The Office: Local Ad, 4.09

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The Office

Writer: B.J. Novak, Director: Jason Reitman

Summary (NBC): When the Scranton branch is asked to participate in a Dunder Mifflin ad, Michael seizes his chance to exhibit his creativity. Dwight explores the online world of Second Life.

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The Office Local Ad quotes

Andy: Break me off a piece of that applesauce. Chrysler car. Football cream.

Michael: Even the receptionist is getting in on the creativity.

Michael: I would like you to meet Andrew Bernard. The Nard Dog. Who let the Nard Dog out.

Michael: Phyllis is like our Mrs. Butterworth. Kind of a less urban Aunt Jemima.

Michael: These are our accountants. And as you can see, they are very different sizes.

Jim: I think it’s great that the company’s making a commercial. Because not very many people have heard of us. I mean, when I tell people that I work at Dunder Mifflin, they think that we sell mufflers. Or muffins. Or mittens, or … and frankly, all of those sound better than paper, so … I let it slide.

Dwight: Second Life is not a game. It is a multi-user, virtual environment. It doesn’t have points or scores, it doesn’t have winners or losers.
Jim: Oh it has losers.

Dwight: I signed up for Second Life about a year ago. Back then, my life was so great, that I literally wanted a second one.

Dwight: Absolutely everything was the same. Except I could fly.

Michael: Actually, I don’t get paid by the hour anymore, but thank you. I get paid by the year.

Dwight: “Angela” can stay the same, but we’ll change “Andy” to “Dwight.”

Ryan: I told you not to call about small problems.

Ryan: Maybe you can cook, but that doesn’t mean you should start a restaurant.
Michael: Well actually I can’t cook, and I am starting a restaurant. Mike’s Cereal Shack.

Michael: I was five. Five years old. Couldn’t even talk yet.

Michael: How about never hundred hours, sir.

Michael: Ryan is being a little bitch again.

Michael: And thus, Michael Scott sealed his own destiny. In a good way.

Kevin: My nickname in high school used to be Kool-Aid Man.

Oscar: When I was younger, I always wanted to be an actor in commercials. Then I realized I had a brain.

Meredith: I’m excited about doing the ad, but I’m not really used to doing videos with so many people around.

Michael: Oscar, I would like you to do costume design, obviously.

Michael: This would be a huge coop, people.

Angela: I find the mystery genre disgusting. I hate being titillated.

Michael: You need to learn a lot about your own culture. I’ll make you a mix.

Michael: I don’t hate it. I just don’t like it at all.

Andy: Break me off a piece of that lumber tar. Snickers bar.

Andy: Break me off a piece of that Grey Poupon.

Meredith: Piss or get off the pot!

Pam: I passed out on my keyboard trying to decide.

Dwight: Oh … D.

Michael: Welcome, one and all, to the world premiere of Corporate Crapfest! 07!

Michael: Dunder Mifflin. Limitless paper in a paperless world.

Bartender: Hey listen, have you ever been on a motorcycle?

Michael: Advertising is about big ideas. If you want to sell a can of Coke, you don’t just show a can of damn Coke. You show a baby picking flowers on the moon. And then people are like, woah, I’m thirsty. You know? It’s not rocket science.

Andy: Claude Van Damme. Hair for Men. Poison gas. Nutrasweet. It’s got to rhyme with “piece.” Fancy Feast! Break me off a piece of that Fancy Feast! It’s the cat food. Nailed it.

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  1. AHHHH!!! It was soooo freaky when I heard Dwight talking about SecondLife when I had JUST started playing it right before I turned on the show!!! AHHH HA HA HA HA!!! ;D

  2. Noooooooo! Global dropped it from it’s Thursday night line-up and now we’ve missed it! Oh the pain :(

  3. This was an excellent Andy episode. In fact, the episode was excellent all around. I’m never going to forget “Break me off a piece of that football cream”.

  4. You have a son.

    And it’s me.

    I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that.
    Andy is priceless- hair for men, nutrasweet, fancy feast!!!!
    As much as I love a full hour of The Office, I must say I’m glad the half hours are back.

  5. Great episode — good balance of the cute and laughs (loved the singing bit =P)! Def. prefer the 30 minute format =).

  6. I really enjoyed this episode! It was a little weird to have it end so soon though! lol But I am happy to have the 30 minute episodes back.

  7. That was fun!

    Honestly, their ad wasn’t bad at all. I want a copy.

    Also, Daryll singing!

    Good Episode

  8. Okay, here are my thoughts:

    Loved that it was back to 30 minutes. I was left wanting more, wishing the episode wasn’t over instead of thinking, “Oh man, there’s still 20 minutes left?”

    I loved Michael’s commercial!!!!!!! Kelly poorly green-screened in India, Stanley as a roadside convict! So much better than corporate’s, even if Michael’s was overly dramatic.

    I am glad Dwight got a small victory: “Ohhh D!” But I will say I am upset that they are setting up this Jim’s “road not taken” storyline. He finally has Pam, and I think they are going to make him miserable again. It is even more magnified since Pam loved working on the animation. Do we all think that Jim wants to be a Philly sports writer who plays the guitar?

  9. Break me off a piece of that Fancy Feast! lol.

    Michael’s commercial was SPOT ON… so much better than that crappy one the professionals made.

  10. Oh my Gosh! The music in michael’s ad. was the EXACT same music me and my friends used in our little school movie, and the awesome thing is, it played when it was following a pencil in mid-air just like they followed the paper.

    Anyway 10/10

  11. That was basically awesome. The perfect level of Michael being wacky-but-still-believable, so many good moments of minor characters, and the Jim-sadness of needing to find a life outside of wanting Pam and now having Pam.

    Also– “I don’t like to be titillated.” AMAZING.

  12. Man that was a ghetto episode. I guess we all know where the Jim-Pam drama is heading: Pam’s following her dreams whereas Jim has sacrificed his to remain in Scranton. The tension is tingling…

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