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While researching this question, I went to the Michael Scott page on Wiki. In the section of (the character) Scott's interests, it states that: Michael's favorite catchphrase is "That's what she said!", a sexually suggestive double entendre he uses even in the most inappropriate circumstances, including business meetings and legal depositions. Michael ...


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Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) explains this in the video below: He talks about the carpet, and he explains that they prepared 3 takes for this scene, but it wasn't necessary, one take did it. It was also real chili.


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Michael hated Toby because he worked in Human Resources. He's essentially a corporate employee that's permanently based at the Scranton branch. He's definitely not (at least from Michael's point of view) an employee of the Scranton branch, so Michael sort of views him as a combination of invader, traitor and spy. Toby's role as a HR employee would primarily ...


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Ed Helms took time off to shoot Hangover 3. The reason for his absence, which is explained on the show as Andy and his brother taking a boat trip to find themselves, is that the actor has been hard at work on some film projects including “The Hangover Part III.” Source Or even Ed Helms...has been noticeably absent now for weeks while off shooting ...


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In a conversation between A and B, "that's what she said" is a (very informal!) phrase B would use to give A's (harmless) statement an unexpected dirty meaning not indended by A. It is implied that the "she" said this during/before/after sexual or related activity. As an example: A is unsuccessfully trying to push a thick folder into an overfull shelf, ...


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According to some fan theories Toby is the Scranton Strangler. It's never "proven" but there is some evidence that points to Toby being a serial killer: His wife left him, he struggles to connect with his daughter, his boss treats him like crap, and he works at a dead-end job in a dying rust-belt city. Every attempt at humor, or even general conversation,...


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He wasn't really 'tricked'; they both knew she was lying. Pam simply recognized a weakness in Gabe and got into a standoff with him, knowing he'll back down. A few of things about Gabe (from Wikia): A quietly insecure person, [Gabe] seems resigned to being forced to work inhuman hours and have no social life, as a consequence of Sabre CEO Jo Bennett's ...


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Jim doesn't consider Dwight a friend from the start. But that doesn't mean Jim hates Dwight. From as early as S01E02 Diversity Day, we see that Jim has a big sales call lined up, as every year, which covers 20% of his commission. So every year he buys a bottle of champagne to celebrate. But during Diversity Day, Michael keeps Jim occupied with the office ...


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It appears the crime is his own creation. Extensive searching hasn't unearthed any movies that are being referenced here and it doesn't appear in any cast interviews. It seems far more likely that the crime is just another example of the bizarre nature of Dwight, which is evident throughout the entire series. 


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Yes, the the Scranton Strangler was identified fairly definitively. Toby was on the jury that convicted Skub, but feels he was pressured to convict, and suspects he might be innocent. From The Office Wiki: He decides to travel to the prison to confront the strangler about his belief, but when speaking to the strangler, is attacked, leaving him with ...


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I don't think that is really what happened. So did David really not fire him because he respects him or did he feel guilty for letting his jealousy dictate a professional decision? I'm going with neither. He felt guilty because Michael was clearly torn up about his relationship ending, and David Wallace knew that was his fault. David Wallace had a wife ...


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I don't have any references or anything, but this has always seemed reasonable to me, for the following reasons: I think the easiest explanation is that she was much more embarrassed than she was angry. She accepted what Dwight said at face value and apparently never tried to look into it any further to make sure that was the case. As a HR rep, she ...


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She wasn't drunk but she researched it According to this interview, she wasn't drunk in the scene, and she'd never really been that drunk in real life. But she researched it on how to act being that drunk: She went out and got some real life experience on the subject. B.J. Novak, who wrote and produced the show while playing Ryan on the series, agreed to be ...


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Most likely because the writers were lazy: VF Daily: First of all, I have to ask, what’s with all the first names? You’re one of four actors on The Office who has the same name as the character you play. Angela Kinsey: You know, I was so curious about that as well, and I talked to the writers about it. They were like, “Oh, it was a total ...


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Kevin just says that what Martin did (insider trading) sounds a lot like what he does every day. That's hardly hard evidence, and Kevin is a bit... slow, so he might've misunderstood what Martin was saying in the first place (despite explaining it 'three times'). I doubt anyone would pursue this 7-8 years later, after Kevin was no longer working there, on ...


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This is a good article that summarizes his departure. The article indicates Ferrell didn't have any other commitments at the time of his tenure on The Office. But then it goes on to list other projects he took after The Office: As for what Ferrell will do next, he's starring in a send-up of telenovelas called Casa de mi Padre (House of my Father), which ...


