It’s back to school for Michael when he accepts an invitation to speak to Ryan’s class, and what was meant to be an honor soon turns into an attack on all that Michael holds sacred: paper and Dunder Mifflin. In his absence, a wayward bat has run of the office and Dwight has reason to suspect Jim of undertaking a very spooky supernatural journey. Pam’s first art show puts her through a little transformation of her own.

The Michael Scott School of Hard Knocks

Michael enters the spotlight and weddings are disrupted, shipmates are driven overboard into the icy waters of Lake Wallenpaupack, and audiences of conventions and classrooms alike are held in rapt dismay.

Michael : May I borrow someone’s textbook, please? Thank you. What have we here? Ooh, economics. Very, very interesting. [He begins to rip out pages] You cannot learn from books. Replace these pages with life lessons, and then you will have a book that is worth its weight in gold. I know these are expensive… um, but the lesson is priceless.

Yet, once again, he shows a remarkable talent for redemptive insight.

Michael: A good manager doesn’t fire people, he hires people and inspires people. People, Ryan. And people will never go out of business.

He’s thought himself to be something of a father-figure to the office in the past, and oddly enough, he may not be entirely wrong. One of the eternally mismatched fathers, of course, tube socks with sandals, kids dying of embarrassment to claim him in public, but one that somehow comes through right when he’s needed the most.

Dwight Being Dwight

Michael : What is the most inspiring thing I ever said to you?
Dwight : “Don’t be an idiot.” Changed my life.
[Cut to interview]
Dwight : Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, “Would an idiot do that?” And if they would, I do not do that thing.

A wise rule to live by, to be sure. What I want to know is how often Dwight actually relies on this in the course of a day, and, if it allows him to dash about the office brandishing broom spears to stave off nocturnal winged creatures, exactly what idiotic behavior is it preventing?

The Many Faces of Jim

There are some schemes that take Jim hours of preparation and even more hours in execution, and some that are all a work of the moment, simply a presented opportunity grasped. And then there are those that can only be attributed to divine intervention.

[Dwight is turning a box into a glue-filled trap for the bat]
Dwight : [muttering] This is your job, Halpert.
Jim : Ow!
Karen : What happened?
Jim : That bread on your desk? I just picked it up, it’s white-hot.
Karen : But Jim, this garlic bread is cold.
Jim : What? No. It burned me. I… bizarre.
Dwight : [to himself] No. One crisis at a time.
[Cut to interview]
Dwight : If a vampire bat was in the U.S., it would make sense for it to come to a “sylvania.” Like Penn-sylvania. Now that doesn’t mean that Jim is going to become a vampire. Only that he carries the vampiric germ.

And once granted, it is rewarded with a commitment few other guys could give.

Jim : So, you’re cool to just wait here for Animal Control?
Dwight : Animal Control? I’ve been controlling animals since I was six.
Jim : Okay, cool. I’m going to go home and lie down. Draw the shades. There’s just so much sun in here. Bye, Dwight.
Dwight : Goodbye, Jim. And good luck.

Of all the vampiric activity of the day, I’d have to say that Jim lurking silently behind Dwight, who is nervously clutching his honed broom handle, is far and away my favorite.

Confessions of a Receptionist

If art is indeed a glimpse into the artist’s soul, nothing less than Pam herself is on display in her handful of selected sketches. And if her art, beautiful in its careful detail, is limited, it is because she herself is limited, grasping the timid safety of her immediate world, flowers and mugs and staplers, not unwilling but afraid to test its bounds.

Oscar : You’re the one that said we needed more culture.
Gil : This is culture to you?
Oscar : It’s her first try.
Gil : Yeah. On Van Gogh’s first try, he drew the hands of the peasants.
Oscar : Meaning what?
Gil : Meaning, real art takes courage, okay? And– and honesty.
Oscar : Well, those aren’t Pam’s strong points.
Gil : Yeah, exactly. That’s why this is motel art.

Criticism a bit too tough, perhaps, or at least, too brutally truthful to overhear from a stranger. Sting as it might, there’s a fluttering sense of realization, a restless stirring against the cocoon. In the end, apart from Jim, or Roy, or any other influence, I most want to see Pam happy with herself.

The Jim/Pam Index

I’m still marveling at how an episode devoid of contact between Pam and Jim– not so much as a background glance, her back under the thumb of Roy– can possibly feel so heartening. For the first time since Jim’s return they are a non-issue, and it proves to be the breath of air needed; even, the first right step in their direction.

