The Office 9 Seasons 2009

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Season 5
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24. Casual Friday TV-PG CC

Michael is torn between his two sales groups.

Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
April 30, 2009

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Casual Friday

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Season 5
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    1. Weight Loss, Parts 1 and 2 The season premiere unfolds over eight weeks of summer (an act for each week) with the employees taking part in a corporate weight loss challenge that pits branch against branch.

    TV-PG 43min September 25, 2008
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    2. Business Ethics Let's get ethical -- Following Ryan's (B.J. Novak) recent scandal at corporate, Holly (guest star Amy Ryan) must hold a business ethics seminar.

    TV-PG 22min October 9, 2008
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    3. Baby Shower There's a bun in the oven -- Oscar Nominee Amy Ryan guest stars.

    TV-PG 22min October 16, 2008
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    4. Crime Aid Dunder Mifflin fights crime -- Oscar Nominee Amy Ryan Guest Stars.

    TV-PG 22min October 23, 2008
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    5. Employee Transfer Love always gets in the way -- Oscar Nominee Amy Ryan guest stars.

    TV-PG 22min October 30, 2008
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    6. Customer Survey The customer is always right--Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and Jim (John Krasinski) are shocked when they get the results of the annual customer survey report.

    TV-PG 22min November 6, 2008
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    7. Business Trip Canada bound--Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) is ecstatic when David Wallace (Andy Buckley) decides to send him on a business trip to Canada.

    TV-PG 22min November 13, 2008
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    8. Frame Toby An office mess -- A mysterious person in the office has made a huge mess in the microwave and will not clean it up.

    TV-PG 22min November 20, 2008
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    9. The Surplus Surplus spending at the office--Oscar informs Michael that the office must spend a $4300 surplus or lose it in next year's budget.

    TV-PG 22min December 4, 2008
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    10. Moroccan Christmas A Christmas party in Morocco-- Phyllis' (Phyllis Smith) Moroccan-themed holiday party goes up in flames.

    TV-PG 22min December 11, 2008
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    11. Duel A fight to the finish -- The office is on eggshells because Andy (Ed Helms) still hasn't found out about fiancee Angela's (Angela Kinsey) affair with Dwight (Rainn Wilson).

    TV-PG 22min January 15, 2009
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    12. Prince Family Paper Family business--Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) go undercover to do a bit of industrial espionage on a paper company competitor.

    TV-PG 22min January 22, 2009
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    13. Stress Relief Stressed out in The Office--Special one hour post Super Bowl episode featuring Guest Stars Jack Black ("SCHOOL OF ROCK"), Jessica Alba ("FANTASTIC FOUR") and Cloris Leachman ("MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE").

    TV-PG 42min February 1, 2009
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    14. Lecture Circuit - Part 1 Michael Scott goes on tour - Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) goes on a speaking tour of the other branches to explain Scranton's relative success, accompanied by his driver, Pam (Jenna Fischer).

    TV-14 22min February 5, 2009
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    15. Lecture Circuit - Part 2 Tour of the Branches--Part two-- Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) continue their tour of the branches with Michael taking a lesson from their visit to Utica.

    TV-14 22min February 12, 2009
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    16. Blood Drive Love is in the air... Sort of. It's Valentine's Day at the office.

    TV-PG 22min March 5, 2009
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    17. Golden Ticket Michael's 'golden ticket' idea causes quite a stir.

    TV-PG 22min March 12, 2009
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    18. New Boss Meet the new boss -- Idris Elba ("The Wire") Guest Stars.

    TV-PG 22min March 19, 2009
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    19. Two Weeks Michael takes goofing off to a new level -- Idris Elba ("The Wire") Guest Stars.

    TV-PG 22min March 26, 2009
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    20. Dream Team Michael assembles his dream team -- Idris Elba ("The Wire") Guest Stars.

    TV-PG 22min April 9, 2009
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    21. The Michael Scott Paper Company Michael hosts a company luncheon -- Idris Elba ("The Wire") Guest Stars.

    TV-PG 22min April 9, 2009
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    22. Heavy Competition Michael and Dwight in a high-stakes battle - Idris Elba ("The Wire") guest stars.

    TV-PG 22min April 16, 2009
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    23. Broke Michael deals with early morning deliveries and financial strains -- Idris Elba ("The Wire") guest stars.

    TV-PG 22min April 23, 2009
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    24. Casual Friday Michael is torn between his two sales groups.

    TV-PG 22min April 30, 2009
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    25. Cafe Disco Michael brings coffee and dancing to the office.

    TV-PG 22min May 7, 2009
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    26. Company Picnic Season finale -- The Scranton office represents at the company picnic--Oscar nominee Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") and Idris Elba ("The Wire") guest star.

    TV-PG 22min May 14, 2009
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    The Office - Finale Clip A clip from last season's cliffhanger on The Office.

    TV-14 3min September 12, 2008
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    The Office - Comic-Con Panel The Office writers panel from Comic-Con 2008 in San Diego. Hosted by Rainn Willson.

