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With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. A pregnant and insecure Pam tries to prove that Jim is attracted to her temp replacement, and Robert and his musician friends take over a jam session with Andy, Kevin, and Darryl. Meanwhile, Erin helps Andy break up with his current girlfriend Jessica (. Critical reception was polarized. Bret Fetzer of wrote that "it's best to approach this season as if it were a completely new series". 8 Two writers for the animated comedy series The Simpsons, Matt Selman and Matt Warburton, appeared in the Kaling-scripted episode "Test the Store",[25] and Simpsons star Dan Castellaneta appeared in the episode "Turf War". Erin is visibly disheartened and decides to get some sleep. It was viewed by 4.39 million people. NBC also announced that Catherine Tate would become a series regular.[31][32]. [3][4] It was previously unknown whether Kaling would write for the series any longer. Jim makes several attempts to stop Dwight from a… During Pam's absence, Jim decides to focus on Stanley as his main audience to entertain with his pranks on Dwight. After each episode of The Office airs, fans rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. 8.15 Tallahassee (Avg Rating: 8.47/10) \"Baby, I Love Your Way\" by Peter Frampton - Andy, Darr… Pam's Replacement 1. [38] The season finale, "Free Family Portrait Studio", was viewed by 4.49 million viewers, making it the lowest finale for The Office to air, beating the first-season finale "Hot Girl", which was viewed by 4.8 million viewers. Hank, busy reading a magazine, claims not to have noticed him, suggesting that as a magician he could have slipped by. [37] Despite this, it became the lowest-rated season premiere of the series since the series premiere. Jim calls Pam back telling her to reconsider some of the party ideas, but the others refuse and continue to plan an intentionally bad party. Club reviewer Myles McNutt criticized Robert California's role, noting that he is a character that "the narrative reacts to as opposed to something actually involved in the narrative". [48] Time writer James Poniewozik also criticized the choice of Andy as manager, instead arguing that Jim should have gotten the job so the series could have been more ensemble-oriented. Meanwhile, Dwight and Jim are ordered to stop pranking one another, lest they forfeit their Christmas bonuses. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. TV Reviews The Office 5/10/12. Garden Party 1. When Jim and Pam leave for the day, Pam asks Hank why he let the magician into the elevator when he was asked not to. In ", Dwight joins in the hatred of "Pam", unaware of its use as a code word. Dwight celebrates his winning of the Vice President position on a golf outing with Jim, Robert California, and Nellie Bertram. Doomsday 1. ", "TV's Ten Most Annoying Characters – Vulture", "TV Review: Was Season 8 of The Office a Total Disaster? “Christmas Wishes” (Season 8, 2011) This is the first Christmas episode without Michael Scott, and his absence is felt deeply. Angry Andy. Michael is surprised when he strikes up a friendship with the five-year old daughter of his sworn enemy, Toby. It marked the first time since season one that the show did not receive any Emmy nominations. The entire warehouse staff quits after winning the lottery, leaving Andy (. When Nellie finds them with the photos, she says that she lost everything when he broke up with her after ten years together. [6] Three new writers joined the staff beginning in season eight: Owen Ellickson, Allison Silverman and Dan Greaney. Andy and Erin decide to leave, but Jessica returns from her morning run. Novak. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. 19 episodes; 26 songs; Season 5 Sep 2008 - May 2009. Steve Hely Robert gives everyone a tour of his massive home, which increasingly makes everyone feel uncomfortable. [54] He felt that it is unfair to compare the quality of this season to that of past seasons because "the series' previous heights were so very high". Directed by Troy Miller. [41] Despite this, the show was still one of NBC's highest-rated shows and ranked as the most expensive ad-cost for any NBC scripted series during the year it aired. The show is known for its large cast size, many of whom are known particularly for their improvisational work. It originally aired on NBC April 12, 2012. Just before Nellie returns to the office, Pam suggests that they use a code name for the object of their hatred, and Ryan suggests using the code name "Pam", which the others enthusiastically adopt. April 12, 2012 May 10 2012. Jim suggests hiring a magician for the party. Beets. [27] The eighth season was Novak's last as a series regular, although he made a couple of recurring appearances in the ninth season. At the Sabre store opening, Dwight attempts to put on a theatrical presentation to impress Nellie. The magician arrives, much to Nellie's dismay. Dunderpedia: The Office Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Most of the main characters, and some supporting ones, are based on characters from the British version of The Office. Andy doesn't deny saying that, instead