It’s tough to pin down for the Index, but after much thought I contend that even without action, other than Roy giving Pam reason to remember why she left him in the first place, it was heartening enough to avoid any further plunge. Rather, in a flatline of sorts, it’s Even for Business School.

Supporting Nod

It’s not every day someone has their head bagged with a bat by a masked broom-wielding co-worker, so “Mary-Beth,” this one’s for you.

The Superstar

I’m going to have to go with dual honors here, to Michael and Pam, who were each outstanding on their own, but together created one of the most amazing scenes this show has ever set to film.

Michael : I am really proud of you.
[Pam tears up, steps in to hug him]
Pam : Thank you.

Words alone cannot hope to convey how powerful this moment was, and I’m far from ashamed to admit they had me reaching for the tissues.

Transmissions from the Office

  • Michael : Will they throw their hats, you think?
    Ryan : What?
    Michael : A lot of times, at a school, or naval academy, after a rousing speech, the crowd would throw its hats high into the air.
    Ryan : You– you understand nobody’s graduating?
    Michael : Yeah, I know, I know. I’m just saying that if they did throw their hats, I’ve got a great line for that. “May your hats fly as high as your dreams.”

    Right about now is when the regret really sets in.

  • Michael : Campus. Brings back so many memories. That I would have made.

    And the world is probably a better place for the lack of them.

  • Michael : What do you say we get our Fris on before class?

    Where is Andy when you need him?

  • Angela : Poop is raining from the ceilings. Poop!

    Angela bonneted in impermeable head gear and indignant over the atrocities is a sight to behold. And calls into question how prepared she is for any future as the matriarch of Schrute Farm.

  • Michael : There are four kinds of business. Tourism. Food service. Railroads. And sales. And hospitals/manufacturing. And air travel.

    Hospitals/manufacturing? Really?

  • Dwight : I don’t have a lot of experience with vampires. But I have hunted werewolves. I shot one once, but by the time I got to it, it had turned back into my neighbor’s dog.

    Dwight needs his own network special, “Into the Wild with Dwight K. Schrute: An Idiot’s Guide to the Natural Universe.”

  • Michael : Okay, I’m seeing some confused faces out there. Let me slow down a little bit. Break this down. Okay. The more stickers you sell, the more profit– fancy word for money– you have to buy PlayStations and Beanie Babies…

    Michael might actually have some success if his audience was comprised entirely of eighth graders.

  • Michael : You need something to sell. Now this could be anything. It could be a thingamajig. Or a whosi-whatsi. Or… a “Whatchamacallit.” Now, you need to sell those in order to have a “PayDay.” And, if you sell enough of them, you will make a “100 Grand.” Satisfied?

    Again, the eighth graders.

  • Dwight : Extraordinary events call for extraordinary actions. We form an allegiance…
    Creed : Sure.
    Dwight : …to use sudden violence.
    Creed : Okay.
    Dwight : Do you have the tools to turn a wooden mop handle into a stake?
    Creed : [opens his desk drawer] What size?

    Two of Creed’s desk drawers are accounted for, first the sprouted mung beans and now this. Maybe it’s best to leave the others unopened.

  • Michael : Ryan has never made a sale. And he started a fire trying to make a cheesy pita. And everybody thinks he’s a tease. Well you know what? He doesn’t know anything, and neither do you. So suck on that!

    That cheesy pita is going to haunt Ryan for the rest of his life.

  • Dwight : Jim is on a path now. An eternal journey. And I wish him well. But I have a destiny in this realm. Specifically… [dons mask and brandishes broom handle] …in the kitchen.

    It’s magic time.

  • Ryan : Look, I’m sorry. I was just trying to do my presentation. Of course I was wrong to suggest that Dunder Mifflin might ever go out of business. But you don’t have to fire me.
    Michael : Fire you? No no no. You are moving to the annex.
    Ryan : To the annex? Where Kelly is?

    Ryan puts on a good, exasperated show, but for someone as eager to escape his dead-end job as he would have us believe, he sure doesn’t jump at any opportunity.

  • Kelly : Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…
    Ryan : It’s only temporary, okay? Don’t get excited.
    Kelly : I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t, I won’t…

    It was this, or be fired. It was this, or be fired. It was this, or be fired.

