Writer: Mindy Kaling, Director: Amy Heckerling
Summary (DVD): The blundering men of Dunder Mifflin vie for the attention of an attractive woman who appears at the office trying to sell purses. Guest star: Amy Adams.
Writer: Greg Daniels, Director: Greg Daniels
Summary (DVD): Michael and select members of the staff train for a basketball game against warehouse workers. Confident that his team will be victorious, Michael bets that the losing side be required to work on a Saturday.
Writer: Michael Schur, Director: Bryan Gordon
Summary (DVD): In an attempt to raise everyone’s dwindling spirits, Michael insists on planning a birthday party, even though the closest birthday is weeks away. As rumors of downsizing continue to circulate, Dwight suggests to Jim that they form a protective, strategic alliance.
Writer: Paul Lieberstein
Director: Ken Whittingham
Summary (DVD): When Corporate asks him to select a more cost-effective insurance plan for the staff, Michael dodges the unpleasant responsibility and Dwight eagerly takes on the task.
Writer: B.J. Novak, Director: Ken Kwapis
Summary (DVD): A “Racial Tolerance and Diversity in the Workplace” seminar is anything but harmonious when Michael, ignoring the fact that his own inappropriate behavior necessitated the workshop, undermines the consultant. Guest star: Larry Wilmore.
Writers: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Director: Ken Kwapis
Summary (DVD): A documentary crew visits Dunder Mifflin to learn about modern management techniques and observe employee behavior. Oblivious regional supervisor Michael Scott struggles to maintain his staff’s morale as rumors of impending layoffs circulate.