The Michael Scott Podcast Company - An Office Podcast

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Traci S
 Feb 18, 2021
Very entertaining - they get a couple minute trivia things incorrect but they get so much right and it's a very entertaining format. Hope they can stick around!

danny
 Mar 9, 2020
This is by far the best NBC's The Office podcast. The guys have a great connection and a great knowledge of the office. The trivia at the end is always a nice refresher

Description

A podcast about The Office. The Michael Scott Podcast Company takes a deep dive into NBC’s ‘The Office’. Hosts Sean Roney, Edwin Janes, and Alex Ward look at the moments, arcs, and characters that make up the show’s 9-season run, and why it remains so popular after all these years. For new and old fans alike, the show punches back in to the world of Dunder Mifflin Scranton for another conference room meeting.

Episode Date
107: The Banker (a.k.a. The Clip Draft)
51:34

"It might seem crazy, but since there’s no one left in New York, Michael is Dunder Mifflin’s highest ranking employee. So, that’s where we are."

'The Banker’ stands out as the only clip show The Office, and on this week’s episode we talk about all the HR liabilities, Computron facts, and Office clips that make up this unique episode. That discussion got us thinking about what we’d want in a clip show of The Office, so we follow it up by going to the conference room to fantasy draft our own clips from all 9 seasons.

And then of course we finish up with another trivia challenge sent by a listener! We left a copy of Best American Mystery Stories 1999 in Toby’s favorite stall, so yes, I think we bought us some time.

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Apr 15, 2021
106: Angela and The Senator
48:38

Angela: The senator and I still have mystery. I’m always waiting to see what he’s gonna surprise me with next. [Oscar chokes on his coffee]

This week we look at the love triangle between Angela, the senator, and Oscar. That dynamic spans the last few seasons of the show and plays a big role in the arcs of both Oscar and Angela as the show wraps up. We talk about all the yoga classes with Blake, picnics thrown by the comptroller’s wife (if anyone knew what a comptroller was), and sandwich deliveries for Oscar Martinez that make up that arc. And to think, it’s all because Angela and the senator shared a bale at Hay Place.

Then we head to the conference room we take some listener emails, talk about David Wallace’s house going up for sale, and think about what Office locations we’d want to Airbnb in. And then of course we conclude with a signature round of trivia!

Got that bimbo? Got it bimbo.

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Apr 08, 2021
105: Characters in Second Jobs
01:25:52

Ryan: You have another job?
Michael: What I do between 5:30 pm and 1 am is no one’s business but mine and my other business.
Jim: Are you a cocktail waitress?

What happens when you take the Dunder Mifflin staff out of the office? That’s what we’re looking at this week on the Michael Scott Podcast Company! We go through all of the characters’ second jobs and side hustles, including Michael’s time at the call center, Toby writing Chad Flenderman novels, and Creed selling fake IDs with a laminating machine that he swiped from the sheriff’s station.

Then we head to the conference room to build our Office staff to start a new paper company. Tripadvisor is the lifeblood of the agro-tourism industry, and The Office is the lifeblood of the Michael Scott Podcast company.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Apr 01, 2021
104: Cousin Mose
59:00

“Mose is my cousin and he lives here. He will always be my best friend. Unless things go well with Ryan today, in which case I won’t hang out with Mose so much anymore.”

We dedicate this week’s episode to Mose, the ping pong player, table maker, Schrute Farms valet, and cousin to Dwight. We look at the origins of the character and discuss Mike Schur, who plays him in The Office and went on to help create Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn 99, and The Good Place. Then we focus on how Mose adds to Dwight’s character and provides a unique comedic element with every appearance.

In the Conference Room we take some listener questions, and then we wrap with another Ordinary Things segment. Table making never seemed so possible!

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Mar 25, 2021
103: St. Patrick's Day
52:03

"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."

Erin and Andy go bragh! This week’s episode is dedicated to 'St. Patrick’s Day' from season 6, as it comes out on St. Patrick’s Day in 2021. We go through all the green M&Ms, acapella versions of ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’, and mega desks that make up this one-off holiday episode.

Then we head to the conference room, have a quick ‘Ordinary Things’ segment to discuss St. Paddy’s Day traditions, and close with another round of trivia. 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 three friends talking about The Office.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Mar 18, 2021
102: Lecture Circuit
53:14

"She was the love of my life. What you and Jim have times 100. Just she…she just left. And I didn’t…I never got closure, you know? I never got closure with her. I haven’t talked to her since. I haven’t seen her since. And I feel like I need to go to Nashua and get closure. I feel like I need that.”

“Okay, let’s go"

With Alex on the road this week, we’re talking about Lecture Circuit! (Parts 1 & 2). We discuss Michael and Pam visiting other branches, Jim and Dwight planning Kelly's party, the ultimate smackdown between the Nard Dog and crippling despair, loneliness, and depression, and the psychological issues that go behind Angela licking a cat.

In the Conference Room we answer a listener voicemail about a new use for Schrute Farms beets, get a correction in the ‘Actually’ corner, and discuss Angela and Jenna on the Conan O’Brien podcast. And then of course we close out the show with a few quick trivia questions. Many happy returns.

Mar 11, 2021
101: Jim
01:18:14

"The thing about Jim, is when he’s excited about something, like the Office Olympics, he gets really into it and he does a really great job. But the problem with Jim is that he works here, so that hardly ever happens."

This week’s episode is dedicated to Big Tuna, Jim/James/Jimothy, basically Gumby with hair, Jim Halpert. We start by talking about his function in the show, how he provides exposition through talking heads and acts as an audience surrogate by breaking the fourth wall. Then we look at his professional and romantic arc, followed his relationships with Pam, Michael, Dwight, and corporate. And of course we highlight all the teapot notes, Dwight pranks, arrogance/smudgeness, and looks to the camera along the way.

After that, we go to our Ordinary Things segment, where we discuss times we were too early for something, like Michael interviewing at corporate, and then we close with a quick round of trivia.

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Mar 04, 2021
100: The 100th Episode Live Special!
01:29:26

This week for our 100th episode of the MSPC, we're sharing the audio from our live show on YouTube, which was a blast! We get up to all sorts of nonsense, such as:

- Sean makes us Office-themed cocktails

- Edwin plays the intro song live

- Alex tries a scotch and Splenda

- Discussion of Company Picnic (the 100th episode of The Office)

- Sharing stories of how MSPC got to 100 episodes

- A trivia challenge between fans (Kate & Alison from Lady Justice Brewing in Denver, CO)

All that, plus a whole lotta questions from viewers.

