Season 1 Episode 3

Office Party

Aired Tuesday 10:30 PM Jul 12, 2005 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • Paul Rudd makes an appearance in the Stella short "The Woods". He also co-stars as "Andy" in the Michael Showalter and David Wain vehicle "Wet Hot American Summer" and in Michael Showalter's "The Baxter".

    • Sam Rockwell makes an appearance in the Stella short "Bored" as a degenerate pizza delivery boy.

  • Quotes

    • Michael Showalter: The hour grows late, so we'll take our leave.

    • Michael Showalter: We should go to that company picnic of theirs and show those guys who the real losers are. Them. Them are the real losers.

    • David Wain: We won't be needing these.
      Greg: But...?
      David Wain: But, but what Greg? Chicken butt? Is that what it is Greg?

    • Michael Showalter: Today's global economy waits for no man.
      Michael Ian Black: Interconnectivity...
      Michael Ian Black: Synergy...
      Michael Showalter: Synchronicity...
      Michael Showalter: Zenyatta Mondatta...
      Michael Ian Black: The Dream of the Blue Turtles...
      Michael Showalter: Simon and Garfunkle's Greatest Hits.

    • David Wain: Observe what I do with this large jar of applesauce.
      (David pours the applesauce down his pants.)

    • Michael Ian Black: America is the greatest country in the world. Think of all the great things that have come from America...
      Michael Showalter: Rugby.
      David Wain: Chicken tikka marsela.
      Michael Ian Black: Chinese people.
      Michael Showalter: ASS!
      David Wain: (in a British accent) Harry Potter.
      Michael Ian Black: Rubber balls and liquor.
      Michael Showalter: Then I say something.

    • (As they are building a card tower)

      Michael Showalter: Queen of hearts.
      David Wain: Queen of hearts.
      Michael Ian Black: Queen of... farts.
      (They giggle)

    • Jim: Hiring you based on your performance at the potato sack race was the worst decision I ever made!

    • Michael Ian Black: Today's global business climate is like... Whatever dude.

    • Michael Ian Black: I take my coffee the same way I take my women: Strong. Black. And proud.

  • Notes

    • The song played during the games montage is "Higher and Higher," by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren. The musical team scored the State comedy troupe movie "Wet Hot American Summer," and this song was used in a similar "generic '80s montage." Michael, Michael, and David were part of the State, as was guest star Joe Lo Truglio. Guest star Paul Rudd also starred in "Wet Hot American Summer"--as Michael Showalter's nemesis.

  • Allusions

    • The song "Higher and Higher" by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren is a reference to the film "Wet Hot American Summer"