The Office: Lotto, 8.03

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The Office: Lotto

Writer: Charlie Grandy, Director: John Krasinski

Summary (NBC): All the warehouse workers win the lottery — after the warehouse guys win the lotto and quit, everyone in the office dreams of what it would be like to win big. Andy and Darryl search for new warehouse employees while Jim, Erin, Dwight, and Kevin get a taste of warehouse life.

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The Office Lotto rating

In a poll conducted October 6-10, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 6.43/10

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The Office Lotto quotes

Oscar: I bet this guy didn’t leave his weed in the car.

Kelly: You want to just let him die, you scumbag?

Kevin: When I start dying, I will honk the horn three times. That means, save the dog.

Kelly: Don’t try to get in on it now, Michael Vick.
Darryl: Hey hey hey. Vick did his time.

Andy: The warehouse crew won the lottery yesterday.

Darryl: They won… playing my birthday.

Meredith: We’re looking at at least one suicide and one weird sex thing.
Oscar: At least.

Dwight (imitating Jim): Hey, Pam, let’s buy expensive bathrobes and hug.

Jim: I’d either bike to my job at the kayak shop or I’d kayak to my job at the bike shop.
Pam: And then on the weekends, would you hackysack back to reality and spend time with your wife and kids?
Jim: Woah, saucy, I thought you liked Maine.

Ryan: Soho is mainly lofts, but okay.

Jim: Stop. I’m a barista in your fantasy?
Pam: Well, in your fantasy, we’re Stephen King characters.

Meredith: Get. A. Divorce. Get. A. Divorce.

Kelly: I mean I’m getting paid a dollar a year. Okay you can chill.

Kevin: Good old Kevin. He’ll do anything. Well guess what. I will not do a good job.

Darryl: When did I get so fat?

Darryl: I decided to stay home. Eat a bunch of tacos in my basement.

Darryl: You can’t air out a basement. And taco air is heavy. It settles at the lowest point.

Andy: I don’t know where Darryl is. I suspect, probably our Darryl is inside of Fat Darryl.

Andy: What, no Newhart fans?

Darryl: Madge and a couple of other guys might start a strip club. But on a boat. And Hide is investing in an energy drink for Asian homosexuals.

Dwight: Grunting is scientifically proven to add more power. Ask any female tennis player. Or her husband.

Andy: Are we scaring them straight?
Darryl: I hope so.

Darryl: Who gets a soy allergy at 35? And why is soy in everything?

Ryan: Nice. Right back where I like you.

Ryan: Everybody wants to be rich. But nobody wants to work for it.

Andy: Painfully real, what is happening right now.

Dwight: Theirs is more of a physical intelligence. Like baboons or elephants.

Erin: I like it a lot, but they hate it. So drop it.

Andy: Does anyone get distracted easily by bubble wrap?

Darryl: I don’t want to be here anymore. Fire me.

Andy: I really hope that’s what he and I mean.

Oscar: Dean got fixated on his calves, and his triceps went to hell.

Nate: I just can’t distinguish between everything I’m hearing.

Darryl: Make me manager or fire me.

Nate: I technically don’t have a hearing problem.

Darryl: My future’s not going to be determined by seven little white lotto balls. It’s going to be determined by two big black balls. I control my destiny. I do.

Jim: Señor Loadenstein. That’s stupid.
Kevin: Tell them why it’s called that, Jim.
Jim: Porque es muy rápido.

Phyllis: Yeah. I lost my client.

Creed: I already won the lottery. I was born in the U.S. of A., baby. And as backup, I have a Swiss passport.

Toby: I would spend a lot of time launching my true crime podcast, The Flenderson Files.

Jim: I can fish right from the window of Pam’s pottery studio. And we can chat any time we want.
Pam: Just like now.
Jim: Just like now. Too bad the schools are terrible. But what are you going to do about that.
Pam: What are you going to do.

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  1. So Andy and Darryl search for new warehouse employees… Is it just me or does it look like Andy is the new regional manager of Dunder-Mifflin, Sabre? We do know from earlier teasers that the warehouse wins the lottery and quit, except Darryl, who didn’t get in on the ticket. So, if Darryl’s still running the warehouse from upstairs, and Andy (notice how Andy’s name is listed first) of all people is helping to fill staff positions… Yep, I think it’s Andy!

  2. Wow, the episode summary does appear to be a HUGE pre-S8 premiere spoiler, unless the names of the two guys who are looking for new workers is a feint instead of a giveaway. But I don’t mind, since we’re only six days away from a great new season!

  3. I think it may be that Darryl didn’t get in on the ticket because he has been promoted to manager and Andy is involved because he is Sales Director and the warehouse workers started making sales last year.

  4. So they’re basically telling us it’s either Andy or Darryl? Oh, I really hope it’s Darryl… But then why would Andy be looking for employees too? Or maybe we’re meant to think that it’s Andy, and it’s not going to be him… Especially since his family is coming, too; that seems like it’s going to be his big storyline. But this seems so exciting!

  5. Does this mean that Pam drives Dwight crazy in The Incentive when he’s her confidant, driving him into the arms of also-harried Jim?

  6. Yay! It has to be Andy as the new manager!! If it were Darryl as the new boss, why would Andy be involved? BUT if Andy is the new boss, it makes sense Darryl is involved as he helps run the warehouse from upstairs…

    Ah I’m so excited right now!

  7. I think all those spoilers about Andy’s family being cast definitely means he’s the new manager. And it would be fitting for a The Daily Show alum to replace Carell. I’m a little sad about the warehouse quitting. I’ll miss Madge!

  8. Honestly I’m very excited on how the new episodes are shaping up. Just by reading the summaries.

    It’s looking super good so far, I just can’t wait to see it all unfold!

  9. If you pause the recent spoiler you’ll notice Dwight pumping his fist. Pause that scene, you’ll notice Daryl in his regular attire, not a suit. andy is manager!

  10. Um, this sounds kind of dumb. Like the last season of Roseanne when the Conners won the lottery and all of a sudden became rich.

  11. Isn’t it a bit unrealistic that the entire warehouse would quit over a lottery ticket? Even if they get millions, how would there even be enough to pay for each individual person’s retirement and more? I mean, the staff is pretty big.

    Hopefully that’s cleared up!!

  12. I’m gonna bet that Andy isn’t manager. I think the smart people at nbc are trying to make us feel like he is. If you read more of the spoilers it says there will be more of Andy’s scrotum. Maybe it is severely hurt and his family comes for his support? Do we even know if they’ll hire somebody in the office?

  13. If Andy is manager, then my dreams will come true. My first choice was California, but now that he’s taking over Jo’s spot, I would be happy if the job goes to my second choice; Andy. Darryl’s great, but I just don’t think he’s the right man, and Dwight is too drastic. Andy working under California, and trying to manage the office will be gold. IMHO!! Darryl’s my second, choice but I don’t think he made a good impression in last season’s final. Dwight’s fine where he is and got his chance.

  14. Does anyone remember that ‘fake script’ that went around for a while that was allegedly for Goodbye Michael? This seems very similar in concept to that with the lottery.

  15. Cheezdude! that’s exactly what i was thinking!
    i feel like the office writers wrote the lotto script a while back, and were just saving it for a good opportunity. thank GOD that they didn’t use this idea for Goodbye, Michael!!

  16. I bet the reason why we’ve learned the title/summary of the October 13th episode before the October 6th episode is because October 6th will involve Andy’s family coming to visit/Josh Groban and Andy Bernard sing-off…and is too big of a spoiler to announce JUST yet.

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