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The Office Rundown: Episode 25, "Broke"

The Office Rundown: Episode 25, "Broke"

Uh-oh — all the cheese puff tossing in the world can't distract the employees of the Michael Scott Paper Company from the fact that their low, low prices are causing the company to go broke. But at the same time, Dunder-Mifflin has been rapidly losing clients to the Michael Scott Paper Company, and David Wallace pays a visit to the Scranton branch to figure out what to do about it. A chain of kissing up ensues (Dwight to Charles, Charles to David).

Did you like this episode of The Office? To read about some of my favorite moments and to share your own thoughts,


  • The Michael Scott Paper Company delivery van has Korean lettering on it, causing a woman to wordlessly climb into the van at some point, and stay there. I love that rather than try and argue with the woman, Pam just closes the door behind her.
  • Michael drinks a mug of milk and sugar every morning.
  • David wants Jim to join his meeting with Charles, but Charles says that Dwight has been his guy.
    David: "Really? I find that extraordinarily surprising."
    Charles says Jim has been a disappointment.
    Dwight: "Come along, afterthought."
  • Once in the meeting, though, Charles starts to realize that Dwight is, you know, a little weird. And not always in the productive way. He says things like suggesting they fill Michael's office with bees. "My apiarist owes me a favor."
  • I think this line from Pam is my favorite of the whole episode: "When a child gets behind the wheel of a car and runs into a tree, you don't blame the child. He didn't know any better. You blame the 30-year-old woman who got in the passenger seat and said, 'Drive, kid. I trust you.'"
  • Jim's Dwight ring is just Dwight's voice saying "Idiot. Idiot. Idiot."
  • Michael always thought the day Steve Martin died would be the worst day of his life. "I was wrong. It's this."
  • Ryan never went to Thailand. He went to Fort Lauderdale. "There was a great pad thai place, though."
  • Michael tells Jim that he accepts the buyout. Jim: "I will see you titans of industry upstairs."
    Michael: "Yes, well, we are not only tight ends, we are also quarterbacks."
  • Wow! Michael gets David to increase the offer from $12,000 to $60,000! What?!
  • Instead of the money, Michael gets their jobs back — with Pam as a salesperson! And Ryan. "I don't care if Ryan murdered his entire family. He is like a son to me."
  • I can't wait to see if/how Pam being a salesperson will affect her relationship with Jim.
  • "These are our demands. This is what we want. Our balls are in your court." David agrees to the demands, and Michael asks for the room. He closes the door, closes the blinds, and then squeals and high-fives are heard through the conference room windows.
  • The lady is still sitting in the van!
  • Charles tries to say a goodbye, but Michael doesn't let him. Triumph for Michael Scott!


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