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The Office Rundown: Episode Five, "Crime Aid"

The Office Rundown: Episode Five, "Crime Aid"

This week's episode of The Office starts off with Pam working her new part-time job at the Dunder-Mifflin corporate office in New York. Corporate New York Pam has such gorgeous hair! Elsewhere in the episode, Jim starts to feel slightly uneasy about his long-distance relationship with Pam while Holly and Michael's relationship heats up. The office is robbed and Michael decides to hold a "Crime Aid" auction to raise money for the stolen items.

To read about some of my favorite parts and share your own,


  • Michael and Holly went on a mini-golf date. Coincidentally, you can play "The Office Mini-Putt" on NBC's Office website.
  • Andy: "Oh, and am I right in assuming that Dwight is short for D. Money? Because that's what I wrote on your save-the-date." Then, to Jim: "J. Money. Or should it be T. Money for Tuna?"
  • Phyllis, as Dwight carves a knife out of a piece of wood: "You're making a knife with a knife?"
    Dwight: "You got a better way?" I love the little friendship that springs up between Phyllis and Dwight in this episode!
  • Mike flat out asks Holly if they're going to have sex later and she says, "Hell yeah." So Michael thinks he'll probably get soup for dinner. "Something light."
  • Dwight: "She introduced me to so many things. Pasteurized milk. Sheets. Monotheism. Presents on your birthday. Preventative medicine."
  • I love Michael and Holly playing Crazy Eights with funny voices. They're so good for each other! And then Holly locks the camera people outside so she can make out with Michael in the office building — but we can still hear them.
  • The office is robbed and Dwight says it's possible the thieves were "vintage HP computer collectors."
  • Andy tells Angela she's safe with him because he's a good screamer.
  • Creed: "Nobody steals from Creed Bratton and gets away with it. The last person to do this disappeared. His name? Creed Bratton."
  • Michael: "Come on! Let's have an auction! Let's do this. We'll auction off people, like in the olden days." Stanley gives a look.
  • Holly: "Michael scored the big ticket item: Springsteen tickets. The boss scored The Boss!"
    "Yeah, I think that's pretty boss."
    "He knows how to get things. He got me." They are grinning at each other like fools!
  • Dwight corners Angela when she emerges from the bathroom. "Listen to me close, 'cause I'm only gonna say this once. You either break off your engagement with that singing buffoon, apologize and then date me or you can say goodbye to this."
  • CRIME AID: Crime Reduces Innocence Makes Everyone Angry I Declare
  • Darryl: "Mike gave me a list of his top ten Springsteen songs. Three were Huey Lewis and the News, one was Tracy Chapman 'Fast Car,' and my personal favorite, 'Short People.'"
  • Michael buys a yoga lesson by Holly for $300. He then bangs the gavel, which squeaks to his dismay. "It squeaks when you bang it. That's what she said."
  • Michael: "It just says Creed."
    Creed: "Yeah, that's all-inclusive."
  • Aww. As we hear the lyrics "me and the blues," Dwight looks at Angela for her answer but she just looks at Andy. Dwight turns away, dejected. Later, he actually lets the air out of Phyllis's tires to get her outside to talk. When she tells him to move on from Angela, Dwight says that Phyllis is just trying to secure her place as head of the party planning committee. "You're just being selfish." So she slaps him!
    Dwight: "And you slap like a girl."
  • Roy walks into the bar! Thankfully, Jim and Roy are civil with each other, and Roy even congratulates Jim on the engagement. But then Roy makes Jim feel insecure about Pam having a good time without him in New York. So, Jim says he's going to see Pam. But then he makes a U-turn and smiles, saying that he's "not that guy. And we are not that couple."
  • Aww, there's actually a bidding war going on for Phyllis's hug! Dwight keeps bidding one penny more than everyone else's bid. Bob Vance wins with his bid of $1000! I love it.
  • Michael tells everyone that he doesn't have the Springsteen tickets. For a moment I wondered if he had the tickets but wanted to use them for himself and Holly. Holly grinning from ear to ear: "The Springsteen tickets seemed too good to be true. But a lot of Michael seems too good to be true. So far it's all true. But yeah, those tickets really seemed too good to be true."
  • David Wallace arrives at the auction to offer up a weekend at his place in Martha's Vineyard. Later, he spots Michael and Holly kissing. David Wallace: "No. I did not know that Michael was dating Holly."


