The Office: Broke, 5.25

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The Office Broke

Writer: Charlie Grandy, Director: Steve Carell

Summary (NBC): Michael’s new company struggles to make early morning deliveries while the office tries to get their expense reports in on time after Angela enforces Dunder Mifflin’s policy.

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The Office Broke rating

In a poll conducted April 23-27, Tallyheads rated this episode: 9.17/10

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The Office Broke quotes

Ryan: Ever since I’ve gotten clean, there’s something about fresh morning air that just really makes me sick.

Michael: Oh Halpert, woah! Boner patrol, arrest that man!

Michael: Your donuts make me go nuts!

Pam: It was either this or an old school bus with an owl living in it.

Pam: Wait, is this just milk and sugar?

Andy: I don’t want to have said that. But I think it’s important that you know it.

Dwight: Been there, done that.

Charles: Stanley, pay attention.

David: I find that extraordinarily surprising.

Dwight: Come along, afterthought.

Dwight: I say we fill Michael’s office with bees.

Dwight: No, Jim, I use a bad apiarist.

Pam: We have maybe a month. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
Jim: Oh, yeah, well don’t worry about it. We’ll figure it out. We’ll be okay.
Pam: That’s what Michael said.
Jim: Oh, yeah. Only this time we will be okay. (Jim’s cell phone rings. The ringtone is Dwight saying “Idiot, idiot, idiot…”) Oh, that’s my new “Dwight” ring.
Pam: I like it.
Jim: Good, right? Hello.
Dwight: Idiot, we’re starting back up. This is Dwight, by the way.

Ryan: I never went to Thailand. I went to Fort Lauderdale.

Ryan: You never had pad thai.

Dwight: Michael adores me. I’m the man for this job.

Michael: We’re not hiring, Jim.

Jim: I will see you titans of industry upstairs.

Michael: We’re not only tight ends, we’re also quarterbacks.

Michael: There is no way in hell that I am going to say that we’re broke.

Michael: Well, well, well. How the turntables …

Michael: I’ll see your situation and I’ll raise your situation.

Michael: I don’t think I have to wait out Dunder Mifflin. I think I just have to wait out you.

Dwight: Mose in socks. Boom, case closed.

Charles: You two are morons.

Michael: Wouldn’t you rather have a fishing pole than a fish?

Michael: I want a Sebring.
Charles: They don’t make them anymore.

Michael: I don’t care if Ryan murdered his entire family. He is like a son to me.

Michael: I have no shortage of company names.

Michael: Our balls are in your court.

Michael: No, no. You’re done.

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  1. Overall a pretty solid episode, but not quite as strong as last week’s. It ties up the arc nicely with the added bonus of Pam as a saleswoman. What they’re going to do with Ryan and the new receptionist is still unknown, but I trust the writers.

    I personally liked the comparison between Charles/Dwight and Jim/David, both wearing the same colour shirts.

  2. I liked this one a lot, but what happened to the expense report subplot? That was about 25 seconds of air time and the summary from NBC made it sound like half the story!

  3. SO awesome! There were some great funny moments, but overall it was just a great pick-me-up episode. Really had you cheering the entire time for MSPC.

    The ending was great!

  4. Oh my god… I didn’t think that episode could possibly get any better, and then Ryan refused the champagne. This is the best show on television, I feel so genuinely excited for the characters.

  5. Jim:I’ll see you titans of industry upstairs
    Michael: Yeah we’re tightends but we’re also quarterbacks

    *Welcome back to Dunder Mifflin guys!!!
    (I know it was a good episode, I’ve never heard my mom laugh so hard)

  6. Felt much more like “The Office” than last week’s. I’m only upset that yet another story arc has come and gone within a few episodes. But since I wasn’t in love with those episodes anyway, it’s okay.

  7. LOVED IT. One of the best. I love it when Michael’s brilliance shines through. Makes him a much more believable character.

  8. @3 I totally agree with the shirt colors.

    I also loved the ending segment with Michael cutting Charles off.

    Overall great show, not as many laughs as the last but still great.

  9. Well done! It’s a great day to have your TV family back together again. It just gave me a nice little warm spot in my heart. Great episode overall.
    I nearly choked myself when I heard “now that the turn tables…”

    Awesome episode. Love seeing David Wallace, as usual.

  10. Charles is not gone from Dunder Mifflin, just Dunder Mifflin Scranton.

    And Michael and Jim owned Charles tonight.

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