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Season 08, Episode 01 The List

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Sep 22, 2011
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The List Sep 22, 2011 "The List" is the eighth season premiere of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 153rd episode overall. The episode originally aired on NBC in the United States on September 22, 2011. It was written and directed by executive producer B. J. Novak.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, Robert California stops by for the first time as CEO and leaves behind a mysterious list that has a line down the middle and every member of the office on either one side or the other. The office members frantically try to figure out what it means. Meanwhile, the new manager Andy Bernard faces a crisis."The List" was the first episode of The Office to feature James Spader's Robert California in a starring role. The episode received moderately positive reviews with many commenting that it proved the series could survive without Carell. According to Nielsen Media Research, "The List" drew an estimated 7.63 million viewers and received a 3.9 rating/10% share in the 18–49 demographic, making it, at the time, the lowest-rated season premiere since the first-season premiere.

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Season 08, Episode 02 The Incentive

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Sep 29, 2011
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The Incentive Sep 29, 2011 "The Incentive" is the second episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office. It was written by showrunner Paul Lieberstein and directed by Charles McDougall. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on September 29, 2011.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, after Robert California challenges the Dunder Mifflin staffers to double their sales, Andy Bernard, taking matters into his own hands, creates an incentive program. Eventually, he promises to tattoo himself if the staff doubles their sales, which they inevitably do. Meanwhile, Pam Halpert strikes up an unlikely friendship with Angela Lipton, both of whom are pregnant.The episode introduces Sabre's Pyramid tablet, a device that serves as a parody of several tablet computers, specifically the Apple iPad. The device would be explored later on in the season. "The Incentive" received mixed reviews from critics with many, including The A.V. Club reviewer Myles McNutt, mainly criticizing the episode for recycling stories. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was viewed by 6.7 million viewers and received a 3.5 rating/9 percent share among adult between the ages of 18 and 49, marking a drop in the ratings from the season premiere, "The List".

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Season 08, Episode 03 Lotto

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Oct 6, 2011
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Lotto Oct 6, 2011 The entire warehouse staff quits after winning the lotto, leaving Andy and Darryl to scramble for replacements while several of the office workers get a taste of the warehouse life.

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Season 08, Episode 04 Garden Party

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Oct 13, 2011
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Garden Party Oct 13, 2011 Andy plants the seeds of trying to impress Robert California by throwing a garden party at Schrute Farms. Andy's parents and brother also attend the event, only to make him feel awkward.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Spooked

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Oct 27, 2011
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Spooked Oct 27, 2011 Erin works to make a spooky, non-childish Halloween party with help from Gabe. Dwight becomes friends with Robert's son, and Pam and Jim debate the existence of ghosts. Meanwhile, Robert tries to figure out everyone's deepest fears.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Doomsday

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Nov 3, 2011
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Doomsday Nov 3, 2011 "Doomsday" is the sixth episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 158th episode overall. The episode aired on NBC in the United States on November 3, 2011. "Doomsday" was written by Daniel Chun and directed by Troy Miller. The episode guest stars Ameenah Kaplan.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, Dwight Schrute installs a Doomsday device that will fire all of the employees and effectively close down the branch if they make too many mistakes. Meanwhile, Gabe Lewis attempts to court the new warehouse worker, Val."Doomsday" received mixed reviews from critics, with some reviews critiquing the episode's resolution. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was viewed by 6.15 million viewers and received a 3.2 rating/8% share among adult between the ages of 18 and 49, marking an increase in the ratings from the previous episode. The episode ranked third in its time slot and was the highest-rated NBC show of the night.

