Dunder Mifflin Infinity - The Office (Season 4, Episode 3/4)
Ryan Howard dropped in from New York to wow staffers with his plan for modernizing the company. (Blackberries and a new website) Michael was seriously jonesing
for that new Blackberry but soon realized all he could do with it was tap out a randomly percussive duet with Ryan, who typed on his gadget at top speed. Only after
Creed told Michael that modernizing was a threat to anyone over 40, and Jan explained ''ageism,'' did Michael take action. Down with youth and technology!
Ryan insisted Dunder Mifflin was going to be ''younger, faster, and more efficent,'' but Michael insisted on keeping his feet, and those of his underlings, firmly
cemented in the past. In yet another half-baked presentation in the conference room, he introduced company cofounder Robert Dunder as a guest speaker, purportedly
to share his wisdom; the befuddled 87-year-old was soon booted out for the cardinal sin of being boring.
And to woo back clients who'd left for chain suppliers, Michael, pleading for ''teammanship,'' unveiled a time-tested strategy: gourmet gift baskets (''the essence
of class and fanciness''). No, Andy Bernard, the giant baskets wouldn't be full of money (''cash baskets!''), and Ryan was not about to call the website Dundermifflinfinity.
After spotting Pam kiss Jim in the break room, Toby issued a ''No P.D.A.'' memo, which several culprits thought might have been aimed at them, causing Toby to out
Pam and Jim in order to clarify his petty reminder. Clearly drowning in his own stew of envy and hope, Toby then denied there was any need for Pam and Jim to document
their relationship with official HR paperwork.
As if the Kelly-Ryan relationship couldn't be any more toxic, it degenerated further with her manipulative pregnancy fib and his attempt to have her job outsourced
to India. Ryan keeps trying to escape Kelly — hitting on Pam by asking her to design the company's new logo was just gross — but apparently, he'll have to try harder.
Angela called Pam ''the office mattress,'' and Phyllis asked her not to ''base who gets new clients on who you're sleeping with that week.''
When Dwight presented Garbage as a replacement for Sprinkles. Angela wasn't having it. And she rebuffed his offer to cook dinner so they could dine at a restaurant,
where she dumped him. Stricken, Dwight later told Michael, ''Everything falls apart….You die….No one remembers you.'' (Michael: ''That is a very good point, Dwight.'').
After Michael followed the directions of his rental's GPS gadget right into a lake, he was rescued by Dwight and managed resolved to reclaim the gift basket they'd
just given to a former client.
We'd like to give a special thanks to Emily McGuire for providing this episode summary.
Best Funny Quotes From The Office - Dunder Mifflin Infinity
I gotcha one. Pam hands over a grape soda to Jim
Oh wow, thank you.
I’m just gonna grab some chips, you want some?
No. Thanks… uh we’re still having lunch today, right?
I guess. Pam smiles and walks away, then comes back and kisses Jim on the cheek How dare you.
Hey Toby. What’s this? holds up memo Toby has passed out to the staff
reads memo I just want to remind everyone about the company rules involving PDA or public displays of affection.
Yes, uh some people in the office have complained…
…about some other people engaging in PDA and, you know Michael leans in closer to Toby I just wanted to remind it’s not appropriate to, to do that.
Is this about me and Jan? In my office? Because I will have you know that that was consensual. What we did has nothing to do with you or anyone here. I don’t think. I don’t think anyone heard anything. We were very discreet and, and most people had left by that point. So I don’t think it’s any of your business. What I think you should do is roll up the memo, real tight…
Ok, look the memo is not about you…
to everyone in the room For the record, I have never been involved with anyone at work, in any capacity.
Alright everyone, look, it, alright my complaint was about Jim and Pam. So…
turns to address Jim and Pam No way.
You guys are together?
Ummm… yup. Yes, we are.
I knew it!
You guys! Yes! Yes!
Toby, was this your fun little way of congratulating us?
Oh kay, mind is exploding. Get over here. gestures to Pam to get up Come on. Come here. Okay, okay, to Jim stand up. Jim moves over in chair OK, here we go. holding both Pam and Jim’s hand Everyone, this is a day that will live in infamy. Because today, is the day that Jim and Pam become one.
Actually, we’ve been dating for a couple months.
I love you guys, so much. hugs Jim
Ohh.. Michael goes to hug Pam, phone rings
Phone’s ringing. goes back toward desk
No, no, no Pam let ’em ring. Let the bells of Dunder Mifflin chime out your love. Because this is starts to well up really good, this is really good. My heart soars with the eagles nest.
I don’t see it. I think they both could do better.
It’s not a surprise to me. Pam is the office mattress.
