Garage Sale - The Office (Season 7, Episode 19)
Michael decides to propose to Holly, and runs into trouble thinking of how to do it in the most elaborate way possible with his expensive diamond ring (which cost what he believes is the traditional "three years' salary"). He pours gasoline in
the parking lot in the shape of letters, planning to light them on fire and show it to Holly. Pam stops it and gathers a meeting of Michael, herself, Jim, Ryan, and Oscar. They believe Holly truly is "the one" for him and give him anecdotes
and ideas. They are shocked at Michael's suggestion, particularly one where he throws a corpse dressed as him off the roof, and are stunned at his huge engagement ring. He calls Holly's father to ask his permission (although he leaves a
message rather than speak to him personally). Holly catches onto the idea when she calls her parents herself, but she notices her parents seem mentally disoriented. She talks to Michael later and says she wants to move back to Colorado to
be there for her dad, and Michael supports her decision. Holly seems to be gearing up for a proposal, but Michael abruptly leaves, not wanting to be proposed to in such a casual way.
Dunder Mifflin Scranton's warehouse and crew host a public garage sale. Dwight attempts to walk away with the most expensive item by trading smaller items with his office mates beginning with a thumbtack (a reference to One red paperclip) and
continuously trading up from table to table. One item on Jim and Pam's table that piques his interest is a packet of "miracle legumes." Jim claims he received them from a mysterious old man on vacation, and that they keep reappearing on his
table whenever he puts them away. Dwight initially believes Jim is trying to prank him, but is astonished when they reappear after Jim had seemingly destroyed the packet. Eventually, his curiosity gets the better of him and he trades Jim
a $150 telescope for the legumes. At the end of the episode, Dwight plants and waters the seeds and Jim secretly replaces the pots with full-grown plants.
Andy, Darryl, and Kevin play and bet on the Dallas board game, which Kevin had for sale. As the instruction booklet is not with the game, Andy and Darryl make up the rules as they go along; when Kevin objects, Andy simply claims
"that's Dallas." Eventually, Kevin notices the money they had bet on the game is missing, and storms out. As Darryl and Andy look at each other in confusion, Kevin reveals to the cameras that he has the money, stating,
"And that... is Dallas", mocking Andy's statement.
Michael takes Holly on a walk through the office, pointing out the locations of various events throughout their courtship. He opens the door to the kitchen, revealing all of the other employees holding candles, a path in between them.
Various members of the office ask Holly if she will marry them (all part of Michael's plan) and she politely declines each one. Michael then leads Holly out to her desk, which is surrounded by dozens of candles. Michael gets down
on his knee and begins to make a speech when the fire sprinklers go off due to the burning candles. The water drenches everyone in the office and Michael proposes. Holly accepts. Everyone then begins to congratulate Michael.
However, Michael announces he is moving to Colorado with Holly, leaving his employees in shock.
Best Funny Quotes From The Office - Garage Sale
Hey Oscar, big Will and Grace fan huh?
No. Everybody assumes I am. I always get them as gifts.
Dunder Mifflin is having our first own garage sale. Like many Americans, we realized we had a lot of things that we really didn’t need. And 10 cents of every dollar is going into the party fund so we can throw parties for ourselves.
People! Look alive. It’s showtime. Doors open in 3…2…1.
It’s cold Dwight. Just shut the door and let people come in the front.
It’s good that its cold it will drive business inside.
The signs will drive people inside.
The warmth will lure people inside.
This is how business…
I’m not closing the door.
Close it. starts wrestling Dwight
Just close it.
Uh oh, looks like someone’s sign is a little crooked. Uh, looks awful. Need a thumb tack?
Not so fast.
Schrute’s are farmers by hobby, and traders by trade. Through the art of the swap, I will walk out of this garage sale with the finest item here.
I will trade you for the used candle.
Come on, its trash, like your sign, unless you have this.
Fine, just give it.
That’s how it’s done.
Woah, I love her. How much for that?
I uh… I actually don’t know why I brought that because It’s kind of priceless.
Mhmm, no I paid 500 dollars for that.
That is how you do it.
You know we don’t have to sell that if you don’t want to. If it’s a problem with the neon I can have my neon guy take a look.
