The Office: The Manager and the Salesman, 6.16

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Writer: Mindy Kaling, Director: Marc Webb

Summary (NBC): The office is eager to welcome Sabre CEO Jo Bennett to Scranton, and are dazzled by her Southern ways. But when Jo finds out there are two branch managers, she says either Michael or Jim must go back to being a salesman. Meanwhile, Andy’s Valentine’s Day plan backfires. Guest stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Woods.

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The Office The Manager and the Salesman rating

In a poll conducted February 11-15, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.568/10

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The Office The Manager and the Salesman quotes

Michael: Hello, Vancouver, this is Michael Scott calling from the United States of America.

Dwight: Could it be under ‘affirmation’? — ’cause you have thousands of those.

Michael: I have always heard that British Columbia is a very nice place, but I am not getting that from this conversation.

Michael: She bought us sight unseen, like a mail order bride.

Michael: I mean, are we ugly? Are we smart? Are we cool? Are we too cool? Do we speak English?

Jo: I kept the Mrs. just to piss off the new wife.

Jo: They love a good crotch!

Dwight: I am treating you the same as a man, for whom I would also not stand. Unless it was the president. Or Judge Judy.

Jo: Who’s this tall drink of sun tea?

Andy: Got some valentine’s cards for my co-workers and my bro-workers.

Meredith: I have this thing about men cutting or threatening to cut my throat. Don’t try to cut my throat.

Michael: I don’t know how things work in Florida, which, from your description sounds like a colorful, lawless swamp.

Jo: Now this is knucklehead talk.

Jo: You can’t give me gravy and tell me it’s jelly ’cause gravy ain’t sweet!

Michael: Where I’m from, there’s two kinds of folk. Those who ain’t, and those who are knee-high on a grasshopper. Which type ain’t you ain’t?

Jo: I’m a breast cancer survivor, close personal friends with Nancy Pelosi, and Truman Capote and I slept with three of the same guys.

Andy: It’s Roger Federer for Men.

Jo: Chop chop, little onion.

Michael: I can’t even go near a cigarette now without thinking of a penis. And vice versa.

Jim: With all due respect to this job, I think I’m definitely in it for the money. And quite honestly, the women.

Michael: Oh that is my favorite ocean! I love it!

Michael: Manuel who?

Michael: You can take the man out of the salesman, but you can’t take the sales out of salesman.

Michael: Have fun signing my commission checks, boss.

Dwight: Bobcat, this is Dragon.

Dwight: I wish I had a lair.

Ryan: Did you see Saw?
Dwight: Of course I see-saw. Mose and I see-saw all the time.

Michael: Who should I call with my magic sales fingers?

Dwight: Why don’t you just let me handle the Tolkien references, okay, dumb jock?

Erin: A spinning brain is a working brain.

Kelly: I know, obsessed with me much?

Erin: That girl can sing and dance and gets all of her clothes at the mall.

Dwight: He’s molesting people via the Internet.

Michael: I am going to Google sulfur maps.

Dwight: Michael, it’s Phyllis.
Michael: No, this is geological.

Andy: It’s not ’cause of the smell, I’m just expecting a nosebleed.

Kelly: I didn’t see you. And you were there all along.

Meredith: Believe me, if I got that card, we’d be in the bathroom doing it right now.

Michael: It’s just a farty dirt patch.

Michael: I wish we had one of those amnesia flashlights from ‘Men In Black.’

Jo: You two are grown-ass men.

Jo: Finish walking my dogs for me. And don’t ride them. A lot of people try to ride them.

Andy: Yours in professionalism, Nard Dog.

Kelly: Do you realize how hard that makes me like you, Andy?

Dwight: New record … low.

Ryan: Jim dug his own grave. But maybe we provided … the shovel.

Dwight: It is beet vodka, and it is delicious.
Ryan: I’m not interested in anything I have to make myself!

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111 comments

  1. Not the best episode, but it was great seeing Michael and Jim trying to fight over who got to be ‘demoted’. Also, Erin was so cute at the end when Andy got so nervous!

  2. I loved this episode!! Great way to fit in everything we needed!!! The diabolical plot! Awesome quotes from Michael! Andy and Erin! AND JIM IS BACK TO NORMAL!! HE PUT DWIGHT’S TIE IN HIS COFFEE!!!

    HAAHAAHAAHA!!

  3. That was AH-mazing! Loved everything about it… makes up for last week completely. Michael was hilarious in this one…!! Haven’t laughed so much since the wedding!

  4. I loved this episode, which was full of awesomeness. I like how everything turned out, although I wonder where they are going to go next with the Sabre storyline. I like the relationship between Michael and Erin. Erin has so much fun helping him out.

  5. That is why Mindy Kaling’s episodes are my favorite. Who is this tall drink of suntea? Jim is back! I really love the Dwight/Ryan dynamic and although I’ve never been an Erin fan it breaks my heart to see her sad. Thanks Mindy for being awesome!

  6. Yay, Michael’s still manager but Jim benefits too! It’s the best of both worlds! Why won’t Andy admit his feelings? Other than that, loved the episode!

  7. Everyone was fantastic in this episode but Ryan stole the show. Man, Kathy Bates is a great actress. Loved to see Jim back where he belongs (and is much funnier.) Dwight’s tie in the coffee was the funniest moment of the episode and was a great “everything’s back to normal moment” much like Michael’s foot on the desk at the end of “Broke.”

  8. a very solid episode, in my opinion. at the end i got the sense that, despite sabre, things are kind of going back to normal. it was really funny and well done.

  9. So many things to love about this episode! The visuals were awesome, those dogs were hilarious, the apple squashing, the tissues up Andy’s nose, all very funny! Things I absolutely love? When Jim took his jacket off, rolled up his sleeves and put Dwight’s tie in his coffee mug. I’m really happy Jim is back in Sales and that he could make more money that way. So many good Michael quotes. Not really feeling Erin and Andy, wish they’d just let it go or something. I also loved how Ryan and Dwight thought they actually did something. All in all, I really loved it!

  10. One little thing that stood out: I loved Kathy Bates just getting so annoyed…”You two are grown ass men!” and “This is knucklehead talk.”. She’s a great actress.

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