The Office: Moving On, 9.16

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 | 246 comments


The Office: Moving On Bob Odenkirk

Writer: Graham Wagner, Director: Jon Favreau

Summary (NBC): Andy tries his best to move on — Pam interviews for a job in Philadelphia with a manager who gives her deja-vu. Dwight brings Angela with him on a mission to clean his elderly Aunt Shirley. Andy returns from his long boat voyage. One-hour episode. Guest stars: Bob Odenkirk, Zach Woods.

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The Office Moving On extras

  • Photos
  • Promos
  • This is the second time we’ve seen Toby in a neck brace. The first time was in the Season 5 episode, Weight Loss, in which Toby injures himself ziplining in Costa Rica.
  • The phrase “so you had a bad day” that Andy sings to Pete is from the song “Bad Day” by Daniel Powter.
  • Roger is played by Michael Weston, who I remember as the terrifying hitchhiker that David picks up in the ‘Six Feet Under’ episode, “That’s My Dog” from 2005. He also played Simon, half-brother of Olivia Benson on ‘Law & Order SVU.’
  • Pete’s ex-girlfriend, Alice, is played by Collette Wolfe.
  • Here’s the ad on Oscar’s computer in the final scene.


In a poll conducted February 14-18, 2013, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.81/10

The Office Moving On quotes

Andy: I can’t remember any of the “aha” moments I had on the boat.

Andy: I really miss my beard. It was like a security blanket.

Andy: That’s a poem by J.B. Jovi.

Andy: Vanilla Ice. He was a band.

Andy: Last week, Erin told me that our relationship will be proceeding without me.

Phyllis: I can’t be around sad people. It makes me sad.
Stanley: I’m the same way with horny people.

Erin: I saw Pete’s butt. It’s sick.

Pam: My resume can fit on a post-it note.

Angela: What do you mean by ‘poison’?
Dwight: Probably nothing. Or strychnine. Or lemonade and strychnine.

Dwight: It’s all hanging out. There’s parts of her I don’t even recognize.

Dwight: It’s like a prehensile wing or something.

Andy: Where are you going?
Pam: Not on a three-month boat trip.

Andy: We are in the Brozone Layer. Nard Dog, Plop, and Clarker Posey. Aka Clarkwork Orange.

Andy: Zero Clark Thirty, whaddya got.

Andy: Last night I ordered a pizza by myself and I ate it over the sink like a rat.

Clark: I’ll give you a hundred dollars to wear that sweater to work tomorrow.

Aunt Shirley: She’s so tiny, like a little kitchen witch.

Dwight: Can I get you a nice crisp liter of schnapps?

Pete: Andy has been calling me Plop for so long, he forgot my real name. Which is Pete.

Jim: This is who I am now. I’m a douche. But look at what I can do with my hands!

Isaac: Anything for Team Halpert!

Andy: One of the perks of being boss. I can fire anyone who steals my girlfriend.

Andy: Every phrase is like a dagger in my crotch.

Mark: Please don’t hire Jamie Foxx to kill me. Django!

Mark: Let’s go, Gangnam Style!

Pam: Oh my god. He’s Michael Scott.

Dwight: Here’s a box cutter to get her clothes off.

Nellie: You cannot keep blathering on about the Scranton Strangler.

Mark: When I say chillax, people chillax.

Meredith: Hey boss, I did everything I could. I invited Pete out for drinks, I emailed him shots of my junk, kid doesn’t have a romantic bone in his body.

Andy: I am hurt. Deep hurt inside of me.

Andy: Guess what. Juliet’s boss also had feelings.

Andy: My whole life is a booger bubble!

Mark: What if Bob Dylan was your boss? I’m going to do Dylan!

Andy: Kind of painful to chat with you, Pete. Ever since the one-two punch to my scrotum pole. Translation, penis. Translation, my manhood.

Andy: If life gives you lemons, you just gotta eat them. Rinds and all.

Mark: I like scripted.

Angela: Loose braids reflect a loose character.

Darryl: George Howard Skub? That’s a devil name.

Meredith: Fresh meat!

Creed: Look who’s back! The Bird Man!

Kevin: Didn’t you two used to do it?