Thanks to everyone that tuned in! You can watch the full video on our page on YouTube and catch all our bonus content on Patreon. Much love to you all!

Feb 25, 2021
99: Office Olympics
52:34

“Every so often, Jim dies of boredom. I think today it was the expense reports that did him in. And our deal is that it’s up to me to revive him.”

How do you escape the doldrums and ennui of the office? If you’re Michael Scott and Dwight go to sign the papers on the condo where your grandkids will someday learn to walk. If you’re Jim and Pam, you host the inaugural Office Olympics. We dedicate our episode to this episode, discussing all of the cathedral ceilings, flonkerton races, and carpenter ants that make up this epsiode. In the conference room this week we talk about Brian Baumgartner’s new podcast that compiles the interviews from An Oral History of The Office, have a quick ‘Actually’ moment, and react to John Krasinski’s SNL Office theme.

Then we debut a new segment where we talk about our own lives called Ordinary Things. It smells like cookies. Yes it does, my friend. Yes it does.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Feb 11, 2021
98: Robert California
01:04:46

“You see, I sit across from a man, I see his face, I see his eyes. Now, does it matter if he wants a hundred dollars of paper, or a hundred million dollars of deep-sea drilling equipment? Don’t be a fool. He wants respect, he wants love, he wants to be younger, he wants to be attractive. There is no such thing as a product. Don’t ever think there is. There is only sex. Everything is sex. You understand that what I’m telling you is a universal truth, Toby.”

He’s the CEO, he’s Bob Kazamakis, he’s the f*cking Lizard King. We dedicate this episode to Robert California, one of the most unique characters in The Office and a defining figure of season 8. We go through all the pool parties, one-man saturnalias, and nature metaphors that comprise Robert’s time on the show. The man speaks of nothing but sex! Well, that’s not true, sometimes he talks about flesh…and bacchanals.

After that we head to the conference room for a new segment where we correct errors on the show. Then we discuss which Office images we’d want as jigsaw puzzles before wrapping with another round of trivia.

 

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On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Feb 04, 2021
97: Listener Questions 3
42:27

This week we open up the mailbag for another round of listener questions! We cover everything from favorite Michael-isms and Creed talking heads, to different spinoffs for Dunder Mifflin staff, and which Office parties we’d most like to attend. Be sure to tune in for Michael’s ’No, God, please no!’ adapted to a meme, and an incredible orchestral version of the Office theme song to close the episode.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Jan 28, 2021
96: The Tag Draft
41:26

The tag at the end of episodes provides some of the most iconic and memorable jokes and moments from the series. And in the proud tradition of draft episodes, we are excited to share the MSPC Tag Draft! We draft tags from the entirety of The Office to discuss our favorite closing moments, including talking heads, Jim/Dwight pranks, and that time Stanley finds watermelon all over his car from Michael’s safety tests.

In the conference room we go through possibilities of what Dwight’s Treasure could be, and then we close with a trivia challenge focused on the different branches of the Dunder Mifflin tree.

 

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On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Jan 21, 2021
95: Michael in Season 7
01:14:57

"The people that you work with, are just, when you get down to it, your very best friends. They say, on your deathbed, you never wish you spent more time at the office. But I will. Gotta be a lot better than a deathbed."

We focus on Michael in season 7, highlighting his personal growth, his relationship with Holly, and that herpes scare that ended up being an ingrown hair.

Then we head to the conference room and brainstorm wine pairings for different Office characters. We are Bacchus, god of wine, and you are all Bacchus’ friends.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Jan 14, 2021
94: Charles Miner
56:54

“Imagine…someone has a personal hero they really wanna help. But then there’s this new guy. Very cool, very Will Smith-esque, who would not like it if he helped his hero.”

This week’s episode covers the brief but impactful arc of Charles Minor on Dunder Mifflin Scranton We look at how his friction with Michael, his parking lot soccer games, and company picnic volleyball spikes. And yes, we’re of the effect he has on women.

After that we meet in the conference room to discuss first impressions of The Office on Peacock and close with some listener-submitted trivia. In the words of Charles Minor: “I can’t wait!"

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Jan 07, 2021
93: The Fight + The Duel (a.k.a. Dwight Club)
01:07:17

"I’m friends with everybody in this office. We’re all best friends – I love everybody here. But sometimes your best friends start coming into work late, and start having dentist appointments that aren’t dentist appointments. And that’s when it is nice to let them know that you can beat them up."

This week we look at season 2’s ’The Fight’ and season 5’s 'The Dual’, two Scranton showdowns featuring Dwight. We compare the two episodes and confrontations, highlighting all the purple belts, hidden weapons, and Michael Scott business tips as we do.

Then we take some voicemails in the conference room, answer some listener submitted trivia, and say goodbye to The Office on Netflix to wrap up 2020.

 

Support our show and become a member of Scott's Tots on Patreon! For only $5/month, Tots get exclusive access to our monthly Mailbag episodes (+ the video version!) where we casually pick through every single message/question/comment we receive.

On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Jan 01, 2021
92: Dwight Christmas
01:05:15

Cheer or fear? Belsnickel is here! Has your year been impish or admirable?

We hereby dedicate this episode to season 9’s ‘Dwight Christmas’, a vision of an austere, Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas. So drink some gluhwein, enjoy some hasenpfeffer, and enjoy Christmas with saint Nicolas’ rural German companion, Belsnickel.

Then we assemble in the conference room for some end-of-year quarantine picks before wrapping up with another classic round of trivia. 

 

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Dec 24, 2020
91: Holly
01:02:42

"Everybody, I want you to look at Holly right now, and maybe if you look at her deeply enough, you will see what I see in her. And that is that we are all very lucky to have her here. Holly is the best thing that has happened to this company since World War II. Fifty years, she is the best.” - Michael G. Scott

This week we focus on the Holly Flax the HR rep, improv / life partner to Michael Scott, and potential professional baker. We follow her arc in the show through her move to Colorado with Michael, highlighting all the weight loss initiatives, PDAs, and soup snake moments along the way.

Then we discuss an email from David Wallace on The Office’s impending move to Peacock before closing with some ‘would you rathers’.

