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The Office: Performance Review

It's performance review day, and the staff at the Scranton branch must discuss their work performances with Michael; however, Michael is distracted because he knows Jan will be reviewing his own work performance as well. In the meantime, he prepares for his review by going through the employee suggestion box.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: 02009
Airdate: Tuesday November 15th, 2005

Director: Paul Feig
Writer: Larry Wilmore

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Angela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Brian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Leslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Melora Hardin
As Jan Levinson
Oscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin

Co-Guest Stars
Creed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Mindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Main Cast
Steve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak
As Ryan Howard
Episode Notes
Though this episode is not considered a two-parter, it is a continuation of what happened in the previous episode, leading into the next day.

The messages left in the suggestion box include:
"What should we do to prepare for Y2K?"
"We need better outreach for employees fighting depression."
"You need to do something about your BO."
"You need to do something about your coffee breath."
"Don't sleep with your boss."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Mötley CrüeWild Side 

Episode Quotes
Michael: Attention please. Jan Levinson's coming very soon and so we're going to have our weekly suggestion box meeting. So you can get in your constructive compliments ASAP.
Ryan: Don't you mean constructive criticisms?
Michael: What'd I say?
Kelly: You said constructive compliments. That doesn't make any sense.
Michael: Well, Kelly, that was neither constructive nor a compliment, so you don't you stop criticizing my English and start making some suggestions?

Dwight: I even come in on holidays.
Michael: You do? How do you get in?
Dwight: I have a copy of your key.
Jan: That's a serious offense.
Michael: That is a serious offense. Very serious. As is toying with a man's heart.

Pam: Last year, my performance review started with Michael asking me what my hopes and dreams were, and it ended with him telling me he could bench-press 190 pounds, so I don't really know what to expect.

Dwight: Do you even know what this is? It is a fitness orb, and it has completely changed my life. Forget everything you thought you knew about ab workouts.
Jim: Done.

Cultural References
Dwight: And in conclusion, I think Lex Luthor said it best when he said, 'Dad, you have no idea what I'm capable of.'

Dwight is referring to a scene from the show, Smallville.

Pam: (to Jim) Did you watch The Apprentice last night?

The Apprentice is an NBC reality series, featuring Donald Trump searching for high-level employees to work for him.

Warning: The Office season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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