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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[Erin Hannon|Erin]] has been assigned to set up the Halloween party by [[Andy Bernard|Andy]], who wants to live up to the expectations set by [[Robert California|Robert]]. Robert arrives with his son Bert and notices that the party is more tailored to kids than adults. In response, Andy asks [[Angela Martin|Angela]] and [[Phyllis Vance|Phyllis]] to help take over and re-tailor the party, much to Erin's chagrin. Andy also tells her that he wishes to speak with her at the end of the day. Worried about the party, she asks [[Gabe Lewis|Gabe]] for help, and he gives her a tape to show everyone. Unaware of the fact that the video is full of disturbing images and no story, the office staff get upset when they see that there's hidden footage of them present in the video. Andy and Robert then talk with Erin in his office regarding the incident. Erin says that she got nervous when Andy wanted to have a talk with her, and she thought he was about to fire her regarding the party. However, Andy informs her that he is dating someone, and she is shocked to hear they have been out on 31 dates so far. Erin feels dejected and leaves.
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[[Erin Hannon|Erin]] has been assigned to set up the Halloween party by [[Andy Bernard|Andy]], who wants to live up to the expectations set by [[Robert California]]. Robert arrives with his son [[Bert]] and notices that the party is more tailored to kids than adults. In response, Andy asks [[Angela Martin|Angela]] and [[Phyllis Vance|Phyllis]] to help take over and re-tailor the party, much to Erin's chagrin. Andy also tells her that he wishes to speak with her at the end of the day. Worried about the party, she asks [[Gabe Lewis|Gabe]] for help, and he gives her a tape to show everyone. Unaware of the fact that the video is full of disturbing images and no story, the office staff get upset when they see that there's hidden footage of them present in the video. Andy and Robert then talk with Erin in his office regarding the incident. Erin says that she got nervous when Andy wanted to have a talk with her, and she thought he was about to fire her regarding the party. However, Andy informs her that he is dating someone, and she is shocked to hear they have been out on 31 dates so far. Erin feels dejected and leaves.
   
[[Jim Halpert|Jim]] and [[Pam Halpert|Pam]] argue whether ghosts are real after she claims to have seen one at a pub where she used to work; their argument becomes extremely heated throughout the day. Meanwhile, [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] had dressed up as [[wikipedia:Sarah Kerrigan|Sarah Kerrigan]] from ''[[wikipedia:StarCraft (series)|StarCraft]]'', but [[Toby Flenderson|Toby]] had taken off his wings as they had knives on them and Dwight was not allowed to bring in weapons, thus people do not know what Dwight is. Bert notices what his costume is supposed to be and the two bond over playing ''StarCraft'' all day, ignoring everyone else. Dwight also makes Bert pretend to fire Toby, for taking away his weapons, on the grounds that he is the CEO's son.
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[[Jim Halpert|Jim]] and [[Pam Halpert|Pam]] argue whether ghosts are real after she claims to have seen one at a pub where she used to work; their argument becomes extremely heated throughout the day. Meanwhile, [[Dwight Schrute|Dwight]] had dressed up as [[wikipedia:Sarah Kerrigan|Sarah Kerrigan]] from ''[[wikipedia:StarCraft (series)|StarCraft]]'', but [[Toby Flenderson|Toby]] had taken off his wings as they had knives on them and Dwight was not allowed to bring in weapons, thus people do not know what Dwight is. Bert notices what his costume is supposed to be and the two bond over playing ''StarCraft'' all day, ignoring everyone else. Dwight also makes Bert pretend to fire Toby for taking away his weapons, on the grounds that he is the CEO's son.
   
Robert, having witnessed the various discussions and arguments between some employees and aware about the fears of others, tells a horror story implementing all the fears and arguments as a way to convince them not to let fear control their lives. This inspires [[Jim]] and Pam to stop their argument and Erin to talk to Andy about her feelings.
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Robert, having witnessed the various discussions and arguments between some employees and aware about the fears of others, tells a horror story implementing all the fears and arguments as a way to convince them not to let fear control their lives. This inspires Jim and Pam to stop their argument and Erin to talk to Andy about her feelings.
   
 
==Cultural references==
 
==Cultural references==
 
*''[[wikipedia:South Park|South Park]]'' is an American animated sitcom.
 
