The Office: The List, 8.01

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The Office: The List

Writer: B.J. Novak, Director: B.J. Novak

Summary (NBC): The new regional manager of Dunder Mifflin is revealed and faces a crisis. The Dunder Mifflin staff accidentally discovers a list of their names in the notebook of the company’s mysterious new CEO, Robert California, triggering a frenzy of speculation.

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The Office The List rating

In a poll conducted September 22-26, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.48/10

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The Office The List quotes

Oscar: Basically you lie like a plank in weird places. That’s it. Sometimes you get run over. Welcome to the Internet.

Erin: Planking is one of those things where, hey, you either get it or you don’t. And I don’t. But I am so excited to be a part of it!

Jim: He talked her out of her own job, and I don’t really know how someone does that.

Andy: True, I may have been the second choice, but I was the first choice’s first choice.

Andy: I need a really strong number two. I want you to be my enforcer.

Pam: Right here. Little Michael Scott.
Jim: Nope. Told you I don’t like that joke.

Angela: Look, it’s Little Pregs and Big Pregs!

Stanley: It might be easier if you take a deep breath, lift from the knees, and shove it up your butt!

Stanley: It’s stupid, but it’s my thing now.

Dwight: Kids, don’t try planking. It’s dangerous. Especially with me around.

Pam: This dog, he just wants to protect his bone.

Erin: Robert California, let’s have a conversation!

Erin: Suddenly… I was awake.

Andy: Robert California, what does he think of me. Don’t know, super care.

Andy: Kind of a medium year for women’s soccer, no?

Jim: Dwight, can you throw me my phone?

Kevin: Warning! Warning! Warning!

Dwight: Who would eat who in an “Alive” situation?

Dwight: Pam, c’mon, don’t be such a right-sider.

Robert: Some people doodle at work when they let their mind run. They draw houses, penises. Funny how the houses are always colonials and the penises are always circumcised. Don’t you think?

Robert: I’m not an artist, so I draw words and lists.

Meredith: Maybe we’re supposed to do it with people in our group.

Dwight: And left side of the list… attack!”

Andy: Pizza! Party! Pizza! Party!

Robert: Jim, your daughter, Cecelia, what does she think of The Street?

Robert: Elmo. God save us, the Elmo Era.

Darryl: Apt. Apt analysis, Robert.

Kevin: The thing that I like about Elmo is the tickling.

Toby: Just picture me back there. I was never here.

Kelly: That’s just pizza. You need at least one other element for it to be a party.

Andy: Fans of classic pizza will be psyched.

Kevin (text message): Suck it, losers.

Ryan: Not to point out the glaringly obvious, but doesn’t the fact that I’m in this group make anyone feel just a little bit better?

Pam: Now I’m just a fat mom!

Andy: Come here, Pam. Chins up, okay?

Kevin: I just knew, my whole life, that everyone was wrong about me. My parents, my teachers, my friends, the doctors, everyone.

Andy: Not my job, not my prob, I’m going to the warehouse to polish my knob.

Robert: Let me tell you some things I find productive. Positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement. Honesty. Let me tell you some things I find unproductive. Constantly worrying about where you stand based on inscrutable social clues and then inevitably reframing it all in a reassuring way so that you can get to sleep at night. No, I do not believe in that at all.

Robert: Life is long. Opinions change. Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong.

Robert: I’m not going to change my list, Andy, and I don’t use ballpoint pens.

Erin: I like my new group. I liked my old group.

Pam: I’m going to frame it. I can always unframe it.

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