The Office (2005–2013)
7 user 3 critic

Paper Airplane 

0:50 | Trailer
The employees hold a paper airplane competition, Andy gets an acting role in a workplace safety video, and Jim and Pam's marriage tensions continue to build.


Jesse Peretz


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Halsted Sullivan | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
Catherine Tate ... Nellie Bertram
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Clark Duke ... Clark
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Ellie Kemper ... Erin Hannon
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin-Lipton
Jake Lacy ... Pete Miller
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)


The employees hold a paper airplane competition, in which Dwight purposefully aligns himself against Angela. The point being so he can lose and surrender the winnings to her in order to curb her misfortune. Andy gets an acting role in a workplace safety video despite not being qualified. Jim and Pam's marriage tensions continue to build and they share an awkward but loving moment as Jim leaves for Philadelphia.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




TV-PG | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


We also saw paper airplanes Season 3, episode 2, The Convention. See more »


In the opening scene there is no pot with pens. Several seconds later, there is. See more »


Creed Bratton: Two grand huh? I know a guy who can turn that into 800 dollars. Me.
See more »


References Moneyball (2011) See more »

User Reviews

What happened to the show?
13 August 2020 | by chris_rowe-881-168820See all my reviews

As much as I disliked him on screen when bj Novak and Mindy left the writing went to the pits, I've said before it wasn't Michael leaving that ruined it, was terrible writing. Something the office appeared to do well was character work, I actually disagree if you compare this to parks and rec even a non entity like Gary you know his daughters friends family etc and same with a large percentage.

This show when it tried to force a huge rift in with jim and Pam there were no family friends or anything which could've atleast made this believable, even a phone call to portray emotions would've helped, it felt so forced solely for this kinda ending which did feel good.

However both characters lost a lot of what made them special when Michael left, their communication, almost synchronicity died, it's hard to empathise with Pam as technically she's in a job she's bad at, is a failed artist, the mural wasn't even really sorted and didn't have many friends or close family except her mum, I'm sure she did but the only close moments with Pam were really Dwight and the camera guy, I can't understand why she wouldn't move. Jim bought a house and wanted a successful career and should've explained it way better and upfront as Pam was portrayed as fair and logical. However her salary plus a desire of being an artist would mean she'd need a lot of money something Jim was busting to get again made her just seem awkward and kinda selfish. I'm sure the ending may change this but I feel this series killed my love of Pam a fair bit

To the point I'm more invested in Dwight and Angela, let's be real Dwight is the MVP, he's the comedy clue, best character arc and the sweet moments with Pam and Jim are too cute.

No coincidence that the sister writer seemed to force Erin down your throats, she's an OTT overbearing moron who's assault on Clarke was so badly acted it summed her up, emotionally childish and just a terrible damn character, had potential but she just is so cartoonish she's unbearable

Andy should've died at see.

Kevin should've had an arc to be semi normal by the end, I soon realised that most characters aren't actually that flushed out or great by the end, the only decent ones are fast loosing charm.

I mean Mose had more funny bits than Kevin,Oscar,two young kids combined

Phylis and Stanley are fine

Tobys delivery is almost indecipherable, awful character

Val and Daryl was wasted

Tate is way better as office member than manager.

Too many cartoon characters.

Awful writing killed this show, I'd say Pam and Jim are the ultimate and Dwight is class but I'd side with Leslie Ben and Ron any day

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.




Release Date:

25 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed