The Job - The Office (Season 3, Episode 24/25)
Michael, super-confident that hes going to get the job in New York City, sells his condo and names Dwight as the new Regional Manager. Dwight wastes no time with his new role by assigning Andy the role
of his number two (he is the only one to apply) and asking Pam to be his secret "Assistant to the Regional Manager". Dwight's style is not popular with the employees, so he and Andy
repaint the walls of his new office black... it will instill intimidation...Dwight insists.
Jan comes to the office to win Michael back and, in panic-mode, Michael gets the advice of the women of the office. Pam discourages him from getting back together with Jan.
As Michael attempts to reject Jan, he notices that she has had a boob job and he's not so sure any longer about breaking up with Jan.
Spending the night together before their interviews in New York, Jim and Karen discuss what will happen if either of them gets the job. Karen says they both should move to New York and she promises she will...
but Jim just sits there in silence when she asks him to do the same.
Michael learns from David Wallace during the interview that he is actually interviewing for Jan's job... and that Jan will be be fired. Afterwards,
Michael goes to Jan's office and fumbles his way through letter her know of her impending firing. Jan, with her new news, barges into David Wallace's office, interrupting Karen's
interview and then refuses to leave. Jan is later escorted out by security, and Michael learns that he will not be getting the position. Jan tells Michael on the drive home that their
relationship will be her new "full-time job" - Michael is visibly uncomfortable.
Jim's interview with David goes well... but he discovers a note from Pam along with a yogurt lid medal, reminding him of the "Office Olympics", and gets thrown off.
During an interview, Pam is saying that she accepts that it would probably not work out between her and Jim. Jim then bursts into the room and asks her out to
dinner. Stunned, she agrees, and Jim says, "Alright. Then, it's a date." The smile on Pam's face after that is priceless.
We then find out that David Wallace has offered the job to Ryan, who accepts and then without hesitation breaks up with Kelly.
Best Funny Quotes From The Office - The Job
at Dunder-Mifflin Corporate in NY David!
confused Oh, Michael?
Are we all set?
Isn’t our interview tomorrow?
Yes. I just happened to be in the neighborhood, thought I’d drop in and say hello.
You happened to be in mid-town Mahattan?
Thought I’d catch a show.
In the middle of a work day?
Naaah. You know what? Since I’m here, let me ask you a few questions about the job.
Um, how many people are you interviewing?
We’re only interviewing the branch managers and some other upper level company people.
Ah, well, good. Out of curiosity are you interviewing anyone who has been here longer than I have, or manages more people?
I don’t think so.
Great. One more… question. When you merged those branches who did you put in charge?
I believe we put you in charge.
Ah, great. No further questions.
I’m really looking forward to our interview.
And I’m really looking forward to working with you.
I got it made in the shade. I know this company. The other branch managers are total morons. on cell phone Hey, Pam yeah, I forgot what day the interview was and I drove to New York accidentially. I’ll be like three hours late.
Jim walk through the door sporting an obvious new haircut Hey.
What’s different about you? You look worse.
You got a haircut. It’s sexy, hot.
Blup-dup-do. What’s up, Big Haircut? You are no longer Big Tuna. From henceforth, you shall be known as Big Haircut.
exhales loudly Andy…
What is it, Big Haircut?
Sorry, I can’t hear you Big Haircut.
Karen suggested that I get a haircut for the interview tomorrow so that I could look presentable and not, as she so lovingly puts it, homeless.
Hey. I think it looks great.
After I had my little outburst at the beach, Jim was really nice about it. He just basically said that he missed my friendship too and I would always mean a lot to him and I understand where he’s coming from. For the record, I am not embarassed at all. It needed to be said, and I said it, and it only took me three years to summons the courage, so quietly, and mock bowing thank you.
knock on door Yeah.
You wanted to see me?
Yes, the time has come to name my own replacement. So please hand this letter of congratulations to Dwight K. Schrute.
But that’s my name. opens letter and reads Dwight, congratuations a-wipe. Don’t screw the pooch. begins to cry Thank you.
cries harder Thank you, Michael.
sobbing, holding letter to chest Thank you so much.
sobbing Thank you.
Um, about the beach…
It’s okay, we all say things without thinking.
