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The Office: Take Your Daughter to Work Day

It's a crazy day at Dunder Mifflin when several employees bring their children in for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." Meredith's son pushes Dwight's buttons, Michael forms an unlikely friendship with Toby's daughter, and Pam tries to get just one kid to like her.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x18
Production Number: 02018
Airdate: Thursday March 16th, 2006

Guest Stars
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
Spencer DanielsSpencer Daniels
As Jake Palmer
Jazz RaycoleJazz Raycole
As Melissa Hudson

Co-Guest Stars
Alec ZbornakAlec Zbornak
As Blonde Kid
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Delaney Ruth FarrellDelaney Ruth Farrell
As Sasha Flenderson
Jake KalenderJake Kalender
As Michael Scott (Young)
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Damani RobertsDamani Roberts
As Chet Montgomery
Kevin Carlson (1)Kevin Carlson (1)
voiced Edward R. Meow
Sue NelsonSue Nelson
As Ms. Trudy
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 "Fundle Bundle" television show for children that is shown in the episode isn't real. The stage sets and videos were created just for this episode.

Alec Zbornak, who plays the blonde kid, is the son of show producer Kent Zbornak.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Crosby, Stills, Nash & YoungTeach Your Children 

Episode Quotes
Michael: Hi children. I'm Michael Scott, and I am in charge of this place. Uh... how do I make you understand... I am like Superman, and the people who work here are like citizens of Gotham City.
Jim and Dwight: That's Batman.
Michael: Okay, I'm Aquaman. Where does he live, guys?
Jim: The ocean.
Michael: I work with a bunch of nerds.

Stanley: (Yelling at Ryan) That little girl is a child. I don't wanna see you sniffin' around her any more this afternoon! Do you understand? Boy, have you lost your mind? 'Cause I'll help you find it. Whatcha lookin’ for? Ain’t nobody gonna help ya out there. Jesus can come through that door and he’s not gonna help you if you don’t stop sniffin’ after my child!
(later, when Ryan is speaking to the camera)
Ryan: Stanley yelled at me today. That was one of the most frightening experiences of my life.

Kevin: Abby's my fiancée Stacey's daughter. I think she'll have a good time. I just hope she doesn't look on my computer... Actually, I'd better go check.

Ryan: Kelly and I both agreed that we would both have fun, and I'm learning that fun for Kelly is getting married and having babies. Immediately. With me.

Episode Goofs
Michael tells Ryan to go to Dixon City to get his video. Dixon City, Pennsylvania is too far from Scranton to go there and back so quickly.

Cultural References
Michael: Pam... Miss Beasley if you're nasty!

This is a modified lyric from Janet Jackson's hit song "Nasty," which features the lyric, "It's Janet... Miss Jackson if you're nasty."

Michael: I am like Eddie Murphy in Raw, and they're trying to make me like Eddie Murphy in Daddy Daycare.

In Michael's interview, he makes several references to comedian and actor Eddie Murphy.

Character name: Edward R. Meow

Edward R. Meow, the name of the cat puppet, is based on CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow.

Pam: I am actually looking forward to “Take Your Daughter to Work” day. I am not great with kids, but I want to get better. Because I’m getting married. So I put out a bunch of extra candy on my desk so the kids will come talk to me. Like the witch in Hansel and Gretel.

Pam is referring to the classic children's tale, Hansel and Gretel, made famous by The Brothers Grimm.

Michael: Who likes Dane Cook?

Dane Cook is a stand-up comic and actor.

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