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The Sting 

Michael organizes a sting operation to find out the secrets of a rival paper company's salesman who is stealing Dunder Mifflin's clients, and Andy gets Darryl's help to form a band.


Randall Einhorn


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




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
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
Ellie Kemper ... Erin Hannon
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)
Craig Robinson ... Darryl Philbin


When a competing sales associate steals a Dunder Mifflin client, Michael, Jim and Dwight decide to set up a sting to find out his sales secrets. Andy decides to start a band after finding out a friend from college has a successful music career. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

21 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the warehouse, when Kevin offers to sing, Andy replies that they'll save it for a novelty song about frogs. The closing scene shows Andy, Darryl, and Kevin playing that very song about frogs. See more »


In the cold open, Michael is unable to ride Oscar's new bike and seems to have never learned how. However, in the beginning of The Office: A Benihana Christmas, he rides his "new" bike into the office to donate to Toys for Tots. See more »


Michael Scott: Look at that.
Oscar Martinez: Huh?
Michael Scott: Nice!
Oscar Martinez: I love cycling. Andy, I feel like a tourist in my own city. I literally can't wait to wake up every morning.
Pam Beesly: Okay.
Michael Scott: She is a beaut!
Dwight Schrute: Can't beat a horse. A horse is a bike that peddles itself.
Oscar Martinez: Yes, it is.
Michael Scott: Oh, look at that.
[pushing bike]
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References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »


Yakety Yak
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Ed Helms
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Weak Late-season episode
25 October 2018 | by michaelangellcanfieldSee all my reviews

This one and following with Danny character, are bad partly because his character is so pointless and unamusingly written. He's doesn't have the tics that make even the most peripheral Office characters seem funny and real. His purpose is to fill a 1-dimensional role of a smarmy, jerky guy. Boring. The songwriting storyline feels like a cloyingly upbeat way to root for Andy, Kevin, and Darryl, and flesh out their characters in a safely likeable way, while throwing in some obligatory Office quirk to make it seem like it's in keeping with the original feel of the show. At this point in the show, you're either ok with the show adapting to a new feel, or you're not (or you're unaware that it's even happened). I'm not ok with it in general. This episode is emblematic of the weaknesses of the last few seasons.

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