The Search - The Office (Season 7, Episode 15)
Michael continues to ask Holly to get back together with him, but she continually refuses. Since she dated Michael when she worked in Scranton before and A. J. when she moved to Nashua, she feels like she does not want to fall into a pattern
of dating co-workers. Erin is particularly concerned for Michael, not believing Holly is actually as great as Michael thinks she is. Michael and Jim then go out on a sales call. After landing the sale, an irritable Michael needs to stop to
use the bathroom. While at a gas station, Jim gets a call from Pam mother Helene, who was taking a feverish Cece to see the doctor when she accidentally locked the child in the car. Panicked, Jim attempts in vain to tell Michael through
the door of the bathroom, then tells another gas station customer to tell Michael what happened and drives off, but the customer leaves after only waiting for a few seconds. Michael is left with no way of contacting the office,
as his cell phone and wallet are with Jim and he does not remember the office's number, so he wanders around Scranton, making stops at a pet store to talk to the animals, and a hot dog stand, where he attempts to pawn his watch
in exchange for food.
Jim, now with Cece, calls Pam and tells her Michael is at the gas station, so Holly, Erin, and Dwight head there. Finding Michael has left the gas station, Dwight and Erin are rude to Holly, but when Dwight suggests that Michael walked
back towards the office, Holly correctly guesses that he went in the direction of the bakery next door "just for the smell of it". After stopping at a grocery store to get some things for Pam, Dwight and Erin notice Holly changing cell
phone services at a kiosk outside the store. They and the kiosk attendant are annoyed to discover that Holly used a joke name (Fanny Smellmore) to complete the forms in order to get a rubber stress ball, but when the attendant mentions
that someone else had done the exact thing earlier, Dwight and Erin recognize a fake name that is used by Michael (Orville Tootenbacher). Noting Michael and Holly's similar interests and personalities, they conclude that Holly likely
thinks the same way as Michael and can use this to find him. They follow her to a Chinese restaurant, where they find his picture on the wall along with others who have dined there without paying (Creed also being among them).
Dwight demands Holly tell him where Michael is, but when she suggests that they find a high vantage point at which they can try to spot him, Dwight rejects this idea. While Dwight looks in a bowling alley, Holly heads up to the roof
of a tall building to see if she can spot Michael from above. On the roof, she finds Michael who was similarly trying to spot the office from above. They both admit that they have missed each other and kiss. Erin, who
opted to follow Holly instead of Dwight, walks in and is happy for Michael.
Pam notices that several coworkers have written funny captions below her Sabre printer doodle on the refrigerator and gets the office to participate in a caption contest involving a cartoon of two dogs on a tropical island.
Gabe is upset that the captions insult Sabre, and implements a set of rules, stating that they cannot insult Sabre or even use pop culture references. The office instead uses instant messenger to share quips in secret. Gabe
catches them and prints out the list of quips, which insult Sabre and even attack Gabe personally, and reads them to the office thinking this will shame the authors. Instead, they all laugh at each other's quips. The most
popular ones involve Gabe being peed on and one of the dogs having had sex with Gabe's mother.
Best Funny Quotes From The Office - The Search
Everybody, can I please have your attention? Ryan and I have a huge announcement.
Oh my gosh!
Over the weekend, Ryan Bailey Howard and I got divorced. throws ring on the ground
Sweet! Free Ring!
Just so you know, it’s totally amicable. We’re fine. We don’t need people here to take sides.
The last thing that we want is any kind of drama.
Wait. Can you back up? What’s the story?
We were having a beautiful weekend in the Poconos. We were making love, constantly. We saw the sunrise. Ryan was crying a lot.
It’s not irrelevant. Details
And in the morning we walked by a chapel and we stopped, suddenly, and Ryan said…
I don’t think I should be married to you anymore.
Ryan and Kelly
Sorry, when did you get married?
Ummm, like a week ago, we got really wasted and it just felt right.
And you didn’t invite any of us?
We are getting divorced, Andy! This is such a raw time.
God baby, you know, people’s reactions to this… maybe we made a mistake.
No, with the messed up laws in this country, I don’t want to be married until everyone can be married.
You know what Ryan, I talked to the other gay guys, and we’re ok with it. We agree it’s fine if you got married.
No Oscar, Not, not until everyone can!
Ryan, I changed my mind.
Ok fine, you know what, this actually isn’t amicable at all and we actually do need people to take sides. Who is on my side?
And who is on my side? no one raises their hand
All right. Bye.
Just a minute. How long do we have to wait?
You broke up with AJ weeks ago.
Don’t you have a sales call to go on?