Jim Halpert’s off the market. Guess who just became the best looking single guy in the office?
Hey. Can you make that straighter? That’s what she said.
Did you plan it?
No. tries to hide piece of paper, but Pam grabs it
reading from paper Can you make that straighter? That job looks hard. You should put your mouth on that. How can you even use that one naturally?
Blowing up balloons I thought.
You might want to trim it a little.
Michael… Kelly enters conference room in a flirty red dress
reading sign Oh, is… Ryan coming back today?
Yeah, he is.
Pam and Jim are together. Ryan is visiting. Only thing that could make this day better is ice cream.
What do you want?
To give you this reveals a cat from under a coat.
Oh, what is that?
It’s a feral barn cat. I trapped him last night and I’m giving him to you as a replacement cat for the one I destroyed.
Her name was Sprinkles.
And his name is… Garbage. Mose calls him Garbage because he likes to eat garbage. shakes cat Don’t you Garbage? makes chomping noises
I can’t believe you just thought you could replace Sprinkles. Before she’s even in the ground.
You haven’t buried her yet?
Don’t rush me. I’m grieving.
Garbage can be very helpful. OK, he’s a youthful cat. He killed an entire family of raccoons. holds cat towards Angela Look at him.
I don’t want Garbage! I want Sprinkles! walks away
Hey… sees both Jim and Pam you two.
Hey. So now that we are dating, uh, we just wanted to know if we had to sign one of those ‘we’re dating’ things for the company.
Oh well, you know, those were only for, you know makes quotes with fingers relationships, so… if, if this is just a casual thing, there’s no need, really.
Well, I don’t wanna speak for Jim, but, it’s like pretty official. Jim smiles
Sorry, uh do we need to sign one, or…?
Let’s just wait and see what happens. whispers You know?
Let’s just wait.
Great. Jim and Pam walk away
sees Ryan coming through door Hey Ryan. Welcome back —
Hold on one second. Ryan types on Blackberry for a few seconds Hey Pam! It’s great to see you. Is Michael in?
There he is! There he is! He’s back! And he’s with a beard. laughing He… He has facial hair. Look at him! All grown up and no place to go. Hello, Mr. Sunny Crockett. I’m Tubs.
OK. Should we get started?
Ohh, yeah, let’s get started because uh, yes, cause uh this is very serious business and umm..
Yep, exactly. This is a business meeting.
…business meeting —
rubbing hands in Ryan’s hair Fire!
Stop that! Stop that!
That’s right! That’s right!
to Kevin You scared me.
Fire guy. Don’t start any fires, Ryan.
Fire guy makes flames with his hands
You weren’t here for that.
Here for what?
When he started the fire.
Look how big he is. Look at you, you are so mature and old and little man now. You’re like our little man…
Little old man boy.
Michael and everybody, umm…
Bearded man boy.
…let me just say something. I know I used to be a temp here, but now everything is different. I’d like your respect. I am your boss now. You’re gonna have to treat me that same way you treated Jan.
That’s a little kinky. I don’t swing that way.
Woooo!laughs I think Ryan has a gay crush on me.
Enough! OK? This is inappropriate and it stops right now. Do you understand?
Yes, everybody, come on. Settle town. Let’s get serious here. Um Ryan, has a very special, important presentation to do, which we will be doing in the conference room in looks at Ryan 10 minutes?
Sounds good. OK, alright.
Yeah, Ryan snapped at me, but there was this twinkle in his eye that I picked up on, which said, “Dude, we’re friends. I’m doing this for appearances. I am the big boss now. And I have to seem like an ogre. But you know me and you trust me. And we like each other. And we’ll always be friends. And I would never take you for granted in a million years. And I miss you, man. And I love you.” His words.
Dunder Mifflin Infinity represents a floor to ceiling streamlining of our business model. The center piece of the campaign is a new business-to-business website interface that will allow us to compete directly with big box chains.
Wait a second. Last time I checked, Dunder Mifflin already has a website. And quite frankly, I’m not really sure what’s wrong with it. Jim at his desk, showing the Dunder Mifflin website reading “Under Construction. Coming Christmas 2002!”
This is a massive overhaul. We’re getting younger. Sleeker. And more agile so that we adapt to the market place. All essential personnel will be issued Blackberries for company use.
OOhh. Gimmme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme.
I’ll stick around to help you set them up afterwards. Any questions? Dwight?
What if we don’t want to use a Blackberry because they are stupid and pointless?
This is company-wide, Dwight.
Got it. Andy’s hand goes up
We should call it Dunder Mifflinfinity. You know, push the words together?
Any other questions? Kelly’s hand goes up Kelly Kapoor.
Can we speak privately about our relationship?
