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The Office: Lecture Circuit (Part 1)

David Wallace sends Michael out to share his secrets of success with the other Dunder Mifflin branches, and Pam goes along as his driver and assistant. Their first stop is Karen's branch, where they discover Karen has some new things to be excited about in her life. Meanwhile, back at the office, Andy is smitten by one of Stanley's clients, and Kelly is upset when the party planning committee forgets her birthday.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x16
Production Number: 516
Airdate: Thursday February 05th, 2009

Director: Ken Kwapis
Writer: Mindy Kaling

  • Currently 6.8/10
6.8/10 (21 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam Jamal CraigAdam Jamal Craig
As Rolando
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
As Karen Filippelli
Erica TazelErica Tazel
As Julia

Co-Guest Stars
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
Creed Bratton
As Creed Bratton
Episode Notes
It is revealed that Karen is not only married, but about eight months pregnant.

While snooping though Kelly's confidential personnel file, Dwight learns that Kelly spent some time in a Juvenile Detention facility.

Episode Quotes
Michael: (talking over PA system) Toby Flenderson to the principal's office. Your mother called, and it appears that you wet the bed again. So you have to get home to wash your sheets because they are yellow and they're wet with your urine.

Michael: Okay so what we do is drive all day and we stay in hotels together at night.
Pam: Separate rooms.
Michael: Well, that goes without saying.
Pam: I'm going to say it anyway.

Andy: Um Phyllis, who's that?
Phyllis: She's out of your league, Andy.
Andy: For your information, I have been with lots of beautiful women.
Phyllis: Sexually?
Andy: This conversation is over.

Karen: But now we think you're a liar.
Michael: Would a liar bring mini Mounds bars?

Michael: Congratulations Karen. So is there a guy or, uh, a person... or, uh, a sperm machine that did this to you, or... ?
Karen: Yes, Michael. My husband impregnated me.

Andy: Okay, Okay. Well listen, you're a new client, and as one of my new clients, you will always be taken care of. And that is the Nard-Dog guarantee.
Julia: What's a Nard-Dog?
Andy: (pointing to himself) This is the Nard-Dog.

Cultural References
Michael: Um, but I am going to these branches and sharing my secret recipe for success. My eleven business herbs and spices, in a sales batter.

"Eleven herbs and spices" is a catchphrase for the chain of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants.

Michael: (to Pam) I need silence or Sam Kinison to prepare.

Sam Kinison was a famous American comedian known for outrageous humor, including screaming onstage. He passed away in 1992.

Andy: (peering into the windows of Julia's car) Trying to see what CDs she's got. It's good to know the deets about the girl you're wooing. Eh, aha! Feist!

Feist is a popular singer-songwriter whose full name is Leslie Feist.

Andy: (singing) One, Two, Three, Four Splenda's in your coffee, Stanley... None in yours, Julia, cause I don't know how you take it...

Andy's singing a parody of Feist's popular song, "1234," to try to make a romantic connection with Julia, since he now knows what music she likes.

Michael: I grab this (picks up a chain saw) and I turn it on and I say, 'Prepare yourself, for the Utica chain store massacre!'

Michael is making a reference to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films.

Creed: (to Andy) All right, all right. Say no more. So, this is how I got Squeaky Fromme. No small talk. Just show her who's the boss. Just go right in and kiss her.

Squeaky Fromme was a member of the Manson "family," and is in prison for trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975.

Episode References
Jim: Basically after Phyllis blackmailed Angela, Michael asked them to both step down from the party planning committee 'cause there was too much drama.

Michael (and everyone else) found out that Phyllis was blackmailing Angela in episode 5x10, "Moroccan Christmas."

Michael: You nervous about seeing Karen again, since she was the other woman? Actually you were the other woman, so...

Jim asked Pam out on a date while he was still officially seeing Karen in the Season Three finale, "The Job."

Pam: (to Karen) Uh, they're good. Uh, Jim's good. We're engaged.

Jim and Pam got engaged in episode 5x01, "Weight Loss."

Warning: The Office season 5 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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