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Stress Relief 

Dwight's too-realistic fire alarm gives Stanley a heart attack. When he returns, Michael learns that he is the cause of Stanley's stress. To remedy the situation, he forces the office to throw a roast for him.

Director:

Jeffrey Blitz

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Paul Lieberstein | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard (archive footage)
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Vance
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
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Storyline

Dwight's too-realistic fire alarm gives Stanley a heart attack. When he returns, Michael learns that he is the cause of Stanley's stress. To remedy the situation, he forces the office to throw a roast for him.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode aired on NBC directly following Super Bowl XLIII between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals a rare instance of The Office airing on a Sunday instead of the traditional Thursdays. See more »

Goofs

When Dwight reveals to the rest of the office that it was only a fire drill, he says there is no fire, but he did actually start a fire in a garbage can. No one was seen putting it out. See more »

Quotes

Michael Scott: [talking about his roast] I have got to make sure YouTube comes down to tape this.
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Connections

References Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make My Dreams
(uncredited)
Written by Sara Allen, Daryl Hall and John Oates
Performed by Hall & Oates
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Stress Relief
3 February 2009 | by espunierSee all my reviews

Oh, man.

I saw the first four season of the office in about three weeks, just to catch up with the fifth season.

And this is BY FAR the best episode of the office i have had the pleasure to see.

EVERYTHING for this episode is worth mentioning. The crazy beginning, which got me cracked up with Angela's effort to have her cat saved, the Hannibal Lecter CPR moment, the Lily movie, Andy crying, Pam and her parents, Michael feeding pigeons.

It all adds up to the climax, Michael trying to offend Stanley and Stanley laughing.

It just made me realize that Michael Scott is like a grown up child in a playground. A playground called Dunder Mifflin.


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