Clark: Was he like a sexy librarian?

Pete: This is a really uncomfortable situation that you’ve contrived.

Andy: We all just gotta move on, ain’t that right, Professor Lecture Much?

Andy: How does that medicine taste? Your own-flavored?

Andy: Is it just me, or have these tables turned?

Gabe: Feel how fat my buttocks are. Touch it. It’s like a warm pumpkin.

Nellie: You offered your neck in search of the truth. The proud neck of justice, isn’t that the expression.

Aunt Shirley: I feel like a show pony.

Dwight: Prettiest girl gets the stink sack!

Angela: It was not an unpleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Dwight: Be with me, monkey.

Dwight: The eighty or ninety years I have left in this life, I want to spend with you.

Dwight: Stand by your man. It’s what I would want if you were mine.

Andy: Hey love turds, conference room, now.

Alice: Okay. While we’re rewriting history, you never had a drinking problem.

Erin: Every word out of your mouth is like the squawk of an ugly pelican.

Erin: I didn’t ask you to get that Nike swoosh.

Gabe: Just do it. You were the “it” I was just doing.

Gabe: I don’t have the lung capacity to blow a whistle.

Pete: Chopsticks is not the measure of a man.

Gabe: I’m as smooth as a porpoise for you.

Pam: He did half the interview as Ace Ventura.

Pam: I liked our life in Scranton.

Announcer: Hobbies of the East continues in a moment.

Kevin: Why don’t your famous stomachs help you now?


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  1. 246. jj  

    Andy gave a sex education seminar in Season 7 but doesn’t know how to pronounce chlamydia now?

  2. 245. Zarion Kreena  

    This is going to sound weird, but I just realized how much Bob Odenkirk’s character sounds like Steve Carell.

  3. 244. dundermifflininfinity  

    The scene where Toby and Nellie discussed the Scranton Strangler and the scene where Dwight and Angela take Aunt Shirley to the shower area were both in Part 2. The only addition I saw was the Previously On segment at the beginning.

  4. 243. lynn  

    Remember where we’ve heard “moving on” before? For fun, check out Jim’s talking head in “Business School,” Season 3.

  5. 242. dundermifflininfinity  

    From Part 1, the Toby and Nellie discussing the Scranton Strangler scene was missing, as was the scene where Dwight and Angela take Aunt Shirley to the shower area. The ending was slightly extended from the original version, with Mark (the real estate boss) asking Pam about Bruce Springsteen when he was finished singing her resume.

    [from tanster: thanks for reporting that, good to know!]

  6. 241. lynn  

    Since we are going to have two weeks of Moving On … here’s a thought. In Season 2, when Jim courted Pam on Dunder Mifflin’s rooftop, they sat side by side eating Jim’s cheese sandwiches. In Season 5, they sat side by side eating pizza on that same roof. But, in Season 9, Moving On, they are at Athlead sitting way across from each other. The setting looks intimate. But, I think that the table represents the distance that has really grown between Jim and Pam.

  7. 240. grace  

    have been reading everyone’s comments and i agree with your confusion on some of the storylines and disbelief regarding beloved characters’ development/changes. along with everyone, “my heart” is rooting for jim and pam, but the real tearjerker is going to be the final jim/dwight scene.

  8. 239. JP  

    One other thought, I honestly wonder if Toby will be revealed as the Scranton Strangler. Think about it, he had a run it with the guy who was convicted, but what if his injuries were fake. That would be one hell of a swerve and he was pushed to it by Michael and Dwight and the rest of the office. That would be a surprise ending.

  9. 238. lynn  

    @238 Last thought.

    I sincerely hope that they don’t go this dark with The Office, even if it would distinguish the show. The Office has always had a lot of heart. It would be a horrible departure to end the show by permanently separating Jim and Pam.

    The best outcome would be if the writers showed Jim & Pam go through real life tests, the marriage survives with them wiser, more careful of each other’s feelings, and working things out together. I think they can still have a realistic and happy ending. I’m just not sure how they will do this all in the few remaining episodes left to air.

  10. 237. Crentist  

    Like many others, I really hope that Pam gets the dream house she mentioned in season 2 or 3 in Philly with Jim. How many people are with me?