Odds and Ends

  • Only Dwight could get so excited over animal stool and have in his desk the appropriate tools for the investigation.
  • The immediate chaos surrounding the bat is impressive; Dwight’s tumble off Pam’s desk, Angela’s drop to the floor in desperate prayer, Meredith’s bloodcurdling screams, Stanley’s hasty exit. And through it all, Creed remains unperturbed.
  • I guess Kevin’s later heroism makes up for crashing the camera while fleeing from the bat.

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And here I was thinking Michael had definitively shown us what a disaster it is when he has a microphone...first the speech at the sales convention, then Phyllis's wedding...AND NOW THIS!

1Posted by Philip on February 15, 2007

I have got to hear Ryan's REASON for inviting Michael before I can believe it!

2Posted by Emily on February 15, 2007

LOL...poor Ryan is going to be next to Kelly all DAY LONG.

It would have been better if Michael didnt actually have a candy bar in his pocket.

3Posted by Pat D. on February 15, 2007

I'm thinking RAM will last about one more episode.

"Good night, Mary Beth!" Creed kills me every time.

4Posted by JFernandes on February 15, 2007

OMG!!! EXCELLENT! TRUE OFFICE EPISODE!!!

5Posted by Steph R. on February 15, 2007

some inspiring words from Michael Scott at the end; he's not always an idiot.

sidenote - i feel like getting my 'fris' on as well.

6Posted by sean on February 15, 2007

These are the kind of episodes that make me loveeeee this show. The perfect mix of comedy and character development. The look in Pam's eyes as she saw the deeper layers of Michael Scott was just amazing.

Steve Carell solidified the fact that Michael is the most complex character on television right now, and by far the deepest character that has ever been in a comedy.

"True art takes courage and truth, and Pam doesn't have much of either." The perfect line.
I can't imagine a better way to hit Pam with a wake-up call. Writers, I give you a standing ovation.

7Posted by Aria on February 15, 2007

How about Oscar's lover's comments about courage and honesty. Had she been a little corageous and honest with Jim from the start, I wouldn't be such a Jim/Karen fan. But she wasn't so I am.

GREAT writing, great acting (Jim, Rainn, Mindy, MICHAEL) and the others and great episode.

Loved it!

8Posted by Stephanie on February 15, 2007

Great episode. Nothing too over the top, just some good humor.

Toby, talking about his daughter's play was great. I love Toby, he may be my favorite character in the office.

So, did anyone else expect Jim to show up at the end of Pam's show, not Michael?

-Anthony

9Posted by Anthony on February 15, 2007

Do you think karen made jim skip the art show

10Posted by robert123 on February 15, 2007

I'm sure many people expected that. I did a little and was praying against it.

So thank God he didn't. A Jamless night is very refreshing.

11Posted by Aria on February 15, 2007

I wonder how Pam is going to interact with her officemates next week...

I did not expect Jim to walk in at the end...it was great writing that chose that person to be Michael and...

I dont think that Karen made Jim skip the art...he's a boyfriend and he more than likely overheard her and Roy making plans about it.

12Posted by Monday Morning. on February 15, 2007

Great episode!!! I am v. impressed w. how much development occured w.in this episode, yet conveyed so smoothly in subtext and non-verbal scripting.

Great episode!! Also love the meant-to-be coincidense of Joss directing the Bat, er I mean Business School, episode.

13Posted by Sandi on February 15, 2007

TERRIFIC EPISODE! Somber and stupid Michael is way better that over-the-top Michael from last week. Really balanced episode. Pam and Roy are done. Again. For the last time?

14Posted by Abe on February 15, 2007

I'm missing the episode even as I type this. (I live on the West Coast.) I had to pick up an extra shift at work, so there was going to be no way I was going to be able to get home in time for the episode.

But seeing in the NBC episode summary that Pam has an office artshow caught my eye, given my theory that she's going to end up leaving the office (temporarily!) to take that artist internship mentioned in Boys & Girls last season.

(Of course, this doesn't actually PROVE my theory!)

15Posted by Blue Lightning on February 15, 2007

I think agree that pam might leave the office for a few episodes but hopefully not too many

16Posted by robert on February 15, 2007

The internship was only on the weekends and (I think) one week in New York. If she's going to be gone, it'll probably just be for one episode.

17Posted by JFernandes on February 15, 2007

I'm so glad roy showed his true colors again. It's hard to see Pam still giving in when he tells her how "pretty" her art is. I'm completely in love with michael this episode. Perfect. This is the writing we've all been waiting for. With ryan moving next to kelly, I see jim moving back to his old desk right in pam's eyeline. By the way, Oscar's a really nice guy. Why is his boyfriend horrible?

