The Office

Season 3 Episode 22

Women's Appreciation

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 03, 2007 on NBC
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Episode Summary

When Phyllis gets an unexpected eyeful from a flasher, Michael decides to take the women of the office on a special outing. Meanwhile, Dwight and Andy work to track down the flasher.

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  • Phyllis is exposed

    Before I start the episode, I thought the start of this episode like the previous one was pretty funny. This episode and the one before were one of my favorite Dwight and Jim openings.

    Phyllis is a bit traumatized when she gets exposed in the parking lot. This was one of the few times that Michael went over the line when he heard first about it. He realized it when he said what he said to Toby. I did enjoy that you never the actual scene with Phylis in the parking lot. It was funny how fast Dwight spun into action when he heard what happened to Phyllis. I also thought it was funny how Creed thought this was no big deal. Dwight decides to try to find who flashed Phyllis with the help of Andy. This was a great time between them. Anytime Dwight and Andy are together it will always be funny. It was a great shot of Andy when he realized that the drawing of the potential flasher was Dwight with a mustache. Also a great joke by Pam with the drawing. Michael decides to take all the women of the office to a mall for some shopping. This was a great time with Michael and the women. I liked they helped Michael in his decision to break up with Jan. He did the right thing but did the breakup in the worst yet funny way possible. It was a great scene when Jan came into Michael's office when she heard her voice mail. It kind of remained me a bit when Michael came to corporate and Craig one of the other branch managers said he hooked up with Jan. Another funny moment happened when Pam said what Roy would've done if she was flashed by a guy especially if it was Jim. It was funny and awkward at the same time. I also liked that Pam helped fix the tire. The ending where Michael said what would give every women in the office was pretty sweet. When Pam got in the elevator with Jim and Karen it remained me of a earlier scene in season 2. The guy time in the office was entertaining. I thought it was really funny that Creed uses the women's restroom saying it's his only weird thing and he pays dearly for it. I do find it interesting that Karen sent Ryan an e-mail asking if he was single. I only wish that the flasher was actually found. It wasn't even in the deleted scenes. I do think it was probably on the workers for Bob Vance or possibly the Scranton Strangler. More on that later.moreless
  • 322

    A good episode, no one really stole the show here though, I guess the women at the mall was a highlight. Michael demeaning women was quite hilarious and Dwight with his sexual predator lookout, and him not noticing that the guy that Pam drew as the sexual predator was Dwight was absolutely hilarious.

    Angela was probably the funniest out of all the girls, her being uptight and cold was hysterical, I also loved all the references to her being a small person, Meredith driving was also another funny thing. The men in the girls bathroom wasn't very entertaining, and I think they were the weak link here.

    I think the most memorable thing about this episode though was Michael breaking up with Jan via voice mail and Jan hearing it for the first time with Michael in his office, such a great scene. Other than that, nothing much happened, just an episode for laughs.moreless
  • micheal was great in this episode, i love him.

    i don't know about anyone else, but i thought the opening scene was hilarious. when micheal found out that phyliss(i think that's how you spell it) got flashed his reaction made me laugh. "wait, i'm sorry phyliss?" *snorts* "i mean has he seen pam or karen from behind?" haha and when he did that finger thing as his P(i don't know if they block that word out on here), jim's expression was priceless. They also did a great job potraying jim as, well, our classic jim. You would know what i mean if you watch this episode. It definetly will keep you entertained for a half hour.moreless
  • "What do you think of role playing?"

    I thought this episode would be a filler from the title and synopsis, but it turned out to be one of the funniest episodes I've seen in this series. Dwight and the flasher ordeal was executed flawlessly, with Pam screwing with Dwight's head in one of the funniest ways we've seen. A Jim/Dwight intro to the show is always welcome, as them two have some of the best on screen chemistry in the show.

    Micheal comes clean about Jan, and shows that there is more to him afterall, further developing his character. Yes, he's still a moron, but a moron who doesn't like to wear the dress when role playing. Jan's feature on the show was hilarious, with Mike breaking up with her on voicemail, then agreeing to go out for dinner before Jan hears the voicemail and storms out of the office. The roller coaster ride that is them continues.

