Writer: Mindy Kaling, Director: Ken Kwapis
Summary (NBC): Michael goes on a speaking tour of the other branches to explain Scranton’s success, accompanied by Pam. Dwight and Jim — now the heads of the party planning committee — forget a birthday, with severe consequences. Andy falls for someone he should not. First of two parts.
The Office Lecture Circuit Part 1 extras
From Jenna Fischer’s MySpace blog, dated February 3, 2009:
Ken [Kwapis]… directed the episode that is airing this week – “Lecture Circuit”. It is my favorite of the year! The folks at corporate send Michael on a business trip to the various branches of Dunder-Mifflin where he is to perform sales training seminars. Pam goes along as his assistant. They go to Karen’s branch and Pam and Karen see one another for the first time since Jim and Karen broke up. Ahhhh! So awesome! The episode was so great that was turned into a two-parter!
This is the episode of the birthday sign in the conference room: IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY.
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The Office Lecture Circuit Part 1 quotes
Michael: I was looking online about sebaceous cysts. I have not been squeezing it. Could I stick it with a pin?
Michael: And we’re off! Like a herd of turtles.
Michael: I am telling them my secret recipe for success. My eleven business herbs and spices. In a sales batter.
Michael: Pam is my hot roadie.
Michael: Don’t say “bucks.” It’s not lady-like.
Michael: Maybe you could tie it around your waist, or lose the shirt underneath or something.
Kelly: I think sometimes people are really mean to the hot, popular girl.
Michael: I need silence or Sam Kinison to prepare.
Pam: I’ll just play a song in my head.
Pam: I even hate thinking that Al-Qaeda hates me. I think if they got to know me, they wouldn’t hate me.
Andy: What we have here is the ultimate smackdown between the Nard Dog and crippling despair, loneliness, and depression. I intend to win.
Kelly: Screw you guys. You’re dead to me.
Dwight: What kind of cake do you want, imbecile?
Michael: Is that Jim’s?
Michael: I’m trying to figure out the last time that you and Jim had sex.
Dwight: It’s not like she discovered a cure for cancer.
Dwight: Fortunately, my feelings regenerate at twice the speed of a normal man’s.
Michael: You bought it! And now you can’t return it. Or can you? No you can’t.
Michael: Karen, do you need to go pump?
Michael: Would a liar bring mini Mounds bars?
Michael: I learned the Pledge of Allegiance by setting it to the tune of Old MacDonald.
Michael: Shirty. Mole. Lazy Eye. Mexico. Baldy. Sugar Boobs. Black Woman.
Michael: She is pregnant. She is knocked up. “K,” Karen.
Stanley: Give me two clients for her.
Michael: Prepare yourself, for the Utica Chain Store Massacre!
Michael: So is there a guy or a person or a sperm machine that did this to you?
Michael: No, it’s really dorky. You were right the first time.
Michael: Old hatreds dissolve into new friendships. It’s a really wonderful moment.
Andy: Whenever I walk into a room, she totally looks up.
Creed: This is how I got Squeaky Fromme.
Creed: Have I ever steered you wrong, Jim?
Andy: We lost the account.
Dwight: Mose doesn’t know how to use a phone, so joke’s on you.
Pam: Perfect boobs. Of course I remember Holly.
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