Michael is a moron who means well. Jim is serious. Dwight is intense. Andy and Erin like each other. Angela is a b!tch. Kevin's a goofball. Creed has a weird past and is hilarious in his one weekly line. Stanley is unmoved. Pam and Oscar just try to stay sane.
Thursday's episode of The Office, "Murder," is pretty much summed up in the above paragraph, as so many episodes are. The characters themselves are the running gags.
It wasn't a noteworthy episode, really, but when the characters you love deliver the same jokes so well, The Office quotes never feel recycled, even with just a small twist.
This was the case last night, when Michael tried to turn the potential worst day in company history - Dunder-Mifflin facing the ramifications of a stagnant economy - into a goofy murder mystery game. The staff responded just as you thought they would.
With the exception of How I Met Your Mother quotes, no series sparks so many laughs with its characters' mere existence in different scenarios quite like The Office.
We've got some classic Office quotes from this episode for you below:
The murder mystery is on at Dunder-Mufflin. Jim's expression says it all.
Jim: I'm just gonna skip the what and go right to why.
Michael: Because this is the recreation of a crime scene!
Meredith: I'm the dead body and these are my brain chunks.
Dwight: Shut up, you're dead. | permalink
Dwight: A lot of the evidence seems to be based on puns. | permalink
Kevin: Oooh, now do the Swedish chef!
Andy: I'm not familiar, what province is he from?
Kevin: He lives on Sesame Street, you dumbass. | permalink
Michael. Well, well, well, what is this contraption, I do declare?!
Oscar: It's my Blackberry, Michael. I'm trying to get updates on the company.
Michael: Who's Michael? I'm Caleb Crawdad, I do declare!
Ryan: You don't have to keep saying 'I do declare.' Every time you say something, it means you're declaring it. | permalink
Jim: In everyone's defense I think the most worthy opponent of you is ... you.
Dwight: That is correct. Unless there happen to be measles present. | permalink
Dwight: Michael, what is the meaning of this email that everyone got?
Michael: You'll have to be more specific than that, Dwight. I get like eight emails today. | permalink
Dwight: You can all have jobs at Schrute Farms as human scarecrows. Although it doesn't pay much, and you can't unionize. | permalink
Dwight: [reading email from Wallace] I'm sure by now you've all seen the item in the Journal. I just want to stress that it's all conjecture, if we have any concrete information, you will know ASAP.
Michael: Erin, do we have the journal?
Erin: Your feelings journal? You told me to put it in the time capsule.
Michael: Did you?
Pam: He means the Wall Street Journal. Online.
Michael. Oh, the Wall. | permalink