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The Office Episode: "Body Language"

Season 6, Episode 23
Episode Synopsis: Pam and Jim team up for their first sales pitch together. They deliver it to the manager of a regional hot spot, resulting in mix-ups when Michael has difficulty deciphering body language. Meanwhile, Dwight pushes Kelly to participate in the minority training program. Amy Pietz guest stars.
Original Air Date: Apr 29, 2010
Guest Cast Amy Pietz: Donna
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Season 6, Episode 23
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Aired: 4/29/2010
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The Office Episode Recap: "The Chump" Season 6, Episode 23

Brace yourselves America, because you are about to watch one of the funniest episodes in Office history. Will Michael break things off with his mistress Donna? Can Dwight and Angela ever resolve their contract? How long will it be before Jim and Pam can get back into the swing of the office life? All your questions, and more, are about to be answered...

The episode opens with Toby showing the office a new series of Radon Test Kits. He wants to make sure Michael hears about them, especially because he has thrown three of them out in his office (twice by mistake, and one for "spite"). Michael tries to make a couple jokes in order to make the his employee feel stupid, but he goes way too far by saying, "If I were in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice!" Oh, Michael. Luckily, Dwight and the gang steer this awkward conversation into one about discussing curved bullets, Creed's "favorite James Mcavoy movie Wanted, and a demonstration by Dwight.

As we found out last week, Donna, our favorite boss' new love, was in fact married. When Michael gets his heart broken, it stalls the office, and in order to keep that from happening this time, Pam and Erin plan a party filled with special ice cream and a viewing of Mr. Bean. However, when Michael arrives to the office, he seems completely fine, and acts as if nothing is wrong. Hmm, this is strange. Something doesn't add up.

In order to settle the dispute over their now debouched "child-rearing contract," Angela and Dwight hire a mediator. Things are tense, as Angela vows to "own his farm" by the end, while Dwight plans to commit "legal Jujustu." Meanwhile, Pam and Jim are confused as to why Michael is not upset, but Andy assures them that just like in the movie Big, their boss may have just matured over night.

In a stunning turn of events, the couple invites Michael over for a rousing night of Billy Joel Rock Band and fun, but he respectfully declines. Pam finally accuses Michael of staying with Donna, and he admits to his actions. He figures that because Scranton can be compared to Paris, "it is wrong for a woman to have less than four lovers." Plus, he believes Donna's high school baseball coach husband will never find out. To shut everyone up, Michael declares a ten-minute moment of silence for the great, late, Michael Jackson. Excuse me from this recap as I now rock out to MJ's "PYT."

In a last stitch effort to show Michael that he is in the wrong, Andy suggests they go to a baseball game where Donna's husband is coaching. They head over to the event, spot the husband, and none of this gets done without Andy making a complete fool out of himself (heckling, chanting, and being completely out of hand). Back at the office, Gabe calls Jim and Pam into his office in order to scold them for dozing on the job. He also wants to talk about a certain printer virus, but as he begins to talk, Jim starts to fall asleep, again. Stay up, Jim. We don't want you to be suspended for a second time!

During the final round of negotiations regarding the baby contract, the lawyer (after seeing the Benjamin-Button clause) decides it is quite firm, and although he can't enforce two adults conceiving a child, he can award damages to Angela, and it is upwards of $30,000. Instead of making Dwight pay, she proposes a sex contract, where the two have intercourse five times. Of course, he agrees. Let the games begin!

Back at the game, Donna's husband, Coach Shane, is high-fiving his players and being supportive, but this infuriates Michael. Andy, being awkward as usual, approaches the coach and tries to get some information about his feelings towards Donna. After Shane figures out that Andy and Michael aren't a gay couple (however, they are "gay for baseball"), he notifies them that he does in fact love his wife. Michael shakes Shane's hand, and the boss feels instantly guilty for embracing a man that he is doing wrong to.

After arriving back at Dunder Mifflin, Michael hands out orange slices (courtesy of Dylan's Mom), and the employees speak their mind. No one condones this affair, and honestly, Michael doesn't care. In order to reward himself, he eats a piece of Meredith's birthday cake. This inspires Ryan to feel invigorated, and he suggests a ménage à trois between him, Kelly, and Erin. Let's just say, that doesn't go over well.

Dwight is forced to honor his sex contract, but in order to "not give Angela the good stuff," he drums, phonebook crushes, and microwaves his testicles. I can honestly say I have never laughed harder at a montage in The Office history. Meanwhile, Darryl informs an exhausted Jim and Pam that there is a "restful" location in the warehouse where the workers often nap. They are enticed, and race down to find their little slice of sleep heaven.

In the end, Michael's guilt catches up with him, and he doesn't make it to the motel to meet Donna. As Jim and Pam are trying to fall asleep in the warehouse, they hear Dwight and Angela beginning their contractual obligations (cough, cough). Also, I can honestly say this is one of my favorite episodes this series has ever produced.

So, what have we learned today America? Cheaters never prosper, a contract is a contract, and sleeping in your office can be more comfortable than your bed at home. Now, thanks to Andy's suggestion, I'm going to go and watch Obsessed. Beyonce does really kick ass in that movie.

 

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Brace yourselves America, because you are about to watch one of the funniest episodes in Office history. Will Michael break things off with his mistress Donna? Can Dwight and Angela ever resolve their contract? How long will it be before Jim and Pam can get back into the swing of the office life? All your questions, and more, are about to be answered...

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