Oh, no it’s not that, I’ve actually been thinking that for a long time, and I’m glad I said it. I just… I’m sorry if it made you feel weird.
confused Oh. Okay.
Pam is… kind of a bitch.
Hey, what if we leave tonight? Grab a bite, get a hotel room, enjoy the city a little bit.
Ahhh… just have so much paperwork to do. exhales Wow. Done. Okay, let’s do it.
So I was wondering if Karen and I could get off a few hours early ’cause we want to spend the night in the city.
Why so you can do it?
No, um, well I was thinking that uh, actually we could all leave tomorrow and do a convoy you know? Convoys are really fun. Pull up next to each other, give each other the finger…
Moon each other.
Ah, we’re gonna go tonight, but we’re gonna see you there tomorrow morning, right?
Wait, how would you moon us if you were driving?
So Jim, who do you think is hotter? Pam or Karen?
Yeah, I’m not going to talk about this now.
Pam is taller.
Yes. She has bigger breasts, too.
I think Karen has a prettier face.
Uh, hmm. thinking Uh, hmm. What else?
Well I mean Pam’s face is really pretty too. It’s a very tough call.
Hm. Really tough call.
You know what? Why don’t you take the rest of the day, figure it out and then come back and tell me what you got.
All right. smiles
Hey, Pam I’ve been meaning to say something to you. I really miss our friendship. group laughs
Wow, very funny.
I’ve never heard you talk that much. I thought it was Kelly.
Are you kidding? I would have never done that. It was pathetic-ville. No offense, Pam.
You know what? Don’t even worry about it. Everyone was so drunk, I bet no one even remembers what you said.
I remember. I blogged the whole thing.
www.creedthoughts.gov.www/creedthoughts. Check it out.
Last year Creed asked me how to set up a blog. Wanting to protect the world from being exposed to Creed’s brain I opened up a Word document on his computer and put an address at the top. I’ve read some of it. Even for the intranet it’s… pretty shocking.
There they are, the Accounting Department. I shall miss your humility and your promptly printed checks.
Do you think it’s gonna to be weird working with Jan in New York?
No. Not at all. I haven’t talked to Jan since we broke up, and I think if she had something to say she would have called me.
Maybe you should talk to her? Before…
No, no, no. You know what? It’s a done deal. I basically have the job already. There’s nothing she can do to stop it now. I already sold my condo.
I’m sorry, that just doesn’t make sense.
Wha? Who gave you that advice?
Yeah, Michael you should never sell your condo…
I have to buy another place.
But you said you were in debt. crosstalk
You’re not sure that you have the job.
I sold it on eBay. The buyer was very motivated, as was I. It went for eighty percent of what I paid. Sold in record time.
How would you like to spend the night with the Regional Manager of Dunder-Mifflin, Scranton?
No Dwight, I don’t care if that is how they consolidated power in ancient Rome.
No, no, not Michael. whispers Me. I’m taking his job.
smiles Not now. Dwight leaves Goodbye, Kelly Kapoor.
squeezing hand grips Jim, Jim, Jim. Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim, Jim.
Oh hey, Dwight.
I am gonna be your new boss. laughs It’s my greatest dream come true. Welcome to the Hotel Hell. Check in time is now. Check out time is never.
Does my room have cable?
No. And the sheets are made of fire.
Can I change rooms?
Sorry, we’re all booked up. Hell convention in town.
Can I have a late checkout?
I’ll have to talk to the manager.
You’re not the manager even in your own fantasy?
I’m the owner. The co-owner. With Satan!
Okay, just so I understand it, in your wildest fantasy you are in Hell and you are co-running a bed and breakfast with the devil?
Yeah, but I haven’t told you my salary yet.
Eighty thousand dollars a year.
Once I’m officially Regional Manager my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert. So I will need a new number two. My ideal choice? Jack Bauer. But he is unavailable. Fictional. And overqualified.
signing interview sheet I will see you at the inter-view.
Yes you will.
Who is D. Abramson?
He’s from that company in Pitts…
walks through front door Michael.
Why… are you here?
Uh, how are you?
I’m good. How are you, Janet? It’s good to see you.
I’m great. Uh, can we, can we talk… privately… for a minute?
I just, quietly I uh… I don’t uh… I, I don’t, I don’t like the way that we left things.
