The Surplus - The Office (Season 5, Episode 10)

Oscar informs Michael that the office has a $4300 surplus that must be spent or it will be deducted from their next year's budget. Michael initially doens't understand and has Oscar explain it in increasingly simpler terms to him.

Oscar suggests that they spend the money on a new copier. Michael then asks the rest of the office for suggestions, and Pam leads the charge with a request for new chairs. Toby suggests that they get the air quality in the office tested, saying that there is radon coming from downstairs and asbestos coming from the ceiling. Jim, surprisingly, takes Oscar's side because because he realizes how bad the copier is. He started making his own copies since Pam and he started dating. Pam later has to work with the horrible copier, but she still wants to replace the chairs.

Michael can't choose a side. He doesn't want to be the bad guy and both factions, the chairs and the copiers, start to do things to try to convince Michael to take their side. Jim and Oscar take Michael out for lunch, while Pam puts on more make-up and starts to hit on Michael.

Michael still can't decide, so he brings Hank, the security guard, into the mix to decide for him. Hank, however, is more interested in staying in the warm office than making a decision so Michael calls David Wallace to help him decide. David then tells Michael he doesn't understand why he isn't turning in the surplus so that Michael could then get a bonus equal to 15% of it. Well, that settles it for Michael. He's not going to replace the copier or the chairs. Oscar realizes that Michael now knows about the third option and lets the office know. Michael becomes indecisive again and then delegates the decision-making to the office, hoping that they will be unable to come to a consensus by the day's end and enable him to take the bonus. The employees quickly decide to have the chairs replaced. Later, Michael says that he bought a fur coat in anticipation of receiving the bonus, which had fake blood thrown on it by activists.

Angela and Andy visit Schrute Farms to discuss wedding plans with Dwight. Dwight holds a mock wedding in a barn, with Dwight playing Andy and Andy playing Angela's father. An Amish minister who only speaks German performs the mock-ceremony. Dwight goes through the steps of the wedding, putting a ring on Angela's finger and having them both say "I do" to each other. Angela tells Dwight that she made a mistake getting together with Andy.

Dwight tells her that the mock wedding was an actual wedding - Andy technically acted as their witness and the minister was actually marrying them in German. Back in the office, Angela passionately kisses Andy in front of everybody and tells him that she is going into town to take care of a "legal issue."

Throughout the day, Jim and Pam try to get each other to switch sides. Pam gives Jim a scare, telling him that he is on "dangerous ground". Pam is nasty towards Jim during the entire debate, which Jim seems more easygoing about. However, at the end of the episode, Jim gets back at Pam for winning the debate by reverting to his earlier practice of having Pam make copies for him.

