"The Banker" (alternately titled, "Clip Show") is the fourteenth episode of the sixth season of "The Office" and the 114th episode overall. It was written by Jason Kessler and was directed by Jeffrey Blitz, who directed Stress Relief and Business Ethics. It aired on January 21, 2010, and was partially a clip show. It was viewed by 7.29 million people.
An investment banker comes to Scranton to perform a "due diligence" check on Dunder Mifflin to verify that the company can be purchased without any hidden liabilities. Michael is devoted to making the branch look good, including replacing Stanley Hudson with an attractive young man and having Dwight pose as the branch HR representative. The second ruse is exposed when Toby returns to his desk, however. The banker asks Toby about any misconduct in the company (for example, time wasting), and after every question, several flashbacks are shown from previous episodes regarding the topic being discussed. Toby admits to the documentary crew that he doesn't want to lie, "and I don't want to tell the truth."
Michael comes to talk to the banker. When the banker asks a question about if anyone is near retirement age, Michael and Toby awkwardly look at each other and flashbacks of Creed are shown. Dwight eavesdrops on the banker checking back with the main office and begins to get suspicious that the banker may not sign off on the deal.
Over Toby's objection, Michael brings up that many people in the office have been in sexual relationships. Scenes of many office relationships are shown.
After the banker leaves, Michael expresses sympathy for the banker because he must determine the value of the office. Michael says that he doesn't care about the banker's opinion. Everyone waits for the banker to say he'll buy the company, however, it never happens.
Michael had "helmet hair" in this episode (flat and compressed), thanks to the helmet he wore while riding the Segway. The practical reason for this is that actor Steve Carell had just returned from filming a movie for which he had his hair cut very short.
Ryan Howard still works inside the closet in the break room.
Most of the office didn't have lines and was the first episode where Jim Halpert had no lines
When the flashback to the hot dog eating contest from Beach Games in Season 3, Michael tells Phyllis to "dip it in the water so it'll slide down your gullet more easily," to which everyone responds, "That's what she said!" However, in Beach Games, no one says anything in response.
Michael's parking space reads "Employee of the Month" which was introduced in Scott's Tots. Michael expressed how much he wanted to win Employee of the Month to Jim, who told him it wasn't possible because he was a branch co-manager.
Michael refers to a picture of Stanley's daughter as "hot" and "center-fold" and says that he enjoys staring at it. ("Sexual Harassment")
Pam walks in on Michael while he is changing in his office. ("Fun Run")
Toby asks Meredith to pull down her skirt, one of her breasts falls out, and then she pulls it up to reveal she isn't wearing any undergarments. ("Casual Friday")
Michael hugs and kisses Phyllis after one of Packer's jokes offended her. ("Sexual Harassment")
Dwight thinks that Meredith's vagina was removed during her hysterectomy. ("Health Care")
Michael declares he will no longer tell jokes or forward jokes by email, his "retirement from comedy" including "that's what she said", then Jim gets him to immediately break it when he provokes him with many "that's what she said" lines. ("Sexual Harassment")
Kevin asks Michael why he got the Christmas tree so big, and Michael answers, "That's what she said." ("Christmas Party")
The doctor asks if Michael's foot is "red, or swollen" and Dwight answers, "That's what she said." ("The Injury")
Michael adds a "that's what she said" after he asks about a "Phyllis-Angela dispute" and Angela replies "You already did me." ("Conflict Resolution")
Michael directs Phyllis to dip her hot dog in the water so it will slide down her gullet more easily, and several employees remark with "that's what she said." ("Beach Games")