The Office: Season 5, Episode 1

Weight Loss (25 Sep. 2008)

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Michael tries to motivate the Scranton branch to lose weight as part of an interoffice competition. Jim is lost after Pam leaves for art school in New York, and Angela continues to see Dwight even though she is now engaged to Andy.

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Michael tries to motivate the Scranton branch to lose weight as part of an interoffice competition. Jim is lost after Pam leaves for art school in New York, and Angela continues to see Dwight even though she is now engaged to Andy.

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Near the end, Stanley delivers a soliloquy about losing seven pounds and then bows his head and raises his right fist. This scene is a homage to two black American sprinters, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who won gold and bronze medals in the 1968 Olympics. They generated controversy by raising their fists while on the medal stand as the national anthem was being played. See more »

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Michael's goatee disappears in a lunchroom scene and returns for a weigh in. He later shaves it off. See more »

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Michael Scott: What is wrong with these people? They have no willpower. I went... I once went 28 years without having sex. And then again for seven years.
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References Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) See more »

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Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Dolly Parton
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