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Michael surprises the staff by taking them on a "motivational" lake cruise, but he doesn't want to submit to the ship captain's authority. Meanwhile, Pam and Roy set a date for their wedding, and Jim makes a decision regarding Katy.
Thursday January 05th, 2006
Guest StarsCo-Guest Stars
This is the first episode of 2006, and also the first episode to air on Thursdays at 9:30.
Lake Wallenpaupack is a real lake, located in the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania.
During its original airing, this episode was watched by 8.7 million people.
Pam notes that Michael told everyone to pack a ski mask, a toothbrush, and a bathing suit for the mystery trip. Later in the episode, Kevin actually wears his ski mask.
Toby isn't seen during the second part of the episode. This was explained by a deleted scene that was posted on The Office's official website, in which Toby missed the ship.
Dwight: I was the youngest pilot in Pan-Am history! When I was four, the pilot let me ride up in the cockpit, and fly the plane with them. And I was four, and I was great. And I would have landed it, but my dad wanted us to go back to our seats.
Dwight: You seasick? Captain Jack says you should look at the moon.
Michael: Captain Jack is a fart face. (vomits)
Pam: Last week, Michael sent out this mysterious memo.
Jim: (Reading memo) It's time for our First-Quarter Camaraderie Event! So pack a swimsuit, a toothbrush, rubber-soled shoes, and a ski-mask.
Pam: A ski-mask... AND a swimsuit!
Jim: So that he can have us rob a bank, and then escape through the sewers.
Pam: And brush our teeth. (giggling)
Michael: I see the sales department as the furnace.
Phyllis: The furnace?
Jim: How old is this ship?
Pam: How about the anchor?
It is hard to imagine that Jim have gotten all of Dwight's stuff off his desk without Dwight knowing about it.
Jim reveals at his party that he is no longer seeing Katy, yet we see them together in this episode.
I attended a Tony Robbins event by the airport last year.
is a nation-wide motivational speaker.
A three hour tour! A three, hour, tour.
Michael is singing the theme song from the show Gilligan's Island
Michael: Stanley! Bo Banley.
Michael is playing "The Name Game," which is a game in song form where the singer takes a person's name and rhymes it and forms other variations of the name. The song was released in 1964 by Shirley Ellis.
The ship's band
One of the songs played by the ship's band is "Just The Two of Us" by Bill Withers