THE OFFICE

"Career Day"
A Season Four Story Between
"Chair Model" (414) and "Night Out" (415)
Written by
Nathan Hartman
NATHAN HARTMAN
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THE OFFICE
"Career Day"
CAST
MICHAEL SCOTT...................................STEVE CARELL
DWIGHT SHRUTE...................................RAINN WILSON
JIM HALPERT.....................................JOHN KRASINSKI
PAM BEESLY......................................JENNA FISCHER
KEVIN MALONE....................................BRIAN BAUMGARTNER
OSCAR MARTINEZ..................................OSCAR NUNEZ
ANGELA MARTIN...................................ANGELA KINSEY
ANDY BERNARD....................................ED HELMS
STANLEY HUDSON..................................LESLIE DAVID BAKER
PHYLLIS VANCE...................................PHYLLIS SMITH
KELLY KAPOOR....................................MINDY KALING
MEREDITH PALMER.................................KATE FLANNERY
CREED BRATTON...................................CREED BRATTON
GUEST CAST
AMANDA TUCKER...................................
DERRICK MCCARTY.................................
SARA DAVIES.....................................
JOE MACINTOSH...................................
ii.
THE OFFICE
"Career Day"
SETS
INT. THE OFFICE - BREAK ROOM
INT. THE OFFICE - MICHAEL'S OFFICE
INT. THE OFFICE - JIM AND DWIGHT'S DESKS
INT. THE OFFICE - PAM'S DESK
INT. THE OFFICE - PHYLLIS, STANLEY, AND ANDY'S DESKS
INT. THE OFFICE - MEREDITH AND CREED'S DESKS
INT. THE OFFICE - OSCAR, ANGELA, AND KEVIN'S DESKS
INT. THE OFFICE - KELLY'S DESK
INT. THE OFFICE - RECEPTION AREA
INT. THE OFFICE - THE ELEVATOR
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - AMANDA'S CLASSROOM
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - HALLWAY
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - TEACHER'S LOUNGE
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - LOBBY
INT. DWIGHT'S CAR
EXT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - PARKING LOT
iii.
COLD OPEN
INT. THE OFFICE - JIM AND DWIGHT’S DESKS - MORNING
DWIGHT and JIM work at their computers.
INT. THE OFFICE - RECEPTION AREA - CONTINUOUS
Two MORMON MEN enter and move to PAM at her desk.
PAM
Can I help you?
MORMON MAN #1
Yes, we’re looking for a Dwight
Schrute.
PAM
Dwight, for you again.
Dwight groans and drops his head to his desk.
Jim holds back a grin.
JIM TALKING HEAD
JIM
Yesterday, Pam sneezed and I said
God bless you. Dwight proceeded to
go on a twenty minute tangent about
why there was no higher power in
the universe. So, naturally, I
called every church, mosque,
parish, and temple in town and
expressed Dwight’s interest in
knowing more about their faith.
SERIES OF SHOTS - PAM’S DESK - EARLIER
-- A PRIEST stands by Pam at her desk.
PAM
Dwight, a Father Mahoney...
-- A BAPTIST PREACHER stands by Pam at her desk.
PAM (CONT’D)
...a Reverend J.D. Caruthers...
-- A RABBI stands by Pam at her desk.
PAM (CONT’D)
...Rabbi Benjamin Rothschild...
-- A WOMAN in a white robe stands by Pam at her desk.
PAM (CONT’D)
...Priestess Moonriver for you.
The Woman gives Dwight the peace sign and Dwight turns to
Jim, who lowers his head farther in a binder he’s reading.
INT. THE OFFICE - JIM AND DWIGHT’S DESKS - BACK TO PRESENT
The two Mormons are now standing by Dwight’s desk as he sits.
MORMON MAN #2
But if you’ll just let us tell you
about The Church of...
DWIGHT
--No thank you! I’m fine, really!
MORMON MAN #1
At least let us leave you a tract.
Dwight reaches into a desk drawer and pulls out a whole stack
of tracts, slamming them down on his desk.
DWIGHT TALKING HEAD
DWIGHT
Is there a God? No. Not a
possibility. I don’t believe in
anything I can not see...unless
we’re discussing Ninjas...I do
believe in those.
END OF COLD OPEN
2.
ACT ONE
INT. THE OFFICE - FRONT DESK - LATER
Jim and Pam chat at her desk. MICHAEL approaches.
