Later, Michael has all the Stamford people save Tony (and Jim) sitting in chairs on a table to demonstrate some poorly thought-out concept. He tries to get Tony to join them. Tony doesn't want to, because it looks like a physical hardship for him. But Michael talks him into trying, and drafts Dwight into helping lift. After some shouting and Michael dropping words like "hock" and "crack," Tony calls a halt to the whole exercise, and quits on the spot. Michael asks if it's because of Toby. Tony says it's Michael's management style. Michael is confused and hurt, but when Tony asks if "Lazy Scranton" was supposed to be funny, Michael gets outright pissed, and fires Tony right there, telling him to clean out his desk. "There's nothing in my desk except coupons," Tony says. Michael says it's too late to apologize. Dwight takes credit for the advice, and points out that Andy hasn't given any advice that Michael's acted on today. "Fire Andy," he whispers. From up on the table, Andy looks on, defeated.
Andy THs that Dwight has won this battle, but he, Andy, will win the...next...battle.
And the meeting breaks up spontaneously. As Hannah leaves the room, she calls the environment dysfunctional. "Maybe that's because people treat it like their own Hooter's strip club," Angela snipes. Michael steps up with a word of defense, pointing out that Hooters is not a strip club, but a restaurant. "With over 400 locations nationwide," he grins at the camera. Michael frustratedly THs that the word "merger" comes from "marriage," but this has turned into like when his mom moved in with Jeff. "And once again it's my job to fix it," he grumbles.
Michael rushes into the bullpen, telling everyone that the guys from Vance Refrigeration let the air out of all their tires. "They punk'd us! They punk'd us good!" Dwight is the first to follow Michael back out the door, as everyone else follows at a more sedate (and less fooled) pace. As Karen heads out with Jim, she asks him, "Does Bob Vance work for Vance Refrigeration?" "Does he ever," Jim asks. Notice how that little exchange didn't include Pam at all? Pam sure did.
Outside, everyone is discovering that yeah, their tires are flat. Michael says that in revenge, they all need to get together and steal Vance's refrigerators. Martin asks why Michael's car doesn't have a flat tire. Michael claims that he got it the worst, and reads the note he "found" under his windshield wiper: "You guys suck! You can never pull together and revenge us. That is why you suck!" Well, that certainly doesn't sound like the words of Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration. Anyway, game over. Everyone starts to head back in, disgustedly. And Pam notices that Karen is rubbing Jim's back as they go back in together. Pam's face goes slack, and you can practically hear her stomach splatting onto the parking lot. Ouch.