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The Office: The Michael Scott Paper Company

Michael hosts a pancake lunch to try to gain new clients for his business. Pam and Ryan find it difficult to work in the same small space. Meanwhile, at Dunder Mifflin, Dwight and Andy become unlikely friends and Jim tries to figure out what a "rundown" is after Charles asks him to do one.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x23
Production Number: 523
Airdate: Thursday April 09th, 2009

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (16 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ellie Kemper
As Kelly Erin Hammond
Idris Elba
As Charles Miner

Co-Guest Stars
Cindy Drummond
As Unknown
Patrick LoSasso
As Unknown
Main Cast
Steve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak
As Ryan Howard
Leslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Angela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Oscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin-Vance
Mindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Ed Helms
As Andy Bernard
Creed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Episode Notes
Kelly Kapoor reveals that her middle name is "Rajani Ghana."

Pam makes her first paper sale.

Episode Quotes
Jim: The new receptionist is also named Kelly. So Kelly Kapoor has decided to hover around my desk, so that she can run into his Charles' office every time he calls for Kelly. She thinks if she says 'You wanted me' enough, he will in fact want her. It's not the worst plan she's ever had.

Pam: I don't want to look at your friend Jasmine's boobs all day.
Ryan: You could be hot too, if you made any effort. At all.

Dwight: (to Andy) Listen, when I saw you talking to Erin earlier, I noticed that your pupils dilated, and your skin flushed, and I'm assuming, a little bit of blood rushed into your penis.

Michael: I once had a dream... that I was eating a peanut butter and tuna fish sandwich. And, let me tell you something, it was delicious. So the next day, I decided to make that sandwich. And in real life it is disgusting.

Cultural References
Toby: Hey you been watching Damages this year? It's so good. No, you gotta tune in, it's as good as anything on HBO.

Damages is a legal drama on FX starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne.

Erin: (singing) Country roads, take me home, to the place...

Erin, Dwight and Andy perform the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" made famous by singer John Denver in 1971.

Dwight: 'Cherry Pie,' Warrant.
Andy: Better a cappella!
Dwight: No! Really?
Andy: Yeah. Name another.
Dwight: 'Enter Sandman,' Metallica.
Andy: Better a cappella.
Dwight: 'Rebel Yell,' Billy Idol.

Trying to come up with songs that do not sound better a cappella, Dwight names three songs. The first is "Cherry Pie," released in 1990 by the glam metal band, Warrant. The second is "Enter Sandman" by thrash metal band Metallica, released in 1991. The last song is 1984's "Rebel Yell" by rocker Billy Idol.

Episode References
Pam: (back at Dunder Mifflin) I'm just gonna sit here for a little bit longer if that's okay. The air smells so good. I don't remember it smelling so good. The chairs are so comfortable.

The chairs are comfortable because Pam insisted that Michael buy new chairs with the budget surplus back in episode 5x09, "The Surplus."

Warning: The Office season 5 episode 23 guide may contain spoilers
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