The Office

Season 9 Episode 17

The Farm

8
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 2013 on NBC
7.1
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  • A TRIP TO THE DWIGHT SIDE

    The Office "The Farm" Review: Try Not to Laugh When We Say "Backdoor"

    I almost wish I hadn't known the backstory to this episode before I watched it.

  • Episode Summary

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    Oscar attends the funeral of Dwight's Aunt Shirley at Schrute Farms. Dwight's sister Fannie and brother Jeb also attend and Shirley stipulates in her will that they are set to inherit her farm only if they choose to live and work it themselves. Todd Packer returns to the office to make amends as part of an alcoholic and narcotics recovery process but instead hands out cupcakes laced with laxatives and drugs.

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    • Joanie Loves Chachi Anyone?

      3.0
      If this is the preview for a new spin-off, I am passing now. A bitchy single mom sister with an outcast young son who undoubtedly will cling to Dwight (who didn't see that coming?) and a screw-up a-hole brother are all such cliches and not the way to go.

      The creators could learn something from reality show "Duck Dynasty" and recurring "Office" character, Mose and make some mixture of that.

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    • The Farm

      2.0
      The Farm sounded like a pretty bad idea as a spin-off/continuation of The Office, but after seeing this episode, all doubt is removed. Dwight works good as the odd man out at the office, but as the centerpiece to an all oddball cast? not so much. with a brand new never before mentioned extended family, (I thought the sister was supposed to be the normal one popping in to "remember" what these odd traditions mean but it just didn't work) His Aunt who we just saw living in a small house in a small neighborhood a couple episode back now has a 60+ acre farm to leave the whole family? (as long as they get back together for wacky hijinks) they're not even trying to stick with the story, just pulling ideas out of a hat and hoping something sticks.



      Dwight needs the normal atmosphere to work, he needs a foil like Jim to work, heading up a clan of brain damaged inbreeds was just sad to watch.



      The B-story of packer coming back was just as bad but thankfully a lot shorter. any episode with Packer is already dragging for me, so make him the center of the side story in this farm episode was just an anchor dragging this story all the way down. the only thing sadder than The Office wrapping it up is them wrapping it up like this. this show deserved better as it painfully crawls to the finish line.moreless
    Tom Bower

    Tom Bower

    Heinrich

    Guest Star

    Majandra Delfino

    Majandra Delfino

    Frannie

    Guest Star

    Matt Jones

    Matt Jones

    Zeke

    Guest Star

    Michael Schur

    Michael Schur

    Mose Schrute

    Recurring Role

    David Koechner

    David Koechner

    Todd Packer

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Song played by Dwight's family after Aunt Shirley's funeral: "Sons and Daughters," by The Decemberists. It is also played after Dwight and his brother and sister walk towards Aunt Shirley's farm at the end of the episode.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Clark: (describing the result of eating Todd Packer's cupcakes) I went Christmas caroling, ... in March. And I fertilized some bushes along the way. So not my best night. But not my worst night ...

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