Thank you everybody.
Ryan Howard everybody. starts clapping Good job. everyone gets up to leave
That’s some fun stuff. When does the website go up?
As fast as possible. We want to start retraining people A.S.A.P., so we can hit the ground running with a new system.
Us? You and me. The old timers.
I am not old. You are old. You are like a hundred.
You’re over 40, that’s the cut off. Are you listening to what he’s saying? Re-training. New system. Youth. I’m telling you this kid is the grim reaper. You deal with this or you, me, Sammy, Phyllis, the chick you hit with the car, we’re goners.
Swore I wouldn’t tell anyone this, but in the interest of revealing secrets. Oh my God, this will make your brain explode. Umm, Dwight and Angela dating. Have been for six months.
No.. in awe
Swear to God. Pam shakes her head. Aww this is great. I was actually gonna wait and tell you on your birthday, but this is much more fun.
No, they have been dating for like two years. Jim in shock Since before your barbeque.
Wait. What? Pam nods her head You knew? And you didn’t say anything?
You didn’t say anything to me?
Fair enough. Wow! We should have started dating like a long time ago.
Can you believe that…
Sorry, I didn’t know you guys were in here.
Oh no, we’re just sitting here.
I couldn’t see your hands. Jim shakes his hands Hey Pam, by the way, it’s great that you’re dating. But when a new client calls, you just have to randomly assign them to a sales person. You can’t base who gets new clients on who you’re sleeping with that week, OK?
And… that is why we waited so long to tell people.
OK, what’s up?
Yeah, kay. I was just… After the presentation, just wanted to make sure, that vis-a-vie, that everything in the office is business as usual?
Well it is business, but not as usual.
Yeah, I know I understand… we’re making great strides and we’re updating, but business as usual, no?
No. shaking head We’re throwing out the entire playbook, we’re starting from scratch, we’re implementing a brand new system.
Good, so, we’re on the same page?
No. We’re not. Michael, I know exactly how much time and man power are wasted in this branch. This company is getting younger, faster, more efficient. You need to prepare yourself.
We had a foreign exchange student live with us when I was young. And we called him my brother. And that’s who I thought he was. Um, then he went home to what is now formerly Yugoslavia, taking all of my blue jeans with him. And I had to spend the entire winter in shorts. That is what Ryan is like. A fake brother who steals your jeans.
So, how are you?
Awesome. I am dating a lot of guys.
A lot. Black guys mostly.
Wait, uh, how do you touch just one of these buttons at a time?
I don’t know.
Did you even try?
If the kid wants to set mine up, I’ll let him.
I can’t see half of the things. adjusts glasses
It’s too little. Use the phone.
I want you to tell me that you care about me. That is what I want.
Kelly, I’m your boss now, OK? You can’t keep talking to me like I’m your boyfriend.
Oh big strong man, fancy new whatever. I don’t think you ever cared about me.
I never cared about you? Six months ago Karen Filipelli sent me an email. Asked me out. I said no, because I was committed to our relationship.
Well, I hope you’re still committed because I’m pregnant.
And guess what buddy, points at Ryan I am keeping it.
Do you feel prepared to help me raise a baby?
I can… I can’t talk about this right now, OK? After work, we’ll go out to dinner, we’ll talk about it then, OK?
We have a date!
Hello, Dwight. I’ve been thinking about things and I wanted to know if you would have dinner with me tonight?
I’ll make a reservation. No, no. Let me cook for you. Cauliflower and noodles. Baked potato on the side.
I would prefer a public place. See you after work.
Is Michael in?
In his office. You can go right in.
to Ryan Hey.
Ryan. Ryan. Ryan, Ryan.
So elephant in the room, I have your old job.
Well, not exactly my job… I had a different title.
Oh well, excuse me, same office, same responsibilities.
Different salary. laughs You’ll get there, don’t worry.
Well… you look great.
Thank you, thank you.
Scranton suits you.
Best decision I ever made.
You were let go.
You know what? I love the beard. Keep it forever. goes into Michael’s office
holds up Blackberry Hey, what is the actual deal with these things in terms of testicles?
I don’t want to grow weird sperm in case we ever want to have kids.
So, what’s Ryan doing here?
Oh, I dunno, they’re launching a big new business plan. New website, blah blah blah. He’s being a real twerp about it, so, it’s all about youth, and agility and streamlining and trying to squeeze out the older people.
He’s such a snake.
I hope he’s gets hit with an ageism suit.
What is that… word?
Ageism? Companies they can’t discriminate against people due to old age. Like a couple years ago we tried to force out some of the older branch managers with a mandatory retirement age and then Ed Truck, your old boss, threatened us with a lawsuit, so we had to back off.
