The Office: Livin’ the Dream, 9.21

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 | 170 comments

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The Office: Livin' the Dream

Writer: Niki Schwartz-Wright, Director: Jeffrey Blitz

Summary (NBC): Andy decides to pursue his dream — Andy tries to work up the nerve to quit his job and pursue his dreams of stardom. Dwight finally receives his karate black belt from his new sensei (Michael Imperioli) and has his best day ever at work. Jim returns to Scranton to spend more quality time with Pam. Guest star: Michael Imperioli. One-hour long, starting 8:30/7:30c.

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Rating

In a poll conducted May 2-5, 2013, Tallyheads rated this episode: 9.07/10

The Office Livin’ the Dream quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Andy: Which tie makes me look like a guy who likes sofas?

Andy: Thin sliced tuna. Carpaccio. Go on.

Andy: Half the time, I don’t know if I’m wearing my stage makeup or my work makeup.

Jim: Go all in for what’s most important. That’s my new thing.

Angela: She’s this uptight, judgmental shrew. You know the type.
Kevin: I’ve never met anyone like that.

Angela: Without my cats, I am utterly and completely alone.

Dwight: There are four new deadly weapons in this office. Basher! Thrasher! Crasher! And…
Jim: Smasher!
Dwight: Smasher? No, where did you get that? Fireball!

Andy: David Walrus! In his native habitat.

David: At a certain point, the ice gets too thin. And you fall through. And that is when you get fired.

Andy: I am pursuing fame of any kind.

Creed: Andy, no, definitely not. Charisma black hole.

Clark: Are you trying to get a second second job here?

Clark: But be careful, it is very easy to get lost in Pete’s beautiful dead eyes.

Phyllis: There’s just something there you don’t want to look at.

Pete: I’m sure you and I will have our own thing.

Jim: You don’t watch baseball. I keep forgetting that.

Darryl: You’re meant for a job with lots and lots of slack.

Andy: Right back atcha, Darryl.

Stanley: What happened to the generation that knew you shut up, did your work, and died quietly from a heart attack.

Angela: He would strap me to his chest, in a Baby Bjorn made for fat children, and do lunges across the farm. I felt like I was flying.

Billy: I got to hand it to him, he’s one of the most tenacious and determined men I’ve ever met.

Jim: You’re going to want to invest in a lot more liability insurance.

Jim: If there’s someone who loves paper more than Dwight, I definitely don’t want to meet that person.

Kevin: Our question is… seems dumb.

Nellie: What if you were to stay here and… full-ass it?

Kevin: You’re too charactery to be a lead, and you’re not fat enough to be a great character actor.

Erin: Andy, honestly, I think you might become homeless. Or maybe even starve.

Dwight: I will never, ever let you down.

Meredith: I don’t want to see you in a porn next year.

Dwight: You might be a bullpen kid. Give it a couple of years. Scram!

Jim: Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely here for Pam. But this is an awesome added bonus.

Andy: Huge dick move. But very effective. I need to be that same kind of dick to myself.

Angela: You have so many hairs on your chin, Animal Control should have taken you away!

Angela: Don’t let pride ruin your whole life. It’s not worth it.

Andy: Lorelai and I would like to say goodbye. The only way we know how.

Oscar: I thought you found nature vulgar.

Dwight: It really is amazing how your life can change in one day.

170 comments

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  1. 170. Ahh  

    When he sang that song, I cried


  2. 169. lizzy  

    Please just let Pam end up with a veranda! And Jim, of course.


  3. 168. Jim and Pam Fan  

    Good episode, although I thought that it sometimes felt overlong. This is probably one that could have been better off just supersized instead of hour-long.

    Some of Andy’s humor felt forced, like what he did to David Wallace’s car. However, I thought this episode was great emotionally. All of the tension about Jim or Dwight being the manager, etc. Dwight’s scene with David Wallace was very well-done.


  4. 167. Clem  

    @166 Dwight purchased the building on the last episode of season 6 “The Whistleblower”.


  5. 166. Garry Scotts  

    Discovered something interesting here. If you watch the video, The Office Farewells: Melora Hardin, on nbc’s website and skip to 4:00 mark, on the right side of the wall the sign reads “The Schrute Building”. Does Dwight take over the whole office building?


