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The Coup 

Michael is in trouble once again as Jan busts him for declaring it's "Movie Monday" where everyone watches a movie and neglects work. Angela pushes Dwight to make a move on Michael's job while Pam and Jim find creative ways to waste time.

Director:

Greg Daniels

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Paul Lieberstein | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson
David Denman ... Roy Anderson
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
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Storyline

An office power play ensues when ultra-serious Angela, offended by Michael's various antics and his inefficient leadership, leans heavily on Dwight to make a push for Michael's job. Meanwhile, Pam puts on a lunchtime fashion show; and Jim's attempts to play a video game turn deadly---in a virtual sense. Written by Brock A. Zimmerman

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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In preparation, Rashida Jones "took some serious Call of Duty" lessons from the writers, as they all play the online game. See more »

Goofs

When Dwight calls Jan for a meeting, she states that she has already driven an hour (or about halfway to NYC). She tells him she is not turning around to come back. Dwight tells her to stop at an outlet store at mile marker 40 as we are led to believe that it is in her proximate location. However Scranton is about 45 miles from the NJ state line and traveling 40 miles in to NJ would add another 25 miles to her trip. See more »

Quotes

Michael Scott: [to Dwight] No, seriously, you should have an M&M, they're really good.
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Features Call of Duty (2003) See more »

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The perfect episode
18 March 2017 | by alexanderparthurSee all my reviews

"The Office" had always pushed the limits of American comedy, going above and beyond expectations, however season 3 episode 3, "The Coup", is by far the most beautiful, well written, stunningly acted, and perfectly made episode in perhaps all of comedy television. The story follows Dwight as he tries to replace Michael's job, and become head manager of the Scranton Branch. It has a beautiful plot and an amazingly comedic, twisted, and blood pumping ending. I wish it was made into a full length feature film movie, and would recommend it to literally anyone.


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