The Office: Michael’s Last Dundies, 7.21

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The Office: Michael's Last Dundies

Writer: Mindy Kaling, Director: Mindy Kaling

Summary (NBC): Michael trains Deangelo (guest star Will Ferrell) to take over the job of hosting the Dundie Awards. Erin struggles with her dislike of her boyfriend, Gabe.

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In a poll conducted April 21-25, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.56/10

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The Office Michael’s Last Dundies quotes

Quotes manually transcribed by tanster. :)

Stanley: Have you lost your mind. Get off my property before I call the police!

Michael: Hey Toby, you suck!

Michael: I’ve never seen this place in the daylight.
Deangelo: This reminds me of Katrina.

Meredith: I’m so busted. Walk of Shame.

Meredith: I have Vienna sausages and I have napkins. Let me fix you breakfast.

Michael: You are getting so funny.

Michael: When Larry King died, they didn’t just cancel his show. They got Piers Morgan to come in and do his show. And that way, Larry lives on.

Michael: Anything can happen at the Dundies. They’re like the Golden Globes, but less mean.

Dwight: Remember, the Dundies is a black tie affair.

Dwight: Every day is black tie optional!

Michael: Tonight we will be hosting at Louie Volpe’s.

Pam: Their breadsticks are like crack.
Ryan: I love when people say “like crack” who have obviously never done crack.
Pam: Well the breadsticks are like what, then, Ryan? What can I use?
Ryan: I don’t know, something from your world. “The breadsticks are like scrapbooking.”
Pam: You’re right. No, I’m a middle class fraud.

Dwight: Always the Padawan, never the Jedi.

Kevin: I love banter. But I hate witty banter.

Michael: There needs to be, what you call, a rat-a-tat. And right now, it’s all rat and no tat.

Deangelo: Where were you on September 11th?

Michael: Jim, please, no loopholes.

Michael: If I want mind control over him, is that too much to ask?

Jim: I just don’t understand the desire to push sweet potato fries on me. I just want regular fries.

Jim: I’m sorry, that just wasn’t interesting to me.

Erin: I can’t just dump him, Pam. I’m not like you, I can’t be mean.

Dwight: Appalling. Eyesore. Surprisingly adequate.

Michael (as Phyllis): I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!

Oscar: The analytical part of me wants to examine it. But I know it has no content.

Dwight: Deangelo Jeremetrius Vickers!

Michael: Ryan would never do it, it’s too on the radar.

Jim: I do not parent for the award, but I gotta tell you, it feels pretty good. Cece, if you’re watching this at home, it’s way past your bedtime, by the way, how did this get televised?

Jim: Maybe being a good dad is just following your own compass.

Pam: Didn’t think to mention me, huh?
Jim: Didn’t I?

Meredith: Tell you one thing, I’m not going to be a good mom tonight!

Michael: Hottest In The Office goes to Danny Cordray!

Michael: Did you know that Stanley Hudson is also the face of a debilitating disease known as diabetes?

Michael: Come on up here, you sick bastard.

Phyllis: I have diabetes, too. You don’t see me making a big deal about it.

Deangelo: They say he’s going to be my right hand man. Ad lib masturbation joke.

Dwight: This is for you, trash can!

Louie Volpe’s manager: This is a cloth tablecloth. You can’t color on it!

Michael: Pippi Longstocking. Ronald McDonald’s wife. Ron Howard. Ron Weasley. What do they all have in common? Redheads.

Erin: People are right about the Dundies. They are magical. But, I don’t feel it.

Erin: I’m not attracted to you. I cringe when you talk.

Gabe: Here comes that quarter-life crisis everyone’s talking about.


Darryl: Damn, that was cold.

Michael: My last Dundies ever. I was hoping it would be more like “Godfather III.”

Michael: We had a very truncated rehearsal time.

Michael: Maybe you should have won the “Kind Of A Bitch” Award.

Dwight: Why are you even wearing a seat belt? You’re sitting in the back seat, baby.

Dwight: Next time, why don’t you pick a co-host that doesn’t have microphone-aphobia?

Michael: Well this is going to hurt like a motherf*cker.

Deangelo: Toby Flenderson, please come up here and accept The Extreme Repulsiveness Award. Oh, that’s so mean.

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  1. RE: Episode Quotes
    hey tanster – sorry to be a cotton headed ninnymuggins, but I believe Michael mispronounced Piers Morgan’s name and called him Pierce.

  2. To Pam sitcoms don’t have to be realistic, but at one time this one was trying for realism to some degree. I think for some the abandonment of that is a bit difficult or controversial. I’m mixed in that I enjoyed the ending song, but I did find it a bit too much. He’s Michael Scott, not history’s great hero.

  3. Some of you guys were wondering why Toby would want to sing in part of that song for Michael.

    Well I bet that it was originally Dwight’s part.
    But Dwigt was not there!!

  4. Am I the only person who noticed the distance between Pam and Jim in this episode?

    -Right before they seen Erin in her car, Jim is talking about having sweet potato fries pushed on him. (assuming from Pam)

    -He just leaves Pam to help Erin, when in the past he would have been Pam’s sidekick and helped in that situation.

    -She got mad at him for not mentioning her during his Dundies acceptance speech.

    …….I hope to the good lord that the writers don’t do anything to their marriage/relationship………the world would stop turning if so

  5. #144 – I totally agree that the world would stop turning if the writers did something to Jim and Pam’s relationship. I certainly hope those scenes you mentioned are no omen. I wasn’t worried about it after watching those scenes, but now I am…

  6. i must’ve watched this episode 6 times in the last couple of days and it gets better every time. the song at the end is incredible. I kind of laughed at the end, during the song, considering I was Mark in my school’s version of Rent, so I thought it was kind of funny, but extremely appropriate. the only person i was shocked to see singing the song was angela, considering she would always be behind dwight in trying to take over michael’s job, but in the long run i’m glad she was there too. fantastic episode, and the promos made me cry aha

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mindy episodes!!!!

    Thank you Mindy!! Thank you for this wonderfully funny and yet a little sad episode!

  8. @Kurn I’m almost certain he said “they” referring to the waiter/waitress that was pushing the fries. And it seemed pretty in character to me for Jim to leave the car. It was Erin after all.. not Dwight. Little problems are ok, but anything major and we’ll all form a mob and burn nbc to the ground :D

  9. @Angle

    No he doesn’t say “they” , Jim says, “I just don’t see the desire to push sweet potato fries on me? I just want regular fries.

    There was a lot of foreshadowing in this episode that something could go wrong with JAM down the line.

  10. Regardless, i still take it has him referring to the waiter that was pushing it. Hopefully TPTB know that nobody wants to see serious trouble for Jam, but some minor conflict would be ok. Especially if it involved Jim and his future or Pam and hers, career wise. I didn’t see any foreshadowing in this episode though.

  11. The cold open was easily Top 5 All Time! I wish it could’ve been longer. Maybe drop off Creed’s nomination at the homeless shelter. Awesome!

    The ode to Michael was completely appropriate to the occasion, especially given the previously established musical talents of Andy, Darryl, Creed, etc. However, even though Deangelo’s falsetto singing added humor to the moment, his participation was inappropriate, given that he is Michael’s replacement, and known him for about a week.

    #144 and others – The writers are portraying a couple that have been married for a few years, with a baby as a priority. The honeymoon can’t last forever. But both know they belong together. Stop worrying!

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