  6. 165. Scott  

    A buy out!?! I’m thinking Jim will be biking to his job at the kayak shop, or kayaking to his job at the bike shop. Jim will go for 3 months, and then JAM will live happily ever after.


  7. 164. Jesseh  

    This was such a warm and fuzzy and sweet episode! I always seem to like episodes where everybody’s basically just trying to be nice, in their own way. :)

    How weird is it that Andy and Angela used to be engaged, though? Season Nine Andy is so different from Season Five Andy that it actually felt weird to have him reference it now. Like they’re drawing more attention than they really should to how wildly inconsistent his character has been.

    Also, seems to me that Clark has some sort of crush on Pete. Am I insane?


  8. 163. grace  

    @154(Hannah) and @157(David) … i believe it’s called flirting. :) :) jim “needed” the post-it’s and items from pam as much as pam “needed” to go to the annex to ask jim a question. welcome it!! there’s been a major dry spell in the flirting department. definitely made us all smile.
    i’ve watched this episode several times now. can’t believe how “tricky” the talented writers were throwing back to all the past seasons.
    finally, for those thinking jim is staying at dunder mifflin…did you see the look of panic(?) on his face when david wallace mentioned the regional manager position? no way jim stays there.


  9. 162. remember to call  

    I loved this. Definitely bittersweet though, since we’re definitely in the end. In a way, this is the finale because I presume it’s the last footage to be included in the actual documentary, since the documentary airs in next week’s episode. And if this were the end of the series, I’d call it a great way to end it. Andy rode off into the sunset, Dwight became manager, Angela got her comeuppance for years of tormenting others AND made up with Oscar, Creed got some good lines in, and Jim and Pam are fine, apparently back in Scranton for good.

    But of course, Greg & Co. have blessed us with 2+ additional hours! And I ain’t fighting that!


  10. 161. Nicole  

    I was thinking that Pam could offer to take the kids and come with Jim for those three months. A little break from work and a family road trip!


  11. 160. Sylvia  

    @151: Brilliant!
    Perfectenschlaag episode, indeed.


  12. 159. stevenicez  

    I finally get to jump on here! This episode gave me faith again. I actually laughed out loud a few times, kinda like the old days. I found the Oscar/Angela scene and the Ed Helms song touching. A nice send off for Andy. Still cannot stand Pete/Erin combo, but just my opinion…:)


  13. 158. Kyle  

    I didn’t find the annex scene to be a comparison of JAM and Peterin. More like a comparison of dating couples versus married parents.


  14. 157. David  

    “Why did Jim ask Pam for those items from her desk? (salt, tacks, and something else) I was really confused by that part..or did I miss something?”

    Because he was making fun of her for only having those items in there.


  15. 156. BritishFans  

    This episode was PERFECTENSCHLAAG!


  16. 155. Dwight  

    One of my favorite episodes ever. I think it will have a very nice finale. So excited!!!


  17. 154. Hannah  

    Why did Jim ask Pam for those items from her desk? (salt, tacks, and something else) I was really confused by that part..or did I miss something?


  18. 153. LovesItalianFood  

    Agree 100% @150.

    This was a good episode with lots of Jam!
    Man that Ed Helms is talented!

    There should be an Office Greatest Hits with all the songs, parodies, etc.


  19. 152. deborahsten  

    @143: I was also thinking “Thank You Writers!” This week’s show seemed like such a lovely gift in that it felt like I had discovered a lost episode from circa season 2-3. Wow! Jenna & John can still pull off the flirty charm. Beesly indeed!

    One laugh-out-loud moment I had was when Angela was bemoaning about how she will be completely alone without her cats and Oscar says something like “Well, you still have your baby…” I am also cat-centric, so I had forgotten about her son until his reminder. Hilarious.

    Um, I think I am going to watch it again now….. It’s probably my fav. ep. in many many years!


  20. 151. The groin of the head  

    I’ve enjoyed reading the comments about all the throwbacks in this episode, but I can’t believe no one caught the greatest of all. Sensei: “I can’t do this if you keep thrusting like that.” Pam looks at the camera and smiles. Sensei: “I’m going to have to cut it off.” Jim looks at the camera and smiles. All together now…

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