The Office

Season 5 Episode 19

Golden Ticket

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 12, 2009 on NBC
8.5
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Episode Summary

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Michael's idea to use Willy Wonka-style "Golden Tickets" for paper discounts for clients backfires. Kevin gets advice about dating from Andy, Jim, and Pam.

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  • Golden episode

    8.0
    Michael has always been a man of ideas. Some are decent others not so much. This was Michael Scott's most unique idea. He has a golden ticket (inspired idea from the Willy Wonka movie) good for ten percent off a customer's order. If you had been watching you know that this went wrong. Michael not thinking ahead end up putting all five of them for the biggest customer. This would result in a big loss for the company. Michael was funny in his costume. He was even funnier after he found out about the loss. I want all the praise with none of the blame. That is a quote by Michael Scott and sums him up as a manager. He tries to get Dwight to take the fall. When Dwight does agree and later its found out that Michael or no one is in trouble. Dwight takes the blame or in this case the praise. This shows how far Dwight's realtionship with Michael has gone. Before he would taken the blame no questions ask. When the rest of the office finds out they are all on Dwight's side. This is the first time anyone is for Dwight. I think it's amusing how Dwight takes the praise and how everyone is happy for him. The end as you can predict was David getting mad. If you think Michael doing dumb stuff it's getting old, well you might be right. I don't think so.

    In the other storyline Kevin is getting advice on how to handle his new lady friend from Andy, Jim and Pam. I enjoy that Jim and Pam have different viewpoints but it's something entertaining Andy still hurting from his breakup with Angela is offering all the wrong advice. I think the best advice is a combination of Jim and Pam. One of the highlights was how Kevin was handing this. I like the end. It left things open.

    Overall a strong episode with no major weaknesses.moreless
  • 517

    6.0
    Not a bad episode of The Office. Still could use a lot of work, the show continues to be devoid of laughter, but maintains an entertaining watch. This episode was not very interesting, and it was a definite filler episode, since nothing really happened, and if anything the story lines seemed unresolved.



    If anyone stole the show here, it would definite have to be Dwight out of all people, Michael continues to be incredibly annoying, and now him being insensitive has exaggerated greatly. What happened to the Michael from "Prince Family Paper"? Honestly, his character changes every episode.



    The Andy, Jim, and Pam fighting over what Kevin should do about his new love interest was wildly uninteresting, not the best episode of The Office, but not the worst either.moreless
  • Apology Rejected!

    4.0
    A glimpse of the old Dwight Schrute, the one that spawned a cult following, people spending $20 to buy a bobblehead of him and put him as their avatar on whatever message boards they parooze (even tv.com has several) returned to The Office. Rainn Wilson is pretty much guaranteed an Emmy nomination (but not a win) as long as this decaying sitcom is on the air, but after tonight's episode it's the first time in weeks where he has actually earned.



    Again the "B" storyline with Andy, Jim and Pam was boring as sin, and I think it's time to have those three interact with other characters to freshen things up. I could also do with Michael Scott acting somewhat believable, and not making random noises, knock-knock jokes and running around dressed as Willy Wonka, but I feel that is like asking for peace on Earth.moreless
  • Oh man, finally the show is back. The last 3 to 4 episodes were so f**** funny, FINALLY AGAIN.

    10
    Oh man, finally the show is back.

    The last 3 to 4 episodes were so f**** funny, FINALLY AGAIN.

    The beginning of this season was really downhill but now The Office is finally the best comedy show out there again (not that there are that many to begin with.. actually just Sunny in Philadelphia).

    The end of this episode. HILARIOUS. I think I laughed the most in the entire The Office life.

    Thanks a lot to the creators for returning to funny!

    Oh man, finally the show is back.

    The last 3 to 4 episodes were so f**** funny, FINALLY AGAIN.

    The beginning of this season was really downhill but now The Office is finally the best comedy show out there again (not that there are that many to begin with.. actually just Sunny in Philadelphia).

    The end of this episode. HILARIOUS. I think I laughed the most in the entire The Office life.

    Thanks a lot to the creators for returning to funny!moreless
  • I've got a golden ticket....

    9.0
    Good to know that even in its fifth season, the Office can still deliver great episodes. The premise is simple, Micheal dresses up like Willy Wonka, which was funny enough on its own. It was a nice idea he had to give customers 10% off for a year, in theory. Blue Cross, the companies biggest coustomer found not one, but all five golden tickets. Micheal then tries to pin the whole thing onto Dwight so that he doesn't take the blame for the problem.



    I still have no idea why Dwight shows such loyality to Micheal, even to the point of being fired for him. Previous episodes of the series Dwight has done other things of the sort but what makes it worse is that Micheal insisted Dwight to do it. It was a very nice twist to find out that Wallace actually liked the idea and praised Dwight for it. Overall the episode was pretty good. The season has been up and down, but after two good episodes in a row, maybe they are finally turning it around.moreless

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Darryl: I put three pallets on the truck to Blue Cross once a week. They use a lot of paper.
      Michael Scott: Okay, I'm going to ask you something, and I want you to be honest. What is a pallet?

    • Pam: When Michael's skirting a phone call, he gave me a list of places to say he is: 'Stopping a fight in the parking lot.' 'An Obama fashion show' - whatever that is. Or 'Trapped in an oil painting.' I'm gonna save that one.

    • Michael: If I got fired it would be terrible. My life is this place.
      Dwight: What about Shoe-La-La?
      Michael: It's not ready yet. (jump to confessional) I have an idea for a fancy men's shoe store called Shoe-La-La. It's just a place for the fancy occasions in a man's life: like the day you get married, or the day your wife has a baby, or just lounging around the house.

    • David: What, is this true Dwight? I mean is this true?
      Dwight: Yes. it's Michael's idea that he forced on me on threat of death!
      Michael: Thank You!
      David: I don't know what—what do you want me to do now, Michael? What am I supposed to do now?
      Michael: Well, David, I will be honest with you. I do want the credit, without any of the blame.
      David: Okay, uh! I am going back to New York! Pam, do me a favor. Don't send me those notes.
      Pamela: Okay.

    • David: This is huge.
      Dwight: That's what she said.

    • Stanley: I've got a Golden Ticket idea. Why don't you skip up onto the roof and jump off?

    • Michael: You idiot.
      Darryl: Start over.
      Michael: Sir...

    • Kevin: I'm a textbook over-thinker.

    • Dwight: Knock knock.
      Michael: Who is there?
      Dwight: KGB.
      Michael: KG—
      (Dwight slaps Michael in the face, and says with a Russian accent)
      Dwight: We will ask the questions!

    • Michael: Why do you have a diary?
      Dwight: To keep secrets from my computer.

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