MICHAEL
Pamson and Delilah!
JIM
What?
MICHAEL
You know...
Michael flexes his arms.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
He hit people in the jaw with a
donkey’s ass.
JIM
I don’t think...
MICHAEL
(to Pam)
--Any messages?
PAM
Not since earlier.
MICHAEL
Okey doke. Oh, did you send those
estimate reports to corporate yet?
Pam shakes her head.
PAM
We’re really backlogged. It’s going
take longer then you thought.
MICHAEL
Well...I promised Wallace they’d be
in tomorrow so...
PAM
Do you want me to stay after and
finish?
MICHAEL
No! No that’s not what I
said...it’s just...my word is my
bond.
3.
PAM
I’ll stay after.
MICHAEL
Super! You’re the best.
Michael leaves.
PAM
(to Jim)
It shouldn’t take very long. Couple
of hours.
JIM
And it can’t wait?
PAM
His word is his bond.
JIM
Alright, but, when your done, I’m
taking you out for dinner.
PAM
No, I can make something. It’s
cheaper.
Pam and Jim stare at each other in silence.
PAM TALKING HEAD
PAM
Look, I love Jim dearly, but he
just isn’t that good at picking
restaurants. In the last six months
we’ve ate at three...around eight
times each.
INT. OFFICE - FRONT DESK - MOMENTS LATER
JIM
Oh, come on. It’s my treat. How
bout Scanlan’s?
PAM
We ate there last week.
JIM
Coney Island?
PAM
The week before. Look, let’s try
something a little different.
4.
JIM
Keystone’s...
PAM
--Last month.
PAM TALKING HEAD
Pam holds up three fingers.
PAM
Three.
INT. PHYLLIS, STANLEY, AND ANDY’S DESKS - LATER
STANLEY and ANDY work while PHYLLIS talks on the phone.
PHYLLIS
(into phone)
No...yes...no I understand. It’s
not a problem really. Your flight
is when? Yes I can meet you. Okay,
see you then...bye bye.
Phyllis holds down the phone’s receiver. She lets out a sigh
and dials once more.
INT. MICHAEL’S OFFICE - MOMENTS LATER
Michael sits at his desk working on a crossword while Dwight
stands over him.
MICHAEL
An eight letter word for “The
result of too much partying.”
DWIGHT
Syphilis
MICHAEL
What? No! God...oh, hangover.
Michael writes in the puzzle. KNOCK at the DOOR.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Come in.
Phyllis enters.
DWIGHT
What is it Phyllis? Michael’s very
busy.
5.
MICHAEL
Cool your jets Dwight.
(to Phyllis)
What’s up?
PHYLLIS
It’s Devin Ulrich from Custom
Printing. He called and said he
needs to meet me today instead of
tomorrow. Apparently he’s leaving
the country for a month and had to
up his flight.
MICHAEL
Well, that’s one big fish of a
client.
Michael pantomimes pulling a fish in on a rod.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Reel that baby in! I’ll have Pam
reschedule the rest of your
appointments.
PHYLLIS
Oh, I didn’t have any others...
DWIGHT
--She was leaving early today
anyway.
MICHAEL
Don’t interrupt.
(to Phyllis)
Wait. You were? What for?
PHYLLIS
My niece’s elementary school career
day is at two.
MICHAEL
We’re you supposed to speak or
something?
PHYLLIS
I’ve already called and canceled.
MICHAEL
Well, that’s no good. We don’t want
to disappoint the kids.
PHYLLIS
Really?
6.
MICHAEL
Of course not...I’ll go.
PHYLLIS
No Michael, you really don’t have
to.
MICHAEL
Of course I don’t have to. I want
to. You know...for the kids.
They’ll love me.
Everyone grows quiet. Phyllis opens her mouth to speak but...
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
They’ll love me.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
Look, when it comes to kids, I’m
great. I’m like a...friendly
Uncle...but not too friendly.
Besides, it will be nice to visit
my old Alma Mater.
PHYLLIS TALKING HEAD - PHYLLIS’S DESK
Phyllis is putting on her coat- preparing to leave.
PHYLLIS
Yes, we went to school together. In
fact my first memory of Michael was
him speaking in front of children.
He was in the school play and when
his part finally came he...
Phyllis breaks into a smile, which she tries to hide.
PHYLLIS (CONT’D)
...I better go.
