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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 Michael Scott

Kevin: Michael, I got you a hot chocolate. I hope that's okay.
Michael Scott: Oh, thank you, my dear.
Kelly: Wait, Michael. Let me open the door for you.
Michael Scott: Oh, well. Chivalry is not dead after all.
[Stanley opens the door for Michael]
Stanley: There he is!
Michael Scott: There he is! Hello, hello! Good to see you. Good to see you.
Pam: Yeah, there's that ass. Oh, yeah. Don't take it away!
Michael Scott: I almost choked.


Quote from Michael Scott

Hank: Got a call about a problem up here.
Pam: Did somebody call Hank?
Michael Scott: Hank, thank God you're here. The office is at a crossroads.
Hank: So there's no security problem? You know I hustled up the stairs.
Michael Scott: Yes, I need your sage advice.

Quote from Michael Scott

David: [on the phone] Michael?
Michael Scott: [choking] I'm sorry. I'm sorry, I'm eating tiramisu. Some of the chocolate powder just went down my throat. I'm stopping now.
David: Is this why you're calling me?
Michael Scott: No, no, no, no, no. I'm calling- [choking] I'm sorry.
David: Okay.
Michael Scott: I'm calling because- We have a stupid budget surplus and people- Everybody wants something different.
David: You want me to weigh in on a minor budget issue?
Michael Scott: No, no, no. I want you to make the decision so I'm not the bad guy.
David: Well, if I were you I'd just return the surplus and take the bonus.
Michael Scott: The what now?
David: Branch managers who come in under budget get 15% of the savings.
Michael Scott: Like a tip? $645?

Quote from Kevin

Kevin: Hey, Michael, what's 394 times 5,912?

Quote from Michael Scott

Pam: You're gonna give yourself a bonus of $645 instead of getting the office something it really needs.
Michael Scott: I don't need $645. I already have $645, more or less.
Oscar: You're gonna get us a copier then?
Pam: Or chairs.
Michael Scott: This is so, so stupid. And, God, that's my phone.
Stanley: I didn't hear a phone ringing.
Michael Scott: To be continued!

Quote from Andy

Andy: Hey, Tuna, check it out. Tuna sandwich. Just like you.

Quote from Angela

[After Angela passionately kisses Andy in the office]
Angela: Now I have to take care of a legal issue.
[aside to camera:]
Andy: Was that hot or what?

Quote from Michael Scott

Pam: So what's it gonna be?
Oscar: You have to make a decision. The day is almost done.
Pam: Let me just say, you've been promising me this chair since the day you hired me.
Oscar: You are a smart guy. I know you'll do the right thing.
Michael Scott: [groans] You think it's easy?
Stanley: It's your job.
Michael Scott: Okay. You know what? Why don't you guys deal with it? I am going to get up and I'm gonna be out in the common area. But you need to decide. Otherwise, I'm taking the bonus.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: It is a classic management tactic. You have two sides, a deadline. You know that neither of them are gonna concede. What you do is you put them in the room and you just- Hey.
Pam: Hey.
Oscar: Hey, we're going with the chairs.
Michael Scott: What?
Oscar: I just figured I'd rather have new chairs than nothing at all.
Pam: Thanks, Michael.
Michael Scott: Good work. I'm proud of you. Mother-

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