Original Air Date: Apr 11, 2013
Shannon – Associate Editor
Dwight is having the elevators repaired so today is Stairmaggedon. Stanley is not on board with this plan. Oscar explains that they have lots of fat people in their office and getting those big fat fatties to do anything besides sit around wallow in their fatness is comparable to the end of days. Last acceptable prejudice, y’all!
The office documentary has been reviewed by the local paper. Andy gets mixed reviews and they rub in the fact that Dwight will never be the manager. Andy decides that working for DM is not what he wanted for his life, so he’s going to get an agent and be famous.
Pam and Jim are going to marriage counseling. Pam confides in Nellie while Jim talks with Toby. Pam complains that Jim makes big important decisions without her while Jim tells Toby that if he didn’t make all these decisions, their life wouldn’t be what it is. Jim says that if Pam can just hang on a little while longer while he works out his Athlead stuff, everything will be better. Toby asks how long is a little while and Jim has no good answer. Pam doesn’t want Jim to work for Athlead anymore and she doesn’t want to move to Philly. Jim thinks they’ll need more than counseling if Pam won’t move. Someone’s going to have to give here.
The Senator and Angela are doing some damage control with the review in the paper, which subtly outed him. They hold a televised press conference where the senator admits he’s gay. Angela is less than pleased. The Senator thanks Oscar for opening his eyes to his sexuality so he could find his true love, Wesley, his chief of staff. This is news to Oscar.
Dwight is doing whatever he needs to do to get Stanley to go out on a sales call with him. Stanley wants nothing to do with those stairs so he’s staying put. This is a big client, so Dwight shoots Stanley three times with bull tranquilizer darts. Dwight enlists Clark’s help to move the unconscious Stanley downstairs only he’s too heavy for them to carry. They wheel him in an office chair to the stairs, then wrap him in bubble wrap and line the stairs with cardboard to make a slide. Stanley goes sliding down headfirst, but don’t worry, he’s got a helmet on. They load him in the car and by the time they get to their client’s office, Stanley is awake but extremely loopy. Their client is a grandmother and Stanley saves the sale by drunkenly cooing over the picture of her grandchildren.
Andy’s hunt for a talent agent leads him to agent Carla Fern, played by Roseanne Barr. She’s brusque and a bit shady, but she takes him on as a client, to Andy’s great joy. He’s happy to pay his $5000 up front. I predict he will be doing birthday parties for quite awhile. I also predict that he will not be very good at it.
Still not feeling great about the path Jim and Pam are on, but we’ll see what happens. Apart from that, there was no real substance to the episode. I watched it just a few minutes ago and I really can’t even remember that much about it. Pretty forgettable. Leave your thoughts in the comments!