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The Office: Lecture Circuit (Part 2)

Michael wants to reconnect with Holly, so he and Pam take a side trip to the Nashua branch while on the speaking tour. Jim and Dwight must work together to throw a satisfying birthday party for Kelly, while Angela monitors her new cat from work, over the internet. This episode is the second of two parts.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x17
Production Number: 517
Airdate: Thursday February 12th, 2009

Director: Ken Kwapis
Writer: Mindy Kaling


  • Currently 6.7/10
6.7/10 (22 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Rob Huebel
As A.J.
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Katie Flynn
As Receptionist
Mary Wall
As Unknown
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
Michael learns that Holly is dating someone else, but may still have feelings for him.

Angela sold Andy's engagement ring to purchase a new, purebred cat.



Episode Quotes
Oscar: You have your cats on Nanny-Cam?
Angela: Yeah. I mean, I usually try to take leave when I get a new cat, but I'm out of vacation days. And this company still doesn't recognize cat maternity. I mean, when somebody has a kid, oh sure, take off a year.
Meredith: She's right. I had my second kid just for the vacation.

Kevin: That one ugly cat is humping Princess Lady!
Angela: No!
Meredith: Awesome!
Angela: Stop it, Mr. Ash! Bad cat! That is very bad! You stop it right now! I swear, he is fixed.
Meredith: Yeah, I know fixed... that ain't fixed.

Kevin: I was looking at pictures of food on my computer.

Oscar: (discussing Angela licking her cat) I want to get that image out of my head. The psychological issues that go behind licking a cat are not things I want to go into. Also, I'm pretty sure she coughed up a hairball.

Michael: I went through Holly's things.
Pam: What?
Michael: I stole a sleeve off her sweater.

Jim: Okay, so far, our ideal party consists of beer, fights to the death, cupcakes, blood pudding, blood, touch football, mating, charades, and yes... horse hunting.

Kelly: Why is there a Chiclet on my cake?
Jim: That's the best part! That represents a pillow, or a television.



Cultural References
Angela: She's a third-generation show cat. Her father was in Meet the Parents.

Meet the Parents (2000) is a comedy film starring Ben Stiller and Teri Polo.

Kelly: And I just thought it'd be really romantic, like Thelma and Louise... but with, like, a boat.

Thelma and Louise is a female bonding drama film from 1991, starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.

Michael: Goooood morning, Viet-Nashua!

Michael is referring to character Adrian Cronauer's catchphrase in the 1987 film, Good Morning, Vietnam. It starred Robin Williams as Cronauer.

Michael: Sales. Sales is what bwings us together, today.

Michael is imitating the "mawiage" speech from the film, The Princess Bride.

Michael: How do we deal with clients who say, 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn... about paper' and get them to 'Show us the money!'

Michael makes reference both to Rhett Butler's famous quote from the film, Gone With the Wind (1939), and Rod Tidwell's catchphrase from the film, Jerry Maguire (1996).

Michael: A.J. What kind of name is A.J.? What do you race cars?

Michael is referring to NASCAR race driver, A. J. Foyt.

Pam: (taking over Michael's speech) Sales is like a box a chocolates. You never know which vendor you're gonna get. Forrest Gump.

Pam credits this line from the 1994 film, Forrest Gump, starring Tom Hanks.

Pam: (nicknaming a member of Nashua's staff) K.D. Lang.

K. D. Lang (sometimes spelled k. d. lang) is a Canadian singer-songwriter.

Creed: Bonnie Hunt is on.

Creed is referring to syndicated talk show program, The Bonnie Hunt Show.



Episode References
Dwight: Why don't you tell Jim where you were from ages fourteen to fifteen.
Kelly: I was kickin' it.
Dwight: In juvie.

In the previous episode, "Lecture Circuit (Part 1)" Dwight read Kelly's personnel file and learned she spent some time in juvenile detention.

Pam: (to Michael) Listen, when Jim was dating Karen, I didn't want to come to work. It was awful. I hated it.

Jim and Karen dated during season three, which Jim officially stated during episode 3x09, "The Convict."

Pam: (pointing out members of Nashua's staff) Blazer. Freckles. Penguin.

Pam is nicknaming Nashua's staff based on their appearance, just as Michael did in Utica in the previous episode, "Lecture Circuit (Part 1)."



Warning: The Office season 5 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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