Who Said It? The Ultimate "Office Space" Quote Quiz!


By: J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

It is known as one of the most quoted movies of all time! Take the ultimate quiz and see how well you remember these famous lines from the film, "Office Space."

"The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

"Office Space" was released on February 19, 1999. It was directed by Mike Judge.


"No! Not again! Why does it say paper jam when there is no paper jam?"

Samir is portrayed by actor Ajay Naidu. Naidu is an American actor of Indian descent. He was born in 1972.


"Yeah, well, at least your name isn’t Michael Bolton."

Michael refuses to be known as Mike. He doesn't believe he should have to change his name, since Michael Bolton, the singer, is the one he believes stinks.


"I don’t like my job and I don’t think I’ll go anymore."

Peter Gibbons is portrayed by actor Ron Livingston. Besides "Office Space," Livingston is also known for his role in "Band of Brothers."


"But I…I was told that I could listen to the radio at a reasonable volume from 9 to 11 while I’m collating…"

Milton is portrayed by actor Stephen Root. Aside from "Office Space," he is known for his role as Jimmy James on the TV sitcom, "NewsRadio."


"Next Friday…is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans."

Bill Lumbergh is portrayed by actor Gary Cole. Cole was born on September 20, 1956 in Park Ridge, Illinois.


"I used to be addicted to crack, but now I am off it and trying to stay clean. That is why I am selling magazine subscriptions."

Steve is portrayed by actor Orlando Jones. Steve shows up selling magazines at Peter's door. Tthis quote was his introduction and selling pitch.


"I’ll be honest with you. I love his music. I do. I’m a Michael Bolton fan."

Despite its popularity in modern day culture, "Office Space" grossed only $12 million at the box office.


"Hey Peter, check it out, channel 9, it’s the breast exams!"

Lawrence is Peter's next door neighbor through very thin walls. Lawrence is portrayed by actor Diedrich Bader.


"I’m thinking about taking that new chick from Logistics. If things go right, I might be showing her my O-face."

Drew is portrayed by actor Greg Pitts. Pitts is best known for his role in "Office Space."


"What about today? Is today the worst day of your life?"

Dr. Swanson is Peter's therapist. He is portrayed by actor Mike McShane.


"I can’t believe what a bunch of nerds we are. We’re looking up money laundering in a dictionary."

Peter and his co-workers are determined to find a way to rip off Initech, make millions, and never have to work again in their lives.


"You know, squirrely looking guy mumbles a lot."

Bob Porter is one of 'the Bobs.' The other Bob is Bob Slydell. The two of them are the consultants re=evaluating the Initech staff.


"What am I gonna do with 40 subscriptions to “Vibe?"

Ron Livingston was born on June 5, 1967 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is a graduate of Yale University.


"If you want me to wear 37 pieces of flair, like your pretty boy over there, Brian, why don’t you just make the minimum 37 pieces of flair?"

Joanna has trouble maintaining enough 'flair' on her apron at the restaurant, according to her boss. She is constantly compared to her overly-enthusiastic co-worker, Brian.


"Uh, we have sort of a problem here. Yeah. You apparently didn’t put one of the new coversheets on your TPS reports."

Mike Judge wrote the "Office Space" screenplay . Daniel Rappaport and Michael Rotenberg produced the film.


"No one in this country can ever pronounce my name right. It’s…it’s not that hard."

Samir proceeds with his rant, "Na-ghee-na-na-jar. Nagheenanajar." He is easily frustrated by people who mispronounce his name.


"So can I get you gentlemen something more to drink? Or maybe something to nibble on? Some Pizza Shooters, Shrimp Poppers, or Extreme Fajitas?"

Brian is portrayed by actor Todd Duffey. Duffey is best known for this role in "Office Space," however, he also appeared in a recurring role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."


"Uh-oh. Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays."

This female temp was portrayed by actress Jennifer Jane Emerson.


"You can’t just walk up to a waitress and ask her out."

Despite encouragement from his co-workers, Peter is hesitant to ask Joanna out. Even though he wants to, he feels slightly uncomfortable.


"Why don’t you just tell Anne that you’re not into hypnosis and you want to play poker with us?"

Michael is portrayed by actor David Herman. He is best known as an original cast member of "MADtv."


"You have to interview with this consultant they call inefficiency experts. But what you’re really doing is interviewing for your own job!"

Tom Smykowski is portrayed by actor Richard Riehle. He was born on May 12, 1948 and has appeared in various films and television shows, including "Quantum Leap," "ER," "The West Wing," "Lethal Weapon IV," and "Beethoven's 5th."


"That is the worse idea I’ve ever heard in my life, Tom."

Tom says to the group: "It was a 'Jump to Conclusions' mat. You see, it would be this mat that you would put on the floor... and would have different CONCLUSIONS written on it that you could JUMP TO." Samir agrees with Michael, "Yes, this is horrible, this idea!"


“PC Load Letter...?"

David Herman appeared in several other comedy films, including "Dude, Where's My Car?," "Fun with Dick and Jane," and "Idiocracy."


"I, I, I, I, I didn’t receive my paycheck this week."

"Office Space" was film mainly in Austin, Texas. The beach scenes were filmed in Key West, Florida.


"So you guys are gonna fire Mike and Samir, and you’re gonna give me more money?"

The role of Peter's love interest, Joanna, was played by actress Jennifer Aniston. Aniston's middle name is actually Joanna.


"Don’t worry, man. I won’t tell anyone either."

Lawrence overheard Peter and the guys talking about their plan to score millions from Initech. Peter assured them that Lawrence was not a real threat.


"So you’re stealing?...Oh, okay. So you’re gonna be making a lot of money, right?...It’s not yours?...How is that not stealing?"

Jennifer Aniston first gained popularity in television for her role as Rachel Green on "Friends." The popular sitcom aired from 1994 - 2004.


"You think you’re some kind of, like, angel here? No, you’re just this penny-stealing, wanna-be criminal!"

"Office Space" was created after a series of four animated short films entitled "Milton," which Mike Judge also created.


"Say hello to Lumbergh for me!"

Peter says this to Joanna after finding out that she once slept with Bill Lumbergh. Peter is disgusted and she tries to defend herself, but they only end up arguing more.


"Wanna go to Chotchkie’s, get some coffee?"

Peter, who has just arrived at work, asks his coworkers if they want to head out for coffee. They think it's a bit too early, but go with him anyway.


"You have to use your mind, come up with some really great idea like that, and you can make millions, never have to work again!"

Richard Riehle was born on May 12, 1948 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In the same year that "Office Space" was released, he also appeared in "Blink of an Eye," "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo," "Kill the Man" and "Au Pair."


"Ah! Yeah. It’s just we’re putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports before they go out now. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that’d be great. All right!"

Dom Portwood is portrayed by actor Joe Bays. He was the second person to ask Peter about the TPS reports. His boss, Bill, also annoyed him about them.


"I could set the building on fire."

"Office Space" was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It's running time was only 89 minutes.


"Corporate accounts payable, ________ speaking. Just a moment."

Nina continuously answers the phone with the same tone and enthusiasm. She is portrayed by actress Kinna McInroe.


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