Best Funny Quotes From The Office - The Surplus

Photo of Oscar Martinez
Here are our final actual costs for this year.
Mmm… okay.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
As you can see, we did pretty well, so…
Yes. Yes, I can see… that we did indeed. Why don’t you explain this to me like I am an eight-year old.
Photo of Michael Scott
Photo of Oscar Martinez
Alright, well this is the overall budget for this fiscal year along the x-axis…
Yes.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
Right there.
There’s the x-ax…icks.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
You can see clearly on this page that we have a surplus of $4300.
Mmhmm, okay.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
But we have to spend that by the end of the day or it will be deducted from next year’s budget.
Why don’t you explain this to me like I’m five.
Photo of Michael Scott
Photo of Oscar Martinez
Your mommy and daddy give you ten dollars to open up a lemonade stand. So you go out and you buy cups and you buy lemons and you buy sugar. And now you find out that it only costs you nine dollars.
Ho-oh!
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
So you have an extra dollar.
Yeah.
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So you can give that dollar back to mommy and daddy, but guess what? Next summer…
I’ll be six.
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And you ask them for money, they’re gonna give you nine dollars. ‘Cause that’s what they think it costs to run the stand. So what you want to do is spend that dollar on something now, so that your parents think it costs ten dollars to run the lemonade stand.
So the dollar’s a surplus. This is a surplus.
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We have to spend that $4300 by the end of the day or it’ll be deducted from next year’s budget.
whistles poorly Whoo.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
We should spend this money on a new copier, which we desperately need.
Okay, break it down in terms of, um… okay, I-I think I’m getting you…
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Photo of Michael Scott
Guess what, everybody? Christmas has come early this year. Oscar, very smartly, has discovered an extra $4300 in the budget. Thank you, Oscar. And I have decided with that money I am going to buy a new, drum roll please… imitates drum roll Can anybody guess?
New chairs?
Photo of Pam Beesley
Photo of Michael Scott
No, a new copier! only Oscar applauds Unless everybody can agree on something better?
No, no, please. Please do not do this.
Photo of Oscar Martinez
Photo of Pam Beesley
Yes, Michael, new chairs. These chairs are terrible. We were supposed to get new ones last year.
So… we all agree to get new chairs then. Good?
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Photo of Pam Beesley
over indistinct conversation Good? Yeah, he said good, I’m good…
Now listen, we are a paper company. How can we take pride in our jobs if we have to put our fine paper in this wretched machine?
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Oscar, no. This is not the time for one of your principled stands.
Pam, you make more copies than anyone.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Exactly. That should tell you how terrible the chairs are.
Okay. Okay, good suggestions. All good suggestions. Uh, let’s just decide and agree upon one.
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Photo of Stanley Hudson
I’m with Pam. Chairs.
Alright, so, teams forming.
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Photo of Toby Flenderson
We should really have the office’s air quality tested. We have radon coming from below, we have asbestos in the ceilings. These are silent killers.
You are the silent killer. Go back to the annex.
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Photo of Toby Flenderson
You’ll see.
Michael?
Photo of Pam Beesley
Photo of Michael Scott
Yes.
I’ve talked to Meredith, Stanley and Jim about the chairs. I know they’re with me on this.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Uh, actually, I’m gonna go with copier.
What? Jim.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Ever since Pam and I started dating, I just feel weird asking her to make copies for me. So, I make my own copies. And that copier sucks. Let me tell you, I-But you know what? Pam and I don’t have to agree on everything.

Jim, good for you, standing up to Pam like that.
Photo of Meredith Palmer
Photo of Creed Bratton
The balls on you, man.
So Michael, what do you think?
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Photo of Michael Scott
Why me?
You have to make the decision.
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Photo of Michael Scott
Wow, okay. Well… I swallowed all your ideas, I’m going to digest them and see what comes out the other end.

Dwight, I’m a little concerned about some of these directions to Schrute Farms…
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Yeah, do tell.
I mean, like, “156 paces from the light red mailbox, make a left.”
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Mmhmm.
“Walk until you hear the beehive.”
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How could it be more clear?
I think Andy makes an excellent point.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Okay.
But my biggest concern is that there’s only one bathroom.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
We’ll dig a trench. As long as it’s downhill from the well, we should be fine.
Nana Mimi cannot squat over some trench.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Well we’re not gonna put out stumps, come on.
Let’s three-way this little issue, and come to a solution by the time we get to Schrute Farms, how’s that for a plan?
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Photo of Andy Bernard
We’re getting married at Schrute Farms, no matter what. I have looked at twelve venues, I have lost eight deposits, and I have seen Angela naked zero times. I am not losing another deposit.

Hey.
Photo of Pam Beesley
Photo of Jim Halpert
Hey.
So um, I’ve been thinking about this whole chair/copier thing…
Photo of Pam Beesley
Photo of Jim Halpert
Mmhmm.
I really think you should reconsider.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Oh, Pam, I really… hate that copier.
Yeah, I know.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Yeah.
But I really think you should reconsider.
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Beesly, are you threatening me?
Jim. Jim, Jim, Jim. I’m not threatening you. I love you. whispers But you should know, you’re on very dangerous ground kisses Jim. at normal volume All right.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Okay.

shudders Whew.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
This is where you’ll have your receiving line. Of course we’ll clear out all the livestock and hay and such.
Hmm… mm, what’s that smell?
Photo of Andy Bernard
Photo of Dwight Schrute
You’re gonna need to be more specific.
Manure. Get rid of it.
Photo of Angela Martin
Photo of Dwight Schrute
Manure covers up the small of the slaughterhouse.
Do you have to slaughter on our wedding day?
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
You wanna eat, don’t you?
Honey, say something!
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Photo of Andy Bernard
Uh, Dwight, if we pay extra, could you slaughter the entrees the day before?
…I’ll consider it.
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Photo of Andy Bernard
See? That’s how you do it! Makin’ progress here. steps in manure, trying to laugh it off …Darn! Heh.
There’s a hose out back.
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Photo of Andy Bernard
Okay.

