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The Office Rundown: Episode 8, "The Deposition"

The Office Rundown: Episode 8, "The Deposition"

Wow, this week's episode of The Office is a little more intense than usual! I found myself feeling sort of angry, in fact. Though of course, there are plenty of laughs to be found as well. I loved-loved-loved the Pam/Kelly ping-pong smackdown. And any time a stenographer reads off Michael Scott quotes in monotone is going to be hi-larious.

Check out some of my favorite parts from this week's last episode of The Office for... well, until the writers strike is over. Sad!

  • Michael has Pam make up messages to bring him in meetings. She brings him a post-it note that says “Good Morning.”
    During a meeting with Ryan, she brings him one with a drawing of a dancing hot dog and the words, “Hiya, Buddy!”
  • Jan and Michael practice what Michael’s going to say at the deposition so "we wouldn’t leave anything up to chance or Michael’s judgment."
  • Kelly: “I don’t talk trash, I talk smack. They’re totally different. Trash talk is all hypothetical, like, 'Your mama’s so fat she could eat the internet.' But smack talk is happening like, right now, like, 'You’re ugly and I know it for a fact cuz I got the evidence right there.'"

More great moments if you

  • My favorite of Kelly's smack talk: "Were Jim’s parents first cousins who were also bad at ping pong?"
  • Michael asks Toby if he’s renewing his divorce vows before the deposition.
  • Michael: “Line.”
    The judge: “He asked for a line, like in a play."
  • Dwight: "All right what is going on here?"
    Jim: "Dwight! Thank God you’re here." Is this a nod to NBC’s improv show from last year, Thank God You're Here?
  • Michael's diary:
    "Tan almost everywhere. Jan almost everywhere."
    "Feeling pretty eerie."
    Michael, correcting: "Ire-y."
    He signs off his diary with “xoxo."
  • In the middle of Toby talking about the divorce of his parents, Michael slides Toby’s lunch tray off the table.
  • Lawyer: "Mr. Scott, who is this other woman Ryan, who you refer to here as 'Just as hot as Jan but in a different way.'"
    Michael: "Not a woman, just a cool, great-looking best friend."
  • I can't believe how mad I got about Michael destroying Jan's claim. I couldn't even really laugh at this line: "You expect to get screwed by your company but you never expect to get screwed by your girlfriend." I get that he was hurt by her actions, but David Wallace (??) basically screwed him, too, and yet he sided with him and Dunder Mifflin. Made me mad.

What did you think of this week's Office? And whatever will we do to fill the Office void in coming weeks?

Photos courtesy of NBC

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