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The Office: Stress Relief (Part 1)

Dwight's office safety drill goes horribly wrong leading to an office tragedy. Michael tries to repair the damage by offering stress relief activities at work. Meanwhile, Pam worries about her parents' failing relationship, and a roast of Micheal is set in motion where he gets more than he bargained for.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x14
Production Number: 514
Airdate: Sunday February 01st, 2009



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8/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Andy Buckley
As David Wallace
Recurring
Cloris Leachman
As Herself
Recurring
Jack Black
As Himself
Recurring
Jessica Alba
As Herself
Recurring
John Hartmann
As Unknown
Recurring
Rick Overton
As Pam's Dad
Recurring
Robert R. Shafer
As Bob Vance
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
James O. Kerry (1)
As Unknown
Recurring
Lamont Ferrell
As Michael
Recurring
Nate Federman
As Unknown
Recurring
Robin Lynch
As Rose
Recurring
Main Cast
Steve Carell
As Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson
As Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski
As Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer
As Pam Beesly
Leslie David Baker
As Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner
As Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery
As Meredith Palmer
Angela Kinsey
As Angela Martin
Oscar Nuñez
As Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
As Phyllis Lapin-Vance
Mindy Kaling
As Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
As Toby Flenderson
Ed Helms
As Andy Bernard
Craig Robinson
As Darryl Philbin
Episode Notes
This one-hour episode aired directly after Superbowl XLIII, simultaneously in all time zones.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Air SupplyI'm All Out of LoveIn the move Andy is watching
Little River BandLadyAt the end of Andy's movie


Episode Quotes
Michael: Nobody should have to go to work thinking, 'Oh this is the place that I might die today.' That's what a hospital is for. An office is for not dying. An office is a place to live life to the fullest, to the max, to... An office is a place where dreams come true.

Michael: No, no, no! You will not die! Stanley! Stanley! You will not die! Stanley! Stanley! Barack is president! You are black, Stanley! I'm gonna give him mouth to mouth.

Pam: We don't normally download films illegally, because we're honest, hard-working people.
Jim: And we don't know how.
Pam: But Andy does, so we have to watch it with him.
Jim: Punishment fits the crime.

Dwight: I just want to say for the record, I did not kill anyone. Stanley was attacked by his own heart. And he should be released from the hospital and back in the office in a couple days.

Michael: Okay... I think that thing is on the fritz. Ah, Oscar, would you reach over and touch his thing? That's what HE said! Right guys, 'cause of gay?

Andy: I am not insightful enough to be a movie critic. Hmm... maybe I could be a food critic. These muffins taste bad. Hmm, or an art critic. That painting is bad.

Michael: Boom! Roasted!



Cultural References
Rose: Okay. Well, a good trick is to pump to the tune of 'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees. Do you know that song?

"Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees was from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, and was released as a single in 1977.

Michael: (singing) First I was afraid, I was petrified...

Michael sings the tune and lyrics to the song, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

Michael: No, I am talking about a roast! Of Michael Scott! Oh, come on! Who here has the Comedy Central Roast channel?

Michael is referring to the series, Comedy Central Roast that airs on Comedy Central.

Angela: If you ever wondered if you were Michael Scott, here's a quiz to help. If you ever put sunblock on a window, you might be Michael Scott.

Angela is doing a parody of Jeff Foxworthy's comedy routine, "You Might be a Redneck."

Kelly: I have made a list of people that I would make out with before I would make out with Michael Scott: a turtle, a fridge, anybody from the warehouse, a woodchipper, Kevin, a candle, and Lord Voldemort.

Lord Voldemort is the villain from the Harry Potter series of novels, written by J.K. Rowling.

Andy: (singing and accompanying himself on his guitar) What I hate about you, you really suck as a boss... You're the laziest, jerkiest, and you're dumber than applesauce... We're stuck listening to you all day... Stanley tried to die just to get away, heeey, well it's true... That's what I hate about you.... That's what I hate about you. Yeah...

Andy is singing a parody of the song, "What I Like About You," by the band, The Romantics. It was a radio hit in 1979.

Michael: Jim, you're 6'11" and you weigh ninety pounds... Gumby has a better body than you.

Gumby is a green-colored animated creature made out of clay. He was featured in stop-motion animation on the show, The Gumby Show, which aired in 1957-1958.



Episode References
Meredith: Michael? You ran over me with your car.

Michael hit Meredith with his car in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot, during the Season Four premiere episode, "Fun Run."

Michael: Pam, you failed art school. Boom. Roasted!

Pam actually did flunk out of art school in episode 5x07, "Business Trip."

Darryl: (to Michael) Roy left years ago.

Roy left Dunder Mifflin Scranton after he attacked Jim, in episode 3x18, "The Negotiation."



Warning: The Office season 5 episode 14 guide may contain spoilers
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