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The Office Rundown: Episodes 22 & 23, "Dream Team" & "The Michael Scott Paper Company"

The Office Rundown: Episodes 22 & 23, "Dream Team" & "The Michael Scott Paper Company"

After Michael's (and Pam's!) surprising departure from Dunder-Mifflin, all our favorite Scrantonites are adjusting to the new way of things — Jim's still struggling with "new boss" Charles, and the office has a new receptionist, Kelly (now Erin, since there are two Kellys). Meanwhile, Michael and Pam are taking their first shaky steps toward running the brand-new Michael Scott Paper Company.

Two whole episodes to talk about — what did you think of The Office this week? To see some of my favorite quotes and moments from "Dream Team" and "The Michael Scott Paper Company,"


  • Aww, when Andy finally gets his phone call after Kevin chases it all around the office, he finds out his maid died!
  • Dwight's delight over the fact that Jim can't seem to get in Charles's good graces is priceless. "Oh no! The new boss does not find Jim adorable! Ohhh!" He beams.
  • In the beginning of "Dream Team" Pam helps to motivate Michael ("I gave up the only job I ever loved to do this?! I have egg in my Crocs."), and at the end, Michael has to convince Pam that the Michael Scott Paper Company is still a good idea. This relationship ("I can't believe I just used the word 'relationship'") of theirs is pretty adorable so far.
  • Michael wants Ryan in his dream team. "He's everything I'm not and everything I am — it's the whole package." So, he goes to see Ryan at his latest place of work: The bowling alley. "Imagine a company that has no memory of your past misconduct because they have no files."
  • Jim: "I've never been a kiss-up. It's just not how I operate. I mean, I've always subscribed to the idea that if you really want to impress your boss, you go in there and you do mediocre work. Half-heartedly."
  • Vikram: "Confidence: It's the food of the wise man but the liquor of the fool."
    Pam: "Hmm. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better, Vikram."
  • Michael's potential investor, his Nana, wants to know Michael's mission statement. "My mission is stated as follows: I will not be beat. I will never give up. I am on a mission. That is a Michael Scott guarantee." Then he says maybe he could sell medicine instead of paper. Nana: "See? This is what concerns me."
  • The Charles-Jim interactions make me so uncomfortable, like when Charles kicks the ball, Jim ducks, and Phyllis gets a soccer ball in the face. And Charles makes it seem like it's all Jim's fault.
  • Personally, my favorite line of the night is this from Michael: "Well, you know what? My mom used to say that average people are the most special people in the world. And that's why God made so many. . . ."
  • Michael finds office space for the company, right in the same building as Dunder-Mifflin. "You know what they say: Keep your friends close."
  • Yay, new opening credits!
  • Every time Charles calls for Kelly, the new receptionist, Kelly Kapur comes rushing in, "Yes, Charles? You wanted me?" Jim explains: "She thinks that if she says 'You wanted me' enough, he will, in fact, want her. It's not the worst plan she's ever had."
  • Michael wants 800 copies of his "coupon for unparalleled customer service."
  • Dwight: "Yes, I am taking Andy hunting after work. Not long ago we were sexual competitors. I used to hate him, hate him, hate him, hate him. I studied him to find out why I hated him so much. But that blossomed into a very real friendship, as these things often do."
  • Charles asks for a rundown of the clients. Jim tries to figure out what a "rundown" means. Charles: "Just keep it simple." Later Jim faxes the "rundown" . . . to his dad.
  • Dwight tells Kelly the Receptionist a ghost story and she laughs. But then she runs into Andy and starts dancing with him. It appears Dwight and Andy are sexual competitors once again.
  • Ryan: "You could be hot too, if you made any effort. At all."
    Pam: "Like how? Dying my hair blond?"
    Ryan: "This is from the sun."
  • Dwight to Andy: "Listen, when I saw you talking to Erin earlier, I noticed that your pupils dialated and your skin flushed and I'm assuming a little bit of blood rushed into your penis. Well, a little bit of blood rushed into mine as well. So where does that leave us?"
  • Pam tries to get her old job back, then tries to get a job as a salesman. For a split second, I wondered if Charles would fire Jim and give Pam a sales position.
  • Aww, Michael's free pancakes, in rectangle shapes ("They're shaped like paper"). Creed: "Well I don't even want these." He sets down a stack of rectangle pancakes. Meredith takes them for her kid.
  • Dwight and Andy's guitar-banjo duel for Erin is one of the best Office moments ever. So great, I may have to post the video a little later. . . .
  • Pam makes a sale for the Michael Scott Paper Company! "Who would have thought that the thing that would save this company would be work — and pancakes?"


bakedbeans bakedbeans 8 years
Great Ep. One question. seriously, what is a rundown??????? hope there's more of a highlight on Jim, I love John Krasinski
luvhouse07 luvhouse07 8 years
My favorite part was Michael "it's like Benjamin Button in reverse!"
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Loved these episodes, especially "The Michael Scott Paper Company", with the new opening credits and the Lady GaGa/Britney bit. I, too, hate Charles. He just doesn't get anybody, and how can you not find Jim adorable? And I love Pam and Ryan bickering, but I think he was genuinley happy for her when she made her first sale, which was, by the way, AWESOME! I can't wait to see where Michael's company goes. I'm sure it will be hilarious.
LovelyLiLKatie LovelyLiLKatie 8 years
dwights blood/penis comment was insaley hysterical and totally dwight. i loveddddd when michael was on the phone with his mom and called ryan and pam "P" and "R". Went something like " Well R thinks hes to good to be here and P is being a giant B. LMAO ohhhh michael.... ** the copier has trash written on it becuase that's the copier that just got replaced that i guess michael scott paper co took outta the garbage lol!
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
Loved these episodes... Couldn't help but be reminded of that one South Park episode where Stan assembles a dance team--I was waiting for Michael to recruit a duck to join his sales team.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
Awesome episodes! Thanks for the rundown, Buzz! :) Dwight/penis/blood thing totally grossed me out! But he made up for it with the dueling banjo/guitar. Yay for The Office! :heart:
emalove emalove 8 years
I loved both of these episodes! They were the funniest ones I've seen in awhile! Ryan is such a tool, I can't help but laugh at everything that comes out of his mouth. And I LOLed at his mom picking him up in her station wagon at the end of episode two. But my favorite funny moment was when Michael pulled up in his convertible, listening to that horrid Lady Gaga song, and goes, "It's Britney, bitch". I died laughing. Oh, and I HATE Charles.
Aurora-87 Aurora-87 8 years
I was so happy for Pam when she made her first sale. :)
marciag5 marciag5 8 years
My favorite was Stanley's face when Dwight was telling Andy "I noticed that your pupils dialated and your skin flushed and I'm assuming a little bit of blood rushed into your penis." It was CLASSIC!!! It's little moments like that that make The Office so great!
reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
There were some really funny things in here. I loved Micheal's 'Nana'!!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
My favs: _ Dwight giddy that the new boss doesn't find Jim adorable (I still do! ;) _ "a little bit of blood rushed into my penis as well." classic dwight! _ Pam asserting herself more :) _ dbag Ryan
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I got so super pumped watching the new opening credits!! I don't know if I missed something though, why does the copier have "trash" written on it?
karyr karyr 8 years
So stoked we got to see two episodes, so many great lines. Andy & Dwight had great chemistry, it was cute seeing them pal around. I have to rate this as the best night of the office so far this season. Excited to see what direction Michael's paper company will take!
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