Phyllis, still all smiles, walks towards the exit.
Dwight, who’s been listening in, revolves in his seat and
watches Phyllis leave.
INT. THE OFFICE - BREAK ROOM - LATER
Dwight stands by Michael, who’s stirring creamer into his
coffee.
7.
MICHAEL
Nothing Dwight. I don’t know what
she’s talking about.
DWIGHT
Are you sure? She seemed to think
it was rather funny.
MICHAEL
Well I...look, what’s it matter to
you anyway?
DWIGHT
What was the school play?
MICHAEL
What?
DWIGHT
The play.
MICHAEL
“The Ugly Duckling.”
DWIGHT
And you were...
MICHAEL
--The ugly duckling...I was the
ugly duckling.
Dwight studies Michael’s face.
DWIGHT
Hmmm...I can see it.
MICHAEL
Look, is there a reason you’re
bugging me?
DWIGHT
I was wondering if I could join you
on your school visit.
MICHAEL
And why?
DWIGHT
I would like to see the place that
first molded you into the man you
are today.
Michael grins and takes a sip of his coffee.
8.
MICHAEL
Alright then. You may join me.
DWIGHT TALKING HEAD
DWIGHT
I’ve actually never been in a real
elementary school before. I did go
to public middle school, but,
before that, I was taught at home.
I know that may come as a surprise.
INT. THE OFFICE - ANDY’S DESK - LATER
Jim leans on Andy’s desk while Andy sits in deep thought.
ANDY
Hmmmm...that’s a tough one there
tuna. You’re looking for an
expensive restaurant...
JIM
I didn’t say expensive. I said
good.
ANDY
Now, is there a difference? Really?
JIM
Yeah...there’s a difference.
Jim looks over at Stanley, who is working at his desk.
JIM (CONT’D)
Stanley, any ideas?
STANLEY
No.
Michael and Dwight walk out of Michael’s office with their
coats on. Michael has his briefcase.
MICHAEL
Alright, attention everybody,
Dwight and I are heading out to
Scranton South Elementary for the
rest of the afternoon as I will be
speaking at a classroom career day.
PAM
Michael it’s eleven-thirty. That
doesn’t start till two.
9.
MICHAEL
I realize that, but I’ve got to
stop by thee old abode and pick up
a few props.
Pam and Jim share a look.
JIM
What sort of props?
MICHAEL
Now, that would be giving away the
secret wouldn’t it?
DWIGHT
Michael will bring what is
necessary to both entertain and
inspire the children.
MICHAEL
Exactly. I’ll be a modern day
George Carlin.
ANDY
George Carlin?
MICHAEL
When he was the conductor on
Shining Time Station...you know...
Andy shakes his head.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Well, he was very good. Different
from the “Seven Words You Can’t
Say” Carlin but kids don’t get that
bit anyway...believe me. Anywho, we
are off! Have a good afternoon
Dunder Mifflin!
Michael and Dwight exit.
MICHAEL (V.O.) (CONT’D)
This morning, I was simply regional
manager of the Dunder Mifflin
Scranton branch...
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
...This afternoon I’ll be someone a
group of kids will never
forget...much like Sloth to the
Goonies...though less gross.
10.
INT. DWIGHT’S CAR - LATER
Dwight drives as Michael sits in the passenger seat.
The radio is on and Dwight plays with the volume.
Michael slaps his hand away.
MICHAEL
Leave it. I like this song.
DWIGHT
So when’s the last time you saw
your old elementary?
MICHAEL
Oh, gosh it’s been forever. So many
memories. I used to play kickball
at recess everyday.
DWIGHT
What position?
MICHAEL
All of them.
DWIGHT
School athlete huh?
MICHAEL
No...I just was the only one
playing.
Things get quiet and Dwight drives on.
DWIGHT TALKING HEAD - IN FRONT OF MICHAEL’S HOUSE
Dwight stands by the car.
DWIGHT
When I was home schooled we did
have an hour of recreation every
day. It was called Dwight and
Mose’s fun time hour.
(smiles)
Many days Mose would let the dogs
off their chains and time how long
I could keep them from clawing me
to the ground...good times.
Michael exits his house holding a gym bag.
MICHAEL
Alright, let’s roll.
11.
Dwight gets back into the driver’s seat.
INT. THE OFFICE - JIM’S DESK - LATER
Jim sits at his desk, browsing a website entitled “Best
Restaurants in Scranton.”