aistea311 aistea311 8 years
It squeaks when you bang it. :rotfl: I felt bad for Jim when Roy mentioned "well you guys were friends"
Taadie Taadie 8 years
I love it when Daryl talks to the camera. Ever since he started messing with Michael last season he has been consistently awesome. I want more of that and Pam to come back so they can mess with Dwight.
xopiperxo xopiperxo 8 years
i love holly too! holly and michael are so cute together<3
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I love Holly! She provides a realistic idea to the question, "Who would actually like Michael?" I am loving their relationship...
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
Loved this episode. I've loved every episode so far this season, they've all made me laugh aloud. But, I agree - Pam needs to come back!! I miss the pranks with her & Jim against Dwight. Darryl's line about Michael's list of songs was probably my favorite. Oh, and Jim listening to Pam's voicemail, "I'm on minute six." Then his "That's the future mother of my children" line. ha. I got a visual of him & Pam with kids...awwww! They need to stop all this madness between them!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
Another funny, solid episode. I'm lovin' Season 5 so far.!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
"Classic seven man job." Holly is just a total dork, too. But in the most endearing way. Did anyone notice Kelly's hat in the background. That made me smile. :D
nina_e nina_e 8 years
MORE CREED!!! He's stinkin funny. I heart Michael and Holly...they are so dorkily cute together... I like the mini relationship btwn Dwight and Phyllis, it's nice to know that Dwight is human sometimes I also like that not every episode is all about Pam and Jim...and wasn't Pam's program only 8 wks? I think it's been longer than that. Anyway I loves loves loves this show....and 30 ROCK is back yay!!!!
sugarysweet sugarysweet 8 years
"That's all inclusive." Creed always makes me laugh out loud!
nancita nancita 8 years
This was a great episode. I missed the line about the vintage HP computer thieves; that's hilarious.
amofoz amofoz 8 years
Enchantedone, that's exactly what I felt like when Jim made that comment about Pam. So sweet!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
cupcakers, I totally agree. They should've made Kelly or Meredith auction off something they own or their services (services sounds so dirty when used in the same sentence as Meredith. Lol)! I felt bad that nobody wanted to offer even a single bid for Kevin's accounting services, same with Holly.. but Michael saved the day (just for Holly, not for Kevin hehee).
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 8 years
I loved "It squeaks when you bang it. That's what she said." Also I loved how Ryan tried to hide in his chair when David Wallace came in, and Andy telling Angela they would move to Disney village. I forsee many hilarious attempts by Dwight to break up the wedding.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
I forget the name of the actor who plays David Wallace (and am too lazy to Google) but he is a real life stockbroker or something who flies out to LA once in a while to film episodes. It's pretty cool.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 8 years
Buzz, I'm so glad you caught Stanley's "look" when Michael suggests they auction off people. That cracked me up. Also, I hadn't caught what CRIME AID stands for, I love it!! I'm really loving Michael and Holly together- I was thinking halfway through last night, I hope something doesn't come along to tear them apart... and then David Wallace showed up. (Which, by the way, who's that actor? I always really like him.) Now I'm worried that Holly will get transferred or something.
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
Yeah, this was a good episode. Michael and Holly are SO cute together. What I love is that they're innocent and there's not much natural tension because they're so similar and yet they still manage to make me laugh at their mutual absurdity. I'm pretty tired of Pam being away and their dragging out this will they or won't they business with Jim. The Dwight and Angela will they/won't they is more interesting to me at this point.
Lucky-in-Love Lucky-in-Love 8 years
I loved when Michael explained Farm Aid as farmers raising money for Aids. OMG- I laughed out loud so many times in this episode!
treb treb 8 years
"It squeaks when you bang it. That's what she said." It just never stops being funny.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
Yeah it's not the same without Pam being in the office. This was a really funny episode. Anyone here Andy call Ryan "Receptionist money"? haha I want to see more of Phyllis and Dwight, Dwight bidding for a hug (one penny, classic!) from Phyllis made me go awww. Darryl's talking head made me laugh the most, of course Michael would think Tracy Chapman's "Fast Cars", Huey Lewis, and "Short People" are Bruce Springsteen songs in that silly mind of his. I want to see more of the secondary characters rather than the office romances most of the time. They could have had Kelly auction off something totally related to her girlie bubbly personality, same with Meredith and her promiscuity.
Allyace Allyace 8 years
They really need to get Pam back NOW. I do NOT like the tension they are creating b/w Jim and Pam...pretty sure they've had enough of that. And the office is just not the same without their pranks :(. My favorite moment was Creed's quote about no one stealing something from him. Classic.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
The best part for me came when Jim turned the car around; he's so "not that guy." Yay. (And, coming from western PA, I couldn't help but wonder if Dwight was making a reference to "Sheetz" rather than "sheets." In either case, it was a laugh aloud moment!)
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 8 years
Jim's comment, "The future mother of my children," made me swoon. I know this sounds awful, but I'm not feeling this season that much. Maybe it's because the jokes are getting predictable, or maybe because there aren't that many Jim/Pam pranks on Dwight. I miss those
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
I LOVED this episode... the last couple of episodes have been so strong. This was was very well written and I loved how they showed a softer side of Dwight. He is usually such a buffoon but I loved how he realizes that Phylis was trying to help and then shows it in his own way... by bidding up 1 cent for the hug! It was great. Also, I'm so glad Jim turned the car around. Whew.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
Michael and Holly are so dorky together! They're a match mate in heaven. I hope nothing bad happens now that Wallace knows. "You were her friend." Oh Roy, what a way to plant a seed of doubt. It's a good thing our Jim has a good head on his shoulders and went back home. Btw, he made me giggle like a giggly grade schooler who just got a hi from her crush when he said, "The future mother of my children." - referring to Pam who left him a lot of voice mails when she went partying with her uni friends. Dwight's never ending "one penny" in the auction made me laugh so hard! Awww Phyllis and Dwight, who would've thought they'd be 'friends'? Lights, camera, auction! So dorky! And so funny! Hahahaha.
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