    TV-PG 49min September 12, 2008

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Brent Forrester
Supporting actors John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nuñez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, Ellie Kemper
Season year 2009
Network NBC
Executive Producer Jake Aust
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mike Sheehan on September 19, 2009
Format: DVD
These episodes are hilarious. There are so many classic moments: Dwight and Jim's faked phone call to determine if Dwight's too aggressive while Michael watches because they both get poor performance reviews (though there's an interesting explanation for that); Dwight coming in dressed in Cornell clothing and Andy's reactions to it; Andy yelling "Are you blind?!" to Erin than trying to cover it up; The scene with Andy sneaking up on Dwight with his hybrid, which is just so, so funny. Speaking of Andy, he's quickly become one of my favorites, if not my number one favorite. Dwight was awesome this season and though I don't care much for Ryan's character, B.J. Novak's a really good actor. His progression as a character is impressive. Steve Carrell also deserves notice for being great per usual. The 5th season is long and satisfying (that's what she said), and it gets the most bang for the buck, the season is 26 episodes on 5 discs in a little over 10 hours. There's also over 3 hours of deleted scenes that integrate easily with the show. They're also the best deleted scenes I've ever seen. The first and last episodes deleted scenes are particularly good, but there's plenty of laugh out loud deleted scene moments, which is pretty amazing. Many episodes have commentary for the truly obsessed, and on top of that, all the webisodes made so far are also included. The webisodes aren't too bad either, they give a chance for the minor characters to shine. I truly don't believe this show has lost its touch, I laughed a comparable amount to past seasons, maybe even more and all I can hope for is another few seasons on par with this one... or even better.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Elaine M. Harries on August 12, 2009
Format: DVD
A lot can be said for the first 4 seasons of the show.Season 5 is still strong I totally LOVE every episode. There is NO other TV show that I will watch over again but this one. I have seen each episode multiple times. The thing I appreciate the most is what I call the "time release" brand of humor. There are so many subtle things going on that there is no way to catch them in one viewing. If you don't believe me try it. Watch your fave episode again and see if you don't find another great "line" or spoofy interaction that you didn't see before. This stuff is brilliant!!
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful By adamKS on December 6, 2009
Format: DVD
let me clarify my title a little. i'm a huge fan of the show and i own all 5 seasons on dvd and watch the new episodes religously every thursday night. up until season 6 i think every season of the office has its own charm and strong episodes especially seasons 3 & 4 which i believe are the strongest and near perfect. season 5 was really great but you could tell it was starting to lose its steam, especially the second half of the season. specifically starting with the episode that aired after the superbowl (fire drill). it seemed forced and like the writers were trying to cater to a larger audience via post superbowl viewers. it was like they saw the ratings for that episode and said "hey! we should start writing the episodes like this with more accessible/obvious humor cuz apparently people like it!" And that they did. the majority of the remaining episodes are great with some unforgetable moments (with michael starting his own paper company while pam gets promoted and ryan gets brought back) but it seems like the show was drifting off on a tangent toward the end and i felt like there was something "DIFFERENT" with the show. when i say "different", i mean i felt like i was being betrayed or someone was trying to pull a fast one on me (as weird as that sounds).

all in all, season 5 is not bad but really great (not exceptional) with some excellent episodes. just lacking compared to the past seasons.

NOW, HERE'S MY BEEF. it's with the currently airing season 6 (as of december 2009) of this once marvelous, unique series. i know this review is for season 5 but i feel strongly about voicing this and/or addressing the office fans like myself out there who read this. what has happened to the show in season 6? it's like its not even the same show anymore.
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48 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Daphne on May 22, 2009
Format: DVD
This just proves the ill attitudes of the general public. So quick to lay judgment. This show is BRILLIANT. And when I'm done watching it always always always leaves me wanting more. Every single comedy I've ever seen has had more dramatic episodes (And now.. a very special Blossom) It makes the characters more real. And the comments above about how it was painful to watch and embarrassing. That is the appeal of Micheal's character. He gets into these positions where he does embarrass himself. Its just in his nature. Just be glad they are not trying to teach you a lesson in the show like so many comedies before them. Touching briefly on a serious issues only to forget about it the next episode. THAT'S Painful..

I love the further development of the characters. And if they made the show be everything you wanted to right now for your quick fix.. they couldn't make anymore of this brilliantly wonderful show.

I cannot wait for next season!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Case on November 30, 2009
Format: DVD
The Office has been a great experience for my wife and I, regularly adding to our vocabulary words like: yesch, yeppers, tink n' flickr. I would put Steve Carrell's performances on this show up against the greatest acting performances in television history. He is just unbelievably brilliant.

I think the writer's strike hurt this show a little. There are a couple episodes that are not up to par with previous seasons. Other episodes seem created to buy time so they can wait to move the story lines along. The other problem is that the central story line: Jim and Pam relationship has resolved itself. That being said this is still very funny stuff. They have already worked on the other characters depth enough that they can keep this show going for quite a while.

If you watch the show on TV but have not picked up the DVD's you should. The bonus scenes on this show are hilarious. Sometimes they are really long almost like a free episode. Some of it is not really B material just stuff that didn't fit into the show. I recommend watching the episode and then the extras that go with it, but you can wait until the end and watch all the extras together too. My wife and I have seasons 2-5 and we have watched them over and over.
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