The Office

Season 7 Episode 17

Threat Level Midnight

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 17, 2011 on NBC
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Michael screens his finally completed Threat Level Midnight for the Dunder Mifflin staff.

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  • Usual good episode

    9.0
    wow you people need to get the sticks out of your asses this was a great spoof type episode that was great in it's cornniness and also had it's touching moments as most Office episodes do. It was also cool to see some old characters subtly placed in the movie.
  • 717

    6.5
    I knew this episode would be wildly overrated the moment it aired. Was this event momentous for Michael Scott before his departure? Of course, and I thought it was suitable to tie up all loose ends before he leaves, but I just wasn't as in love with the episode I would have liked to be.



    I mean it was great to see Melora Hardin again, and Rashida Jones, and we also got some good continuity with the flashbacks to maybe season 3, when Pam's hair was still curly, and Jim's hair was different as well, but other than that, this episode was just okay. I didn't laugh as much, even though I really did want to like the episode, it didn't deliver.



    I know everyone will disagree, but that's just my honest opinion about the episode. I had high expectations for this episode, and I was just left kind of disappointed. I can definitely call this a stand out episode though, it's good that they did this.moreless
  • Threat Level Boring

    2.0
    The movie parody episode of a TV show is something that is all too common these days. Usually it seems like an easy device for generating laughs, but if you watched tonight's broadcast of The Office you would find that not only is it not a sinecure, it can be a daunting task. "Threat Level Midnight" was an abomination, it was a joke, and I say that knowing that they were going for an unintentionally bad movie with that joke.



    I stopped watching The Office earlier in the season after giving years of my time to this series. I was assured tonight that I made the right decision.moreless
  • Threat Level Snooze

    1.0
    Goodness gracious.....what the hell was that?



    This so-called "Movie" made by Michael Scott was as buffoonish as the character himself.



    I don't know for sure about this......because either Steve Carrell is really a good actor playing such an idiot on-screen, or he's just winging it and people are fooled into thinking that this is genius or something. I think sometimes he is uproariously demented by some of the hilarious lines that come out of his mouth...and then sometimes the character seems like the dumbest fool you've ever seen.



    As for this particular episode, I personally do not think that it added much to the overall arc of the show this season. There is a lot that the producers could do and explore before Steve Carrell leaves for good, and in my humble opinion, this episode did not feel like much of a contribution in that direction.



    Seriously.....was there a writer's strike I didn't hear about?moreless
  • Oh My God, You Guys it WAS good.

    8.5
    Now Ive read the other negative reviews. First off you guys obviously don't understand what a review is. The Fan of gets it right,they maybe harsh sometimes, but they're criticisms are helpful, not just to bash.

    Now, to this episode. I loved this episode. I know, I remember Michael talking about this movie before, and I'm happy we got to see it. I disagree that this did not add to the arc of the season. Michael was leaving forever and this movie was so important to the character that it would be disappointing not to see! Now, while I do agree that it wasn't the best written episode, it was interesting and with guest appearances from some of my old favorite cast members it made this episode worth the watch.moreless
Rainn Wilson

Rainn Wilson

Dwight Schrute/Samuel L. Chang

John Krasinski

John Krasinski

Jim Halpert/Goldenface

B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak

Ryan Howard/Hockey Coach

Craig Robinson (I)

Craig Robinson (I)

Darryl Philbin/President Jackson

Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer

Pam Beesly Halpert/Hostage #1

Brian Baumgartner

Brian Baumgartner

Kevin Malone/Hostage #3

Mike Bruner

Mike Bruner

Anthony Gardner/Piano Player

Guest Star

Greg Collins

Greg Collins

Assassin

Guest Star

Lee Eisenberg

Lee Eisenberg

Gino/Bar Patron

Guest Star

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Karen Filipelli/Bachelorette #3

Recurring Role

Melora Hardin

Melora Hardin

Jan Levinson/Jasmine Windsong

Recurring Role

David Denman

David Denman

Roy Anderson/Hostage #2

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Michael: I'm a huge Woody Allen fan… although I've only seen Antz. But I'll tell you something, what I respect about that man is that when he was going through all that stuff that came out in the press about how Antz was just a ripoff of A Bug's Life, he stayed true to his films—or at least the film that I saw which, again, is Antz. The thing is, I thought A Bug's Life was better. Much better than Antz. Point is, don't listen to your critics. Listen to your fans.

    • Goldenface: I'm gonna lure him here, then I'm gonna kill everybody, then I'm gonna dig up Scarn's dead wife, and I'm gonna hump her real good. (laughs evilly)
      Jim: I did not love the dialogue.

    • Todd Packer (as Local Drunk): If doing The Scarn is gay, then I'm the biggest queer on Earth!

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