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Season 08, Episode 07 Pam's Replacement

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Nov 10, 2011
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Pam's Replacement Nov 10, 2011 "Pam's Replacement" is the seventh episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 159th episode overall. The episode aired on NBC in the United States on November 10, 2011. It was written by Allison Silverman and was directed by Matt Sohn. The episode guest stars Lindsey Broad and Steve Moore.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, Pam Halpert trains an attractive temporary worker to take her place while she is on maternity leave, and enlists Dwight Schrute's support when she tries to show that Jim Halpert finds her replacement attractive. Meanwhile, Robert California surprises Andy Bernard, Kevin Malone, and Darryl Philbin when he requests to join their band."Pam's Replacement" relates to Pam's pregnancy; Fischer was actually pregnant and her pregnancy was written into the series with Pam and Jim having their second baby. The episode received mixed reviews from critics with Myles McNutt from the AV Club calling it one of the "laziest" episodes of the series. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode received 5.96 million viewers and received a 3.0 rating/7% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49 marking a slight drop in the ratings from the previous episode, "Doomsday".

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Season 08, Episode 08 Gettysburg

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Nov 17, 2011
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Gettysburg Nov 17, 2011 "Gettysburg" is the eighth episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office. It was written by Robert Padnick and directed by Jeffrey Blitz. The episode aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on November 17, 2011. "Gettysburg" guest stars Lindsey Broad as Cathy Simms.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In this episode, Andy Bernard takes some of the office staff on a field trip to Gettysburg for inspiration. Meanwhile, the rest of the office, under orders from Robert California, are tasked with coming up with a new business idea for Dunder Mifflin. Kevin Malone proposes several ideas that catch California's attention, although they are rather idiotic."Gettysburg" would be the last episode to feature Jenna Fischer before she went on maternity leave. The episode received mixed reviews, with commentators mainly criticizing the episode for recycling jokes. According to the Nielsen Media Research, "Gettysburg" drew 5.50 million viewers. Despite this, the episode ranked first in its time slot and was the highest-rated NBC show of the night.

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Season 08, Episode 09 Mrs. California

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Dec 1, 2011
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Mrs. California Dec 1, 2011 "Mrs. California" is the ninth episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 161st episode overall. "Mrs. California" aired on NBC in the United States on December 1, 2011. The episode was written by consulting producer Dan Greaney, marking his first writing credit for the series, and was directed by Charlie Grandy.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In the episode, Robert California brings his wife into the office for a job, and tells Andy Bernard behind her back not to give her one which turns disastrous. Meanwhile, Dwight Schrute opens a gym in the building and tries to get Darryl Philbin to join it.Tierney was brought in to play the role of California's wife because Showrunner Paul Lieberstein stated that he was "a big fan of hers". "Mrs. California" received mixed responses from television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode received 5.74 million viewers and received a 2.9 rating/7% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, staying even with the ratings from the previous episode, "Gettysburg". The episode also ranked at first in its time slot.

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Season 08, Episode 10 Christmas Wishes

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Dec 8, 2011
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Christmas Wishes Dec 8, 2011 "Christmas Wishes" is the tenth episode of the eighth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's 162nd episode overall. The episode originally aired on NBC in the United States on December 8, 2011. It was written by executive producer Mindy Kaling and was directed by Ed Helms in his directorial debut. The episode guest starred Lindsey Broad, Ameenah Kaplan, and Eleanor Seigler.The series—presented as if it were a real documentary—depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In this episode, Andy Bernard attempts to make everyone's Christmas wishes come true, including those of a drunken Erin Hannon. Meanwhile, Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert are entangled in an escalating prank war wherein one attempts to frame the other."Christmas Wishes" received mostly positive reviews from critics although The A.V. Club writer Myles McNutt slightly criticized the episode for losing its focus. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Christmas Wishes" drew 5.79 million viewers and received a 2.9 rating/8% share in the 18–49 demographic, staying even with the previous two episode, "Gettysburg" and "Mrs. California." It ranked first in its timeslot, and was the highest ranked NBC series of the night.

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Season 08, Episode 11 Trivia

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Jan 12, 2012
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Trivia Jan 12, 2012 Pressed to boost the bottom line, Andy finds a novel way to improve sales, while Dwight explores corporate opportunities outside Scranton.

