The Office: WUPHF.COM, 7.09

Thursday, November 18th, 2010 | 72 comments

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The Office Wuphf

W: Aaron Shure, D: Danny Leiner

Summary (NBC): More than money is at stake as Michael helps charm people into investing in Ryan’s internet company. Dwight capitalizes on both the Thanksgiving holiday and his childhood memories by creating a hay festival in the parking lot, while Jim discovers that a new Dunder Mifflin policy prevents him from earning commission. Guest stars: Kathy Bates, Jack Coleman. Part of NBC’s Green Week November 14-21, 2010.

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The Office WUPHF.COM trivia

Rating

In a poll conducted November 18-22, 2010, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.66/10

The Office WUPHF.COM quotes

Dwight: Everyone, follow me to the shelter. We’ve got enough food for 14 days. After that, we have a difficult conversation.

Michael: Okay, moving backwards, our IT guys have been Glasses, Turban, Ear Hair, Fatty 3, Shorts, Fatty 2, Lozenge, and Fatso.

Kevin: Big Boobs?
Meredith: Drama Queen?
Angela: Nosy?

Dwight: Try “big boobs” with a “z.”

Ryan: When you send a Wuphf, it goes to your home phone, cell phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, and home screen. All at the same time.

Erin: I don’t want to be a lousy snitch.

Pam: Hey, I married Jim, I’ve done my part for the nice guy. Now I want a bedroom set.

Michael: Don’t you work here full time?

Dwight: This is good hay. Yeah. This is the good stuff. Mattress quality.

Dwight: Every fall, growing up, my Uncle Eldred used to build us a maze out of hay bales for us kids to play in. We called it Hay Place. Eldred called it Hay World.

Dwight: Welcome to Hay Place. A place for hay.

Dwight: The petting zoo closes at 2 and the goat roast is at 3!

Angela: I’m kind of in the mood for a roll in the hay.

Dwight: I’ve got half an hour during lunch in between the historical reenactment of the Dunmore farm slaughters and the onion boil.

Dwight: Those are show bales, not play bales!

Jim: If I can make mushed carrots seem better than a boob, I can pretty much sell anything.

Kevin: I’m pretty sure I timesed it right.

Jim: A commission cap takes away my incentive to sell.

Gabe: When you’re dealing with a large organization, sometimes you have to put up with policies you don’t like. I wish my gym didn’t allow full nudity in the locker room. Seeing these old guys walking around naked feels almost passive-aggressive. But I deal with it. ‘Cause it’s policy.

Gabe: Think about your commission cap as a naked old man in a gym locker room.

Kevin: You had me at sex.
Michael: Pervert.

Stanley: Yes, I have a dream. And it’s not some MLK dream for equality. I want to own a decommissioned lighthouse. And I want to live at the top. And nobody knows I live there. And there’s a button that I can press. And launch that lighthouse into space.

Phyllis: Oh god. Hold on to your wallets, ladies.

Ryan: It’s not a digital rape whistle. WUPHF is about fun! Fun, communication, connection.

Dwight: I always wanted to be Hay King. But the world shines on Mose.

Ryan: What’s up with all the hotties in the WUPHF shirts?

Ryan: The first lesson of Silicon Valley, actually, is that you only think about the user. The experience. You actually don’t think about the money. Ever.

Ryan: I help you with your things, and you help me with my things.

Angela: Instead of Hay Place, it should be Pay Place.

Angela: We can celebrate Thanksgiving-Me-Your-Money Day.

Michael: Can’t talk, saving the planet, saving the planet.
Pam: Oh, we don’t recycle.
Michael: We don’t? Well why have I been separating the trash into whites and colors?

Michael: You may be right. I may be crazy.
Pam: Don’t.

Meredith: Hey, back off. It’s Solitaire.

Creed: How far can you reach those lovely long arms of yours?

Creed: How long can you hold that pretty little breath of yours?

Ryan: I have nothing but ideas.

Ryan: I know I’ve tapped you so hard.
Michael: Yes, you have tapped this. Hard.

Dwight: I am your Hay King. All hail your Hay King!

Dwight: Did I truck 300 bales of hay to a parking lot to rectify some childhood disappointment? Yes.

Darryl: Consider it a WUPHF in person.

Darryl: It’s not that we don’t believe in the company. We don’t believe in you.

Michael: I do not agree to sell, which is to say, nay.

Darryl: What is wrong with you? What happened to you in high school?

Michael: I would rather go broke betting on my people than get rich all by myself on some island like a castaway. And there is no middle ground.

Michael: The world sends people your way. Ryan came to me through a temp agency. Andy was transferred here. No idea where Creed came from. The point is, you just have to play with the cards that you’re dealt. Jim, that guy is an ace. Dwight is my king up my sleeve. Phyllis is my old maid. Oscar is my queen. That’s easy. Give me a hard one. That’s what Oscar said. Toby is the instruction card you throw away. Pam’s a solid seven. And yeah, you know what? Ryan is probably, like a two. But sometimes twos can be wild. So watch out. I am obviously the joker.

Ryan: Decided to sell company. Thanks, bro. Hell of a ride.

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  1. 72. Lindsey  

    71 comments and no one has mentioned Erin’s “everyone was getting their driver’s license” line? So weird and so good.