18Posted by Pavlovian on February 15, 2007

Everybody is going to harsh on Gil, but he was only horrible because Pam overheard him. He was right! Pam is completely wound up tight in fear and denial and her art shows it. Gil did her a favor. That wake up call may be painful for her but it will pay off for her, for her art, and for JAM fans everywhere!

19Posted by Cleo on February 15, 2007

I was thinking "poor Pam". She needs a wakeup call, but I felt bad for her.

20Posted by Kyle on February 15, 2007

That was a nice rebound episode after the wedding episode.

21Posted by John on February 16, 2007

Pam's art show - Okay, let's start with the positive. She's technically proficient. ("Your drawings could be traces.") That might not mean much, but we know she has artistic talent, certainly more than I have. I WISH I could draw like Pam. That being said, her art lacked risk, inspiration, and vision. This seems to be a systemic problem for Pam, not limited to her art. I have a feeling Pam's in store for a major life shakeup. She'll be sketching Jim nude Titanic-style soon enough.

I wonder, though, why Oscar believes Pam lacks courage and honesty. What does Oscar really know about Pam? It's not that he isn't correct, but we as loyal viewers of Pam's many dramas understand her attributes and faults. I'm disappointed that Oscar and Gil ridiculed her so severely, especially within possible earshot of Pam, but she needed to hear those criticisms because, well, they're true.

Business school - Poor Michael. As annoying and arrogant as Ryan can be, he's right about Dunder-Mifflin. Its business model is failing. Michael doesn't understand this and there's nothing he can do about it, but it was painful all the same to watch him passionately defend DM. Michael banning Ryan to the back of the office was hilarious. I assume Michael thought that was a fitting punishment because Toby's back there. (If Toby inhabits the space, it must suck, right?) Being around Kelly is a bonus punishment that I don't think Michael anticipated.

The Dwight/Creed dynamic couldn't NOT be great. Oh, and the deleted scene? I can only imagine what Meredith was saying based on those, um, graphic hand gestures. I love Meredith.

Did anyone notice in the beginning of the episode when Roy told Pam he loved her? She replied with a half-hearted, "Me too." That was sort of her reaction to Roy all through the episode. When Kelly said something to the effect of, "Oh! YOU MUST BE SO IN LOVE!," Pam quickly shrugged off the claim. I don't know - Pam's sort of shy and reserved, but I got the impression that she was vaguely regretting what happened with Roy the night of the wedding. His insensitive behavior at the art show only brought home her lingering doubts. At least I hope so.

22Posted by Adriana on February 16, 2007

I too briefly thought jim would show at the art show, and was glad when Michael showed up. I laughed out loud at his episode, even though I was feeling sick. No one mentioned the mass chaos that reigned when the bad got loose, and Dwight capturing the bad with the trash bag over "Mary Beth's" head. She should probably get checked for rabies and also be thankful she didn't suffocate.

If Pam and Jim are going to get together, I won't mind too much IF Pam can show some passion and courage instead of being such a pushover. It'll be nice for her to get rid of Roy once and for all, but then she'll have to deal with Karen. I hope Karen will be dealt with gracefully.

One more thing, was Dwight considering stabbing jim with the end of that broom? Scary!

23Posted by Bill on February 16, 2007

" I hope Karen will be dealt with gracefully."

Or we can have a great inter-office catfight. Meowrrrrrrrr!

I say this weeks superstar is Creed. It takes courage to take on a fearsome bat with a can of bug spray, and with Dwight being your only backup.

24Posted by Pat D. on February 16, 2007

Animals Cant Feel Pain!

25Posted by Flenderson goin Mach 5 on February 16, 2007

"It's not personal, Sonny, it's strictly business."
~Michael Corloene, The Godfather

"Business is always personal, Ryan."
~Michael Scott, The Office

Michael Scott as a kind of anti-Godfather?? I can totally see it. That's why it's so fitting when Michael is the one who provides the catharsis for Pam at the end of her art show. It made me shed a tear... well, almost. The candy-bar-in-the-pocket bit kind of spoiled the "moment."

On another note, I love Dwight more and more every episode. You could almost see Jim's brain start scheming the second the bat escaped from the ceiling. Too bad Pam wasn't in on this one, though. Guess that's her punishment for getting back together with the clueless (although admittedly nicer) oaf, Roy.

