The Office: Double Date, 6.09

Thursday, November 5th, 2009 | 116 comments


The Office: Double Date

W: Charlie Grandy, D: Seth Gordon

Summary (NBC): Jim and Pam are out of excuses so they have no choice but to go out with Michael and Helene (guest star Linda Purl). Meanwhile, Dwight is strangely doing nice things for everyone in the office.

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Favorite quotes

Dwight: Don’t mention it. You owe me one. You all owe me one.

Dwight: Fish sticks are not an aphrodisiac. You’re thinking of deer penis.

Dwight: Jeez. When did everyone get so cynical?

Dwight: That’s right. You’re a woman and you need to refuse food the first time.

Pam: No way out. No way out.

Ryan: I’ve always found beauty in uncommon places.

Michael: There’s no better medicine than birthday lunch.

Michael: So open wide, Pam, and take a big ol’ spoonful of birthday lunch medicine. Take with food.

Michael: The rest of the story has been censored due to inappropriosity.

Creed: Something’s up. That paper was never supposed to arrive.

Michael: Just want you to succeed, Pammy.

Pam: I have a whistle in my purse. I didn’t even blow it.

Andy: Do not test my politeness.

Dwight: If you clench your buttocks together while walking, you can really take the pressure off your knees.

Jim: Oooh, burn. Burn on you. And a little bit on me, too.

Michael: I am not robbing the cradle. If anything, I am robbing the grave.

Michael: Do I really want to go snowboarding? No. But I would like to if I wanted to.

Jim: Is that Shel Silverstein?

Pam: Home run, MIchael.
Jim: You set the bar so high.
Michael: That was a bunt.

Pam: Okay, weirdo. C’mon, it’s time for cake.

Michael: I want you to enjoy that cake because I have something terrible I need to tell you.

Michael: I want you to enjoy your cake before I tell you this terrible, terrible thing.

Michael: Who is Kafka Esque? I don’t know him.

Michael: There’s another woman, and her name is Italy. And skydiving. And bungee jumping.

Michael: I want kids. And you, unfortunately, have already completed that part of your journey down there.

Andy: What if Dwight dies and I still owe him something? That is a recipe for a ghost.

Dwight: They’re mushrooms. They don’t get that high.

Pam: I have the worst attitude of any person here.

Michael: Talk to me, face. Tell me what Pam’s brain is thinking.

Pam: I’m going to hit you as hard as I can.

Kelly: Pam. She’s going to punch the crap out of your face after work.

Kelly: Pam has that crazy pregnancy strength right now.

Toby: The power comes from the back foot.

Meredith: He’s not in the men’s room, although the seat was warm, so we may have just missed him.

Kevin: Why can’t you just agree with me sometimes?

Michael: I’m scared I’m going to love it.

Pam: Don’t ever date a member of my family again.

Michael: For the record, your mom came on to me.

Dwight: Why are you limping?

Dwight: Let’s get some raw meat on that face. I’ve got a chicken in the freezer upstairs.

Michael: I have a hover car and a hover house. And my wife is a runner. And it shows.


In a poll conducted November 5-9, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.47/10


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  1. 116. Fanny  

    Aww poor Michael. As much as I wanted to like Pam, I couldn’t help but find her unlikable most of this season.

  2. 115. Graydude  

    Excellent episode. I just wish that they’d put Creed in the show a bit more – his tiny scene in this episode was the best thing about it!

  3. 114. Tuna Boss  

    The power comes from the back foot..very funny!
    Andy and Dwight scene is again…hilarious
    great episode overall

  4. 113. Baby Tuna  

    I loved the episode…it had some very classic Office moments. I think Pam will have some of her sweetness back when she has the baby and she’s all motherly.

  5. 112. vance_refrigggg  

    Best part by far was Creed’s one line. Amazing. Love him.

  6. 111. Rhizome  

    One of the things that I liked about this episode was how conflicted Pam was just as she was getting ready to slug Michael. At one hand she was getting ready to hit a man who not only dumped her mom on her birthday, but has also treated her not so very nice many times. However, she was also standing in front of a man who has rained upon her several acts of kindness that have helped her gain confidence.

    That’s what one of the biggest ironies of the series is that Michael does have the ability to gain her trust and confidence. However, he always ends up ruining things, but this time he did have valid reasons to break-up with Helene. He is still conflicted with his feelings for Hollister, and the idea of trying to move on. It was one of the few moments we’ve seen Michael come to his senses, however, he chose the worst time ever for the break-up.

  7. 110. Cameron  

    I loved when Angela walked in then abruptly out when she noticed Dwight and Andy arguing like they did over her. Too funny!

  8. 109. Helen  

    Ok, I’ve realized what it is that is keeping my from liking Pam as much as I used to. It’s not her attitude change, it’s the fact that ever since she became a sales person, she started dressing like a female version of Jim.

    Her outfits are boring. Gray suit jacket, neutral dress shirt, black skirt. She wore a lot of nice, colorful things as the receptionist.

