I Need To Know, Otherwise This Thing Is Going To Spiral Out Of Amuck

I normally try to keep my Office-related expectations in check, but when I read that tonight’s episode finds Michael enlisting Dwight’s services as a private detective, I may or may not have developed some very high hopes. It just sounds so promising, doesn’t it?

Let’s see if it delivers.

1. “Stop it. You’re talking about me in morse code.”

2. “Detonator. Detonator? Where?”

3. “I need your ideas for things that Donna and I can do on the weekends.” // “Walk around apple orchards.” // “Eel fishing.”

4. “Do not let your imagination run out of control.” // “Well that’s easy for you to say; you have a bad imagination. I live in a fantasy world.”

5. “How much do you charge?” // “$100 a day plus expenses.” // “I’ll give you $50 – money’s no object.” // “Fine.”

6. “All cases are solved with logic. The only logical way to find out if Donna is a cheater is to seduce her.”

7. “We didn’t have any ice cream. So this is mayonnaise and black olives.”

8. “Helene. MY MOTHER, HELENE.”

9. “Can I feel your pulse?”

10. “Vero Beach? No! Is that on the water?”

11. “So there I am, minding my own business, and Darnell offers me three bucks. All I gotta do is walk by Andy and go like this. Darnell’s a chump. I would have done it for anything. I’ve done a lot more for a lot less.”

12. “I just remembered that I have to go to the bathroom.”

13. “Still no plan.”

14. “There it is.”

15. “I have come to the conclusion that the Sabre corporation may be overlooking certain safety regulations. We’re blowing the roof off! BLOWING THE ROOF OFF!”

16. “I’m the mistress?”

17. “No! The hill’s a trap! Go for the cliff!”

So. It was definitely a little sadder than I expected. But I should’ve known better – because, well, poor Michael. He just can’t win for losing.

What did y’all think?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email


  1. I watch the show the day after airing, so I like to read your post, and then smile when I recognize these lines. It’s like *layers* of funniness.

  2. Loved Jim & Pam’s morse code bit, and Jim’s wink at the camera. Classic. I’m also so glad that they’ve kept their characters pretty happy since they had the baby. I remember when the Mad About You baby was born, Jamie was not nice or fun from then on.

    And I told myself I wouldn’t watch T.M. any more because of the ugly-ugly things going on. But, I did. Finally it seemes Jill may be coming around.

    Thus ends my Thursday night reality break : )

  3. I was thrilled. But then again, I have been behind on The Office watching.

    I did watch one previous episode after catching up on everything I DVR’d last night during dance rehearsal for two of my daughters. Those dance companies sure know how to thwart my T.V. watching plans.

    I would’ve caught up a bit more on the previous episodes I’ve missed, butttt, then there was The Real Housewives of New York. And of course, Survivor. It was all too much to take in.

  4. LOVED IT.

    Although, I have to admit, if you’re not watching COMMUNITY–you are missing out, dude. It is THE FUNNIEST thing…and The Office is pretty great, but Community is just a different kind of funny, and darn tootin’ outstanding. Last night’s episode was killer.

  5. It wasn’t the best episode but I still laughed out loud several time. My favorite line, “I’ll give you $50, money’s no object.”

  6. Mary Kat's Mom says:

    I loved it with all my heart and I actually picked your title last night! ! ! I felt that comment was title-worthy and you did it! Thank you for making my dream come true! Not really but it is fun that I guessed that last night. Of course, only God and I know about it. Have a great weekend.

  7. I give it a B. Like you, I think I have too high of expectations for a sit com. It’s all getting a little, dare I say, *tired*? (Or maybe that’s just me)

  8. I can’t believe you forgot the BEST line of the episode:

    “My doctor just told me to cut out hot dogs – we’ve all go problems.” CLASSIC STANLEY!

    Not my favorite episode of all time, but it was laugh out loud funny!

  9. I love that you do an Office post- it’s so fun to remember the classic lines from each episode. I’m lauging now- just remembering…
    I was actually surprised by the fact that Doinna was married…sad of course for poor Michael…but really – he just can’t help himself, can he?
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  10. Sheena says:

    @Daniel Semsen
    I COMPLETELYYY agree with you on this one. Community is my new favorite show. Absolutely LOVE it.

    “and If im the fun police, you’re the director of funland security”

    BooMama, get on it!!


  11. Chiming in a bit late here (sorry, we DVR The Office and watch it when we can), but I laughed pretty hard at the printer actually catching fire and Darrell’s comments afterwards (“I don’t want to trick people anymore. I just want to sit in my room, go to church, do my nice deed for the day…”.). LOL!