The Office: The Surplus, 5.10

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The Office The Surplus

Writers: Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky, Director: Paul Feig

Summary (NBC): Oscar informs Michael that the office must spend a $4300 surplus or lose it in next year’s budget. Dwight takes Angela and Andy to Schrute Farms to work on wedding plans.

The Office The Surplus rating

In a poll conducted Dec. 4-8, Tallyheads rated this episode: 8.42/10

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The Office The Surplus quotes

Michael: There’s the “X-Axix.”

Michael: Why don’t you explain this to me like I’m five.

Oscar: Next summer …
Michael: … I’ll be six.

Pam: Oscar, no. This is not the time for one of your principled stands.

Michael: You are the silent killer. Go back to the annex.

Creed: The balls on you, man.

Michael: I swallowed all your ideas. I’m going to digest them and see what comes out the other end.

Andy: “Walk until you hear the beehive.”

Dwight: We’ll dig a trench. As long as it’s downhill from the well, we should be fine.

Angela: Nana Mimi cannot squat over some trench.

Andy: I am not losing another deposit.

Pam: But I really think you should reconsider.

Pam: I’m not threatening you. I love you.

Angela: Do you have to slaughter on our wedding day?

Andy: If we pay extra, could you slaughter the entrees the day before?

Pam: It is on! It is SO on.

Pam: How is it possible that in five years, I’ve had two engagement rings and only one chair?

Jim: I got you some tiramisu. No hard feelings.

Michael: Check out these pants. $9. The boys department.

Pam: See ya later … Hot Tie Guy.

Dwight: Cats don’t make butter.

Andy: Damn, why is that in the kitchen?

Pam: There’s that ass! Aww, don’t take it away!

Dwight: Although born just minutes from here, he speaks only German. Closed society.

Hank: You know I hustled up the stairs.

Angela: I made a mistake picking Andy.

Michael: Some of the chocolate powder just went down my throat.

Michael: I love Burlington Coat Factory.

Michael: It is erkel-nomically correct.

Michael: They sit on big piles of garbage.

Michael: We throw out perfectly good tiramisu because it has a little tiny hair on it.

Michael: Mother …

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214 comments

  1. Good episode. Not my favorite but Jim and Oscar asking Michael to go out for lunch was hilarious. Pretty wall to wall great, middle part was a little lacking but it was good enough.

  2. Best moment: Andy stepping in manure (well not exactly manure) in the middle of Dwight’s kitchen.
    priceless.

  3. Okay Episode. I liked when Pam and Jim fought. Angela is funny. I wish there was more Angela – Phyllis contact but we’ll probably see that in Moroccan Christmas. HOLLY should come back!

  4. Wow this was such a good episode, the best this season for sure!! And i am so glad that Mose and the security guard(he’s so funny) were back on.

  5. A threat is best delivered with a kiss … Go Pam!

    Michael choking on Pam’s salvaged tiramisu bribe was hilarious!

  6. Will Dwight ever get the girl?

    Very funny episode. Seeing Michael Scott in a fur coat was pretty hysterical. Andy is the most clueless person ever…particularly for a Cornell grad.

  7. This episode had a very big season 4 feel to it. It was very fast paced and had each of the characters acting a bit different. Pam was definitely not Pam. And I thought Dwight marrying Angela was way over the top. But it did have a lot of great laughs.

  8. Agree with Jim, best episode of the season. But WHY are the writers torturing us with the Angela Dwight thing?

  9. Hilarious episode. I loved it. My favorite part was at the end when Jim got back at Pam. The look on her face was priceless. Michael in his fur coat was awesome. I was glad to see Mose back. I enjoyed him throwing the football at Andy’s face.

    Overall another awesome episode. Funny from start to finish.

  10. Michael being sucked up to by every employee while traveling to his office, only to conclude his walk by shaking his butt in his $9.00 pants, was one of the all time greatest things I have ever witnessed. Hilarious.

    Steve’s face is amazing. He makes that little boy-I’m-so-happy-people-like-me-and-I-have-a-lot-of-friends-and-they-want-to-spend-time-with-me!! gleeful expression entirely too well.

  11. Dwight and Angela is really good storyline. I thought i was going to fall down and just keep laughing for the rest of the night! Toby, Stanley, Phyllis, and Toby should have more time. I would give this episode a 9.6.

  12. Definitely one of the better episodes of this season. I loved it! I totally saw the Dwight and Angela thing, I was like “Dwight’s planning something” haha.

    I loved Pam’s “It’s on. It is so on.”

    The ending with Jim and Pam was hysterical, her facial expression was priceless when he pulled the same act she did.

    Over all, awesome episode!

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