Remember, you were gonna get a new chair, and you were gonna give your old chair to me. Remember that?
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Photo of Michael Scott
Yes.
Well that never happened.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
Michael?
I don’t know. I haven’t decided yet.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
I’m just gonna grab some lunch. You wanna come with?
Really? Absolutely! Yeah, that would be amazing.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Woah, you guys going to lunch?
Yes.
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Mind if I join?
Ohh, God!
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Photo of Jim Halpert
All right.
Yeah!
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Let’s go.
Best lunch ever! Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!
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Let’s do it.
All right! Cool!
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Where we going?
I have no idea.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
So, I guess that’s how they’re gonna play this. It is on. very serious It is so on.

Look, I really need this new chair. I mean, seriously, how is it possible that in five years I’ve had two engagement rings, and only one chair?
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laughing uproariously with Michael and Jim Stop it! Michael.
Michael, that is hilarious.
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Photo of Michael Scott
through the laughter Oh, is somebody making fun of me?
The best. Great friends. Thank you, Michael. all three are still laughing
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Ahh… I got you some tiramisu. No hard feelings.
Aww.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Yeah.
That’s cool. opens the container and smells the tiramisu Mm, good stuff. throws it in the garbage
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Photo of Jim Halpert
You look really pretty.
Thank you. goes to Michael’s office and knocks on the door
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Photo of Michael Scott
Yeah.
Michael?
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Yeah?
Hey!
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Photo of Michael Scott
Oh, hey.
You got a second?
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Photo of Michael Scott
I do.
Oh, good.
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Oh, that must’ve been so fun.
it was fun. We had a good time.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Hey, have I told you you look really nice today?
Oh, thank you.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Yeah, is that a new tie?
Um, no, not… no. No, I got it at TJ Maxx, four dollars.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
That is amazing!
You think that’s good? Check out these pants. Nine dollars.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
What?
Nine dollars. The boys’ department.
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No.
Look at the ass. Check out the ass.
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applauding No way!
Look at that. begins dancing Unh. Unh-unh.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Yeah! Oh, so I guess Oscar and Jim were talking your ear off about the new copier.
Yes they were.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Yeah.
They were.
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Here’s what I was thinking: everyone sits on a chair every day…
Mmhmm.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
But not everyone…
Sits on a copier.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Or even uses the copier every day.
Yeah.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Yeah, right?
Very valid.
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…That’s it. giggles
All right.
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All right, see you later…
See ya.
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Hot tie guy.
laughs Hahaha!… well…
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Have you made a decision on the butter sculpture?
No. I haven’t thought of it.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Okay. Cow, goat or sheep. It’s not that hard.
I would like cat.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Cats don’t make butter.
I would like cow butter sculpture of a cat.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
It doesn’t make any sense.
Yes it does!
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Photo of Andy Bernard
Okay, guys!
I want a butter sculpture of a cat!
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Cow, goat or sheep.
What is this? All right, we’re all on the same team. Is it- steps in manure Damn! Why is that in the kitchen?!
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Pam is making copies and is struggling with the machine You might want to consider changing teams, because we would-we would love to have you.
No, copier’s great.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Yeah?
Yeah. I have my copies. holds up messed up copies
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Photo of Jim Halpert
There they are.
And I have my original. holds up original paper, ripped in half
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Photo of Jim Halpert
You got it.
So suck it.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Okay.

