The Office: The Lover, 6.07

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The Office: The Lover

Writers: Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky
Director: Lee Eisenberg

Summary (NBC): Michael shocks Jim and Pam when he reveals the identity of the new woman he has been dating. Dwight apologizes to Jim for years of torment with a strange peace offering.

The Office The Lover extras

Dwight picked the wrong day to put a wooden mallard in my office
Dwight picked the wrong day to put a wooden mallard in my office.

  • In the scene where Creed cries while listening to an aria playing in Jim’s office, the piece is called M’appari, written by Friedrich von Flotow from his opera ‘Martha.’ Source: The Office music staff

The Office The Lover rating

In a poll conducted October 22-26, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.569/10

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The Office The Lover quotes

Jim: Frank and Beans!

Michael: Blind Guy McSqueezy. The women in my improv class absolutely hate him.

Pam: It’s good to be home.

Jim: Do we have a conversation scheduled?

Dwight: I’d just like to say, “Con-quack-ulations.”

Dwight: Now I can observe Jim, track Jim, and destroy Jim.

Dwight: And of course in this version, you lose the whole veiled critique of the Kaiser thing.

Erin: Coco leche. That’s my favorite!

Michael: I have recently taken a lover.

Michael: She drives a green Camry …
Jim: [bleep]
Michael: … and the seats go all the way down. All the way down.

Michael: Get the hell out of here, idiot!
Toby: What did I do?

Michael: I think you’re underestimating Pam. I think, more than anything, she wants me to be happy.
Jim: No. Not more than anything.

Jim: Then take a different way home, man!

Michael: That is amazing. I feel like a real Puerto Rican.

Jim: Just take the parrot.

Pam: No no no no no. No. Omigod! OMIGOD! NOOOOOOO!

Michael: That could have gone one of two ways. But I never expected her to get upset.

Dwight: Hey you want me to give you the chills?

Dwight: There’s an egg on your head and the yolk is running down … there’s a knife in your back and the blood is gushing down …

Pam: No, I am not being dramatic, you are being crazy!

Jim: I think if I play it out just right, I can get Dwight to live out the plot of National Treasure.

Pam: Your mother is sleeping with Michael Scott.

[Jim’s sign]: Dwight picked the wrong day to put a wooden mallard in my office.

Dwight: Last Sunday, I had to put down over 150 pets all by myself.

Pam: I have a way to make Scranton a better place. You could leave it.

Michael: Nobody talks to my baby that way. All right. Bye Pickle.

Michael: Pamela Morgan Beesly, you need to apologize to your mother right now.

Pam: Don’t call my mother your lover.

Pam: Yes, thank you. Welcome to my personal hell!

Michael: What is so wrong about me? I’m caring. I’m generous. I’m sensual.

Michael: Is it really so horrible that I could possibly go out and find happiness?

Phyllis: Good luck, Michael. I hope you find what you’re looking for.

Pam: What is wrong with all of you? He is sleeping with my mother!
Dwight: I don’t think there’s a whole lot of sleeping going on.

Michael: Do not talk to me that way! I am your boss, and I may some day be your father. So get out.

Michael: I hope that you are willing to die in this office. Because I am.
Pam: Me too.

Angela: Pam? How’s your day going?

Kelly: Ryan, I have to ask you a personal question. Do you think I should get a fedora?

Kelly: What the hell is a mallard?

Ryan: This reminds me, you owe me three bucks for gas.

Toby: Pull up a chair … or sit on the shredder.

Michael: I think I may be the victim of a hostile work environment, with this whole Pam situation.

Toby: I always knew if Michael just took the time to get to know me, we’d become friends.

Pam: Michael, let me make this very easy for you. I could give a [bleep] about your happiness. Stop dating my mother!
Michael: You know what, I’m going to start dating her even harder.

Jim: Hey.
Pam: Shove it.
Jim: Yup.

Dwight: Punishment fits the crime. I accept.

Pam: Maybe I’m overreacting.
Jim: Yeah. Maybe.
Pam: But I don’t think I am.
Jim: You’re not. Nope. Nope.

Dwight: Did you really think I would put my primary listening device in a wooden mallard? I’m not insane.

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  1. Oh man, only half way through the episode (commercial right now) and it may possibly be one of my favorites!!

  2. Wow, I don’t know about this episode. I don’t have a problem with darker-themed episodes, but Pam is pretty out of control.

  3. Loved everything but the cold open. I get Pam’s issues, I get Michael’s need for happiness and I looove freaked out Jim.

    I think Jim yelling at Toby was my favorite part. I enjoy him accidentally slipping into Michael mode.

  4. Angry Pam is the best! I love that Jim is so agreeing with her when she’s pissed. One of my favorites.

  5. This episode was EPIC haha right up there with the wedding episode….one of my favorites for sure :)

  6. Oh my goodness! Great episode! FRANK AND BEANS! I felt bad for Pam! I know she was kind of overreacting, but you have to remember she is pregnant, and it is Michael.

  7. I really think that this season has shown that the poor showings in 4 and 5 were a blip and season 6 has reverted to season 2-3 form.

  8. Two bleeps in the same episode. Best was the first one with Jim almost instantaneously letting it go. I really enjoyed this episode…it reminded me of Dinner Party where the awkwardness is almost unbearable, but hey, we’re Tallyheads, we have to!

  9. Well, if nothing else, this episode is amazing just for the National Treasure reference. My absolute favorite movie mentioned in my favorite TV show! If only Jim could have brought it up at a different time…

    (He did say National Treasure right? I didn’t just imagine that because I’m obsessed?)

  10. Best episode since the second season. Really, Really funny. After the really horrible, “Mafia” episode, this was miles, miles, miles better. This episode was great. Pam was funny (something which has been lacking for a while) 10/10!

  11. what was the name of the blind character? blind guy mcgrabber or something? id love to know! he was hilarious

  12. Awesome episode, extremely funny, loved angry Pam, and Ryan’s sexy fedora, AND Dwight’s mallard thing!

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