*''[[wikipedia:South Park|South Park]]'' is an American animated sitcom.
*[[wikipedia:Kate Middleton|Kate Middleton]] is the maiden name of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, whose royal wedding Meredith and Kelly followed.
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*[[wikipedia:Kate Middleton|Kate Middleton]] is the maiden name of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, whose royal wedding [[Meredith]] and [[Kelly]] followed.
*Jim, Kevin and Darryl are dressed up as professional basketball players [[wikipedia:Chris Bosh|Chris Bosh]], [[wikipedia:Dwyane Wade|Dwyane Wade]] and [[wikipedia:LeBron James|LeBron James]], respectively.
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*Jim, [[Kevin]] and [[Darryl]] are dressed up as professional basketball players [[wikipedia:Chris Bosh|Chris Bosh]], [[wikipedia:Dwyane Wade|Dwyane Wade]] and [[wikipedia:LeBron James|LeBron James]], respectively.
*Ryan thinks Dwight is dressed up as the actress [[wikipedia:Whoopi Goldberg|Whoopi Goldberg]].
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*[[Ryan]] thinks Dwight is dressed up as the actress [[wikipedia:Whoopi Goldberg|Whoopi Goldberg]].
 
*Dwight dresses up as [[wikipedia:Sarah Kerrigan|Sarah Kerrigan]], a character from the video game series ''[[wikipedia:StarCraft|StarCraft]]''.
 
*Dwight dresses up as [[wikipedia:Sarah Kerrigan|Sarah Kerrigan]], a character from the video game series ''[[wikipedia:StarCraft|StarCraft]]''.
 
*Toby narrates a montage of previous costumes worn by Dwight including dressed as [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]], [[wikipedia:Jigsaw (Saw)|Jigsaw]], and [[wikipedia:Pinhead (Hellraiser)|Pinhead]], the primary antagonists from the ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'', ''[[wikipedia:Saw (franchise)|Saw]]'', and ''[[wikipedia:Hellraiser|Hellraiser]]'' franchises, respectively.
 
*Toby narrates a montage of previous costumes worn by Dwight including dressed as [[wikipedia:Freddy Krueger|Freddy Krueger]], [[wikipedia:Jigsaw (Saw)|Jigsaw]], and [[wikipedia:Pinhead (Hellraiser)|Pinhead]], the primary antagonists from the ''[[wikipedia:A Nightmare on Elm Street|A Nightmare on Elm Street]]'', ''[[wikipedia:Saw (franchise)|Saw]]'', and ''[[wikipedia:Hellraiser|Hellraiser]]'' franchises, respectively.
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*Gabe's "Cinema of the unsettling" film bears a striking resemblance to the cursed VHS from "[[wikipedia:The Ring|The Ring]]".
 
*Gabe's "Cinema of the unsettling" film bears a striking resemblance to the cursed VHS from "[[wikipedia:The Ring|The Ring]]".
 
*The dancing skeletons are possibly a reference to the old Disney short "Skeleton Dance".
 
*The dancing skeletons are possibly a reference to the old Disney short "Skeleton Dance".
*Oscar's costume is both a reference to former U.S. congressman [[wikipedia:Anthony Weiner|Anthony Weiner]], who was involved in a scandal earlier in 2011, and a play on the name of the [[wikipedia:Oscar Mayer|Oscar Mayer Company]], which is known for hot dogs.
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*[[Oscar]]'s costume is both a reference to former U.S. congressman [[wikipedia:Anthony Weiner|Anthony Weiner]], who was involved in a scandal earlier in 2011, and a play on the name of the [[wikipedia:Oscar Mayer|Oscar Mayer Company]], which is known for hot dogs.
   
 
==Connections to previous episodes==
 
==Connections to previous episodes==
*Angela is dressed in the same cat costume she wore in the season two episode, [[Halloween]].
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*Angela is dressed in the same cat costume she wore in the [[season two]] episode, [[Halloween]].
   
 
==Amusing details==
 
==Amusing details==
 
*Ryan, a former drug addict, is dressed as a meth cook and dealer.
 
*Ryan, a former drug addict, is dressed as a meth cook and dealer.
* Despite throwing out his bobble head in [[The Duel]], the [[Dwight Schrute]] bobble head was used to advertise this episode while wearing a skeleton mask. The bobble head does reappear later, suggesting that Dwight took it out of the garbage can perhaps after a change of heart soon after.
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* Despite throwing out his bobble head in [[The Duel]], the Dwight bobble head was used to advertise this episode while wearing a skeleton mask. The bobble head does reappear later, suggesting that Dwight took it out of the garbage can perhaps after a change of heart soon after.
 
* Toby, Kelly, and Gabe's skeleton costumes are not anatomically correct.
 
* Toby, Kelly, and Gabe's skeleton costumes are not anatomically correct.
   