Okay.
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Photo of Kevin Malone
Michael, I got you a hot chocolate. I hope that’s okay.
Oh, thank you my dear.
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Photo of Kelly Kapoor
Wait, Michael! Let me open the door for you.
Oh, well, chivalry is not dead after all. Okay…
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Photo of Stanley Hudson
There he is!
There he is! Hello, hello!
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Photo of Phyllis
Hello.
Hello! Good to see you! Good to see you.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Oh!
Mm! gives Jim a high five Yeah!
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There’s that ass!
Hey hey! Yeah! Unh!
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Photo of Pam Beesley
Woo! Yeah. Aw, don’t take it away!
Oh… ah, I almost choked.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Here’s another place.
It’s beautiful.
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Photo of Andy Bernard
Hey-o!
So… why don’t we try this out, we’ll see what would happen. Give it a little test drive, what do you say? You pretend to be Angela’s father, you will play Angela, and uh, I will pretend to be you. That way you can see what it looks like when you’re up here.
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Photo of Andy Bernard
whistling Pachelbel’s “Canon in D;” switches to singing then back to whistling
to minister Hello, I’m Angela Martin, and-
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I’m Andy.
I work with Dwight.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
He doesn’t understand a word you’re saying.
What?
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
Although born just minutes from here, he speaks only German. Closed society. So, now, after the readings by all of your sisters, we will arrive at the vows. So, Konrad… speaks German to minister; minister begins speaking in German And away we go. This is a little taste of the ceremony, if you will. He’s explaining why we’re here, what we’re doing here, making introductions, blah blah blah… Then he’s gonna have Andy repeat a bunch of stuff. He’s gonna ask Andy to produce a ring. I have uh, now just uh… just some twine for our purposes, and you will put the ring on her finger. Yadda yadda, then he’s going to ask Andy, uh, if he would like to marry Angela. And you will reply, “I do.” Andy mouths, “I do” silently And then he’s going to ask Angela if she would like to marry Andy, to which you will reply…
I do.
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Photo of Dwight Schrute
And there we go. Okay, and that’s just about it. Man and wife.

Got a call about a problem up here.
Photo of Hank
Photo of Pam Beesley
Did somebody call Hank?
Hank, thank God you’re here. The office is at a crossroads.
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Photo of Hank
So, there’s no security problem? You know, I hustled up the stairs.
Yes. I need your sage advice. And everyone, whatever Hank decides, that is the decision. That will resolve this issue. Hank takes some jellybeans from Pam’s jar Yeah, take as many as you want.
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Photo of Hank
Thank you. Thank you. You know, it’s nice and warm up here.
Yes.
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Photo of Hank
So what are we talking about?
Okay. Well, we have a surplus. Imagine that your parents give you money for a lemonade stand-
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Photo of Hank
I know what a surplus is.
Oh, okay. Good. Good. Well, here’s the thing. Some people want to use the surplus to buy a new copier. Other people are complaining about the chairs.
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Photo of Hank
Is that the copier?
It is, yes.
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Photo of Hank
inspects the copier Hmm.
What?
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Photo of Hank
I was just thinking. Let me see a chair.
Okay.
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Photo of Pam Beesley
You can try mine.
Oh, there we go.
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Photo of Hank
Hmm, not much lumbar support.
Now everyone, bear in mind once again that whatever Hank says goes. He is an impartial third party.
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Photo of Hank
On the one hand, this copier is very old. You should see some of the new copiers they have. You would not believe what they do.
So, the copier.
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Photo of Hank
Well, let me finish.
All right, yes.
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Photo of Hank
Now the chairs. The chairs are very weak. Very weak chairs. I could not sit all day in this chair.
Well, what should I do?
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Photo of Hank
…Let me see the copier again.
All right, get out. Get out.
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Photo of Angela Martin
Dwight, I thought I knew what I wanted. And then, being here with you and the German Mennonite minister… it just all felt right. I made a mistake picking Andy.
I know you did. And that’s why I have taken care of everything.
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Photo of Angela Martin
What do you mean?
Well Monkey, he’s a real minister. And you said, “I do.” And I said, “I do.” And Andy wasn’t signing a receipt; he was signing our marriage certificate as a witness.
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Photo of Angela Martin
Dwight! That doesn’t count!
Yes, of course it does.
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Photo of Angela Martin
No, it doesn’t!
It does in the state of Pennsylvania.
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I didn’t-
Haha, Mrs. Schrute.
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Photo of Angela Martin
We are not married.
Wha…
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Photo of Angela Martin
Take this thing. takes off twine ring
My… It’s not my fault you don’t understand German; I’ve been telling you to take it for years!
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Photo of Andy Bernard
Are we, uh… are we leaving or what? Mose hits Andy in the head with a deflated ball Ow!

on speakerphone Michael.
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Photo of Michael Scott
Hey David- begins coughing violently I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m eating tiramisu. Some of the chocolate powder just went down my throat. I’m stopping now.
Is this why you’re calling me?
Photo of David
Photo of Michael Scott
No, no, no, no, no. No. I’m calling- coughs again I’m sorry.
Okay.
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Photo of Michael Scott
Mm. I’m calling because, um, we have a stupid budget surplus, and people-everybody wants something different.
You want me to weigh in on a minor budget issue?
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Photo of Michael Scott
No, no, no. I want you to make the decision so I’m not the bad guy.
Well if I were you, I would just return the surplus and take the bonus.
Photo of David
Photo of Michael Scott
The what now?
Branch managers who come in under budget get 15% of the savings.
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Photo of Michael Scott
…Like a tip? calculates amount $645?!

