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"The Office" Recap: Episode 23, "Beach Games"

"The Office" Recap: Episode 23, "Beach Games"

How great was this week's episode of "The Office"? Michael brings everyone to the beach and makes them take part in games to determine who would succeed him at the Scranton branch if he were to get a job at corporate. Most of all, though, how awesome is Pam's moment of honesty at the end?! I love this show. Check out my highlights below.

  • Michael: "To what do I owe this great honor David Wallace... and Grommit?"
    An audible sigh.
    Michael: "Jan?! Is Jan there? Oh... you sigh like Jan."
  • Many more if you

  • Meredith lifts her shirt and flashes the cameras, thinking she’s wearing a swimsuit underneath.
  • Michael asks Oscar if he brought his Speedo, since he can’t swim in leather pants, then laughs, "I'm just yanking your chain. Not literally."
  • "I just want to lie on the beach and eat hot dogs. That’s all I’ve ever wanted." —Kevin
  • "If you don’t like it, Stanley, you can go to the back of the bus, or the front of the bus... or drive the bus." —Michael
  • Michael’s pros and cons for Andy are "I trust him" and "I don’t trust him."
  • To Dwight's excitement over "funtivities," Michael responds "Your enthusiasm is turning people off."
  • Angela: “I will misunderstand everything Andy says until he slowly goes insane.”
    Dwight: “If Michael organizes some kind of group hug, stand next to me.”
  • Creed just darts his hand in the water and catches a fish. Later, carrying the fish skeleton: "Aww... nobody told me we were going to have hot dogs."
  • "Just eat it, Phyllis. Dip it in the water so it’ll slide down your gullet more easily." —Michael
  • Dwight freaks out and hushes everyone every time "Team Voldemort" is mentioned.
  • "It’s pretty simple, Angela. Look at what I’m doing and just tell somebody it." –Andy
  • When told to be a comedian, Dwight attempts to tell the Aristocrats joke, but doesn't specify the dirty parts, which are basically the only aspect to that joke.
  • Kelly: "Who’s Bob Hope?"
    Michael: "He’s a comedian."
    Kelly: "Oh, like Amanda Bynes."
    Michael: "Who’s Amanda Bynes?"
    Kelly: "She’s from What a Girl Wants."
    Michael: "Oh, I love that movie!"
  • Pam, after declaring that she walked over the hot coals: "Michael, you couldn't even do that. Maybe I should be your boss."

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vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
I loved loved loved this episode! Funniest in a while!!!!
DeaconP DeaconP 10 years
i think that karen is going to get the position - so jim and pam can hang out again. i was so happy for her at the end
uacosj uacosj 10 years
I really dont think that Michael is going to get that position. Well im sure he wont because I dont think they will change the show like that, but I cant believe he told everyone why he was giving them those challenges. Typical Michael! Im glad that he dumped Jan b/c it really shows that no matter how much he wants ppl to like him, he still has a limit and will not be treated badly.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
I loved that episode! I think it was one of my all time favorites! :D
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 10 years
It was hilarious when they were saying Voldemort's name.
ciaocleo ciaocleo 10 years
I loved Creed fishing and poor Toby. Pam grew a fierce pair and that was pretty dang cool. I agree Amity, there is boo hoo potential for the finale.
smarler smarler 10 years
Oh Pam! You rocked! And you know--she's right. She could BE Michael's boss--she's more professional and efficient than Michael could dream of being.
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
Gosh! I'm really nervous for the finale. I'm afraid it's going to be sad.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 10 years
i LOVED this episode. Go Pam! All those things about her and Jim had to be sad and I'm glad she did.
aquamarine aquamarine 10 years
One of my favorite parts was when Michael was being interviewed and he says "where did Andy go?" and the camera focuses on Andy in the background, floating down the lake after he fell in wearing the sumo suit...priceless.
radd33 radd33 10 years
YAY!! PAM!!!
wiggy wiggy 10 years
LOVED the "team voldemort" part! and the amanda bynes convo. pam was awesome!
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