The Office

Heavy Competition

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 4/16/09
Rate Episode
235 votes
Write a Review
  • Episode Description
  • Dwight finds his loyalties split between Michael and Charles. With Pam out of the office, Andy tries to become Jim's new confidant.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ryan Koh

  • Ken Whittingham

  • Idris Elba

    Charles Miner

  • Steve Carell

    Michael Scott

  • Rainn Wilson

    Dwight Schrute

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • The choice of Dwight

    By Lostindharma, Apr 18, 2013

  • Dwight finds himself stuck between his loyalties to Michael and his new boss Charles, Dwight chooses his new boss and a war begins to brew and hilarity ensues. And Jim pulls a little prank on Andy.

    By torontogirl98, Apr 17, 2009

  • the office has had a great run for the past few weeks

    By celticsfan888, Apr 17, 2009

  • 522

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 08, 2010

  • Back to the bad.

    By thefanof, Apr 18, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Dwight: Thank you, Mr. Schofield, for your time—much appreciated. Oh, (looks down to read the business card notes) and tell me, how's your gay son? Mr. Scofield: Excuse me? (awkward silence) (cut to Michael's talking head) Michael: I color code all my info. I wrote "gay son" in green. Green means go. So I know to go ahead and shut up about it. Orange means, 'orange you glad you didn't bring it up?' Most colors mean 'don't say it.'

    • (Dwight listening a conversation of Michael on the phone) Michael: Now, when Dwight tells you that he will keep prices steady for a year, I think he is speaking out of terms. Daniel Schofield: Really? Michael: Yes. He does not have the authority to say that. I, on the other hand, am the president, the owner, and the founder. It is like you are buying software from Bill Gates. Dwight: (screaming at phone) Are you saying you invented paper?

    • (the phone rings) Michael: Dwillicious, where you at? Dwight: Oh, hi, Michael. I'm so sorry I'm late, I got stuck in traffic. Michael: Really? That's weird, we didn't see any. Dwight: I hit a bear. Michael: What? Dwight: He's technically fine. I imagine the true horror will be when he wakes up in a zoo.

    • Dwight: Michael has been talking to my biggest client. Master and apprentice pitted against one another for the faith of the greater Scranton area paper market. So it's not exactly like Highlander, but still—

    • Dwight: You needed to see me? Charles Miner: Dwight, take a seat. Dwight: I prefer to stand—less blood clots.

    Show More Quotes

    Notes (3)

    • The French episode title is "D├ęclaration de guerre", meaning "Declaration of War". The Spanish title is "Dura competencia", an exact translation.

    • International Airdates: Latin America: November 16, 2009 on Canal FX

    • Episode writer Ryan Koh named the Daniel Schofield character after a friend and fellow television writer of the same name who's written for Monk and Ed.

    Allusions (2)

    • Andy tells Jim he'll be his "traveling pants," referring to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book series.

    • The cheer done by Michael, Pam, and Ryan in their office is borrowed from the "Spartan Cheerleaders" skits done on Saturday Night Live.

  • Add a Comment
    In reply to :
    • There are no comments yet. Be the first by adding your thoughts above.