Okay, sure, fine. Um, why don’t you wait in my office. I have some important business matters to take care of.
Pam, Defcon ten. Houston, we have a problem.
What do you want me to do?
Uh, I may need some immediate assistance. If you would slowly and quietly gather the ladies in the conference room. Phyllis, Angela, Karen.
What about Meredith?
No. She’s an alternate.
So, how you been?
Sorry to drop by unexpectedly. I uh, I tried calling, but I kept getting voice mail.
Weird. Yeah, I didn’t get both of your messages.
So, um, Michael needs us in the conference room.
‘Cause of Jan again?
Hey, uh, before I leave tonight, would you mind making a half a dozen copies of Jim’s and my sales reports for our interviews tomorrow?
I really hope you get the job.
Thanks. looks suspicious
After you ended… everything with us, I went on a vacation.
To kinda clear my mind.
Sound good. Sounds fun.
It was. Yeah, it was good. laughs I think I’ll just get right to the point, you know? Um, I, I feel good about myself for the first time in a really long time.
I’ve made some big changes in my life and… I miss you. I want us to get back together.
Would you excuse me for a second?
Ohh… Michael leaves and walks into conference room
Defcon twenty. She wants to get back together.
What are you gonna do?
I don’t know, that’s why you’re here, help me. Please…
Do you want to get back together with her?
No, no. What do I do?
Just don’t get back together with her.
What if she makes me?
How can she make you get back together with her?
She made me do a lot of things I didn’t wanna do.
This was a terrible relationship. You were not happy when you were with her.
You’re so much happier now. Just go in there and be strong.
You’re right. You’re absolutely right. I’m gonna go in there and tell her that we can’t be together.
I’m in a very good place right now. Thank you.
walks back into office with Jan Okay. clears throat Jan, we need to talk. Jan turns revealing that she has had her breasts enlarged
Jan is in a different place right now, and it is a sign of maturity to give people second chances. So I am going to hear her out.
Oh my God. mouths to Jim Huge!
Yeah, bigger actually.
whispers That’s crazy!
moves to block Jim from Pam’s eyeline Oh my God. Can you believe that?
She could put the cup right there.
No, it’s fine. I’m sure it must have been weird for Jim when Roy and I were joking around… that one time.
I would never do that. Waste of money. In my experience, guys are way more attracted to the back of you than the front.
I love fake boobs. Often times, you find them on strippers.
I find it offensive. Au natural, baby. That’s how I like ’em. Swing low, sweet chariots.
So… exhales there are a lot of things that I would like to do differently.
I feel like, when we first got together, that I had a problem with my priorities.
First got priorities.
And if we could talk about a way to approach a possible reconciliation…
Let’s get back together. Jan smiles and laughs
No. No, no, no, no. I’ll tell you this, it is not because of the boob job. Excuse me, boob enhancement. That would be shallow. And this is the opposite of shallow. This is… emotionally magnificent.
Okay, everyone, listen up! claps Time to begin the interview process! looks at sign-up sheet, only contains Andy’s name Andrew Bernard.
Saving the best for first!
All right, you guys. See you later, wish us luck!
No! Hey, hey, hey, hey! Do not wish them luck. Do not wish them luck. All luck must be wished unto Michael.
Good luck, you guys! everyone wishes them luck
What did I say!?
to Jim Good luck.
I’m happy for him. I hope he gets the job. I really just want him to be happy. And I know that sounds cliche. And I know saying it sounds cliche, sounds cliche… Maybe I’m being cliche. I don’t care. Cause I am what I am. thinks That’s Popeye.
I am going to begin this process with a simple test of intelligence and mental dexterity. What is the best color?
White, because it contains all other colors.
Wrong. Black. It is the most dominant. How do you make a table?
You make a chair, but you don’t sit on it.
What is the capital of Maine?
The capital of Maine is Montpelier, Vermont, which is near Ithaca, New York, where I went to Cornell.
Okay, also, moratorium on Cornell talk. Don’t wanna hear about it. Forget your personal history, and learn the history of this company.
Should not be a problem. I minored in history in the Ivy League school which I attended.
You’re not off to a very good start, Bernard.
I agree. But in another way, I am off to a very good start, wouldn’t you say?
