Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: Dean Holland
Summary (NBC): When Darryl takes an idea to corporate over his head, Michael freaks out. Everyone in the office is in a competitive mood as the Halloween costume contest gets underway. Meanwhile, Pam tries to get the truth out of Danny about their dating history. Guest star: Timothy Olyphant.
The Office Costume Contest extras
- The Office lolcats inspired by ‘Costume Contest.’
- A reappearance of Michael Scott’s boxing cat puppet.
- Photos | Promos
- Congratulations to DJ Jazzy Flax (#42) for winning the iTunes Giveaway of ‘Costume Contest’!
The Office Costume Contest rating
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The Office Costume Contest quotes
Jim: So the question has to be asked: is there no limit to what he won’t notice?
Kevin: The statement that I am making, Oscar, is I kind of look like Michael Moore.
Erin: Happy Halloween! How can I haunt you today?
Dwight: If I was the real Scranton Strangler, you’d be so strangled by now.
Dwight: To my chickens, I’m the Scranton Strangler.
Dwight: You’re only one-third as beautiful and about half her height.
Jim: I am Popeye. Just after he retired from the Navy and took a desk job in corporate America.
Packer: Why don’t witches wear panties? Because they need to grip the broom!
Michael: Where does Dracula like to water ski?
Dwight: Lake Eerie.
Packer: Has anyone started calling you Gabe-wad yet?
Michael: I would like to have all the racists brought together and take Darryl Philbin out to lunch. Just to see what they’re missing.
Kevin: I forget nothing. I’m like an elephant in that way.
Dwight: He went over your head to go behind your back.
Dwight: Magnets are interesting enough. You don’t need to tart them up with some design.
Michael: What the hell are they talking about?
Dwight: Hmm, Kevin and Gabe. Probably about the extremes of the human physique.
Kevin: You think that I would let this happen again? No way Jose!
Danny: I just wanted to make sure things weren’t weird.
Michael: I just made Kevin cry. And Gabe looks like Lady Gaga. That’s not Halloween. Halloween should be a day in which we honor monsters and not be mad at each other.
Michael: You went over my head. And then you lied to my face. So my head and my face have taken a beating.
Stanley: How many freaking vampires am I supposed to care about these days?
Oscar: You see my costume? I’m a “rational consumer.”
Michael: Happy Halloween, jerk!
Pam: Dressing up as somebody… I mean when has that ever worked for you?
Kelly: Could you ever once just let us enjoy a party instead of making it about all your issues?
Angela: I think we all live in the real world here. Let’s not pretend to be unaware of what sells in this office.
Dwight: I know how to sit on a fence. Hell, I can even sleep on a fence. The trick is to do it face down with the post in your mouth. (That’s what she said.)
Packer: Halpert, you looking for someone to bang your wife?
Erin: I got two. I ate two whole apples!
Michael: I am not budging on the hat issue.
Andy: Is becoming CEO of this company your a cappella group?
Darryl: I do have big plans at this company.
Jim: Who doesn’t call a dork like that back?
Ryan: Shake things up. I’m a Nader guy.
Creed: Best Edward James Olmos costume I’ve ever seen. Like freaky good.
- Michael: MacGruber
- Dwight: Scranton Strangler
- Pam: Olive Oyl
- Jim: Popeye
- Cece: Swee’pea
- Ryan: Justin Bieber
- Andy: Bill Compton (“True Blood”)
- Meredith: Sookie Stackhouse (“True Blood”)
- Kevin: Michael Moore
- Creed: mummy
- Oscar: 70s pimp, then “rational consumer”
- Phyllis: judge
- Erin: hideous monster
- Stanley: samurai warrior
- Darryl: Dracula
- Angela: penguin, then sexy nurse
- Toby: hobo
- Kelly: Snooki (“Jersey Shore”), then Katy Perry
- Gabe: Lady Gaga
- Todd Packer: pregnant nun with paper bag labeled “trouser mouse”
- Bob Vance: Dirty Harry
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