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The Office Episode Fans Always Skip On A Rewatch

Developed by Greg Daniels and based on the British series of the same name, "The Office" is a mockumentary-style series that follows a set of employees who work at the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Some of the major characters include ignorant regional manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), socially inept salesman Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), sarcastic salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinksi), and amiable receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), to name just a few of the array of quirky characters.

One of the best parts about the show, fans would argue, is just how many funny moments each episode presents — from the fake fire drill to Jim and Dwight's customer service training to the entirety of the dinner party, there are countless hilarious moments from which to choose. However, not all of the episodes are winners — at least in the eyes of the most ardent fans. In fact, there's one episode, in particular, that fans often report skipping during a rewatch of the series. Here's the one episode even the most dedicated fans don't feel the need to revisit.

Fans skip Season 8's Angry Andy

One fan of "The Office" took to Reddit to talk about how they always decide to skip Season 8, Episode 21 ("Angry Andy") when rewatching the series. U/Gaelahad wrote, "I just hate this part of Nellie and how they treated Andy." 

If you need a refresher, "Angry Andy" sees Andy (Ed Helms) return to Dunder Mifflin to find out that Nellie (Catherine Tate) has taken over his job as manager. After the employees find out that Andy's demotion has affected his sex life with Erin (Ellie Kemper), Nellie even holds a meeting to discuss Andy's "impotence." By the end of the episode, Andy has thrown a fit, punched a hole in a wall (for the second time within the series), and, consequently, been fired.

Interestingly, u/Gaelahad was not the only Reddit user to voice this view. In fact, more than a few Reddit users placed the blame for his lackluster episode on Nellie's character. One user wrote, "This was [Nellie's] brattiest [and] most obnoxious scene." Another fan, u/thelordgonzo, took the sentiment a step further, declaring, "I skip the entire season, I can't stand Nellie."

However, not all of the blame was placed on Nellie. Likely referencing both Nellie and Robert (James Spader), who doesn't help out Andy because of his crush on Nellie, u/Theodore__Kerabatsos wrote, "Terrible writing. The whole situation made no sense. How do you betray a colleague you've worked with for years?"

On the other hand, not all fans agree with this take

Not all of the fans are against the episode. One user, u/psrandom, made a case as to why the premise makes perfect sense: "I don't see why that is an issue. Andy was clearly less focused on the job than Michael. Nellie on the other hand tried to actually help all the branch members." Adding to this, u/AchtungBecca, wrote, "I don't know, I love this scene. Maybe it's Angela's reaction to docking Andy's pay, but it always makes me laugh."

One fan, u/thicovski, is especially impartial toward Nellie and wrote, "Oh my God. I adore Nellie so much. So sad people hated her for no reason." In response to this, the original poster was quick to clarify that they found her "good [in the] last season" but that she hated the role she played in this specific episode because of how she treats Andy after taking his job.

Meanwhile, another user, whose opinion falls right in the middle of the debate, wrote, "They were both terrible, tbh. Nellie just didn't fit & Andy turns into a complete mess once he starts dating Angela."

While there certainly seems to be plenty of debate on the topic, we'll simply have to leave this episode's definitive rewatchability ranking up to the fans.