I am a great interviewee. Why? Because I have something no one else has: my brain. Which I use to my advantage, when advantageous.
Andy and Dwight arm-wrestle, Andy is about to win Time! No, you failed.
This interview is over. I’ll let you know.
Driving to New York Hey, thank you so much for driving me down for my interview.
Totally, no problem. What are you interviewing for, by the way, my assistant? Or…
Oh, you know I’m gonna have a congratulations Karen party um, tomorrow night at my friend’s house.
Oh wow, that sounds like fun. Is your friend named Karen too? What did she accomplish?
No, I’m sorry I should have been clearer. It’s for me.
‘Cause I’m going to get the job.
holding Jan’s breasts Remarkable.
Wait, wait. Check one more time.
Very good Jan nods
Well, I um, I have to get back, but I will see you in New York tomorrow, right?
Good luck with your interview. whispers Bye.
So, I guess we’re getting back together.
Your advice was good, but Jan’s was bigger.
Here’s the sitch. Two weeks ago, I was in the worst relationship of my life. She treated me poorly. We didn’t connect, I was miserable. Now, I’m in the best relationship of my life with the same woman. Love is a mystery.
So we have all night. Where do you want to go first?
Oh, I dunno, how about the U.N.?
How often do you come here?
Um, everytime my sixth grade class has a field trip.
I think you’ll really enjoy this, adult Jim.
Hey, everybody. The next time you see me, I’ll be working for corporate. Starting tomorrow, Dwight Schrute will be running the branch. So without further ado, clicks on small tape player I would like to start saying my goodbyes Song: Thank You, by Natalie Merchant plays in background Okay. Goodnight, and good luck.
Dwight clicks off tape player Who’s ready to work?
Karen punches buttons on an ATM Yeah, we went to the Spotted Pig for dinner. It’s in the Village. Uh, Karen knew it. And then we second acted Spamalot. That’s when you sneak in at intermission with all the smokers. And then we went to a bar that used to be a church. Oh and at this one bar, I swear I saw Lorne Michaels.
That wasn’t him. Jim nods, mouths, yes, it was
So what’s going to happen to us when I get this job?
Oh do you mean when I get the job?
Well, if you get the job then I’d move here with you. Would you move with me? I’m not stupid. I was at the beach. We won’t have a future in Scranton. There’s one too many people there.
You mean Kevin?
Exactly. But you get it, right? Can’t stay there.
Yeah, I do. C’mon. they hold hands and cross street
exhales How are you guys doing? Need anything?
Uh, no, we’re good. Thanks.
I have been here a bunch of times, so I know where everything is, know everybody’s names. If you need to know somebody’s name, just ask me.
points at bearded man Who’s that?
That is Beardy.
I’m gonna introduce myself.
No, no, no, just… that’s not his real name. That’s just what I call him, so…
I am by far the most qualified person they’re interviewing. Jim and Karen are here, which is cute. They’re like, kid actors tagging along with daddy, on the big audition, hoping to be discovered. Except daddy… is the best actor around. Daddy is Meryl Streep.
Michael is gone.
Hail to the chief!
My first order of business: make Andrew Bernard my number two.
My first order of business: accept.
As if you had a choice. scoffs Duh. scoffs Opportunity of a lifetime. spits chew into Michael’s World’s Best Boss mug
Three months ago, I was nowhere. I was just a Cornell grad, in anger management. Look where I am now. Not bad. washing out Michael’s mug
Hey! Hunter! Wha’s up my brutha? This is Hunter, secretary extraordinaire.
Uh, administrative assistant.
Jan in yet?
I think she’s comin’ in… later.
Could you give her a message for me, when she gets in?
Just say, “I want to squeeze them.” It’s code. She’ll know what it means.
Oh, and Hunter? Could you tell her, Michael shakes his head and makes the “motorboat” noise “Brbrbrbrbr!” also?
You showed great leadership potential at the coal walk. Even if you did follow it with that embarrassing personal confession.
I had to make Andy my number two. It’s political, complicated, you wouldn’t understand. I want you… to be Assistant Regional Manager.
Well, in a sense. Although, publicly I am going to retain the Assistant Regional Manager position.
You will be your own assistant.