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Season 08, Episode 12 Pool Party

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Jan 19, 2012
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Pool Party Jan 19, 2012 After Robert decides to sell his mansion following his divorce, Kevin suggests that he have an office pool party. Erin tries to make Andy jealous by flirting with Dwight. Meanwhile, Robert gives everyone a tour of his massive home.

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Season 08, Episode 13 Jury Duty

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Feb 2, 2012
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Jury Duty Feb 2, 2012 Jim returns from jury duty, only to have to deal with Dwight's pesky questions about the details of the case. Elsewhere, Angela and her senator beau welcome their baby.

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Season 08, Episode 14 Special Project

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Feb 9, 2012
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Special Project Feb 9, 2012 Dwight scores a special assignment at Sabre's Florida headquarters. As a result, he and Andy must decide which Scranton staffers will join him. Elsewhere, Pam returns from maternity leave.

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Season 08, Episode 15 Tallahassee

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Feb 16, 2012
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Tallahassee Feb 16, 2012 Dwight arrives in Tallahassee with his team and sets out to win over the president of Sabre's special projects. Back in Scranton, Andy fills in for reception and enjoys himself.

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Season 08, Episode 16 After Hours

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Feb 23, 2012
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After Hours Feb 23, 2012 A power play unfolds in Tallahassee when Dwight and Todd Packer compete to become Nellie's vice president. Meanwhile, Jim receives an unwelcome visitor, and Andy forces the Scranton staffers to work late.

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Season 08, Episode 17 Test the Store

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Mar 1, 2012
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Test the Store Mar 1, 2012 The Florida contingent puts the final touches on the new Sabre store, with Dwight preparing a theatrical presentation in his continuing bid to impress Nellie. Back in Scranton, a red-faced Andy arrives at work with a humiliating injury.

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Season 08, Episode 18 Last Day in Florida

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Mar 8, 2012
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Last Day in Florida Mar 8, 2012 Jim comes to Dwight's rescue when Robert slams the plan for the Sabre Store concept. Andy discovers Erin doesn't plan to return to Scranton.

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Season 08, Episode 19 Get the Girl

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Mar 15, 2012
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Get the Girl Mar 15, 2012 Andy makes a game-changing decision and takes a road-trip odyssey in the name of romance. Elsewhere, Nellie arrives at the Scranton branch and sets out to seize the manager position.

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Season 08, Episode 20 Welcome Party

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Apr 12, 2012
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Welcome Party Apr 12, 2012 Robert California forces the office to throw a welcome party for Nellie, but the Party Planning Committee works on ways to sabotage it. Meanwhile, Erin tries to help Andy figure out a way to break up with Jessica.

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Season 08, Episode 21 Angry Andy

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Apr 19, 2012
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Angry Andy Apr 19, 2012 Andy returns to the office to find Nellie in the manager's chair. Meanwhile, Kelly struggles to choose between Ryan and a new man.

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Season 08, Episode 22 Fundraiser

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Apr 26, 2012
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Fundraiser Apr 26, 2012 Unemployed Andy crashes a fundraiser for the Senator and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl teaches Nellie how to eat a taco.

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Season 08, Episode 23 Turf War

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May 3, 2012
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Turf War May 3, 2012 Andy takes a break from flambéing cherries and composing rock operas to jumpstart his Dunder Mifflin comeback. When Robert drunkenly shuts down a nearby branch, Jim and Dwight join forces to outsmart a salesman from Scranton’s uglier sister city.

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Season 08, Episode 24 Free Family Portrait Studio

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May 10, 2012
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Free Family Portrait Studio May 10, 2012 Dwight offers free family portraits, and a stolen diaper leads to a high-speed car chase. With help from David Wallace, Andy goes undercover to try to get his job back. A new business opportunity arises for Robert California.

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