You know it’s really more for a bachelor pad. I just want to get a fair price.
Well we could put it in storage… in case.
In case… in case of what?
You know… in case if something changes.
I don’t have an in case. Do you have an in case?
How much for the slip and slide?
on phone Yes, hello Mr. Flax this is Michael Scott, your daughter’s boss. I am calling because I am going to have to fire your daughter Holly because she is such a terrible employee. I’m just kidding. I’m kidding. I’m actually calling because I’m in love with her. I love your daughter, and I have for some time. And I would like to discuss my intentions with you… which are to ask her to marry me. And I was just hoping you would give me your approval. And this isn’t a joke. So call me back, when you get this. And I look forward to speaking. Thank you.
Are you serious? A half used candle? Get out of here Dwight. You’re blocking my table with your giant body.
Oh, cause there’s a huge line of people waiting in line who want your spinster chotskies.
Screw you man. People like my stuff.
People like Ryan? Let me tell you about men like him. He comes over and you’re like ‘Hey baby let me light a candle’ then you pull out this one half used and he’s like ‘Uh! Who else is she seeing? I better lock her down fast.’
You can take my Helen Fielding collection.
And the Jennifer Weiner collection.
Oh my gosh, you have the Dallas board game?
Yea when I was a kid I was on Dallas.
Yea. When I was kid we missed our connecting flight and we spent the entire day on Dallas. Then we spent a week on Hawaii… I was in heaven.
We should play it.
Well… there’s no instructions.
It’s Dallas the game, we can figure it out.
I’m pretty good at board games.
Well, shall we make it a little interesting?
What is this?
How did those get out? I’m sorry.
Professor Copperfield’s Miracle Legumes?
I was in Jamaica, and I got lost, and it was getting dark this one night and then out of nowhere with a cart and he’s selling these. Dwight he’s telling me things about myself that there’s no way he could have known.
That’s a common swindlers trick.
Probably, probably. So I buy some, I turn the corner, I feel like an idiot, so I go back to get my money, he was gone.
So you wanna sell me magic beans. laughs
Correction. I do not want to sell you Professor Copperfield’s Miracle Legumes.
Nice try. No. Correction. Terrible try.
Michael called Dad?
Your friend Michael, yes. What’s going on?
Um, I think I know. But I’ll sound stupid if I’m wrong but is Dad there?
There was a program on TV about India.
Um, ok. Did you connect with Michael?
Wanna watch it?
I… I’m not there Dad, I’m in Pennsylvania.
What are you doing there?
I live here. Um, can I talk to you about Michael?
I’ll, I’ll put your mother on.
No. No… no Dad.
Mom, Dad can’t seem to focus on a subject.
Don’t you worry about him, he’s got me.
Well who do you have?
I have your father. He’s right here I’ll put him on.
Oh, which one is decaf?
looks out window Michael! Michael!
Hi.. I was just coming out to see what you were doing and to maybe stop you.
Oh, you know what, you have a siphon? I think I’m gonna run out of gas.
Why do you need more gas?
Well, I’m writing a message.
Is it a good message or a bad message?
I’m asking Holly a question in fire.
Are you proposing!?
Hey you know what? I’ve got gas all over my hands and my shoes. Would you light it? Would you do the honors please?
Yea. Yea no problem. runs away
Could you light this please?
Michael, you’ve had two ideas today. And one of them was great. And the other one was terrible.
I am not in the mood for riddles pam.
This is terrible.
No, this is romantic.
You know what? I’m gonna get a hose. Then we’ll talk about it. Ok we’ll figure it out. Be right back. Just stay there.
My mom makes the best pesto in the world. And I always tell her ‘Mom you should sell this, you’d make a fortune’ and she always says ‘No it’s just for family.’ Well finally I was like f*** it, I’ll sell it so I’m like ‘Mom, I need you to make a ton of pesto for a pesto party for all my friends’ and she’s like ‘uh, ok’ … pesto party? Really? Anyway… she makes like a hundred bottles worth. It’s so good. And Phyllis… just had that mom look I wanted.
You got this kosher certified?
