The Office: The Duel, 5.12

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The Office The Duel

W: Jennifer Celotta, D: Dean Holland

Summary (NBC): The office is on eggshells because Andy still hasn’t found out about fiancee Angela’s affair with Dwight.

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The Office The Duel rating

In a poll conducted Jan. 15-19, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.11/10

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The Office The Duel quotes

Michael: Eat that, Carl Lewis!

Jim: I mean, eventually he’ll figure it out. When their kids have giant heads and beet-stained teeth. But right now, it’s just … awkward.

Dwight: Seems like you already know where.

Kevin: I didn’t realize I was doing something wrong.

Kevin: I’m sorry I did such a whorish job filling out this form.

Dwight: I need a soup spoon.

Dwight: Don’t turn your back on bears, men you have wronged, or the dominant turkey during mating season.

Dwight: Learn your rules, you better learn your rules, if you don’t, you’ll be eaten in your sleep [makes chomping sound] …

Andy: It seems like … you guys should … be hearing what I’m saying.

Michael: Is she crazy in bed?
Dwight: Yes.
Michael: How so, specifically?
Dwight: Eager and flexible.

Dwight: If I’m sitting, I can’t disable his neck or his groin.

Angela: Would I have said yes to formal chrysanthemums if I didn’t want to get married?

David: What are you doing … right?

Michael: Sometimes I’ll start a sentence, and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.

Michael: What say we order up some pasta?

Creed: You are welcome.

Dwight: That is very general, and does not scare me in the slightest.

Dwight: I will use a sword and cut off your bare hands.

Jim: So I either get more involved, or I take a sick day. Leaving Dwight in charge. Oh god.

Meredith: There’s a star-shaped thing taped under the kitchen table.

Michael: I feel the need. The need for tweed.

Michael: I am so impressed with the potential you see in me.

Kelly: I guess people have fewer choices as they get older.

Kevin: Oh come on man. Believe in something.

Dwight: All you do is dress fancy and sing!

Andy: Go away, Tuna! I’m winning this!

Dwight: So, fine! Call me a sasquatch!

Michael: Hold on, here’s an attaboy for you! WUT?!

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  1. UGH! My local station lost its sound! I have no idea what happened during the duel! What were they saying???

  2. Wow, what a hilarious yet awkward episode. The scenes with michael and Wallace were great. You gotta love all of the weapons dwight hid too.

  3. Good episode. I know it was supposed to be centered around that Dwight-Angela-Andy trio, but it still felt too exclusive of the other characters.

  4. I loved this episode. Andy hitting Dwight with his car was the highlight for me. I was so happy to see Andy finally calling off the wedding and Dwight throw the bobble head in the garbage. I do wonder though if Angela will try to get back with one of them. Andy seems a little more capable of forgiveness but I don’t know about Dwight.

  5. great episode. loved the cold open…31 mph.

    i’m surprised toby didn’t show up to stop the fight. what’s the point of HR then?

  6. It was an awesome episode but one thing confuses me. WHO told Michael? He and Meredith hadn’t gotten back from the rehab clinic when Phyllis spilled the beans.

  7. Wow. I really liked this episode until the Duel actually started. Then it got a little crazy out of control for me… And maybe I’m the only one, but my heart breaks for Angela. The only reason she was with Andy in the first place was to try and get back at Dwight because she was so hurt… and I honestly don’t think Andy was telling the truth about her sleeping with him… Or at least she wasn’t totally sleeping with him. I don’t know. I just have a soft spot for her! Although the cold open rocked.

  8. Creed’s smiling “you’re welcome” made me laugh so hard I missed the next several lines. I’m still laughing about it, actually.

    Great ep! Wouldn’t have expected anything less from my favorite writer, though. ;)

  9. I have never laughed so hard at my television. The Prius is silent under 5 miles per hour, wow, perfect duel situation for Andy and Dwight!

  10. Hilarious episode, oh my goodness, Andy hitting Dwight with his car while arguing was probably the funniest thing ever, one of the best episodes this season.

  11. It was an alright episode, nothing too great but not horrible like the christmas episode either. I am happy that both guys dumped Angela though. She was being such a horrible, horrible person and she didn’t even feel the tiniest bit of regret or guilt.

  12. The Dwight bobblehead sitting on my desk suddenly seems so sad and lonely now.

    Good episode for Michael. Not a big fan of the result of the duel. I guess it is fair, though.

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