W: Steve Hely, D: B.J. Novak
Summary (NBC): With Andy’s sales at his lowest ever, he gets desperate and holds a small business seminar with the help of some special guests. Michael and Holly turn the event into an improv challenge. Meanwhile, Erin enlists some of her co-workers in her scrabble battle with Gabe. Guest cameo: Ricky Gervais.
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The Seminar trivia
- Promos | Photos | Deleted scenes
- More on Ricky Gervais’ cameo appearance.
- Jim’s elementary school photo.
- Andy’s PowerPoint sales presentation.
- The song that plays during Kevin’s presentation is Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train.
In a poll conducted January 27-31, 2011, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.05/10
The Office The Seminar quotes
Michael: I’m working on an English character. It’s called Reginald Pooftah.
Michael: People don’t understand that it has nothing to do with making fun of a different nationality.
David Brent: Comedy is a place where the mind goes to tickle itself. That’s what she said!
Michael: The character, Mikanos, is just a little added flavor. Mikanos is loosely based on another character I do, Spiros. Who is more about the ladies.
Andy: Thank you so much, Tuna Turner.
Andy: I get super flexible when I’m nervous.
Andy: If the seminar was a meal, you’d be the amuse bouche.
Seminar guy: My company will act as an intermedium for like, .2 cents off every transaction.
Dwight: You promised us whales, these are worms!
Andy: They’re baby whales, which is even cuter!
Michael: Too much information? That’s what I thought. But you know what? Here I am using it.
Erin: Is “jlp” a word? Like “I jlp you!”
Erin: So far I’ve seen “The Shining,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Ring”… not really my thing. Although I do like the early parts of the movies where they have a perfect family and everything.
Oscar: You could have hit “mood.” Would have played a triple word.
Erin: Like “the cow mood yesterday.”
Pam: You know It doesn’t just have to be cow stuff, right?
Kevin: I’m no Jim. The only way that I’m Jim is in the movie version, when Jim sees what his future would be like if he never met Pam.
Ryan: I don’t like committing to things just like that.
Andy: My name’s Andy Bernard, but you can call me the Nard Dog.
Kevin: There are some people who have charm, and some people who don’t. Guess which type I am. Charm type.
Kevin: What I want you to do is dream the biggest that you can, and then, double it!
Kelly: Who am I? I’m Kelly Kapoor. The Business Bitch.
Kelly: It is important to brand yourself. So I have a couple of things in the works. The Business Bitch, The Diet Bitch, The Shopping Bitch, The Etiquette Bitch.
Professor Scott Powell: Hey, Kelly Kapoor. What a delicious surprise.
Andy: That brilliant little bitch.
Oscar: Put the “Q” there, sweetie.
Pam: You could have just told us what you were thinking.
Oscar: There’s no theater in that.
Pam: There’s no yelling in that, either.
Holly: What do you do in your spare time?
Michael: Practice Olympics!
Michael: She will have a greekacino.
Michael: I can’t believe it! She can talk!
Holly: No more brain damage!
Creed: Two eyes, two ears, a chin, a mouth, ten fingers, two nipples, a butt, two kneecaps, a penis. I’ve just described to you the Loch Ness Monster. And the reward for its capture? All the riches in Scotland. So I have one question: why are you here?
Gabe: I picked out our movie. It’s called “Suspiria.”
Erin: When I win, we’re going to watch “Wall-E,” where all the boundaries of color are pushed.
Darryl: They’re a bunch of jackals. They left you in the lurch. And if they want to jump in, it means you’re almost there. You did this. Bring it home.
Oscar: I will have apoplexy if you lose.
Erin: I played “ape.”
Michael: I like you. I’m going to give you my secret gyro recipe.
Jim: My mom thinks you’re too dumb to hang out with.
Andy: The rest of you are dead to me. You made the stupidest decisions of your life.
Tom Witochkin: Where’s your jet pack, Zuckerberg?
Andy: I guess when you looked in me, you forgot about my balls. They’re on the outside. Don’t know how you missed them.
Michael: Come to me, Necropolis. Put your lips on my lips.
Erin: There’s a ‘Shrek 2’?!