I hate disappointing just one person. And I really hate disappointing everyone. But I love Burlington Coat Factory. You go in there with $645, you are literally a king.
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on the phone We have that going out Tuesday… Okay? Sure, no, I can… I’ll double-check that for you.
All right, attention everyone.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Let me call you right back. Okay.
I have made my decision. We do not need a new copier. We do not need new chairs. This copier… is… puts paper on glass and makes a copy, then takes paper from glass working perfectly.
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
That’s the original.
Pam, would you stand up for a sec? sits in Pam’s chair Hmm. See how relaxed I am? I like this chair. slowly sinking into the chair Offers good support, it is urkelnomically correct… it’s a good chair. I think we’re spoiled because we don’t appreciate the things that we have. You think kids in Africa have chairs? No. They sit in big piles of garbage. You think they have copiers? the chair has slowly lowered itself almost to where Michael is not visible over the desk They don’t have copiers. They don’t even- struggles to get up from Pam’s chair Gah! They don’t even have paper. And we are spoiled because we throw out perfectly good tiramisu because it has a little tiny hair on it. My point I this: I have seen the light in terms of what we need, and it is nothing.
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Do you know?
Do I know what?
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I think you know.
Mm, no…
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Know what?
Yeah, know what?
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Does anyone happen to know what 15% of 4300 is?
$645.
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Michael’s a genius.
Right.
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Why’d you say dollars?
Because that is how my mind works.
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What’s 15% of 200? Michael doesn’t answer Thank you. Everyone, Michael is returning the surplus so he can keep 15% as a bonus.
Wait, what?
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You can do that?
Hey Michael, what’s 394 times 5,912?
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Let’s see…
You’re gonna give yourself a bonus of $645 instead of getting the entire office something it really needs?
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I don’t need $645; I already have $645, more or less.
You’re gonna get us a copier then?
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This is so stupid.
Or chairs?
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This is so, so stupid. And, God… looks at his watch that’s my phone.
I didn’t hear a phone.
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To be continued!

No, I don’t-this doesn’t change anything. I have a very important decision to make. We need a new copier. We need new chairs. And I need to figure out a way to keep this money without having everybody hate me.
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Hey Tuna, check it out. Tuna sandwich. Just like you. Angela walks over to Andy What-
kisses Andy passionately in his chair Now, I have to take care of a legal issue.
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Was that hot or what?

So what’s it gonna be?
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Photo of Oscar Martinez
Michael, you have to make a decision. The day is almost done.
Let me just say, you’ve been promising me this chair since the day you hired me.
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You are a smart guy. I know you’ll do the right thing.
groans in frustration You think it’s easy?
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Photo of Stanley Hudson
It’s your job.
Okay, you know what? Why don’t you guys deal with it? I am going to get up, and I am going to be out in the common area. But you need to decide; otherwise I’m taking the bonus. All right?
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It is a classic management tactic. You have two sides, a deadline, you know that neither of them are gonna concede. What you do is you put ’em in a room, and you just- Pam and Oscar come to the door of kitchen Hey.
Hey.
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Hey, we’re going with the chairs.
What?
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I just figured I’d rather have new chairs than nothing at all.
Thanks Michael.
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Good work. I’m proud of you. Pam and Oscar leave Mother-

wearing a fur coat What did we learn this week? Well, one, thanks to me, my team is much, much faster at coming to decisions than I thought they would be. Number two, never buy a fur coat with a credit card until you absolutely have the money to pay for it. And three, camera zooms out to see fake blood is splattered on the fur coat you should know that some people think it’s cool to throw buckets of fake blood on you as you are walking out of Burlington Coat Factory.
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Truce?
Yeah, I guess, since I won.
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Photo of Jim Halpert
Yeah, you did win. You did win. Anyway, I’m going to need three copies of each of these, stapled and collated. begins to walk away, then turns back Totally kidding. leans in, whispers I’m gonna need four. kisses Pam

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