butt.

Dwight: He remembers Toby, the most forgettable man in the known world.

Creed: Usually I’m a burrito guy, but you won’t tell, I won’t. Wink, wink.

Andy: Hey, Murder She Wrote, how about we drop the whole Murder She Wrote thing. Okay?

Phyllis: I’m sorry, do you have any American Mexican food?

Andy: I’m not Rumplestiltskin, Jim. I can’t keep spinning gold out of your $#@!

Andy: I don’t even know what the truth is anymore.

Kevin: I’m going to call him Little Kevin.

Erin: Is he really five pounds? Because I squat with five pounds. This feels like more than that.

Angela: I was under so many drugs, I felt like I was at a James Taylor concert or something.

Senator Lipton: If it’s anything like that gorgeous wrapping paper, then you hit it out of the park.

Kevin: I got Little Kevin “Call of Duty.”

Oscar: I don’t even know which thread to follow.

Dwight: Oh, it’s happening. It’s really happening.

Dwight: Here we are. So long, clump mate.

Dwight: I always thought I was going to defeat you somehow. But you’ve defeated yourself.

Gabe: You’ve reached Gabe Lewis. I’m currently indisposed. Leave me a message. Ciao!

Dwight: Call me immediately. That means ASAP.

Dwight: I’m going to find Gabe, tell him what Jim did, and let the little stickler do what he does best. Stickle.

Angela: Pajamas aren’t supposed to be baggy, right? It’s not the barrio.

Oscar: The only premature baby in this room is the baby this baby ate.

Angela: We had just seen “Thor,” and there was way too much wine in my chicken piccata.
Oscar: Chicken marsala.

Erin: Angela will make you cut your fingernails. It’s not worth it!

Dwight: What a beautiful child. Prominent forehead, short arms, tiny nose. You will lead millions. Willingly. Or as slaves.

Dwight: That baby is a Schrute. And unless somebody taught Mose sex, that baby is mine.

Pam: Wow, I really thought I’d be more excited to be here.

Creed: Angela’s back with her baby!

Andy: He’s licking on my finger, just like my cat does.

Ryan: Why am I shorter than the table that I’m standing next to?

Angela: Every baby looks just like you. Your face kind of looks like a baby.

Dwight: I kissed you with the force of a thousand waterfalls.

Dwight: I just might be his father.

Darryl: I have a kid. Last week, Jim at home? That was no vacation.

Dwight: The office looks different now. Smaller. Maybe I just feel bigger.

Dwight: Kids drive us dads crazy. Sometimes I feel like they’re raising us. Am I right?


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  1. 119. George  

    I’m sorry. It was “Footloose”, not “Flashdance”. My bad.

  2. 118. George  

    I liked the episode. The cold open of Andy dancing ala “Flashdance” was great. It’s so good to see Angela’s baby being born; still, it was obvious the baby was conceived with Dwight, although she married the senator. I’m impressed to see Pam’s babies in the office, but, it was sad to see them crying after her co-workers hated Cece’s drawings (that were Pam’s). Dwight is kinda stalker to Jim as he figures out he lied about the jury duty. Still, I don’t really know what to say.

  3. 117. Koos  

    I really enjoyed this episode. Loved the “I kissed you with the force of a thousand waterfalls.” And I LOVE seeing Jim in the dad role…

  4. 116. ascribe  

    I remember feeling really bad for Dwight back when the first Angela split happened, back when even Jim felt sorry for him. But after they piled on cheating, more cheating, duels, ridiculous sex contracts and liaisons, a status marriage to a gay senator etc. I just stopped caring a while back and the last few seasons I’ve had far more interest in the Andy/Erin stuff (and really glad they didn’t get treated the same way).
    I’m still interested in whether Dwight pushes things, or is he just content in the knowledge of his son? I’m hoping they resolve all these relationship subplots before the show ends (likely this season) or RW or EH leave.
    Potential plot twist: given Angela’s habits, the baby actually IS Mose’s.

  5. 115. urkelgru  

    Hands down. The best episode since “Goodbye Michael” This was the only one i’ve wanted to watch again! i have seen it four or five times since thursday!

    it was so natural. i was expecting Michael to walk out!
    I hate to say it, but i think Robert California has run his course, the best episodes of season 8 are the ones where he is not or barely in them.

    i just hope they don’t push the Cathy Jim thing. that was just dumb.

  6. 114. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    I really liked this episode and I like it even better every time I watch it. That is something that hasn’t happened much of S8. This episode is tightly written as they say, no dropping in a plot point only to just as quickly forget about it.

