The Office (2005–2013)
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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:

Stress Relief See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The opening scene, in which the characters frantically scramble to escape the Dunder Mifflin office due to what they believe is a fire, took about a day and a half to shoot. It took much longer than the average 45 minutes of shooting time for a scene of that length due to the amount of stunt work involved 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

Andy Bernard: I'm not insightful enough to be a movie critic. Maybe I could be a food critic. "These muffins taste bad." Or an art critic. "That painting is bad."
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Connections

Edited from The Office: Did I Stutter? (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Something That Is Nothing
(uncredited)
Written by John Frizzell and Gabriel Mann
Performed by Gabriel Mann
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It'll grow on you
14 December 2009 | by alisabuechelSee all my reviews

DKOSTY; This show is not really one you can start watching beginning with the 5th season. It has a lot of inter-office politics, jokes that have a foundation on the other seasons, dry sarcastic wit and over-the-top inappropriateness (part of a few actor's characters) and especially jokes that are only understood if you understand the characters. "That guy that started the fire" is supposed to come off as a total idiot. That's his character. It's true this show has a lot of subtle humor and the style is not for everyone, but I hope you give it a chance because it's just the kind of show that will grow on you if you do.


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