He gazes at the list of restaurants, writes one down, and
moves to...
PAM’S DESK
...where she gives him a welcomed smile.
JIM
Sambuca Grill.
PAM
On my Mom’s birthday.
Jim lets his head fall to Pam’s desk.
PAM TALKING HEAD
PAM
I’ll admit he’s trying.
(grins)
It’s kinda cute.
EXT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - LATER
The U.S. flag waves out front of the old but well maintained
school as young students play and laugh nearby during recess.
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - HALLWAY - CONTINUOUS
Michael and Dwight saunter past classrooms, taking it all in.
DWIGHT
So what’s it like being back?
MICHAEL
I remember this place being a whole
lot bigger.
DWIGHT
Probably the foundation sinking.
This all used to be marshland.
From down the hall, JOE MACINTOSH, janitor, late 60’s, walks
with a mop. He moves towards Dwight and Michael.
MICHAEL
Oh my god, its Janitor Joe.
12.
DWIGHT
Who?
MICHAEL
Janitor Joe! He’s been here
forever.
Joe crosses paths with Dwight and Michael.
DWIGHT
Excuse me.
JOE
Yeah?
DWIGHT
(pointing to Michael)
Do you remember this man?
JOE
Should I?
Michael holds out his hand.
MICHAEL
Hello, Michael Scott. I went here a
long time ago.
Joe shakes Michael’s hand and his eyes brighten.
JOE
Oh yeah! Little Mickey Scott.
MICHAEL
Guilty as charged!
JOE
You were in that play.
DWIGHT
The Ugly Duckling?
JOE
That’s the one!
The three chuckle.
JOE (CONT’D)
But then you crapped your pants on
stage.
Michael and Dwight stop chuckling and stare at each other.
END OF ACT 1
13.
ACT 2
INT. THE OFFICE - KELLY’S DESK - LATER
KELLY sits at her desk working. Jim walks up.
JIM
Hey Kelly.
KELLY
What’s up?
JIM
You wouldn’t know of any good
restaurants in town would you?
KELLY
Oh gosh tons. Ever since Ryan broke
up with me I’ve been out every
night.
JIM
Really?
Kelly looks at the camera.
KELLY
Yes...every night.
(to Jim)
How about The Colosseum or maybe
Club 17?
JIM
I don’t think Pam want’s to go to a
nightclub.
KELLY
What about Tiger’s?
JIM
Isn’t that a singles bar?
Kelly looks back at the camera.
KELLY
Yes it is.
KELLY TALKING HEAD
KELLY
I’ve been bringing home boys like
stray puppies.
(To the camera man)
14.
(MORE)
Did you get it? Alright, make sure
Ryan sees that...make sure of it.
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - HALLWAY - LATER
A GROUP of CHILDREN rush out to recess as Michael and Dwight
walk the opposite way, approaching a classroom.
DWIGHT
236. Here’s the classroom.
Dwight and Michael enter the...
CLASSROOM
...which is decorated for a 3rd grade class. No one else
seems around.
DWIGHT
They must be out to recess.
MICHAEL
I guess.
Awkward silence falls over the coworkers. Finally...
DWIGHT
Michael I...
MICHAEL
--Dwight, we are not discussing it!
DWIGHT
But, what happened? Why did you
defecate in front of your peers?
MICHAEL
Don’t say defecate! That makes it
even worse.
DWIGHT
But then what happ...
MICHAEL
--Fine! God!
(beat)
We were putting on The Ugly
Duckling and I was super prepared,
all my lines memorized, but the
moment I got center stage I froze
and....
DWIGHT
--and?
15.
KELLY (CONT'D)
From the doorway, MISS. AMANDA TUCKER, a pretty 42, walks in.
MICHAEL
--and pooped myself Dwight! I
pooped myself!
Michael and Dwight notice Amanda.
AMANDA
Hello.
MICHAEL
(nonchalant)
Heeeey.
AMANDA
Are you two here for the Career
Day?
DWIGHT
Yes. This is Michael Scott,
Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin
Paper Company Scranton and I’m
Dwight K. Shrute, Assistant
Regional Manager.
MICHAEL
To the Regional Manager...
AMANDA
--Michael?
Michael looks at Amanda but can’t place it.
AMANDA (CONT’D)
Amanda Tucker!