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Yes, there are several exits. In S05E14 (Stress Relief, Part 1), Dwight stages a fire and everyone tries escaping. During this scene, once they notice the "fire" they attempt a total of four exit doors. After they try those doors and have no luck, Michael freaks out and yells, "okay we're trapped, everyone for ...


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The airport scene has been discussed in numerous articles, and Fischer has given the answer herself: During an Instagram live on Tuesday, May 1, Fischer — who still has an homage to Pam in her Instagram bio — finally revealed what she and Steve Carrell were talking about in that famous scene. As it turns out, Fischer felt just as strongly about Carrell's ...


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Keep in mind that we do not see a full working day. Assuming that we see the episode's 20 minutes runtime as uninterrupted work time footage (with no concurrent scenes shown one after the other), that's still only 4.2% of a work day. We're not seeing 95.8% of a work day. And this is assuming that we could keep an eye on every character at the same time. ...


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It seems you simply misunderstood the quote. Here's the full quote: Andy: [reading Cornell magazine] Whoa. Libby Dirketts got married. Big Red mazel tov to the Libster. Ooh, says here Dan Becker fell off the side of Kilimanjaro in a climbing accident. It appears Dan's Sherpa survived to tell the tale-Oh, my God! Phyllis: What? Is Dan okay? Andy: ...


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So the keleven, as you say, was used by Kevin to balance the books: Oscar: [on the phone] Years ago, the senator promised a left turn lane by the Arby’s. So I wanna know where in the name of horsey sauce is it? Well, yeah, you…hold on. Dakota: Hi. I keep seeing this symbol in the accounts from last year. It’s..it’s all over the place. I don’t know what it ...


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I assume you are referring to this scene in the animal shelter: He could be partial to that breed (the Border Terrier), but it is not the same dog: Anchorman was made in 2004: That dog's real name is Peanut, he died in 2010, according to the same source, and no mention of another relation to Will Ferrell is made. In Anchorman 2 another dog was cast. ...


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TobyHanna is a real federal credit union in Scranton, PA. A friend of mine that lives there told me the credit union used to call its members “troops”. It used to be called TobyHanna ArmyDepot Federal Credit Union but had it’s name changed to TobyHanna Federal Credit Union later on. It doesn't have anything to do with Toby himself. It's possible maybe ...


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Dwight always seems both power hungry and naive, fighting for a superior position, and fawning over the ones who have. In (almost) all situations Dwight is earnest - something Jim eagerly employs for the entertainment of himself and others. And whenever he finds an opportunity, his dictatorial tendencies surface, arguably because he has always been at odds ...


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Echoing what TK-421 said in the comment, it just seemed like an automatic response he gives when someone knocks on his door. The joke here being that it's essentially a Pavlovian response to knocks at his door. (Similar to how Jim conditions Dwight with Altoids when he turns his computer on in another episode) The main reason I suspect it was an automatic ...


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What is the takeaway here that he knows Hank's name? Simply irony? Pretty much, yeah. Creed constantly forgets everyone's name in the office and in the one time that they need to know someone's name, Creed actually gets it right but is completely disregarded. Examples of Creed not remembering coworkers and/or their names: Meredith: S04E02, refers to her as ...


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According to this timeline, Jim started to work in Dunder Mifflin in 2001 (about 4 years prior to season 1). This is supported by Ryan's claim in Dwight's Speech (late season 2) that Jim has been working there for 5 years. And in Launch Party (season 4), he tells Pam he liked her on his first day, when she showed him to his desk. So, since they marry in late ...


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From the The Office Wiki: "I figured the character would go back and visit everybody, but he wouldn't do it on camera at this point. I think he had grown past the idea of being in the documentary, that was my take on it. That [Michael Scott] had said goodbye to that aspect of his life, that that's not what was important to him. I just thought, ...


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Because Dwight can't see what's right in front of him. That's one of the ironic things that are amusing about Dwight, and his lack of common sense is preventing him from putting these particular two and two together. It's also why he keeps falling for Jim and Pam's pranks; you would expect a true paranoid to be a little less gullible. Consider the season 2 ...


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Michael dislikes Toby, not just because of the fact that he works for corporate and this isn't apart of Michael's work place "family", but also because Toby is the very antithesis of his personality: quiet, mature, typically sticking to the rules, etc. The episode "Casino Night" has a pretty good quote from Michael himself after Toby points out how ...


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