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The Office: The Carpet

Someone leaves a nasty mess on the carpet in Michael's office, which shakes his illusion of being loved by the staff. To try to re-gain his popularity and seem like a regular guy, he takes back his old desk among the sales team (where Jim sits) and initiates a sales contest to rally the troops. Jim is displaced from his seat and has to sit in the back next to chatty Kelly, and away from Pam.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x14
Production Number: 02012
Airdate: Thursday January 26th, 2006

Guest Stars
Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Brian BaumgartnerBrian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
David DenmanDavid Denman
As Roy Anderson
David KoechnerDavid Koechner
As Todd Packer
Kate FlanneryKate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Leslie David BakerLeslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Oscar NuñezOscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin
Ken HowardKen Howard
As Ed Truck

Co-Guest Stars
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Main Cast
Steve CarellSteve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna FischerJenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
B.J. NovakB.J. Novak
As Ryan Howard
Episode Notes
Angela Kinsey, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner, and Phyllis Smith are still credited as guest stars on this episode, as it was filmed earlier than the previous episode when they had been promoted to starring roles.

Jim's license plate number is CHT-8635.

Episode Quotes
Pam: Roy and I just got back from the Poconos. I get ten vacation days a year, and I try to hold off taking them for as long as possible. And this year I got to... the third week in January.

Michael: Last week I would have given a kidney to anyone in this office. I would have reached right into my stomach and pulled it out for them. But now, no. I hope they ask, so they can hear me say, 'No. I only give my organs to my real friends, go get yourself a monkey kidney.'

Pam: (On Jim's voicemail) Sudoku. Moderate. 18 minutes. Suck on that, Halpert!

Michael: I am the victim of a hate crime. Stanley knows what I'm talking about.
Stanley: That is not what a hate crime is.
Michael: Well I hated it.

Episode Goofs
In the old photo of Michael, he has a mullet. It is unlikely a conservative company such as Dunder Mifflin would allow a sales employee to have such long hair.

Cultural References
Michael: I'm a big fan of Joe Rogan. Anything he does.

Joe Rogan is the host of Fear Factor, but was also host to the revamped version of The Man Show when creators Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla left in 2003.

Michael: I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

Michael is using the catchphrase of the character Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons.

Episode References
Visual: Todd Packer flashes his butt at Jim

This is footage taken from the episode "Sexual Harassment."

Kelly: You just asked a girl out on the PHONE!
Jim: Yep.

Jim has just asked out Brenda, the corporate representative who attended the staff celebration in the episode, "Booze Cruise."

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