 

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Dec 17, 2020
90: The Break Room
01:28:28

“Listen, Stanley, how long does it take to pick out a soda? Still deciding? Peach iced tea. You’re gonna hate it.”

Grab a snack, buy a drink, and look out for notes Michael put in your food, this week is all about the break room. We go through all of the lunchtime gossip, John Denver covers, secret conversations, and that time Stanley yelled at Ryan (“Boy have you lost your mind? Cause I’ll help you find it!”) to break down what it means to the show and how it fits in the world of Dunder Mifflin.

Afterwards we assemble in the conference room to discuss lines that are funnier because of the actor’s delivery and Jim and Pam in season 9 before wrapping with another round of trivia.

 

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Dec 10, 2020
89: Billy Merchant / Listener Voicemails
56:58
“You know what, Michael? Let me stop you right there. And leave."
 
WIth that line, Billy Merchant deals with Michael Scott about as effectively as anyone in The Office. And then he correctly diagnoses Dwight’s concussion. This week we wanted to focus on a character who didn’t have a large role in the show, and we chose Dunder Mifflin’s property manager, highlighting all of his moments and appearances in the first few seasons. We also talk about how he could’ve had larger role in the show and what those moments would look like.
 
Then we meet in the conference room to listen to some voicemails about favorite small moments, Jim and Pam, best Michael Scott characters, and more. 
 

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Dec 03, 2020
88: Dwight as Manager
01:13:31

"I will never be happier than I am right now. I will also never be less happy. I will be at my current maximum happiness for the rest of my life. Because I am manager of the Scranton Branch of Dunder Mifflin. Acting Manager."

Punch into the old time clock, grab your gigantic business cards, and feed your killer fish, because Dwight K. Schrute is acting manager. We talk about Dwight as the manager of Dunder Mifflin, looking at his brief managerial stints in seasons 3 and 7 before he finally gets the job in season 9.

Then we hold a conference room meeting to take some listener voicemails and close with another round of trivia. Don’t worry, the piranha is a rescue.

 

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On top of that, a portion of all show proceeds are donated every  month to organizations that help fund education opportunities for minority students. Help us accomplish the mission that Michael Scott could not.

Nov 26, 2020
87: Meredith
01:16:10

"I just feel lucky that I got a chance to share my crummy story with anyone out there who thinks they’re the only one to take a dump in a paper shredder. You’re not alone sister. Let’s get a beer sometime."

Meredith Palmer is Dunder Mifflin’s resident partier, Supplier Relations rep, minivan driver, and PhD of school psychology. We devote this week’s episode to her and how she’s become more and more of a favorite character of ours over time. We go through all the car accidents, rabies incidents, shaved heads and surprise rehab visits she has during the show, while highlighting all the times she helps out other characters and unapologetically is herself. “Shaboom! How do you like me now?"

After that we head to the conference room to discuss what the show would be like without Andy, give some quarantine TV/movie picks, and play another round of Office trivia. Good night, Mary Beth!

 

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Nov 12, 2020
86: Costume Contest
55:27

With Halloween coming up, this week’s episode is all about Season 7’s Costume Contest! We go through the Scranton staff's attempts to win the prized coupon book, why Danny never called Pam back, and Darryl going over Michael’s head to go behind his back to give a good idea to corporate.

Then we take guesses about Andy’s shopping habits and look at some more one-episode characters before we close with another a quick round of Office trivia.

 

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Oct 29, 2020
85: Fun Run
01:04:43

"People always talk about triumphs of the human spirit, well today I had a triumph of the human body. That’s why everybody was applauding for me at the end. My guts and my heart, and while I eventually puked my guts out, I never puked my heart out. And I’m very, very proud of that.” - Michael Scott

We take a look at Fun Run (season 4, episode 1), or as it’s known around Michael’s condo, the Michael Scott, DM FM PMC Rabies Awareness Pro-Am fun run race for the cure. We start with the unique circumstances around season 4 at NBC, which influenced the structure and extended runtime of this episode before looking at how the episode starts with Michael eating cereal and ends with him puking fettuccine alfredo.

Then we bring back the fantasy draft format in a mini-draft of our favorite one-episode characters and wrap with another trivia challenge.

 

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Oct 15, 2020
84: Gabe
58:06

“I remember when people thought biceps were ‘all that’. They’d dance all night at the discotheque...Core’s critical. There are four tenets of pilates that I live my life by. One—lengthen, two—elongate”

Gabe has accomplished so much, career-wise and height-wise, that we devoted this week’s episode to him. We go through his introduction as a corporate liaison, his relationship with Erin, and his metamorphosis into the tall skeleton/ugly pelican/Gabe Lincoln that is a fan favorite.

Then we head to the conference room to talk about what non-Office things make us think of the The Office before closing with our signature round of trivia.

 

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Oct 08, 2020
83: Listener Questions 2
01:04:53

Pam: [voicemail message for Jim] "Calling from my cell phone. I don’t know if you guys figured out who did that to Michael’s carpet yet, but I have a theory that involves an inter-departmental conspiracy. Everybody in the office. We need to talk."

This week go back to the reception desk to answer some more listener voicemails! Why does Dwight need to work at Dunder Mifflin? What if Jim got the corporate job in season 3? Would Michael and Holly fall in love if thyme under different circumstances? We answer questions like these and more, plus we get called out for our trivia miscues and someone sings a b-side to our theme song.

 

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Oct 01, 2020
82: The Fire
54:06

“Everyone, okay? Uh, I have an announcement. Apparently, in business school, they don’t teach you how to operate a toaster oven. Because some smart, sexy temp left his cheese pita on oven instead of timing it for the toaster thing!” Ryan started the fire, just like The Office started our podcast, it was always burning since the world’s been turning. We focus on ’The Fire’ from Season 2, looking at the best moments, the character snapshots of our favorite staff members, and everyone’s desert island movies.

Then we answer a question from someone who's been converting The Office to VHS, and talk about how the medium affects the way we view the show. And then of course we put out the fire with another round of trivia.

 

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Sep 24, 2020
81: The Deangelo Arc
01:14:17

“You know, we’re all here, I’ve got the music cued, why don’t I just do my routine without the juggling balls. Prepare to go into the danger zone”. We take a look at Deangelo’s time on The Office, spanning with his training from Michael, his dramatic slam dunk exit, and his brief return in a hospital gown. We look at his best moments and his effect on the other characters before discussing whether he could have had a longer run on the show.

