The Office

Season 1 Episode 6

Hot Girl

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 26, 2005 on NBC
8.7
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When an attractive woman, Katy, comes to the office to solicit her purses, all of the male staffers vie for her affection. Pam struggles with whether or not to be jealous of Katy's attention.

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  • Season 1 Finale

    8.0
    As far as season finales go, this could've been done better. However, considering that this was a short season, this was pretty decent. A staple of this series is Michael's awkwardness. This time it's around women. Steve Carell does a great job of playing Michael in this episode in that while his comments are mean is played off as funny. I like that he tries so hard at not trying to be cool around Katy. The joke that Jim played on Dwight was hilarious. The "commentary" on that Jim and Pam did while Dwight was trying to impress was also good. It remained me of early That 70's Show episodes. There was a great shoot of Pam seeing Jim with Katy was good acting by Jenna Fischer.

    While not a great way to end the season, this was a funny episode.moreless
  • A beautiful woman named Katy (Amy Adams) arrives at the office and the male staff members try to get her affection

    10
    I thought that this was an excellent episode of "The Office" and it's probably the best episode of Season 1. I am so happy that Amy Adams guest stars in this episode because she is sure a beautiful woman and I would try to impress her if I were one of the male staff members LOL. Anyways, she did a great job at the role of Katy. The male staff members trying to get Katy's affection was so hilarious in this episode. The coffee topic that Michael made in this episode was also very funny. Kevin telling Pam that Katy is prettier than Pam and then Pam says "Kevin, that's a very rude thing to say" was hilarious. Dwight was hilarious in this episode as well. It was very funny when he asked out Katy and then Katy told him "no". Jim seems to make Katy laugh and smile and he asks her to a dinner and a movie and she says "yes". Pam starts to be jealous of Jim going out to dinner and a movie with Katy which shows that Pam was a little bit of feelings for Jim even though she is already engaged to Roy. Overall, an excellent episode of "The Office". 10/10moreless
  • 106

    8.5
    A good season finale, definitely underrated. I think everyone got upset because this wasn't the typical big season finale with the big cliffhanger, but this episode didn't have to have a huge cliffhanger, it managed to keep things opened for the next season without having an over the top finale, which was good. Plus this is a new show, who knew if they would even get picked up for a following season. They played it safe, which is sometimes good.



    Amy Adams did good in this episode, she served well as someone to reject Dwight or serve a purpose in the Jim, Roy and Pam triangle. This episode was funny but it was missing just something. The whole season Michael was talking about downsizing, it would have been nice if they resolved that plot this season.



    The handbags also served a good purpose considering they played a huge part in this episode, with the interactions of the characters. Great first season finale, not only did it leave possibilities for the new season, but it was funny, which is great.moreless
  • Was unable to search for this episode at work for obvious reasons..

    7.5
    In the season finale, The office is thrown into chaos when an attractive handbag saleswoman occupies the conference room and humiliation and heartbreak ensue when the office lads compete for her affections.



    This episode is the last piece in the drab groundwork of the show with season 2 and beyond being the gleaming building placed upon it. We say goodbye to the murky and depressing texture and tone, the hyperactive, nasty and poorly presented Michael, the underused background staff and the show's aim being "realism" which will later shift to "funniness". However it is the absence of all those future improvements which plague the first season and the episode.



    While the jokes can be labelled as funny they do little more than offer a momentary relief from the dinginess that this episode inundates us with and for the most part they rely more on the pathos of the characters which of course detracts from the laughs. To add to the glum vibe is an indicator that Pam and Jim's flirty friendship may never be more than that with the sturdy hold Pam's beefy boyfriend has on her and Jim's womanizing as a diversion from expressing how he really feels. This episode certainly offers the most sympathetic glimpse of Michael in the first season; we realise he is a deeply lonely person with his abrasive style stemming from social ineptness as opposed to deep-seated malice. This is also the first episode to end with one of Michael's attempts at a philosophical monologue which become prevelant in the seasons to follow and foreshadow the calmer and likeable person he is soon to become.



    Steve Carrell's Michael is once again the acting standout with his innate ability to be very broad but subtle in his performance, compared to him most other supporting actors come off as straightforward and unmemorable, yes even Rainn Wilson who I don't think emerges from his wooden cocoon until the first episode of the next season. Amy Adams is very successful in her guest appearence despite having a very limited persona to work with and spending most of the time looking into the camera bewildered. All in all, Hot Girl is a solid send-off to the first season. While it may appear unsatisfactory and stifled by the standards of the later productions, it's an entertaining look back in The Office's 7 year history at a little show that developed into a global phenomenon.moreless
  • Lackluster season finale, but I suppose it can be blamed on its short episode load.

    8.0
    I suppose anytime there's six episodes in a season of a show, the season finale can't be expected to be explosive or cliffhanger-ish.. but as for The Office, it was just kind of an anti-climax. The episode had funny moments, but it didn't really seem like much was happening at all.



    I do have to admit that one of my favorite lines of the entire show is in this episode: the moment where Katy walks into The Office, and Dwight says "Look out.." and then proceeds to say that there are "c**ks in the henhouse," to which Michael replies by telling him not to say that word. The awkwardness of the scene lead to it being so hilarious.



    Amy Adams also seemed to fit well on the show. Some guest stars just don't seem fit for the style of The Office, but she jumped right in and proved to be a good supporting character, or at least a good guest star.



