Jan and Michael drive to the corporate office in New York City to do a deposition for Jan's lawsuit over her dismissal. They rehearse Michael's testimony in the car, and he makes up absurd mnemonic devices so he won't forget what to say. He has also memorized Jan's answers and plans to throw in some \"errs\" and \"ahhs\" for the deposition to appear not so scripted.
At corporate, Michael is (maybe) all set to support Jan during the deposition hearing, but Ryan then takes him aside and urges him to do the right thing and not hurt Dunder Mifflin. Michael agrees and then is left with a terrible conflict. Michael's testimony starts well when he mentions the inappropriate way corporate handled Jan's situation, but his comments about her drinking and about apparent conflicts in statements he made about the nature of their relationship and when it started to cause problems.
Then, to add insult to injury for the second segment of the deposition, Dunder Mifflin's attorney reveals to Michael that Jan gave him a scathing performance review after they had begun dating. In it, she argued that Michael is an unmanageable employee and unfit for his position as branch manager, and should be demoted.
In a last-ditch attempt to win Michael back to her side, Jan has her lawyer read the deposition of David Wallace. From it, Michael, who always felt that he was a front-runner for the job at Corporate, learns that Wallace reluctantly admitted that, while Michael is a nice guy, he was never a serious contender for the job.
Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin) and Michael Scott (Steve Carell) travel to New York City for the deposition of Jan's lawsuit against the company. While Michael originally intends to be a witness against the company, he ends up defending the company. Meanwhile, Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling) talks smack to Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) after Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson) beats Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) in a game of ping pong, prompting Jim to spend the entire day practicing in the conference room.
After his girlfriend Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin) sues her former employer Dunder Mifflin for wrongful termination, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) finds himself forced by Jan to be a witness against his employer. Ryan Howard (B. J. Novak) wants to make sure Michael will not say anything to harm Dunder Mifflin even though Michael is Jan's boyfriend. Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein) comes along as the HR representative, against Michael's protests. The deposition goes well for Jan at first, as she claims that she was terminated due to discrimination over her breast augmentation. To counter evidence that she had a romantic relationship with Michael before they disclosed it to corporate, Jan submits Michael's personal diary, which she brought to the deposition without his knowledge or permission. Likewise, Michael had submitted the leaked topless photo of Jan which was circulated amongst the branch in Back from Vacation, unbeknownst to Jan, angering her. Michael gets further incensed against Jan when he learns that she gave him a scathing performance review after they had begun dating, claiming that he is unfit for his current position and should be demoted to sales. Michael learns he was never a contender when interviewing for Jan's former position at the corporate office, with the CFO insisting repeatedly that he is a nice guy, but ultimately unsuited for the position. Michael defends the company anyway, later stating that \"you expect to get screwed by your company, but you never expect to get screwed by your girlfriend.\" Jan and Michael drive home, clearly angry at each other over the events of the day.
In the scene below, the family is orchestrating a mock trial for an upcoming deposition. Check out the court reporter in the background along with the (William) hung jury.3. Liar Liar (1997)
Look, I get it. The Office has become such a staple in pop culture that it's almost tired, whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual viewer. Michael does something socially ridiculous, Jim looks at the camera and shrugs, that weird guy with the glasses responds outrageously to a prank pulled on him, etc They've made some questionable casting decisions in the past. But I truly believe that there is a valid reason for the show's popularity. I don't pick a lot of editorial battles, but I'm willing to die on this hill. I throw myself at the mercy of the deposition. While I'm at it, below are two more classics that were just a little too awkward to crack the top ten.
Kincaid comes in. She's been helping Stone with research. They talk about whether Swann really has a case; he doesn't, but he could probably win at least an initial ruling before an appeals court overturned it. At the deposition, Swann goes over a vast history of Stone's records and financial history, and mocks Stone's divorce settlement. 59ce067264