Michael remembers.
MICHAEL
Oh my God! Mandy Tucker!
AMANDA
How have you been?
MICHAEL
Good! Just super. As Dwight here
said Regional Manager over at
Dunder Mifflin. And you! What are
you doing with yourself?
AMANDA
I teach.
16.
MICHAEL
Really? Where?
Amanda points to the ground.
AMANDA
Here.
MICHAEL
Oh....
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
Yes, Amanda and I go way back. When
we went to this very school she was
the popular pretty girl. All the
boys had crushes on her...probably
cause she was the first to grow
boobs.
INT. AMANDA’S CLASSROOM - MOMENTS LATER
Michael’s eyes drift to Amanda’s chest as she talks.
AMANDA
(to Dwight)
Yeah, we were in the same class 3rd
and 4th grade and then I think we
shared a study period in high
school.
(to Michael)
Is that right?
Michael’s eyes snap back to Amanda’s face.
MICHAEL
Huh? What?...oh yeah.
AMANDA
Not to mention cheerleading.
DWIGHT
Cheerleading?
MICHAEL
It was a phase.
Amanda’s watch sounds. She looks at the time and turns off
the alarm.
17.
AMANDA
Oh, I’ve got to go help end recess.
We’ll be ready to start in about
twenty minutes so you’re more than
welcome to wait in the teacher’s
lounge with the rest of the
presenters if you’d like.
DWIGHT
We can go into the teacher’s
lounge?
AMANDA
Yeah.
Dwight smiles, overly excited.
DWIGHT
Fantastic.
Amanda gives a uncomfortable grin and exits.
DWIGHT (CONT’D)
(to Michael)
Did you hear that? The teacher’s
lounge.
MICHAEL
Yeah, I heard...I heard.
Michael looks somewhat anxiously at the camera.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
Did I like Amanda back in school?
Sure. I asked her out a few times
but there was always something else
she was doing. Volleyball
practice...Girl Scouts...laundry.
There was always something.
INT. THE OFFICE - MEREDITH AND CREED’S DESKS - LATER
Jim looks over at Pam working at her desk while MEREDITH and
CREED sit working.
MEREDITH
Gee...and Kelly already said
Tiger’s?
Jim looks to Meredith.
18.
JIM
Yep.
MEREDITH
Hmmm...I do know of this one bar
and grill.
JIM
How’s the food?
MEREDITH
Oh...I have no idea.
CREED
You could try the Seven Loaves Soup
Kitchen. I go there all the time.
JIM
But that’s for homeless peop...
Creed looks genuine about his suggestion.
JIM (CONT’D)
Thanks a lot guys.
Jim exits.
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - TEACHER’S LOUNGE - LATER
Michael and Dwight sit on a sofa, quietly waiting. A few
other PRESENTERS are seated around them. Michael still looks
nervous while Dwight eyes the room.
DWIGHT
Well this is a big let down.
(looks at Michael)
Are you okay?
MICHAEL
What? Sure....yeah.
DWIGHT
Are you sure?
MICHAEL
Sure I’m sure.
DWIGHT
You’re not nervous are you?
MICHAEL
Maybe...a little...with all the
kids...and Mandy...and...maybe a
little...
19.
Michael simmers in his seat as Dwight watches.
DWIGHT
I have some adult diapers in the
car if you want one.
MICHAEL
(loud whisper)
What!
DWIGHT TALKING HEAD
DWIGHT
I don’t believe in rest stops.
INT. TEACHER’S LOUNGE - MOMENTS LATER
DWIGHT
Are you sure?
MICHAEL
Yes I’m very sure.
DWIGHT
Because if you change your mind...
MICHAEL
--Dwight! I don’t want a diaper!
Several presenters look over at Michael and Dwight, who grow
quiet.
DERRICK (O.S.)
Michael Scott?
Michael turns to see DERRICK MCCARTY, 40’s, very athletic
standing in the corner of the room, holding a canvas bag.
MICHAEL
Yes?
Derrick chuckles happily.
DERRICK
I thought it was you.
MICHAEL
I’m sorry?...
Derrick offers his hand to Dwight.
DERRICK
Derrick McCarty.
20.
Michael’s eyes go wide.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
(agitated)
Oh, I remember Derrick McCarty.
Back in school he was the best...at
basketball, football...recess...he
did just about everything, which in
high school included the
cheerleading squad...minus me of
course.
