The Office: Scott’s Tots, 6.12

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Writers: Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky
Director: B.J. Novak

Summary (NBC): Michael is forced to face the music after he realizes he can’t keep a promise he made to a group of kids 10 years ago. Meanwhile, Jim starts an employee of the month program to increase employee morale.

The Office Scott’s Tots rating

In a poll conducted December 3-7, Tallyheads rated this episode: 6.61/10

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The Office Scott’s Tots quotes

Andy: Would you rather me say, “Hey guys, my irritable bowel syndrome is flaring up”?

Andy: Things can get real adult real fast.

Michael: You can’t be a baby in the office. It makes me look like I hire babies.

Michael: And for what it’s worth, I think your baby voice is tops.

Andy: Dr. Tuna M.D., I have some terrible news.

Andy: The entire office has come down with a pernicious case of the Mondays.

Erin: There’s about 30 news alerts for “nip slip.”

Michael: What if I told you I had done the worst thing ever? Would you still want to be my friend?

Michael: Lurk much?

Michael: I miss Pam.

Michael: Is that what we’re going for now, “okay”? We used to go for “pretty good.”

Erin: We’ve already rescheduled seven times.

Pam: Michael, this is a terrible, terrible thing you’ve done. It’s terrible. Just … terrible.

Michael: I’ve made some empty promises in my life, but hands down, that was the most generous.

Dwight: I bet if you tried, you could grow the best beard of anyone in this office.

Dwight: In an ideal world, I would have all ten fingers on my left hand, so my right hand could just be a fist for punching.

Jim: If it’s all the same to you, I’m just going to take away “Survival Skills” and “Self Defense.”

Scott’s Tots: Hey Mr. Scott, what you gonna do, what you gonna do, make our dreams come true?

Teacher: You are a dream maker. And I thank you.

Dwight: Five minutes ahead of schedule. Right on schedule.

Phyllis: In your perfect world, only you get money.

Michael: Who here has done something stupid in their lives?

Michael: Tuition is very valuable. But you know what’s invaluable? Is intuition.

Michael: Some people have evil dreams, some people have selfish dreams, or wet dreams.

Michael: Hold on, they’re lithium!

Creed: Guys, I’m starting to think Pam’s not even pregnant.

Phyllis: No offense, Pam, but how the hell is that possible?

Pam: Yup.

Dwight: This is Stanley Hudson. Jim Halpert is a menace.

Michael: I can give you an extra laptop battery. Not everyone took one.

Dwight: I know how it happened.

Michael: You’re what, like 12?

Michael: You know when I hired Kevin, he was actually applying for a job in the warehouse.

Michael: I have a feeling about you, too.

Ryan: I know about your Diabolical Plan.

Ryan: I want the same thing you want. I want to take Jim Halpert down. I want in.

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  1. I literally had to pause the episode and walk away at one point because it was so awkward and uncomfortable hahahaha

  2. I’m so glad Erin finally got a big role in an episode! I love her.

    Whoever came up with this plot idea is a genius.

  3. Am I the only one frustrated with this Jim-Dwight story arc? What once was funny is turning cruel, and if Jim actually gets into hot water because of one of Dwight’s schemes – or worse loses his job! – he’ll be left to figure out how to support his growing family on only Pam’s salary. With Ryan in on the scheme, I’m getting more and more weary. Also, I’m getting tired of watching everyone be rude to him every episode. I get that he may not be a “real boss” to them but he still deserves respect and the whole “nobody listens to Jim, even though they should” thing is getting old.

  4. Really enjoyed this one. Like the MSPC storyline last year, I think this will be a nice story arc.

    The only season 6 episode I have enjoyed the whole way through was “The Lover.” Looking forward to how this plays out.

  5. best episode since niagara. seriously, amazing from beginning to end. reminded me of the earlier episodes. genuinely cringe inducing, and FINALLY the b plot in a season six episode is as good as the main one. a++++

  6. That very well may have been the worst episode in the history of the show. The Scott’s tots storyline was completely useless and painful to watch. They could not have done this episode at all and nothing about this season would be different. The whole arc with Dwight tries to get Jim fired and everyone else gets mad is very stale, and we’ve already seen Ryan try to get rid of Jim in season 4. I think this season is the strongest since season 3 but this was just awful.

  7. The idea was interesting and had potential, however, I did not laugh very much. Jim being co-manager is just not working for me. The crux of the show previously was Michael’s inept management and that is gone. Still better than anything else on television though.

  8. The main plot was so unbelievable I don’t know how it ever got past the brainstorming stage.

  9. Eh episode, best parts were Pam’s baby bump and Dwight’s impressions of Kevin, Stanley, and Toby.

  10. Mmmm…I don’t know, guys…I don’t know. The end was very heartwarming. That’s all I can say right now.

  11. Okay so Jim escaped tonight’s plan but I got a bad feeling that by the end of the season Dwight will pull off one these schemes, or at least that’s what I feel the writers are going for.

    Michael’s heart was in the right place but at least he helped that kid at the end.

  12. @4: Totally agree with you! I totally felt sorry for Jim. And even going as far as impersonating other employees to David Wallace to get Jim fired? That was WAYYYY too low, even for Dwight!

    All in all, it was a pretty good episode.

  13. @ Meghan……OMG you too the words right out of my mouth! The “everyone against Jim thing” needs to stop… like… 3 episodes ago!

  14. Happy Smile Patrol: Really? Of all the things they’ve done on this show, Michael making a ridiculous promise to kids (so they will like him) is too unbelievable?

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