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Review and Recap of The Office Episode "St. Patrick's Day"

The Office, "St. Patrick's Day": Best Lines of the Night

It's St. Patrick's Day at The Office this week, and the entire Scranton branch is decked out in green. Jo (Kathy Bates) is back for the special celebration, but unfortunately she's all work and no play — which, of course, drives Michael bananas.

I was curious to watch where the writers picked up after the birth of baby Halpert, and we get a quick glimpse of little Cecilia in her Irish onesie. Jim is going through the parental pangs of having her at home, which Dwight manipulates to his full advantage. Oh, and in one of my favorite storylines of the night, Erin and Andy finally go out on their date. Well, sorta.

The episode wasn't rip-roaringly funny to me, but that's OK, because there were still a few cute zingers to make up for it (Megadesk!). Let's recap.

  • "It is St. Patrick's Day, and here in Scranton, that is a huge deal. It is the closest that the Irish will ever get to Christmas." — Michael
    Michael fails to realize that most Irish are Catholics, but no matter, because I loved seeing the crew wearing its best green. Michael has his tie on, Andy sports a kilt — even Meredith looks classy. Michael seems particularly fond of the holiday, calling green M&Ms "nature's Viagra" and making plans to have everyone hit the bar afterward. That is, until Jo shows up, forcing them to stay late.

More memorable lines when you

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  • "Tweedledee and Tweedledumbass have been away on maternity leave, and now Tweedledumbass is back and we have a problem. Yes, getting hooked on Megadesk was my own damn fault, but I don't care about assigning blame. All I care about is Megadesk." – Dwight
    Megadesk! This is the funniest shtick of the episode, as Dwight has joined his desk with Jim's to create a giant work station. Jim yanks it apart, but Dwight refuses to give up. He's so in love with Megadesk that he hatches a plan: make Jim feel guilty about his child, so he'll leave.
  • "They say that no man is an island. False. I am an island, and this island is volcanic, and it is about to erupt with the molten hot lava of strategy." — Dwight
    Dwight puts into motion his plan of getting Jim out of the office by playing on Jim's emotions. When that doesn't work, he annoys him to death by singing "Cat's in the Cradle" (with Andy chiming in, of course). Jim gets him back in a good way though, by swooping in and requesting to leave early before Dwight has the chance. Dwight returns later to find that Jim has reinvented his Megadesk into Quaddesk. Genius. Keep the hiijinks coming, Jim.
  • Erin: "Andy, I'm in my jammy-jams."
    Andy: "That's all right, I'm in my worky-works."

    They may be the most dorky couple on the planet, but you have to admit that Andy and Erin are pretty darn cute. After their first date gets thwarted due to Erin's cold, Andy fakes being sick himself so he can go to her place to spend time together. It looks like they're making progress as they start holding hands on the couch, but soon Erin's roommate — her foster brother — interrupts the mood. Even worse: things seem borderline romantic between the two siblings. Awkward, but hilarious! Luckily, Erin helps salvage the night by planting a kiss on Andy's cheek. Rewatch the sweet moment (along with the crew partying it up at the bar):

Also, can we just acknowledge the cleaning crew? They were only onscreen for maybe two seconds, but they made me laugh harder than anything else in this episode. I was also pleasantly surprised to see Darryl move up the food chain and get his own office on the main floor. I hope this means we'll be seeing more of him in the coming weeks.

What did you think of this week's show? Any lines you especially enjoyed? Tell me in the comments, or head on over to The Office! group in the BuzzSugar Community to chat some more.

Photos and video courtesy of NBC

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DeppObsession DeppObsession 6 years
Hilarious episode. Loved it! Andy and Erin are cute, but her foster brother is really creepy.
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I love Andy and Erin. They're so awkwardly adorable, it's hard not to!Jim... fantastic. Quaddesk. Love it!
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I love Andy and Erin. They're so awkwardly adorable, it's hard not to! Jim... fantastic. Quaddesk. Love it!
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Loved Meredith treating St. Patrick's Day like The Most Important Day of the Year. She's hilarious. Buzz! How could you forget Jo casually mentioning to Michael that he has a place to stay if he ever finds himself in Florida.... and Michael promptly books (several) plane tickets. hilarious !! Erin's relationship with foster brother.... ew. creepy. And poor Andy. Will he ever find true love? Andy's kilt but-actually-it's-his-sister's-field-hockey-skirt. Classic.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Loved Meredith treating St. Patrick's Day like The Most Important Day of the Year. She's hilarious.Buzz! How could you forget Jo casually mentioning to Michael that he has a place to stay if he ever finds himself in Florida.... and Michael promptly books (several) plane tickets. hilarious !!Erin's relationship with foster brother.... ew. creepy. And poor Andy. Will he ever find true love?Andy's kilt but-actually-it's-his-sister's-field-hockey-skirt. Classic.
amofoz amofoz 6 years
The cleaning crew was hilarious!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
Erin's stepbrother is creepy. And the question of the night... where are Meredith's kids? LOL. And was it just me or was Creed missing?
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
Erin's stepbrother is creepy. And the question of the night... where are Meredith's kids? LOL. And was it just me or was Creed missing?
aerofan69 aerofan69 6 years
I loved megadesk it was too funny, but my favorite part was at the very end when Jim had the desks stacked like a pyramid and had Dwights phone in the little hole and he bent to answer it- So glad Jim is back to messing with Dwight
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