    Okay, now I gotta do some gushing. I loved that this was truly an ensemble episode. A little bit of Val in the warehouse, a little bit of bi-lingual Nate, a little bit of the Senator grossed out by Angela’s breasts. A little bit of Pam, Cece, & Philip in the office. A little bit of Gabe being slightly weird. A little bit of Creed & Kevin being Creed & Kevin. – Sung to the tune of Mambo #5, of course!

  7. 113. Mari  

    It made me so happy hearing Dwight saying the baby is his. That alone made this the best episode of season 8.
    Also, poor Mose! Has no one taught him sex?

  8. 112. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    On a weird note, when Kevin asked, “Is it black?” it totally rocked my world. Sometimes when I know if a white couple is having a baby I will say something along the lines of, “Wouldn’t it be cool if the baby was black?” Then I go on to explain about the cases of white couples who have black babies (not due to any infidelity of course) who are 100% the genetic offspring of both parents. Also there is a case of a black couple who had a white baby that is their biological child (of both mother & father, no hospital mix-ups either). Okay, I know I’m a little different/weird and I also have more than a passing interest in DNA & genetics.

  9. 111. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Watching Andy dancing was slightly painful, but that is exactly why I watch The Office. To paraphrase RobCal, It’s not The Office if you don’t see something that scares you.

    [ from tanster: lol, love it! ]

  10. 110. Jim and Pam Fan  

    I thought this was a great episode. In fact, by far the best of season 8. So far, this season has been too repetitive and unoriginal, but if the rest of the episodes turn out like this, it could easily rank among the best seasons of the show.

  11. 109. Daniel G.  

    I disagree, that warehouse guy while ridiculous is absolutely hilarious to me. I’m glad he’s part of the cast and would love for him to do more bits.

    I loved that the guy made a no gesture and he HAD to say no as if they needed a translation.

  12. 108. Scraton Strangler  

    It wasn’t until I was done watching the episode when I thought, “Why did I love that so much? Maybe finally, they’re getting better…” And almost instanly I realized James Spader was nowhere to be seen.

  13. 107. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Jennie, I don’t know exactly where to post this, but I just wanted to tell you “Happy Belated Birthday to Office Tally!”

    [ from tanster: thank you! officetally is six years old! :) ]

  14. 106. jose  

    I think this was the best episode this season! Whoo hoo welcome back Jenna!!! Anyway, was that Jenna’s real baby playing her new baby in the show?

  15. 105. miguel h  

    Yeah I agree…this episode is vintage office :)

  16. 104. ascribe  

    An interesting episode from the Dwight POV.
    The good:
    -Dwight and Angela, though I do feel that relationship is broken beyond repair.
    -Kevin’s baby comments.
    -Dwight catching Jim out. Yes!
    -Pam is back.

    The bad:
    -After this, enough baby stories please! For a workplace comedy it sure has a lot. Another Pam birth episode would have been superfluous.
    -Stupid warehouse guy. The warehouse guys were a lot more effective when they were just realistic working guys and acted as a foil to the Office crew. Now everyone has to be “silly”. The show needs a grounding in reality or it gets a silly sitcom feel.
    -Erin not in a swimsuit this week. But I guess that was to be expected.
    -The cold open was kind of weak.

    I sort of liked it storywise, but agree with the comments that it wasn’t a particularly funny episode. It had the same ‘not quite The Office’ feel that has plagued many episodes this season.

  17. 103. Steph  

    I think the fact that the episode premiered in Canada a day before America really hurt the ratings.
    People were downloading it rather than watching it on the television and I think this is why the ratings were the lowest they’ve been all season.

  18. 102. Karen  

    I don’t know how many more episodes the writers have left to ink, but I hope they are reading our comments. It is pretty obvious since day one the episodes that ring true to the fans are those who have Jim,Pam and Dwight highlighted. When ever that happens the rest of the cast seems to flow so naturally with the stories. Please give us what we want.

  19. 101. Underday Ifflinmay Abresay  

    Did anyone see the dry erase board in Angela’s room showing the name of the nurse on duty as Ruth Shure? Is this a shout out from Aaron Shure writer of this episode?

    I wonder what will become of Dwight and Angela’s “alleged” child-rearing contract. Dwight said to a passing nurse to cancel the baby Philip circumcision. Thank goodness the kid won’t have to perform his own circumcision like Dwight did.

  20. 100. Moseley  

    Best episode this season :D

    I know I say pretty much every episode is good, but this was really great. I hope it continues like this.

    It is a pity it didn’t get a good amount of viewers, Might have had something to do with there being no episode last week?

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