The Office upped the scale this week by creating hilarity in this weeks episode. Toby is still hated by Michael, but not much of him is shown here.
Basically there is a great surplus gained that Michael must spend all in one day, at least that is what Oscar tells him at the same time pleading with Michael to buy a new copy machine.
The funny part was when Oscar had to explain what was a surplus, like if Michael was a five year old. I often wonder how Michael manages to remain in the position he is with the little knowledge he has. The excitement of comedy. :)
The tension between Pam and Jim was well played as they both interchanged 'Sinister Kisses'. Pam wanted new chairs - Jim wanted a new copy machine. Ever since Jim and Pam began dating saying 'Babe I want ten of these done pronto' felt a bit too weird for him, so it's understandable why he would risk going against his 'better half', he knew how much the copier sucked... as proven by Pam as well when she attempted to make copies, at the same time getting the original piece ripped in half. :)
So everyone begins to be extra nice to Michael, because it is up to him to decide what to spend the money on, even Stanley puts on a fake smile. Michael became the 'Cool Boss' he always wanted to be. The only person that didn't give him that special attention was Toby.
Toby sat down reading papers as he didn't have anything to benefit off of being nice to Michael. His really important recommendation of the air quality system was turned down... did I catch Toby issuing a threat when Michael turned him down "You'll see" hmmm? What did he expect though, Michael barely ever listens to him and always makes a stark remark "Yeah you're the silent killer". I wonder why Toby would ever return to the office, since he's always poorly treated and most or even all of his recommendations continuously turned down. Pam maybe?
* Jim, Oscar and Michael engaged in hysterical laughter on their return from lunch together, exchanging occasional high fives. I wonder if his jokes would be as funny if the surplus wasn't involved? Maybe to the viewers.
* Pam putting on make-up just to pamper Michael with sweet talk and persuade him into to purchasing the chairs.
* Michael shaking hiss booty for Pam. Please don't do that again Michael. :)
* Dwight tricking Angela into marrying him... and that kiss she planted on Andy. Really and truley I knew Angela giving into Dwight was too good to be true, there must have been a twist to it. Dwight should have kept his mouth shot... like if that's possible.
At the end of it all, I think Toby's idea was the best. That or Michael taking the money himself, when he found out he could. :) ...and arguing between chairs and the copier... come on.
'The Surplus' was an okay episode, I did laugh a lot. The Dwight-Angela-Andy triangle is getting a bit too boring for me though, just marry Andy already or do something that would end this on and off love affair!
Besides that, I liked this installment, but I would love to laugh a bit more next time. Something like what Seasons 1 and 2 used to deliver.
Two and a half out of Four stars