No I meant like uh, it’s cool, its kosher, it’s all good.
Ryan, you have such an interesting mind. So creative. All these new business ideas and artistic projects. laughs
Thank you. Whatcha got there?
Oh, its just Stanley’s old photo album. I’m thinking about throwing it in the garbage. I mean, why would I want some random black mans old photo album on my bookshelf. I’m not James Franco.
things are going very well. I traded a thumb tack for Meredith’s junk for Kelly’s crap for Phyllis’ garbage for Oscars trash for Stanley’s garbage for Ryan’s junk for Creed’s garbage for a very cute squid that Erin happened to have.
Jim, put those away.
pulls away beans I’m really sorry. Pam must have put those out.
just out of curiosity, what were the claims for those beans?
They’re legumes Dwight, and you’re just gonna make fun of me, so why would I… You know what, this ends now. crumples up beans, stomps on them, and throws them in a box
Hey Michael everyone’s in the conference room.
You called the meeting I don’t..
Ok. Thank you all for coming. I would like to talk to you all today about… recycling.
We are a family.
I could not have agreed with you more.
And I’ve always believed that we should all be involved in everyone’s personal lives, in a very major way.
Yes. Thank you.
So about this proposal thing…
No, no, no, no. My minds made up I am not going to change my mind you can’t talk me out of it.
Michael, she’s perfect for you.
She’s the one.
She’s amazing. This is very exciting.
So we just… we wanna help you plan the proposal so that it’s safe and responsible and realistic and doable.
I had a great idea until you ruined it.
Wanna know how to do it? Here’s how you do it. Take her out to dinner. Go down on one knee. If you are in costume, you did something wrong. If at any point you find yourself tying a ring to a dogs collar, stop, and look at yourself.
playing the Dallas board game Hmm, I’m gonna play me a little ol’ black mail card .
And call a proxy meeting to take control of you and oil once and for all.
No you cant do that. You cant play a black mail card and call a proxy meeting in the same turn.
Why not. Seems to me we’re just making up rules cause somebody forgot to staple the rules to the inside of the game like a normal human being.
And I’m gonna play this here share the wealth card.
Which entitles me to half of both of y’alls money so if you don’t mind.
no this card is from the wrong game this is from the game of life.
It was in the box.
We must honorably adhere to the rules we are making up on the spot.
No but that’s not fair.
Well that’s Dallas.
What… Ryan, where did you get this picture? a picture of Oscar on Ryans bottles of salsa
My mom also makes the best salsa.
This is your moms old stuff?
How’s she doing?
It didn’t go down so easy but she’s made some friends and it’s already better than it was.
How do you know when its time?
Uh I don’t know if you ever know. And if you wait for the day when your parent to comes to you and says ‘I cant take care of myself anymore’ its never gonna happen. I have a box of bras under the table if you’re interested.
Let me see.
Ok I think animals and proposals are out. Right Ryan didn’t you read in one of your blogs that animals are out?
Blogs are out but people are texting each other no more animals
How about this I throw a corpse dressed like me off of the roof, it hits the ground, the head pops off, this leads me to the line ‘ I lost my head when I fell in love with you.’
That’s a guarantee.
It’s easy enough to get a corpse, you just go to a med school. I already have the ring.
Don’t think you need the corpse then.
Heres the ring.
Holy s*** is that real?
Yeah. I saved 3 years salary.
No. shakes head back and forth
Is she not going to like that?
No she’s going to love it so I think you can keep the proposal simple. You know like when Jim proposed. He just he got down on one knee and he told me that he loved me and he asked me to marry him and it was perfect.
Where was that.
At a gas station. oscar laughs
At a gas station?
Oh it was when she was working in New York so it was halfway between both of us.
That mush have been a surprise when… at the gas station you proposed.
No it was really it was really sweet. It was raining and..
Oh yea you didn’t say that the weather was bad that sounds perfect. I want this to be an event that everyone talks about always and forever.
I just… it’s terrifying.
She’s not gonna say no.
I know but I’m still scared I don’t know why.
Cause it’s a big deal. I mean.. I knew Pam was gonna say yes but I was still scared.
You were scared?
Yeah… it.s scary.
