The Office (UK)

Season 1 Episode 5

New Girl

Aired Unknown Aug 13, 2001 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary

Brent decides to take on a new secretary despite the spectre of redundancies in the Slough branch. He can choose between some bloke that's turned up for interview and a pretty young blonde. The day is rounded off with a trip to Chasers nightclub...

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  • Not the best episode, but still, it had it good moments...

    Brent is still hiring people, but this time it is "personal": He wants a secretary. He had to candidates, Stuart Foot and Karen Roper. David showed his true personality again, by singing Des'ree, flirting with the female secretary and hiring her at an instant. He was still showing of how he drinks too much with Finch and Gareth, which people actually find stupid...

    The second half was in the nightclub "Chasers" and we saw a lot there...

    Well, well, well, Finch is really a chick-magnet! At first the girls were irritated, but later he managed to flirt with them pretty easily. At the end of the night, he was still kissing the blond girl that he picked up.

    Gareth was also funny, he found a lady which liked him very much. He was kind of uncomfortable with a man watching them kissing, nodding at him without knowing, but the best part was where we learned that the man was the woman's husband and agreed to "include" Gareth in their sex...

    At last, David Brent read a poem to us about Slough and criticized John Betjeman just because he was criticizing Slough for their suburban lives.moreless
  • Funny Fifth Episode

    While it's hardly the best office episode, New Girl definitely has its moments such as the interviewing for the new secretary and Gareth's flirting at the club.

    The fact that David was hiring new people instead of firing the ones he already has was hilarious and probably only something David Brent would try to do. Another great part is that he is actually trying to get with Lindsey, the person he hired in the first place (surprisingly his plan didn't work).

    Overall, this is an episode well worth watching as it also follows on from Tim embarassing himself in the Training episode.moreless
Kiki Kendrick

Kiki Kendrick

Woman Seducing Gareth

Guest Star

Ellen Collier

Ellen Collier

Girl in nightclub

Guest Star

Robin Ince

Robin Ince

Stuart Foot

Guest Star

Yvonne D'Alpra

Yvonne D'Alpra

Joan Reynolds

Recurring Role

Ralph Ineson

Ralph Ineson

Chris 'Finchy' Finch

Recurring Role

Sally Bretton

Sally Bretton


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Tim is walking a drunk David home)
      David: (singing) Life...Oh Life!
      Tim: Shut up!
      David: (singing) Ooh Liiiiife! Oh Life. Doo Doo Doo Doo!
      Tim: Don't do that!

    • David: No, no, sleep with everyone in the office. He's not even a permanent member of staff. I'd have preferred it if you'd slept with Gareth.
      Donna: It wouldn't happen.
      David: Oh Why? 'Cos he didn't go to university?
      Donna: No, 'Cos he's a little weasel-faced arse.
      David: Yeah, you could do worse then Gareth. He hasn't missed one day in this office due to ill health. And don't call my second-in-command an arse-faced weasel, please?
      Donna: A weasel-faced arse.
      David: Same thing.
      Donna: Well no it's not. Gareth would you rather have a face like an arse or a face like a weasel?
      Gareth: A weasel probably.

    • Lindsey: So the only reason you've been talking to me is because you want to shag me?
      David: Yeah, and from behind, because your breath stinks of onions.
      (Lindsey slaps him)

    • (Trying to pick up girls)
      Gareth: Condoms come in all different flavours now, don't they? Like strawberry and curry and that. Do you like curry?

    • Chris Finch: Who wants a Finch pinch?

    • Gareth: When cherries are red, they're ready for plucking, when girls are 16, they're ready for f--
      David: Gareth!

    • David: If you see three debauched drunkards in the corner, keep away from us! No, come over, come over. The drinks will be on me. In me!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music playing at Chasers: "Out of Your Mind" by Truesteppers/Victoria Beckham, "Get Get Down" by Paul Johnson, "Spinning Around" by Kylie Minogue, "Ebeneezer Goode" by The Shamen, "Macarena" by Los Del Río, "Rendez-Vu" by Basement Jaxx, "Oops I did it again" by Britney Spears and "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, "Don't You Want Me" Felix.


    • David: Who am I, then, Dixon of Dock Green?
      Stuart Foot: What?
      David: "Evening, all".
      Dixon of Dock Green was a popular BBC television series that ran from 1955 to 1976. Jack Warner played PC George Dixon, an old-style British a policeman, who always began with the greeting, "Evening, all".