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The Office: Livin' the Dream

921. Livin' the Dream

Aired May 2, 2013

As Andy decides to pursue a career as a professional entertainer, David Wallace makes some personnel changes. Meanwhile, Jim returns to the office from Philadelphia, and Dwight finally gets something he's been working towards for years: his black belt.

Quote from Stanley

Stanley: Andy's from the generation that thinks they should all be famous. What happened to the generation that knew you shut up, did your work, and died quietly from a heart attack?

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Quote from Creed

Creed: I think just about anybody could be a star. My postman, the night janitor here, but Andy? No, definitely not. Charisma black hole.

Quote from Phyllis

Phyllis: Andy sings beautifully. And he's really good at dancing. He's a good speaker. But there's just something there you don't want to look at.

Quote from Darryl

Darryl: I just think you're going into this a little fast.
Andy: I'm 38, Darryl, how much slower should I go?
Darryl: Show business is cold. Let's say you get a job, which you probably won't. They're not gonna cut you any slack. You're meant for a job with lots and lots of slack.

Quote from Kevin

Kevin: Ooh, there's a great play about a salesman.
Andy: "Death of a Salesman".
Kevin: I don't think so.
Andy: Sure, "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller, it's a great play about crushed dreams.
Kevin: No, this one was written by Spongebob Squarepants.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

David: Attention, everyone, just a quick announcement. Little reconfiguration to the staff. Dwight Schrute—
Dwight K. Schrute: David. Can I just do one thing while you're making this announcement and then I'll never, ever do it again?
David: I don't think so.
Dwight K. Schrute: It's just one thing. Just let me—let me do this—
David: Dwight, Dwight, Dwight. Come on. What I was about to say was Dwight- [phone buzzes] Oh, I'm sorry, I gotta- This'll be a second, sorry.
Dwight K. Schrute: Just wait and send it to voicemail.
David: Yeah.
Dwight K. Schrute: Come on. Come on.
David: [on the phone] Then we'll get him a new set of drums.
Dwight K. Schrute: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. [climbs up on desk] Dwight Schrute is manager!

Quote from Andy

Andy: How did I just abandon my dreams so quickly? It's cause I had a fallback. That's the problem. When you have fallbacks, it's just easy to give up. When Cortez landed in Mexico, only way he got his men to defeat the Aztecs was by burning all of his own boats. So they could never return home. Huge dick move but very effective. I need to be that same kind of dick to myself.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: Attention, everyone. May I have your attention? There are four new deadly weapons in this office. [kicking and punching] Basher, Thrasher, Crasher and—
Jim: Smasher!
Dwight K. Schrute: Smasher? No, where'd you get that? Fireball. This morning, after hours of combat with some of the city's best teenagers, I earned my black belt in Goju Ryu martial arts.
[aside to camera:]
Dwight K. Schrute: I had to find a new dojo after Sensei Ira and I parted ways. My new sensei, Sensei Billy, thought I had more than enough training to take the test. Turns out, Sensei Ira was a bit of a shyster. Sensei Billy says most students don't spend $150,000 over 20 years to get their black belt.

Quote from Jim

Dwight K. Schrute: So...
Jim: So.
Dwight K. Schrute: I wanted to offer you a new position.
Jim: Let's hear it.
Dwight K. Schrute: Assistant regional manager.
Jim: Nope. Can't accept that job. It's not a real job.
Dwight K. Schrute: Jim.
Jim: I'll tell you what I could accept is assistant to the regional manager. That is a real job and one I'd be proud to take.
Dwight K. Schrute: Shake on it? Pfft. Done. Way to negotiate, idiot.
[aside to camera:]
Jim: Don't get me wrong, I am definitely here for Pam. But this is an awesome added bonus.

Quote from Angela

Angela: Dwight has been practicing karate for years. When we were dating, I would help him with his strength training. He would strap me to his chest in a Baby Bjorn made for fat children and do lunges across the farm. I felt like I was flying.

Quote from David

David: This isn't going to be an easy conversation. I told Andy that he was on very thin ice when he snuck away from three months to the Caribbean. Then last week he used company money to buy a top-of-the-line photo printer. In his words, "The kind that's good for head shots." And yesterday, he asked me to pay for cheek implants. Claimed it's gonna boost office morale. Now, he's a good guy. But honestly, at some point, the ice gets too thin and you fall through. And that is when you get fired.

