The Office

Season 3 Episode 19

The Negotiation

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 05, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Michael and Darryl head to Dunder Mifflin headquarters to lobby for a pay increase. Meanwhile, Jim must deal with the consequences of Pam's confession to Roy.

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  • Time for a raise

    I am going to kill Jim Halpert was the last said in the previous episode. This was a great start for this episode with Roy in the parking lot. The first scene was wonderfully shoot. It was never got too scary and that's the way it should've been done. Surprisingly Dwight saves the day and subdues Roy with bear mace. In some ways this was not surprising. It was funny to see how Dwight gets affected by it. In other news Darryl is looking for a pay raise due to Roy's firing. His scenes with Michael were pretty funny. I find it interesting that at this time Michael's pay is not much more then Darryl. And this was the branch that was supposed to shut down? Before Michael's time with Darryl his scene with Jim was also funny. I like that Michael takes Wikipedia seriously. Darryl tries to help Michael with his raise by taking him to corporate with Toby in toy. Another great scene with all of them in the car. As with near the end of season 2, Jim and Pam's realtionship or lack thereof is stained. When she tries to talk to Jim about what happened, he was kind of cold to her. It set up something that would happen later in the season. I also enjoyed that Pam and Roy did come to an understanding. I also liked how Jim tried to award Dwight with saving him and Dwight refusing it. My favorite part was how turned on Angela was hearing the story that happened.

    In an episode about raises, this one rose up.moreless
  • 319

    Another laugh out loud eventful episode of The Office. Everything about this episode was superb, and this is basically Office at it's best. If you want to get a season of The Office, get season 3, you will not be disappointed and this episode is a perfect example at how great this whole season is. Michael asks for a raise from Jan at corporate when he learns that Darryl almost makes more money than him. The negotiation between Jan & Michael was absolutely hysterical. From Michael wearing a woman's suit to Michael telling the camera that Jan & him had sex, and the camera zooms out and Jan is standing there angry. Perfectly executed and a well written story line.

    In continuation to the last episode, Roy comes to beat Jim, but Dwight saves him. Angela gets turned on by hearing all the hero stories, and Jim feels bad for pulling all those pranks on him meanwhile Pam & Roy finally get closure which was essential for this episode. In the end, Jim finally finds out about Dwight & Angela.

    The final scene with Roy & Pam left me nostalgic but got me excited to watch the conclusion of the season. Also... guess who's back? Andy, after 5 weeks, he's back. Him getting pepper sprayed by Dwight was just the icing on top to this amazing episode.moreless
  • This episode is amazing

    This episode is so funny. First of Dwight get to use all his weapons that he bring to every day and use them on Pam's ex-fiancee. Also the greatest part is when Micheal finds out that he bought a womans suit or "power suit" as he calls it. The brand is mysteriuos and it has no pockets and shoulder pads. The main plot is Darryl wants a raise but Micheal can't give him a raise because if he does so Darryl will make more than Micheal. Also when Angela goes around asking what happened between Dwight and Roy i love Creeds response. He says Jim was trying to steal Roy's car and that Roy came after Jim with a sock full of knicles. Then Dwight grabed a lighter and hairspray and attacked Roy.moreless
  • Another Great Episode, Doesn't cease to impress me

    I hope it's not just that it's been so long, that I was just hungry for it, but man, it was so great to have The Office back after that long break. I know I took a while to finally see it, but I had a good excuse... Vegas! Anyway, it was awesome how Dwight came to the rescue, I don't think anyone expected that to be the way out of Jim getting his @ss Kicked by Roy. Anyway it was great and I can't wait 'till next week, even though I never seem to watch them when they air.moreless
Nicholas D'Agosto

Nicholas D'Agosto


Guest Star

Liz Ross

Liz Ross

Woman in Waiting Room

Guest Star

Creed Bratton

Creed Bratton

Creed Bratton

Recurring Role

Craig Robinson (I)

Craig Robinson (I)

Darryl Philbin

Recurring Role

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Karen Filippelli

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Kelly: What is so stupid about wanting to name a baby Usher? Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor.
      Ryan: Don't you see why that's insane?!?

    • Jim: Hey, man, I never got a chance to thank you.
      (Dwight looks puzzled)
      Jim: ...for stopping Roy. Thank you.
      Dwight: Thank you not necessary, and thus not accepted. I saw someone breaking the law, and I interceded.
      Jim: OK... Got ya something.
      Dwight: Don't want it.
      Jim: You don't know what it is.
      Dwight: Don't want it, won't open it, don't need it, won't take it. Citizens do not accept prizes for being citizens.

    • (Michael explains why he is wearing a woman's suit)
      Michael: You know at the sale it was very crowded and the suits were all in bins and I just grabbed one...and it at the very least this suit is bisexual.