This week's conference room meeting asks the big question, ’Team Copier or Team Chair?’ and asks about some different ‘what if’ ideas, and then we close with another trivia challenge.

 

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Sep 17, 2020
80: "Please Leave a Message for Andy Bernard"
44:05

Andy: "What if we changed our outgoing answering machine message, so it just had a little more… zing, and a little more pep?"

Michael: "Zing and pep, see that’s those are the kind of words we’re looking for. Yes, Jim?"

Jim: "What about if we did an even newer voicemail message that had even more zing and pep?"

Michael: “Now we’re cooking."

This week we answer voicemail questions from our listeners! We talk Office-inspired tattoos, Michael’s confidence going for the corporate job, corporate Ryan going after Jim, and much more before wrapping up with a quick message from a potential new paper client.

 

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Sep 10, 2020
79: Weddings in The Office
01:07:54

"Webster’s Dictionary defines “wedding” as the fusing of two metals with a hot torch. Well, you know something. I think you guys are two metals. Gold medals"

We cover weddings this week, going from Pam and Roy’s prolonged engagement to Dwight and Angela’s marriage at the bucolic Schrute Farms and all the weddings and proposals in between.

Then we congregate in the conference room to talk about some little moments in the show we just can’t get over, and close once again with trivia.

 

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Sep 02, 2020
78: Jim and Karen
01:15:05

"Here's a non-hypothetical...I'm really happy I'm with Karen."

Jim and Karen come together as a couple just as the Stamford branch closes and merges with Scranton. We look at how the love triangle between Jim, Karen, and Pam influences the rest of Season 3 and displays The Office’s ability to create tense, heartbreaking, and emotional moments.

Then we head to the conference room to discuss different ways to hold a baby, and end with another signature round of trivia.

Aug 26, 2020
77: Kevin
01:08:52

“There are some people who have charm and some who don’t. Guess which type I am? Charm type."

This week is all about Kevin Malone in what we’re dubbing episode number Keleven. We talk about the way his character changes over the show and highlight our favorite moments, like winning back parking spaces from the Five Families, eating pigs in a blanket in a blanket, or being mistaken for Ashton Kutcher (to be fair they’re equally handsome, equally smart).

Then we talk about different members of the cast playing different roles in the show, and wrap with another listener-submitted trivia.

 

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Aug 13, 2020
76: Pool Party
48:26

"Let’s try this: everyone, tonight, my house, wear a swimsuit. Let’s just call it a get-together. And let’s say no food."

We dive in to 'Pool Party’ from season 8 to talk about Erin flirting with Dwight to make Andy jealous, Toby’s dangerous game of pretending he’s a wine aficionado, and Jim trying desperately to go home.

Then we take some listener voicemails, brainstorm an episode that would just focus on Creed, and close with another classic listener-submitted trivia. It’s not a party if it doesn’t do something that scares you.

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Aug 06, 2020
75: Ryan
01:32:12

"Ryan has never made a sale. And he started a fire trying to make a cheesy pita. And everyone thinks he’s a tease” - Michael Scott This week we look at Ryan Howard’s rapid rise and fall, his on-again off-again relationship with Kelly Kapoor (The Business Bitch), the brief life of WUPHF.com, and all the cheesy pita-induced fires along the way. In our conference room we discuss some moments we wish we could’ve seen, headlined by Ryan’s arrest.

And this week’s trivia comes courtesy of a listener who professionally writes trivia questions.

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Jul 29, 2020
74: The Parking Lot
54:52

This week we continue our series on the different physical locations at Dunder Mifflin, heading out to the parking lot  for a Goodbye Toby celebration, an employee soccer game, and a charity fun run for rabies awareness. We go through all the different moments that occur just outside the office doors and take a deeper look at how that space acts as a buffer between the office and the outside world.

Then we read some fan-submitted favorite office ear worms following last week’s episode before once again concluding with a season one-specific trivia challenge.

 

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Jul 23, 2020
73: Cafe Disco
01:13:19

We’ve taken our podcast and turned it into a place to hang out. A place where unattractive and attractive people can get together. To meet. To greet. To see the ones that you love. To love the ones that you see. That’s right—it’s Cafe Disco. We revisit one of our original test recordings and one of our first big disagreements about The Office, focusing on a few specific moments to ask if the show ever jumps the shark. Then we list some of our favorite quotes that we just can’t get out of our heads, and wrap once again with listener-submitted trivia.

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Jul 16, 2020
72: The Co-Manager Arc
01:18:40

It begins with a secret meeting and a cheese cart, it ends with Dwight’s tie in his coffee cup. This week we take a deep dive into the Co-Manager arc, where Jim focuses on the day-to-day, Michael focuses on the big picture, and Dwight focuses on bringing Jim down.

We go through the episodes, koi ponds, and fake college tuition that make up this arc before zooming out and talking about what it means for Jim, Michael and the rest of the Scranton staff.

Then we take some listener voicemails and close with another classic round of trivia.

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Jul 08, 2020
71: Pam and Dwight
01:06:50

Pam and Dwight have one of the most unique dynamics in The Office. Their relationship spans the entire show, from fake diseases in ‘Healthcare’ to Dwight’s last talking head in the finale, with alliances, pranks, and Dwight’s concussion in between. We look at how it grows and evolves over the nine seasons, with Dwight turning to Pam for a gentler touch, and Pam turning to Dwight to provide some muscle.

Then we answer some listener voicemails, talk about the cringiest non-Michael moments, and finish with the second half of our listener-submitted trivia.

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Jun 26, 2020
70: Happy Hour
01:02:21

Join us for some after-work drinks while we discuss Happy Hour! This week's show is focused on a fun, unique episode of The Office set in a Sid & Dexter's so the characters can eat, drink, and play Dance Dance Revolution. We get to meet Date Mike (’Nice to meet me'), watch Andy and Erin avoid drama, and see Dwight and Isabel whack some moles.

Then we brainstorm some Dunder Mifflin-spired insults, names, and put-downs before flipping it and coming up with some Office-themed compliments and affirmations. For trivia this week it’s all about cold opens, thanks to a fantastic listener who sent us some questions!