Quote from Andy

Andy: The male is a funny species. We don't just tell each other how we feel, that's chick stuff. So instead of saying, "Hey, Andy, I love you, man. I don't want you to leave." You say something like, "Hey, Andy, you're making the worst mistake of your life. You're not talented." Well... right back at you, Darryl.

Quote from Kevin

Kevin: Could Andy make it as an entertainer? I don't know. You know who's really funny? This bird, in the park, that can't fly right. I'd pay to see him. But I don't have to 'cause the park is free!

Quote from Oscar

Angela: So is your place all bachelor-slobby and gross?
Oscar: No, it's neat and tastefully appointed, like most gay men's homes. The stereotype holds up.

Quote from Angela

Angela: I wouldn't know. I never lived with a gay guy.
Oscar: Angela, you just were-
Angela: [sobbing] I love him.
Oscar: I know. I understand more than most, but we both have to move on. You- You can't—
Angela: No, not the senator. I love Dwight.

Quote from Erin

David: Hey, Erin. Is Andy in?
Erin: Oh, "is Andy in"? Sorry, I thought you said "is Indian" and was like, "Is Indian what?" Is Indian food good? Is Indian jewelry pretty? Is Indian hair an expensive kind of wig? Yes, to all three, by the way.

Quote from Andy

Andy: A-bridge, a-burnt. No turning back now. Everybody, [holding guitar] Lorelei and I would like to say thank you and goodbye the only way we know how.
Nellie: Oh, good lord.
Stanley: Can't you just leave?
Jim: You know, Andy, you could just say a really nice goodbye.
Andy: Tuna, I'm a performer. And perform I shall. [plays guitar and sings ‘I Will Remember You':] I will remember you, Will you remember me?, Don't let your life, pass you by, and weep not for the memories, Remember all the good times, that we had, I let them slip away from us, when things got bad, How clearly I first saw you, smilin' in the sun, Want to feel your warmth upon me, I wanna be the one, I will remember you, Will you remember me?, Don't let your life, pass you by, and weep not for the memories, Don't let your life, pass you by, and weep not for the memories.

Quote from Pam

Jim: I'm taking some time off from work- well, my other work - because we needed it.
Pam: It's great.
Jim: It's great.
Pam: The phone's been ringing off the hook. The guys in Philly are kind of going nuts.
Jim: But that doesn't matter. This does. It's the only thing that matters. We've had some really nice days together.
Pam: Nice morning, too.
Jim: Beesly! Oh, my god.

Quote from Angela

Oscar: Is everything okay?
Angela: No. Everything is not okay. The county took my cats.
Kevin: Wait, all of them?
Angela: Two sacks' worth. Apparently, my apartment complex has rules about how many pets are too many for a studio. And while I was out picking Philip up from daycare, they came. They came into my house.
Oscar: That's- That's awful, Angela. I'm so sorry.
Angela: It's the [bleep] that lives downstairs. She's this uptight, judgmental shrew. You know the type.
Kevin: I've never met anyone like that.
Angela: And they're gone. And I have no one left. Without my cats, I am utterly and completely alone.
Oscar: Angela, you still have your son.
Angela: I guess.

Quote from Andy

David: Andy-
Andy: I'm gonna stop you right there. David, this documentary is going to air in two weeks. I feel like it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue my dream.
David: Uh-huh, but-
Andy: Every minute that I spend here is time not spent making audition videos for reality dating, cooking or singing shows. I got a real shot here. And I'll never be able to forgive myself if I blew it because I was too focused on my stupid paper company job. No offense.
David: So you think you've been too focused on your job?
Andy: At my last head shot sitting, I was so distracted wondering what I was missing at work that I came across totally manic. And I was going for zany.
David: So you- You want to quit Dunder Mifflin to pursue acting?
Andy: Well, no, actually. I see no reason to limit myself to just acting. I am pursuing fame of any kind. Could be singing, could be dancing. I don't- It just- I owe it to myself and my future fans.
David: Uh, well, I guess I can't stand in the way of a man's dream. And it seems like you have the gift.
Andy: Thank you, David.
David: There's probably no way I can talk you into staying at this point, can I?
Andy: Nope. I have made up my mind. I'm really sorry.
David: Well, good luck.
Andy: Thank you. Not gonna need it.
David Wallace: Okay.
[aside to camera:]
David: Well, that kind of worked out.

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