opting to claim that he's gay and leaves awkwardly with Erin. After the maximum number of mistakes is made on the first day, the email is sent but the office works to counteract it; Jim is sent to distract California, whereas Pam—among others—attempts to talk Dwight into dismantling his machine. Novak. Robert California forces the office to throw a welcome party for her, and the Party Planning Committee are not pleased. [7] The season also saw the directorial debuts of cast members Ed Helms and Brian Baumgartner; Helms directed the episode "Christmas Wishes", and Baumgartner directed "After Hours". [1] This season of The Office was produced by Greg Daniels and Paul Lieberstein,[1] the latter of whom serves as the showrunner. Erin is surprised however when Jessica says that Andy told her he didn't think Erin was relationship material. Thus, they try to frame each other. [11] Jenna Fischer's pregnancy was written into the show, and Pam was again pregnant at the start of the season with a boy as she was in real life. 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In Scranton, Andy has everyone stay late to cover for their co-workers in Florida. After a shaky start, an impromptu speech—originally supposed to be delivered by. California forces the office to prepare a welcome party for Nellie, but the party planners seek to sabotage it. Save. The drop in ratings led to a lower ad-price for the series, with an average cost of $178,840 per 30-second commercial. Soon, Jim and Dwight learn tragic information about Nellie that makes them think twice about pranking her. The Office. Jim and Dwight are sent to Nellie's apartment to help her move in. [27] However, a new deal was negotiated with NBC, and all the main cast members, sans Spader, Novak, and Kaling, would return for the ninth season, although several new characters would be brought on board for a "mini reboot". Meanwhile, Robert probes the minds … Just so you know, me and you, I don't think that's ridiculous. Directed by Jim, Dwight, and Pam, out of solidarity with Nellie, sabotage the magician's tricks until he reaches breaking point and Dwight kicks him out. 3. [8], The series was renewed for an eighth season on March 17, 2011,[9] began filming on July 25, 2011,[10] and the season concluded filming on March 9, 2012. [65] Ben Silverman, one of the show's producers, said that "it didn't have the sense of purpose and focus" that the next season would have.[66]. One of the photos shows him as a stage magician, which became the root of her distaste of magicians. On their way back to Scranton, they stop at Jessica's family's log cabin, where they encounter a bunch of Jessica's friends and family having a bachelorette party and drinking. In addition, the two are executive producers on the show. [56] Price Peterson from called the series "still one of the best shows on TV" and argued that, while "Season 8 definitely wasn't the show's best", the season "sneaked in some genuinely great jokes, new characters, and affecting plotlines. [15] Due to his initial involvement in the spin-off, Lieberstein stepped down as showrunner of The Office. Series 8 marks the first series of the post-Michael Scott era. Andy decides to head back to the cabin to tell Jessica and her party that he broke up with her because he wanted to be with Erin and that she is relationship material, while Erin overhears. [2] Returning writers from the previous season included Lieberstein, Charlie Grandy, Justin Spitzer, Carrie Kemper, Daniel Chun, Robert Padnick, Aaron Shure, Steve Hely, Amelie Gillette, Mindy Kaling, and B. J. Novak; the latter two were both also credited as executive producers. 8020 The episode originally aired on NBC in the United States on March 8, 2012. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. In the following table, "U.S. viewers (million)" refers to the number of Americans who viewed the episode on the night of broadcast. 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It stars Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, and James Spader, with supporting performances from Catherine Tate, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, Paul Lieberstein, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, and Zach Woods. Episodes are listed by the order in which they aired, and may not necessarily correspond to their production codes. Andy soon overreacts by punching a hole in a wall and is promptly fired. [5] Kaling herself confirmed via her Twitter page that she would write the Christmas-themed episode, "Christmas Wishes". Season The Office employs an ensemble cast. Eventually, former CFO of Dunder Mifflin David Wallace (Andy Buckley) buys back the company, firing California. 