Let Michael Scott guide you in the ways of feeble and ineffective management. Also, Dwight makes a special appearance as the scourge of a land far, far away, and Jim and Pam join forces to have him shipped out even further. Kevin reveals his alter-ego, Oscar lets his hair down, and a catfight almost erupts in the conference room.
Michael : I wish I could fire Sherry.
Sherry : Hey, I’m still here.
There’s something about Michael and phones that doesn’t seem to mix. I think maybe he should just stop using them. Forever and ever.
I don’t think the Sith would ever have admitted anyone named Dwight into their ranks. It would have been their loss — Dwight pulls off a fantastic, albeit force-impaired, Sith impression in this episode. The scene where he’s talking to Michael in the office with his face almost completely obscured by his cowl is wonderfully shot.
Jim posing as Michael might have been my favorite sequence in this episode.
Jim : Dwight Schrute is… amazing. Yeah. No, he is actually the single greatest employee of his generation.
He plays the part perfectly right to the very end when he hangs up the phone. Yes, throw up those air high-fives like there’s no tomorrow — you deserve it.
And the battle for feline superiority rages on.
Pam : I’m guessing Angela’s the one in the neighborhood who gives the trick-or-treaters some toothbrushes. Pennies. Walnuts.
Between the scheming to have Dwight sent across the globe and the miscommunication bewteen Pam and Jim, this episode was pretty up and down. Pam’s advice for Jim put a swift end to the fun and games, but the episode did end on a high note. I give Halloween an Up rating on the JP Index. Let’s be honest: nothing says don’t go like “if you left here, I would blow my brains out.”
Kevin’s costume was just too damn awesome too pass up. Now that’s company loyalty.
Dwight. The Emperor’s got nothing on him. Except mastery of The Force. Whatever, Dwight could still take him.
Pam : I just answer the phone.
Michael : And sometimes you just let it go to voicemail.
Two heads are better than one at firing people, right?
Phyllis : What are you, a monk?
Phyllis knows exactly how to disarm a Sith Lord.
Jim : We’re really interested most in jobs that take Dwight out of state. Uh, preferably Alaska. Or India.
Alaska would be perfect for Dwight. He could make his living fighting polar bears or something.
Dwight : You can go to hell, too! And I will see you there. Burning!
Dwight’s makeup during this episode was awesome, especially during the one-on-one interviews. Who knew The Emperor wore glasses?
Michael : No, no, no. That’s just first thing. Came. Come. In. Head.
Flustered Michael is great to watch. Minutes later, he hangs up on Toby in his weekly “Let’s be a Dick to Toby” move. This won’t end well.
Michael : Yeah, I went hunting once. Shot the deer in the leg. Had to kill it with a shovel, took about an hour.
Don’t think about this one too hard. Sure, it sounds funny at first, but think about it too long and it quickly crosses into gruesome territory.