    I suppose it may be the costume designers way of translating that Pam thinks she needs to dress in a serious way in order to be taken seriously as a sales person.

    Never mind the fact that she’s 6 months pregnant and not wearing clothes that fit her. I keep expecting the buttons on her shirt to pop.

  9. 108. Dean12  

    My favorite quote:

    Pam: “Are you okay?”
    Michael: “NOOOO!!!”

    I love how after Pam slapped Michael, he started limping back to the office.
    Dwight: “Why are you limping?”

  10. 107. jahnjc  

    welcome scott family

  11. 106. Big Tuna  

    I can’t add much more since I’m late to post, but I thought it was another “okay” episode overall. I particularly liked Kevin and Jim’s reaction to Michael saying “you’re fired” and Michael’s “noooo.” Oh, and Dwight’s reference to deer penis. I like where the season is headed overall!

  12. 105. Abbey in PA  

    I loved this episode! I 100% agree with everyone who loves Pam’s evolution and thinks she is totally justified in slapping Michael. He just couldn’t keep his mouth shut and deserved it. I don’t agree that she should stay the “nice girl” Jim fell in love with. Just because she’s a “girl” doesn’t mean she’s not a complete PERSON.

    Yes, pregnancy creates hormonal changes, but suggesting that her anger is just due to that minimizes the situation and her feelings. It’s like Michael asking the women in the office if they have PMS so he knows whether to take them seriously. It’s very condescending. Pam was fine when she saw her mother being happy with Michael.

  13. 104. Lizabeth  

    I thought the episode was really funny!

    Fave lines:
    Dwight: “It’s not a book, it’s a survival guide.” Classic Dwight.
    Pam “Okay weirdo.” When Michael had to rest coming back from the bathroom!

    I like that Pam isn’t a pushover anymore and that she is more confident because of Jim, but I miss her silly-ness and sweetness. I think we saw a glimpse of it a couple weeks ago when she asked Oscar how he would feel if Michael was sleeping with his mother.

  14. 103. A-a-a-andy and the Tuna!  

    I think this is my fave of season5. Loads of great moments: Toby teaching pam to punch, Kevin looking at Jim to see if he is fired, Ryan’s photos. I thought that Steve’s acting was excellent in this ep.

    10/10 from me I think… or a 9. But def a 10.

  15. 102. DJ Jazzy Flax  

    I loved how Michael mentioned he doesn’t know how to swim, esp. since we got to see him panicking & floundering around just last episode in the koi pond. :D

    Other favorite moments:
    -Michael limping off when he was slapped in the face
    -Michael’s “NOOO!!!” in reply to Pam’s “Are you ok?”
    -Toby teaching Pam how to punch
    -Jim saying he needed at least a week to think things through
    -Creed’s talking head
    -another butchered word from Michael – “inappropriosity”
    -Stanley’s reaction to Dwight’s “clenching your buttocks” – reminded me of when Dwight & Andy were talking about “blood rush to the penis” LOL

    I thought Michael’s gifts (esp. the scrapbook) to Helene were actually really sweet & thoughtful, but in typical Michael fashion, he just ruined everything at the end.

    I might be the only one, but I love when they show Michael’s handwriting – it’s like cute kid writing :)

    And was Ryan hitting on Erin, or was he just being weird?

  16. 101. Molly  

    Molly-(haha same name)
    I totally agree I think that the Pam who’s with Jim is a stronger Pam, she’s not letting people walk all over her, she’s standing up for herself.

    I loved Jim in this episode, especially him in the car telling Michael to shut up.

    I think that for the third week in a row this was classic office with a new twist. I am definitely liking the A plot B plot of the past episodes, I hope that the season continues on like this!

  17. 100. Molly  

    I haven’t read thru all of the posts, but I see a lot of people complaining about Pam’s new “character”.

    Guys — Pam was quiet and subdued because she was with Roy and he was holding her back. Once she started dating Jim – who has not held her back – she has developed into a person who has more free will.

    It’s called a person changing.

  18. 99. FUR-SHIZZLE  

    I just watched the whole episode online (I turned it on late yesterday)…the funniest thing I have seen in a long time was when Michael was doing the Math on Pam’s Mom…of course his math was off and when she said “I’m 58″ the look on Michael’s face for the next three minutes was classic. His line about “some people rob the cradle, well, I think I’m robbing the grave” made me laugh out loud. This scene with the four of them having dinner and all the emotional up and downs was one of my favorites.

    His character is so naive and child-like and lovable. I hope he finally finds the love of his life and gets to have lots of children.

  19. 98. Kristen  

    I can’t say I love where the plot is going this season, but Charlie Grandy is a rock star writer!

  20. 97. George  

    Amazing episode!!!!! Pam & Michael were awesome!!!!! Specially when she’s about to smash his face in, but instead, she slapped him. Dwight and Andy were funny too. They’re being so nice.

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