The Office

Season 7 Episode 19

Garage Sale

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2011 on NBC
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The office holds a garage sale in the warehouse, where Dwight challenges himself to see what he can get by trading, starting with a thumbtack. Michael decides to ask Holly to marry him.

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  • Best episode!!!!!

    10
    ooooh!!! I really love wanna know what will be ending!! but I know that Michael gonna leave(((((((( noooooo((
  • Wow amazing

    10
    The proposal scene couldn't have been done better, it was remarkably touching. One of my favorite scenes from the series was from Company Picnic. Holly had come with her boyfriend, but it was clear the chemistry was still there with her and Michael. Near the end of the episode, Michael says: "I didn't find a perfect moment, because I think that today was just about just having today. And I think that we are one of those couples with a long story, when people ask how they found each other. I will see her every now and then, and... Maybe one year she'll be with somebody, and the next year, I'll be with somebody, and it's gonna take a long time... And then it's perfect. I'm in no rush." And so it came to pass.moreless
  • Superb!

    10
    This is definitely one of the most surprising yet most amazing episodes of The Office and I can definitely see why. Michael finally asks Holly to marry her but he needs it to be something special and something great. First he tries to pour gasoline all over the ground in front of the building to ask her for marriage but that didn't work out well, then Holly asks Michael to merry him but Michael refuses only because he thought it wasn't special enough. At the very end when Michael asks to merry Holly turns out absolutely incredible and hilarious! It looked so romantic for each of them until the smoke detectors went off and burned out all of the candles that surrounded them, thats when it got so funny! The Garage sale was so good also! Everything was just so good!! I will miss Michael because he is and always will be the star of the show.

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  • Michael attempts to figure out the perfect proposal for Holly while the rest of the office holds a garage sale.

    9.5
    It's interesting that the name of this episode was "Garage Sale" instead of "The Proposal" If it were named "The Proposal," that would mean the entire focus of the episode is on Michael's attempts to propose to Holly.. and the truth is, the episode has multiple storylines going on, some more important than the others, but all of them ultimately entertaining and completely indicative of what we love about all of these characters. And for once, for all of Michael Scott's idiocy and stupidity, we finally see him for who he really is: a romantic at heart who has found the love of his life and is willing to leave the job he's loved for years simply to be with her.



    The only reason I make a big deal about the title of the episode is because, for me, the episode not only showed us one of the show's bigger moments but also brought us back to some of the show's earlier moments; Pam's hair was back to normal, Jim was playing goofy tricks on Pam, Kevin wasn't just an idiot but instead a very intelligent gambler and Angela was obsessed with cats again.. the show has gone through numerous changes over time, but I really love the way this episode was able to focus on a huge plot such as Michael proposing and also on something minor, such as a garage sale, and have them both work out perfectly.



    There were plenty of funny moments to go around here.. Andy, Darryl and Kevin playing the Dallas game was extremely minor in comparison to everything else but still left me laughing due to Andy and Darryl's "Dallas" accent. We also had Dwight being a trader, trading pointless crap from person to person simply to end up with something valuable in the end (only to lose it to Jim's "magic legumes." Definitely one of the better pranks that the show has done recently). And Michael, despite doing some idiotic things, was the voice of reason at moments. His comment on how ridiculous and unromantic Jim and Pam's proposal was made me laugh, and so did everyone's suggestion to Michael of how to propose ("If you find yourself in costume at any point, you've done something wrong.")



    All in all, for all the complaining some of us might do about how Micheal Scott is annoying now and how the show isn't the same anymore, I think this episode can show us how great the show can be when it takes things slowly, keeps things simple and remembers that this show is about the characters in the office and not the ridiculous events that occur. Focus more on the characters and keep things semi-realistic and you're in for a good run. Will Ferrell is coming next week, and it should be interesting to see how he meshes with the cast, even if it is just temporary.moreless
  • What a way for Michael to leave

    10
    The last two seasons for me have been okay. Not bad, not good either. I felt like this episode makes up for the past two seasons and it is bittersweet because Michael is leaving.

    Throughout the years, Michael has dated numerous people and they have all treated him pretty poorly. It is true he can be annoying and kind of airheaded at times, but deep down he wanted to love someone.

    A few seasons back we met Holly and they were perfect for each other. They could totally be themselves when they were together and they were adorable.

    Unfortunately, Holly had to leave because they couldn't have a relationship in the office. They decided to part ways, but poor Michael never got over her.

    Fast forward a few years, and she is back at the Office. They date again. It is apparent he wants more this time around...which leads to this episode.



    I missed the Jim/Dwight interactions and pranks. Who could forget the stapler in the jello? I hope that they will continue with more episodes like this and have the occasional prank again.



    The whole episode pretty much focused Holly and Michael. And rightfully so.



    Holly talks to her parents on the phone and it is clear that something is wrong with her Dad. She decides she has to move back to be with him in his last days.



    Michael was originally going to propose by writing "Will You Marry Me?" in gasoline and lighting it on fire. Pam obviously sees this is a very bad idea and comes up with a different idea (which happens off screen)



    Michael brings Holly into the office and starts to reminisce about certain events that happened at various places there. He opens the door to the lunch room and everyone is standing with a lit candle in their hand as Michael leads her to the HR dept where they first met.



    I would have cried at the proposal but the stupid "I read spoilers" part of me took over so I knew what was going to happen.



    Even though the sprinklers went off, I think it makes for a great engagement story. Michael tells everyone that he is leaving and they all have the shocked looks on their faces. He will be missed.moreless

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