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Recap of the Office Episode "Christening"

The Office "Christening": Best Lines of the Night

On this week's episode of The Office, Michael's feeling lonely after Jim and Pam choose their friends to be Cece's godparents at the baby's christening. So in his ongoing quest to belong, Michael does something rash: he joins a church youth group on their way to Mexico. Forget the fact that all of the kids are nearly half his age, Michael just wants a place to call home — home being a giant bus of religious twentysomethings.

Back at the christening reception, Jim tries to keep an eye on Cece, Toby attempts to make amends with God, and Dwight does his best to sell paper and printers to the congregation. Though I didn't find the episode as funny as the last couple (it's hard to top Halloween!), it does have some great lines. Let's review when you


  • "Right, and ruin their cloaks? Do you have any idea how expensive wool is in Transylvania? Because of the euro." — Dwight, challenging Pam's vampire cough theory
  • "Jesus is not your caterer." — Angela, who doesn't see the humor in Pam's loaves and fishes joke
  • "Teach for America girls are way hotter. But they're nuts." — Ryan, checking out the girls in the young ministry group
  • "It's Dwight from the vestibule. You want to know my 11th commandment? I will not be undersold. I'm ready to love thy neighbor with these kinds of discounts." — Dwight, trying to do business during the christening reception
  • "Fine, I guess I'll watch Suzanne's purse and your baby." — Cece's Meemaw, after Jim asks her to look after Cece
  • "I think it's really cool Michael. I wish I had a job that I could just leave." — Erin, championing Michael's decision to travel to Mexico

What did you think of the episode? Did you find Michael funny, or did he get on your nerves? Aren't Pam, Jim, and Cece adorable? Weigh in below or over in The Office community group!

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katialoves katialoves 5 years
Well, it was underwhelming. Ryan had some funny moments though.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 5 years
Oh and Michael's "godfather" bit inside the church is quite funny! And when he gets swept up in the crowd's general mood and finds himself getting inside the bus going to Mexico is so Michael! You can't help but laugh at his antics and feel sorry for him at the same time. He just wants some loving. I can't wait for Holly to get back!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 5 years
Is it just me or are The Office openings just keeps getting better? Dwight's grossed out by everyone sneezing at him and it's so funny watching him pretend that he's not! When Erin fetches Michael and company, telling them to "Get in quick!" as if she's driving the getaway car in a bank robbery made me laugh out loud! Also, Jim's line of "Stop that tiny blonde woman! She stole my baby!" is so funny! Then Kevin proceeds to intercept Angela and her big purse, only to find scones inside and no Cece! Andy and Erin's facial reactions are so in sync at times that they're just so amusing to watch. It makes me want them to be together. They're the new Jim and Pam -- in a different tier of silly.
ForeverTaylor ForeverTaylor 5 years
I agree. I thought the first half of the episode was good and I also thought that Dwight was kind of like his old self (seasons 1-4) Michael on the other hand...
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 5 years
Overall, the episode was only mildly amusing. I thought Dwight had the best lines.
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