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The Office: The Duel

512. The Duel

Aired January 15, 2009

Michael is worried when he's called to Corporate for a meeting with David Wallace. Before he leaves Scranton, Michael finally tells Andy the truth about Angela and Dwight.

Quote from Michael Scott

David: So listen, Michael. Your branch has been doing great lately, and your sales staff is reporting very strong numbers. Outperforming last year, in fact. And I don't know exactly how to put this, but what are you doing right?
Michael Scott: Right, what?
David: Utica, Albany, all the other branches are struggling. But your branch is reporting strong numbers. Look, you're not our most traditional guy, but clearly something you are doing is right and I need to get a sense of what that is.
Michael Scott: David, here it is. My philosophy is basically this. And this is something that I live by. And I always have, and I always will. Don't ever for any reason do anything to anyone for any reason, ever, no matter what.
No matter where or who, or who you are with or where you are going, or or where you've been. Ever. For any reason whatsoever. This is gonna sound sort of high maintenance, but could we have it, like, three degrees cooler in here? I always think better when it's cooler.


Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: Rule 17. Don't turn your back on bears, men you have wronged, or the dominant turkey during mating season. There are 40 rules all Schrute boys must learn before the age of five. [singing] Learn your rules, you better learn your rules, if you don't, you'll be eaten in your sleep

Quote from Meredith

Meredith: I've had two men fight over me before. Usually it's over which one gets to hold the camcorder.

Quote from Jim

Jim: Andy still doesn't know that Angela's having an affair with Dwight. It's been 17 days. I mean, eventually he'll figure it out. When their kids have giant heads and beet-stained teeth. But right now it's just awkward.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: Sometimes I'll start a sentence, and I don't even know where it's going. I just hope I find it along the way. Like an improv conversation. An improversation.

Quote from Andy

Andy: You give up?
Dwight K. Schrute: Never! Get out and face me like a man!
Andy: I am a man. I'm a bigger man than you'll ever be! I would never sleep with another man's fiancee!
Dwight K. Schrute: You're not a man! You don't know how to take care of her! All you do is dress fancy and sing! [gibberish singing] What does that mean? You can't even protect her!
Andy: Protect her from what? Bears, you idiot? When's the last time you saw a damn bear in Scranton?
Dwight K. Schrute: Last year, idiot!

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: 31!
Stanley: There was a car.
Michael Scott: I was ahead of the car. 31 is my new number.
Oscar: 31 is humanly impossible.
Michael Scott: Go, Oscar. 31 is my number.
Oscar: That's impossible.
Michael Scott: Beat it.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: Today's a big day. My presence has been requested by Chief Financial Officer David Wallace. He says that he wants to talk about big picture stuff. And I'll be honest, I have little or no idea what that means, so... Probably bad.

Quote from Oscar

Michael Scott: Are you still having intercourse with her?
Oscar: What is wrong with you? She is engaged.
Michael Scott: Did you ever have intercourse in this office?
[Phyllis nods]
Oscar: Are you serious? Ugh. Where? Where? Where, Dwight?
Dwight K. Schrute: Seems like you already know where.

Quote from Kevin

Angela: Kevin, you screwed this form up again. The amount owed goes at the top.
Kevin: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize I was doing something wrong. If I had, I would've admitted it and stopped right away.
Angela: That's enough.
Kevin: Because I wouldn't want an innocent person who doesn't know anything about the form... [to Oscar] What?
Oscar: That was good. It's just at the end, you weren't saying something that could apply to the form.
Kevin: How about "I'm sorry I did such a whorish job filling out this form."
Oscar: There you go.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: Andy, walk with me.
Andy: Will do, boss man.
Michael Scott: Oh. I do not have much time - car's all the way over there - to tell you what I have to tell you. And just bear in mind that when I say, say these things that are bad things that you hear in your ears, this is something that I, if I were you, that I wouldn't want to hear.
Andy: You're not making any sense.
Michael Scott: Well, no, I'm not. So I- So I'm not very articulate today, so I'll just leave it for another time. Another day.
Andy: All righty.
Michael Scott: Which shall be fine. I'm off.
Andy: Have a good meeting. Kick Wallace's ass.
Michael Scott: Okay, I will. Dwight and Angela are having an affair, so.
Andy: I can't hear you through the glass.
Michael Scott: [winds window down] Dwight and Angela are having an affair. They've been sleeping together for some time. That was the news. I wanted to let you know.
Andy: What?
Michael Scott: All right. See you later.
Andy: Are you serious?
Michael Scott: Yep!

Quote from Meredith

Meredith: I knew something bad was gonna happen today.
Oscar: You said that yesterday.
Meredith: Yeah, my neighbor got murdered.

Quote from David

David: Here's the thing. Michael is doing something right. And in this economic climate, no method of success can be ignored. It's not really a time for executives to start getting judgmental now. It's Hail Mary time.
Michael Scott: Hey, what say we order up some pasta?
David: What say we do.

Quote from Andy

Dwight K. Schrute: So what weapon?
Andy: My bare hands.
Dwight K. Schrute: That is stupid. I will use a sword, and I will cut off your bare hands.
Andy: Then I'll get something too.

Quote from Meredith

Pam: Angela, you have to put a stop to this right now.
Angela: I will respect the results of the duel.
Pam: Of course you will.
Meredith: I call loser.

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