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Creed has been blackmailing the entire crew of Dunder Mifflin including Oscar, Andy, Kelly and Toby.

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  • A Day in the Limelight: The series of four webisodes focus on Creed.
  • All There in the Manual: The webisodes explain why Creed got a toy helicopter and Andy got a Nard Dog tattoo.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Creed wants a helicopter, commodities, gold, oil, political capital, four-leaf clovers, bones, information (as in gossip) and uranium.
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  • Blackmail: What Creed is doing so he can get a helicopter. In actuality, he wanted six dollars to buy a toy helicopter on Amazon.
  • "Blackmail" Is Such an Ugly Word: Said nearly word-for-word by Creed.
  • Blatant Lies: Andy denies that he has a tramp stamp.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Once Creed gets his toy helicopter, he plans to send it to the Amazon, home to the largest bookstore.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Had Creed been given six dollars before hand for his helicopter, he wouldn't have to blackmail everyone.
  • Driven to Suicide: Creed threatens to set himself on fire if he doesn't get paid.
  • Embarrassing Tattoo: Andy has a tramp stamp on his lower back that means "Nard Dog".
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Creed took introductory Spanish classes and said "Jonas Brothers" with a silent J. He even talked to Oscar in Spanish before returning in English.
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  • Insult Backfire: Andy told Creed that he is gratuitously creepy, where Creed took it as a compliment.
  • Product Placement: Ebay.
  • The Reveal: In the fourth and final webisode, there are several reveals about Creed, which he acknowledged.
    • He was Janis Joplin's drug dealer.
    • He made Chinese anti-democracy videos where he yells "Confucius is a fool! We grow fat on greed."
    • He introduced the Walking Snakehead fish into the North American Ecosystem.
    • He threw plenty of raves in the Dunder-Mifflin warehouse and was known to the kids as Papa Smurf.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Toby said the word "mumble", to Andy's frustration.
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