So older people have just as many rights as younger people?
Yes, Michael, they do.
Everything OK? Creed has made his hair jet black
Everything’s cool, dude.
I’m thirty. Well, in November I’ll be thirty.
Is there another meeting scheduled, I was gonna do the Blackberry tutorial in here.
Michael told us to wait in here. We don’t know why.
notices pictures on the wall Ohh… man.
Good, we’re all here, we can get started.
Have a seat.
We’re not doing this today.
Have a seat. Like everybody else.
OK. This is…
Still my office, Ryan. Ryan sits down Well, there has been a lot of talk about new ideas today. Well, new ideas are fine, but they are also… illegal, because they are a form of ageism. What? Yes, I am right. Did you know that the Age Discrimination and Employment Act of 1967 prohibits employment discrimination based on age with respect to employees 40 years of age or older? I did.
Technically, he’s right.
Hey, shut up Toby. Look, why do we as a society hate old people so much?
Because they’re lame.
No, Creed, no they are not. In fact, many cultures revere old people because of their storytelling ability. Like the old lady from Titanic. points to her picture on the wall Or the funny things that they can do, like “where’s the Beef?” points to another picture on wall Jim raises his hand Yeah.
Why do you have the Big picture up again? You used that already, when you burned your foot.
Reusing the Ben Kingsley, too.
I was going to put up some new pictures, but umm, all of the ink in the printer was gone.
Oh. man enters conference room
puts hand up That is me. Come on in. They shake hands Who is this old fart? Did you just stagger off the street? Out of a box or something? Who’s this worthless bag of bones? Well, this guy is none other than one of the founders of Dunder Mifflin, Mr. Robert Dunder. Huh? starts clapping, others join in
Oh, yeah. Yes!
Thank you everyone.
Michael, gets up can I talk to you a second?
Sure thing. both go out of conference room ‘Scuse me. closes door
We have actual work to do.
Fine. Then I will call David Wallace and you can explain to him why you threw the founder of the company out on his ancient butt. they glare at each other
Bob, how old are you?
Eighty-seven years young. And still active. That is great. Did you know, that Bob is still a member of the Board of Dunder Mifflin?
Well, I, I, I haven’t been to a board meeting in years. I, I send a proxy.
Ah, still sends his own proxy. Good for you.
I’m gonna live for a very long time. My grandma Schrute lived to be 101. My grandpa Manheim is 103, and still puttering around in Argentina. I tried to go visit him once, but my travel visa was protested by the Shoah Foundation.
I started this company in 1949.
Back then, it was an uh, an industrial supplier of metal brackets mostly for, for construction.
And then Mifflin, of course he killed himself later… Uh, but I knew Mifflin through the Rotary Club.
And he was, he was starts laughing at dinner with Beverly and her husband, wha-what was his name, umm… uhh… Jerry.. Jerry Trupiano from, from South Jersey and he was tall. Both he and Mifflin were tall guys.
That’s great. Thank you for coming in. starts ushering him out Robert Dunder everybody. clapping Thank you. That was wonderful. Do you have a ride?
Well I, I, I came here in a cab.
Perfect. starts closing the door
Well, cou, could you get me another… Michael closes door
Inspirational. What have we learned? Well, we have learned that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, because it’s illegal, and you will go to jail. Pam raises hand
I think that I should help him get home.
No, No. Don’t help him. He doesn’t need help, Pam. Jim nods head and Pam gets up and leaves to help Robert Dunder, Michael shows Robert thumbs up What a nice guy.
Good night guys. staff leaves the office
Well, today was a fantastic waste of time.
I disagree, I think it was very valuable.
Michael, technology helps business OK? You should not resist it, this is the way the world is moving.
I happen to think the old ways of doing business are better. And I can prove it.
Ok. I look forward to hearing your ideas. Michael retreats back to office to Kelly Where do you wanna go?
You know, some place romantic and expensive.
Kelly, come on.
You know what, you’re right. I’m feeling kind of nauseous anyway. So, you know skip it. Ryan hesitates and takes her hand and they exit
Are you enjoying your vegetarian noodles?
Very much. How’s your meat?
I heard a joke today.
Oh, that’s funny.
Yes, it was.
Are you enjoying your mineral water?
I can’t do this. I can’t be with you. Every time I look in your eyes I see Sprinkles’ stiff lifeless body.
Then don’t look in my eyes. Look right here points to middle of forehead above the eyes, it’s an old sales trick.
I’m sorry. I gave this everything I could.
No, please don’t do this, monkey.
I will leave your toothbrush on top of your tire tomorrow morning. gets up and leaves restaurant