The Office

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Twelve Old Dogs, No New Tricks

Jim, Pam, and Oscar look on from across the room as Meredith becomes the latest person to score the state senator's cell number. Well, that puts the last nail in the coffin of Oscar's theory. Pam tells Oscar she's sorry, but Oscar THs that he's not disappointed. "I'd have to be a monster to root for that. A lonely, aging monster."

Darryl returns to Nellie with the eight tacos he got for three dollars at the taco stand. And no change, she's classy enough not to mention. She unwraps one and regards it uncertainly, and then Darryl sits back and laughs while she tries to bite into it without turning either her face or the taco. "She's trying," he THs. I still don't know why.

The emcee is announcing the winners of the silent auction, all of which seem to be Dwight, who seems pretty happy about his sweeping victory. "All I had to do was look up the prices, idiots! Suck it! "But his smile fades when she announces that his "donation" is the largest ever: $34,000. There's some actual applause at that, and Jim gives the camera what wee think is a sympathetic look, until he stands up and calls, "Speech!" Eventually Dwight is prevailed upon to accept the microphone, and emotionally talks about the honor of supporting "this...thing." He adds unconvincingly that "Obviously that amount of money is no concern to me whatsoever." But then he turns on them, asking when it became all about the money, decrying the expense of the dinner. "So that is going to be my donation to you. Thank you and goodnight." And then he tosses the mic at the emcee and runs out. So it's both a good night and a bad night for the dog shelter.

Oscar says goodnight to the state senator, who reminds him to call and leaves his hand on Oscar's shoulder a little long. "Why does this always happen to me?" he THs. "I just feel so bad for Angela." Clearly.

Jim, Pam, Kevin, and Erin check in on Andy's briefing, which is now up to the dog-diapering lesson. Andy says he's great, and Erin tries to agree. "This is my life now. I'm a dog nurse," she says, almost sounding like she believes it. Jim points out the one that's smiling, and the worker says that's because it's his first day without a muzzle. Andy is still trying to be positive and everyone else is playing along -- except Kevin, who points out the obvious: "He was fired! This is terrible! This is literally the worst thing that has ever happened to you. Not the best." Andy stands up and admits that Kevin is right, and that he's been trying to convince everyone -- and himself -- that he's fine. Jim and Pam joke about the rock opera he's still got going on, but Andy's not ready to laugh about that yet. Erin says he'll be all right. Kevin repeats that he won't, and Andy gratefully hugs him. Kevin THs, "Sometimes I feel like everyone I work with is an idiot. And by sometimes I mean all times. All the time...s. Every of the time."

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