2. Season 3 Sep 2006 - May 2007. Despite reports that she would also get romantically involved with Robert,[23][24] this never occurred. Jim and Dwight find a shoe box wit… Andy learns that Erin is not going to return to Scranton. Playlist of songs from (fact:) the best show ever! Andy Bernard has assumed the role of regional manager after Deangelo Vickers' quick flame out at the end of the seventh series. [21] Maura Tierney appeared in "Mrs. California", playing California's wife. [41] Despite the lower live ratings, Nielsen Soundscan announced that The Office added up to 44 percent to its next-day "live plus same day" 18–49 rating when additional time-shifted viewing was added, such as DVRing. Jim tries to warn Dwight that he's going to be fired after Robert rejects the Sabre Store idea, but he refuses to listen. All 6 songs featured in The Office (US) season 8 episode 10: Christmas Wishes, with scene descriptions. [19][20] From the episodes "Pam's Replacement" to "Last Day in Florida", Lindsey Broad had a recurring guest-star spot as Cathy Simms, Pam's temporary replacement while she was on maternity leave, and who remained employed at the company for a while after. With Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer. Ed Helms Cathy bothers Jim in his room and tries to seduce him, only to be foiled with help from Dwight. This usurping divides the office into pro-Andy and pro-Nellie factions. Nellie makes a bad impression upon the Scranton branch when she arrives late for work. [54] Hank Stuever of The Washington Post named the series the tenth-best series of 2011, specifically praising the actors' ability in "Mrs. California" to deliver cringe humor without Carell. ), Dwight says he should have a "Tweeter" account, messing up the name of the popular microblogging service, Nellie's shoe box is from the British shoe company, Zabeth Russell as Bachelorette Party Guest. Jim and Dwight are sent to Nellie's apartment to help her move in. Welcome Party [22] Catherine Tate returned to reprise her role as Nellie Bertram, in a major arc starting in the episode "Tallahassee". Novak. When Robert decides to sell his mansion due to his divorce, Kevin suggests that he throw an office pool party, where Erin attempts to make Andy jealous by flirting with Dwight. Dwight and his group journeys to Tallahassee to meet with the President of Sabre's special projects. After a few trial and error (e.g., replacing Dwight's desk with Lego or replacing Dwight himself with a dog dressed as him), the only kind of pranks that will make Stanley laugh are ones that involve meatballs. Welcome Party [50] Early during the season's airing, Matt Zoller Seitz of Salon wrote a review in which he called the post-Michael Scott era of The Office "warmer and more reflective". After staying a while, Andy asks Jessica into the kitchen where she deduces that he is breaking up with her. Airdate At the time, this season marked the final year that some cast members—notably Helms, Fischer, Novak, and Krasinski—were signed on for the show, as their contracts expired at the end of the season; this caused speculation that several members of the main cast would leave the series following this season. [51] After the season finished airing, however, Seitz penned another review, writing: "Fact is, the show's first post-Steve Carell year has been a mess, at times bordering on a disaster". Jim, worrying that he will get into trouble, confides in Andy, who understands and tries to help cover up the incident. "[57] Despite the lackluster reviews many of the episodes received, many critics praised Ellie Kemper's performance as Erin Hannon. The season ranked as the eighty-seventh-most watched television series during the 2011–12 television year and saw a dramatic decrease in ratings from the previous season. [48] He stopped reviewing a majority of the Season 8 episodes since "Pam's Replacement", due to his distaste for the series. The eighth season of The Office aired on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) in the United States as part of the "Comedy Night Done Right" television block. 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. McNutt noted that "regardless of how down I was on this or any other episode, Ellie Kemper really has been tremendous all season. Sepinwall also expressed disappointment that many of the supporting characters were seemingly transformed into mere caricatures of their former selves. [39][40] The drop in ratings led to a lower ad-price for the series, with an average cost of $178,840 per 30-second commercial. [47] Alan Sepinwall of HitFix criticized Ed Helms' comedic performance as manager (calling him "a softer version of Michael Scott"), as well as the toning down of Robert California from his appearance in the show's seventh season's finale, "Search Committee". ", "Paul Lieberstein of 'The Office' on Steve Carell's Exit & the Star-Studded Season Finale", "Dwight Schrute 'Office' spin-off starring Rainn Wilson in the works at NBC", "NBC Not Going Forward With Potential 'Office' Spinoff 'The Farm, "Stephen Collins, Dee Wallace to Appear on, "Josh Groban To Play Ed Helms' Brother On 'The Office, "The Office Exclusive: 'Til Death's Lindsey Broad Befriends Pam", "Maura Tierney Is Heading to Dunder-Mifflin", "The Office: Season 8 Episode 23: Turf War – TV Review", "James Spader Leaving 'The Office' at Season's End", "The Office Makes Catherine Tate A Series Regular For Season 9", "Done Deal! When Dwight suggests bringing in a magician to move her furniture magically, Nellie quickly admits her disdain for stage magicians, prompting Jim to call Pamabout hiring a magician for Nellie's party. "Welcome Party" is the twentieth episode of the eighth season of the