The Office (2005–2013)
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Goodbye, Toby 

Michael throws an extravagant going-away party for Toby, and falls in love with the woman who is replacing him. Jim plans to propose to Pam at the party, but gets out-staged. Back at corporate, Ryan is arrested for fraud.


Paul Feig


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Jennifer Celotta | 3 more credits »




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
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez


The day has come, it is Toby's last day at the office as he leaves to go to Costa Rica. Michael is super excited that Toby is leaving and makes the party extra special. But Toby's replacement Holly Flax, is now the new crush of Michael, which means Michael has to act nice towards Toby, and Michael finds out some interesting news. While Jim uses this night to propose to Pam, someone else proposes. Back at corporate, Ryan gets arrested for Fraud because he was recording sales twice from the website and offices to deceive Dunder Mifflins shareholders. Written by James Hake

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Release Date:

15 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The voice of the woman that Phyllis talks to on the phone about the anti-gravity machine is Amy Ryan (who also plays Holly Flax). See more »


In the beginning of the episode Michael sets his watch alarm to go off when Toby leaves. He later gives the watch to Toby as a gift. Toby then continues to change it to Costa Rican time, yet the alarm still goes off at the scheduled time of Toby's departure at the end of the episode. See more »


[as Toby introduces his replacement]
Toby Flenderson: Michael Scott, this is Holly.
Holly Flax: Hi.
Michael Scott: Hi. Yeah, right. Okay, well, they hired a female Toby. Good for the world. Thank you, God, for creating two of you. Here's how things work here: My job is to make the office fun. Your job is to make the office lame, and we have an eternal struggle, you and I, and only one of us can be the winner. Spoiler alert, I'm going to win.
Holly Flax: Man, someone doesn't like HR.
Michael Scott: Yeah.
Holly Flax: What did you do to him?
Toby Flenderson: Nothing.
Michael Scott: No, he tortured me with his ...
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References National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) See more »


"Goodbye Stranger'
Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Performed by Steve Carell
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No. He tortured me with his awfulness.

This episode is fantastic in every way. There's so much to praise. Toby, Michael, the arrival of Holly, the proposal of a certain 2 people, it's all good stuff. A great ending to the best season of TV I've ever seen. Season 4 is something truly special, nearly every episode could be one of my favorites of the series. Unfortunately it starts to go a little downhill after this, but really, it would be a huge challenge to top this.

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