What would you do if you won the lottery? The Office gang grappled with that unlikely scenario in last night’s episode when — surprise! — they found out that the warehouse crew had won the lottery and all promptly quit Dunder Mifflin.
Does this mean the end of Madge? Matt? Other nameless warehouse guys whom I’ve grown fond of over the years? It certainly doesn’t mean the end of Darryl, who quit playing on the group entries once he was promoted. To add insult to massive injury, they won using the old standby numbers the warehouse gang had always used — Darryl’s birthday. Bru-tal.
Back in cubeland, everyone fantasized about what they would do if they won a ton of money. Pam and Jim had competing fantasies between Pam’s artsy city life and Jim rustic dreams of the country. Not so shockingly, no one planned to stick around the paper factory except for Kelly, whose dream scenario was to essentially live her life the same way, but just take a dollar salary — but she wouldn’t show up before noon or do anything she doesn’t want to do. Oh please. Like Kelly Kapoor wouldn’t buy a one-way ticket to Hollywood or try and take Subtle Sexuality on the road and never look back.
Without a warehouse staff, Andy appointed Erin, Kevin, Jim and Dwight (easily the strongest member of the office, thank you very much!) to be the temporary warehouse workers. Hilarity and hijinks ensue. Meanwhile, Darryl finally cracked and told Andy to either fire him or promote him to Andy’s position. Andy explained he couldn’t do that and the two had an honest dialogue which ended in Darryl’s poignant yet biggest laugh line of the night: “My future is not going to be controlled by seven little white lotto balls. It’s going to be determined by two big black balls. I control my destiny. I do.”
Top 5 Quotes:
“Don’t try and get in on it now, Michael Vick.”
“Who gets a soy allergy at 35?”
“Well, guess what? I will NOT do a good job.”
“Grunting is scientifically proven to add more power. Ask any female tennis player…or her husband. “
“Does anybody get easily distracted by bubble wrap? “
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