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The Surplus

‘The Surplus’

Season 5, Episode 10 - Aired December 4, 2008

Michael doesn't want to disappoint anyone when the Scranton branch has a budget surplus which needs to be spent immediately.

Quote from Jim

Jim: Truce.
Pam: Yeah, I guess. Since I won.
Jim: You did win. You did win. Anyway, I'm gonna need three copies of each of these stapled and collated. Totally kidding. [whispering] I'm gonna need four.

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Quote from Pam

Pam: Look, I really need this new chair. I mean seriously. How is it possible that in five years, I've had two engagement rings and only one chair?

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: Guess what, everybody? Christmas has come early this year. Oscar very smartly has discovered an extra $4,300 in the budget. Thank you, Oscar. And I have decided with that money I am going to buy a new.... Drum roll, please. [drum roll] Can anybody guess?
Pam: New chairs?
Michael Scott: No. A new copier. Unless everybody can agree on something better?
Oscar: No, no. No, please. Please do not do this.
Pam: Yes, Michael, new chairs. These chairs are terrible. We were supposed to get new ones last year.
Michael Scott: So we all agree to get new chairs then. Good?
Pam: Good. Yeah, he said good. I'm good.

Quote from Pam

Oscar: Listen, we are a paper company. How can we take pride in our jobs if we have to put our fine paper in this wretched machine?
Pam: Oscar, this is not the time for one of your principled stands.
Oscar: Pam, you make more copies than anyone.
Pam: Exactly. That should tell you how terrible the chairs are.

Quote from Jim

Jim: Ever since Pam and I started dating, I just feel a little weird asking her to make copies for me. So I make my own copies. And that copier sucks. Let me tell you, I- But, you know what? Pam and I don't have to agree on everything.

Quote from Creed

Meredith: Jim, good for you standing up to Pam like that.
Creed: The balls on you, man.

Quote from Pam

Pam: So I guess that's how they're gonna play this. It is on. It is so on.

Quote from Pam

Pam: Oh, that must've been so fun.
Michael Scott: It was fun. We had a good time.
Pam: Have I told you you look really nice today?
Michael Scott: Oh, thank you.
Pam: Yeah, is that a new tie?
Michael Scott: No, I got it at TJ Maxx, $4.
Pam: That is amazing.
Michael Scott: You think that's good. Check out these pants. $9.
Pam: What?
Michael Scott: $9. The boys department. Look at the ass. Check out the ass.
Pam: No way!
Michael Scott: Look at that.

Quote from Pam

Pam: Oh, so I guess Oscar and Jim were talking your ear off about the new copier, huh?
Michael Scott: Yes, they were. They were.
Pam: Here's what I was thinking. Everyone sits on a chair every day. But not everyone...
Michael Scott: Sits on a copier.
Pam: Or even uses the copier every day. Yeah, right?
Michael Scott: Very valid.
Pam: That's it. All right, see you later. Hot tie guy.

Quote from Jim

Jim: You might want to consider changing teams because we would- We would love to have you.
Pam: No, copier's great. Yeah, I have my copies and I have my original.
Jim: You got it.
Pam: So suck it.
Jim: Okay.

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