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The Office: Business Trip

Michael is thrilled when he learns that David Wallace is sending him to Canada for a business trip. Oscar and Andy also attend the trip, and form an unlikely friendship. Jim misses Pam and he can't wait until she returns from art school.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 509
Airdate: Thursday November 13th, 2008

Guest Stars
Andy BuckleyAndy Buckley
As David Wallace
Tony PasqualiniTony Pasqualini
As Unknown
Wendi McLendon-CoveyWendi McLendon-Covey
As Concierge Marie

Co-Guest Stars
Dan Di JulioDan Di Julio
As Unknown
Deb HiettDeb Hiett
As Unknown
Frank MaharajhFrank Maharajh
As Unknown
Paul SassPaul Sass
As Unknown
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
Leslie David BakerLeslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Brian BaumgartnerBrian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Kate FlanneryKate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Angela KinseyAngela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Oscar NuñezOscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis SmithPhyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin-Vance
Mindy KalingMindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Ed HelmsEd Helms
As Andy Bernard
Creed BrattonCreed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
Episode Notes
Kelly breaks up with Darryl to be with Ryan again.

Pam quits art school and returns home.

Episode Quotes
Angela: Be good.
Andy: I will try.
Angela: Meaning what?
Andy: Meaning I will try to get other dudes laid.

Oscar: I made egg salad sandwiches. Do you want one?
Michael: Could you have picked something stinkier to bring on a plane? My God, Oscar. Really? Do you have a bag of baby poop in there too, to share with everybody? No, I will be ordering my own food, thank you very much.

Michael: A concierge is like the Winnipeg equivalent of a geisha. This is a woman who has been trained in the fine art of fanciness and pleasure. And when you meet one, it is intoxicating - just what the doctor ordered.

Andy: (to Oscar) You'll thank me when they spank thee.

Andy: What do I see in Angela?
Oscar: I want to know.
Andy: I see through a hard exterior to a little jelly in the middle. She is teaching me to be a better person. And she's working really hard on that. And she has the softest skin I've ever seen and I can't wait to have sex with her.
Oscar: You haven't had sex?
Andy: No.

Angela: (on the phone) Hello... Hello?
Andy: What is wrong with you?
Oscar: Why won't you do Andy?

Andy: (on the phone, to Angela) I wanna take you to sex school.

Andy: She's taking us back to first base.
Oscar: What is first base with Angela?
Andy: I get to kiss her forehead.

Andy: I had to go all the way to Canada to get to know a guy who sits twenty feet away from me. And he's delightful!

Cultural References
Michael: My boss is sending me abroad to do a presentation to an international client and I have always been intrigued by all things international. The women, the pancakes, the man of mystery...

The International Man of Mystery is a reference to the 1997 film, Austin Powers: The International Man of Mystery. The film was written by and starred Canadian actor Mike Myers.

Andy: Harry and the Hendersons!

Andy brings along the movie, Harry and the Hendersons, which was released in 1987.

Episode References
Dwight: Have you seen her painting, Jim? The building? There are shadows coming from two different directions.

The painting created by Pam that Dwight is mocking was first seen in episode 3x16, "Business School." At Pam's art show Michael liked the painting of the Dunder Mifflin office building so much, he bought it and hung it in the office.

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