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Jun 18, 2020
69: Oscar
01:04:40

Oscar stands out in the Dunder Mifflin ensemble for his intelligence, his pretentiousness, and his kiss with Michael. He really fits that old stereotype of smug, gay Mexican. We look at every time he’s been the voice of reason, spoken in a high-pitched southern accent, or had a secret affair with a state senator.

Then we head to the conference room to discuss Space Force and Never Have I Ever, list which Office characters we’d want on a star mug, and wrap with a trivia challenge.

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Jun 11, 2020
68: The Warehouse
01:03:50

We venture down to the warehouse to a different side of Dunder Mifflin, a place where Darryl runs the show and Michael is absolutely not allowed to use the baler. Throughout the show, the warehouse provides an extension of the workplace that allows the characters to interact with the operations of the paper business and provides a stage for events too big for the conference room. We go through all of the C.R.I.M.E. A.I.D. auctions, Casino Nights, ping pong games, and discuss what that place means to the show.

Then we recount our favorite celebrity cameos while Michael is talking to a fake Tina Fey, before closing with yet another fantastic round of listener-submitted trivia.

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Jun 04, 2020
67: Our Final (Public) Mailbag!
49:59

Get in your constructive compliments, because we’re opening up the suggestion box for another mailbag episode! First question—what should we do to prepare for Y2K? Well, obviously that one got stuck in the box, sometimes that happens.

We sort characters into Harry Potter houses, brainstorm unique props we’d like to have from the set, apply Dwight’s tipping etiquette to our own lives, take some listener voicemails and feature some call-in trivia. Also, today is Wednesday, but Dwight thinks it’s Tuesday.

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May 28, 2020
66: Dwight Undercover
01:13:54

“Just once, I would like to be a puppet master and have nothing go wrong. Is that too much to ask?” Dwight’s secret and not-so-secret plans drive a lot of the action in The Office, and we ponder at the idea that Dwight is often at his funniest when he’s up to something, like placing listening devices in wooden mallards and hiding in boxes in the warehouse.

Then we talk about what Scranton staffers would buy with their stimulus checks and take on another round of listener-submitted trivia.

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May 21, 2020
65: Dinner Party
01:10:46

‘Dinner Party’ stands out as one of the funniest, most awkward, and most iconic episodes of The Office. We go through all the different courses that make up that meal, from the amuse bouche of the 2007 Writers Guild strike, to the main course of Michael and Jan, to the dessert, which Angela slams against the side of Andy’s Prius.

Then we talk about the mini-Office reunion put together John Krasinski and SomeGoodNews before wrapping once again with trivia. You have no idea the physical toll that three vasectomies have on a person.

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May 14, 2020
64: Michael and Pam
01:12:06

“This is our receptionist, Pam. Pam! Pam-Pam! Pam Beesly.” With those words and that Flintstones reference Michael kicks off one of the relationships at the heart of The Office. Michael and Pam are at the center of so many cold opens, story lines, and talking heads that their dynamic is one of the most important in the entire show. We go through the inappropriate jokes, the fake firings, and the times when they pick each other up and support each other.

Almost the entire episode is dedicated to this one topic, with the exception being a quick, classic round of trivia. If you think she’s cute now, you should have seen her a couple of years ago.

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May 06, 2020
63: Mailbag!
53:33

"Mail call! His name is Oscar, and he’s got some mail, and he better open it, or go to jail—‘cause it’s your taxes.” - Andy Bernard.

We take listener questions on everything from Creed searching for the Loch Ness monster, meeting young Michael or young Dwight, Andy possibly being the Scranton Strangler, and more. Then we debut a new segment around deleted scenes, and close with a quick catch up on our quarantined lives. The timing is nothing short of predominant.

Apr 29, 2020
62: Casino Night
56:16

Leave all your preconceived notions about casinos at the door! Old friends, new lovers, and the disabled, welcome all! We go all-in on Season 2 finale, from Jim finally telling Pam how he feels, to Michael’s two dates, Kevin’s poker prowess, and Creed’s love of stealing.

We also take some listener questions about Andy’s love life, and close with another round of listener-submitted trivia. Winner gets a mini-fridge courtesy of Vance Refrigeration.

Apr 23, 2020
61: Season Six
01:09:13

Season 6 of The Office features a lot of change, including Jim and Pam’s Wedding and baby, Sabre’s acquisition of Dunder Mifflin, and Andy tearing his scrotum. We take a deep dive into the arcs, highlights, and major moments from this season and what it means for our favorite employees.

And this week’s Conference Room and Trivia Segments both come from listeners! First up we pick which house full of Office characters we’d want to quarantine in, and then we answer some fast and fun trivia questions. We’re going carbon neutral!

Apr 16, 2020
60: Mailbag!
38:05

Once again we open up the mailbag to answer some listener questions! We cover a wide range of topics, including Dwight’s effect on women, kids quoting Robert California, an idea for an Office reunion, dating someone from The Office, and much more!

Apr 09, 2020
59: The Stamford Branch
45:32

Season 3 starts in Stamford CT, following the newly transferred Jim after he finally shares his feelings for Pam. We look at what the introduction of that branch means to The Office, from new characters to a look at a different manager, all the way through its eventual downsizing and merger with the Scranton branch.

Then we head to the Conference Room to brainstorm some Dunder Mifflin-themed vanity license plates (turns out we’re big William Hung fans) and different Office related songs to sing while washing your hands, before wrapping up with our signature trivia challenge.

Apr 02, 2020
58: Schrute Farms / Office Episode Bracket
01:05:01

Take a trip to the bucolic Schrute Farms, an expansive beet farm and B&B just outside of Scranton and the homestead of Dunder Mifflin’s own Dwight K. Schrute. We look at the different episodes that feature Schrute Farms, how it rounds out the wider universe of The Office, and The Farm, the potential pilot for a Dwight-centric spin-off that aired in Season 9.

Then we undertake an Office episode bracket challenge and feature a follow-up to our fan-submitted trivia. Table making never seemed so possible!

Mar 26, 2020
57: Coronavirus / Dunder Mifflin Corporate
01:05:20

This week we start with a quick discussion of the Coronavirus and how people turn to The Office in a time of anxiety or stress, including fake cold opens or how certain characters would react. Then we turn to Dunder Mifflin corporate, examining how their employees, directives, and initiatives influence the day-to-day of the Scranton branch.

