The Question: In “Office Space,” Milton is obsessed with getting back what?
Mike Judge’s 1999 workplace comedy “Office Space” focuses on the frustration and emotional malaise of employees enduring the office-centric nine-to-five. The film follows three disgruntled employees as they try (and fail) to pull off a high-tech heist on their employer, Initech. Another employee, Milton (Stephen Root), suffers a series of personal and professional slights — the most egregious of which is when his boss takes his red Swingline stapler. Fun fact: Swingline didn’t make red full-size staplers when the film came out, but as the movie’s audience grew, fans began to demand them. The company now offers “Milton’s Swingline Red Stapler” on their website.
The correct answer is His stapler.