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"The Office" Goodbye, Toby (2008)

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The Office: Season 4: Episode 14 -- It's time to say goodbye -- Special one hour season finale -- Amy Ryan guest stars. It's Toby's (Paul Lieberstein) goodbye party at Dunder Mifflin and Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) demands a huge celebration that matches the joy in his heart.


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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
15 May 2008 (Season 4, Episode 14)
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Without a doubt, The Office's best episode See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Feig 
Writing credits
Greg Daniels (developed for american television by)

Jennifer Celotta (written by) &
Paul Lieberstein (written by)

Ricky Gervais (creator) &
Stephen Merchant (creator)

Anthony Q. Farrell  staff writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Jake Aust .... co-producer
Steve Carell .... producer
Jennifer Celotta .... co-executive producer
Greg Daniels .... executive producer
Lee Eisenberg .... producer
Brent Forrester .... consulting producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Mindy Kaling .... producer
James O. Kerry .... associate producer
Howard Klein .... executive producer
Lester Lewis .... supervising producer
Paul Lieberstein .... co-executive producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
B.J. Novak .... co-executive producer
Michael Schur .... co-executive producer
Benjamin Silverman .... executive producer (as Ben Silverman)
Gene Stupnitsky .... producer
Kent Zbornak .... co-executive producer
Film Editing by
Dean Holland 
David Rogers  (as Dave Rogers)
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... makeup department head
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist
Lisa Nash-Jones .... makeup artist
Shari Perry .... hair stylist
Debbie Pierce .... key hair stylist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Koljan .... post-production supervisor
Robert Rothbard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second second assistant director (as Jasmine Alhambra)
Alicia Cho .... dga trainee
Ross Novie .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ron Hinson .... paint foreman
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Philip D. Shea .... property master
Amy Lee Wheeler .... assistant art director
Shelley Adajian .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nick Carbone .... sound utility
John W. Cook II .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Gilmore .... foley editor
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Benjamin Patrick .... production sound mixer
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer
Matt Temple .... sound effects editor
Stephen Tibbo .... sound mixer
Brian Wittle .... boom operator
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Reuben Langdon .... stunt coordinator
Caryn Mower .... stunt double: Kate Flannery (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Elias .... best boy grip
Frank Esposito .... gaffer
Todd Liggitt .... grip
Bradford Lipson .... gaffer (as Brad Lipson)
Eamon McGillicuddy .... grip
Joel Michalak .... grip
Edward Nielsen III .... assistant camera
Mike Reppert .... lighting technician
Matt Sohn .... camera operator
John Steur .... grip
Kevin Wilt .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Buchignani .... key costumer
Hillari James .... key costumer
Jennifer Seery .... costume supervisor
Neil Tansey .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Caroline Dobbe .... post-production coordinator
Gary Levy .... assistant editor
Music Department
Bob Thiele Jr. .... musician (theme)
Transportation Department
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator
Mike Storc .... transportation captain
Other crew
Daniel Beals .... production assistant
Jason Doring .... production assistant
Jacob Ford .... production assistant
Brandon Margolis .... assistant to director
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Tad Shurtz .... production assistant
Mary Wall .... assistant to producer

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Daniels  developed for american television by
Ricky Gervais  creator
Stephen Merchant  creator

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Angela Kinsey is pregnant in the last few episodes of the fourth season. It is noticeable some of the time, especially in her face but there is always either something blocking her stomach or she is behind a desk or table.See more »
Continuity: In the beginning of the episode Michael sets his watch alarm to go off when Toby leaves. He later gives the watch to Toby as a gift. Toby then continues to change it to Costa Rican time, yet the alarm still goes off at the scheduled time of Toby's departure at the end of the episode.See more »
Kevin Malone:I am totally gonna bang Holly. She is cute and helpful, and she really seems into me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Saturday Night Live" (1975)See more »
Crash Into MeSee more »


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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Without a doubt, The Office's best episode, 24 July 2008
Author: Ben Barnard from United States

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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