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When Dunder Mifflin hires an ad company to film a national commercial, the Scrantn branch makes one of their own. When Andy brags to Dwight about his new relationship with Angela, Dwight retreats into Second Life.

Air Date: October 25, 2007

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Michael notes that he couldn't talk yet, at the age of five. Some fans have hypothesized he might have undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome.
  • Foreshadowing: During the commercial, Dwight's character holds up a sign to Phyllis. It says "You have a son, and it's me." Later, we find out that Phyllis gave up a baby for adoption when she was in high school.
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  • Ignored Expert: Michael rejects a jingle written and sung by Darryl, Andy, Kevin, Kelly, and Creed, all the musically-inclined members of the office.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: The idea Michael pitches to the ad guys.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: Jim jokes that when he tells people he works at Dunder Mifflin, they think he sells mufflers or mittens.
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