The Office: Body Language, 6.23

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The Office Body Language

Writer: Justin Spitzer, Director: Mindy Kaling

Summary (NBC): Pam and Jim work on their first sales pitch together to Donna (guest star Amy Pietz), the manager of a local restaurant. But Michael keeps misreading the signals she’s putting out. Meanwhile, Dwight encourages Kelly to try out for the minority training program.

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The Office Body Language rating

In a poll conducted April 29-May 3, Tallyheads rated this episode: 7.93/10

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The Office Body Language quotes

Michael: This would be a healing thing for all of North America.

Dwight: I have it on very good authority that within 20 years, everyone will be speaking German. Or a Chinese-German hybrid.

Oscar: Your office is full of genitalia.

Michael: Eso es lo que dice el.
Oscar: That’s what he says?

Dwight: If you want people to put the best face on something, why would you get two people who probably have never cut the face off of anything in their lives?

Jim: I don’t even know who you are anymore.

Michael: Did somebody order a hooker over here?

Donna: You have some ancestors in common. Somewhere back.
Angela: I knew it. You should see their baby.

Gabe: You have to be a minority.
Dwight: Uh, glasses wearers, cholera survivors, geniuses, non-organic family farmers, the list goes on and on. You want me to keep going?

Darryl: Maybe one day I’ll be sitting in Michael’s chair. Wouldn’t that be something.

Dwight: How many Indian CEOs can you think of?
Kelly: I can’t think of any CEOs, any race.

Dwight: You could be the Indian Bill Gates. You could be the Indian Ted Turner.
Kelly: I could be the Indian Julia Roberts!

Michael: Those are Shrek-green eyes.

Jim: Maybe you shouldn’t try to kiss people at work.

Donna: I work in the nightlife industry, I get hit on all the time. In my 20s, it would have been annoying. In my late 20s, I find it really flattering.

Pam: Good luck, wingman.

Kelly: Indian guys always wear their cell phones outside their pants. It’s so dorky.

Dwight: 911, hello, Scranton Strangler’s in the house. Inside the house!

Creed: You ever notice you can only ooze two things? Sexuality and pus. Man I tell ya.

Michael: Sometimes, it makes financial sense to lose money.

Oscar: In this case, it makes more financial sense to gain money.

Dwight: If you’d have told me this morning that today I’d be creating a monster capable of my own destruction, I’d have thought you were referring to the bull Mose and I are trying to reanimate.

Kevin: Now you know how I feel sitting next to those M&Ms all day.
Andy: Well, why don’t you just move the M&Ms?
Kevin: Well why don’t you shut up?!

Pam: Most printer sales are done over the phone, Ms. Boob Shirt.

Michael: What sort of movie would Rudy have been, if he had just stopped and given up after two rejections? Would have been a lot shorter. Probably been a lot funnier.

Darryl: I’ve got my whole life to be a minority executive. I only have a year left in these knees, though.

Dwight: I wasn’t talking to you, Pale Face.

Stanley: I’ll slap you in the face with a rainbow.

Dwight: Speaking of rainbows, Oscar, you are kind of a double minority. Gay.

Kelly: For hobbies, yoga, belly dancing, snake charming, beds of nails, I like lying on them.

Hide: In Japan, heart surgeon, number one. Steady hand.

Michael: Was it the cleavage?
Pam: Yeah, and the shoulder cut-outs.

Andy: She’s touching around down there. It’s easy to get confused.

Erin: Should I put it in the lost and found for 14 days and then I can take it home?

Michael: Oh, you’re still here. I have your baguette.

Kelly: I’ll never forget everything that you’ve done for me. Because I never forget anything.

Dwight: Just once, I would like to be a puppetmaster and have nothing go wrong. Is that too much to ask?

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  1. That episode was definitely one of the best this season. I laughed the entire time!

  2. I loved this episode. I was cracking up so much that my family was wondering what was wrong with me. A great way to take away my stress from a project.

  3. What in the world are the writers doing to Jim and Pam? I know there’s no more “will they won’t they” sexual tension anymore now that they’re married, but come on! Have them team up and prank Dwight or something. They’re aren’t fun to watch together right now.

