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Recap / The Office USS 4 E 13 Job Fair

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Michael, Pam, Oscar, and Darryl go to a high school job fair to find some summer interns. Meanwhile, Jim takes a potential client on a golf match. Dwight tries to exert some authority.


  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Jim refuses to give up on the potential sale, but the only reason he's putting in so much effort is because of the events of the previous episode.
    Jim: Ryan put me on probation...so I am going to do something very bold with this job that I've never done before: try.
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  • Early-Bird Cameo : Although it might be unintentional, Jim asks the client if he still gets his paper from "PPC." In Season Five, Michael and Dwight will sabotage the Prince Paper Company.
  • Discontinuity Nod : Pam mentions she faked PMS to get out of playing volleyball. As of "Company Picnic," we find out she's a volleyball whiz.
  • Idiot Ball: Michael especially grabs hold of it, as he manages to drive away the only student who shows any interest in joining.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When Michael is explaining the career fair:
    Michael: Darryl will hire some kids for the warehouse. We don't have to worry about internships with them, because they definitely ain't going to college.
    Darryl: What college did you go to Mike?
    Michael: Let's go!
  • Never My Fault: Michael blames Pam for there only being one piece of paper at the booth, even though he told her to only bring one.
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  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Everyone except Dwight and Angela leaves the office due to Michael and Jim's absence.
  • Shout-Out: Michael says "And don't call me Shirley" again, though Pam doesn't provide the setup of "Surely you can't be serious."
  • Wham Episode: At the end of the episode, Pam is shown to have approached a graphic design company at the job fair and gotten advice on how to pursue her craft.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Oscar is completely stunned that Michael would never say to Pam's face that "she's a wonderful person and gifted artist."
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