Friday, December 5, 2008

The Surplus - Deleted Scene #1

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

"Prop 8 - The Musical"

See what Dunderheads you can spot in this star-studded musical protest of Prop 8!

See more videos at Funny or Die

The Office Conference Room – "The Surplus"

Welcome back to The Office Conference Room, a forum for some of your favorite Office Fan Sites to submit their TwoCents in the days immediately following a new Office episode.

In addition, YOU, the fans, can join in on the fun! Right here on ScrantonBranchOffice, we have a discussion going about the most recent episode, The Surplus, where you can give your very own TwoCents about the episode! To visit that forum, click HERE.

On to the Conference Room... in episode nine of Season 5, will Michael keep The Surplus?

[Last Updated: 12/07/08 at 10:59 AM] Rachel
Favorite Quote: "You are the silent killer. Go back to the annex" -Michael to Toby
Favorite Moment: Ah, there were so many... this was a tight episode! How about Andy stepping in the random pile of dung inside the house? Or Michael almost dropping the F bomb? Or vindictive Pam? Like I said, too many to choose.
Overall Episode Grade: A+

Flonkerton: Lauren
Favorite Quote: Pam (to Michael): "There's that ass! [Michael shakes his booty] Aw, don't take it away!"
Favorite Moment: Andy stepping in a cowpie . . . INSIDE the house.
Overall Episode Grade: A

Nettes Layouts: Nette
Favorite Quote: "Well, I swallowed all your ideas. I'm going to digest them and see what comes out the other end." -Michael Scott
Favorite Moment: My favorite moment was when Dwight and Angela were getting "married".
Overall Episode Grade: B

Fancy New Beesly: Laura Ann
Favorite Quote: "You are the silent killer."-Michael
Favorite Moment: When Pam got really close to Jim's face telling him that he was treading on dangerous ground.
Overall Episode Grade: C

Life in the Office: Donna
Favorite Quote: "Manure covers up the smell of the slaughterhouse." -Dwight
Favorite Moment: The Dwight/Angela wedding fiasco
Overall Episode Grade: A-

The Surplus Video Highlight - Chair Vs Copier

Watch "The Surplus" Online Here

The Surplus - Two-Minute Replay

Sex and the Electric City!

That's right folks, Meredith has a brand new post!

Men are like fine bottles of PBR, you can still enjoy 'em when they age, but after a while they start to smell and taste a little skunky.

Be sure to read the new entry over at!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Schrute Space!

Dwight has a brand new blog post!

I have the rare ability to detect spies using a finely honed sense of paranoia. This gift never fails me, as demonstrated a couple weeks ago when Mose and I came across some spy equipment.

Check it out here, at!

The Surplus - Recap & Review

The Office
"The Surplus"

Original Air Date: 4 Dec 2008

Shannon - Two Cents Staff Writer

Oscar tells Michael there’s a $4300 surplus in the office budget that has to be used before the end of the year or they’ll lose it. Michael needs him to break it down into lemonade stand terms, of course. Oscar suggests that they use the money to buy a new copier for the office, but when Michael suggests that to the rest of the crew, Pam says she wants new chairs. Jim and Pam have their first public fight when Jim votes for the copier. Pam passively aggressively threatens Jim to reconsider changing his vote from new copier to new chairs. Looks like a little hubba-hubba to me, wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Continue Reading...


"The Surplus" Photo Album

NBC has put up a photo album from "The Surplus" episode. Enjoy it by clicking HERE.

Andy's Video Tour of Schrute Farms

Webisodes - The Outburst - Part 3

BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling Help Kidz

Monday afternoon BJ Novak vistited a Children's Hospital and then met up with Mindy Kaling at a party celebrating Kidz B Kidz, a company that uses art by hospital patients to make clothing, ceramics, and note cards.

BJ and Mindy helped the kids make some art that could be used in future projects by the company.

Read more HERE.


No Yankee Swap This Year!

Make your cube mates jealous this with the new "Dunderize Your Cube" set! It includes a mini paper shredder, 4 push pins, 4 paper clips, a mini stapler, dual memo cube holder, and a pen. Get yours HERE!

Remember, if you spend $75 today, you get a Dwight Bobblehead FREE!


The 12 Deals of Christmas - Dwight Bobblehead Free

There's a special deal running for the next 12 days at the store! Everyday they offer a different item for sale at a reduced price. Today's deal is for The Office fans!

Get a Dwight Bobblehead FREE when you spend $75 at! Even Andy wouldn't pass up on this deal!

For the next three days, there'll be The Office merchandise on sale, so check back here! Click HERE to start shopping!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Well, AFTER you watch the Superbowl - stick around for some Dunderball!

NBC announced today that immediately following "Super Bowl XLIII" on February 1, NBC will broadcast an original, hour-long episode of "The Office" (10:30-11:30 p.m. ET; simultaneously to all time zones). Noteworthy announcements regarding this special episode are forthcoming.

Sounds like a ball to me! How about you?

John Krasinski Going to Sundance!

From E!: "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, the writing-directing debut of The Office star John Krasinski, has been announced as one of the 64 films screening in competition next month at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

The dark comedy about a scorned anthropology student's quest to figure out why her latest boyfriend dumped her, based on a book by the late David Foster Wallace, reunites Krasinski with his former small-screen love interest Rashida Jones and also stars Timothy Hutton and Julianne Nicholson."

Read more HERE...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Is it a Spin-off or not?

Are the rumors about the Office spin-off making your head spin? Here is some more fuel to add to that fire...

In a recent article published in The Stamford Times, tons of questions are asked and all are answered in a very snarky manner. Aw c'mon, people! To see the article, go here...

Your Questions Answered!

Jenna Fischer has posted a new blog on her MySpace page, as promised, with answers to questions from fans like you!

Ever wonder whose really in charge on set? Or the rules of kissing other actors? Find out here...

Thanks for the info, Katie!