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The Office Episode: "Two Weeks"

Season 5, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: Michael's relationship with the new vice president (Idris Elba) becomes more and more strained, but that doesn't stop Michael from shirking work and responsibility even more than usual. Meanwhile, Pam falls victim to the new copier; and Kelly develops yet another crush.
Original Air Date: Mar 26, 2009

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Season 5, Episode 21
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The Office Episode Recap: "The Michael Scott Paper Company" Season 5, Episode 21

In The Office's second new episode, "The Michael Scott Paper Company," it's the first day in the cramped new office for Michael, Pam and Ryan; Andy and Dwight find their new friendship threatened by the new receptionist, and Jim tries desperately to figure out what a "rundown" is.

"It's Britney Bitch"
Actually, it's Lady Ga Ga, but when Michael's cruisin' in his top-down PT Cruiser, who's to argue? The cold open finds Michael squeezing his car where it probably shouldn't belong and then cutting the ribbon as he and his team enter, for the first time, the offices of the Michael Scott Paper Company. This leads to the revised opening credits, which I loved, because it signaled to me a commitment to the idea of the Michael Scott Paper Company for the foreseeable future.

"Not Long Ago, We Were Sexual Competitors"
I love the evolution of this relationship. Ever since the Angela double-breakup, Andy and Dwight have evolved from mortal enemies who were willing to duel to the death in the parking lot for Angela's love to hunting buddies. But Kelly, the cute new receptionist, threatens that new-found friendship, because — as Dwight noticed about Andy when he was talking to her: "your pupils dilated, your skin flushed, and I'm assuming, a little bit of blood rushed into your penis." Yet Dwight, who also felt his nether-regions flutter in Kelly's presence, tells Andy that he should go for Kelly, and Andy responds in kind. I think it's safe to say that these two have reached the "bros before hos" stage of their friendship. This bond is threatened one more time during the hilarious banjo-guitar face-off they had, but in their quest to impress, they freak Kelly out, leaving Andy and Dwight's bromance free to blossom.

"The Pancake Luncheon"
Michael's pancake luncheon is seemingly a bust (though I loved his idea of the giant paper-shaped pancakes), until the one potential customer who shows up actually calls Pam and places their first official order. Before that, Pam was so frustrated that she actually went and asked Charles for her job back — to no avail, of course. And in the course of it, Michael, Pam and Ryan learn a valuable lesson: that getting a customer makes even a 164 square-foot-office/closet comfortable.

Here are the bullets from the episode:

• Jim, to Ryan: "Love the hair."
• "They took away my parking space but they can't take away my pride."
• "You know what my middle name is? Rajniganda. I hate it! I hate it!"
• "I thought Rajniganda was a boy's name."
• "She's like a 6 in New York but she's like a 7 here in Scranton. And then my boss is my old boss from Dundler Mifflin."
• "Mom, I'm going to have to call you back. P. is being a giant B."
• "The surge of water carries our business out to the sea."
• "Not long ago, we were sexual competitors."
• "I studied him to find out why I hated him so much. But that blossomed into a real friendship, as these things often do."

What did you guys think? Which episode did you like better, "Dream Team" or "The Michael Scott Paper Company"?

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In The Office's second new episode, "The Michael Scott Paper Company," it's the first day in the cramped new office for Michael, Pam and Ryan; Andy and Dwight find their new friendship threatened by the new receptionist, and Jim tries desperately to figure out what a "rundown" is.

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Premiered: March 24, 2005, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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