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The Deposition

Setup: Jan is suing Dunder Mifflin for wrongful termination and Michael is being questioned about the company's treatment of her. A lawyer is asking Michael to clarify their relationship.

Lawyer: "And you were directly under her the entire time?"
Michael: TWSS.
...
Michael: "Come again."
Michael: TWSS.



From: The Deposition (Season 4, Episode 8)

(170 Laughs)
Sexual Harassment #2

Setup: Michael is announcing his “retirement from comedy” to the office, following a meeting with corporate about sexual harassment.

Jim: Does that include that's what she said?
Michael: Yes.
Jim: “Wow, that is really hard. You really think you can go all day long? Well, you always left me satisfied and smiling.”
Michael: TWSS!


From: Sexual Harassment (Season 2, Episode 2)

(143 Laughs)
The Convention

Setup: Jan is telling Michael she can’t be with him all day because she’s in and out of meetings.
Jan: "I can’t stay on top of you 24/7."
(Implied): TWSS.



From: The Convention (Season 3, Episode 2)

(106 Laughs)
Weight Loss

Setup: The office is starting to go on a collective diet and Dwight offers everyone one last bite of an eclair before the first weigh-in.

Dwight: "Hold it in your mouth if you can't swallow."
(Implied): TWSS.



From: Weight Loss (Season 5, Episode 1)

(98 Laughs)
Michael's Birthday

Setup: Dwight is talking to the camera about how it is hard for him to make sure Michael’s birthday is a success every year.

Dwight: “He gets very excited, but he’s also under a lot of pressure, which builds up until he’s ready to explode…it’s my job to release that pressure, so he can enjoy himself, if only for a moment.”
(Missed): TWSS.



From: Michael's Birthday (Season 2, Episode 19)

(92 Laughs)
Product Recall

Setup: Michael is handling damage control after paper featuring an obscene watermark went out to a high school. He tells Jim he needs to take Andy with him to visit the client.
Michael: "I need two men on this."
Michael: TWSS, no time, but she did!



From: Product Recall (Season 3, Episode 20)

(73 Laughs)
Goodbye Toby

Setup: Michael & Holly are on a ferris wheel at Toby's goodbye party. Holly is telling Michael about her previous employer.

Holly: "It was easy to get in but impossible to rise up."

Michael: (trailing off) TWSS.



From: Goodbye Toby (Season 4, Episode 14)

(73 Laughs)
Sexual Harassment #1

Setup: Michael is asking people to watch a sexual harassment video with him.
Jim: “No thanks I’m good.”
Michael: TWSS. Pam?
Pam: “My mother’s coming.”
Michael: TWSS.


From: Sexual Harassment (Season 2, Episode 2).

(69 Laughs)
Conflict Resolution

Setup: Michael is going through employee complaint records one-by-one to resolve past conflicts. He starts by bringing up the Phyllis-Angela dispute.
Angela: "You already did me.”
Michael: TWSS.


From: Conflict Resolution (Season 2, Episode 21)

(65 Laughs)
The Fight

Setup: Michael is telling everyone to pitch-in and help him finish his work before they can leave the office.
Michael: "Come on, let's gangbang this thing and go home."
(Missed):TWSS.


From: The Fight (Season 2, Episode 6)

(65 Laughs)
Stress Relief #2

Setup: Pam is roasting Michael and brings up the time she walked in on him naked in his office.
Pam: “...his thing is so small. If it were an iPod it would be a shuffle.”
(Missed): TWSS


From: Stress Relief (Season 5, Episode 13)

(64 Laughs)
Dinner Party #2

Setup: At the dinner party, Michael & Jan ar talking about Jan's candle business.

Michael: Oh, good, then I'll be your first customer.
Jan: "You're hardly my first."
Michael: TWSS.


From: Dinner Party (Season 4, Episode 9)

(63 Laughs)
Initiation

Setup: Michael & Stanley are eating their pretzels from the Pretzel Day cart.
Michael: “They taste so good in my mouth.”
Stanley: TWSS.



From: Initiation (Season 3, Episode 5)

(62 Laughs)
Valentine's Day

Setup: A delivery guy is bringing Phyllis a gigantic teddy bear from Bob Vance for Valentine’s Day.
Kevin: "Man, that thing’s bigger than I am.”
(Missed): TWSS.



From: Valentine's Day (Season 2, Episode 16)

(60 Laughs)
Stress Relief #1

Setup: Everyone in the office is laying on the floor in the conference room as part of a relaxation exercise. Stanley’s heart rate monitor keeps beeping when Michael goes near him.
Michael: “Oscar, would you reach over and touch his thing."
Michael: That's what he said, right guys, ‘cause of gay.


From: Stress Relief (Season 5, Episode 13)

(59 Laughs)