Correct, I need someone I can trust. But I would also like the title… to be secretly applied to you. Just stripped of its pomp and frills.
Okay. So… you would be the Regional Manager, and the Assistant Regional Manager. Andy is your number two. I would be the Secret Assistant Regional Manager.
Mmmmmm, let’s call it Secret Assistant to the Regional Manager.
Do you accept?
Absolutely, I do.
I learned from Jim, if Dwight ever asks you to accept something secret… you reply, “Absolutely, I do.”
knocks on door Hello, hello!
Michael, good to see you!
Good to see you. Here are the post-merger performance stats that you asked for.
Oh, great. I’ve been meaning to thank you by the way. You didn’t lose a single customer during the merger, and you still managed to trim the budget? That is nice work. Michael smiles So, let me ask you a question right off the bat. What do you think are your greatest strengths as a manager?
Why don’t I tell you what my greatest weaknesses are? I work too hard. I care too much. And sometimes I can be too invested in my job.
Okay. And your strengths?
Well, my weaknesses are actually… strengths.
Oh. Yes. Very good.
Dwight is our new boss.
Oh, Michael’s not going anywhere.
Then who do you think will get the job?
Karen. She looks corporate. Those little pants suits.
I think it’s gonna be Michael.
Do you really think he’s qualified for that job?
No, but he wasn’t qualified for the job he has now, and he got that one.
laughs Mm. Yeah.
Listen up! Come to the center of the room, please. This… holds up paper that resemles a sheet sized dollar bill with Dwight’s face in the middle is a Schrute Buck. When you have done something good, you will receive one Schrute Buck. One thousand Schrute Bucks… equals an extra five minutes for lunch.
raises hand What is the cash value of a Schrute Buck?
Excellent question, Pam. 1/100th of a cent.
So ten thousand of your dollars is worth one real dollar?
Just… zip your lid! Another announcement. Michael wasted an enormous amount of the group’s time and patience with non-work related ethnic celebrations and parades of soft-minded dogoodedness. No longer. No more meetings!
Instead, today I will begin my first lecture in a long series of lectures designed to increase your knowledge on the world of paper.
raises hand Do we have to?
Yes! Michael is gone. There’s a new sheriff here in these offices, and his name is “me.” Conference room! Ten seconds! All of you!
I literally cannot wait to see what Dwight has planned. And I wish Jim were here.
What do you think we could be doing better?
I’ve never been a big fan of the name Dunder Mifflin. I was thinking we could name the company something like, “Paper Great. Where great paper is our passion. We’re GRRRRRRRRRREAT!” I don’t know, could be good. Or, uh, “Super Duper Paper. It’s super duper.” I don’t know, something like that.
Thanks for comin’ in, Michael.
It is always a treat when our paths cross.
It is always a treat when our paths cross. So, oh! Before I forget, I wanted to let you know, if you hadn’t already heard, uh, Jan and I are back together. So… I may need to fill out one of those love documents again.
You’re back together.
Yes. And I am very excited about the prospect of working under her… or on top of her. laughs Mm, that’s not sexual, just… we’re all professionals.
Okay, uh. Well, I thought it was clear in the description, the position… the job you’re applying for… is Jan’s job.
I don’t understand. So, we’re gonna tag team it?
No, we’re letting Jan go.
Listen up. Let’s start… from the ground up. Where does paper come from?
at the same time as Dwight Trees.
Trees! And where do trees grow?
at the same time as Dwight Forest.
Soil. Right. We have, in front of you here, seven different types of Pennsylvania top soil. Now, what would you say… is the most important element in the production of above ground leafy growth? Probably phosphorus, right? Angela smiles, shakes her head “no” Wrong! It’s nitrogen! Absorb this information. Good! Now, let us discuss precipitation. Stanley! When rainfall occurs, does it usually fall in a liquid, solid, or gaseous… state?
Very good! You have earned one Schrute Buck.
I don’t want it.
Then you have been deducted 50 Schrute Bucks!
Make it 100.
We— Don’t you wanna earn Schrute Bucks?
No. In fact, I’ll give you a billion Stanley Nickels if you never talk to me again.
What’s the ratio of Stanley Nickels to Schrute Bucks?
The same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.
Class is canceled, everybody out!
No wait, what are you doing?!