Lastly we head into the Conference Room for some listener messages and finish up with a trivia roundtable.

Mar 18, 2020
56: Stanley
58:54

Middle aged black man with sass. Big butt, bigger heart. Stanley Hudson is a key part of the Dunder Mifflin ensemble and is responsible for some of the funniest moments in the entire show. We look at his presence and role in The Office, going through his relationships (and lovers), signature moments and biggest laughs.

Then we talk about Dish paying people to watch The Office(!) and an upcoming Office children’s book before closing with a quick-hitting round of trivia.

Mar 11, 2020
55: The Annex
52:13

We venture back to the Annex, the other side of Dunder Mifflin, focusing on the unique cross section of characters who work there. We highlight the best moments and biggest laughs, while thinking about what role a physical space plays in the show.

Then we take some listener messages and feature our first ever (!) fan-submitted trivia.

Mar 05, 2020
54: Take Your Daughter To Work Day / Mailbag
57:56

From the mouths of babes: “Michael Scott is freaking cool”. We look at ‘Take Your Daughter to Work Day’ from Season 2, focusing on how the episode highlights dynamics from early seasons of the show, gives us different looks at the characters’ personalities, and tells us whether to spend a night at the Met or the aquarium.

After that we open up the mailbag and share some messages, stories, and questions from our treasured listeners before Sean takes us through a trivia lightning round.

Feb 26, 2020
53: The Florida Arc
01:41:20

This week the MSPC heads down to Tallahassee on a special assignment to launch a new chain of Sabre retail stores. The Florida arc is one of the most unique and singular series of episodes in the entire series, and we take a deep dive into how that affects Dwight, Erin, and the rest of the Dunder Mifflin crew.

Then we look at the concept of Interiority in TV and close with a Mega Trivia challenge (patent pending).

Feb 19, 2020
52: Michael vs. Toby
01:05:54

Lakers v. Celtics, Ali v. Frazier, and now Michael v. Toby. It's the eternal struggle between the regional manager and the HR rep, the showdown between Michael Scarn and an amorphous blob of khaki. We dive into the ups and downs, highlights and best moments from one of the most iconic dynamics in the Office.

Then we have an unboxing experience, check out an 90’s era Dunder Mifflin newsletter, and look at a music-themed alternate casting before closing with another trip down trivia lane.

Feb 12, 2020
51: Mailbag!
40:51

With Sean absent, probably floating somewhere in a sumo suit, Alex and Edwin crack open the mailbag to discuss:

- The worst purchases/investments made by characters

- Who would win in a fight?

- Favorite moments of profanity on the show

- Creed's mysteries

- Best non-romantic pairs

- Would-you-rathers

Then we wrap up with some trivia from...next week's episode?

Feb 06, 2020
50: The Cold Open Draft
01:06:22

The cold open is one of the signature elements of The Office, home to some of the most iconic and memorable moments of the show. We discuss cold opens with another fantasy draft, talking about our favorite quotes, Michael Scott characters, and Jim-Dwight pranks.

Then we talk about hitting 50 episodes (!) and our *corrected* theme song.

Jan 29, 2020
49: The Delivery (Parts 1 and 2)
01:05:56

When Jim and Pam become parents, their relationship dynamic changes for the rest of the show. We look at the 2-part episode where Pam gives birth, and how that episode also marks major developments for the relationships between Dwight and Angela, as well as Andy and Erin. We also look at Michael’s misguided attempts at matchmaking and his elation at Cece’s birth.

Then we learn more about Andy and Cornell, listen to a voicemail about Kevin’s suggestion of playing really good music to get the Scranton Strangler to come out of his house, and close with another exhilarating round of trivia.

Jan 22, 2020
48: Phyllis
01:06:09

Phyllis has one of the more unique journeys of any actor on the show, going from a casting associate to an actor and a main part of the Office ensemble. We look at her development from mild-mannered to sassy over the course of all nine seasons, as well as her relationships with Michael, Angela, and the rest of the sales staff.

Then we listen to some voicemails responding to last week's episode and close with trivia from "Viewing Party."

Jan 15, 2020
47: Mailbag / Trivia Roundtable
01:05:34

This week we go to the mailbag to answer some listener questions! So get your suit to the dry cleaners, and get your hair did. And, Karen…um, you may want to invest in a dress or a skirt of some kind if you don’t already have one.

We cover real-life Office moments, first Office memories, rewatching habits, The Office vs. Parks & Rec and 30 Rock, and fan theories about Jan’s pregnancy and Erin and Andy’s relationship. All that plus some additional Office recasts and an expanded trivia challenge. It’s gonna be zoppity!

Jan 08, 2020
46: Season Openers
01:09:45

In honor of the New Year, we look at all of the different season openers from each season. We compare each episode and our own personal power rankings for all 9 episodes.

Then we look at another Office-themed song and alternate casting before wrapping with some season opener-themed trivia.

Jan 01, 2020
45: A Benihana Christmas
01:01:02

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Dunder Mifflin robe. We continue our holiday focus with ‘Benihana Christmas’ from Season 3, looking at the story beats, biggest laughs, and the short-lived reign of the Committee to Plan Parties.

Then we look at the photos from Michael’s digital camera from the Season 2 Christmas Party, open the mailbag for a quick ‘Christmas Cards’ segment, and close with some Yuletide trivia.

Dec 25, 2019
44: Christmas Party
57:54

“Christmas is the time to tell people how you feel” - Jim (James, Jimothy) Halpert. We kick off Christmas on the podcast by telling people how we feel about ‘Christmas Party’ from season 2 and what a Christmas episode means to The Office.

Then we look at the best musical moments from the show and wrap up with some Season 2-themed trivia.

Dec 19, 2019
43: Erin
01:01:29

Erin is one the rare characters who joins The Office later in the show and becomes part of the main ensemble. We look at her relationships, unique upbringing, and unexpected knowledge of horse racing history in today’s episode.

Then we take some listener questions, check out another alternate cast, and finish with some trivia themed around the 115 lb. moonbeam named Erin Hannon.

Dec 12, 2019
42: Can Watching The Office Make You a Better Person?
01:06:51

The MSPC is back after the Thanksgiving break to dive into a deep question - can watching The Office make you a better person? After exploring the life lessons we can take from the show and the morality of the characters, we lighten up a little bit to answer some listener questions and close with some fun trivia.

