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The Office Rundown: Episodes 1 & 2, "Weight Loss, Parts 1 & 2"

The Office Rundown: Episodes 1 & 2, "Weight Loss, Parts 1 & 2"

The hour-long season premiere of The Office found all of our old Dunder-Mifflin favorites taking part in corporate's weight loss challenge. Which ever Dunder-Mifflin branch loses the most weight over the Summer, receives additional vacation days. Pam moves to New York to start her new school program, and Andy tries to plan a wedding while Angela is leading a secret little life. Meanwhile, Stanley celebrates a birthday and works toward a goal of his own.

I thought the episode was a great kickstart to the new season. And did anyone else notice Mad Men's Harry Crane (actor Rich Sommer) in this episode?!

There's much to discuss (especially some Pam and Jim stuff!), so as long as you're not afraid of spoilers, you can see some of my favorite moments and quotes if you


  • I don't bandy this term about too much but it's so deserved today in regard to Pam and Jim: squeeee! They're engaged! It happened! At a truck stop in the rain! Yay!
  • "I'm excited to lose weight for the wedding because I really want to have washboard abs the first time Angela sees me naked," and later, "Every little boy fantasizes about his fairy tale wedding." Poor Andy! My heart went out to the guy during this episode.
  • Dwight: "One more bite of éclair each! Hold it in your mouth if you can’t swallow." Jim grins, but Michael doesn't say his favorite line.
  • Jim: "Most of the time, friends don’t talk about other friends’ butts."
  • Dwight hammering fruit into the vending machine = amazing. The flies later appearing in the vending machine, also amazing.
  • Andy: "Ange …ella. Ella ella ella. Under my Angerella, eh eh eh."
  • After one of their secret meetings, Dwight calls Angela "half-pint" and "monkey" again. Angela says it’s the last time. "I have a fiancé I very much like!" Later, she says to camera, "I have a nice comforter, and several cozy pillows. I usually read a chapter of a book and it’s lights out by 8:30. That's how I sleep at night."
  • Jim: "I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Michael is actually killing it with Holly. And I think I know why. It’s because Holly is kind of a major dork."
  • Kelly's cleanse diet bit makes me laugh and yet, so sad at the same time! "I just bought some bikinis online, size 2. So. Gonna look amazing."
  • The Kevin-is-mentally-challenged game is so wrong but feels so right. Holly announces to the office that Kevin is mentally-challenged. Kevin: "Wait, back up. Do you think I’m retarded?"
  • I love some of Angela's clothes in this episode! Like this sweater and this top:
  • Phyllis has used the fact that she saw Dwight and Angela together to leverage herself into the position of head of the party planning committee. "I guess I was just in the right place at the right time." I love happy Phyllis!
  • Michael says that if they don’t lose weight they will all die of "obestity."
  • Michael also says that if Angela gains weight she will die: "I want you to live forever, I want us all to live forever. How are we going to do this?"
    Jim: "Cryogenics. Beer me five." He raises hand for Dwight to slap.
  • Dwight kicks Stanley’s cake! "Happy birthday, Stanley."
  • Kelly says she swallowed a tapeworm ("from Mexico," that Creed sold her) so that she would lose more weight.
    Creed: "That wasn't a tapeworm."
  • Michael's goatee looks disgusting. Just have to say that.
  • Ryan (hired as the temporary receptionist!) tries to explain the past few years of treating Kelly like crap: "I was in my mid-twenties, and I was going through a lot of stuff. I think I never processed 9/11. I want you to know I’ve changed." Yay for Kelly acting all cool! "I'm dating Darryl now, and we’re like, crazy in love."
  • Dwight leaves Phyllis in an abandoned warehouse in a bad part of town so she would have to walk back and work off calories. Enraged, she calls David Wallace on him!
  • Michael wears his sumo suit (remember "Beach Games"?), which he is so glad he bought instead of rented, to do his "making fun of fat people character," Michael Clump. Michael says Michael Clump is a celebration of fat people.
  • Pam is making a friend and it’s Harry Crane from Mad Men!
  • Michael, as he makes Kelly stand on a chair: "She’s a beautiful Indian woman. Why? What makes her beautiful?"
    Ryan stands, dramatically declaring, "Everything. She’s perfect."
    Meredith: "I like her nails."
    Michael: "OK, be more specific."
    Meredith: "I like her finger nails."
    Creed: "Hell of an ass."
  • Angela wants them to dance to her favorite song for the first dance: "Little Drummer Boy." (I love that that's her favorite song! It's so perfect.) Andy: "I always thought it was bigger than Christmas anyway!"
  • But when Andy says he wants his acapella group to sing at the wedding, Angela refuses, and it turns out this detail is Andy’s deal breaker. He lists off the guys in his group: Carl One, Carl Two, Broccoli Rob, Spare Rib, Doobie, Lunchbox, Boner Champ (that’s Andy), Pubie Lewis and the News, Hopscotch, Jingle-Jangle, Sandwich.
  • Stanley fights the power at the end. "I'm gonna take off five days anyway."
  • OMG, Toby! In the hospital after a zip-line accident, watching Entourage in Spanish! Such a good ending.

What did you think, Office fans? Are you glad they had Jim propose in the first episode of the season? Do you find the Michael-Holly flirtation insanely adorable, like I do?


