OFFICE, THE: CHRISTMAS WISHES (TV)

Summary

One in this "mockumentary" comedy series, based on the British series of the same name, about the oddball employees of the Dunder-Mifflin paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In this episode, Andy vows to grant all of the employees' holiday wishes, though Stanley is characteristically unamused by his antics. Erin, still struggling to get over Andy, attempts to hide her sadness when he announces that his "super-serious" girlfriend Jessica is coming to the party. Robert California, also still mourning his recent breakup, arrives for the event, and Jim and Dwight are surprised to learn that Cathy wishes to leave their "desk clump" because of their constant feuding. Andy orders them to desist, threatening them with the loss of their Christmas bonuses, while downstairs Darryl invites Val to the party, though Nate interferes with their moment. Jim, not wanting to lose his bonus, begins baiting Dwight into pranking himself, and Erin enthusiastically takes part when Robert starts pouring drinks.

Val arrives and is embarrassed to find that she is noticeably overdressed, and Erin's frustration at Andy begins to show as she gets progressively tipsier. Dwight tries to frame Jim for putting a porcupine in his desk, though the trick quickly unravels, and everyone is uncomfortable to overhear Andy and Erin's confrontation when she makes a very morbid "Christmas wish" regarding Jessica. Jim pretends that Dwight has defaced a photo of Cece, but then hurriedly backtracks when Andy declares it a "fireable" offense. Dwight rocks out to his favorite Christmas tune as everyone happily exchanges gifts, and Andy assures Jim that he and Dwight will both receive their normal bonuses as Erin recruits an eager Kelly to antagonize Jessica. Robert and Erin bond over their mutual heartbreak, and Val is touched when Darryl dons a tuxedo in solidarity with her. Andy drives an inebriated Meredith home, though he takes a detour to spy on Robert and Erin, clearly jealous of their apparent flirtation. Finally, Jim "forgets" to tell Dwight about Andy's promise, content to let him continue pranking himself. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: December 8, 2011 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:22:09
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 110783
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Business
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 2005-2013
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Howard Klein … Executive Producer
    • Ben Silverman … Executive Producer
    • Paul Lieberstein … Executive Producer
    • B.J. Novak … Executive Producer
    • Greg Daniels … Executive Producer, Developed by
    • Mindy Kaling … Executive Producer, Writer
    • Ricky Gervais … Executive Producer, Based on the British series created by
    • Steven Merchant … Executive Producer, Based on the British series created by
    • Teri Weinberg … Co-Executive Producer
    • Daniel Chun … Co-Executive Producer
    • Charlie Grandy … Co-Executive Producer
    • Justin Spitzer … Co-Executive Producer
    • Steve Hely … Supervising Producer
    • Warren Lieberstein … Supervising Producer
    • Alison Silverman … Supervising Producer
    • Halsted Sullivan … Supervising Producer
    • Steve Burgess … Producer
    • David Rogers … Producer
    • Owen Ellickson … Co-Producer
    • Eric Koljan … Co-Producer
    • Brit Erwin … Associate Producer
    • Meg Schave … Associate Producer
    • Brent Forrester … Consulting Producer
    • Dan Greaney … Consulting Producer
    • Aaron Shure … Consulting Producer
    • Ed Helms … Director
    • Jay Ferguson … Theme Music by
    • Rainn Wilson … Cast, Dwight Schrute
    • John Krasinski … Cast, Jim Halpert
    • Jenna Fischer … Cast, Pam Halpert
    • B.J. Novak … Cast, Ryan Howard
    • Ed Helms … Cast, Andy Bernard
    • James Spader … Cast, Robert California
    • Leslie David Baker … Cast, Stanley Hudson
    • Brian Baumgartner … Cast, Kevin Malone
    • Creed Bratton … Cast, Creed Bratton
    • Kate Flannery … Cast, Meredith Palmer
    • Mindy Kaling … Cast, Kelly Kapoor
    • Ellie Kemper … Cast, Erin Hannon
    • Angela Kinsey … Cast, Angela Martin-Lipton
    • Paul Lieberstein … Cast, Toby Flenderson
    • Oscar Nunez … Cast, Oscar Martinez
    • Craig Robinson … Cast, Darryl Philbin
    • Phyllis Smith … Cast, Phyllis Lapin
    • Zach Woods … Cast, Gabe Lewis
    • Lindsey Broad … Cast, Cathy Simms
    • Ameenah Kaplan … Cast, Val
    • Mark Proksch … Cast, Nate
    • Eleanor Seigler … Cast, Jessica