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The Office: Interview

David's final days at the office are not quite what he expected; instead, the growing sentiment is one of apathy. Meanwhile, in a completely unrelated incident, Dawn has handed in her resignation, causing waves in Tim's world.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x6
Airdate: Monday November 04th, 2002

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Guest Stars
Ron Merchant
As Cleaner
Stephen Merchant
As The Oggmonster
Tom Goodman-Hill
As Ray
Olivia Colman
As Helena
Episode Notes
Unofficial title: Interview

Episode Quotes
David: I don't look upon this like it's the end, I look upon it like it's moving on, you know? It's almost like my work here's done, you know? I can't imagine Jesus going "Oh, I've told a few people here in Bethlehem I'm the son of God, can I just stay here with Mum and Dad now?" "No! You gotta move on. You gotta spread the word. You gotta go to Nazareth, please." And that's, very much like... me.

David: I can wake up one morning and go "Ooh, I don't feel like working today, can I just stay in bed?" "Ooh, don't know, better ask the boss." "David can I stay in bed all day?" "Yes you can David." (laughs) Both me, I'm not-- That's not me in bed with another bloke called David.

Helena: Is there a better half?
David: David quipped, "Why buy a book when you can join a library?"

Dawn: A real relationship isn't like a fairy tale. I f you think that for the next forty years, every time you see each other you're going to glow, or, you know, every time you hold hands there's going to be electricity, then, you're kidding yourself really, you know? What about reliability, or er, someone paying the mortgage, or someone who's never been out of work. Those are the more important, practical things, you know? In reality.

David: Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don't know whether you're in a trough until you're climbing out, or on a peak until you're coming down. And that's it you know, you never know what's round the corner. Er, but it's all good, you know. "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain." Do you know which 'philosopher' said that? Dolly Parton! And people say she's just a big pair of tits.

Cultural References
Tim: It's not Boggle, is it?

Boggle is a word game played with a 4×4 tray of dice-like "letter cubes." It was designed by Allan Turoff and trademarked by Parker Brothers / Hasbro, Inc.

Tim: Is it Hungry Hippo?

Hungry Hungry Hippos is a board game for young children ages 3–6.

David: I don't think you'll win a Pulitzer for filth.

The Pulitzer Prize is a literary award given out in journalism and in arts and letters each April in the United States.

David: Do you know which 'philosopher' said that? Dolly Parton! And people say she's just a big pair of tits.

Dolly Parton is an American country music singer, songwriter and actress. She is also well known for her large breasts.

Warning: The Office season 2 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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