The Office (2005–2013)
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Doomsday 

Dwight installs a "Doomsday Device" on the office computers that could get everyone fired if they make too many mistakes, while Gabe tries to hit on one of Darryl's warehouse employees.

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Troy Miller

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Daniel Chun | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
James Spader ... Robert California
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Ellie Kemper ... Erin Hannon
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin-Lipton
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)
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Dwight tries to help the office's efficiency by installing a Doomsday device that will get them all fired if they make too many mistakes. Written by NBC Publicity

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2011 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Pam said that since Andy has been manager for 105 days, she has heard "Closing Time" 105 times at the end of the day. However, in Season 8, Episode 1, that song never played because everybody was saying goodbye to Andy at the entrance to the manager's office to end the day. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar sends an order to shipping before payment was received, the warning on the "Doomsday Device" wrongfully categorizes the error as late shipping. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Hudson: I never heard that song before. And once I heard it, I did not care for it. But that song means it's time to go home. Now it's my favourite song.
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Connections

References A Beautiful Mind (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Closing Time
(uncredited)
Written by Dan Wilson
Performed by Semisonic
Sung by Leslie David Baker, Jenna Fischer, and Ed Helms
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More subtlety!
4 November 2011 | by dc-988-297627See all my reviews

Pleasantly surprised by this episode, as I was expecting immature teenage-movie comedy as seen in the previous episodes. Glad to see that The Office has returned to believable plots (or at least partially believable). A far cry from the over the top 'The Hangover' style slapstick mess that we've been seeing recently. The producers really need to stay away from turning the show into a teenage-movie comedy / sitcom.

Erin's silliness, although charming, sometimes spoils the atmosphere of the show. I have also noticed that Oscar has gone slightly goofy this season. It would be much more enjoyable to watch if there were more naive characters (like the old Pam).

I am still looking forward to the moment that The Office will fully recover from the lowbrow humour that we've seen recently. I miss the awkward reactions from Season 1, 2, and 3. E.g. the characters looking at the camera when they are uncomfortable or when someone does something unprofessional etc. Currently, the employees appear to readily accept inappropriate behaviour in the office, and the whole show feels like a sitcom. We need more head shaking, eye rolling and walking away from Angela. We need to see some characters telling Andy that they need to get on with their work. Make it believable! Just my suggestion on how the The Office could go about if its still wants to claim itself as a mockumentary.

Overall it is a step in the right direction. It is episodes like these that show that there is still a glimmer of hope left for this show.


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