INT. TEACHER’S LOUNGE - MOMENTS LATER
DERRICK
(to Michael)
Regional Manager huh? Well
that’s...something.
MICHAEL
Yeah, it sure is.
DWIGHT
And what do you do?
DERRICK
Oh, I own a exercise chain on the
east side of town, Fitness Stop.
DWIGHT
Nice.
DERRICK
But today I’m here to talk about
this.
Derrick opens his bag and pulls out a firefighter helmet.
DWIGHT
Awesome.
DERRICK
Yep.
Derrick points to Michael’s gym bag, which Dwight still
holds.
DERRICK (CONT’D)
What do ya have in yours?
Dwight begins to unzip the bag but Michael grabs it.
21.
MICHAEL
Nothing...wouldn’t want to ruin the
surprise.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
I don’t see what the big deal is.
Anybody can be a volunteer fireman.
All you have to do is volunteer.
And it’s not like you’re the one
actually taking out the
fire...that’s water’s job.
Derrick’s just takes credit for
what water does.
INT. THE OFFICE - OSCAR, ANGELA, AND KEVIN’S DESKS - LATER
Jim stands as OSCAR, ANGELA, and KEVIN sit working.
KEVIN
(slowly)
Hmmmmmm....there’s Jackson’s
Pub...O’Conolley’s...the Rusty
Dog...Phil’s Diner...the Sunlight
Cafe...Mitchell’s...Paul’s
Pizza...Don Paco’s...
JIM
--Wait, are there any restaurants
that we shouldn’t go to?
KEVIN
Not that I can think of.
ANGELA
How about Chili’s?
OSCAR
Pam was banned after the Dundies,
remember?
ANGELA
Yes...yes I do.
Angela gives Jim a judgmental look.
OSCAR
(to Jim)
Valentine’s on 5th has a great
chicken dinner.
KEVIN
But...that’s a gay bar.
22.
Oscar fidgets with his pencil.
OSCAR
Yeah...I suppose it is.
Oscar looks over at Angela, who glares back.
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - HALLWAY
Michael, Dwight, Derrick, and the rest of the presenters walk
down the hallway, coming up on Amanda’s room.
Amanda peeks her head out of her classroom and spots Derrick.
He waves and she runs up to him.
AMANDA
Oh my god! Derrick McCarty!
DERRICK
How are ya Mandy?
AMANDA
Fantastic now! So good to see you!
They laugh and hug. Michael doesn’t look too enthused.
AMANDA (CONT’D)
I didn’t know you were coming?
DERRICK
Lisa Shipman asked me to.
AMANDA
Well, how do you know little Lisa?
DERRICK
Remember that house fire she was in
six months back?
Amanda’s eyes widen in admiration.
AMANDA
That was you!
DERRICK
Had to bust through a kitchen wall
with my right shoulder but I got
her out. Still a bit tender.
Derrick massages his shoulder and Michael rolls his eyes.
AMANDA
Wow, that’s incredible.
23.
DERRICK
Oh, it was nothing. Since then the
Shipman’s have asked me to be her
Godfather so...here I am.
Amanda smiles at him.
AMANDA
So here you are...
MICHAEL
(doing Marlon Brando)
It was an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Michael chuckles but Amanda and Derrick say nothing.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
The Godfather...
AMANDA
Yeah...I got it...
(to the group)
Okay everyone, why don’t you all
come in and we’ll get started.
Amanda leads Derrick and the rest of the presenters into the
classroom, only leaving Michael and Dwight in the hallway.
Michael looks into the classroom at all the kids sitting at
their desks. His brow begins to sweat.
DWIGHT
Are you alright chief?
Michael turns back, walking quickly back down the hallway.
Dwight catches up to him.
DWIGHT (CONT’D)
Where are we going?
MICHAEL
To get something from the car.
INT. THE OFFICE - JIM’S DESK - LATER
Jim sits at his desk pouring over a yellow book.
From her desk, Pam watches, sympathetically.
PAM (V.O.)
Hey, can I talk to you for a
minute?
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INT. THE OFFICE - THE ELEVATOR - LATER
Jim stands by the elevator and Pam has just walked up.
JIM
Yeah, sure. What’s up?
PAM
Look, about dinner tonight...
JIM
--Don’t worry, I’ve got a few
places in mind. I’ve just got to...