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whenturtlesfly whenturtlesfly 8 years
thanks #40, i couldn't catch what jim said (the "i can't wait" part). #42, jim's screen name is JIM9334. and pam's is "receptionitis15" like everyone i loved the proposal. yay for pb&j!
zombiebabe zombiebabe 8 years
My three fav. moments: Jim: "hey, did you get a look at some of Pam's new art? Yeah right out there....." *and slams the door shut* Kelly: "Bought some new bikini's online, size 2 so, yeah gonna look great" THE PROPOSAL! omg I teared up, it was the sweetest thing ever.
bacon1 bacon1 8 years
Love, love, love this show. Love that Pam and Jim got engaged. Love that I laughed my butt off. If this ever goes off the air I will cry, cry, cry. Its absolutely incredible.
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
Oh wow- I totally meant Meridith's face- not Philys!
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
My BF was saying Philys' face was still messed up from when the bat attacked her in last season- but I thought that was a while ago? Otherwise, it seems odd that no one said anything about it. Dwight and Angela are really made for each other. the whole 'objections to the wedding' plot is brilliant. It was great that the acapella group was what finally was the deal-breaker! I loved the engagement- Pam was at the wrong place, lol, and he comes to meet her. "I had to drive a lot farther!" Michael tearing up the tickets!! Just when you think he will ask Holly to go with him- and she totally thought that too!!
cheer4veggies cheer4veggies 8 years
did anyone else catch jim and pam's screen names on im, pams was receptionist(numbers) what was jims, i thought that was so cute and paid a lot of attention to detail
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I actually cried during Jim and Pam's proposal. angelfromlsu = lame!
vandec vandec 8 years
TOTALLY brill Jim: "hey, did you get a look at some of Pam's new art? Yeah right out there....." and slams the door shut Kevin: "Wait, back up. Do you think I'm RETARDED??" Holly: "I'm a lesbian" and after uncomfortable exchange w/ Oscar says "my luck's been so bad lately maybe I should switch to women!" Jim on IM: "where that soda exploded on me. Exit 17 I think" -- totally how you would chat w/ your GF/BF last, Jim: "I can't wait." and that kiss ..... WOW! love the JAM!!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 8 years
Looooooved it! Great first episode! :highfive: And that is why I love The Office ;)
nakitabanana27 nakitabanana27 8 years
i love the office. love it. such a good first show! can't wait for more :D
joppycat joppycat 8 years
re: Meredith's face.... could it be because of the bugspray that Dwight sprayed on the food at the party? She was standing closest to him.
holysnap holysnap 8 years
Liz4aker Liz4aker 8 years
This episode was amazing. Could not have changed anything to make it better. I do love when they made Pam step off the scale and everyone did the math.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
ok, i know ryan is an ass pretty much all of the time, but i love LOVE love him with kelly... i don't know why. they have their little sweet moments and i guess i just really want to believe that he could actually care about her but of course, that doesn't top jim and pam's engagement!!!! omg soooooo sweet. they are seriously the most adorable couple and i loved the way he proposed too. nothing cheesy... just real. and they're so in love. yayyy this episode was great. so funny and so many amazing quotes
kia kia 8 years
Many TV engagements are lame. This one was sweet.
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
See, that's what I love about the show...they throw stuff in there like Meredith's face and don't need to explain it because it's just plain funny. My guess is she did a chemical peel, but they just didn't say anything about it. Details, hilarious!
nina_e nina_e 8 years
What happened to Meredith's face?
nina_e nina_e 8 years
I'm so excited this show is back's been a long summer. 1. Yay Jim was so perfect fireworks or theme parks 2. however i feel like something is def going to happen, she was flirting with your mad men guy....something else out there for Pam??? 3. Jim telling Ryan that his community service was court appointed....too brillz 4. Love michael's and holly's rap so funny There were a million other things but those were my favs...glad the office is back!!!!!
Anniina Anniina 8 years
LOVED IT, everything about it. The rap was so funny :D But I'm a bit confused about Ryan. Like what happened to his problems and is he normal again
Deidre Deidre 8 years
"Beer me five" totally had me giggling.
suziryder suziryder 8 years
I looooved the surprise proposal, like everyone else. It was incredibly romantic, in the rain and at a rest area and all. It was just so out of the blue, it was wonderful. There were so many fantastic moments in this episode. It was a brilliant start to the season. :D
ep24 ep24 8 years
loved the episode! we need more darryl!! kelly was really funny. the proposal was sweet. :)
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Such a good episode! The sweater that Angela wears in that 2nd photo looks like something Leanne on Project Runway would make.
lolalu lolalu 8 years
Amazing episode. And I felt that way before Jim proposed, that just took it off the charts for me!
Taadie Taadie 8 years
'I thought it was hilarious when Pam had to get off the scale and Darryl announced the new weight calculation with her off, and you could see everyone doing the math in their head.' I completely agree Katidid! Angela's lines about sleeping at night and Rich Somers coming out of nowhere and being surrogate Jim. Awesome! But I hope it doesn't go any further. Kelly making out with Daryl on the couch and looking at Ryan was classic Kelly Kapoor. Also, insulting the receptionist to her face about not being able to find the post its he likes was hi-larious. Stanley is a bad ass and I love it, and has Oscar lost weight? So much was going on but I did not expect Jim to propose. I thought they were going to fight. Also - side note: Did anyone see the Emmys b/c Rich Somers looks so hot when they arent combing his hair all funny. He was sitting with his cast mates and my heart did a little flip, had to pause the dvr.
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