I don’t understand. I really don’t. I mean, we know we are going to start dating. Why not now?
We don’t know that.
Sure we do.
Why is it such a certainty that we are supposed to be together?
Why does the sun rise in the morning? Why do magnets stick together? Because everybody says so. Everybody.
Michael, I can’t keep getting into a situation where I date whoever I’m working with. Well, you can understand that.
Yeah, I understand. I just don’t agree.
Well you don’t have to agree.
Yes I do.
No you don’t.
Yes I do.
No, you can have your own opinion.
I have my own opinion and my opinion is to disagree with you.
He’s going to be a lot of fun to drive around in a car with.
Aw you’ll get through it hon. Just make a game out of it. A funny “Jim” game.
That’s it? That’s all I get? Even after all the hard work I put into celebrating your talent today?
All right, what’d you do?
Well, those things that you consider doodles, I consider art.
Where’d you put it?
Where’d I put what?
Oh, sorry gotta go.
Say it. Where?
Ok fine, three hints. One! When you are getting colder, you’re really getting warmer.
Two! You have a better chance, if you think Bob Vance.
The fridge, got it.
And the final clue…
You know what, just think about it, you’ll be fine.
Holly is ruining Michael’s life. He thinks she is so special. And she’s so not. Her personality is like a 3. Her sense of humor is a 2. Her ears are like a 7and a 4. Add it all up and what do you get? 16. And he treats her like she’s a perfect 40. It’s nuts.
Cheer up. We made a sale.
Just drive faster. I want to get back.
Well, I’m going the speed limit. So…
Okay, fine. My feelings don’t matter to you. What matters to you is your precious speed limit.
Someone’s in a bad mood.
No I’m not. I’m not in a bad mood. I’m not, Jim. Hello? Ok fine, ignore me. Have it your way. Let’s just talk about you, as always. Is sex different after the baby, Jim?
Alright, let me turn on some music.
I need to pee.
No you don’t.
Yeah, I do. My word against yours.
Alright. Well we’ll be there in ten minutes.
What part of “I need to pee” do you not understand? I’m upset. My bladder is full. There is no telling what I might do right now all over the inside of your precious little car.
Alright, Well if I see a gas station, I’ll pull over.
Well I hope I make it.
Hey Helen. Is everything ok?
Everything is fine. Baby’s fine. She has a tiny fever. I’m taking her for a check up. Nothing to worry about.
A tiny thing. I locked her in the car.
She’s smiling. She’s happy.
Oh my God.
Jim, I don’t have a spare key.
Just stay there. I’ll be there in one second. Michael! Michael! Excuse me, sir there is a guy in the bathroom. He’s coming out but I have to go because it’s an emergency. Will you just tell him call the office. Just call the office! Thank you. Please?
towards bathroom Hello? gives up and drives off
This is Pam.
Hey it’s me. So uh, don’t worry. Everything’s ok.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. You’re not holding a cup of coffee or anything are you?
Uh, so, Cece had a little bit of a fever. And your mom also locked her in the car.
Oh God! What?!
No no no it’s ok. So, Cece is with daddy now. She’s laughing and she’s happy. And we are on our way to see Dr. Barbra.
Ok. She’s ok?
Yes, and your mom got a very well deserved day off. So here’s the thing though. I left Michael at the gas station on Benet.
And his wallet and phone are on the seat next to me.
Got it. I will put out a A.P.B. Otherwise known as a “Ask Pam Beasley”. … Did the phone cut off?
Alright, just call me after the doctor.
I know, I know you have a phone policy. I understand. But this is an emergency because my friend isn’t here and I am worried that he has been abducted.
No, he ditched you man. I saw him drive away.
There is no way he ditched me. There is no way that happened. He’s my… Ok. May I please just use your phone? Please!
Just make it quick.
Ok. I will make it quick. I will make it very quick. opens phone And you don’t have my numbers on speed dial. Ah, Ok. What is it?
You don’t know it.
You know what, I can dial 411, get Jim’s number.
He left you here on purpose. All right? I saw it. He just drove away.
Actually this is good. I am going to take this opportunity to go walk-about. Good. Good. to cameras Nope, get away. No, that’s enough. Ok.
It’s the gas station on Benet Street?
You know what? Why don’t you stay and I’ll go?
Oh no no no. I’ll be fine.
It’s kind of a sketchy neighborhood though. I better come along.
Problem solved everyone. Space Orphan and Princess Nincompoop are off to rescue Michael. Unbelievable. I’m going. You drive, I got a car full of fox meat.
