The Office: The Inner Circle, 7.23

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The Office: The Inner Circle

Writer: Charlie Grandy, Director: Matt Sohn

Summary (NBC): Deangelo’s true management style is finally revealed; he plays favorites by creating his own “inner circle.” Guest stars: Will Ferrell, Cody Horn.

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The Office The Inner Circle rating

In a poll conducted May 5-9, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 6.86/10

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The Office The Inner Circle quotes

Manually transcribed by tanster :)

Deangelo: I live to leave at five.

Deangelo: They are trying to figure me out. And I don’t like it.

Deangelo: As soon as I’m hearing what I want to hear, I’m not going to care.

Deangelo: Kevin’s got me pegged.

Jim: Careful. There is no inner circle.

Kevin: Did you get that, ma? Your boy, Kevin Malone, is in the inner circle. Which doesn’t exist.

Dwight: Once you’ve seen sausage being made, all you want to do is make sausage, ’cause it’s so much fun.

Dwight: I think you’ll find what you’re looking for over there.

Deangelo: No matter how many times I reach out to Dwight, he doesn’t seem to want anything to do with me. It reminds me of my relationship with my son. Except there, I’m the Dwight.

Deangelo: That’s what you need to do. Just add a little English.

Deangelo: Hey Ry. Your department’s killing it, baby!
Ryan: Hey! My pleasure, my treasure.

Ryan: The problem with having “it,” or, “the X-factor,” or whatever it is you want to call it, is that it’s impossible to put into words, what you’re bringing to the table.

Ryan: It’s not even that much of a stretch. She pretty much does whatever I say.

Kelly: You lie all the time. You lie for no reason. Ryan, you just like to lie.

Ryan: Kelly Kapoor, if I don’t have those call logs on my desk, we’re just going to have to evaluate your future at the company.

Dwight: Congratulations on your one cousin. I have seventy, each one better than the last.

Darryl: Under “special skills,” Mr. Don Finer put “juggling.”

Deangelo: I actually perform a motivational juggling routine.

Deangelo: What would you say this room is? 300 square feet? 320?
Gabe: 320. Just freeballin’ it.

Deangelo: How many square feet out there? 17, 18 hundo?
Kevin: Oh I think it’s 18 hundo.

Deangelo: Sorry, I never touch another juggler’s instruments.

Deangelo: Can someone please throw me a fifth ball?

Deangelo: Do you believe in me, Phyllis? Because I believe in you.

Deangelo: I’m Deangelo Vickers. Thank you so much. Hope you learned something.

Kevin: He didn’t drop a single ball.

Pam: Look, I’m juggling eggs and bowling balls. I’m juggling with one hand. No hands.

Andy: I wrote my own companion piece to The Vagina Monologues called The Penis Apologies.

Jim: Hey, Deangelo, are you shy or just a sexist?

Andy: If he doesn’t listen, then he can kiss his penis goodbye. Snip, snip.

Deangelo: I got tons of time, this job’s a joke.

Kevin: That sounds like Pam. You know how she gets. Deangelo, she can get really bitchy.

Deangelo: Raise your hand if you have a vagina. Raise your hand if someone you love has a vagina.

Dwight: NBA, WNBA. One is a sport, one is a joke. I love sports, I love jokes. Room for all!

Deangelo: I’d like you to please welcome Jordan Garfield.

Jordan: Anthropologie. “We don’t have this and that size.” Pretty, pretty lame.

Andy: I’m going in to the belly of the beast.

Andy: What’s up, man cave?

Dwight: Deangelo, tell your whore to leave me alone!

Andy: Deangelo has also recently learned about The Barnacle Project, a non-profit organization based in Mystic, Connecticut, that assists in the scraping of barnacles…

Jim: So this is my life. Until I win the lottery. Or Pam finally writes that series of young adult books.

Pam: So one afternoon, while walking home from school, quirky tenth grader Becky Walters finds a wounded Pegasus in the woods. And she becomes… The Horse Flyer.

Kelly: He’s just a big fraud, Deangelo. He’s like Rango.

Ryan: I did not see Rango.

Deangelo: I like Ryan. You seem kind of hysterical to me.

