Friday, December 5, 2008

Season 5 - Episode 9 - The Surplus

On December 4, 2008 we will see what the staff of Dunder Mifflin Scranton will do with The Surplus.

Original Air Date: 12/4/08
Writer: Gene Stupinsky & Lee Eisenberg
Director: Paul Feig

SURPLUS SPENDING AT THE OFFICE--Oscar (Oscar Nunez) informs Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) that the office must spend a $4300 surplus or lose it in next year's budget. When Michael opens up the floor for suggestions, factions break out and officemates square off against one another in order to get what they want. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) takes Angela (Angela Kinsey) and Andy (Ed Helms) to Schrute Farms to work on their wedding plans.

Get the discussion going HERE.

"The Surplus" News Items:
Andy's Video Tour of Schrute Farms, The Surplus Photo Album, Two-Minute Replay, Watch Online, Video Highlight

SBO Exclusives: SBO Recap & Review, Fan-site Conference Room

Deleted Scenes: 1, 2, 3


  1. Oh my good hell, that was awesome! It was so tight - like a M*A*S*H episode. A+!

  2. You know why it was so good? We kept JAM in the office, and the one little outing to Schrute Farms was very well done, so it didn't matter it wasn't in the office. The fact that Andy stepped in plop IN the house - genius.

  3. Does anyone else feel as I do: that Pam is different from the original Pam in the first, second and third seasons?

    Last night's Pam was funny, don't get me wrong. But can we excuse the differences in mannerisms, diction and attitude by saying she's a new woman, changed by Jim's love?

    Jim was never the one to condone sexual talk in the office (besides "That's what she said"), so is it Jim's influence that Pam yelled in the office about Michael's "ass"?

    Is it me, or is Pam getting NBC-ized: trendy-funny, as opposed to the funny of old (the funny of modest frustration)?

    I repeat: Pam is funny. But her humor is not what we are used to, not from her.