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The Inner Circle

‘The Inner Circle’

Season 7, Episode 23 -  Aired May 5, 2011

The Dunder Mifflin staff worry about getting in the inner circle of their new boss, Deangelo, who seems to favor the male employees.

Quote from Darryl

Deangelo: I'm no MJ. I can do his dunk. From the free throw line.
Kevin: Whoa.
Darryl: Damn! Mad respect for my brotha!
[aside to camera:]
Darryl: The man is paying me to take Chinese. I will say what I need to say, and soon, I will say it in Chinese.


Quote from Andy

Pam: How can you keep defending him?
Jim: He's good at his job. And I like working for him.
Angela: Of course you do, Jim. You're a man. Deangelo is a huge sexist.
Andy: Whoa, whoa, whoa. I think if he was sexist, I'd be able to tell. I took a crap load of women's studies courses at Cornell. And I wrote my own companion piece to the "Vagina Monologues" called the "Penis Apologies." So I know a thing or two.

Quote from Kelly

Ryan: Hey! Kelly, that's the last time I'm gonna talk to you about your paycheck! Okay? We pay you a fair salary here, and if you're only here for the money, maybe you shouldn't be here at all.
Deangelo: No one likes a money grubber.
Kelly: I'm sorry, Mr. Howard, I apologize for grubbing for money. I can't do this. I can't do this. I'm sorry. I just can't do it. Deangelo, Ryan is not my boss. Okay? Frankly, he hasn't had a real job here in years.
Deangelo: Ohh.
Ryan: Oh, that's hilarious, Kelly.
Kelly: No, he's just a big fraud, Deangelo. He's like Rango. He doesn't work here, basically. Just like the way Rango didn't save those animals. It was just a big misunderstanding.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Deangelo: There he is. Got ya coffee.
Dwight K. Schrute: Oh, wow, thank you. That was so kind of you. [throws cup in the garbage]
Deangelo: Not a coffee guy, I take it, huh?
Dwight K. Schrute: It's just that I own the coffee shop. So, once you've seen sausage being made, all you want to do is make sausage, because it's so much fun.
Deangelo: Listen. I've got a sixer. "Automatic for the People" on the jukebox. Let's hit the park after sundown. Come on! Pick up some sausage if you want.
Dwight K. Schrute: I think you'll find what you're looking for [points toward Oscar] over there.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Deangelo: You know, I have a cousin who cracked the secret formula for a certain popular cola that I shall not name. So I've never had to buy it. True story. I just drink my cousin's.
Dwight K. Schrute: Congratulations on your one cousin. I have seventy. Each one better than the last.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: If I wanted to see a pissing contest, I'd lock Mose in the chicken coop.

Quote from Gabe

Jim: Uh oh, this former administrative assistant misspelled "administrative" and "assistant."
Darryl: The winner: Under special skills, Mr. Don Feiner put juggling. [laughter]
Deangelo: What's wrong with juggling, Darryl? I'm a big juggler. I actually perform a motivational juggling routine.
Jim: Seriously?
Deangelo: Oh yeah. I'd do it for you here, but uh, what would you say this room is, 300 square feet? 320?
Gabe: 320. Just freeballin' it.
Deangelo: It's a little cramped. How many square feet out there? 17, 18 hundo?
Kevin: Oh, I think it's 18 hundo.
Gabe: Give or take.

Quote from Kevin

Pam: Is that what he tells you at your little inner circle meetings?
Jim: Careful. There is no inner circle.
[aside to camera:]
Andy: Oh, there's an inner circle. Oh, yeah.
[separately to camera:]
Jim: There is no inner circle. Deangelo just prefers to delegate a few things, to a few guys.
[separately to camera:]
Kevin: Jim only says that because he's in the inner circle. I also say that because I am also in the inner circle. Did you get that, Ma? Your boy, Kevin Malone, is in the inner circle! ... Which doesn't exist.

Quote from Ryan

Deangelo: Hey Ry. Your department's killing it, baby.
Ryan: Hey hey, my pleasure, my treasure.
Deangelo: Keep it up.
[aside to camera:]
Ryan: The problem with having "It" or "the X-factor" or whatever it is you want to call it, is that it's impossible to put into words what you're bringing to the table. So to make things simpler for Deangelo, I just, without lying, strongly implied that I'm Kelly's supervisor. It's not even that much of a stretch. She pretty much does whatever I say.

Quote from Pam

Pam: Look. I'm juggling eggs and bowling balls. I'm juggling with one hand. No hands.
Jim: What could he possibly stand to gain from a fake juggling routine?
Pam: What could he possibly stand to gain from a real juggling routine?

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