PAM
--That’s what I want to talk to you
about. I know your trying real hard
to make tonight special and I
appreciate it, I really do. But I
just want you to know that all I
want is to go somewhere we haven’t
been and, good or not, I’ll have a
great time because I’m with you.
Okay?
JIM
Okay.
Pam gives Jim a kiss on the cheek and grins back.
The PHONE RINGS at Pam’s desk.
PAM
I better get that.
JIM
Alright.
Pam exits back to her desk.
Jim watches her go and then turns to the elevator as it
DINGS, opening on Kevin who’s eating a deli sub. Kevin exits
the elevator but notices Jim staring at him.
KEVIN
What?
JIM
Nothing.
Kevin enters the Office and Jim’s gaze follows him, until
finally looking back at the elevator.
END OF ACT 2
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ACT 3
INT. SCRANTON SOUTH ELEMENTARY - AMANDA’S CLASSROOM - LATER
AMANDA’S STUDENTS sit watching JAMES DONOVAN, an architect,
who holds a large blue print up in front of the class.
JAMES
So after all that hard work, we are
able to have a ribbon cutting
ceremony to celebrate the creation
of a brand new building.
Michael, as nervous as ever, stands with the rest of the
presenters at the side of the room. He fidgets his legs
uncomfortably as his pants now bulge a bit more than before.
JAMES (CONT’D)
And that’s how we go from this
drawing to this.
James moves the blueprint revealing a large portrait of a
building, sitting on a stand.
The students clap for James and Amanda comes to the front.
AMANDA
Thank you so much Mr. Donovan.
Okay, now we’ve got two presenters
left. Who would like to go next?
Michael? Derrick?
Michael and Derrick look at each other, unsure.
AMANDA (CONT’D)
Why don’t we have Michael go next.
Best for last and all.
Derrick chuckles and holds up his fire fighter hat. The kids
ooo and ahh at Derrick, ignoring Michael as he approaches the
front.
Michael clears his throat loudly and the students face the
front once again.
Michael looks down and exhales a large breath, preparing for
his speech. Finally, he looks back up at the students.
MICHAEL
(singing)
It’s a beautiful day in the
neighborhood, a beautiful day for a
neighbor, would you be mine, could
you be mine?
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Michael takes off his suit coat and hands it to Dwight, who
pulls a cardigan from the gym bag and hands it to Michael.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
(singing)
It’s a neighborly day in this
beauty wood, a neighborly day for a
beauty, would you be mine, could
you be mine?
Michael begins to take off his shoes.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
(singing)
I’ve always wanted to have a
neighbor just like you, I’ve always
wanted to live in a neighborhood
with you.
Dwight pulls a pair of sneakers from the bag and throws them
to Michael, who catches them and starts putting them on.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
(singing)
So, let’s make the most of this
beautiful day, since we’re together
we might as well say, would you be
mine, could you be mine, won’t you
be my neighbor. Won’t you please,
won’t you please, please won’t you
be...my neighbor.
Michael finishes in a pose, now in sweater and sneakers. The
room remains silent and stunned.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Hello children...I am Michael
Scott, Regional Manager of Dunder
Mifflin Paper Company Scranton,
which, as you might have guessed,
means I sell one of the most
important things in the
world...paper.
Dwight pulls a wrapped stack of paper from the bag and tosses
it to Michael, who opens it and pulls out a piece.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
(trying to excite)
Oooo, you see? Pretty cool huh?
Michael hands the paper to a student in the front row.
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MICHAEL (CONT’D)
You can pass that around.
The student looks at the paper, slightly confused, and passes
it to the student next to him.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
(to the class)
Now, there are many different types
of paper that we sell at Dunder
Mifflin, first we have...
A GIRL’S hand goes up.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Yes, do you have a question?
GIRL
I’m bored.
MICHAEL
What?
GIRL
I’m bored.
MICHAEL
Okay...well, I don’t know...
A TOUGH BOY, sitting next to the girl, fidgets in his seat.
TOUGH BOY
When is the firefighter going to
talk?
Students begin to nod in agreement.
STUDENTS
Yeah...the firefighter. We want the
firefighter.
TOUGH BOY
Firefighter! Firefighter!
STUDENTS
Firefighter! Firefighter!
MICHAEL
Okay! Okay! Okay!
The students quiet down.
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MICHAEL (CONT’D)
So you guys aren't interested in
paper?
