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==Summary==
 
==Summary==
The sales staff lets Sabre's new "sales is king" policy get to their heads, frustrating [[Michael Scott|Michael]] and the rest of the non-sales staff. The sales staff are expected to receive new leads from the corporate office and when they arrive, Michael refuses to give them to the sales staff due to their newfound cocky behavior, which earns him the respect of the non-sales staff. After talking on the phone with Gabe Lewis about their attitude, Michael is ordered to hand out the leads. However, he decides to give them to the non-sales staff. They all hide them throughout the office, and [[Jim]] is given a list of clues as to where to find them. [[Erin]] plays the warmer-colder game with [[Andy]], who thinks she is trying to have him touch her chest, only to find leads under the keyboard. Angela forces Phyllis to do unnecessary paperwork. Stanley wins leads from [[Ryan]] and [[Kelly]] by pretending to agree with various points they're making during an argument.
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When [[Michael]] thinks that he sees [[Wikipedia:Johnny Depp|Johnny Depp]], [[Jim]] messes with him and tells him that it is not possible that Michael saw him, but when Michael mentions that Jim thought he saw Roger Clemens, Jim says that he was wrong, too. Michael says that his mailbox said M. Shulman, anyway.
   
When [[Dwight]] returns from a sales call, he is given a clue that leads him to [[Kevin]], who tells him that some of the leads are in the trash. However, the trash is empty, so Dwight checks the dumpster, which is also empty. Michael sees that the garbage truck had emptied the dumpster already, so he and Dwight go to the dump to find them.
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When Michael holds a meeting, [[Stanley]] and [[Dwight]] interrupt Michael, and he says that there is no sales topics for the rest of the meeting, they leave, only wanting to attain the $50,000 leads that [[Sabre (company)|Sabre]] bought them. Michael explains that the salesmen in the office are letting the Sabre, "Sales is King" policy go to their heads, and the rest of the office is getting mad at them, because they are supposed to watch the salesmen get leads, while they don't get anything.
   
Meanwhile, the sales staff acknowledge their cocky behavior and plan to offer the non-sales staff some pastries and 2% of their commissions. However, before mentioning their commissions offer, the non-sales staff seem to be just happy with the pastries and they accept their apology, so the sales staff withholds their commissions offer. At the dump trying to find the leads, Michael calls Dwight out on his cocky behavior and the two start throwing trash at each other until they get exhausted. Instead, they bring a beanbag chair back to the office for their own uses.
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[[Dwight]] comes into Michael's office, and asks Michael b
 
At the end of the episode, Andy and Erin try to look for the leads at the dump after work. When Erin gives Andy her jacket when he gets cold, he tells her that she's the nicest person he's ever met and kisses her.
 
   
 
==Cultural references==
 
==Cultural references==
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* Jim teases Michael by suggesting that his neighbor's name is ''M. Night Shulman''. [[Wikipedia:M. Night Shyamalan|M. Night Shyamalan]] is a filmmaker and screenwriter who grew up and lives in Pennsylvania and films nearly all his movies in that state.
 
* Jim teases Michael by suggesting that his neighbor's name is ''M. Night Shulman''. [[Wikipedia:M. Night Shyamalan|M. Night Shyamalan]] is a filmmaker and screenwriter who grew up and lives in Pennsylvania and films nearly all his movies in that state.
 
* Dwight tells Michael, ''You couldn't handle my undivided attention'', a reference to the line "You can't handle the truth" from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:A Few Good Men (film)|A Few Good Men]]''.
 
* Dwight tells Michael, ''You couldn't handle my undivided attention'', a reference to the line "You can't handle the truth" from the movie ''[[Wikipedia:A Few Good Men (film)|A Few Good Men]]''.
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* Roger Clemens
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==Deleted Scenes==
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==Quotes==
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''For quotes, see: [[New Leads Quotes]].''
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==Amusing Details==
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* When Michael is in the conference room, it shows how many sales each salesman made. While [[Phyllis]] has the most sales, [[Jim]], [[Dwight]], [[Andy]], and [[Stanley]] are also doing well in sales. However, [[Pam]], is once again doing bad in sales, possibly due to her low sales (She had to make cold calls) or also because she is on maternity leave, and only had three days to make sales.
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* [[Creed]]'s glasses were made for women.
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==Connections to Previous Episodes==
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* Pam also had bad sales numbers in "[[Koi Pond]]," when she was forced to make cold calls with [[Andy]], as the people with the two lowest sales in the office had to do them. She also only doubled her sales from 2 to 4 in "[[Scott's Tots]]."
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The scenes where [[Michael Scott|Michael]], [[Dwight]], [[Andy]], and [[Erin]] are at the dump were actually taken using a green screen.
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* The scenes where [[Michael Scott|Michael]], [[Dwight]], [[Andy]], and [[Erin]] are at the dump were actually taken using a green screen. Many fans noticed this.
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==

Revision as of 01:28, March 21, 2010

"New Leads" is the twentieth episode of the sixth season. It was written and directed by Brent Forrester who wrote, "Mafia," "Blood Drive," and "Business School." It aired on March 18, 2010.

Summary

When Michael thinks that he sees Johnny Depp, Jim messes with him and tells him that it is not possible that Michael saw him, but when Michael mentions that Jim thought he saw Roger Clemens, Jim says that he was wrong, too. Michael says that his mailbox said M. Shulman, anyway.

When Michael holds a meeting, Stanley and Dwight interrupt Michael, and he says that there is no sales topics for the rest of the meeting, they leave, only wanting to attain the $50,000 leads that Sabre bought them. Michael explains that the salesmen in the office are letting the Sabre, "Sales is King" policy go to their heads, and the rest of the office is getting mad at them, because they are supposed to watch the salesmen get leads, while they don't get anything.

Dwight comes into Michael's office, and asks Michael b

Cultural references

  • A lead is a person who has expressed an interest in purchasing a product or service.
  • Johnny Depp is an actor known for roles such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.
  • Cap'n Crunch is a sweetened cereal for children.
  • Jim teases Michael by suggesting that his neighbor's name is M. Night Shulman. M. Night Shyamalan is a filmmaker and screenwriter who grew up and lives in Pennsylvania and films nearly all his movies in that state.
  • Dwight tells Michael, You couldn't handle my undivided attention, a reference to the line "You can't handle the truth" from the movie A Few Good Men.
  • Roger Clemens

Deleted Scenes

Quotes

For quotes, see: New Leads Quotes.

Amusing Details

  • When Michael is in the conference room, it shows how many sales each salesman made. While Phyllis has the most sales, Jim, Dwight, Andy, and Stanley are also doing well in sales. However, Pam, is once again doing bad in sales, possibly due to her low sales (She had to make cold calls) or also because she is on maternity leave, and only had three days to make sales.
  • Creed's glasses were made for women.

Connections to Previous Episodes

  • Pam also had bad sales numbers in "Koi Pond," when she was forced to make cold calls with Andy, as the people with the two lowest sales in the office had to do them. She also only doubled her sales from 2 to 4 in "Scott's Tots."

Trivia

  • The scenes where Michael, Dwight, Andy, and Erin are at the dump were actually taken using a green screen. Many fans noticed this.

Cast

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Guest Cast

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