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Recap / The Office USS 2 E 12 The Injury

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Michael accidentally cooks his foot on his George Foreman grill, and everyone at the office tries to avoid him. While racing to pick up Michael, Dwight runs into a pole and gives himself a concussion.

Air date: January 12, 2006

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  • Amusing Injuries: Both Michael's cooked foot and Dwight's more serious concussion.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Michael removes his microphone when Dwight gets a CAT scan.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Landers Minder: Pam becomes this to Dwight. She's then horrified that Dwight has become "kind of" her friend.
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  • Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Michael. While he only thinks he's disabled, he milks it by parking in the accessible spot and trying to get everyone to help him.
  • Inspirationally Disabled: Michael thinks the property manager should be this, but he's a capable property manager who's irritated by Michael's antics.
    Did you ever see Born on the Fourth of July ? I thought he'd be more like that guy.
  • It's All About Me: Michael is resentful that Dwight is getting more attention for his injury than him, even though Dwight's is far more serious.
  • Not Himself: Dwight after his accident. He starts to act friendly, which others find kind of creepy.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Dwight gets more friendly after he crashes his car. It eventually occurs to the others that this is due to a serious concussion and send him to the hospital.
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  • Pet the Dog: Despite Pam and Angela's ongoing tension, Pam sees Angela watching as she's getting an update from Jim. She then goes and tells Oscar that Dwight is okay, within earshot of Angela.
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