The first act premiered during "The Office Convention" on October 28th, during the "Writer's Block" in Scranton.
It was revealed on a "Summer Racap" video on The Office's webpage at NBC.com that Jim broke up with Karen and left her crying by a fountain in New York. We now learn that she asked for a transfer and became Regional Manager of the Utica branch.
Even though he is credited, this is the first episode in which B.J. Novak does not appear.
The name tag on Jim's warehouse uniform reads "Madge," showing that Michael and Dwight simply stole the warehouse uniforms from their own staff. It also shows the warehouse has had many people come and go as Michael's shirt says "Kent" and Dwight's shirt says "Joe."
We learn in this episode that Jim has a brother who just had a new baby, which makes Jim an uncle.
Michael: Here's what we brought. We brought uniforms from the warehouse. I brought Silly String, Dwight brought gasoline and chunks of rubber to make stink bombs.
Dwight: Or real bombs.
Michael: No, no. Not real bombs.
Dwight: Yeah come on, it would be so bad ass.
Michael: Mmm maybe. I dunno. I dunno. Would be bad ass.
Dwight: Yeah! It will.
Jim: Absolutely we're not doing this.
Dwight: Come on I already filled the bottles with the gas, it's gonna be so bad ass!!
Jim: Are you kidding me? We've been driving around with this in the trunk the whole time?
Oscar: What are you microwaving?
Pam: Why don't you use the microwave in the kitchen, Phyllis?
Phyllis: Someone needs to clean it, it smells like popcorn.
Michael: I'm going to cut right to the chase here. Do you like magic? Because I am a genie in a bottle and I am going to grant you three wishes. To move to Scranton, to have a great job, and to be my best friend.
Jim: So, the deal was, Dwight doesn't blow anything up and I wear a costume. And a mustache.
Oscar: Besides having sex with men, I would say the Finer Things Club is the gayest thing about me.
Karen: If you wanted to see me you could've just called me like an adult.
Jim: Oh no I didn't want to see you. Not that I'm not, happy to be seeing you, right now. I'm just saying, ultimately I was here for the copier. Equal. I'd say it was equal. So, good to see you.
Jim: I mean it's just that, you know Pam and I are still dating so, and I just mean that things are going really well so I didn't want to see, you.
Karen: Oh things are going really well. Are they? They are? That's great that's so great. I wanna hear more about how happy you are, with Pam. Can you tell me more about that? Thank you so much for coming to Utica and breaking my copier and telling me how well things are going in your relationship, really. Thank you.
Jim: Ah. All right. You are welcome. I'm going to go, because of, um... traffic.
Andy: The Finer Things Club is the most exclusive club in this office. Naturally it's where I need to be. The Party Planning Committee is my backup. And Kevin's band is my safety.
Michael: Dwight are you peeing?
Dwight: I'm peeing in this empty can.
Jim: Oh my God.
Michael: That is disgusting Dwight!
Dwight: You said we couldn't make any more stops and I really had to go!
Michael: You and I are going to sneak inside, pretend that we are warehouse workers and we will Silly String the bejesus out of the place.
Dwight: And if we have to defend ourselves, I will stab the security guard in the eye, with the jumbo chalk.
Jim: No! No you won't do that. Nope.
Dwight: Then I'll grind up the jumbo chalk and blow it in his eyes.
Jim: Dwight, nothing with the eyes. Please?
Dwight: Okay Jim.
Karen: I cried for weeks over that guy, so yeah. Seeing him climb out of a PT Cruiser in a ladies warehouse uniform... it felt pretty good.
Ben Nugent: Everyone says Scranton branch is worse than Camden. Didn't everyone from Stamford quit like, immediately?
Michael: No, I fired them. And you're next. (pause) So whaddya say?
Ben Nugent: Seriously?
When Toby first brings in the cups and Michael sees him, he's wearing a bow-tie. But later on when they're talking about the book, he's now wearing a normal tie.
When Jim is avoiding being seen by Karen, he lowers the passenger side seat. But in the next scene, he's switched to the driver's side and is sitting upright.
Jim: (speaking in an Irish accent)
Angela's Ashes, top o' the morning to us. Frankie's prose is funnier than a pot of gold, say I.
The book being discussed by the Finer Things Club at the end of the episode is Angela’s Ashes
, a memoir by author Frank McCourt
This is a dummy, a la Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
We have tied a string to the wrist, which goes to the door. When somebody opens the door, the hand goes down, hits the remote, turns on the tape recorder, which is me snoring. Now nobody knows whether I am here, or whether I am gone.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
is a 1986 film, that starred Matthew Broderick
in the title role.
Mo money mo problems, Stanley.
"Mo Money Mo Problems" is the name of a song by Notorious B.I.G.
What is that guy talking about? Scranton is not lame. Scranton is the cool, fun branch. We're like Animal House.
Animal House is a fictional fraternity house, known for booze and parties, from the 1978 film of the same name. It starred John Belushi
, and was directed by John Landis
Andy: I'm gonna miss you man, you've been like an uncle to me. Like a kind old uncle Remus. I wanna stay in touch.
Uncle Remus was a fictional elderly slave who told stories to children. He is a character in a series of folktales published by Joel Chandler Harris in 1881.
Andy: Just came to discuss my favorite E.M. Forester novel.
E.M. Forester was an English novelist best known for his books Howard's End, and Room With a View.