The Office: Sabre, 6.15

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 | 159 comments

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W: Jennifer Celotta, D: John Krasinski

Summary (NBC): When Sabre comes in to take over Dunder Mifflin, Michael struggles to accept Sabre’s new policies. Pam and Jim have an interview for a local daycare they really want to get into. Andy and Erin work on a welcome song for Sabre as Erin waits for Andy to ask her out. Guest star: Kathy Bates.

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Tidbits

Favorite quotes

Michael: I got a big box, yes I do, I got a big box, how ’bout you?

Michael: Scissor me.

Michael: We probably could have saved our own asses. We didn’t need them touching our asses!

Michael: This cord has “Creed” written all over it.

Pam: Maybe we can put the box back together.
Dwight: Impossible. He opened it like an ape.

Creed: Have you tried making everything smaller?

Michael: Why do I have to explain everything?
Pam: Because we’re usually not on the same page.

Michael: You can really see he is okay taking a picture with me. Even though I was there for disciplinary reasons.

Dwight: Welcome. Scranton hot dog from Scranton?

Jim: Trained. Loving it. Good at it.

Andy: You sure it’s “Saber”?

Jim: Turns out a lot of parents want the very best for their children! That’s weird.

Jim: There’s always the army. The infantry.

Christian Slater: Have you ever tasted a rainbow? At Sabre, you will.

Jim: So you’ve been shown a nonsensical video. You’re probably wondering, what’s going on? Well you’re not alone.

Meredith: Talk about vacation days!

Michael: There is a small part of me that is actually very excited about this new company. But 70% of me is water. And the other part, the real part, the part that has feelings, and emotions, and thoughts, and makes decisions, and if I can be crass, makes babies, that part thinks that all of these changes suck b—-.

Michael: Really? You don’t have enough water in there? Your stomach?

Michael: I miss the old Dunder Mifflin. Too much change is not a good thing. Ask the climate.

Jim: Cubbies! I totally forgot about cubbies.

Pam: There’s a finger painting station! And a curly slide! Am I too old to go here?

Andy: The ball’s totally in Erin’s court. After the whole drum line thing.

Michael: Is Christian Slater back there? Because he knows, he’d know what to do.

Michael: He is not a big fan of me dropping by unannounced. But then again, who is.

David: Maybe we’ll go outside. Outside.

Jerry: Did you ever consider that you might not be as charming as you think you are?
Jim: This coming from the guy who still uses a children’s toilet?

Andy: That’s as hard as I can hint.

Michael: There are very few things that would make me not want to team up with David Wallace, and Suck It is one of them.

Michael: That’s not the David Wallace that I remember. That is some sort of weird creature that lives in David Wallace’s house.

Phyllis: Michael, this isn’t a toast. You’re just thinking out loud.

Michael: Wow, that is metallicky. That’s like drinking a battery. It really gets you in the fillings, doesn’t it?

David: Well it’s a mess, what a mess, what you gonna do? You’re gonna take out your Suck It and you suck it! Suck it! Take out your Suck It and you suck it!

Rating

In a poll conducted February 4-8, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.80/10

159 comments

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  1. 159. M  

    I was just watching the rerun of this–it’s PERFECT!!!


  2. 158. Mike  

    I always liked David Wallace as a character, but now that he’s unemployed…priceless! I love the whole “Suck It” thing he has going, and the song was amazing! I really really hope we see more of David Wallace after this (somehow I doubt we will)


  3. 157. ChristmasPam  

    I love David Wallace. This was fantastic.


  4. 156. theoffspring  

    This episode was hilarious! I was dying when wallace and his kid were singing suck it xD


  5. 155. DonovanInfinity  

    David Wallace & son were awesome. I have to figure out a way to make “Suck It” my ringtone.


  6. 154. Scottsdale  

    What’s the timeline on this episode? Why are they outside in a hot tub in the dead of winter?

    You can’t spin this to make sense, DM was purchased around Christmas time, Jo Bennett visited around Valentine’s Day…and in the interim, Michael and Wallace were outside in a tub.


  7. 153. dave  

    [from tanster: please proofread and re-post. thanks!]