American television comedy series The Office and the show's 172nd overall. Directed by Matt Sohn. 2. The twenty-second episode, "Fundraiser" received only 4.17 million viewers, making it, at the time, the lowest-rated episode of The Office to ever air (although it was later beaten by several ninth-season episodes the following year). With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. "[58] In addition, Kemper's performance in the episodes "Spooked,"[59][60] "Christmas Wishes,"[61] "Pool Party,"[62] and "Special Project,"[63] in particular, were praised by critics. Andy returns to the office to find Nellie in the manager's chair. It was written by Steve Hely and directed by Ed Helms. [55] TV Guide named it an honorable mention on their list of the best TV shows of 2011. Nellie revisits the Scranton branch and takes over as regional manager, assuming that because the manager seat is vacant, she can have it. I only purchased Season 8 because I'm a diehard The Office fan and I like to be complete but this is a major oversight. [43] The season also ranked as the thirty-second-most watched television series in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic. The season finale, "Free Family Portrait Studio", was viewed by 4.49 million viewers, making it the lowest finale for The Office to air, beating the first-season finale "Hot Girl", which was viewed by 4.8 million viewers. [52] McNutt gave the season a "C" grade overall, writing that the season finale, "Free Family Portrait Studio" was "a disheartening conclusion to the show's worst season, offering little optimism to sustain our already dwindling enthusiasm over the summer months."[53]. When The Office lost Steve Carell toward the end of season 7, fans were appropriately concerned with what might happen to television's longtime comedy staple. After Jim fakes having jury duty to spend time with Pam and their newborn child, Dwight suspects something is awry and tries to trip Jim up with an investigation. The eighth season largely centers on Andy Bernard's (Ed Helms) ascension to regional manager, as well as the antics of Robert California (James Spader), the new CEO of Sabre, a fictional printer company that owns Dunder Mifflin. The Office Season 8 remains incredibly hilarious and fun, contrary to popular beliefs and also adding the fact that Michael is no longer a part of the show. Jessica and her party chase Andy and Erin back to the car. When Dwight calls himself a magician for his superior box-arranging skills, Nellie quickly expresses her disdain for stage magicians. [64] Brian Baumgartner felt that the show "stayed status quo [with the previous year], but without a key piece" and "didn't make a firm decision" on the direction it was headed. Robert California forces the office to throw a welcome party for Nellie, but the Party Planning Committee works on ways to sabotage it. Jim and Dwight find a shoe box with a note to Nellie from herself saying not to open it. [30] There was initial speculation that following the eighth season, Daniels was considering rebooting the series due to the possible departures of main cast members. The series aired on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. as part of "Comedy Night Done Right" television block. Erin is worried that she is about to get fired after she organizes a disastrous office Halloween party for Robert and his son. Just as Pam's maternity leave ends, Dwight and Andy must select employees to accompany Dwight to. After former CFO of Dunder Mifflin, This page was last edited on 8 January 2021, at 16:49. Written by Meanwhile, Newly fired Andy goes to a fundraiser held by Angela's husband, While drunk, Robert shuts down Dunder Mifflin's, Dwight offers free family portraits in an elaborate scheme to obtain the DNA of Angela's child. "Last Day in Florida" is the eighteenth episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office and the show's 170th episode overall. 3. 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This means that, on average, the season was viewed by 3.42 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds, and 9 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds watching television at the time of the broadcast. Stephen Collins, Dee Wallace and Josh Groban were cast as Andy's father, mother and brother, respectively, and appeared in the episode "Garden Party". [13] In an interview, executive producer Lieberstein stated that, with the departure of Michael Scott, the writers would explore further into the other characters on the show, such as centering on a specific character for an episode. [49] New York named Andy Bernard one of the most annoying TV characters of 2011. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. This vacillation between extremes meant that the episodes "sometimes" work. \"Forever Young\" by Rod Stewart - Performed by Andy's father and brother. [36] The season premiere, "The List" received a 3.9/10 percent share in the Nielsen ratings among viewers aged 18 to 49, meaning that 3.9 percent of viewers aged 18 to 49 watched the episode, and 10 percent of viewers watching television at the time watched the episode.
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