Cute. enters office area Very funny, everyone. Who wrote captions under my doodle? I’m not even kidding. They’re pretty good.
Which on in particular?
Yeah, which one?
Well the first one has a surprise factor. “I’m a suck suck-suckidy Sabre!”
Boo-yea! office laughs
No no. No no no.
But, ah, I suppose the second one is the better written line.
What’s it say?
“I’m suppose to be wearing red gloves but my color cartridge portal, got jammed again.”
Ok. office laughs No no no.
You guys, if I knew you wanted to do a caption contest, I would have drawn something more challenging.
And I will take you all down.
I’ve been reading the comics to my daughter since she was three years old. Not once I have used the real captions to Family Circus. That crazy family is hilarious to her for one reason: me.
Oh it is on like Genghis Khan wearing Sean Jean in Buton.
Yes. You guys, I have the perfect idea. Ok, it will just take me ten minutes.
I can’t wait.
Male. Caucasian. Forties. Black hair. Facial type: marsupial.
He answers to Michal. Michal G. Scott. Michael J. Fox. Mr. Fox. The Incredible Mr. Fox.
Yeah, he just left.
Which way did he go?
Hey hey hey. Let me answer this. Stupid question. He went back to the office, obviously, which is that way.
Oh really? You don’t think he walked by the bakery just for the smell of it?
She’s right. He went that way.
Alright. Don’t get a swelled head. You’re no tracker. Dwight and Erin low-five Let’s ride.
at puppies Hey you guys. Listen to me. Don’t get hung up on just one girl because there are a whole lot of other girls out there. Look over there. See? They look cute. at parrots Hello! You guys are so beautiful. You’re so colorful. I wish I could understand you. That’s a metaphor I guess. at snake You are disgusting. You’ll never find love. Yekkk. holding puppy Do you think she needs more time or is it never going to happen? licks his nose I’m being serious. Seriously.
on phone Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam.
Has Michael checked in?
Oh, hey Dwight.
I asked you a question.
No, he hasn’t.
No, wait. Hey, while you are out, could pick up some paper towels and chocolate syrup? We have ice cream so I thought…
Pam, this isn’t a shopping trip.
This is a man-hunt slash rescue mission.
Ok. I, just, when you are done or any time it’s convent, I just thought since you are out…
Pam, I’m obviously going to get that stuff for you so just shut up.
Ok, well it wasn’t obvious so… phone hangs up
No word from Michael.
Ok, it’s two giant dogs with two giant palm trees on a regular size island.
Ok. I got one.
Ok, I’m sorry but I am going to have to shut this down.
Unless we can all agree to some ground rules. It’s either that or I can fax this to Joe and let her decide how to proceed.
Gabe, tell us your stupid rules so we can start the game.
Number one, and this should be obvious, no captions that insult the company we work for.
Irony is such a critical…
Number two: no pop culture references.
I think we can all agree that they tend to alienate those who don’t get the reference, making them feel like the other.
Wrap it up, Gabe.
Ok final thing, and this is a fun one: Instead of writing the caption directly under the picture, let’s all try using Sticky Quips. All right? New, from Dunder Mifflin Sabre.
Sticky Quips are fun. They are safe. They are handy. I like to use Sticky Quips as regular Post-It notes when I am in a fun mood. laughs Not every day.
Go get ’em. Start quipin’.
Pam, I think I’m going to send you an IM.
Send me one too.
Yeah, yeah. Put me on that.
Hello. I would like a hot dog please. Now, I don’t have any money so here is what I would like to do. I leave you here with my watch, and I come back later to pay for the hot dog.
Hot Dog Guy
I’m not a pawn shop.
Well I understand that but this is a $45 watch.
With that I can buy… half the menu.
Hot Dog Guy
I can’t just go giving away hot dogs.
All right. What do you do with the hog dogs that you don’t sell?
Hot Dog Guy
Throw ’em away.
Well, okay, instead of throwing them all away later, why don’t you just throw one away now into my mouth?
Okay. You’ve just lost my business.
Hey, you were in there forever.
There’s too many brands. Where’s Holly?
She wandered off like an idiot.
What are you doing?
Oh, just changing my cell phone plan. Okay. Okay. Here you go. I’ll take my free stress ball too now.
Cell Phone Sales Person
Sure thing. Here you go, Miss… Okay, Fanny Smellmore. Real original.
Cell Phone Sales Person
You know what? Say hi to Orville Tootenbacher for me.
Orville Tootenbacher. That’s Michael’s millionaire character that…
Dwight and Erin
Of course. He was here. She’s the key. Amazing. Holly. Hey, where you would you like to go next? Holly?