    Pam/Karen/Jim's love triangle continues to develop, and viewers can only be left to wonder what will actually pan out. Both girls are nice and seem great fits for Jim, so it will lead for an intense conclusion. Overall, I laughed so hard in this episode, I downloaded it to watch it again. Stanley in the woman's bathroom was more than enough for me to watch this episode again.moreless
  • "Michael...come over after work today, okay? I miss your...body."

    Here's another great office episode for you, Phyllis gets flashed, Michael Laughs at it, Calls Pam fat, breaks up with Jan, takes the office women to victoria's secret, and we find out, Michael can't even change a flat tire. And the saddest part of them all...Michael is the woman in their relationship. I mean come on -- Jan likes to videotape them doing it and play it back for her therapist? How messed up is that? And Michael likes to do the kissing and cuddling?! This has got to be the most messed up relationship on television, and possibly the most hilarious.moreless
Nicholas D'Agosto

Nicholas D'Agosto


Guest Star

Creed Bratton

Creed Bratton

Creed Bratton

Recurring Role

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

Karen Filippelli

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • We learn Meredith drives a Ford Aerostar with the license plate number CHT8635.

    • Angela claims that due to her petite stature, she's "forced to go to the American Girl store. And order clothes for large colonial dolls." The American Girl colonial dolls are only 18 inches tall, so it is unlikely that Angela would fit into the doll clothing. There are, however, matching outfits available.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Michael: What, um... what do you think of roleplay?
      Phyllis: It can be fun.
      Michael: Yeah? Well, Jan has this schoolgirl fantasy....
      Karen: It's a pretty common one.
      Michael: I just- I just feel uncomfortable wearing the dress.

    • Michael: You don't want anything? My treat. Some panties or…pick a thong or…G-string. T-back. Get a nice bra. Padded bra. See-through, push-up, lace? Thigh-high? Bustier? Any, it just, you know what, I would love to buy you a fresh set of underwear.

    • Michael: Wow, I cannot believe this yogurt has no calories!
      Pam: No one said it has no calories.

    • Michael: Let's face it, most guys are from the Dark Ages. They're cavemen. And they like a woman to be showing her cleavage, and to be wearing eight-inch heels, and to be wearing, um, see-through underpants. But for me, a woman looks best when she is just absolutely naked.

    • Michael: I like cuddling and spooning, and she likes videotaping us during sex.
      Pam: Oh, my god...
      Michael: And then watching it back right afterward to improve my form.
      Karen: That is not healthy behavior.
      Michael: No, it's not that bad. The worst part is that she shows it to her therapist, and they discuss it.

    • Andy: I really appreciate your letting me work alongside you so closely today.
      Dwight: Of course you do, moonface. That's because you're a preppy freak, you're the office pariah, and nobody likes you. So, start hanging these all around the building.
      Andy: This guy looks like a real deviant.
      Dwight: No duh! That's why we gotta catch him. Start hanging those!
      Andy: Aye aye, Captain.
      Dwight: More like, "Aye aye, General."

    • Kevin: Hey, Jim. You wanna go in the women's bathroom?
      Jim: No. Thank you, though.
      Kevin: You aren't curious?
      Jim: Not really, I've seen a bathroom before.
      Kevin: Yeah, but it's every guy's fantasy.
      Jim: I think you mean a girl's locker room. And in the fantasy, there's usually girls in it.
      Kevin: Yeah. I'm going in.
      Jim: Go crazy.

    • Angela: Malls are just awful and humiliating. They're just store after store of these horrible salespeople making a big fuss out of an adult shopping in a junior's section. There are petite adults who are sort of...smaller, who need to wear...maybe a kids' size 10.

    • Michael: Did I come from a woman? Have I slept with a woman? More than one?
      Dwight: Less than three.
      Michael: That is not current.
      Dwight: You know what? Why doesn't Oscar run the meeting? He's a homosexual.
      Jim: Why don't you run the meeting? You play with dolls.
      Dwight: Those are collectible action figures. And they're worth more than your car.
      Michael: You know what? I am the expert. I will conduct it. I know the crap out of women.

    • Michael: If Pam wants to show more cleavage, she should be able to. I encourage that.

