The Office: The Seminar, 7.14

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The Office: The Seminar

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

Summary (NBC): With Andy’s sales at his lowest ever, he gets desperate and holds a small business seminar with the help of some special guests. Michael and Holly turn the event into an improv challenge. Meanwhile, Erin enlists some of her co-workers in her scrabble battle with Gabe. Guest cameo: Ricky Gervais.

The Office The Seminar trivia

The Office The Seminar rating

In a poll conducted January 27-31, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.05/10

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The Office The Seminar quotes

Michael: I’m working on an English character. It’s called Reginald Pooftah.

Michael: People don’t understand that it has nothing to do with making fun of a different nationality.

David Brent: Comedy is a place where the mind goes to tickle itself. That’s what she said!

Michael: The character, Mikanos, is just a little added flavor. Mikanos is loosely based on another character I do, Spiros. Who is more about the ladies.

Andy: Thank you so much, Tuna Turner.

Andy: I get super flexible when I’m nervous.

Andy: If the seminar was a meal, you’d be the amuse bouche.

Seminar guy: My company will act as an intermedium for like, .2 cents off every transaction.

Dwight: You promised us whales, these are worms!

Andy: They’re baby whales, which is even cuter!

Michael: Too much information? That’s what I thought. But you know what? Here I am using it.

Erin: Is “jlp” a word? Like “I jlp you!”

Erin: So far I’ve seen “The Shining,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Ring”… not really my thing. Although I do like the early parts of the movies where they have a perfect family and everything.

Oscar: You could have hit “mood.” Would have played a triple word.
Erin: Like “the cow mood yesterday.”

Pam: You know It doesn’t just have to be cow stuff, right?

Kevin: I’m no Jim. The only way that I’m Jim is in the movie version, when Jim sees what his future would be like if he never met Pam.

Ryan: I don’t like committing to things just like that.

Andy: My name’s Andy Bernard, but you can call me the Nard Dog.

Kevin: There are some people who have charm, and some people who don’t. Guess which type I am. Charm type.

Kevin: What I want you to do is dream the biggest that you can, and then, double it!

Kelly: Who am I? I’m Kelly Kapoor. The Business Bitch.

Kelly: It is important to brand yourself. So I have a couple of things in the works. The Business Bitch, The Diet Bitch, The Shopping Bitch, The Etiquette Bitch.

Professor Scott Powell: Hey, Kelly Kapoor. What a delicious surprise.

Andy: That brilliant little bitch.

Oscar: Put the “Q” there, sweetie.

Pam: You could have just told us what you were thinking.
Oscar: There’s no theater in that.
Pam: There’s no yelling in that, either.

Holly: What do you do in your spare time?
Michael: Practice Olympics!

Michael: She will have a greekacino.

Michael: I can’t believe it! She can talk!
Holly: No more brain damage!

Creed: Two eyes, two ears, a chin, a mouth, ten fingers, two nipples, a butt, two kneecaps, a penis. I’ve just described to you the Loch Ness Monster. And the reward for its capture? All the riches in Scotland. So I have one question: why are you here?

Gabe: I picked out our movie. It’s called “Suspiria.”

Erin: When I win, we’re going to watch “Wall-E,” where all the boundaries of color are pushed.

Darryl: They’re a bunch of jackals. They left you in the lurch. And if they want to jump in, it means you’re almost there. You did this. Bring it home.

Oscar: I will have apoplexy if you lose.

Erin: I played “ape.”

Michael: I like you. I’m going to give you my secret gyro recipe.

Jim: My mom thinks you’re too dumb to hang out with.

Andy: The rest of you are dead to me. You made the stupidest decisions of your life.

Tom Witochkin: Where’s your jet pack, Zuckerberg?

Andy: I guess when you looked in me, you forgot about my balls. They’re on the outside. Don’t know how you missed them.

Michael: Come to me, Necropolis. Put your lips on my lips.

Erin: There’s a ‘Shrek 2’?!

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  1. I’m so excited for The Office return!! Sounds like a fun episode to see everyone in a Scrabble battle. And intense. Haha.

  2. I think the Scrabble battle will be a lot like the debate
    about whether or not Hilary Swank is hot. Hilarious!

  3. This is the episode Ricky Gervais said to watch and it will start to reveal who is going to replace Steve Carell. He said this last night, also said he would like to see Will Arnett take the spot.

  4. @Matt thank god for Ricky to have said something!! i didn’t watch the Golden Globes which sucked b/c I wanted Steve to win. and I KNEW Ricky was going to diss the american version of his show. i, too, cannot wait for my show to return!! the words “Steve Carell’s replacement” makes me upset b/c he’s the best actor ever and i wanna see who will *try* to “replace” Steve

  5. Will Arnett would be awesome. After Ricky’s comment i’m so intrigued.

    @AlyCarell Whoever it is they won’t be “replacing” Steve. He’s absolutely irreplaceable. It’ll be a new character playing an entirely different role. The new boss, if a new character, will most likely no longer even be the star of the show.

  6. I can’t wait for this ep! Finally seeing David Brent and Michael Scott share screen time will make my year :D

  7. Does anyone know if Ricky will be playing David Brent? Maybe @ Andy’s business seminar? Having Gervais sparring with Scott is the very definition of event television, and I really hope they don’t screw this up.

    Will Arnett is the best candidate that I’ve heard so far. He’s hilarious.

  8. Let’s hope Michael and Holly don’t make a scene on Andy’s seminar. I’m also interested how the scrabble goes.

  9. Will Arnett? Oh my gosh, that would actually be acceptable. I can’t bear the thought of no Michael Scott any other way, but I could maybe deal with that.

  10. Worst episode of the season. Erin and Oscar’s lines are the only highlights. Too much Andy and not enough Michael, Dwight, and Jim.

  11. Maybe it’s just me but after the awesome cold opening, I felt the episode just went downhill after that. I think I had one laugh out loud moment but now I can’t remember when it was.

  12. Weak. I would’ve enjoyed Andy’s thing more if it wasn’t the focus of an episode. I was actually really curious about what Jim’s deal was, but that ended up being a big disappointment.

  13. Very good episode. I love when everyone is involved in some way and the entire episode takes place in the office. Creed is an amazing public speaker! I especially loved the cold open because it was just brilliant. We watched Office history!

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