The Office


Season 3, Ep 18, Aired 2/22/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael and Jan reveal their hushed romance while attending a cocktail party at David Wallace's home. During the party, Jim finally meets Karen's ex. Meanwhile, the rest of the office staff booze it up during happy hour.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Angela Kinsey

    Angela Martin

  • B.J. Novak

    Ryan Howard

  • Brian Baumgartner

    Kevin Malone

  • David Denman

    Roy Anderson

  • Jenna Fischer

    Pam Beesly

  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • the love contract

    By Lostindharma, Nov 11, 2012

  • 318

    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 06, 2010

  • This episode was yet another great addition to an outstanding season.

    By HoseJob, Feb 23, 2007

  • Oh wow! Loved it!

    By waiyumeiwei, Feb 23, 2007

  • This episode "Cocktails" showed both the growth and obstacles between Michael and Jan's relationship while adding comedy.

    By emilytriz, Mar 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Michael: Why are we going in the bathroom? I thought this was where you like your privacy. Jan: Shut up.

    • David Wallace: (handing a scotch) This was a gift from Lee Iacocca. Twenty year old, single malt, scotch. Michael: (toasts) Here is to Mr. Iacocca, and his failed experiment, the De Lorean.

    • Dwight: Oh, good, you're up. Hey, who makes this chair? Kid: I don't know, it was here when I was born. Dwight: Hmm... I want one. It's a really good solid construction, it's comfortable. (knocks the chair)What is this, oak? Kid: I don't know. Dwight: What do you know?

    • Michael: Actually, it's polite to arrive early. And smart. Only really good friends show up early - ergo, de facto, go to a party early, become a really good friend.

    • Roy: They gonna call the cops? Kenny: No, I paid 'em off. Roy: Jet ski money? Kenny: All of it. Roy: I am gonna kill Jim Halpert.

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    Notes (6)

    • The French episode title is "Cocktails", and the Spanish title is "C√≥cteles". The Italian title is "Cocktail party".

    • Music: "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry; "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas

    • Guest star Owen Daniels is the son of show-runner Greg Daniels.

    • Though credited, Phyllis Smith does not appear in this episode.

    • Poor Richard's Pub is an actual pub in Scranton. The pub has been mentioned several times throughout the show. In a strange bit of irony, the owner of the real Poor Richard's Pub doesn't like the show.

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    Trivia (4)

    • The exterior of David Wallace's house looks nothing like it did back in "Branch Closing".

    • Dwight sits in the front with Michael on the way to the party despite declaring in "Traveling Salesman" that he only sits in the back to avoid injury in an accident.

    • Karen mentions that one of her fellow co-workers was in anger management. This refers to Andy, who was sent to anger management after punching a hole in the office wall in the episode "The Return". His disappearance is not explained in "The Return", but it is explained in the deleted scenes of that episode.

    • The drinking game that is played at the bar is called Up Jenkins!.

    Allusions (1)

    • Dwight tells Michael that he would escape by dislocating his shoulder, referring to a scene from Richard Donner's 1989 movie, Lethal Weapon 2.

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