    • Karen: Hey, did you guys see this memo that Dwight sent out? (Reading) "Women will be sent home if they wear makeup or heels exceeding one-quarter inch. Females are not allowed to speak to strangers unless given written authorization by Dwight Schrute." This is ridiculous.
      Dwight: Attention, I am removing all bananas from the kitchen.
      Karen: Dwight, this memo that you distributed, is insulting.
      Dwight: Desperate times call for desperate measures.
      Pam: (Reading) "Sleeves down to the wrists, button-up collars, and muted colors." Nobody dresses like that.
      (Camera pans to Angela)

    • Pam: I don't often miss Roy. But I can tell you one thing. I wish someone had flashed me when I was with Roy. Because that would have been the ass-kicking of the year. Especially if it had been Jim. He would not have wanted me to have seen Jim's...whoo, I am, I am saying a lot of things.

    • Pam: Can you tell us what happened?
      Phyllis: Um, I was walking to the building and this man asked me for directions. And he was holding a map. And when I walked over, he had it out...on the map.
      Angela: Phyllis, you're a married woman.
      Creed: The guy was just hanging brain. I mean, what's all the fuss?

    • Michael: In all the excitement, I forgot that my primary goal is to keep people safe. Women can't have fun if they don't feel safe. For example, Jan and I have a safe word in case things go too far: foliage. And if one of us says that word, the other one has to stop. Although last time... she pretended she didn't hear me.

    • (After Phyllis announces that she had been flashed)
      Creed: The guy was just hanging brain! I mean, what is all the fuss?
      (Scene cuts to Creed privately talking directly into the camera)
      Creed: If that's flashing, lock me up.

    • (Jim, Kevin, Toby, and Ryan are in the lounge in the women's restroom. Creed walks in.)
      Creed: What're you doing in here? This is the woman's room.
      Kevin: You're in here.
      Creed: I pay for that privilege.
      (Creed in confessional)
      Creed: I'm a pretty normal guy. I do one weird thing: I like to go in the women's room for number two. I've been caught several times, and I have paid dearly.

    • (Dwight making an announcement to the office)
      Dwight: This is a petition for the business park to upgrade their security cameras, as well as install two floodlights in the parking lot. And I know what you're thinking: "won't that just shed more light on the penises?" But that is a risk we have to take. Pam, you can draw--kind of. Why don't you work with phallus on drawing a picture of the exposer that I can post around the community.
      Pam: Phallus?
      Dwight: Phyllis, sorry. I've got penises on the brain. Back to work, everybody.

    • (While discussing the effects of fashion models in the media on women's self esteem)
      Andy: If it were up to me, you ladies would be the fashion models.
      Kevin: Yes, Andy. Then the fashion models could come here and work with me.

    • Michael: A penis, when seen in the right context, is the most wonderful sight for a woman, but in the wrong context it is like a monster movie.
      Dwight: Alien. BWEH! (pretends his hand is an alien popping out of his chest)

    • (After Dwight gives Jim a "demerit" for tardiness)
      Jim: What does a demerit mean?
      Dwight: Let's put it this way: you do not want to receive three of those.
      Jim: Lay it on me.
      Dwight: Three demerits and you'll receive a citation.
      Jim: Now that sounds serious.
      Dwight: Oh, it is serious. Five citations and you're looking at a violation. Four of those and you'll receive a verbal warning. Keep it up, and you're looking at a written warning. Two of those, that'll land you in a world of hurt—in the form of a disciplinary review written up by me and placed on the desk of my immediate superior.
      Jim: Which would be me.
      Dwight: That is correct.
      Jim: OK, I want a copy on my desk by the end of the day, or you will receive a full disagilation.
      Dwight: What's a dis... what's that?
      Jim: Oh, you don't wanna know.

    • Dwight: Better a thousand innocent men are locked up than one guilty man roam free.

    • Dwight: I wish I could menstruate.
      (Dwight in confessional)
      Dwight: If I could menstruate, I wouldn't have to deal with idiotic calendars anymore--I'd just be able to just count down from my previous cycle... plus, I'd be more in tune with the moon and the tides.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Michael says "No Michael, Respect, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me". Aretha Franklin sang a song called "Respect" in which she sang those words.

    • Michael claims, "I threw a coin in for every woman in the world. And made a wish. I wished for Jan to get over me. I wished for Phyllis a plasma TV. I wished for Pam to gain courage. I wished for Angela a heart and for Kelly a brain." This is a reference to Dorothy's companions from The Wizard Of Oz: the Cowardly Lion, who wished for courage; the Scarecrow who wished for brains; and the Tin Woodman who wished for a heart.