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The Office: Goodbye, Toby (Part 1)

Toby is leaving for Costa Rica, and of course Michael wants to throw a goodbye party to express his happiness. The task of party-planning falls to Phyllis when Angela tires of Michael's ridiculous demands. Dwight and Meredith haze Holly, the new HR representative, while Michael tries to woo her.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 418
Airdate: Thursday May 15th, 2008



  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (44 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amy RyanAmy Ryan
As Holly Flax
Recurring
Hugh DaneHugh Dane
As Hank Tate
Recurring
Robert R. ShaferRobert R. Shafer
As Bob Vance
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Gene StupnitskyGene Stupnitsky
As Unknown
Recurring
Lee EisenbergLee Eisenberg
As Unknown
Recurring
Michael SchurMichael Schur
As Mose Schrute
Recurring
Main Cast
Steve CarellSteve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna FischerJenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
B.J. NovakB.J. Novak
As Ryan Howard
Leslie David BakerLeslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Brian BaumgartnerBrian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Kate FlanneryKate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Oscar NuñezOscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin-Vance
Melora HardinMelora Hardin
As Jan Levinson
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Ed HelmsEd Helms
As Andy Bernard
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
Episode Notes
This episode marks the first appearance of Holly, who is to be Toby's replacement at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin.

Andy proposed to Angela in front of everyone at Toby's party, and she accepted. Unfortunately, this was the same moment Jim was going to propose to Pam, and Jim decided to wait rather than follow Andy's proposal.

Ryan is arrested for fraud.

Jan reveals that she's pregnant by a sperm donor.

Pam was accepted into an art training program and will be gone for three months.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dave Matthews BandCrash Into MeWhen Michael is looking for MP3s on his computer


Episode Quotes
Toby: I'd like to introduce you to my replacement.
Michael: Nah.
Toby: Come on.
Michael: No. I think I will pass.
Toby: Michael Scott, this is Holly.
Holly: Hi.
Michael: Hi. Yeah, right. Okay, well, they hired a female Toby. Good for the world. Thank you, God, for creating two of you. Here's how things work here. My job is to make the office fun, your job is to make the office lame. And we have an eternal struggle, you and I. And only one of us can be the winner. Spoiler alert - I'm gonna win.

Dwight: (whispers) Have you been introduced to Kevin?
Holly: No. Which one's Kevin? (indicates Kevin, who's laughing at his desk)
Dwight: He's here on a special work program. He's slow, you know, in his brain.
Holly: Oh, good for you guys.

Kevin: I'm totally gonna bang Holly! She is cute, and helpful, and she really seems into me.

Oscar: Well this is what happened... Uh, Ryan's big project was the website... which wasn't doing so well. So Ryan, to give the impression of sales, recorded them twice - once as office sales, once as website sales. Which is what we refer to in the business as 'misleading the shareholders.' Another good term is 'fraud.' The real crime, I think, was the beard.

Jan: If I was twenty-two, and I had lots of time to have lots of children, then sure, let's let Michael have a shot at one of 'em. But, honestly, I need to make this one count.

Holly: So you missed something really big.
Michael: Yeah?
Holly: Yeah, Andy proposed to one of your accountants.
Michael: Oh, wow.
Holy: I'm not so specific as I can be on my first day, but...
Michael: Well, I can see Andy proposing to Angela. I can also see him proposing to Oscar.



Cultural References
Michael: Thanks to Toby, I have a very strong prejudice against Human Resources. I believe that the department is a breeding ground for monsters. What I failed to consider though, is that not all monsters are bad. Like E.T. Is Holly our extra-terrestrial?

Michael compares Holly to E.T., the friendly alien creature from the 1982 film of the same name.

Michael: (in Yoda voice) Sit on floor and put together chair we will. (laughs uncomfortably) Yo-da. Um...
Holly: (in her Yoda voice) Pass curvy metal piece, you will.

Michael and Holly both speak in character as Yoda, the Jedi master from the Star Wars series of films.

Michael: Kidding. (in dramatic voice) Acting!
Holly: (in dramatic voice) Acting!
Michael: Acting!
Holly: (laughs) Lovitz.

Michael and Holly are imitating the popular Jon Lovitz character, Master Thespian, from the 1980s era Saturday Night Live.

Michael: I have done things like um, 'Beers in Heaven.'
Jim: Classic.
Michael: Or 'Total Eclipse of the Fart.'

Michael has obviously written and performed parodies to the songs "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton, and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler.

Michael: (to Darryl's band) Do you know, um, 'Goodbye Stranger?' Supertramp?

"Goodbye Stranger" was made famous by Supertramp on their 1979 album, called Breakfast in America.

Jan: ...in fact, it's right next to that little breakfast place that you like in the city where you can draw on the tables.
Michael: IHOP.
Jan: IHOP.

IHOP is an acronym and common name for International House of Pancakes, an American chain of restaurants specializing in pancakes and other breakfast items.

Michael: (to Jim) Hey, what's the group that was from Scranton that made it big? Was that U2?

The band U2 is Irish, of course, but Michael might be referring to musical group Breaking Benjamin, which is from the nearby area of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.



Episode References
Jim: (to Michael) Pam and I, we got to know each other right out there. I mean, the first time we joked around was at my desk. And the first meal we ever had was, in the break room, actually. We were at two separate tables and, I remember that. The first time we kissed even, was right outside...

Pam and Jim's first kiss was in the Season Two finale, "Casino Night."

Jim: (leaving a message on Ryan's voice mail) ... I bet you don't think I care enough about this job to actually fight back, but you're wrong, because I do, and I will.

Jim says this because in a previous episode, "Did I Stutter," Ryan told Jim that he knew how little Jim cared about his job at Dunder Mifflin.



Warning: The Office season 4 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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