The Office

Season 4 Episode 3

Dunder Mifflin Infinity

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 2007 on NBC
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Ryan returns to Scranton with a plan to bring Dunder Mifflin into the digital age by launching a new website—Dunder Mifflin Infinity. Michael is worried about ageism and attempts to win back clients using old fashioned business skills. Relationships are on the forefront as Ryan returns to an eager Kelly, Jim and Pam are outed to the office, and Angela is still upset with Dwight about her cat, Sprinkles.

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John Ingle

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Michael: My heart soars with the eagle's nest.

    • Michael: I threw everything I had at that guy and... nothing.
      Dwight: That's how it goes sometimes. You lose everything, and everything falls apart, and eventually you die, and no one remembers you.
      Michael: That is a very good point, Dwight.

    • Ryan: I am your boss now. You're gonna have to treat me the same way you treated Jan.
      Michael: Oh, wow. Eh, that's a little kinky. I don't swing that way. Woo! I think Ryan has a gay crush on me.

    • Ryan: Yes, I understand that, David. I just felt that if we were to downsize Kelly and then outsource customer service to India, which a lot of companies—yeah, no, yes Kelly is Indian. I understand that's confusing.

    • Jim: That whole lifestyle? His whole vibe? You find that appealing?
      Andy: Hah! Tuna. Tuna, Tuna, Tuna.
      Kevin: Tuna, Tuna, Tuna.
      Andy: He has a killer job. He's rich. He smells like what I think Pierce Brosnan probably smells like. He wears really cool, rich-guy clothes.
      Kevin: And, he can get any girl that he wants.
      Andy: So, sorry Tuna but if you don't know why that's awesome, then... you need awesome lessons.

    • Creed: Hey, brah, I've been meaning to ask you. Can we get some Red Bull for these things? Sometimes a guy's gotta ride the bull. Am I right? Later, skater.

    • Robert Dunder: Michael Scott?
      Michael Scott: That is me, come on in. Who is this old fart? Did you just stagger off the street, out of a box or something? Who is this worthless bag of bones? Well, this guy is none other than one of the founders of Dunder Mifflin, Mr. Robert Dunder! Huh!?
      Dwight Schrute: Yeah, YES!!
      Ryan Howard: Michael can I talk to you for a second?
      Michael Scott: Sure thing.
      (Outside the conference room)
      Ryan Howard: We have actual work to do.
      Michael Scott: Fine! Then I will call David Wallace and you can explain why you threw the founder of the company out on his ancient butt!

    • Michael: We had a foreign exchange student live with us when I was young. And we called him my brother. And that's what I thought he was. Um, then he went home to what is now formerly Yugoslavia, taking all of my blue jeans with him. And I had to spend the entire winter in shorts. That is what Ryan is like—a fake brother who steals your jeans.

    • Creed: We're screwed.
      Michael: Who is?
      Creed: Us. You, me. The old-timers.
      Michael: I am not old. You are old. You are, like, a hundred.
      Creed: You're over forty; that's the cutoff.

    • Creed: Are you listening to what he's saying? Retraining, new system, youth. I'm telling you, this kid is the grim reaper. You deal with this, or you, me, Sammy, Phyllis, the chick you hit with a car...we're goners.

    • Michael: Yeah, Ryan snapped me, but there was this twinkle in his eye that i picked up on which said "Dude, we're friends. I'm doing this for appearances. I am the big boss now, and I have to seem like an ogre. But you know me. And you trust me, and we like each other. And we'll always be friends. And I would never take you for granted in a million years. And I miss you, man, and I love you." His words.

    • Michael: Everyone always wants some new things. Everyone likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake and to make the choices easy.

    • Pam: (talking about the logo design) Yeah! I'm gonna do some mock-ups. And then turn those into thumbnails, and then do some, uh... splash frames? I don't know what I'm talking about, but I'm excited.

    • Angela: (After Dwight tries to gave her a new cat, Garbage) I can't believe you just thought you could replace Sprinkles. Before she's even in the ground.
      Dwight: You haven't buried her yet?
      Angela: Don't push me. I'm grieving.
      Dwight: Garbage can be very helpful, okay? He's a useful cat. He killed an entire family of raccoons. Look at him.
      Angela: I don't want Garbage! I want Sprinkles!
      (Angela leaves)

    • Ryan: You lied about being pregnant.
      Kelly: Right. So?
      Ryan: You really don't understand why that might make me kind of angry?
      Kelly: No!
      Ryan: We're never getting back together.
      Kelly: (whining) Why not?

    • Ryan: Scranton suits you.
      Jan: Best decision I ever made.
      Ryan: You were let go.

    • Michael: Gift-baskets are... the essence of class and fanciness. They are the ultimate present that a person can receive.
      Dwight: What about cash? With cash you can buy whatever you want, including a gift-basket, so... it's kind of the best gift ever.
      Jim: What about a gift-basket full of cash?
      Andy: Yes! Cash-basket! Nice work, Tuna.

    • Ryan: So... how are you?
      Kelly: Awesome. I am dating a lot of guys. A lot. Black guys, mostly.
      Ryan: Kelly-
      Kelly: WHAT?

    • (confessional)
      Andy: Jim Halpert's off the market. Guess who just became the best-looking single guy in the office.

    • (after Ryan's presentation)
      Creed: That's some fun stuff. When does the website go up?
      Ryan: As fast as possible. We want to start training people ASAP so we can hit the ground running with the new system.
      Creed: Cool beans. (enters Michael's office) We're screwed.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Michael greets Ryan when he arrives with, "Hello, Mr. Sonny Crockett, I'm Tubbs," using the names of the head detectives from the TV series Miami Vice.

    • After hearing Ryan's tale of running into Vince Vaughn, Andy recites at Ryan part of the, "Dude, you are so money...", monologue delivered by Vince to Jon Favreau in Swingers.

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