  4. I didn’t get to see the whole thing, but I loved it.
    Pam is so funny and cute now I love it
    Favorite line:
    “You guys probably have some ancestors in common.”
    “I know. You should see their baby.”

  5. I didn’t really like this episode. It was too awkward. Pam wasn’t herself. And Donna was sure out in the parking lot for a long time. But at the end, where they didn’t believe Michael was funny.

  6. Huge improvement over last week–that episode was golden. I loved it! Michael is the best!! lol

  7. I gotta watch it one more time because sometimes I miss things on the first viewing, but there was some solid directing from Mindy. Some great laughs with Dwight’s plotting and Michael’s flirting too.

  8. I love love loved every single thing about this episode! Third best of the season, behind Niagara and Delivery. Kelly and Dwight were hilarious, this Gabe character is growing on me – he’s so funny! Michael was completely awkward in a good way, and Jim and Pam were adorable. It was great to see the other characters involved in the background too. It was great all around and had me laughing the entire time.

  9. I really loved Pam in this episode. I thought she was adorable and sweet.

    And I thought Jim/Pam were funny together.

  10. I didn’t really enjoy that episode. I barely laughed. Though, Kevin’s M&M’s line was the best! I literally lol’d!

    Not enough Andy for me. He’s the only reason I still watch this show!

  11. The cold open was funny, and I really liked Kevin talking about his M&Ms, but overall, not a great episode. Michael was too awkward even for Michael, and Pam is just not funny anymore. I hope next year really is the last season, it’s getting tired.

  12. Didn’t really love this ep. I agree Shannen 11-not enough Andy. I know the Jam fans will like this one but it really didn’t do it for me. Seemed like more of a filler episode than a solid story ep. Also, after what happened with Erin and Andy last week there was nothing this week about the situation. Plus, Erin just went back to the old Erin. I wonder if this episode is a precursor to Gabe being fired for being incompetent and sending Kelly to the Executive Training program will be the last straw. 6/10

  13. This is now the 3rd time they’ve mentioned the Scranton Strangler this season…first during the birth episode with Andy’s baby gift, 2nd in Happy Hour with Dwight and Isabel leaving the bar, and now tonight with Dwight again. I’m slightly concerned that this isn’t just coincidence.

  14. I loved this episode. Dwight was great. For the first time in a while, everyone seemed completely in character and nobody was too “over the top”. Good use of the entire cast, including Gabe & Erin. Left me satisfied and smiling.

  15. Am I the only one that thinks Pam was really weird in tonight’s episode? What was up with that? Not only the way that she was acting, but how she looked too.

    Loved the scene with Dwight, Oscar, Stanley, and Erin in the background in the kitchen. Hilarious!! I also loved when Michael said “Here’s your baguette” in the parking lot. So classic!

  16. Best line:
    Kevin-“Now you know how I feel about those M&Ms!” I literally cracked up for a good few minutes.
    Great episode.

  17. Could that have been anymore awkward? What a great Pam episode. The best part was the cold open, thanks to the post it notes.

  18. Got my fingers crossed that they are just going to drop the Andy/Erin plot line entirely. It’s absence here made this episode 100% better. Jim and Pam were actually funny together rather than Jim joking while Pam stares at him in disbelief. Nice in the office episode.

  19. A really fun episode. Michael making people squirm is Michael at his best, and how fun was it that he turned out to be right? Loved the Dwight/Kelly plot. Kelly may not be smart, but she can be manipulative with the best of them, and Dwight needs to remember that. Loved Pam torn between reading the situation accurately and second guessing herself, and just simply wanting to save Michael the pain. Loved the Jim/Pam exchanges. And, thank goodness, very little Erin/Andy. Of that “romance” little goes a long way.

  20. Pretty good, only thing that bothered me was the awkwardness! But that’s typical of this show so maybe that is a good thing. But mainly I’m worried they are taking Jim/Pam is a weird direction (mainly Pam), I’m a solid Jam fan and some of their stuff in this episode was a) not funny and b) awkward, even for them.

