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The Office: Casino Night

Dunder Mifflin hosts a Casino Night in their warehouse for charity. The gambling and alcohol create a festive atmosphere for the staff, while Michael invites two women to be his date, and Jim makes a bold move to express his feelings to Pam.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x22
Production Number: 02021
Airdate: Thursday May 11th, 2006

Director: Ken Kwapis
Writer: Steve Carell

Guest Stars
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Marcus A. YorkMarcus A. York
As Billy Merchant
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Nancy WallsNancy Walls
As Carol Stills
Paul LiebersteinPaul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Bob Harrell (1)Bob Harrell (1)
As Poker Dealer
Mike KruzelMike Kruzel
As Texas Holdem Dealer

Co-Guest Stars
Robert R. ShaferRobert R. Shafer
As Bob Vance
Amanda WarrenAmanda Warren
As Mrs. Merchant
Britain SpellingsBritain Spellings
As Craps Dealer
Bryan SpinellBryan Spinell
As Texas Holdem Dealer
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
This was a special forty minute episode, which aired from 9:20-10:00 pm.

Jim finally reveals to Pam how he feels about her, and they share their first kiss.

Episode Quotes
Michael: I am going to donate to Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Jim: No, I think you mean the Aid to Afghanistan.
Michael: No, I mean Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael: What?
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael: That's a dog.
Pam: No, that's Afghan.
Michael: That's a shawl.
Dwight: Wait, canine AIDS?
Michael: No. Humans with AIDS.
Creed: Who has AIDS?
Jim: Guys, the Afghanistananis. (Jim smirks)
Michael: Hey, no... no. AIDS is not funny. Believe me, I've tried.

Michael: Oh, and another fun thing. We, at the end of the night, are going to give the check to an actual group of Boy Scouts. Right, Toby?
Toby: Actually, I didn't think it was appropriate to invite children, since it's uh, you know, there's gambling and alcohol, it's in our dangerous warehouse, it's a school night, and you know, Hooter's is catering, and is that... is that enough? Should I keep going?
Michael: Why are you the way that you are? Honestly, every time I try to do something fun, or exciting, you make it... not that way. I hate... so much about the things that you choose to be.

Jim: Excuse me, how long is the wait for a table for two?
Dwight: I would never ever serve you, not in a million billion years.
Pam: It's a nice tux.
Dwight: I know. It belonged to my grandfather. He was buried in it, so, family heirloom.

Pam: Sometimes I don't put Michael through until he's already said something. I look at it as a practice run for him. He usually does better on the second attempt.

Episode Goofs
On Kevin's band's video, none of the audio matches up with what they're singing.

Cultural References
Dwight: Codename RE/MAX is here.

The codename Dwight gave Carol is the name of famous realtors RE/MAX.

Kevin: (singing on video) Don't stand so, don't stand so...

The song Kevin and his band are playing in the video is "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by The Police. Also, Kevin's band's name "Scrantonicity" is a reference to The Police album "Synchronicity."

Michael: Jan I will try to kick it up a notch. BAM!

Michael utters the catchphrase of TV chef, Emeril Lagasse.

Michael: I, for example, am playing for 'Comic Relief.'

"Comic Relief" was a special made for HBO where comedians would perform in help to raise money for homeless people. Comic Relief was co-founded by Robin Williams, a comedian who Michael seems to admire.

Michael: (to Jan) You are the Eva Peron to my Cesar Chavez.

Eva Peron (often called "Evita") was the wife of President Juan Domingo Perón of Argentina. She was the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until she died in 1952. Cesar Chavez was a Mexican-American civil rights leader. Peron and Chavez are in no way related or affiliated, but Michael does not seem to know this.

Kelly: Kobe Bryant has a foundation. And he is so hot. And he gave his wife the biggest diamond ring. I know he didn’t do it... (pauses) Maybe he did it.

Kelly is referring to NBA basketball star Kobe Bryant being accused of sexual assault in 2003.

Michael: Let’s get it started. Black-Eyed Crows.

Michael is referring to the song, "Let's Get it Started," which is by the Black-Eyed Peas. He seems to have merged their band name with The Black Crowes.

Episode References
When Jim talks about transferring, we see footage of him talking to Jan. This came from the previous episode "Conflict Resolution."

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