    • Michael: Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.

    • Michael: He has been wanting a raise for a couple of months, and he's just using this Roy thing as leverage.
      Jan: Well are you going to care of this?
      Michael: Yeppers.
      Jan: ... What did I tell you about 'yeppers'?

    • Jan: No, Michael, we need an HR rep, so, I think you should just bring Toby.
      Michael: Hey, I'd rather kill myself.

    • Michael: Negotiations are all about controlling things, about being in the driver's seat. And... make one tiny mistake, you're dead. I made one tiny mistake. I wore woman's clothes.

    • Michael: Pam, will you please tell Darryl that this is not a woman's suit.
      Pam: Oh, my God, that's a woman's suit.
      (later, in confessional)
      Pam: It's been a really rough couple of days. This helps a little.

    • Pam: (confessional) I really don't want to talk about what happened. I don't mean to be mean or anything I just would rather not discuss it. It sucked.

    • Dwight: (In confessional) No. Don't call me a hero. Do you know who the real heroes are? The guys who wake up every morning and go in their normal jobs and get a distress call from the commissioner and take off their glasses and change into capes and fly around fighting crime. Those are the real heroes.

    • Andy: I graduated from anger management the same way I graduated from Cornell—on time. Now, I'm back, got a second chance, and I'm not going to blow it. So, look out, Dunder Mifflin! I mean "look out" in a fun way, not like, "I'm going to hurt you."

    • Jim: I guess all things considered I was lucky Dwight was there, and Roy was lucky Dwight just used the mace, not the nunchucks or the throwing stars.

    • Michael: Negotiation is an art. Back and forth. Give and take. And today, both Darryl and I took something- higher salaries. Win, Win, Win. But you know, life is about more than just salary. It's about perks. Like having sex with Jan.
      Jan: MICHAEL!

    • Michael: Why don't you just take that pen and stab me in the heart? This is me, Jan! This is me!
      Jan: Okay. Michael, please, you know, why don't we just take a break? This is, this is really going nowhere.
      Michael: Ok, no no no no, you do not try tactic #8 on me. I invented tactic #8. I'm not going anywhere.
      Jan: Ok, Toby how about if you...
      Toby: (getting up to leave) Sure.
      Jan: Great.

    • Dwight: (teary from pepper spray confessional) Every day for eight years I have brought pepper spray to work, and every day for eight years people have laughed at me. Well, who's laughing now?

    • (Confessional, after macing Roy)
      Dwight: I am not a hero. I am a mere defender of the office. You know who's a real hero? Hiro, from Heroes. That's a hero... Also Bono.

    • Roy: I'm so sorry, baby. I wasn't going to do anything with him. I kept thinking about you two together... I just thought you guys were really good friends, or maybe he was gay or something. (to the camera) Not that that's wrong.

    • Hunter: Hey guys, Jan is ready for you.
      Darryl: OK, bring it home now. And don't forget the new Black Man Phrase I taught you.
      Michael: Bippity poppity, give me the zoppity.
      Darryl: Yes, sir! Remember that! I'll be right outside if you need me, alright? (in confessional) Yeah, I taught Michael some new phrases. I want him to get the raise, but... just can't help myself.

    • (Angela is eliciting the story of Dwight's bravery yet again)
      Creed: I remember it was very late at night, like 11, 11:30. Big fella comes in screaming about God-knows-what. I think maybe Halpert had stolen his car, something like that. So the big fella pulls out a sock filled with nickels, then Schrute grabs a can of hairspray and a lighter...
      Angela: You're useless.

    • (Confessional)
      Michael: A boss's salary isn't just about money. It's about perks. It... for example, every year, I get a one hundred dollar gas card... Can't put a price tag on that.

    • (Confessional)
      Karen: When I heard Jim and Pam had kissed, my reaction was to have lots of long talks with Jim about our feelings. Roy just attacked him. I'm not sure which one Jim hated more.

    • (Confessional)
      Toby: I don't think Michael intended to punish me by putting Ryan back here with Kelly, but if he did intend that... Wow. Genius.

    • Michael: Come on, Toby. Let's go.
      Toby: Where?
      Michael: I'm going to hit you in the head with a hammer. Come on!
      Toby: (glances over to where Ryan and Kelly are arguing) Okay.

    • Creed: Here's the 40 dollars you gave me.
      Michael: I didn't give you 40 dollars.
      Creed: In a way, you did.

    • Michael: No need for consternation, everything is under control.
      Jan: Michael, last Friday, one of your employees attacked another employee in your office!
      Michael: It was a crime of passion, Jan, not a disgruntled employee. Everyone here is extremely gruntled.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Dwight told Jim a story about Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars movies. The story told came specifically from George Lucas' 1977 film, Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.