  21. I like how during Michael’s slide show, “SEX” quickly came up on the screen as a subliminal message. I can’t stop laughing at this. That may be one of my all time favorite Office moments.

  22. Really enjoyed tonight’s A and B story lines… THEN throw in Creed’s line about “oozing,” Stanley’s comment about “rainbows,” Kevin yelling at Andy to shut up in his terrific Kevin way, Phyllis sending a chill down the spin, Angela making fun of the Jam baby, and it’s all just a wonderful ensemble bonus in addition to a laugh out loud episode!

  23. How was Pam acting weird? She was trying to help Michael with his love life(and she doesn’t do that very often), but I didn’t find anything “off” about her. Was it her lame jokes that were bothersome? I can’t think of anything else. The situation was awkward, but I think the characters remained true to themselves.

  24. I completely agree with whoever said Pam was weird. What is up with the writers twisting Jim and Pam around? They don’t change any of the other characters as much as they change their personalities from week to week.

    The writers need to leave JAM alone and focus on tying up loose ends like Andy & Erin (who..weren’t even addressed in this episode??) and Angela & Dwight.

  25. 18 (Megan) –

    I’m curious as to what has you worried? I really didn’t see much awkwardness between, they simply had different opinions on the Michael situation which happens. They’re talking heads were adorable, though. I love their banter. The willl they-won’t they has been replaced by something better: genuine companionship.

  26. sombrerosarelove (nice name!) –

    How are they twisting Jim and Pam around? Pam’s always had a soft spot for Michael’s love life, advising him on what to do. The only thing I found weird was that this time she was actually agreeing with Michael’s advances, but considering she jokingly likened the situation to her own with Jim I can’t help but think she encouraged Michael to put himself out there because sometimes it DOES work.

    Also loved Kevin’s M&M line, especially when he shouted in Andy’s face. Ryan’s the only character who continually bugs me anymore (even if he still makes me laugh) considering how completely different he is now from when the show began. He used to be normal and now he’s like a crazy, mixed bag: You never know what characer he’s gonna be that day. His exchange with Kelly and Dwight was pretty awesome though.

  27. #26, Meghan, I completely agree! Thank you!

    I’m really confused as to why so many of you think Pam was weird in this one. I saw no weirdness whatsoever, just cuteness and Pam trying to be helpful. I also thought the stuff between Jim and Pam was great and showcased why we love them together so much.

    I was a little disappointed that the Andy/Erin story line wasn’t addressed, but there are so many characters on the show now, I guess they have to take turns! :)

    Something about this episode did feel very strange to me, although I have no idea what it was. It was hilarious– some amazing one-liners– and plenty awkward moments (I covered my eyes during some Michael scenes)! I really just can’t put my finger on it, but it was still good.

  28. Solid episode. Kelly was great. The Michael/Donna scenes were hilarious. Donna is one sexy lady. I just know Michael is going to find some way to screw up their relationship. My only signifigant complaint is there was no Erin/Andy interaction. I hope they didn’t break up. They didn’t feature Erin enough in this episode.

  29. Thanks Meghan!

    I just felt that their chemistry was way off. I mean they are a functioning married couple with a child, yes they argue but every scene they were in together, it seemed…different.

    I did enjoy the rest of the episode, even if it was a large dose of awkward.

  30. One of the funniest episodes this season. From the “subtle” SEX in Michael’s slideshow to Kevin’s M&M’s comment, I couldn’t stop laughing.

    The second half of Season 6 has been hilarious.

  31. Yes, it was so weird that they didn’t even address the situation with Andy and Erin. They made it into such a big deal last week, you’d think they would have at least mentioned it. And it was weird that Erin was back to normal after being a freak last week!

    I wonder if that means they’re done as a couple. So many fans didn’t like them, maybe the writers knew that and decided to end it. I hope not, though.

  32. By far the funniest episode of the season! So many funny moments, the cold open, michael’s slide show saying sex real quickly, kevin talking about M&m’s, Jims look when Phyllis talked about flirting with the warehouse, Gabe saying the program was too black, I can’t even remember them all. One of the best episodes in a long while, I was almost losing faith in this episode.

