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The Office Recap "The Search"

The Office, "The Search": Best Lines of the Night

All together now: hooray! Love is in the air for Michael and Holly on The Office, and I think it's safe to say that these two are clearly meant for each other. After Pam's mom locks Cece in the car, Jim has to swoop in and leave Michael stranded at a gas station. To the rescue: Dwight, Erin, and Holly. But Holly proves to be quite the secret weapon in the search; she traces Michael's footsteps completely unintentionally since the two of them think so much alike.

Back at Dunder Mifflin, Pam holds an impromptu contest among her co-workers to caption one of her drawings. The entire staff comes up with a ton of zingers, but Gabe quickly puts the kibosh on their game since most of the jokes poke fun at the company (and at Gabe himself). I loved watching all of the employees have fun at Gabe's expense, and of course, the episode's ending made me feel all melty. It's almost a sad irony that we're getting some of the show's better episodes right as we're planning for Steve Carell's departure. Let's go over the best lines of the night when you


  • "Oh, it is on like Genghis Khan wearing Sean John in Bhutan!" — Andy, sharing his excitement over the caption contest (note to self: incorporate this into my daily vocabulary)
  • "You guys are so beautiful, you're so colorful. I wish I could understand you. That's a metaphor, I guess." — Michael, talking to some parrots at the pet shop
  • "I like to use Sticky Quips as regular Post-it notes when I'm in a fun mood. Not every day." — Gabe, explaining how he likes to go wild with his office supplies
  • "Instead of throwing them all away later, why don't you just throw one away now into my mouth?" — Michael, trying to convince a hot dog seller to give him a free meal
  • "Orville Tootenbacher, that's Michael's millionaire character that farts popcorn." — Erin, who recognizes Michael's pseudonym on a phone plan application

OK, so were you dying like I was over Michael and Holly's kiss at the end? Sound off below, or head over to The Office community group to chat more!

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TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 6 years
Love this episode! Michael and Holly are finally back together! It's so funny how Holly kept on "finding" Michael without even meaning to. Now that's what I call fate. Or bakery. Or egg rolls. Or hotdogs. Or cellphone plans. Or rooftops. Hehee. I love how Erin is so protective of Michael. And how she finally got it that Michael and Erin should really be together, despite her earlier objections.
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 6 years
Such a sweet episode!!! I love Michael and Holly together and I'm glad they didn't drag 'will they/won't they' out for too long, because they are so awesome together!!
Becky-Kirsch Becky-Kirsch 6 years
Insider scoop: John Krasinski was actually filming a movie called "Everybody Loves Whales" up in Alaska for most of the Fall, so that's why he's been getting less screen time.
eggmaker eggmaker 6 years
I've been wondering the same thing supertramp. Where's Jim?? I thought maybe he is shooting a movie too? So that's why he's been MIA? I hope that's it.
supertramp supertramp 6 years
Has anyone else noticed that they are slowly trying to get rid of Jim? Two weeks ago he appeared in the opening just before the theme song, last week he was hardly in it because he was hiding from an old friend, and well he's hardly in it this week because he had to rescue Cece. Tell me nobody finds this fishy.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
Ha! I loved Andy's Genghis Khan! My sister and I actually say one of his older ones - "it is on like the prawn that yawns at dawn." Clearly, he can rhyme "on" with a lot of stuff! Michael and Holly on the roof: "Can I kiss you now?" "Okay. Yeah." Uggh, that just about broke my heart! They are seriously MFEO.
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