Are their egg rolls really that big?
Oh, boy. That was yummy. Thank you so much. You know what? I think I left my wallet in my car. Do you mind if I run out and get it?
Okay. I’ll be right back. goes to leave but walks back. Okay. You know what? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I don’t have my wallet and I was gonna try to dine and dash and that was stupid and I realize I can’t do that to you fine people.
So you can’t pay for your food?
Well I can, but I will have to come back later tonight and pay you. But the point is I did the right thing.
You did not. You have no money. And you dined so much.
Well the number three is not such a giant feast.
calling to the back Mr. Chu!
Okay, all right. You know what?
You were trying to steal food from us?
I am not. I just have had a bad day. And I… okay. I’ll be back later with the money. I’m just gonna leave right now.
You can’t. We’ll stop you.
Well, I think I can get through the door.
Excuse me Do you speak English? We are looking for a man. Michael, this tall, black hair, Caucasian…
point to picture It’s Michael!
What? No. Dwight asked if I wanted an egg roll. What… what are you implying?
Uncanny. Put a pin in that. to waiter Which way did he go? That guy! When he leave here, which way did he go? We looking for him. pointing This way, this way, this way? I don’t know. Do you know?
I think he was heading downtown.
He’s heading downtown.
So what, no one’s even gonna try?
Oh, come on. My rules could not possibly have been that oppressive.
You crushed our spirits, Gabe. Congrats. You’re a big man, huh? Take a lot to destroy the creativity of a whole group of people. notification tone laughter
whispers Click the “x”
whispers I’m clicking!
In the box.
I am clicking.
Woman, you’ve had a computer for years!
Too late! Oh. Ha. An IM chat. Very clever. I’ll just print that out. Come on guys. Grow up. I don’t want to be your babysitter.
“Darn it Bob. I told you not to buy a Sabre brand lifeboat.” laughter
No, not nice. Terrible. Doesn’t even include the fact that they’re dogs.
Do the next one.
“Wake up, Fred. The power cord on your Sabre printer shocked you into a coma, and you’re dreaming you’re a dog on a desert island.’
Dreaming he’s a dog on a island.
Uh, excuse me, excuse me. How does the speaker know what the guy in the coma is dreaming?
Well, if you think it’s so easy, Gabe, why don’t you try it?
Umm… “You don’t have to sniff my rear end anymore, Bob, I’m the only one here.” Ha.
That’s tasteless, Gabe.
More tasteless than this…”is that a palm tree or did Gabe get skinnier? Either way, let’s pee on it.” laughter
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a winner.
Yes, well done!
Who’s is it? Who wrote that?
Yeah, who wrote it?
Please. It was easy once I decided I wanted the dog to piss on Gabe.
Where did he go, Holly?
I have no idea.
Do you see a little clown that you want to follow, huh? Is there a little bird that’s chirping to you, “this way, this way”?
I don’t know.
Okay, close your eyes, we need you to think. What is Michael seeing right now? Can you tell him that we miss him? Michael we’re coming for you!
Will you stop! There has been a few coincidences, that’s all.
All right then. Someone propose a plan.
Okay. We fan out…
Not you, Erin.
Stop looking at me like that. Okay, let’s just go up somewhere high and see if we could spot him on the street below.
That is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard. No. Tap into your common mind and tell us what he would do next.
Look, I’m not playing. I’m gonna go look for him.
Good. We don’t need her.
Right. I can do this on my own. I can think like Michael. All right… I’m deep below the ocean’s surface in a submarine. A torpedo’s coming right at me. No. Damn it, that’s just my own imagination. Maybe he’s bowling.
walks to the roof of a building and spots Michael Michael?
Hi. laughs How did you know I was up here?
What are you doing up here?
I got turned around. I thought I could see Dunder Mifflin.
Yeah. laughs Wow. I just miss you so much.
I missed you too.
Can I kiss you?
Maybe that’s not the best one. Keep reading.
Uh, it was.
Maybe it wasn’t.
“Oh, thank God. I had a horrible nightmare that I was stuck in America with Gabe.”
No, that’s not the one I was thinking of. Keep going.
“I know what it smells like but I didn’t roll in anything. It’s from listening to all of Gabe’s bullbleep. laughter “Isn’t this the perfect romantic getaway, Erin? Sitting on a deserted island wearing dog costumes? I’m Gabe and I’m a weirdo.”
“Gabe’s mom… hmm… Gabe’s mom? Wait. Tall woman? Looks like Gabe? Yeah, I banged her.”
Yeah, there you go. laughter