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The Office: Traveling Salesmen

Everyone on the sales staff learns something when they team up into pairs to make sales calls. Angela misses an important deadline, and her secret relationship with Dwight is in danger of being discovered when he covers for her.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 314
Airdate: Thursday January 11th, 2007

Guest Stars
Ed HelmsEd Helms
As Andy Bernard
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
As Karen Filippelli

Co-Guest Stars
Gil GlasgowGil Glasgow
As Harvey
Mark TomesekMark Tomesek
As Kenny
Warren SweeneyWarren Sweeney
As Richard Corey
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
We find out through her conversation with Pam that Angela's middle name is Noelle.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Mötley CrüeKickstart My Heart 

Episode Quotes
Andy: My plan is taking longer than I thought. But I don't give up easily. I've walked two marathons.

Michael: I want you to think about your future in this company. I want you to think about it long and hard.
Dwight: That’s what she said.

Michael: Fool me once, strike one. But fool me twice, strike three.

Dwight: I like Karen. She's pretty and appears intelligent.
Jim: Well, I like pretty women who have the appearance of intelligence.
Dwight: My girlfriend is also beautiful and smart. She could be a model or a college professor which is intimidating to a lot of guys.

Dwight: It's going to be okay.
Angela: How is going to be okay, Dwight? Everyone will know our business.
Dwight: That's not the worst thing in the world. I'll just stand up in front of the office and reveal our true love. It won't be that bad. Look at Kelly and Ryan.
Angela: I hate those two people more than anything in the entire world.

Episode Goofs
There is an extra line Michael typed on the computer when using the text to speech, but the voice doesn't say it. It says "Pam is the receptionist."

Cultural References
Andy: Five of us transfered from Stamford. There's two of us left. Me and Karen. It's like we're touring Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and dropping off one by one. Well guess what. I'm not falling in a chocolate river.

This is a reference to the book and film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

Michael: All right everybody, circle up. Here we go. You know what this is? This is The Amazing Race. (To Ryan and Stanley) And you guys are the retired marines. (To Phyllis and Karen) And you guys are the mother and daughter. (To Dwight and Jim) And you guys are the gay couple. And we are the firefighter heroes. Are we ready to go?

Michael references the popular reality show, The Amazing Race, that sends pairs out to complete a set of challenges through exotic locations.

Andy: I think you have assembled an amazing team at Scranton. It's really a pleasure to be a part of it. It's like, everyone has their own special skill, you know, just like the Superfriends. Except for Dwight, who is more like a SuperDud. I mean, he would be a Superfriend if there was a Superfriend whose super power was always being late. You know?

Superfriends is a 1973 cartoon series that had a group of Superhero friends work together to defeat crime.

Episode References
Andy: What's the deal with Dwight doing your laundry?
Michael: Ugh... that is a long story. Um, couple of months ago, Dwight tried to go behind my back with Jan and get my job, and I am now having him do my laundry as punishment.

This is a reference to the episode "The Coup," where Michael punished Dwight for going behind his back by sentencing him to do all his laundry for a full year.

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