26Posted by Lan Jevinson on February 16, 2007

oh...wow....

anyone watch the deleted scenes yet?

i can't believe they cut out the part with karen in the kitchen.

27Posted by Tony on February 16, 2007

I take back most of the bad things I had to say about Michael from Phyllis' Wedding. He ended Business School as a wonderful friend to Pam, and a terrific boss too. Ryan totally deserved what he got -- a desk next to Kelly in the "annex". Roy hasn't changed one bit, and the real Roy was on display in this episode. Jim and Karen had a blast making Dwight think that Jim was turning into a vampire. Dwight strikes me as a pretty smart guy, but he is also so gullable. Yea to Michael! Nay to Oscar and his boyfriend! Yea to Dwight for putting a plastic bag over Merideth's head -- I think he took it off too soon though. Nay to Toby for offering to ditch his daughter's play in order to cozy up to Pam! A big NAY to Roy for thinking that everything is back to normal with Pam and he can start disrespecting her again.

28Posted by dunderhead on February 16, 2007

...and why does a portion of my post have a line through it?

29Posted by dunderhead on February 16, 2007

dunderhead, it's a bug with my Textile plug-in for WordPress. I've fixed your comment.

30Posted by James on February 16, 2007

Thanks James!

31Posted by dunderhead on February 16, 2007

I still don't understand why Jim didn't show up at the art show. Someone told me to check the deleted scenes and i could only see Karen trying taking down the flyer but she never did. Did she convince him not to go or did he see her do that and decide not to go by himself?

32Posted by jam on February 16, 2007

We never see Pam formally inviting him. That combined with Karen's apparent unwillingness for Jim to attend the event might give us a clue. I don't know, I just think he didn't go because he found the situation awkward. She's back with Roy, that's painful, she didn't seem to invite him, probably because she's in pain that he's with Karen, and he knew Karen wouldn't be happy if he attended. I'm sure many factors led to Jim not going, including some I haven't mentioned yet.

33Posted by Adriana on February 16, 2007

Poor Toby. He probably still has a crush on Pam, because I think he was actually upset when he couldn't go to the art show.

-Anthony

34Posted by Anthony on February 16, 2007

Did anyone notice the banners outside the art exhibit? "Artists for Art" and "AFA Gallery." I love it - so gloriously inane.

35Posted by Cleo on February 17, 2007

I think it's awesome that Roy and Karen are actually likeable characters. I know Roy can be kind of an idiot, but come on.. "Your art is the prettiest art of all the art"? Roy totally rules. This is the best show in the world.

36Posted by i love the office on February 17, 2007

In the first deleted scene Karen sees Pam's flyer in the kitchen and looks over at Jim and Pam and tries to rip it off but but someone else comes in so she makes it look like she just looking at it and leaves it up...so that's probably why Jim didn't go and if she actually succeeded in ripping the flyer off that's probably why most people didn't go.

So...that's a pretty bitchy thing for Karen to do eh?

37Posted by Wedding Belle on February 17, 2007

Next week's episode Cocktails, it says Jim's going to meet Karen's ex, I think Jim is going to be more interested with Roy and Pam (which is not going to last) than her ex and Karen'll get jealous.

38Posted by Wedding Belle on February 17, 2007

Cleo: The writers didn't come up with that one! Artists for Art is an artists group in Northeast PA with their own gallery in downtown Scranton for exhibits of their members' art. (So for the episode, it'd make sense that Pam joined, and has her art on display)

39Posted by Axonite on February 17, 2007

Wow - thanks Axonite! I love it even more that this is a real artists co-op and that the writers did the research to find them in PA and that it is STILL a totally inane name, though I'll assume self-consciously so. I hope the artists of AFA actually got their own work in the background of the scene. Some of it was pretty good!

40Posted by Cleo on February 17, 2007

Watching the episode again, I feel bad for Pam. Still. I know she needs to be honest with herself, but considering my current position, I feel for her. It is a difficult leap to make.

41Posted by Kyle on February 17, 2007

Karen is no match to Pam's acting ability when pranking Dwight.

When Jim comes up behind Dwight at the watercooler- falling down laughing!

