The Office: The Cover-Up, 6.24

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 | 62 comments


The Office: The Cover-Up

W: Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, D: Rainn Wilson

Summary (NBC): Michael suspects Donna (guest star Amy Pietz) is cheating on him and puts P.I. Dwight Schrute on the case. Meanwhile, Andy is frustrated when no one takes his customer’s complaint seriously.

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The Cover-Up quotes

Michael: Jim, are you clicking a detonator?
Jim: It’s a pen.

Michael: We’re just clicking on every level. Emotionally and sexually and… orally.

Michael: I’m actually having trouble focusing on my job. And I like it.

Michael: She is hot. She has a Pilates butt.

Michael: We went to a little Chinese bistro. P.F. Chang’s.

Michael: This is the real world. Not The Real World: Scranton.

Oscar: That seems quick. Even for lesbians.

Ryan: Does she keep her phone locked around you, Michael? Does she watch how much she drinks around you, Michael? Does she leave the room when she takes phone calls? Does she keep perfume in her purse? Does she shower before sex? Does she shower after sex? Does she…

Michael: You have a bad imagination. It’s stupid. I live in a fantasy world.

Michael: How much do you charge?
Dwight: A hundred dollars a day, plus expenses.
Michael: I’ll give you fifty. Money’s no object.
Dwight: Done.

Dwight: You might not like what I find and you might not like how I find it.

Stanley: My doctor told me to cut out hot dogs. We all got problems.

Gabe: There’s no way that you guys have any almond butter, right?

Michael: It’s never too early for ice cream, Jim. But we didn’t have ice cream, so this is mayonnaise and black olives. It’s comfort food, all right?

Michael: I need to know. Otherwise, this thing is going to spiral out of amok.

Dwight: Hey, you know an exercise for two people that exercises the whole body? Tractor pulling.
Dwight: I don’t quit until something tears or pops.

Dwight: Can I feel your pulse?

Dwight: We both know why I’m here. To see. You. Naked. While. I’m. Naked.

Michael: Who eats eight protein bars?
Dwight: People who don’t trust egg whites.

Michael: You work at an adult arcade. You could have any man you want.

Michael: You are boner-ific.

Michael: Omigod, Vero Beach. Is that on the water?

Kelly: Claire’s? Zales? Ricky’s? Earrings Earrings Earrings? Fancy Girl? Platinum Cat?

Creed: Darnell’s a chump. I would have done it for anything. I’ve done a lot more for a lot less.

Pam: It’s Cece. She’s never going to do anything wrong.

Darryl: Still no plan.

Michael: Lowest of the low, that guy. Just a notch above Toby.

Gabe: That’s good for five bucks at Dunkin’ Donuts. Any Dunkin’ Donuts.

Michael: Spice Girls are opening for Weird Al. Front row. It’d be a great, great concert.

Darryl: I don’t want to prank anymore. Things get real. It’s not funny. I’m just going to be good, stay in my room, go to church, try to do one nice thing per day. I do not wanna prank. Any. More.

Michael: I’m the mistress?

Dwight: If they catch us, they will rape us.


In a poll conducted May 6-10, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.23/10


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  1. 62. katherine  

    Steve Carell submitted this episode for his Emmy nomination!

  2. 61. eastcoast_girl  

    Great episode all around, but Creed’s segment (Darnell) practically had me in tears from laughing. Love seeing more of Darrell, btw. He has a great comic delivery.

  3. 60. Janie  

    I was laughing from the open to ‘they’ll rape us!” It was a well-oiled machine. Everybody was acting just the way you’d expect – and that made it wonderful. Pam’s mothering Michael, and pranking Dwight, priceless. Darryl’s face when the printer caught on fire, perfect. Jim’s face, when Pam said she loved the pendant he gave her, golden. Michael’s the mistress, say what? Best show of the night, one of the best shows ever!

  4. 59. GKCfan  

    Thank you, Tim G!

  5. 58. Tim G  

    I know morse code well, and most of it was gibberish, especially Jim’s clicks. Pam’s second transmission was almost intelligible as SE HE IT (3 clicks 1 click, 4 clicks, 1 click, 2 clicks and long click) Maybe she was trying to send “That’s what she said?”

  6. 57. Diane  

    FABULOUS – from start to finish!

  7. 56. Vanessa  

    Great episode! The best in a while! Definitely on my top 3!

  8. 55. Eric  

    This is probably one of the better episodes in a while. I was starting to *kind of* lose faith in The Office, but this episode reminded me how much I like the show.

    Yes, I figured Sabre would be gone by the end of the season, but I hope Gabe doesn’t go — probably will though.

  9. 54. Skylar  

    Amazing! Did anyone else think that when Andy’s voice went higher and higher, he sounded JUST like the gingerbread man from the Shrek movies?!

  10. 53. Stapler  

    Mayonnaise and black olives. ‘Nuff said.

    (Who thinks of this stuff?!)

  11. 52. Matt  

    The cold open was incredible, and the rest of the episode was a leap in the right direction in terms of story arcs and entertainment value. I’m excited to see where the printer fire and Michael/Donna storylines go, and I have a feeling these last two episodes will be some of the funniest this year. Only complaint: while I love the outside characters that they bring in, the actors seem to always have limited availability. Michael hasn’t had a girlfriend for more than five weeks since Jan. The last two years have seen so many brief arcs that go right back to the status quo, which is the complete opposite of the long-simmering stories of seasons 2 and 3.

  12. 51. blue yogurt lid  

    LOVED Darryl (Darnell!) in the eppy! Spice Girls opening for Weird Al. Wow.

  13. 50. Dina C  

    Great episode. My favorite parts were Kelly reeling off the names of every jewelry store in the Steamtown Mall, then every mall in Philadelphia! Creed calling Darryl Darnell. The tag where Dwight hijacks the spinning class and makes it like a video game with people getting killed(!). Everyone in the cast was especially brilliant with their one liners, like Oscar with his, “That seems fast. Even for lesbians.” So enjoyable. Kudos Office team!

  14. 49. GKCfan  

    Does anyone know Morse Code? Can anyone please tell me what was said in the cold open?

  15. 48. what's the dealio?  

    Wow–greatly entertaining episode! I was pretty sure everyone’s paranoia about Donna’s cheating was just that, and what a surprise ending! The printer fire was a shocker too. Having Darryl upstairs is a wonderful addition, and while it was so brief, I loved that he was counseling a warehouse employee who was obviously complaining about being teased by others. The character of Gabe cracks me up, and he does a great job being so ineffectual. Terrific directing by Rainn Wilson, especially since he had such a large (often shirtless!) role this week! And Gene and Lee write some of the best episodes ever!

  16. 47. jmsteeley  

    Favorite moments: Jim’s wink, Creed calling Darryl Darnell, and Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

    My girlfriend’s favorite moments: Anything Pam or Gabe do.

  17. 46. Carol  

    Loved this episode and thought it was really funny, but I didn’t completely understand the whole Andy/Darryl thing!

  18. 45. Sam  

    Great Episode, Great Opening, Great Show, Ok Season.

  19. 44. Jennifer  

    The cold open was brilliant – really brought back classic Office style! Really enjoyed most of this episode, one of the best of the season. Still not enjoying it as much as I used to, but this was definitely a step back in the right direction.

  20. 43. Alan  

    “Lowest of the low. Just a notch above Toby.”

    Michael just saw this man kissing his girlfriend and he is STILL better than Toby hahahahahaha.

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