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Goodbye, Toby 

Michael throws an extravagant going-away party for Toby, and falls in love with the woman who is replacing him. Jim plans to propose to Pam at the party, but gets out-staged. Back at corporate, Ryan is arrested for fraud.

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Ryan Howard
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Jan Levinson
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The day has come, it is Toby's last day at the office as he leaves to go to Costa Rica. Michael is super excited that Toby is leaving and makes the party extra special. But Toby's replacement Holly Flax, is now the new crush of Michael, which means Michael has to act nice towards Toby, and Michael finds out some interesting news. While Jim uses this night to propose to Pam, someone else proposes. Back at corporate, Ryan gets arrested for Fraud because he was recording sales twice from the website and offices to deceive Dunder Mifflins shareholders. Written by James Hake

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Trivia

In the Season 4 finale, when the office workers are watching the YouTube video of Ryan's arrest, you can see the the video was added on April 16, 2008; giving a clue to when the finale was filmed, and also slightly upsetting continuity (the episode was set in May instead of April). See more »

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When Michael and Hank are at Toby's desk getting ready to send him off, Toby has nothing on the wall behind him. However, when you see the wall again, it has his things hung on it still. See more »

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[during Toby's exit interview]
Michael Scott: I just have some... questions that I was gonna ask.
[long pause]
Michael Scott: Umm, who do you think you are?
Toby Flenderson: [long pause] I'm Toby.
Michael Scott: Yeah. Correct. Umm... What gives... What... What gives you the right?
Holly Flax: ...Umm, I-I brought the binder. Do you wanna... take a little look?
Michael Scott: Sure. Yeah, you know what, that sounds good. Take a little look-see.
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References Animal House (1978) See more »

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Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by Craig Robinson
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Without a doubt, The Office's best episode
24 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are times when people say, "THat was the best episode" of a show and later on they say, "WEll, I guess I just really liked it at the time..." Not the case with this episode. I recently rewatched the entire series and let me say, no episode holds a candle to "Goddbye, Toby." Let's start with the somewhat hyped new character who comes aboard. The new HR rep, Holly, is brilliant. Without spoiling, she adds a dynamic for many characters, notably Kevin and Michael (and Creed!) that can't be beaten. Every character (aside from Dwight) gets a good moment this episode, and every storyline that has been building gets a major push forward. As with the last two season finales the last scene is shocking and amazing and throughly mouth-gaping yet side-splitting.

Phyllis, a character who often is dismissed by her cohorts, earns her stripes and becomes a very lovable character. Toby is throughly hazed by Michael in moments that make the awkwardness a drug for the viewers. Pam and Jim get some sweet moments, too. Andy of course, screws things up, but you can't help but love him. Angela is of course ridiculous, and even Meredith gets a good moment. And it doesn't stop there. The Temp, while not actually in the Office, gets an awesome moment... Jan returns, and the Hobbit(!!!) comes back in a deleted scene.

Overall, this episode has it all... even in a Ferris Wheel! What more could you ask for? This episode left me feeling satisfied (that's what she said).


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