Gill was being a bit bitchy about Pam's art (but I mean, he's a gay guy at an art show, what do you expect) but I felt Oscar tried to stand up for her a little bit. Pam's paintings were Office Pam- conservative, shy, and quiet. If she put the Pam that Jim knows- smart, funny, passionate- into her paintings, they'd be much better.
That being said, when Michael bought her painting and hung it on the office, it totally changed the painting. Now its what it means to Michael- his lifeblood, treasure, and home. Michael is a douchebag... but he's so passionate about the company and the people that work there... at the end of the day it makes us forget. Well. Kind of. :-)

42Posted by Becky on February 18, 2007

As others have mentioned--- the writing, directing, and acting of this episode were all pitch-perfect. I do have one question, though: what ON EARTH did Michael plan to do with that Chunky bar during his speech? Just curious...

43Posted by Tom C. on February 18, 2007

When the review gets posted up, I sure hope Creed gets some love in the Superstar or Supporting Nod categories. He was the highlight of the show.

44Posted by Shylock on February 18, 2007

Great review as usual!

Even though I am a major JAM shipper, I would have to say that the most important word in the Jim/Pam index is "flatline" because that is where Jim & Pam are at the moment.

Not that I don't have high hopes for it to start turning around very soon.

45Posted by BuyMeACoke on February 19, 2007

Jamie, wonderful review as always.

Agree that it's nice to have a breather from the Jim/Pam situation-- like Jim said, "Brangelina's dating Frangelina... moving on." At least for now. It bothers me to see Pam and Roy back together but it's a necessary evil and realistic. Roy has been trying to win her back all season and almost convinced us that he isn't a.... well, meathead. A meathead with a good heart, but still.

Poor Meredith with the bag over her head!! I was laughing hysterically-- Dwight shouting, "Keep still, woman!", the bat flying around in the bag, and Meredith's face when she finally gets out, bright red, hair messed, and her EXPRESSION! "You're welcome."

I won't, I won't, I won't, I won't get too excited about Ryan having to sit by Kelly now.

46Posted by Tracy on February 19, 2007

"Animals can't feel pain."
Notice how Creed never flinched when the bat was flying around the room, almost amused by it. And then having the tools to sharpen a broom stick in his desk, he really crosses a line in creepy old guys. Wonder what he does at home?
Hearing Kelly say the bat had feeling and a family; and then say "kill it, kill it, kill it" was so funny. What a hypocrite.

47Posted by Shep on February 19, 2007

When Michael is stumbling over what exactly he's been invited to speak as at Ryan's business school at the beginning of the episode, note Jim's expressions. Classic Halpert!

48Posted by Nick on February 19, 2007

Shep - re: "Wonder what he does at home," in one of the hilarious deleted scenes this year (from "The Coup," I believe), we discover that Creed is homeless, and sleeps under his desk a few nights a week, then up in Canada the rest of the time. Yes, Creed is that cheap, and it's brilliant.

49Posted by JamaicaJanSunPrincess on February 20, 2007

I need to get a screen capture of Jim sidling Dwight by the water cooler to use as my desktop background. Fan-freaking-tastic.

50Posted by Black Pepper Snake on February 20, 2007

Does anyone else wonder what Merideth's bleeped out joke from the Deleted Scenes is? After that, it's just desserts to have the bag over her head! "You're Welcome."

51Posted by Steve NYC on February 20, 2007

I too was struck by how half-hearted Pam is with Roy. She looked positively disappointed when he appeared with his brother at the art show. Who can blame her -- this is the same duo who left her at a high school hockey game!

During her talking head she sounds like she's trying to convince even herself that her reunion with Roy shows "maturity and dignity" ... when anyone can see the opposite is true.

The good news is, she can't keep this up for long. Maybe now is the time for her to take that design internship in NYC!

52Posted by Metropolitan Orlando on February 20, 2007

I just have to say one thing. Jamie, do you honestly think eight graders would take what michael said seriously? Personally, id emphasize on the MIGHT part. Please, do not underestimate them. They are smarter than that.

53Posted by pretendinitis on February 23, 2007

Anyone know where I can find a picture of Jim standing behind Dwight at the water cooler? That was one of the most subtle, yet funniest scenes ever.

54Posted by purple belt on February 28, 2007

Did anyone else get how funny was Michael pulling out a "Snicker" at the end of his snackbar-assisted speech?

55Posted by tobyeah on March 12, 2007

Awww even when Michael's down and out, he still manages to surprise us all again with his "a good boss never fires; he hires and inspires" line. But clearly that wasn't it for Ryan anyhow. What would've happened to Kelly?

56Posted by Vomicillin on March 27, 2007

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