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The Banker 

A banker representing a potential buyer comes to the Scranton branch to interview the H.R. department before the sale goes through.


Jeffrey Blitz


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Jason Kessler | 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
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
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)


A wealthy investor shows and interest in buying-out Dunder Mifflin and, while he visits the Scranton branch, Michael and the office workers go full out in order to impress him. During the visit, Michael reminisces on the good times he has had during his time in the office. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

21 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Clips from 44 individual episodes were used to create more than 50 flashback scenes. See more »


Features The Office: Dunder Mifflin Infinity (2007) See more »


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Performed by Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson
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A needed episode, but could have been done so much better.
27 March 2010 | by darthshark910See all my reviews

OK, so this episode deals with a banker from the company that is buying DM, coming to the Scranton branch to review some things. He begins to interview Toby, who answers his questions and-wh-WHAT?! Why are we being shown scenes from other episodes. Yes, my friends, this is a clip show, which is a staple of any good comedy show. Now, the major problem with this episode is not that it is a clip show, but the way they set it up.

1. There is no transition between present day and the clips, which makes it confusing, because, for the most part, this is a show that takes place in ONE location. This means that we will see Toby and the banker in the annex, and then cut to something happening in the main office. But it's actually a flashback, and there is no way of telling.

2. There were SOOOOOOOO many better ways to set this episode up. I mean, really, just through Toby's memories? Really? In fact, a much better way to set this up would be to actually acknowledge for once that there is supposed to be a camera crew filming their daily office lives. Maybe, we could actually see who is behind the camera, and they would show the characters a tape of some of the events that they have filmed, and we could see the characters reacting to it, which in my opinion would be hilarious.

I love this show, but i consider this to be the worst episode of all time.

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