The Office: Episode 133 – Training Day Extended Producer’s Cut

  • The Writer – Daniel Chun
  • Director – Paul Lieberstein
  • A brief synopsis – New Manager DeAngelo Vickers has arrived and the staff, for the most part, seem to like him.  Dwight, more than a little displeased at being overlooked for manager, treats DeAngelo indifferently.  Jim and Pam overplay the baby card.  Darryl decides to go all out.  Andy is labelled the “funny guy,” much to his chagrin.
  • The best line – Kelly: [drops papers as Deangelo walks by] I’ll get that you guys. Don’t… it’s just… you know…
    Deangelo: [picks up paper] I’ll help you.
    Kelly: Oh, hi! [obviously flirting body language]
    Deangelo: Hello!
    Kelly: Have we met before? 
    Deangelo: No, not officially, actually, I saw you walking out of the bathroom before.
    Kelly: Well, I guess I’ll go back to my cave. It was really great meeting you.
    Deangelo: [offers Kelly the papers as she walks away]
    Kelly: [later, to camera] And that is what you call a meet cute.
  • The best moment – It’s got to be the hug, especially when DeAngelo asks him what the “Native American girl’s” name is.
  • The best storyline – Dwight actually underplays his disappointment.  Sweet.
  • Notable guest appearance – Wil Ferrell as DeAngelo works in the world of The Office.
  • Would Michael have been reprimanded? – Does it matter at this point?
  • Grade – A
The intro meeting between Michael and DeAngelo is vintage stuff and a good indicator of things to come.  This episode could have been a disaster, but it works.  It really depends on how much you like Wil Ferrell, because what he does here is on par with every thing else he’s done.    There is nothing here that falls short of the mark.

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