What appears to be a long-running plot line on The Office this season is quickly becoming worse and worse - for Dunder-Mifflin, not us. In last night's "Shareholder Meeting," the company's financial problems were again front and center. This paper company is going under.
That is, unless Michael can come up with a plan at the meeting of shareholders in New York.
In a great commentary on corporate mismanagement, the bosses sent a limo to bring him, Dwight, Oscar and Andy to the meeting. That's not a waste of money at all.
In the end, he enjoyed a moment in the sun, but Michael provided little no help to the board. Back in Scranton, Jim tried to be the disciplinarian. With mixed results.
Nothing too exceptional overall, but a quality episode on all fronts.
Just a few of The Office quotes from last night's episode are posted below (follow the link for our entire library from every episode and all six seasons of the show) ...
This guy has a plan to save the company. Or so he says.
Michael: A town car is something a company sends when they are in trouble. A limo is something they send when there is cause for celebration. In this case I believe they are celebrating ... me. | permalink
Dwight: I was hoping to lob Michael a softball question early. I wanted to swing by the garment district; pick up a few crates of my shirts. I got a shirt guy. | permalink
Limo driver: The car seats eight.
Michael: Okay. Then Jim and Pam. And Ryan plus a guest.
Jim and Pam: No thanks.
Ryan: I'll use it when you're done. | permalink
Michael: That is what it is all about. Not the perks. The perks, I could take or leave the perks. But, limos, are for people who make the company money, not lose millions and have no plan. So we're leaving early. | permalink
Oscar: The Dunder Mifflin stock symbol is DMI. Do you know what that stands for? Dummies, morons, and idiots. Because that's what you'd have to be to own it. And as one of those idiots, I believe the board owes me answers. | permalink
Ryan: Do you love her, or do you love the idea of her?
Creed: I don't know man. I just don't know. | permalink
Dwight: If onlys and justs were candies and nuts, then everyday would be un de donkfest! | permalink
Michael: Alright. We are gonna ... we are gonna go out there, during this break, and we are gonna come back with a plan. We're gonna come back with a plan for you. It's a 45-day plan. 45 days! To get us back, on track. 45 points! It's a 45-day, 45-point, one point per day. We get 45 points, we're back in business! [cheers] And you can take that to the bank! And limo lady! We are going completely carbon-neutral! [more cheers] I love you New York! You! You! | permalink