The Office: Michael Scott Paper Company, 5.23

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The Office

Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Summary (NBC): Dwight and Andy strike up an unlikely friendship and plan a hunting trip. Regional Supervisor Charles (Idris Elba) asks Jim for a “rundown,” and Jim spends his day trying to figure out what that is. Michael hosts a Paper & Pancakes luncheon.

The Office Michael Scott Paper Company rating

In a poll conducted April 9-13, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.27/10

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The Office Michael Scott Paper Company quotes

Michael: It’s Britney, bitch.

Jim: Love the hair.

Jim: You realize you’re not actually talking to me, right?

Kelly: Yes, Charles. You wanted me.

Kevin: I thought Rajani Ghanda was a boy’s name.

Michael: 788 ‘not yet replieds, but of that group, 782 have viewed it.

Pam: The worst part is, I like making copies.

Ryan: She’d probably be a six in New York, but she’s like a seven here in Scranton.

Jim: What the hell is a rundown?

Toby: Hey, you been watching Damages this year? It’s so good.

Ryan: You could be hot, too, if you made any effort at all.

Michael: Mom, I’m going to have to call you back. P is being a giant B.

Andy: The last thing I want to do is step on your funk, man.

Ryan: I wish my iPod could make phone calls. No, I don’t want an iPhone. I know what an iPhone is.

Michael: I should go and start my own paper company. That’ll show ’em.

Michael: Who would have thought that the thing that would save this company would be work? And pancakes.

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122 comments

  1. Loving the Dw-andy bromance & How about those opening credits!!! Great episode on so many levels!

  2. Holy CRAP!!! What an amazing episode!! The scene with Dwight and Andy and the banjo and guitar was hands down the best scene EVER!!!

  3. WOW! Now THAT was a great episode! I loved the new opening titles (at least for this episode). I like how Michael isn’t acting like an idiot or being over-the-top. And Pam made a sale! I can’t wait to see where this story arc leads.

  4. I haven’t loled this much in so long! AMAZING episode!

    Question: Who was Michael talking to on the phone in that one scene?

  5. I’m reeeeally excited to see what’s in store for the new Michael Scott Paper Company.

  6. First of all, I’m still freaking out about Ryan watching the “Flea Market Montgomery” video! So funny!

    And the Dwandy bromance was pretty hilarious too.

  7. Awesome!!! Dwight and Andy’s dueling banjo/guitar was PRICELESS!!! Excellent episode! I’m interested to see where this plot is taking us because usually our little show doesn’t have much of a plot direction (at least not very rapid changes)…. But great night for TO with both these episodes!

  8. I loved it!!! I’m still finding myself giggling when I remember certain scenes and certain musical numbers. This was an amazing episode!

  9. I loved the part that had taken place in michael
    scott’s new paper company office, where someone was
    upstairs using the bathroom while on the phone…
    Michael looked so pathetic

  10. Andy and Dwight as friends? Love it! Such an odd duo and yet so funny. And the new credits just make my heart warm.

    I’m glad it was Pam that made the first sale… it means Ryan still has never made a sale.

  11. Am I crazy or is Erin (the new receptionist) the same girl that Michael had a connection with at the Blood Drive?

    She’s cute.

    If it is her, it would be hilarious to see Dwight, Andy, and Michael gunning after the same woman.

  12. I’m from West Virginia, so I am thrilled that they sang that song, AND didn’t even make fun of us! I’m used to that, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt…all the more reason to love “The Office!”

  13. to #16 that’s because it was Toby (I’m pretty sure anyway) and to #7 I’m pretty sure he said mom while he was talking on the phone

  14. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott

    I also loved Michael listening to Toby talking in the bathroom.

  15. Another great episode. I loved the new intro. I’m proud of Pam for making her first sale. Creed stealing Michael’s pancakes was priceless. Dwight and Andy as buddies was awesome. I was happy to see Andy playing his banjo again.

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