The Office: Moroccan Christmas, 5.11

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The Office Moroccan Christmas

Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: Paul Feig

Summary (NBC): Phyllis’ Moroccan-themed holiday party goes up in flames when Meredith’s hair catches on fire. Dwight corners the market on the hottest toy of the Christmas season.

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The Office Moroccan Christmas rating

In a poll conducted Dec. 11-15, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.08/10

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The Office Moroccan Christmas quotes

Dwight: What is this?
Jim: Happy holidays, Dwight. But do not open it till Christmas.
Dwight: You’re so pathetic. How long did this take you, three hours?
Jim: Five minutes, actually. I’m a black belt in gift wrapping.
Dwight: Yeah, no such thing. They don’t give out black belts for things that are stupid. Well, I hope it was worth it, ’cause I’m gonna take it apart in about five minutes.

Stanley: I will not be the big guy in the tiny hat.

Phyllis: This is the first Christmas party I’m throwing as head of the Party Planning Committee. The theme is NIghts in Morocco. This isn’t your grandmother’s Christmas party. Unless of course she’s from Morocco, in which case it’s very accurate.

Angela: I am not going to judge Phyllis for desecrating Christmas. There is one person who will, though, and Phyllis just stuffed him into a drawer.

Phyllis: I think for it to be blackmail, it would have to be a formal letter.

Dwight: These are not dolls, Jim. These are commodities, same as gold or oil.

Dwight: Every year, I do research to determine which toy will be the most popular of the Christmas season. This year, it’s a doll. Half girl, half unicorn. Catchphrase: “My horn can pierce the sky!” Pathetic. I bought out every store in the area over the last couple of weeks. And as lazy parents become more desperate, I will sell them at an enormous profit. Isn’t that right, princess?

Jim: That’s the Christmas spirit.
Dwight: I am simply punishing those parents that would wait till the last minute to give their child a gift. And such a genetically improbable one. Look at that. How does that happen? King has sex with a unicorn? Man with a horn has sex with a royal horse?

Michael: This is equal parts scotch, absinthe, rum, gin, vermouth, triple sec, and two packs of Splenda. I call it a “one of everything.”

Pam: I wish you would stop rubbing that lamp in that creepy way.

Andy: There’s a place in France where the naked ladies dance …
Angela: Really, Andy? It’s Christmas, and you’re singing about nudity and France.

Michael: I call it an orange vod-juice-ka.

Dwight: Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-ka-ching.

Jim: Would you want to do it on Groundhog Day?
Michael: No, no. I celebrate privately.

Michael: It’s a surprise party for people who have addictions.

Kevin: Fire Girl!

Andy: When I was in college, I used to get wicked hammered. My nickname was “Puke.” I would chug a fifth of So-Co, sneak into a frat party, polish off a few people’s empties, some brewskies, some Jell-O shots, do some body shots off myself, pass out, wake up the next morning, boot, rally, more So-Co, head to class. Probably would have gotten expelled if I’d let it affect my grades, but I aced all my courses. They called me “Ace.” It was totally awesome. I got straight Bs. They called me “Buzz.”

Dwight: In the Schrute family, we believe in a five-fingered intervention. Awareness, education, control, acceptance, and punching.

Phyllis: Why aren’t you wearing the hair net?

Michael: You lit your hair on fire today. What about tomorrow?

Dwight: I stab her in the brain with a wooden stick.

Jim: You did the best you could, but this is bigger than all of us.

Michael: A watch would be nice.

Pam: If she wasn’t an alcoholic before, she is now.

Phyllis: That’s a halwa shebakia cookie. They serve it during Ramadan.

Jim: You take requests? Please stop.

Toby: This is great. My ex-wife’s gonna be so pissed. For once, Daddy’s going to be a hero.

Toby: Darryl, man, I need this doll.

Michael: I have a deposit. Alcoholic.

Michael: As it turns out, you can’t just check someone into rehab against their will. They have to do it voluntarily. They have to hit rock bottom. So I think I know what I need to do at this point. I need to find ways to push Meredith to the bottom. I think I can do it. I did it with Jan.

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220 comments

  1. I loved this episode! Dwight’s ‘wooden stack to the head’ and the cold open with Jim & Dwight were fantastic!

    Also, good job Phyllis! Dwight’s smirk afterwards was great too! It’s going to be hard waiting to see how this all plays out now.

  2. All over the emotional spectrum. Wow, really really floored by the performances and some high LOL (literally) humor. From the opening prank to Andy’s final scene… it was like an opera. Great stuff.

    PS. Meredith fans rejoice!

    Xmas came early (that’s what…)

  3. Absolutely perfect. Dwight was completely on tonight. Creed was hilarious, and JAM was adorable.

    Best episode this season.

  4. That was incredible. Wow. Christmas episodes never disappoint. Omg. Now we have to wait a month to find out what happens with the Angela situation. :(

  5. I didn’t like this episode. It was sad and mean. The only comic relief was Dwight’s storyline…very funny.
    This wasn’t the cheery Christmas episode I had been hoping for after a 2 year wait…

  6. That was one of the weakest episodes this season. The Meredith stuff just wasn’t that funny. The bit with Dwight explaining the doll was fun but besides that very little to laugh at.

  7. Kind of a slow and depressing episode for the most part. Not the best way to cap off the year. It’s hard, or at least useless, to pinpoint anything that was demonstrably bad in the episode, but I just wanted something fun to happen — after the desk prank, that is.

    I really hope it comes back with a BANG in February… and yes, that is what she… well, you know the rest.

  8. It didn’t have any holiday feel, most of the dialogue was pedestrian and uninspired, and Jim continues to talk in the same monotone, baritone voice without delivery that’s plagued him since season 4.

    Just not a very good episode. A few classic moments, but just a toss-together feel.

  9. Haha love the prank xD great episode, but Christmas Party and Benihana Chrismas were much better.

  10. I was disappointed and felt really down when the episode was over. I don’t think anyone had Christmas cheer.

  11. Besides the cold opening (an instant classic prank), the episode was an overall disappointment. The Meredith sub-story was run-of-the-mill and not very funny, even though it took up the majority of the episode. Although, it does present an interesting scenario between Angela and Andy in the next episode. Unfortunately, that is a long wait for redemption.

  12. Wow- I honestly think I’m depressed now. Not a great episode. The cold open was hilarious though- but it just kinda went downhill from there

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