 
==Halloween Costumes==
 
==Halloween Costumes==
*Andy- Construction Worker
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*Andy - Construction Worker
*Jim- NBA player Chris Bosh
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*Jim - NBA player Chris Bosh
*Dwight- Kerrigan from the video game ''StarCraft''
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*Dwight - Kerrigan from the video game ''StarCraft''
*Pam- Kangaroo
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*Pam Kangaroo
*Stanley- Some Chef
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*[[Stanley]] - Some Chef
*Phyllis- Sexy bunny
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*Phyllis - Sexy bunny
*Creed- Osama Bin Laden
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*[[Creed]] - Osama Bin Laden
*Meredith- Kate Middleton
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*Meredith - Kate Middleton
*Erin- Wendy's restaurant logo girl
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*Erin - Wendy's restaurant logo girl
*Darryl- NBA player LeBron James
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*Darryl - NBA player LeBron James
*Kevin- NBA player Dwayne Wade
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*Kevin - NBA player Dwayne Wade
*Anglea- A cat
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*Anglea - A cat
*Oscar- "Oscar Liar Weiner"
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*Oscar - "Oscar Liar Weiner"
*Ryan- Jessie Pinkman from ''Breaking Bad''
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*Ryan - Jessie Pinkman from ''Breaking Bad''
*Toby- A skeleton
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*Toby - A skeleton
*Kelly- A skeleton
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*Kelly - A skeleton
*Gabe- A skeleton
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*Gabe - A skeleton
   
 
==Fears in Robert California's story==
 
==Fears in Robert California's story==

Revision as of 20:04, March 3, 2019

"Spooked" is the fifth episode of the eighth season of the American television comedy series The Office and the show's 157th overall. It was the season's Halloween special. It was written by Carrie Kemper and directed by Randall Einhorn. It originally aired on NBC October 27, 2011. It was viewed by 5.53 million people.

Synopsis

Erin has been assigned to set up the Halloween party by Andy, who wants to live up to the expectations set by Robert California. Robert arrives with his son Bert and notices that the party is more tailored to kids than adults. In response, Andy asks Angela and Phyllis to help take over and re-tailor the party, much to Erin's chagrin. Andy also tells her that he wishes to speak with her at the end of the day. Worried about the party, she asks Gabe for help, and he gives her a tape to show everyone. Unaware of the fact that the video is full of disturbing images and no story, the office staff get upset when they see that there's hidden footage of them present in the video. Andy and Robert then talk with Erin in his office regarding the incident. Erin says that she got nervous when Andy wanted to have a talk with her, and she thought he was about to fire her regarding the party. However, Andy informs her that he is dating someone, and she is shocked to hear they have been out on 31 dates so far. Erin feels dejected and leaves.

Jim and Pam argue whether ghosts are real after she claims to have seen one at a pub where she used to work; their argument becomes extremely heated throughout the day. Meanwhile, Dwight had dressed up as Sarah Kerrigan from StarCraft, but Toby had taken off his wings as they had knives on them and Dwight was not allowed to bring in weapons, thus people do not know what Dwight is. Bert notices what his costume is supposed to be and the two bond over playing StarCraft all day, ignoring everyone else. Dwight also makes Bert pretend to fire Toby for taking away his weapons, on the grounds that he is the CEO's son.

Robert, having witnessed the various discussions and arguments between some employees and aware about the fears of others, tells a horror story implementing all the fears and arguments as a way to convince them not to let fear control their lives. This inspires Jim and Pam to stop their argument and Erin to talk to Andy about her feelings.

Cultural references

Connections to previous episodes

Amusing details

  • Ryan, a former drug addict, is dressed as a meth cook and dealer.
  • Despite throwing out his bobble head in The Duel, the Dwight bobble head was used to advertise this episode while wearing a skeleton mask. The bobble head does reappear later, suggesting that Dwight took it out of the garbage can perhaps after a change of heart soon after.
  • Toby, Kelly, and Gabe's skeleton costumes are not anatomically correct.

Halloween Costumes

  • Andy - Construction Worker
  • Jim - NBA player Chris Bosh
  • Dwight - Kerrigan from the video game StarCraft
  • Pam - Kangaroo
  • Stanley - Some Chef
  • Phyllis - Sexy bunny
  • Creed - Osama Bin Laden
  • Meredith - Kate Middleton
  • Erin - Wendy's restaurant logo girl
  • Darryl - NBA player LeBron James
  • Kevin - NBA player Dwayne Wade
  • Anglea - A cat
  • Oscar - "Oscar Liar Weiner"
  • Ryan - Jessie Pinkman from Breaking Bad
  • Toby - A skeleton
  • Kelly - A skeleton
  • Gabe - A skeleton

Fears in Robert California's story

  • Creed - Snakes
  • Angela - Dirt/Filth
  • Darryl - Being buried alive
  • Kevin - Mummies
  • Meredith - Jim
  • Kelly - Never marrying
  • Jim and Pam - Losing each other over an argument they couldn't get past
  • Dwight - Getting lost in imaginary worlds
  • Andy - Never living up to expectations of him (probably his parent's expectations)
  • Erin - Never speaking or acting on her feelings

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast

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