  33. Great episode!

    It felt more like a season 2 episode with a calm mood, no long term storyline drama, and great character balance.

  34. I laughed out loud many times for the first time this season. I completely love the character Gabe more and more each episode, the actor is so genuine and he is so perfect interacting with the cast. I hope he sticks around.

  35. I absolutely loved this episode. Really, really funny and Michael, oh man, sometimes I just can’t watch the screen when he behaves like that >.<

    I loved the Darryl story. He could be CEO if he wanted to but now we know why he isn't – baseball is more important :D

    Michael, Dwight Jim and Pam got lots of screen time. That's what I like to see.

    I love episodes that feature Andy a lot but I have to agree with the majority, I am so relieved they have dropped the Erin/Andy storyline. Nothing against Ellie at all, she seems adorable. I just became frustrated when a new character became such a focal point of so many episodes yet the characters that I have grown to love over the years hardly said two words :( The balance was so perfect in this episode.

    Gawd I love this show :)

  36. I think the reason most people feel something was “off” in regards to Jim and Pam is because this is the first time in a long while where they were on opposing sides of an argument. For most of the series, Jim and Pam have been the audience’s glimpse of normalcy in an otherwise eccentric office which meant, more often than not, they shared the same opinion on Michael’s antics. Tonight, Pam encouraged Michael to put himself out there because her woman’s intuition was telling her Donna was into him – and she was right! Despite Jim and everybody else’s opinion that Michael should leave well enough alone, it was Pam’s “never, ever, ever give up” that helped Michael get his kiss. Go Pam, I say! lol

  37. Also, the Andy and Erin non-mention didn’t bother me too much (even though I like them more than most seem to) because it reminded me of another Mindy episode (this one, she wrote) where something monumental from the week before wasn’t mentioned the following episode: The Injury and Jim’s confession. Sometimes the audience needs a breather from the angst.

  38. Best part of the episode was the zoom in on Jim’s face after Phillis says she tries not to let it go too far. Hahaha

  39. I really liked the B storyline with Dwight and the minority training. The A storyline felt kind of forced. I liked Jim and Pam working together, but that honestly was really brief. Pam doing the impersonations/lame jokes felt out of character. I did like the talking head when she said she married Jim for the money, though, that was cute. I didn’t think it was that odd that she told Michael that he might have some chance with her, and turns out she was right. But I did just sort of felt like the Michael/Donna progression kind of jumped a few beats in the story. It had fun moments but I’d say one of the weaker episodes of the season.

  40. Gabe sucks. Toby rules. More Gabe means less Toby. This is not good.

  41. My favorite part of this episode was when Michael stuck the postit note with his idea of the gender symbol on Angela’s head. Time and time again, Michael Scott proves that because of his ignorance, he can get away with anything! Great episode! I wonder what the climax to the season will be? Only 3 episodes left!

  42. Was not a fan, at all, of last week’s ep, but this one knocked it out of the park! It brought the awkward in spades and did so in a realistic fashion which is all I ask for from my Office. Who among us hasn’t heard or seen the person we’re interested in do something and extrapolate all the different ways they’re secretly wanting us to make a move? It could have been goofy had they not set it up brilliantly throughout the episode and in the moment itself. I know I wasn’t the only one sucked into the moment, crining, and pleading, “Don’t do it, Michael, don’t do it.”

    This is also, hands down, the most I’ve liked Jim and Pam since they’ve gotten together. Angst-ridden, unrequited love affairs obviously play better and tug at the heartstrings more than the (sometimes annoying) happy couple, but their banter last night was quite enjoyable.

    Universal sign for male and female? Awesome.

  43. Hilarious episode!! But I agree with those who thought Pam was acting weird – not in helping Michael, which was sweet, but in making those bad sort of bada-boom style jokes. That is so not Pam at all. Pam used to be wonderfully understated and wry in her sense of humor.

  44. Overall, really good episode. However, I am getting tired of Dwight constantly trying to sabotage people. I think it’s been really overdone. Anyway, much better episode than last week! Go Office!