  2. 71. Marie  

    I hope to see Dwight swoon a bit for Angela in the future. They are perfect, but need to be together as equals. The baby contract made Angela appear as somewhat desperate. Now it will be Dwight’s turn to step it up and get his woman, who’s “evil like a hobbit” back!


  3. 70. Oakey Afterbirth  

    @56: I don’t think Jim was acting immature, I think he wasn’t sure what to do with himself when he had no incentive to work anymore. I worked in a sales position with no commissions and not only did making sales not help me, it created MORE work for me to handle. It’s an extremely dissatisfying position when there are no incentives to do work only to create additional work for yourself.

    @65/67: I don’t think Jim actually re-edited the book. I think he combed the book to make the call to Gabe sound authentic and then made him sit through the entire original book that truly wasn’t changed at all. At least that’s what I took from it, and that’s the funniest part in my mind – thinking of Gabe closing the back cover and wondering what Jo was talking about, since what she just read to him on the phone was exactly the same as what he was reading.


  4. 69. DaNiELiTo  

    Nice episode! a little more balanced than others, and back again are the good Jim pranks!

    @ 54. Ginger – just wait for the deleted scenes; i’m sure that whole Jo investing thing will turn up soon


  5. 68. mr.dude  

    Does anyone else think that the guy Angela met is like a Bizarro Dwight? A more “regular guy” Dwight. His delivery was very similar to Dwight’s and wore the same earth tones (if I recall correctly) that Dwight typically wears, but seemed like a normal guy. Anyone else on board with this? I’m also glad and hopeful that the contract is done with.


  6. 67. Jimmy  

    65:

    Jim re-edited Jo’s book on tape and played it over the phone. He made Gabe sit there and listen to her entire book, thinking it was really Jo on the phone.


  7. 66. Carol  

    Thought this episode was pretty good, but Michael’s talking head at the end was amazing. “Toby is the instruction card you throw away” and “No idea where Creed came from” made me burst out laughing. The cold open was also great.


  8. 65. kelly  

    Great episode! Although, I don’t fully understand the prank. Help?


  9. 64. Trentist the dentis  

    [from tanster: thanks!]


  10. 63. Trentist the dentist  

    what a great episode…
    finally back in the office!! :D


  11. 62. CrimsonOne  

    It was great to see an episode in which Michael isn’t completely childish and ruins everything. IMO, this season has really been unkind to him. For me, the best part about Michael’s character is the many outstanding and redeeming qualities he has. For example, he does actually care about his employees as much as himself (i.e being the only one who shows up for Pam’s art show and say something kind a few seasons back). Michael’s final talking head when he makes the office members as playing cards metaphor was priceless.


  12. 61. eastcoast_girl  

    I liked it, especially Michael’s speech at the end. Happy that the baby contract is over. Hopefully Angela’s not PG and will move on to a man who actually likes her. Also happy that the focus was off Erin/Andy/Gabe. The plug needs to be pulled on that storyline. It’s a pathetic rip-off of the Jim/Pam/Roy (and later Karen) office romance scenario. Anytime Dwight talks about his childhood it makes me laugh.

    Kudos to snarky Ryan and airhead Kelly for being funny this whole season! Don’t ever change them…


  13. 60. NC  

    Thought this was just ordinary. Jim and Dwight’s plots were really dull. And yes, the sex contract wasn’t very good, but this new guy for Angela looks even more boring. The writers are trying to recapture the JAM magic with Andy/Erin and Dwight/Angela, but it’s not inspiring at all. Especialy Dwangela – we’ve been there, done that (that’s what she said). The WUPHF plot was good enough, but you feel they’re scraping the barrel a bit. What’s next? An episode devoted to David Wallace’s ‘Suck It’?

    Good bits: Laughed out loud at Ryan handling Kelly, and Erin’s anger at Ryan. Pam’s heart to heart with Michael had that good ol’ Office depth and heart.


  14. 59. Aizat  

    Very nice episode. Calm and hilarious as always. Love Jim’s prank on Gabe. Erin is so cute in this episode.


  15. 58. Cinema Goddess  

    This episode was just so-so for me. There were of course some good zingers but overall it was not one of the best. I was wondering if Creed asking Jim to hold out his arms and hold his breath was in relation to Creed’s scuba diving. I’m looking forward to the Christmas episode, always a highlight every season.


  16. 57. Jimmy  

    #56:

    I don’t know about that. Ryan’s ideas/time at Dunder Mifflin corporate were pretty much a disaster.


  17. 56. Megan  

    Loved this episode.
    Pros: Some great moments. “What happened to you in high school?” “Toby is an instruction card that you throw away.” “No idea where Creed came from.” Cold open was great and very solid plot and sub-plot.
    Cons: The new Ryan is so much different than Temp Ryan/Business School Ryan that would have had some sort of an idea of what to do with his company and Jim seemed a little immature(did love the end prank though)


  18. 55. Brett  

    This was a pretty good episode.


  19. 54. Ginger  

    Good epi, but I thought Michael was supposed to have tried to get Jo to invest.

    And after hearing Gabe’s rant, I was soooo hoping for Jim to be wearing just a tie, if you get the drift.


  20. 53. Sprinkles  

    The Office is back on track! Great episode :)

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