Jazz is Stupid: The Office, S09E08

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"Jazz Is Stupid... I mean just play the right notes!" - Angela to Dwight in the Office.

This scene from The Office, “The Target” (season 09 episode 08, 2012), has become one of the most ubiquitous jazz jokes on social media. This episode originally aired on November 9, 2012 to an audience of 3.88 million viewers. The dialogue here takes advantage of the notion that many people do not “understand” or “get” jazz. This sentiment can also be found in the entry on The Dailymash’s article “Woman ends 20-year attempt to like jazz,” and “Spinal Tap on Jazz.” Click here to view the Wikipedia page on this episode.

Angela: I feel so stupid. I sit next to him everyday.
Dwight: You're not stupid. Jazz is stupid.
Angela: Jazz is stupid! I mean, just play the right notes!
Dwight: I know...

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