The Office: The Injury
As we well know by now, Michael Scott can be as obnoxious as the next guy (or woman) sitting in the cubicle across from you. However, as a regional manager for Dunder Mifflin, his obnoxiousness is amplified many times over. This week we see that Michael is not exactly the toughest guy when it comes to dealing with pain, although burning his foot on a George Foreman Grill while waiting for his six strips of bacon to cook is kind of a stupid way to hurt yourself.
Michael calls the office and begs for someone to pick him up and take him to work, but no one is exactly jumping at the chance. Finally, Dwight (who else) volunteers to get him, but while leaving the office parking lot, he bangs into a pole and it appears he has hurt himself as well, but he soliders on.
We then see Michael enter the office on crutches with a makeshift bubble wrap around his burned foot. Although he is doing his best to garner sympathy from the staff, he is not very successful. We also notice that Dwight is acting a bit strange, which is a stretch because we all know he is a bit off-kilter to begin with. In fact, Dwight is being personable, and downright nice. Pam is pleasantly surprised, but Jim is not sure to what make of this development.
Michael continues to "struggle" with his injury, claiming that he is disabled and actually gets Billy Merchant, the property office manager, to show up in the conference room. Billy is in a wheelchair, and Michael tries to draw comparisons between his injury and Billy's situation, but no one is making the connection. In fact, Billy ends up poking fun at himself and at Michael. Meanwhile, it appears that Dwight could be suffering from a concussion because he continues to act weird.
Ryan, who was "asked" by Michael to bring him food, has had enough and crushes four extra strength asprins into Michael's pudding to stop the madness. Michael suddenly feels a lot better, but the decision is made to bring Dwight to the hospital because he really is not right. Michael and Dwight both act up in the van while Jim is taking them there, and Jim ends up squirting them from a water bottle to calm them both down.
At the hospital, Dwight is diagnosed with a concussion, and will be brought in for a cAT scan. Michael is still trying to convince the doctor that he is severely injured, but he has no luck. Again we see some of Michael's inner humanity as he goes with Dwight into the cAT scan room, but he still is seeking sympathy by attempting to stick his foot into the machine.
Another solid episode. This show gets better with each and every week. Even Dwight was fairly tame although suffering from a head injury.