I’m punishing them.
No, no, no, wait! Class is not canceled.
grumbling, getting loud
HEY! COME ON! Let’s listen to Dwight’s presentation! Dwight winks at Pam
What— What are you winking for?
Zip your lid!
So, that’s… my basic 5 year plan. And after that, who knows?
Okay. Uh, now, this may seem like an odd question, but…
…what do you think about Michael Scott?
He’s a very nice man. And he’s very well suited for the job he has now.
This is off the record.
He would be disaster.
How was your interview?
Could have gone better I guess.
Oh. they kiss I’ll put in a good word for you.
Cool. Maybe you should do it sooner rather than later.
Daaah, let’s just run away together. Let’s just run away to Jamaica and live in a bungalow. You have some savings right? You could pay off my debts. It would… be fine. We’d have fun.
What’s… what’s the matter? What… what happened in there?
I can’t tell you.
Tell me what?
You son of a bitch!
Jan, this isn’t the time, we’re in an interview—
You’re firing me? Where the hell do you get off?
Frankly, it’s overdue. Your behavior in the last two years has been completely erratic.
Recently, you don’t even show an interest in your work! You smoke constantly in your office. You spend most of the day online shopping. You disappear for hours at a time, sometimes days. Always saying you’re visiting your sister in Scottsdale. You go to Scranton far more often than you used to—
opens up her overcoat Is it because of these?
Wuuuoooh, hey, whoa, Jan—
No, I wanna know. I wanna know! Because if it is, then, then, then I will see you in court!
‘Cause he likes them. points to Michael Okay? He likes them. And, and that is, that is all I care about.
The time has come for you to end your professional relationship with this company. You are clearly unstable.
Hey! You’re unstable!
No— We’re all unstable.
Okay, you know what? I’m just not leaving. I’m not leaving. Not leaving.
David, I did not tell her.
It’s like staring into my soul, when I look at this wall.
It’s like outerspace without the stars, it’s so black. laughs
This is gonna look so awesome!
It’s so intimidating! Anyone who comes in here… is gonna have to take me seriously. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!
giving a hug Bye Hunter.
Good luck with your band.
Don’t let them change you, okay? Jan drops several items, Michael and Hunter help pick them up, she starts to walk out the door So long, censored.
So, I am gonna… give her a ride home. Let me know about the job.
Actually, Michael, I think we’re gonna take it in another direction.
Good, I’m glad we’re on the same page. I have a lot of ideas for new directions.
No, we’re not giving you the job.
You know what? That… is actually good… because, um, I don’t think I could take… my girlfriend’s job. That’s not being a good boyfriend. So, I respectfully withdraw my name from consideration. Do you accept my withdrawal?
Good. Very good. I’m glad we are finally on the same page. Still have my job in Scranton, though.
Good. That’s all I ever wanted. These two. points at Jim and Karen Either one of them… excellent candidates.
Wow. That was some serious… hardcore… self destruction.
Yeah. Kinda feel bad for her though.
Don’t! She’s nuts! they laugh
Oh, man. You know what? This might take a while. You really don’t have to stay, if you don’t want.
Okay, good! Because, um, a bunch of my friends are meeting downtown for lunch. And, I was gonna meet them, so…
Just call me when you’re done.
Good luck, Halpert.
phone rings, picks up Dunder Mifflin, this is Grace. Sure.
Oh, God! I mean, I just don’t understand! It’s just so rude, you know? I mean, the absolute nerve of that guy!
I know. I know, I’m sorry about that. That was terrible.
Oh, just… No, actually I think it’s good, you know? It’s fine, actually, I do. I really think it’s great that it happened. Because, you know, my work has always been the thing that has gotten in the way of my happiness, so… laughs
Well, it’s… Jan starts crying, high pitched whining No, don’t cry, it’s gonna be OK.
sobbing Oh, I know, I know. It’s just… I’m sorry. It’s just these painkillers that I started taking since the surgery. Ohhh! They make my moods totally unpredictable! Wow! What am I gonna do?
whispers I don’t know. normal volume Well I guess… you could come and stay at my condo. I think I could back out of the sale. Jan exhales Probably get some negative feedback on my eBay profile.