  8. 152. Alex  

    I finally watched Sabre, and everything else aside, how is it that everyone in an office of what, fifteen people, thought that Sabre was pronounced “Saab-ray”? I mean, I didn’t even have to think when it came to the pronunciation.


  9. 151. Allan  

    Continuing the computer sponsorship bit, I went back and checked, and sure enough, in the ending credits, it still says “Promotional consideration furnished by HP.” However, in addition to Gabe’s MacBook, I didn’t notice the first time watching this episode, that the daycare center director ALSO has a Mac notebook. AND the Wallaces have an iPod in their kitchen.

    Apple’s sure getting a lot of coverage without having to fork over whatever HP paid to get its credit!


  10. 150. tylerp  

    @150. Allan

    2nd season jim has a powerbook at his house, when again when he’s vidchatting with pam, and ryan has an ibook as well. i think i’ve seen more macs subsequently through the show..


  11. 149. Allan  

    On a show where HP computers are all we ever see (including the credit to the company that used to be at the end of every show–didn’t notice if it was there tonight or not), it surprised me to see Gabe uses a MacBook. Maybe Sabre is going to replace all the HP’s with Mac’s and Apple will be a new sponsor of the show!


  12. 148. eastcoast_girl  

    Fresh direction and funny, and the David Wallace part was so realistic. People who have lost their jobs can freak out in all sorts of ways, and the whole “suck-it” thing was great. I’ll miss him. Considering we haven’t seen Jan in over a year, I’m not holding out much hope David Wallace will be back.


  13. 147. Christian  

    Many months ago, in one of my comments I wondered if we would ever see David Wallace unravel in the same way that Jan did. I think the point the writers are trying to make with each is that you can get people that end up in middle management and they feel like they have to portray an image of super corporate businessperson that has it all together but you find out it’s really just to save their hide and keep their job, and the further point is that in the business world EVERYONE is putting on an act for everyone else, and there’s just a whole bunch of fakery going on but nobody will admit it until The Office (or Dilbert) points it out.


  14. 146. Brittany  

    I really enjoyed this episode. A very good episode for John Krasinski to debut his directing skills on The Office. I also liked seeing Andy Buckley getting to show off his superb acting skills, it’s refreshing to have an actors like that on The Office.


  15. 145. Melissa in NC  

    This episode was great! I loved the vague, full of buzzwords employee video with Christian Slater, then Jim’s response to it. I used to work in HR and I have seen (and shown) my share of those videos.

    Excellent episode all the way around.


  16. 144. Tiff  

    In my opinion, this was one of the best episodes of the season – and I feel like it’s all down to Jen Celotta and JKras – the writing was sharp, and the jokes were actually funny, instead of being just “Oh, that person’s fat” or “Oh, that person’s ugly.” This one had real jokes, that built on things that were said or done throughout the episode. And the direction was superb – that moment when Michael’s behind the fridge door and David Wallace is talking to his wife was brilliant. I think people are upset because this was actually a subtly directed, fresh take on the Office–which is really what it was in the first two seasons, and has lost a bit throughout seasons 3-6. Also, contrary to what people think, Jim has always been a little bit of a jerk, and so has Pam. They’re both generally sweet people, but come on. Everyone at Dunder Mifflin is a bit of a jerk – otherwise they wouldn’t all stay there together.


  17. 143. mr.dude  

    The way Jim told Pam he walked in on the guy in the restroom is probably the exact way I would have told someone. So great. Good episode. Solid 8.


  18. 142. Michele  

    Why is everyone so rude to Michael this year? Ever since “Did I Stutter” no one in the office has shown any respect towards him. Regardless of his stupidity sometimes, he’s still the boss. Scenes like one with the toast are getting old and should stop.

    David’s freak out was a little too much for me.

    Subplot with Jim and Pam was too underdeveloped. I wish we had seen more of that. Although it was nice to see the nicer sides of Jim and Pam again. Missed that.

    The only redeeming part of the episode was Andy and Erin’s song.


  19. 141. nic  

    “you take out your suck it and you suck it!” Yeah!


  20. 140. brandon  

    By far the best part was Andy and Erin singing “Saw-brey” hahahahahahahahaha. The looks on their faces when Gabe said “Saber” and Michael told them to continue with the song was priceless. A true deer in the headlights look.

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