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Carol dumps Michael, and Andy tries to cheer him up with a trip to a Benihana restaurant, where they drink sake and hit on the waitresses. Meanwhile, back at the office, Karen challenges Angela by forming a second party committee, and planning a second Christmas party with Pam's help.
This was a special one-hour episode.
When Creed is singing karaoke near the end of the episode, he is singing a song called "Spinning & Reeling," a song that the real-life Creed Bratton wrote and released.
Skeptical about allowing his "Your Body is a Wonderland" to be used in the episode, John Mayer agreed when B.J. Novak explained the scene in which it would be used. He asked for one thing in return... a custom Dundie award, which he was given.
Kelly: Hey! A margarita-karaoke-Christmas party! That sounds like fun.
Angela: No. That is not a party. There is only one party and it's hosted by the party planning committee, and it starts at three o'clock.
Kevin: Then why are there two flyers?
Karen: Oh, I understand that this is confusing for everyone, let me explain. There's a party that starts at three...
Karen: And then there's a way more fun party that starts at 2:45.
Pam: Right, and if you're interested in the way more fun party, all the info can be found here, on our more brightly-colored flyer.
Michael: Bros before hos. Why? Because your bros are always there for you. They have got your back, after your ho rips your heart out for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho. And you told her she was the only ho for you. And that she was better than all the other hos in the world. And then... suddenly she's not your ho no mo'.
Jim: It's a bold move to Photoshop yourself into a picture with your girlfriend and her kids on a ski trip with their real father. But then again, Michael is a bold guy. Is bold the right word?
Karen: Does anyone ever stand up to Angela?
Pam: I think one of her cats did once. She came in with scratches all over her face.
Kevin: I hear Angela’s party will have double-fudge brownies... (pauses) It will also have Angela.
In reality, the closest Benihana to Scranton is nearly 50 miles away in Pennsauken, New Jersey.
Creed was already at the office when Dwight brought in the dead goose, yet we see him come into work again and take a toy from the box WHILE Dwight is seated at his desk. This is obviously a continuity error that slipped through the cracks.
Pam's screen changes when Michael first enters and asks Pam where the toy drive box is.
the staff sings Karaoke
Kevin sings the Alanis Morissette
hit, "You Oughta Know," Michael and Andy sing "Your Body is a Wonderland" by John Mayer
, Kelly sings Pat Benetar
's "We Belong Together," Dwight sings "Lady" by Styx
, and Creed sings "Spinnin' N Reelin'" which was actually written by Creed Bratton and The Grass Roots
Michael: (holding up tickets and singing)
I got... two tickets to paradise!
Michael sings "Two Tickets To Paradise" by Eddie Money
Are you going to tell me that Stevie Wonder doesn’t love his wife just because he’s not sure what she looks like?
Michael is referring to Stevie Wonder
, the famous (and blind) singer/songwriter.
Domo arigato, Mr. Scott-o
Michael spoofs the lyrics from the 1983 Styx
song, "Mr. Roboto."