Dec 04, 2019
41: Dwight's Speech
51:17

This week we discuss Dwight's Speech, looking at smaller storylines and the show's more subdued tone in the early seasons.

We also take some listener voicemails, discuss Office scenes we wished we could've seen (but definitely happened) and close with some trivia. It's gonna be zoppity!

Nov 20, 2019
40: Andy
01:22:23

Andy Bernard comes into The Office with a bang in season 3, kicking a trash can, punching a wall, and floating away in a sumo suit. We track his journey from salesman to manager to Baby Wawa.

 

Then we get into trivia from "Angry Andy" and "Fundraiser".

Nov 14, 2019
39: Mailbag!
01:09:32

This week we're emptying out a whole baler-I-hardly-know-her of messages. We discuss:

- Would you rather read Holly's letter to Michael or Jim's letter to Pam?

- Least favorite characters and show takebacks

- Casting the Amazing Race Office

- An article about the insatiable appetite for The Office

- and more!

We wrap up with Internet Trivia and a conference room band performance.

Nov 06, 2019
38: Halloween in The Office
01:00:08

It's almost Halloween, so this week the MSPC looks at the Scranton branch celebrating this haunted holiday. We look at all the different Halloween episodes and talk about shared themes, favorite moments, and classic costumes (31:22), before discussing our own Office swag (46:11) and testing out some spooky trivia (50:46).

Oct 30, 2019
37: Season Five
01:13:27

Season 5 is full of classic and iconic Office moments, including Jim proposing to Pam, Michael’s reaction (“No God, please no!”) to Toby’s return, Dwight’s simulated fire, and Kevin’s famous chili. This week the MSPC crew looks at the arcs, moments, and signature episodes that make up that season (2:56). 

Then we hear Dwight's list of potential Olympic sports (50:00), touch on the first episode of the Office Ladies podcast (52:14), list some Office-themed Halloween costumes (58:35), and close with another trivia challenge (1:03:27).

Oct 23, 2019
36: Jim vs. Dwight
01:11:54

The battle between Jim and Dwight takes many forms, from pranks, alliances, revenge, and sales calls, to snowball fights, convention speeches, and Pretty-Womaning that one store in the Steamtown Mall. We dig into how they go from best of enemies to best of friends, going over some of the best pranks on Jim and when Dwight gets him back.

We also look back at Jim and Pam’s wedding anniversary, and the equestrian ending that almost was.

Oct 16, 2019
35: Threat Level Midnight
50:27

When bombs threaten the NHL All-Star game, you call in Agent Michael Scarn. When it’s time to talk Threat Level Midnight, you call in the Michael Scott Podcast Company.

 

We take a deep dive into the Great Scott production, starting with the table read in Season 2 and culminating with the motion picture event of the century in Season 7.

Oct 09, 2019
34: Nate / Mailbag
01:02:56

Nate wears many hats at Dunder Mifflin, from Dwight’s Assistant and Warehouse worker, to that beanie Val made everyone. We take a look at Nate’s role on the show and the actor’s unique path to joining the cast.

 

Then we go through the suggestion box to answer some listener questions, before closing with some quick trivia on how Michael prepares for the best and worst-case scenarios.

Oct 02, 2019
33: "That's What She Said"
56:59

"That's What She Said" is one the most iconic and enduring jokes from The Office. We take a deep dive into the joke and how it acts as a thread that runs throughout the show.

Then Sean takes us into the world of Office Fan Fiction, and we close with a voicemail that gives some more insight into what real details from Scranton make it on screen.

Sep 25, 2019
32: Creed / "Office Ladies"
01:02:46

On one hand he’s a Quality Assurance manager, on the other he’s a musician, cult leader, Office blogger, and much more. This week we take a deep dive into fan favorite Creed Bratton, looking at his most memorable moments and the role he plays on the show. We also talk about the upcoming ‘Office Ladies’ podcast starring Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey before wrapping up with another round of trivia.

Sep 18, 2019
31: Back From Vacation
01:00:38

With their own vacations in the rear-view mirror, the Dunder Mifflin Portland branch is back in the studio together. And what else could we discuss than season three's Back From Vacation? We explore the roots of Jan and Michael's relationship, look at Pam's tough spot between a rock and a hard place, and debate Jim's moral compass when dealing with Karen's housing situation.

All that, plus a trivia session straight from Edwin's cruise, where he brought home a beautiful grand prize.

Sep 11, 2019
30: Booze Cruise
46:44

Onboard a cruise himself, Edwin calls in to discuss "Booze Cruise", the action-packed high seas thriller from Season 2. The crew talks about Jim's misgivings, Katy's exit from the show, Michael's dance, and the happiest moment we ever see between Pam and Roy. We also get into some trivia, listen to a voicemail backing up Sean, and analyze Dwight's boat groupings.

Sep 04, 2019
29: Office Reunion or Reboot?
31:14

Recorded on a camping trip, the gang sits down to discuss what we would want out of a potential Office reunion or reboot. We discuss other shows that have succeeded or failed at it, and throw around plot ideas for bringing back The Office we all want.

Aug 28, 2019
28: Beach Games
54:51

We hop in a bus and head to the shores of Lake Scranton to look at 'Beach Games', a signature episode of season 3. We go over the main beats and what it means to the show before getting into a big debate about Pam's speech.

We also watch a trailer with some Office Easter eggs, give some trivia team names, and find out some cast members' favorite episodes.

Aug 21, 2019
27: Recasting The Office
01:03:47

What if Seth Rogen was cast as Dwight? Or if Adam Scott was cast as Jim? There’s a video of them and other actors auditioning for The Office that’s made the rounds online. We discuss that, cast our own versions of the show, with all-new actors playing our favorite Scranton, PA residents, and wrap with an online Office trivia.

Aug 14, 2019
26: Pam
01:14:04
“Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam”. This week we look at Pam, focusing on what her character arc and relationships mean to the show. Then we look at an ESPN anchor confronting Rainn Wilson, and talk about what we would ask cast members about the show, before closing with another round of Office trivia.
Aug 07, 2019
25: Season Four
58:42

From the writers’ strike, to the hour-long episodes, to Corporate Ryan and his beard, Season 4 is one the most unique seasons of The Office. The last episode from our podcast retreat takes a deep dive on that season, looking at major character arcs, signature moments, and what the TV environment was like at the time.

