The Office

Season 3 Episode 18


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 22, 2007 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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!.

  • Quotes

    • Michael: Alright, ready? Come on guys, early worm gets the....worm
      Jim: Another worm? Like...are they friends?

    • 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.

    • Dwight: Do you ever watch Battlestar Galactica?
      Guy: No.
      Dwight: No? Then you are an idiot.

    • Dwight: Oh! You know that line on the top of the shrimp? That's feces.

    • Pam: Hey, Michael left early, so a bunch of us are gonna go to Poor Richard's for happy hour. You should come.
      Roy: I... can't. My brother just unloaded the jet skis and took a bath, so we're gonna go get hammered.
      Pam: Okay, well, we're going to a bar.

    • Pam: I've decided that I'm going to be more honest. I'm going to start telling people what I want, directly. So, look out, world, 'cause... old Pammy is getting what she wants. And... don't call me "Pammy!"

    • Pam: Kevin, you and Stacy set a date yet?
      Kevin: Yeah.
      Kelly: Oh, my God, when is it?
      Kevin: It's complicated. I would appreciate some space on this!

    • Michael: Our first fight. If this is about what happened in the bathroom there was no place to cuddle...
      Jan: I feel sick.
      Michael: You didn't have any of the potato salad did you?

    • (Michael confessional at the party)
      Michael: Rachel thinks that I brought homemade potato salad, and I just picked it up at the supermarket. It's funny; I wish I could make potato salad that good; it's just potatoes and mayonnaise. There's something wrong with Jan.

    • Creed: I run a small fake ID company from my car with a laminating machine that I swiped from the sheriff's station.

    • (in confessional before the party)
      Jan: I am taking a calculated risk. What's the upside? I overcome my nausea, fall deeply in love, babies, normalcy, no more self-loathing. Downside, I, uh date Michael Scott publicly and collapse in on myself like a dying star.

    • (Michael in a straight-jacket and chains with his hair disheveled.)
      Michael: I cannot tell you how I plan to escape other than by using magic. That is the magician's code. Separately, on an unrelated note, if you happen to find a small brass key…

    • Michael: A lot of people think that magic camp is just for kids. And that's why so many other people in my class were kids…self-fulfilling prophecy. It's, um, really for anybody with a dream and a belief in magic, and a little extra time after school.

  • Notes

    • The French episode title is "Cocktails", and the Spanish title is "Cócteles". 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.

    • Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby, wrote this episode and it aired on his 40th birthday.

  • Allusions

    • 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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