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The Office: The Dundies

The staff heads out to Chili's for their annual awards ceremony, called "The Dundies." Michael hosts the evening's event, where rude award categories and intoxicated co-workers make for a less-than-festive atmosphere.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 02003
Airdate: Tuesday September 20th, 2005

Director: Greg Daniels
Writer: Mindy Kaling

Guest Stars
Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Brian BaumgartnerBrian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
David DenmanDavid Denman
As Roy Anderson
Kate FlanneryKate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Leslie David BakerLeslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Oscar NuñezOscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin

Co-Guest Stars
Karly RothenbergKarly Rothenberg
As Madge
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson

Devon AbnerDevon Abner
As Devon
Main Cast
Steve CarellSteve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn WilsonRainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna FischerJenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
B.J. NovakB.J. Novak
As Ryan Howard
Episode Notes
The original script for this episode had one of the characters being served so much alcohol that she vomited, but Chili's protested arguing that their staff would not serve an already drunk patron. The episode script was changed so that she instead stole drinks from other people, and merely fell down instead of vomiting.

NBC aired this episode online at nbcfirstlook.com at 7:30 pm Eastern time, before it aired on television.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Elton JohnTiny Dancer 
Lou BegaMambo Number Five 

Episode Quotes
Michael: And the longest engagement goes to Pam... Pam Beesly everyone! (Roy gets up) Ah! Roy is accepting. Any words?
Roy: Uh... See you next year!
Michael: Hope not! (laughs) Hope not!

Michael: This year's 'Busiest Beaver' award goes to Phyllis Lapin!
Phyllis: This says 'Bushiest Beaver!'
Michael: I told them Busiest... Idiots!

Jim: I think those might be empty.
Pam: (Drunk) No, no. Then the ice melts, and it's, like, 'second drink!'

Dwight: Having a bathroom is a privilege. It is called a ladies room for a reason. And if you cannot behave like ladies, well, then you are not going to have a bathroom.
Pam: You're taking away our bathroom?
Dwight: We are going to have two men's rooms.

Michael: And the Tightass Award goes to Angela. Not only because she is everybody's favorite stickler, but because she has a great caboose. So come on down.
Angela: No.

Michael: I was out on a very, very hot date, last night, with a girl from HR, Dwight.
Dwight: Really? We don't have any girls from HR.
Michael: No, that... for the sake of the story. And things were getting hot and heavy...
Dwight: Yeah!
Michael: And I was about to take her bra off...
Dwight: Yeah!
Michael: When she had me fill out six hours worth of paperwork.
Dwight: Like an AIDS test?
Michael: No... God.

(Pam's acceptance speech for her Dundie)
Pam: Finally I want to thank God, because God gave me this Dundie, and I feel God in this Chili's tonight.

Michael: Come on Jan, you're dropping an A-bomb on me.
Jan: Really. I'm dropping an atomic bomb on you?
Michael: Well, yeah.

Chili's Manager: We have a strict policy here not to over-serve. Apparently this young woman was sneaking drinks off other people's tables. I Xeroxed her driver's license and she is not welcome at this restaurant chain, ever again.

Michael: An employee will go home and he'll tell his neighbor, 'Hey, did you get an award?' And the neighbor will say, 'No man, I mean I slave all day and nobody notices me.' Next thing you know, employee smells something terrible coming from the neighbor’s house. Neighbor’s hanged himself... due to lack of recognition.

Episode Goofs
According to the episode, the Scranton branch heads to Chili's every year for the Dundie awards. However, there is no Chili's in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Cultural References
Audio: Mambo Number Five

Pam watches tapes of previous years' Dundie Awards, and on one of them Michael performs the song "Mambo Number Five" by Lou Bega. Michael also has this song as his ringtone in later episodes.

Michael: Now I know what Bob Hope felt like while performing in Saudi Arabia.

Bob Hope was a comedian who was famous for performing for American troops stationed overseas.

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