The Office

Season 2 Episode 15

Boys and Girls

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 02, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • (Conversation with Jim after Pam decided not to do the internship in New York)
      Jim: So you're not doing it.
      Pam: How did you know?
      Jim: Why not?
      Pam: Just, like, no big reason. Just a bunch of little reasons.
      Jim: Come on.
      Pam: Roy's right, there's no guarantee that it's going to lead to anything anyway.
      Jim: Roy said that.
      Pam: What? And you have something you wanna say?
      Jim: You gotta take a chance on something sometime, Pam. I mean, do you want to be a receptionist here, always?
      Pam: Oh, excuse me, I'm fine with my choices.
      Jim: You are?
      Pam: Yeah.

    • Dwight: Yeah and then they make you drive them to church the next morning, like gas ain't free.

    • Jim: How are the girls?
      Pam: Good. We watched a video about our changing bodies.
      Jim: Really?

    • (Conversation in the warehouse after Kevin had warned Jim that Roy probably knows about Jim's "old" crush on Pam)
      Roy: Jim...Halpert! Hey uh, I uh, you know, heard there was a rumor going around about you used to have a crush on Pam.
      Jim: Oh, no no no...
      Roy: No n-no, it's cool 'cause I know you're a good guy and I know that that crush ended a long time ago. So, you know, we're cool. Alright?
      Jim: Yeah. Nope, yeah. Definitely.
      Roy: You know, I'm- It's great with me, that way- I'm glad she has a friend at work she can get through the day with. That way she's not all, "Bah bah bah bah," you know, when she gets home.
      Jim: Yeah, I like talking to her too.

    • Dwight: It's a terrible idea.
      Jim: What is?
      Dwight: Them in there all together. They stay in there too long, they're gonna get on the same cycle. Wreak havoc on our plumbing.

    • Jan: Why don't we all go around the table and say something that we know we're good at? I'll will start, I am good at public speaking.
      Meredith: Hi, I'm Meredith, and I'm an alc-... good at supplier relations.
      Jan: Great, Phyllis.
      Phyllis: I'm good at computer stuff. E-mails, spreadsheets, all that.
      Angela: Really?
      Phyllis: I don't know? I thought that...

    • Michael: Everyone. Guys, circle up, please. Come on over. Bring your chairs. Toby? Come on over. You're a guy, too... sort of.

    • Dwight: Michael wants us to bond so we need topics for conversation.
      Jim: Ponies.
      Dwight: No.
      Ryan: How about rainbows?
      Dwight: No.
      Jim: Flowers.
      Dwight: No.
      Ryan: Makeup.

    • Kevin: I bet Roy heard about you liking Pam. I bet he'll try to beat you up.
      Jim: Thanks for the heads up, Kev.
      Kevin: I got your back if he does...but try to stay out of it.

    • Michael: What is more important than quality? Equality.

    • Michael: Pizza is the great equalizer. RIch people love pizza, poor people love pizza. White people love pizza, black people love pizza. .....Do black people love pizza?

    • (In a "Women in the Workplace" meeting, Jan told the ladies that they should dress for the job they want, not the job they have.)
      Angela: Apparently, from the way Jan dresses, she wants to be a whore.

    • Jan: I don't know what you're doing here, Michael.
      Michael: We're just having a little "Guys in the Workplace" thing. Why can't boys play with dolls? Why does society force us to use urinals when sitting down is far more comfortable?

    • Daryl: You don't feel us. How can you?
      Dwight: Not literally.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.