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The Office

Episode 9.18 : Promos

The Office Poster

TV Info


Episode Premiere

April 04, 2013

Distributor

NBC

Genre

Comedy, Drama

Show Period

2005 - 2013

Production Company

Reveille, Deedle-Dee, NBC Universal

Cast and Crew


Director

Jennifer Celotta

Screenwriter

Tim McAuliffe

Main Cast


Additional Cast

  • Ryan Howard

Synopsis


Phyllis sits at her desk, visibly rocking her chair as she listens to an iPod. Pam reveals that Phyllis is listening to "50 Shades of Gray" as an audiobook - and getting very aroused in the process. The co-workers can't stand the sound or sight of Phyllis masturbating, but Toby tells them it's not an official workplace problem since she's not touching herself. Dwight's had enough. He grabs a bucket of water and douses Phyllis just as she's starting to climax. Andy approaches Phyllis and asks for his iPod back; Dwight gives him the same treatment.

Dwight seeks out Clark's advice about a romantic dilemma. He's been seeing a neighbor girl, Esther, for a few dates - and now her father wants to lease a tractor with him. It's a big step. Clark advises him to play it cool. Esther, her father and entire family stop by. Angela's horrified when Dwight kisses Esther on the forehead; Esther's father is very complementary about the office.

The gang learns that the first promo spots for the long-awaited documentary about them have begun airing. Looking over promos on their computers, some of the staff quickly realize that their intimate moments over the last nine years have been captured: Angela post-coital strolling with Dwight, Pam and Jim cooing on the building rooftop, etc. Concern sets in: what other secrets will come out? But Andy's thrilled. Someone has left a positive comment about his banjo-playing; Clark shoots a knowing look to the camera. Andy returns to his office and combs the site for more comments, thanking fans for calling him hot - and deriding those who say he's gay.

At Athlead, Jim and Darryl are excited to have Phillies hero Ryan Howard come by for a meeting. (The one-time NL MVP is a far cry from their former co-worker with the same name.) Howard knows what he wants from Athlead: to vault his career to the next level. He demonstrates his acting talents and then hands Jim and Darryl copies of his screenplay, about a baseball player who becomes a superhero. He demands they perform a reading.

In the office parking lot, Esther's father shows off the tractor he wants to co-lease with Dwight. They bargain with each other. Meanwhile Esther's super-hot sisters seem to be hitting on Clark, encouraging him to buy an auger with them. Dwight's ready to sign the tractor deal, but Clark intercedes, warning Dwight that his neighbor is simply using his daughters' good looks to get them to buy him farm equipment. Dwight's ready to walk away when Esther finds him and explains that her father really is trying to take advantage of him. She suggests a better deal he should make. Dwight's amazed: he's not being played. Esther's never looked better.

Angela realizes that the documentary crew has also captured shots of Oscar and the Senator - footage that could ruin her husband's political career. She and Oscar call the Senator to warn him, but get an answering machine. They leave him a long message, Angela confessing that she slept with Dwight and Oscar revealing that the documentary's airing means the Senator will probably be outed very soon.

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