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'''"Livin' the Dream"''' is the twenty-first episode of the ninth season of the American television comedy series "The Office" and is the show's 197th episode overall. It aired on May 2, 2013.
   
 
In this episode, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor. Dwight receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei (Michael Imperioli). Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam.
 
In this episode, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor. Dwight receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei (Michael Imperioli). Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam.
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Chief Executive Officer [[David Wallace]] talks to the camera crew about him informing [[Andy Bernard|Andy]] that he was on real thin ice after Andy was lying to him saying that he was in Dunder Mifflin, but was really on his boat for three months. but after learning that Andy was gone for a week, he informs the camera crew that "the ice gets thinner and thinner and you fall into the water, which means he's fired". Although, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor and talks to David about it in his office before he even had the chance to fire Andy. He changes his mind twice about it, but eventually he makes up his mind and leaves the office. As a goodbye, Andy serenades the rest of the office employees, who initially dismissed Andy's dream as a giant mistake, with a beautiful and moving rendition of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_McLachlan Sarah McLachlan]'s song "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Will_Remember_You_%28Sarah_McLachlan_song%29 I Will Remember You]".
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Chief Executive Officer [[David Wallace]] talks to the camera crew about him informing [[Andy Bernard|Andy]] that he was on real thin ice after Andy was lying to him saying that he was in Dunder Mifflin, but was really on his boat for three months. but after learning that Andy was gone for a week, he informs the camera crew that "the ice gets thinner and thinner and you fall into the water, which means he's fired". Although, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor and talks to David about it in his office before he even had the chance to fire Andy. He changes his mind twice about it, but eventually he makes up his mind and leaves the office. As a goodbye, Andy serenades the rest of the office employees, who initially dismissed Andy's dream as a giant mistake, with a beautiful and moving rendition of [[wikipedia:Sarah McLachlan|Sarah McLachlan's]] song "[[wikipedia:I Will Remember You (Sarah McLachlan song)|I Will Remember You]]".
   
Meanwhile, [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] receives his [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_belt_%28martial_arts%29 black belt] in karate from his new sensei. Seeing Dwight's tenacity and devotion, David is inspired to promote Dwight to the regional manager. [[Jim Halpert|Jim]] returns to Scranton and spends time with [[Pam]]. Dwight then appoints Jim the new assistant to the regional manager. [[Darryl Philbin|Darryl]] informs Jim that [[Athlead]] has found a buyer and they are set to travel around the country for three months. Jim tells Darryl he cannot leave Pam for an extended period of time. Pam is seen overhearing their conversation in the bathroom.
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Meanwhile, [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] receives his [[wikipedia:Black belt (martial arts)|black belt]] in karate from his new sensei. Seeing Dwight's tenacity and devotion, David is inspired to promote Dwight to the regional manager. [[Jim Halpert|Jim]] returns to Scranton and spends time with [[Pam]]. Dwight then appoints Jim the new assistant to the regional manager. [[Darryl Philbin|Darryl]] informs Jim that [[Athlead]] has found a buyer and they are set to travel around the country for three months. Jim tells Darryl he cannot leave Pam for an extended period of time. Pam is seen overhearing their conversation in the bathroom.
   
 
[[Angela Martin|Angela]] is evicted from her studio apartment after cats have been taken away from her by Animal Control, and that she is considering living in a tent in the woods, prompting [[Oscar Martinez|Oscar]] to offer her a chance to stay with him. And in the end of the episode, Angela breaks down into tears informing Oscar that she still loves Dwight.
 
[[Angela Martin|Angela]] is evicted from her studio apartment after cats have been taken away from her by Animal Control, and that she is considering living in a tent in the woods, prompting [[Oscar Martinez|Oscar]] to offer her a chance to stay with him. And in the end of the episode, Angela breaks down into tears informing Oscar that she still loves Dwight.
   
 
==Cultural references==
 
==Cultural references==
*Stanley compares Andy to [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_Miller Lil' Romeo].
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*Stanley compares Andy to [[wikipedia:Romeo Miller|Lil' Romeo]].
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==Connections to previous episodes==
 
==Connections to previous episodes==
 
==Amusing details/Trivia==
 
==Amusing details/Trivia==
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*[[Jenna Fischer]] as [[Pam Halpert]]
 
*[[Jenna Fischer]] as [[Pam Halpert]]
 
*[[Rainn Wilson]] as [[Dwight Schrute]]
 
*[[Rainn Wilson]] as [[Dwight Schrute]]
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===Supporting Cast===
 
===Supporting Cast===
 
*[[Ellie Kemper]] as [[Erin Hannon]]
 
*[[Ellie Kemper]] as [[Erin Hannon]]
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*[[Craig Robinson]] as [[Darryl Philbin]]
 
*[[Craig Robinson]] as [[Darryl Philbin]]
 
*[[Kate Flannery]] as [[Meredith Palmer]]
 
*[[Kate Flannery]] as [[Meredith Palmer]]
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===Guest Cast===
 
===Guest Cast===
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Imperioli Michael Imperioli] as Dwight's Sensei
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*[[wikipedia:Michael Imperioli|Michael Imperioli]] as Dwight's Sensei
 
*[[Andy Buckley]] as [[David Wallace]]
 
*[[Andy Buckley]] as [[David Wallace]]
   
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Livin'_the_Dream_14.jpg|Darryl has an offer for Jim
 
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[[Category:Episodes]]
 
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"Livin' the Dream" is the twenty-first episode of the ninth season of the American television comedy series "The Office" and is the show's 197th episode overall. It aired on May 2, 2013.

In this episode, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor. Dwight receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei (Michael Imperioli). Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam.

Synopsis

Chief Executive Officer David Wallace talks to the camera crew about him informing Andy that he was on real thin ice after Andy was lying to him saying that he was in Dunder Mifflin, but was really on his boat for three months. but after learning that Andy was gone for a week, he informs the camera crew that "the ice gets thinner and thinner and you fall into the water, which means he's fired". Although, Andy attempts to get enough strength to quit his job and pursue his dream as an actor and talks to David about it in his office before he even had the chance to fire Andy. He changes his mind twice about it, but eventually he makes up his mind and leaves the office. As a goodbye, Andy serenades the rest of the office employees, who initially dismissed Andy's dream as a giant mistake, with a beautiful and moving rendition of Sarah McLachlan's song "I Will Remember You".

Meanwhile, Dwight receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei. Seeing Dwight's tenacity and devotion, David is inspired to promote Dwight to the regional manager. Jim returns to Scranton and spends time with Pam. Dwight then appoints Jim the new assistant to the regional manager. Darryl informs Jim that Athlead has found a buyer and they are set to travel around the country for three months. Jim tells Darryl he cannot leave Pam for an extended period of time. Pam is seen overhearing their conversation in the bathroom.

Angela is evicted from her studio apartment after cats have been taken away from her by Animal Control, and that she is considering living in a tent in the woods, prompting Oscar to offer her a chance to stay with him. And in the end of the episode, Angela breaks down into tears informing Oscar that she still loves Dwight.

Cultural references

Connections to previous episodes

Amusing details/Trivia

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast

Gallery

  • Dwight got his black belt
  • Angela is passing through a rough patch
  • Pam and Jim reconnecting
  • Dwight Schrute is the new office manager!
  • Andy makes a choice about his career
  • Andy sings his farewell to he office
  • Andy takes a dump on David's car
  • Darryl has an offer for Jim
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