'The Office' Recap: Training Day
Michael Scott may have finally met his match – of a sort. Meet Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell), his apparent replacement. At a bar where they are to meet, the two slowly realize – like awkward 13-year-olds at a school dance – that they have been chatting without realizing their connection. (Amongst their strange conversation… Michael: "I don’t want to end up like Sonny Bobo.” Deangelo: "That makes some sense right there. Everyone I know who skis is dead.” That pretty much sums up the gravity of their conversation.
Enter Deangelo into the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch office, where he is heralded as some sort of Executive God, which soon plagues Michael. Jim and Pam (or, “JAP” as Michael refers to them) suck up to Deangelo with baby chat; Kelly unsuccessfully attempts to pass herself off as a hot office nerd; and Andy somehow gets a rep as the office funny guy, which he lives up to with pathetic measures.
Once Deangelo decides to take charge – by asking Erin to not use her name while answering the phone – Michael gets peeved. It seems to finally dawn on him he is being replaced and things while change once he moves to Colorado. And besides, anyone who threatens his cool factor is a threat.
After an ugly patch in which Michael attempts to serve peanut butter and jelly sandwiches – his mother’s recipe – to the staff, knowing of Deangelo’s peanut allergy, he and the new boss make up, giving new definition to “man hug.” It remains to be seen whether the two will continue to get along.
-Michael: “And to the middles, the unsung heroes. And to moms.”
-Dwight: “Did I want to be made manager? Sure. A great opportunity squandered? Absolutely. A crushing blow? Yes. Will I get over it? Mmm, no. But life goes on. Not for me.”
-Michael (after being deceived by Dwight): “Now I’m gonna have to go online and look at turtles, or I’ll be off the whole day.”
-Michael (to Erin): “Shave me.”
-Darryl: “I love the southwest. It’s one of my favorite regions. I love the desert. It’s one of my favorite ecosystems.”
-Kevin (sporting toupee): “Deangelo, what do you think about bald people? I hate them.”
-Deangelo: “Try answering without your name.” Erin: “Dunder Mifflin, this is… Oh, I like it.”
-Deangelo (to Andy): "Drink some soap!!”
-Deangelo (re: Cece): “I’m telling you, that baby could be the star of a show called, ‘Babies I don’t care about.’”