The Office

Boys and Girls

Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 2/2/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Jan holds a "Women in the Workplace" seminar at Dunder Mifflin for the paper company's female employees. Michael, feeling more than a bit left out, decides to have his own "seminar" when he takes the male workers down to the warehouse.

  • Cast & Crew
  • B.J. Novak

    Ryan Howard

  • Jenna Fischer

    Pam Beesly

  • John Krasinski

    Jim Halpert

  • Rainn Wilson

    Dwight Schrute

  • Steve Carell

    Michael Scott

  • Fan Reviews (15)
  • Michael and Jan have a gender appreciation day

    By Lostindharma, Sep 02, 2012

  • boys and girls

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 27, 2010

  • On of the best

    By ScreamingViking, May 24, 2007

  • A day of discontent, and a glimpse into Pam's motivations.

    By Cordelia27, Nov 06, 2006

  • "If they stay in there too long, they're gonna get on the same cycle. Wreak havoc on our plumbing."

    By sophistiquated, Sep 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Michael: Is it good to be back? Yeah. I mean, I love the guy stuff, but to run an office you need men and women. You know why? Because you need to have that crazy sexual tension to keep things interesting.

    • Michael: You may look around and see two groups here; white collar, blue collar. But I don't see it that way, and you know why not? Because I am collar-blind.

    • Roy: I hate it when girls insist on taking them out to new restaurants every weekend night and then they're like, "When are we gonna go out on a DATE date?"

    • Jan: Sports metaphors are one of the ways women feel left out of the language of the office. Now, I know this might sound silly, but many women ask to go over it. Fumble means... Meredith: Slip. Jan: Right. Par for the course is a golf term; it means right on track. Below par means worse. Wait, that should mean better, that doesn't make sense... Kelly: What about second base? Like if Michael said he got to second base with you, does that mean you, like, closed a deal? Jan: Excuse me? Kelly: I mean, that's a baseball term, right? Jan: I don't know what Michael was talking about... (Kelly winks to camera)

    • Michael: We are going to learn how a warehouse works. Oh, I think this is going to work out great. Because managing the warehouse is a very important part of my job and I haven’t been there in months.

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    Notes (5)

    • The French episode title is "Garçons contre Filles", meaning "Boys Against Girls". The Italian title is "Riunioni pericolose", meaning "Dangerous Meetings". The Spanish title is "Chicos y chicas", an exact translation.

    • Music: "Southern Takeover" by Chamillionaire

    • Deleted scenes: After discussing guns with Roy, Dwight brought in his spud gun and accidentally broke a window with it; Roy physically confronts Jim for pushing Pam to take the internship.

    • Beginning with this episode, Melora Hardin and David Denman are credited as main stars when they appear.

    • Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey originally had the idea for this episode. This was because they were both secretaries and had to attend similar seminars.

    Allusions (4)

    • Dwight says, "There was this film that I saw when I was little. It was about a kid who goes on the most incredible adventure. And even though it was really great, and she had a great time, she ends up back home in Kansas and says 'there's no place like home.' And that's how I feel right now. There is no place... like home. What the hell was that movie called? Uh, it's gonna drive me crazy." The film Dwight is referring to is the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. In this movie Dorothy Gale takes a magical journey to the land of Oz only to realize there's no place like home.

    • Michael tells the women, "You've come a long way, baby," borrowing from the Virginia Slims ads of the '70s which were supposed to honor the "Women's Lib" generation with their very own empowering cigarette brand.

    • Michael writes a division problem on the chalk board in the warehouse and says “just in case there’s somebody down here who shouldn’t be. A little Good Will Hunting Situation.” In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting’s knowledge was figured out from him solving problems left on a chalk board in the halls of MIT.

    • Michael: ...the Ally McBeal woman, as I like to call her... A reference to quirky lawyer Ally McBeal and the show of the same name.

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