Writers: Jonathan Green, Gabe Miller
Director: David Rogers
Summary (NBC): Andy learns he is related to Michelle Obama — Darryl has a hard time in his new role as assistant regional manager when Andy flaunts his bloodlines. Dwight teaches Erin the Dothraki language to impress her boyfriend’s educated family. Nellie tries to convince Pam that Jim is having an affair, and Jim reveals his secret in the warehouse.
The Office Andy’s Ancestry: Asian Jim
The Office Andy’s Ancestry extras
- In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Rainn Wilson answers the question, “What your favorite funny scene/joke/line that never made it to the final cut of the show” with “i did a shirtless talking head monologue in Dothraki for the last episode and it was hysterical. Didn’t make the cut. No idea why.”
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The Office Andy’s Ancestry quotes
Dwight: You’re not Jim. Jim’s not Asian.
Asian Jim: Hats off to you for not seeing race.
Darryl: Life hacking, baby.
Darryl: Whoa. That person has really gotten him or herself into quite a predicament.
Dwight: French. It’s a great language. If you’re a chain-smoking acrobat.
Erin: They all speak more than one language. Usually when I’m there.
Dwight: Dothraki is the native tongue of the nomadic war-mongering horse lords of Essos, as featured in the superb Home Box Office series, Game of Thrones. And it has a lot of nudity. Which I fast forward through to get to the chopped off heads.
Nellie: I just don’t want to burden you with my massive stress freak outs.
Nellie: I’ve had no time to do that, thanks to “Demandy.”
Andy: Nellie! Get your wrinkly old balls in here.
Jim: I have a thing. A thing of soup. Which I’ve been wanting to try.
Nellie: Here is a printout of your genealogy from thisisyourfamilytree.com.
Nellie: You are a distant blood relative of Michelle Obama. Loves gardening, wants to wipe out fat children.
Andy: This is a big day for both of us.
Erin: She’s going to be like, “what’s your stance on politics?” Or, “what is the best war to do?”
Clark: Just clap through it, man.
Andy: Right now I need Canned Tuna, okay?
Darryl: Tracee Ellis Ross. Daughter of the First Lady of Motown, Diana Ross.
Andy: Darryl said, “cool, man.” He called me a cool man.
Stanley: Well somebody owned somebody. And I don’t think anybody would buy an Andy.
Nellie: You know how Andy has been really salting my onions lately.
Pam: Nellie’s pretty fearless. And I think she might be maybe even almost sort of fun.
Andy: I cannot keep track of these B.S. holidays.
Andy: Ooh, spreadsheets, yum yum.
Andy: Right on, brother. Word dat.
Dwight: Does anyone here have fermented mare’s milk?
Pam: Angela insisted that all the animals be fully clothed.
Erin: If it makes you feel any better, the Dothraki word for slave master, azzafrok, is a term of respect.
Erin: I’m learning to speak Dothraki! Color you impressed?
Dwight: People laughed at Klingon at first, and now you can major in it.
Pam: He looks really Nixony when he wakes up.
Pam: Because he just loves me too much.
Nellie: You’re a cocky little thing, aren’t you, Pam?
Andy: Kevin is related to both John Wayne Gacy and John Wayne Bobbitt.
Kevin: And John Wayne?
Dwight: Oh. I was joking about that whole Bund thing.
Andy: And Meredith is a blood relative of Lizzie Borden.
Angela: Stop it, you’re frightening me!
Darryl: It seems like the better the title I have, the stupider my job gets.
Darryl: It’s not real until your wife is on board.
Nellie: I’m going to find you someone better. And rich. And Filipino. But we’ll break that to her later.
Pam: I still can’t believe he didn’t tell me.
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