The Office

Season 8 Episode 4

Garden Party

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 13, 2011 on NBC
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Andy hosts a garden party at Schrute Farms, hoping to impress Robert, but feels his family's presence isn't helping.

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  • The last 5 minutes of this episode was a letdown (which lowered my score a little) :(

    9.0
    I thought that this was a superb episode of "The Office". This episode was very enjoyable and it would have been excellent but the last 5 minutes of this episode was really a letdown which lowered my score a little. The other thing that lowered my score a little was what Andy's parents were being to him (mostly Andy's father was the jerk). I felt very bad for Andy throughout this entire episode. It always made me wonder how his childhood became. I bet you the parents didn't show him any love and gave all of their love to Andy's brother. Also, Josh Groban (who is also a singer) guest stars in this episode as Andy's brother. I really enjoyed Josh Groban's appearance in this episode, he did shine here. What also made me so feel bad for Andy was when he was trying to sing with his father at the garden party but the father disses Andy and brings Andy's brother to sing with them instead. Wow! Andy's mother was a little jerk but Andy's father was a full-time jerk. I just couldn't believe that guy. Also, this is where the last 5 minutes of the episode really got me a little angry. Andy was taking to his father about how he wanted to impress him with the party and then Andy's father dare says "What do you want me to tell you? that I'm supposed to be proud that my son is a manager of a rinky dink paper slicing office" (or something like that). Man, I just couldn't believe that. I was hoping that at the end, Andy's parents (especially his father) would tell him that they're proud of him but they never did, they still love Andy's brother while Andy isn't loved at all. I would lower the score for this episode even more but there were a lot of funny parts to save my score. I don't think I need to say the funny parts at least in this review since it's already long enough. If you watch the episode, you'llprobably know which parts made me laugh anyways. I did kinda like the Dundler Mufflin crew cheering up Andy such as when Darryl asked Andy "Hamburger or Cheesburger?" and then Andy says "Cheeseburger". At least Andy is loved by his employees. Overall, this was a superb episode of "The Office" but Andy's parents (mostly his father) were such jerks to him and I really felt bad for Andy. 9/10moreless
Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Andy's Father

Guest Star

Dee Wallace Stone

Dee Wallace Stone

Andy's Mother

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Josh Groban

Josh Groban

Andy's Brother

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Michael Schur

Michael Schur

Mose Schrute

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