Darryl: Damn! Mad respect for my brother!

Darryl: I will say what I need to say, and soon, I will say it in Chinese.

Deangelo: No one has called NASA to request a lift-off.

Dwight: Pass. If I wanted to see a pissing contest, I’d lock Mose in the chicken coop.

Dwight: Okay, a little about me. I respond to strong leadership.

Jordan: I don’t think I can do that. I’m holding your jewelry.

Deangelo: This is for you, to show you anything is possible. This is also for the troops.

Jim: Erin, will you call 911, please?
Erin: Who should I say is calling?

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  1. Yes, this sounds like a VERY interesting idea for the new boss. I bet the “funny guy” will be in the Inner Circle. Unless it’s an entire episode devoted to the guys that sing the Cops theme song.

  2. I really wish Cody Horn wasn’t added. We have more than enough characters as it is right now, and a good share of them (especially the recent additions like Erin and Gabe) could use more development.

  3. @Mike Pike – I couldn’t agree more. I’m dreading these unnecessary cast additions. Not needed at all.

  4. #5,#6
    I too would much rather see the existing characters have more screen time. As it is we barely get a line or two out of Angela, Stanley, Creed, etc. Do we really need to add more “hot” characters to compound the loss of realism that was once TO hallmark? I hope the writers don’t go down that road. Not looking forward to these Ted McGinley-esque add-ons as the series winds down.

  5. I’ll take a guess and say Andy and Darryl are in the circle, and Dwight and Jim aren’t.

    I thought the new people weren’t coming in till season 8? I can’t stand the thought of the series ending, whenever that may be, with these new characters as part of the group. Every second of screen time should be spent on the people we’ve continued watching the show this long for.

  6. Exactly, Pauley and Dawn!

    I’m a huge fan of Angela and it’s a shame that she’s been so underused throughout the show’s run. Now is the perfect opportunity to give her more of the limelight. But noooo, like Dawn said, they have to add in MORE characters who hog up and waste the screentime these already existing characters deserve to have every second of. It’s depressing, it really is.

  7. What makes anyone think that someone listed as a “guest star” is any more than that? We know this is Will Ferrell’s last episode, and he’s listed as a “guest star.” The other person listed is probably nothing more than a one-time appearance.

  8. If you remember though Pat, a few months back, Cody Horn was confirmed to be a new series regular. So……yeah, as much as I wish it was only a one episode appearance, that’s not the case

  9. @Mike Pike

    No, I did not remember that at all. Thanks for the information.

    I will agree that I haven’t been enthralled with the idea of new cast members, either, but I’m just willing to see how it all plays out.

  10. If DeAngelo is the Scranton Strangler, wouldn’t Toby have recognized him at the Dundies? He was on the jury for the case, after all.

  11. I think Gabe is in the “Inner Circle” as well. Yay, GAABBBEE! Also, I am dreading Cody Horn joining, even though it is next season(hopefully).

    And excited for all the guest stars on the last episode! (Ray Romano, Jim Carrey, etc.)

  12. @14 Jordan: If you recall at the end of the Dundies, Toby’s speech was about how he is having doubts that the man he convicted is the strangler. What the posters are suggesting is that the man convicted was innocent and that DeAngelo is the actual strangler. A very interesting possibility.

  13. I about died laughing at “The Penis Apologies” line from the promo. Looks good! I can’t wait to see how this season ends.

  14. Anybody see the preview with Dwight shooting a gun off and hitting someone? Notice how in Goodbye, Michael, Deangelo says “if I took a shot in the head I’d be fine…I almost welcome it wink wink”.

    Then Greg Daniels said in an interview that Goodbye, MIchael will introduce a plot that nobody knows about yet….

    Could Deangelo get killed??

  15. #18 Chris – I’d lay pretty good money that the new plot is the Phyillis’ baby/Erin’s mom plot . . .

  16. I’m definitely giving any new people a chance – I remember when Erin first came to the show and I thought “No one else can be the receptionist but Pam!” But I love Erin now and think she brings something unique to the show. So does Gabe, for that matter. I do hope they put the focus on some of the existing characters, but that doesn’t mean new faces aren’t welcome.

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