The Office

Season 6 Episode 6

Mafia

3
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 15, 2009 on NBC
7.6
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Dwight and Andy believe an insurance saleman calling on Michael is a Mafioso. Kevin inadvertently ruins Jim and Pam's honeymoon.

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  • Michael and the mob

    6.5
    There are many ways to follow up a episode like the previous one with Jim and Pam's wedding. There is no way it can be topped. Any time a show has a great episode, the producers and writers shouldn't try to top it. I knew when I first watched this episode that it wasn't going to be as good but I didn't expect this. I thought this was even bad for season 6. Maybe the effort from the previous episode had the producers and writers drained but there was a lot missing from this episode. Similar to the Hilary Swank storyline in season 5, I thought on whether the guy was in the mafia was made into a bigger storyline then it should've been. What made it worse was that this was basically the only storyline. A storyline with Michael, Dwight and Andy should've been a lot funnier. Also the insurance salesmen gave you no indication that he was in the mafia. Maybe it was party due to Jim and Pam being gone. In addition Oscar can't be the only sane one in the show. Wouldn't have Angela said something or like with Hilary Swank, she didn't care? I was little surprised that Phyllis thought the guy was in the mafia. Lastly, I meant to say this earlier but where did that second office (that is now Jim's) come from?

    There were some good moments. They are there. I liked Oscar's comment about the balance of sane and crazy people. It was funny how Kevin used Jim's office and accidentally got his card canceled. I also liked seeing Andy is the mechanic uniform and failing miserably to fix the women's car. Also when Michael called Jim I am not sure if Jim was joking or if he was in bad cell service area. Whatever it was, it was enjoyable. However overall the episode was not.moreless
  • 606

    1.0
    The worst episode in Office history, I don't give 1.0's to just any episode or show, I have to really hate the episode for me to give it a 1. This was just as unfunny and idiotic as it gets, this is still The Office right? Michael's stupidity continues to be greatly exaggerated, and just the whole idea of the salesman and him might being in the mafia, it was the stupidest thing I have ever seen on television.



    The side plot in which Kevin hangs out in Jim's office all day was pretty bad too. Kevin Malone simply is not funny, and I really didn't like how a whole plot was dedicated to him, like someone else said on here, he is better in the background.



    Just do yourself a favor and skip this horrible installment of The Office, it's kind of sad since the past few episodes have been good compared to last season, and then we get something like this. Awful.moreless
  • The train has derailed

    7.5
    This episode just became the worst of the worst. It didn't continue from anything in the last episode and the plot line wasn't strong. The continuation of the punch line "I send it back" got annoying and the humor throughout the rest of the episode seemed to be missing. This is probably because there were no good set ups or plot lines continued while Jim and Pam were away on their honeymoon. What a shame. It seems as if the writers can't contribute a great episode while missing two main characters of the show.



    I hope that they bring back great plot lines that they had at the beginning of the season.moreless
  • meh

    7.5
    the worst episode of the otherwise great first few episodes of the office. every season has to at least have one dud. Last season it was Moroccan christmas, season 4 was job fair, season 3 was phyllis's wedding, and season two was pretty much perfect. This episode was funny but the plot was way to stupid and unrealistic for me. And kevin going into jims office to fart wasnt funny at all. Kevin is usually hilarious but he wasnt that great this episode. Andy and dwight were by far the best this episode. Andy dressed as pat the mechanic was funny as hell. I think the show is better with the axis of reason. I'm not really complaining though because the wedding episode last week makes up for this weekmoreless
  • Kind of strange, but Dwight steals the show here.

    8.8
    After the wedding episode, which was heavily hyped and much looked forward to by fans, it was inevitable that the following episode would fall a little short. And this certainly was a strange episode.. I don't understand how Michael, Dwight AND Andy could all believe that the Italian salesman could be a mobster.. and it wasn't even just them! Phyllis and others were all going along with it, leaving the audience siding with Oscar, who had to be the voice of reason with Jim and Pam gone.



    Both Dwight and Oscar did an awesome job. It's nice to see the supporting characters continuing to grow and get screen time. And the few lines that Toby and Creed were given were used very well, especially when Toby started leaving the room before Michael even told him to. It was just awesome. I also liked the constant calls to Jim, and when Michael called, he pretended to be entering the Bermuda Triangle.



    There were plenty of funny moments and the episode as a whole was good.. it was just a little surreal and unbelieveable. You'd have to be pretty dumb, dumber than Michael Scott dumb, in order to believe that every Italian man is a mobster. But I suppose you have to take the good with the bad AND the weird.moreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Oscar: Pam and Jim are on their honeymoon, so there's not the usual balance between sane and others. Toby has mentally checked out since June. It's a very dangerous time. The coalition for reason is extremely weak.

    • Michael: There is nothing more insulting to a great salesman than having to listen to a bad salesman. It's like a great basketball player having to listen to a bad basketball player.

    • Michael: I will have the spaghetti and a side salad. If the salad's on top, I will send it back.

    • Andy: You got a leaky spark tube, so your car is totalled. You're gonna want to get a refund on that.

    • Meredith: I caught my son taking a dump on the upper part of the toilet. He calls it an upper decker.

    • Kevin: I wouldn't last in jail, Oscar. I'm not like you.
      Oscar: What's that supposed to mean?
      Kevin: What, you don't know about jail? Oh, you would love jail.
      Oscar: Why would I love jail?
      Kevin: Because—you would love it.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates: Latin America: April 19, 2010 on Canal FX

    • Advance press releases mentioned Erin ruining Pam's painting of the Scranton Office Park building, but this scene was cut and is viewable as a deleted scene on NBC's website. Subsequent episodes have a different picture hanging where the painting had been, next to Michael's office, with no explanation as to the change.

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