The Office

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The Other Man

Later, in the bullpen, Pam and Jim are both "too tired to do this," by which they mean approach Michael. "Have you any idea of the risks involved?" Jim demands. But as Michael comes out of his office on the way to the bathroom, Pam goes ahead and invites Michael to come over for dinner tonight. "In our home and play with our baby," she adds miserably. "We could order in from Hooters," Jim says. Pam adds, "We could watch a movie and play Rock Band." "Billy Joel Rock Band," Jim amends. Looks like he's accepted the risk. But they've dodged this particular bullet, because Michael cheerfully takes a raincheck and starts to continue on his way. But then Pam snaps at him, "Michael Scott! Are you still seeing Donna?" Michael dithers a moment before coming up with this answer: "She's not invisible, so stop asking silly questions." If he was hoping that would stop everyone in the bullpen from coming over all judgy, he's disappointed. And we actually get to hear him say, "Since when is this an office where we delve into each other's personal lives?" In his office, Michael THs that he likes Donna, and the question of whether it's wrong depends on who you ask. "If you ask her husband, or took a random poll, yeah, it's wrong, he shrugs." Meredith tells Michael she'd never do that. "I ask everyone in the room, 'are you in a relationship?'" she THs. Michael makes some lame argument about Scranton being the Paris of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Kelly forbids Ryan to hang out with Michael any more. Ryan: "Okay." Michael says Donna's fine with it. "How does [her husband] feel about it?" Andy wonders. Michael explains that Donna's husband is a high school baseball coach who gets up and goes to bed so early that he'll never find out. And as an example of people not finding out, he points at Andy. "Okay, now you're just being hurtful," Jim says. Wow, he really is a dad now. Michael makes excuses about other people cheating, like Stanley and Phyllis ("on her diet," he adds with regard to the latter while she looks guiltily into the camera), and points out that sports people are nasty anyway, per Real Sports with Bryant Gumball. [sic] Andy doesn't let him off he hook, so Michael declares a ten-minute moment of silence in memory of Michael Jackson. Surprisingly, Andy doesn't start singing "The Girl Is Mine."

Andy THs about being a cuckold, which explains why he's taking this so personally, and then goes into Michael's office to pursue this. Michael continues to defend himself and argue that Donna's husband can't be all that great anyway. Andy points out that "in any cheating movie, the person getting cheated on is the hero. You're Ali Larter, I am Beyonce." I don't think anybody would have gone to see that version of Obsessed, even when you recall that Charles was Idris Elba. Andy invites Michael to go to the baseball field to check out Donna's husband. "I have work to do," Michael demurs. "Oh, really? I thought you were the boss," Andy goads. And with that, they're off. As they get in the elevator, Michael says, "I can't wait to see this jerk who's making me cheat on his wife. Just punch him in the nose for what he's making me do to her."

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