We also recap the retreat and discuss what it’s like to watch The Office in groups, and close with a trivia challenge that lives somewhere between Michael and Scott.

Jul 31, 2019
24: Search Committee
47:35

In the wake of Michael Scott’s departure, a team of corporate headhunters was assembled to find his replacement. Jimothy ‘Jim’ Halpert, Gabriel Susan Lewis, and Toby ‘His Horribleness’ Flenderson banded together to replace the regional manager. This is their story.

We talk about that, run through some Office-themed ‘Would you rathers’, and wrap with another classic trivia challenge on this week’s episode of the Michael Scott Podcast Company!

Jul 24, 2019
23: Webisodes
51:28

This week – Webisodes! In the summers between seasons NBC released short online episodes featuring different characters from the ensemble. We recap the plots and discuss what the webisodes mean to the show. Then Edwin shares a quick Conference Room tip for keeping the Office available on your Netflix account before we wrap up with some 'Who Said What?' character quote trivia.

Jul 17, 2019
22: The Dundies + Michael's Last Dundies
49:57

The Dundies are about the best in every one of us. This week Sean, Edwin, and Alex take a look at the awards event of the season, focusing on ‘The Dundies’ from Season 2 and ‘Michael’s Last Dundies’ from Season 7. Then we debut a new ‘Suggestion Box’ segment before wrapping with a quick trivia challenge.

Jul 10, 2019
21: Party Planning Committee + The Office Leaving Netflix
01:03:38

The Dunder Mifflin Portland branch (Sean, Alex, and Edwin) covers the most pressing topic of the day – the news that The Office is leaving Netflix in 2021. Then we discuss the role of office parties and the Party Planning Committee before a quick trivia session.

Jul 03, 2019
20: Goodbye Toby
01:01:40

In ‘Goodbye Toby’, we say goodbye to Toby Flenderson and hello to Holly Flax. The season 4 finale weaves together various plot threads between different characters, wrapping it up with a fireworks, a proposal, and a performance from acclaimed song parody writer Michael Scott.

The Dunder Mifflin Portland branch focuses on this important episode and what it means to the show before closing with deleted scenes and an episode trivia.

Jun 26, 2019
19: Listener Questions
01:09:07
This week we’re answering listener questions, taking all email forwards, faxes from the future, and prank voicemails for Ryan. We cover everything from least favorite moments to Michael’s wedding to why Michael never joined a rec hockey team. Then we wrap with a quick trivia session about the only clip show in Office history.
Jun 20, 2019
18: Season Three
01:15:11

In many ways, season 3 of The Office represents a high point for the show. From critic and audience reception to character arcs and development, the season stands out as one of the show’s best. We dive in to look at the beats, highlights, and signature moments, and why it remains so well loved. Then we wrap with look at a mystery character from the early seasons and a trivia segment graced with Prison Mike.

Jun 12, 2019
17: Ryan and Kelly
01:02:26
At the heart of The Office is a romance destined to go down in TV history--you guessed it, it's Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard. We look at the ups, downs, and in-betweens of their dramatic, turbulent relationship and what it means to the show. Then Edwin recounts his trip to the location of the Scranton Business Park before we wrap with another trivia challenge from S7E7 'Christening'
Jun 06, 2019
16: Niagara
01:11:10

In 'Niagara' we see the marriage of Jim and Pam, a signature moment for The Office. We look at all the characters' different wedding weekends and how it shapes the show moving forward. Then we head to the Conference Room for a real-life antidote to Scott's Tots before wrapping up with expert level 'Niagara' trivia.

May 30, 2019
15: Repeat Jokes and Storylines
01:03:53
Inspired by a voicemail question, the Dunder Mifflin Portland branch (Edwin, Sean, and Alex) look at repeat jokes and storylines throughout the Office and how those callbacks contribute to character development and story arcs. We then go to the Conference Room to crunch the numbers on Jim’s pranks on Dwight, before some quick trivia questions on places around Scranton.
May 22, 2019
14: Michael In Love (Part 2)
01:08:42
In the second episode on Michael in Love, we cover his relationships with Helene, Donna, and Holly, tracing their impact on the show and characters until he and Holly exit the show together. Then we head to the Conference Room for ‘My Strange Addiction’ and wrap up with an Office Trivia speed round.
May 15, 2019
13: Michael In Love (Part 1)
57:26

Michael’s love life is a constant source of laughs, tears, and dramatic, misguided romantic gestures in The Office. We focus on how Michael’s romantic relationships drive the show and provide insights on the characters, starting with Jan and Carol. This episode also features a reading from Creed Thoughts, Office trivia, and a quick throwback to Alex and Edwin’s NBA podcasting days.

May 08, 2019
12: Season Two
55:31

In Season 2, The Office found its voice and audience. We trace the trajectory of the season, the ‘will they / won’t they’ of Jim and Pam, and the development of the ensemble.

All that plus the best Season 2 bloopers and trivia from S2 E16 'Valentine's Day'.

Apr 24, 2019
11: Dwight
01:01:29
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. This week we take a deep dive into Dwight K. Schrute, Dunder Mifflin’s Assistant (to the) Regional Manager, and resident blackbelt. We look at his character’s arc, development, and signature moments, before wrapping up with a recap of one-episode characters and Dwight-themed trivia.
Apr 18, 2019
10: Sabre
01:07:29
This week we look at Sabre and the influence it had on Dunder Mifflin over seasons 6, 7, and 8. Then we take a Conference Room meeting to count down the Top 5 Guest Receptionists before wrapping up with trivia from season 6’s ‘The Meeting’.
Apr 10, 2019
9: Fan Theories
01:04:51

Is Toby the Scranton strangler? Which characters had an affair? Is Kevin a secret genius? We dive into the world of Office fan theories to see if the truth is out there before debuting a new ‘Conference Room’ segment where we discuss open topics. This week—Office Sexual Slang.

 

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Apr 04, 2019
8: Comedy Night Done Right
42:22
Today’s viewers binge The Office on Netflix or watch syndicated re-runs, but the show originally aired as part of NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup. We look at the TV landscape around The Office when it first aired, the history and legacy of Must See TV, and modern TV viewing habits. Plus, trivia from S9 E1 "The New Guys"
Mar 27, 2019