The Office: Season 7, Episode 16

Threat Level Midnight (17 Feb. 2011)

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Michael finally finishes his movie "Threat Level Midnight" and screens it for his employees at Dunder Mifflin, but Holly is less than enthusiastic for his finished product.



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Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)


After eleven years of writing, shooting, re-shooting and editing, Michael is finally ready to present his long-awaited action movie, "Threat Level Midnight," to his coworkers and love interest Holly. But is he ready for their reactions? "Threat Level Midnight" stars Michael Scott as "Agent Michael Scarn," Dwight Schrute as Scarn's butler sidekick, and Jim Halpert as archnemesis "Goldenface," along with many familiar faces from Michael's past. Written by NBC Publicity

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The "Threat Level Midnight" idea was introduced in the Season 2 episode "The Client", where the office discovers Michael Scott's screenplay in his desk while he's out on an important sales call, and then stages a reading of it in his absence. Paul Lieberstein wrote "The Client" and he and the other writers, and Carell in particular, wanted to return to the film idea and present it inside of a regular episode (an early plan to simply show the uninterrupted film as a special episode was nixed). When Carell's time on the show was near the end, the idea was brought up and Lieberstein assigned it to BJ Novak to write. See more »


Michael Scarn: It'll take a lot more than a bullet to the brain, lungs, heart, back and balls to kill Michael Scarn.
Sexy Nurse: Let's just make sure that everything's... working properly.
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One of the best episodes of the entire series.
17 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode of "The Office" had a much different style to it. It still kept the documentary feel perfectly, but it was slightly more obvious comedy. With that said, it is probably the most I've laughed at any episode of "The Office" (And I've seen them all). The in show-movie "Threat Level Midnight" was hilariously done, and was even funnier then I expected it to be based on the screenplay episode. People will still complain about this episode, because people always complain about every episode of the new season, but I laughed throughout and it had nice (short-term) nostalgia to the old episode. Every character's character in the movie is hilarious and Toby's role in the movie is classic. If your a fan of "The Office" and have been waiting for THE great episode of the season well here it is.

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