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Recap / The Office USS 2 E 14 The Carpet

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Someone pulls a prank on Michael. He punishes the whole office. Pam returns from vacation, and Jim continues to have trouble dealing with his feelings for her.

Air date: January 26, 2006


  • Blatant Lies: Michael tells Ed Truck there is a problem with his pension, to get him to meet.
  • A Father to His Men: Subverted. Michael expects a boss to be a father figure to his employees, and is angry when Ed tells him to keep his friends, family, and work relationships separate.
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  • "Stop Having Fun" Guys: invoked Michael describes Ed Truck as this type of boss.
  • The Un-Reveal: No one really knows what's on Michael's carpet. It's implied to be feces, but any direct naming of it is completed avoided.

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