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Recap, Quotes, and Video From The Office Episode "Shareholder Meeting"

The Office, "Shareholder Meeting": Best Lines of the Night

Looks like The Office is trying for a little economic relevance. While it sort of knocks you over the head this week — e.g. showing the Dow Jones sign — you can't blame the writers for making the story timely. Michael travels to New York for a shareholders meeting with Dwight, Andy, and Oscar in tow, but instead of being honored for his work at the branch, he steps into what's essentially a sounding board for grievances.

Lots of great quotes in this episode, so let's recap some of my favorites, shall we? (Don't worry, I've included Michael's big speech.)

  • "Recyclops will drown you in your over-watered lawns."—Dwight
    Obviously the writers had to plug NBC's Green Week like the rest of the network, but The Office's is one of the most creative. I especially enjoyed Jim's side story about how Recyclops's fictional planet was attacked and he "vowed to destroy the planet he once loved." Oh, and his nemesis Polluticorn, which is actually a Power Rangers reference. They could've made the entire episode about Recyclops, and I would've been happy — if for nothing else, just to see Dwight rock that weird eye headband.
  • For more quips from the evening, including a deleted limo scene,


  • Dwight: "Oh, I'm sorry were you raised in a household with no consequences?"
    Woman in line: "It'll just be a second."
    Dwight: "Oh, if onlys and justs were candies and nuts, then every day would be Erntedankfest."

    Dwight lays into the woman in the microphone line when she wants to use the bathroom, but his special comeback phrase really made me laugh. I plan on reciting it myself at least once this week. (By the way, I googled "Erntedankfest" and it's Germany's Thanksgiving. Dwight taught me something!)

  • Pam: "Well, I can't really imagine you yelling at anyone."
    Jim: "Oh, I yell, you've heard me yell."
    Pam: "Oh, okay. I've heard you exclaim, like the time you said, Hey look, we parked over here."
    Jim: "Well that was apple picking day. There's no need to yell that day. You know, I was just excited to find the car. Perfect end to a perfect day."

    Aw, Jim. You try so hard to be tough. But you've got to admit that putting Ryan in the closet is genius. Not only does it teach the guy a lesson, but I'm considering it payback for all of those weird getups that Ryan's been wearing recently. (Remember the fedora?!)

  • "We're gonna come back with a plan for you, it's a 45-day plan, 45 days to get us back on track, 45 points. It's a 45-day, 45 point, one point per day, we get the 45 points. We are back in business. And you can take that to the bank. And limo lady, we are going completely carbon neutral! I love you New York!"—Michael
    Best. Speech. Ever. God forbid anyone ever give Michael Scott a mic — serves them right. Oh, and speaking of limos, check out this funny deleted scene of the boys in their ride.

  • "I just want to say that I believe that there are options out there. A take-a-number option like they have in a deli. What about line varieties? Like an express line for quick comments of ten words or less that could move much more efficiently. What about ropes along the lines that you can hold on to?"—Dwight
    I was always welcome a ridiculous Dwight rant, and this was one of his better ones.

Alright, so your turn! What'd you think of the episode? The whole situation has me questioning what's going to happen to Michael in next week's episode. The guy destroys the shareholders meeting, his CEO is annoyed, and then he runs off with the limo — are there going to be repercussions?


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dioraddict dioraddict 7 years
I love when the guy says "He's our best Manager? Where's the off button on this moron?" referring to Michael. Then he calls him a moron, LOL, Too funny!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Michael at his most awkward. HILARIOUS !!
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
Honestly, I haven't LOLed at this show in a long time, but I found myself hysterical at the expression on Michael's face when he walks onto the stage and the crowd is booing.
Gossamer Gossamer 7 years
lol funny episode, i kept thinking of the Detroit automakers flying out to ask for money. Michael might be ridiculous but usually its the CEO's and such that are the morons. I loved his speech about the dundies like they were real or something and not something he made up, loved the obama twins, and the twirl....omg i couldn't breathe at that point. This was a great episode without even adding recyclops, he was great on his own. Rainn Wilson need s to win an emmy this year. And Andy was hilarious, seriously that dude could definitely get his own spin off and make it a success, I'm sure every aspect of his life is just as funny. Oh, and i Kind of have a small crush on David Wallace, I love every scene he was in.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
Meh. I miss funny, cute pranking Jim. He's so boring now.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
This was not one of my favorites. The one part I really liked was when Jim moved Ryan's office to a closet.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
This episode was only so-so for me. Loved Jim's line about apple-picking day.
pianoteacher1 pianoteacher1 7 years
Love the episode, but the ending is a bit abrupt, i was like WTF?? I was hoping Oscar would save the day by proposing solutions to the crisis and get a promotion or something:( Also love it when everyone criticizes Michael's wave and twirl, and he said did it as a "spin"
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