  11. 236. Jennifer in Georgia  

    Thanks for taking time to read my little post. It means a lot because I usually never write. But my favorite thing is also reading everyone’s ideas and thoughts. They are very entertaining and help the time pass until the next episodes.
    I am gonna be seriously bored when the show wraps up!!!

  12. 235. OfficeEpic  

    I loved all the Michael references but the person impersonating him just felt too forced and it wasn’t smooth. I don’t know if it was just me.

  13. 234. Roy's Mugshot  

    Ricky Gervais has repeatedly said he had no interest in replacing Steve Carell. He makes enough money just being the originator and producer of The Office.

  14. 233. Bookman99  

    @Gabriel Susan Lewis Fan TM: You are absolutely 100% correct – Ricky Gervais would have been the PERFECT replacement for Michael Scott. No-one else could have (or has) pulled off replacing Michael Scott. Gervais created the role, and pulled it off in a much more difficult setting (he was loathed in the British office, after all). When I first saw his interview in Season 7, I thought it was a slam dunk. I didn’t think there was even the remotest chance that the producers could even consider anyone besides Gervais. Maybe this was a signal that the producers of the show really are completely out of touch with the fan base and what made both the American and British shows so darn good. Sorry for the rant. Oh, BTW, Pam gets fired for making that horrendously insensitive prank call in “The Target.” I can’t believe there isn’t more discussion about this.

  15. 232. Cardigan  

    I don’t think anyone has mentioned the lack of continuity from the end of the last episode, when Jim and Pam went home to fight, to the events of this episode. It was as if the things they should have ironed out were never discussed between them at all. It’s not like Pam to hold her unhappiness back from Jim, and it’s not like Jim to fail to see that another man made a play for his wife. There should have been some kind of progress made in their relationship between the episodes. A lot of couples might let this drag on, but these two usually deal with their business. The writers seem to be holding back the progress of this arc.

  16. 231. Gabriel Susan Lewis Fan ™  

    @CKG True the Michael Scott act-alike did kind of remind me of Mel Brooks, but how awesome would it have been if Mel Brooks replaced Steve Carell? Well, if he was younger, anyway. It would have been amazing! I still think it should have been Ricky Gervais taking over but whatevs.

    This episode was great, between the return of GABE, Toby getting strangled, Andy vs Pete storyline, Dwight and Angela moments, and Pam’s interview. There is not much I didn’t like in this episode! Did I mention GABE!!

  17. 230. Me2  

    I don’t understand how Jim is acting out of character. He’s always talked about not wanting to work at Dunder Mifflin forever. He’s supported Pam with art school and with Michael Scott Paper Company. He finally has this great opportunity and she initially said that she was okay with it. I don’t think either of them are acting out of character really. I mean they’re human characters. Nice people argue and fight sometimes. Even soupsnakes. Consider the amount of stress they are both under. Jim’s launching a new company and Pam is taking care of the kids by herself. They probably should have talked more about this idea before committing, but they’ve already invested so much money. It’d be crazy to back out now. They need to bring in someone to negotiate a Win/Win/Win scenario.

  18. 229. Jennifer  

    If Athlead is becoming a profitable career, why not just hire Pam as a graphic designer? Then they can work together again

  19. 228. Roy's Mugshot  

    @lynn Pam having to give up a one time mural painting job versus Jim giving up an entirely new career aren’t comparable in my book. Now maybe Athlead won’t be successful, but in the grand scheme of things, Pam asking him to abandon it so that she doesn’t have to step out of her comfort zone isn’t a particularly fair trade.

  20. 227. lynn  

    @Roy’s Mugshot. I agree but does he have a successful job at Athlead? The company is shaky.

    In Season 1, didn’t Jim ask Pam if she really wanted to be a receptionist the rest of her life? After she turned down an art program because of Roy? Kind of ironic that Jim’s basically asking Pam to do the same thing to support his dreams. Painting the mural for the city of Scranton means a lot to her, even if it’s small potatoes.

    If either one has to be miserable just to make the other person happy, then they are in trouble. Hopefully, they find another way.

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