Live together. Actually, wait a minute! This could be great! This could be perfect! You know, my full-time job could be our relationship. I could wear stretch pants and wait for you to come home at 5:15. laughs It could work. This could work, really!
in the office, imitating the terminator I’ll be baaaaack! And I am baaaack!
How’d it go?
No. No, Pam. I’m baaaaaack! For gooood! Kevin Nealon.
Everybody, may I have your attention please? It is with great honor and privilege that I announce to you that I have officially withdrawn my name for consideration from the corporate job. I know, I know, I know. “Michael, what are you thinking? You were a shoe in.” Well, got down there. I nailed the interview. And the strangest thing happened. Why is my office black?
To intimidate my subordinates.
It was Andy’s idea.
You shouldn’t have taken it. Bad management! Good thing I’m baaaaaack. laughs Ryan, coffee.
I don’t do that stuff anymore.
No, it’s for me, bimbo. Kids.
So I’m back. And I am never, ever going to leave. I am going nowhere. This place… is like… the hospital where I was born, my house, my old age home, and my… graveyard… for my bones.
Did… Karen get the job?
to everyone Back to work. to Ryan Still waitin’ on that coffee.
I wanted to thank you… for helping me, when you held the title, Secret Assistant to the Regional Manager. You served the office with great dignity. Pam salutes Dwight, Dwight returns the salute
No, I don’t know what the future holds, but… I’m optimistic. And, uh, I had fun goofing around with Dwight today. Jim and I… are just… too similar. Maybe one day I’ll find my own Karen. But— you— that is, a, um, you know, not— A man. A man version. But, uh, until then… I can hold my head up. … I’m not gay.
I don’t know how I feel about hiring a Sixers fan.
I should leave. pretends to get up they laugh
Uh, let me ask you a question, Jim. You’re clearly a very bright guy.
Always hit your numbers, personable, you make a great impression on everyone you meet—
I’m sorry, wait, so is the question “How’d I get to be so awesome?” laughs Because, I don’t have an answer for you. laughs
Uh, oh, hey, do you have your quarterly numbers?
And that, uh, questionnaire. Sorry to make you fill that thing out…
Oh, no, absolutely.
…that’s a HR formality. We have this very irritating HR guy here, he’s probably the only person you’re not gonna like. Jim notices a small note inside his papers, it reads “Jim, Don’t forget us when you’re famous! Pam” It has a gold medal yogurt lid attached. Kendall. Ugh. So, first up…
hands David his papers There you go.
How do you think you function here in New York?
not thinking clearly because of Pam’s note What’s that? Oh, uh, great. You know? I just um, I really appreciate the buildings, and uh, the people, and um, there’s just a sic energy… New York has, uh… Not to mention, they have places that are open past eight. David laughs So that’s a… bonus.
You’ve been in the Scranton branch a long time. Jim stares at Pam’s note What have you liked most about that place?
thinks The friendships.
Okay. Well, we want the person who takes this position to be here for the long haul. So… long haul. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
flashback to Beach Games How are your feet?
Medium rare. Thanks. they laugh
The real reason that I went to Stamford… was because… I wanted to be… not here.
And even though… I came back, I just, I feel like I’ve never really… come back.
Well, I wish you would.
phone rings, Pam answers Dunder Mifflin, this is Pam. Just one moment, I’ll transfer you.
I haven’t heard anything, but I bet Jim got the job. I mean, why wouldn’t he? He’s totally qualified, and smart, everyone loves him… and, if he never comes back again… that’s OK. We’re friends. And I’m sure we’ll stay friends. We just, we never got the timing right. You know? I shot him down, and then he did the same to me, and… But you know what? It’s OK. I’m totally fine. Everything is gonna be totally— Jim walks in
Pam. to camera Sorry. to Pam Um, are you free for dinner tonight?
All right. Then… it’s a date.
to camera, tearing up, smiling I’m sorry, what was the question?
on phone So, I know we left the other day on a note of uncertainty. But, after some more thought, I’m very pleased to be able to offer you this job. laughs Great! I’m so glad. We’re all very excited you’re going to be joining us. It’ll be nice to have another MBA around here.
on phone, smiling I’m excited too. Okay. Bye.
Who was that?
still smiling Nobody. You and I are done.
What?! Ryan smiles and glances at the camera