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Branch Wars 

Michael and Dwight try to play a prank on Karen, who is now manager of the Utica branch, after she tries to steal Stanley from the Scranton office. Meanwhile, Pam, Toby, and Oscar start their own exclusive office book club.


Joss Whedon


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Mindy Kaling | 2 more credits »

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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 (credit only)
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor (credit only)
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin


When Michael finds out that Karen, now the regional manager at the Dunder Mifflin Utica branch, is taking Stanley, he devises a plan to take Dwight and trick Jim into driving to the Utica branch and dressing up as warehouse workers to steal their industrial machine. Meanwhile back at the office, Pam, Oscar, and Toby created the Finer Things Club which is a book club, which Andy and others want to access to. Written by James Hake

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Release Date:

1 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the meeting of the Finer Things Club, the teapot on the table is the one Pam received from Jim in S2Ep10 "Christmas Party". See more »


When Dwight throws Jim's cellphone through the window, the view from the front seat shows foliage alongside the freeway, whereas the closeup in the backseat shows a stone wall and a surface street. See more »


[Jim talking to Michael and Dwight over the walkie-talkie]
Jim Halpert: All right, Great Scott, if you found that choking hazard poster, just head on home.
Michael Scott: [over walkie] We've got something far better, their crown jewel. Their industrial copier.
Jim Halpert: Isn't that thing huge?
Dwight Schrute: It's enormous, but it's got wheels. We're wheeling it down the hall into the stairwell. Get the car ready, keep the engine running.
Jim Halpert: No. That is a terrible idea. Don't do this.
[Michael screams over the walkie as there is loud crashing heard, too]
Michael Scott: [...]
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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15 January 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Office

Branch Wars

Usually the boys outing is hilarious but this one turned out to be a bummer and as far as the office drama goes; it was okayish enough to qualify.

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