The students shake their heads.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Well...that just means, you don’t
know how special paper is.
Michael grabs a few pieces of paper from the stack and begins
folding them together, hiding his work with his hands.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
You see, at first, paper may just
be rather plain and boring, not
much to look at, but, with a little
bit of magic...sometimes...you can
create something pretty cool.
Michael brings his hands up, now holding an Origami swan.
The kids begin to ooo and ahh, suddenly captivated.
Michael pulls on the back of the swan and the wings move.
The kids all gasp in amazement.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
You don’t work in the paper
business as long as I have without
learning a thing or two about the
ancient Chinese art of Origami.
Michael bows, his hands together like some Kung-Fu master.
INT. AMANDA’S CLASSROOM - LATER
The presentations are over and many of the kids now hold
little Origami swans. A few sit with Derrick and try on his
hat, including Dwight.
Michael simply stands at the back of the classroom, happily
watching. Amanda approaches.
AMANDA
Hey, that was quite a turn around
you pulled there.
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MICHAEL
Oh, it was nothing. Kids are easy.
It’s adults I usually have trouble
with.
Amanda and Michael chuckle at his joke.
AMANDA
Well, you certainly impressed this
one.
(she smiles)
Thanks again for coming.
MICHAEL
Sure.
Amanda begins to walk away.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
Oh, hey...
Amanda turns back to Michael.
MICHAEL (CONT’D)
I was wondering, if your not busy,
would you like to get a drink or
something sometime? You
know...catch up?
Amanda lets out an awkward sigh.
AMANDA
Oh Michael, I would love to but...
Amanda holds up her right hand, showing off a ring.
AMANDA (CONT’D)
...I’m engaged.
MICHAEL TALKING HEAD
MICHAEL
(annoyed)
There’s always something.
INT. THE OFFICE - PAM’S DESK - LATER
As Pam works, the rest of the Office puts on their coats,
heading out for the day. Jim is nowhere to be found.
Kelly moves towards the exit.
KELLY
Bye Pam!
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Pam waves.
PAM
Bye!
Kelly moves to the elevator but there is a “Out of Order”
sign taped to it’s doors. Kelly takes the stairs.
SERIES OF SHOTS - PAM WORKS LATE
-- Pam copies several reports.
-- Pam organizes several stacks of paper.
-- Pam puts more paper in the printer and it restarts.
INT. THE OFFICE - PAM’S DESK - EVENING
Pam faxes a final piece of paper as she holds her cell phone
up to her ear with one hand and tries putting on her coat
with the other.
The phone rings and then picks up.
JIM (V.O.)
Hello?
PAM
Hey you.
JIM (V.O.)
Hey you. You finishing up?
Pam gets her coat all the way on, grabs her purse, and heads
for the exit.
PAM
Yep, just faxed the last one.
JIM (V.O.)
Awesome. Do you want me to pick you
up now?
PAM
Sure. That'll be great. Did you end
up picking a restaurant?
Pam moves to the elevator, now with “Out of Order” sign gone.
JIM (V.O.)
Actually, I did and I don’t think
we’ve ever eaten there.
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PAM
Really?
Pam hits the elevators call button and the doors open.
Inside, Jim sits, his phone still to his ear, at a fully set
candlelit table with plates of spaghetti and glasses of wine.
Pam puts her hand over her mouth in surprise.
Jim puts his foot into the elevator’s path to keep it from
closing and shuts his phone, putting it in his pocket.
JIM
I hope you don’t mind. I already
ordered for us.
Pam, smiling from ear to ear, moves into the elevator and
sits in the chair opposite Jim.
Jim pulls a remote from his pocket and turns on a stereo,
which sits in the corner of the elevator. Quiet piano jazz
begins to play.
Jim picks up his glass of wine and holds it up for a toast.
Pam picks up her glass and holds it up as well.
As they clink their glasses, Jim lets his foot leave the
elevator’s path and the doors close.
END OF ACT 3
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INT. DWIGHT’S CAR - EARLIER
Dwight drives as Michael sits in the passenger seat, still in
the cardigan sweater and sneakers.
Silence fills the car as they drive. Finally...
MICHAEL
Hey, do you still need to make a
pit spot?
Dwight grins proudly and shakes his head.
DWIGHT
Not anymore.
Michael looks down at Dwight’s crouch region and grimaces.
END OF SHOW
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