The Office: Season 7, Episode 23

Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager (12 May 2011)

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When Jim rejects Jo's offer, Dwight becomes acting manager at the Scranton branch, but an accident could cause his tenure to be short-lived.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)


When Jim rejects Jo's offer, Dwight becomes acting manager at the Scranton branch, but an accident could cause his tenure to be short-lived.

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Did You Know?


Jim Halpert shops at Wegmans, an actual grocer - as evidenced by the shoppers club card in his wallet. See more »


The gun Dwight displays and later carries around the office appears to be a Remington Model 1875, but is identified by Dwight as a Beaumont-Adams. The Beaumont-Adams is a very different looking British service revolver. See more »


[Gabe walks up to reception to Erin]
Gabe Lewis: Erin, I am in love with you. I don't believe in much, okay? I don't believe in horoscopes. I don't believe in Christmas. I sure as hell don't believe in God.
Kelly Erin Hannon: [whispers in shock] What?
Gabe Lewis: Or maybe there's a God, I don't know. It's just not a guy with a long, white beard.
[Erin responds with a shocked expression]
Gabe Lewis: Or it could be. It's possible that is exactly what God is. But for all of the disbelief, I believe in us. I believe in love. You have made me believe that ...
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One of the Funniest Episodes of All Time

I still have not completely stopped laughing from this episode. I have been an ardent, dedicated Office devotee for seven years - not overly either, but when I watched this episode things happened that made my sides hurt and eyes tear. Dwight takes over as manager, and, yes, we get what we think we will. Dwight makes wholly unnecessary changes. He gets a piranha and buys a gun. His uncle sends him a holster and he wears the gun in the office only to accidentally shoot the gun off. Jo

  • Kathy Bates's character is on her way to see how he is doing as

acting manager. Dwight calls a meeting where he tries to open with a gun safety meeting in which Rainn Wilson does a fantastic job only to be out-done later with his "jazz" hands bit. The staff in the office basically blackmail Dwight into a variety of things. Jim clearly comes up with the best as every time he coughs Dwight is to use "jazz" hands. He coughs while Bates is there and that moment stirred such laughter in me with Jim's request, his subsequent cough, and Dwight's bizarre, comedic use of his hands. The moment for me is the highlight but is backed with a further hilarious incident with Kevin and Dwight scratching his back and, the piece de resistance is Creed becoming the acting manager at the end of the episode. If only the show had been this funny all year! I am truly looking forward to the season finale, and, with no unkindness to Steve Carrell at all, am really looking forward to the new life that the show could have with this kind of creativity. Kudos to the writers of this show! I'm waving jazz hands now as I salute them.

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