The Office: Work Bus deleted scenes

Here are deleted scenes from The Office Season 9 episode, Work Bus:

Shabooya Roll Call: with a silly song and classic car trip gags, the gang gets into the roadtrip spirit.
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Flirting with Infamy: Pete and Erin indulge in a little unlawful fantasy.
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Peterin shippers, this one’s for you!

30 comments

  1. I’m glad this scene was cut. I’m not a fan of this whole Erin/Pete storyline. I’m a loyal Andy/Erin shipper for life!

  2. I don’t understand the sense of a ‘ship’ between a tertiary character established in the final season of a show and a secondary character established 4~ years previous with an actual personality and who is already in a relationship.

    Guess I’ll have to wait and see where this is going.

  3. I’m glad this wasn’t in the episode as well! As an Andy/Erin fan I am disappointed in season 9 so far. I was looking forward to just seeing them be a happy couple now. We had a few seasons of cute moments between them, but now that they are together their relationship gets very little attention. I hope the drama that is sure to happen with Pete/Erin just makes Andy realize he’s been a jerk. The show has clearly established that Erin really loves Andy…I find it hard to believe that this Pete guy could come in and change all that, but the writers are sure hinting at it. This is definitely not the direction I expected after season 8. :(

  4. I think Erin would be a good older-sister-type-friend rather than a romantic interest for Peter. Maybe she could set him up with a cute young gal who works in another office — how about Vance Refrigeration? :-)

  5. That was so cute! Pete and Erin are great together. I think it’s great if that’s where they are taking us this year.

  6. @Pink Dragon, I think the point of this relationship is to show the “Jim” character flirting with/going after the “receptionist” character (Jim and Pam re-boot). I guess the writers really are trying to bring it full circle, although it doesn’t work on the same level since the audience has kind of grown to like Andy/Erin.

  7. I’m very happy this scene was deleted. I love the Andy/Erin relationship and dislike the direction the show is going with Erin and Pete. I actually dread watching The Office now out of fear of having to sit through scenes like the one posted here.

  8. @10; I agree with you SO MUCH. I very much love Andy and Erin together, and the last few episodes have gotten me down due to writers’ hinting towards a possible breakup (AGAIN). I thought I was the only one who dreaded watching the newer episodes out of fear of a Pete/Erin hookup. Was looking forward to just see ‘Arin’ develop as a couple this season.

    Let’s hope the writers have some surprising twists up their sleeves, and this new Pete storyline is none other than just another diversion.

  9. God, I hope they break up Andy and Erin. That 40 second scene with Pete had more charm than all the stuff we’ve seen the past three seasons between Andy and Erin.

  10. @moneybeets, I have to disagree with you on one point – I don’t think it’s true to say that “the audience has grown to like Andy and Erin”. In fact, I think that the audience is very much divided about Andy and Erin, and you can see that reflected in the comments on here. I think that the writers are doing something very clever in playing on that ambivalence and creating a genuine love triangle in which the inevitability of one couple or another is not guaranteed. I personally have no idea where they’re going with this, and I find it very interesting. But then again, I was never really a fan of Andy and Erin, I never really believed their relationship, it always seemed a little contrived to me. I find Erin and Pete much more compelling, because the writers are doing something with them that they never did with Andy/Erin, but did so well with the show’s most popular couple, Jim and Pam, which is give time for a real bond to build between them.

  11. @14; They gave time for a real bond to form between Andy and Erin. Ever since she was introduced to the show and about 2/3 of season 6, the writers were able to effectively show how well these two get along because, pretty much like Michael and Holly, they shared the same quirks and behaviour no one else in the office really had. Andy was the weirdo who more often than not annoyed those he worked with, but then he met Erin who actually loved and played along with all the things about his character that other people just found strange. They really connected in that sense – they were so similar.
    This scene with Pete just feels like a really forced, PB&J-wannabe moment to me. Pete just seems like an extremely normal guy who doesn’t seem to suit a girl as quirky as Erin.

  12. #15,@Peepa, sorry if I offended you or other Andy/Erin fans. It’s just that in ‘Koi Pond’ when Pam put in a good word for Andy with Erin, and Erin said she thought that he was the “coolest person in the world”, I was really surprised because up until then all their interactions had been really awkward, with Andy trying to impress Erin and Erin seeming oblivious to that fact, like when she refused to sit in the front seat with him in ‘Niagara’ Part 1. I just didn’t know where her liking him came out of, I didn’t see that coming. I would have liked more time for the friendship to grow, and to see why Erin developed feelings for Andy. I felt that she didn’t really know him that well, when she suddenly liked him. That’s what I meant by them not having been given time.

  13. @17; Oh no, you didn’t offend me at all! Sorry if I came off that way, just wanted to express my opinion. And you do have an interesting point. I think Erin developed a liking to him after all his awkward efforts to impress her such as the whole ‘Country Roads’ incident and his frantic efforts in setting up a party/get-together in ‘Niagara’ just to have her, specifically, attend. (of course we all know how that turned out… yeeowch.)
    But I get where you’re coming from, they didn’t exactly have the same ‘best-friend’ bond developed first like Jim and Pam, and it definitely would have been better if they did. I think it was their short-lived relationship and the whole Gabe fiasco that made the two closer though.

  14. I love it! I wish it was included in the show! I like the banter. I don’t know about anyone else, but I always thought that Andy was a bit too old for Erin. It seems like Pete is perfect for her. Please don’t hate me! :)

  15. I have always loved Andy and Erin’s relationship so I’m not too happy with this new Pete and Erin development. Hopefully the show won’t break Andy and Erin up, especially after there was four years of build-up to their relationship.

    I don’t understand people who think Andy is too old for Erin. He is only 6 years older than her. Ed Helms is 38 and Ellie Kemper is 32. Jake Lacy who plays Pete is 26 so he is 6 years younger than Ellie. His character seems about that age too so really there is the same age difference between both pairings. Also Andy and Erin’s mental ages seem closer than Pete and Erin’s. Pete seems too smart, mature, and normal for Erin. In contrast, Andy isn’t the smartest person in the office, he is quirky, and he is a child at heart. These are all characteristics that he and Erin share among others.

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