Get this… Kevin thought I was gonna sell my Bowflex for 200 dollars and I told him ‘Dude this was a prop in my movie.’
Look I need to talk to you.
Ok it’s because we haven’t sold anything. You know what? We just wait until the end of the day, people get desperate, and they’re gonna pay anything.
I think I need to go home to Colorado. My dad isn’t doing so well.
Oh ok. For how long?
I don’t know.
Is he alright?
Yeah, yeah it’s just you know I don’t want to go home when he’s on his death bed you know, I wanna be there when he’s still my dad.
Yeah, yeah well you definitely need to do that.
And I want you to come with me. Now I know that’s a lot to ask of a boyfriend..
And I was thinking… you know maybe since given our last conversation that we’re both ready… Michael Scott will you..
No, no, shhhhut it. Mhmm. Oh God. Nope, nope, nope.
No. I am not going to be proposed to in the break room. That is not going to be our story. Mhm hm. Should have burned this place down when I had the chance.
Hey guys it’s my turn.
You cant go, you’re dead, I shot you 5 moves ago.
Yeah I told you, you can’t shoot people.
I told you we’re way past rules. We have been for some time now. We start having rules now, everything we built collapses.
This is stupid and I want my money back. Where’s the money?
Yeah where is it?
Ok you know what? I am never ever playing board games with you two again.
And that is Dallas. shows money
Not bad right. swinging golf club
Can’t really tell the…
to Dwight Nice.
I know right…sees Jim’s beans what the?
Oh my God.
That… that’s impossible.
It is right. I mean, it’s impossible.
All right, I’ll take them.
They’re probably worthless.
Probably. walks away with beans
Leave the telescope.
I started with a thumb tack and traded my way to a telescope. But in a way the most valuable thing here wasn’t the telescope at all. No, it was this… packet of beans. So I traded the telescope for it. And I can just go buy another telescope.
Hey, how’d we do?
That’s great and we still have most of our stuff. Good.
Listen about earlier …
No, no, no, no, lets not talk about that.
It was wrong to put you in that position and… Michael you are my life now. I’m not going to Colorado.
Shhhh. Let’s go on a little walk. You know what? I wanna show you some stuff.
So this is one of my favorite places in the world.
This is where Toby announced that he was going to Costa Rica. Happiest day of my life. Until the day you came to replace him. Let’s go in here.
This is where we first kissed.
And this is where we first made love. Remember what I tried there?
Michael.. they both laugh
Through these blinds is where I first saw you, and you had all these boxes, and I thought you were the prettiest mover I had ever seen. And I was sitting at this desk when I called you to tell you that I had herpes and that I was still in love with you and you said that it was over, and that you didn’t love me. Thank goodness none of that was true. Including the herpes.
Right in here… this is where we first co-ran our meeting. Remember, obesity awareness?
We saved a lot of lives that day. That’s where you first met Michael Klump.
Oh, I say, I say, I say I sit on you!
And right over there is where you found out that Meredith was prostituting herself for Outback steak. And I will never forget that you had the cutest look on your face because you couldn’t believe it, you thought it was so wrong.
And over here..
What happened here?
Well, nothing. Nothing really. I would just find an excuse to come here so I could stare at you through that window. This is what I’d do. runs water through hand
Let’s go in here.
everyone in the office is standing in the kitchen with a lit candle Hi guys.
This is where our love faces its toughest test. After this, its just smooth sailing for the rest of our lives.
Holly, will you marry me?
Marry me Holly.
That guy’s got more than he can handle as it is.
Will you marry me?
That marriage would be a sham.
Will you marry me?
Will you marry me?
That would be hot. I would pay to see that.
Will you marry me Holly?
Only one that I was kind of worried about.
the area where Holly’s desk is is filled with lit candles This is where I fell in love with you. And this is where I ask you to marry me. It started with.. fire sprinklers go on Holly Flax, marrying me will you be?
Your wife becoming me will I. everyone in the kitchen starts cheering, then enters annex
Thank you. So guys, guys, guys. We’re moving to Colorado.
All of us?
Holly has to go back to Colorado. I’m going with her. I’m leaving.