  45. Don’t understand the complaints about Jim and Pam. This was CLASSIC Jim and Pam, which the show has desperately missed. Their banter (and Pam trying lame jokes) was the best part of the episode!

    Loved that the 4 main characters all got the most screentime again. Doesn’t happen very often. The entire episode was golden, from the cold open, to both A, B and C storylines. Great, great episode, one of the best of the season.

  46. Actually, thinking about it some more:
    Why are so many people complaining about Pam? This was classic Pam. She was cheerful and playful and looking out for Michael, which is classic Pam. She was flirty and joking with Jim, which is classic Pam. Granted S2 Pam would have never made those jokes, but that was funny too – she’s always becoming more and more like Jim in subtle ways. I love how Jenna Fischer even copies some of his mannerisms now.

    Seriously, for those who liked S2-3 Pam the best, this was a great episode. Just a great Pam episode in general.

  47. Okay you guys, help me out here, since I don’t know Spanish:

    The closed captioning on this episode said “Eso es lo que dice el” — is that a direct translation to “That’s what he says”?

    Because when I enter “That’s what he says” into Google Translate, it gives me “Eso es lo que dice.”

    Thanks for your help! :)

  48. I thought this episode was great!! Loved Jim and Pam’s banter and jokes, very cute! It reminded me of season 1 and 2. I missed them!! Kelly/Dwight and Michael/Donna were great in the storyline too, the show was more balanced.

  49. Tanster, “Eso es lo que dice el” is literally “That’s what he says” what you are getting is “Es lo que dice” which is also accurate, but the “el” is used to differentiate between genders (masculine), something the English language lacks. “Es lo que dice” is gender neutral, which could be “That’s what he/she says”.

    Hope I helped
    Source: Spanish is my Native Language.

    [from tanster: ah, awesome. muchas gracias!]

  50. “I can’t think of any CEOs, any race” was my favorite line. I thought this was a solid episode, and it didn’t bother me at all that Erin and Andy weren’t addressed in this episode. It makes perfect sense considering the mockumentary format- if no drama occurred with Erin and Andy while the cameras were there, then there’s nothing to tell. Jim and Pam were great during most of the episode, but I really cringed (and not in a good way) at Pam’s jokes early on. Ever since they got together, both Jim and Pam are occasionally bumbling and awkward in a very out-of-character way, and I hope it stops!

  51. Favorite line? “How do you think we got together?”
    “Because I stopped at your desk like 50 times a day”

  52. The only laughable moments were the cold open and the “Well, the joke’s on you” talking head. Other than that, this one ranks down there with Mafia.

  53. One of the best episodes ever! Have watched it 3 times and laughed hysterically every time.

  54. Anyone else laugh out loud at “Why don’t you move the M&M’s” “Why don’t you SHUT UP!”

  55. Pam’s cringe-worthy jokes in this episode added to her overall adorkableness in this episode and considering she spent her formative saleswoman time with Michael Scott I didn’t find it too out of character. It is new for Pam which is why I think we got the Jim line, “I don’t know who you are anymore’.

    Overall a thoroughly enjoyable episode where I found myself giggling and cringing in equal measure. Very classic Office.

  56. Too many jokes to single out just one favorite, this episode had it all!!!! I gotta agree with the one post though, when Kevin just screamed “Why don’t you just shut up!” Literally, crying of laughter!!!

  57. Great funny lines throughout. The black and white photo Michael showed in the sales pitch slide show looked so photo-shopped, and I loved that he said it’s a picture of him in a place where he’s all alone with his thoughts (or something like that), and then adds he went there with Ryan! It cracked me up! I loved that Kelly gets pulled over for texting! Not a complaint, but sometimes I wish the writers/directors would turn Dwight down a notch; he could still accomplish all of his attempts to manage the outcome of the situation in a hilarious subtle way rather than by having to act like a cartoon character!

  58. Tanster…you asked about the Spanish translation of That’s What He Said. I don’t know Spanish, but I meant to tell you…I have an app on my iPod Touch that’s called “TWSS Worldwide.”

    It actually shows you how to say TWSS in tons of different languages! It’s so funny. They show you the words on screen, then you press the button and you hear someone pronounce it.

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