    Overall, Season 1 did a good job of creating interest in the show. It didn't have the greatest episodes, but either way, it did a good enough job of interesting key plot points that would carry on to the rest of the seasons.moreless
Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Katy

Guest Star

Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Lapin

Recurring Role

David Denman

David Denman

Roy Anderson

Recurring Role

Oscar Nunez

Oscar Nunez

Oscar Martinez

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Jim drives a red Toyota Corolla with the license plate number 6297-CKN.

    • When Michael introduces Katy to Toby, they find they both went to Bishop O'Hara (High School). Bishop O'Hara is a Catholic high school on E. Drinker St. in neighboring Dunmore, PA. As of January 2007, it is now named Holy Cross High School.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • (to Jim about the hot saleswoman, Katy)
      Roy: I'd be all over that if I wasn't dating Pam.
      Pam: We're not dating, we're engaged.

    • Jim: Pam and I are good buddies. I'm sort of Pam's go-to guy for her problems. You know, with stuff like work, or uh, her fiancé, Roy, or uh.... (thinking of a third problem) Nope, those are pretty much her only two problems.

    • Michael: All right girls, break it up, you're being infiltrated. Cock in the hen house.
      Dwight: Cocks in the hen house.
      Michael: Don't say "cocks."

    • Pam: It's nice having Katy around. It's another person for Michael to um, interact with.

    • Michael: What's the um, saying once they're laughing, there, that's. Once they're laughing that's 50% of them being horizontal. So. Not that I'm- I'm just- Not that that's my... that's what I'm trying to do but I think it helps. It kind of melts the ice. Breaks the ice. Melts. Breaks the ice and melts them. Melts their hearts.

    • Kevin: Well, what is your type?
      Jim: Moms, primarily. Yup, soccer moms, single moms, NASCAR moms. Any type of mom, really.
      Roy: That's disgusting.
      Kevin: Stay away from my mom.
      Jim: Too late, Kev.

    • Michael: I live by one rule. No office romances. No way, very messy, inappropriate, no. But...I live by another rule. Just do it. Nike.

    • Michael: Do I have a special someone? Well, yeah of course. A bunch of them. My employees. If I had to choose between a one-night stand with some stupid cow I'd pick up at a bar, and these people, I'd pick them every time. Because with them, it is an every-day stand and I still know their names in the morning.

    • Kevin: So, are you jealous 'cause there's another girl around?
      Pam: No.
      Kevin: She's prettier than you, though.

    • (Michael is showing Katy around and tries to interrupt Oscar)
      Oscar: I'm on the phone.
      Michael: Oh, ooh, ooh, Oscar the grouch. Right? I thought of that. Yeah.
      Katy: That was on Sesame Street.
      Michael: I know, I know, I know... I made the connection. Can you believe he'd never heard that before he worked here?

    • Roy: (about Katy) Why don't you get on that?
      Jim: She's not really my type.
      Roy: What are you, gay?
      Jim: (thinks about it) I don't think so, nope.

    • Dwight: The purse girl hits everything on my checklist: creamy skin, straight teeth, curly hair, amazing breasts. Not for me, for my children. The Schrutes produce very thirsty babies.

    • Michael: Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office. It's a drug. It is quite literally a drug, that speeds people up. It's not the only drug that speeds people up. You hear stories about Dunder-Mifflin in the eighties before everybody knew how bad cocaine was. Gah, man, did they move paper!

    • Ryan: (cleaning out Michael's car) What about this bottle of power drink?
      Michael: What flavor?
      Ryan: Blue.
      Michael: Blue's not a flavor.
      Ryan: It says, "Flavor: Blue Blast."
      Michael: Ooh, Blue Blast! Yes, put that in the trunk.

    • Pam: Michael.
      Michael: Pam!
      Pam: Hey, there's-
      Michael: Burger with cheese!
      Pam: There's a person here-
      Michael: And fries!
      Pam: There's a-
      Michael: And shake! What, go ahead.
      [Pause]

    • Pam: There's a person here who wants to sell handbags.
      Michael: No, no, no. No vendors in the office, that is a distraction.
      Pam: Okay, I told her you'd talk to her, at least.
      Michael: Pam, Pam, come on, I'm busy. So just tell her to go away.
      Pam: Okay.
      [Pam leaves. Michael sees the "hot girl"]
      Michael: Alright, I'll talk to her.

    • Jan: We've created an incentive program to increase sales. At the end of the month, you can reward your top seller with a prize worth up to a thousand dollars.
      Michael: Whoa, how-de-ho, wow, a thousand big ones. That's cool. Do I, uh, do I get to pick the prize?
      Jan: Uh, yes, yes, you can.
      Michael: Um, question. Does top salesman include, uh, people who were at one time, ah, such outstanding salesman that they've been promoted to-
      Jan: No, Michael, no, you-you can't win this prize.
      [Pause]
      Michael: I didn't mean me.

    • Michael: Wow, look at you. You are a…You're like the new and improved Pam. Pam 6.0.

    • Michael: First we have to do is figure out what motivates people more than anything else.
      Dwight: Sex.
      Michael: It's illegal, can't do that, next best thing?
      Dwight: Torture.
      Michael: Da, come on Dwight, help me out here, that's just stupid.

  • NOTES (3)

    • The German episode title is "Sexy Katy". The French title is "La Fille canon", and the spanish title is "Chica caliente", both exact translations. The Italian title is "Pazzy per Katy", meaning "Crazy for Katy".

    • According to producer Greg Daniels, Starbucks was concerned with the use of its name in this episode.

    • Due to low ratings, the show was on the bubble for a second season.

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