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2.08 Performance Review
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Feb 19th 2006 edited
  • Season 2 : Episode 8
  • First aired on November 15, 2005
  • Written by Larry Wilmore
  • Directed by Paul Feig
  • Northern Attack Recap

Forget everything you thought you knew about ab workouts.

Mar 8th 2006

I love this episode for so many reasons. Jim popping Dwight's annoying "fitness orb" with his scissors, was definitely one of the funniest moments in the history of television. If you look closely, you can see Jim's (John's) reaction to popping the ball. From the laughter, I think the cast and crew almost busted their collective guts during this scene.

Also, the Homer Simpson doll that always sits in the center of the room is turned upside down during this entire episode.

Man, I love this show!

Mar 8th 2006 edited

I'm with Lori. I think this is the most underrated episode. Solid from start to finish. The suggestion box conference room meeting comes to mind.

"That guy was weird." "Maybe I should take the stairs, because talk about stank!" "Do you think this is refering to you boning Jan?"

Oct 27th 2006

Wow, there are only three posts for this episode? I love watching Jim eat in this episode. Spoon.

Oct 27th 2006

PPB I most definitely went to watch Performance Review after reading your entry. Ditto on the spoon. I forgot which thread but someone mentioned that for some reason hot men look great eating food with a spoon, citing Brad Pitt from Oceans 11. I always thought it was kind of odd but sexy of Brad Pitt's character to be eating throughout the movie, then Jim with his jello and fruit cups is very adorable. I just never put the 2 and 2 together until I read it on the forum. Ahh the spoon.... it must be some sort of Freudian thing.

Oct 28th 2006

This is a great episode. Was supposed to be aired 8th in Season 2, making it "Client, Fight, and Performance Review" in that order. For some reason, it was switched and that's why the episodes seem a bit jumbled. Fight: Jim and Pam fight and make up. But she's a bit pissed at him already, it seems. It makes sense if this episode aired after the Client, when Jim made his illadvised "we had a date" move. uncomfortable-->pushing it too far-->making up--> performance review, everything is back to normal.

Oct 30th 2007 edited

Watching this on TBS right now and I've never wanted to be a spoon so much more than after watching this episode.

eta: yes, I know. Add me to the NA perv list now

Oct 30th 2007

I've never wanted to be a spoon so much more than after watching this episode.

  1. Ew.
  2. Good point.
Oct 30th 2007

Watching this on TBS right now and I've never wanted to be a spoon so much more than after watching this episode.

This is how I feel about the Pilot. I guess my screen name here will be as close as I ever get.

Oct 31st 2007

I guess my screen name here will be as close as I ever get.

Have faith, my man. I'm sure she'll come to Sydney to promote Walk Hard.

Oct 31st 2007

Ozzy and Jenna in the same year? Now that I could handle!

Oct 31st 2007

I forgot just how much I liked this episode. It's in my Top 5, and I didn't really even know it. Crazy.

Aug 9th 2008

Ahh the spoon.... it must be some sort of Freudian thing.

Interesting. How so, Dwayne Fart Poop? It's sexy to see Jim eat with a spoon because of spooning?

I forgot just how much I liked this episode. It's in my Top 5, and I didn't really even know it. Crazy.

That's exactly what I realized, BTF, 10 months later. I didn’t realize how much I love Performance Review until I rewatched.

  • The scene where Jim gets Dwight to say tomorrow is Saturday and Jim is eating pudding. Dwight says, “duh” and Jim’s “duh” is right on top of his.

  • When Jan walks in, Michael tries to kiss her on the hand, then puts his hand on her boob.

  • Michael talking to Jan before she leaves. Jim is behind him listening and laughing.

  • Please don't smell me, Michael.

  • Jan talking directly to the camerman. Jan: Look, I know it's your job, I know you have to ask, but I promise you, I'm not gonna discuss it with him, I'm certainly not gonna discuss it with you. Do you have a light?

  • The scene with Pam and Jim in the break room. I thought it was especially interesting, with S3, that Jim says he doesn’t think you can ever come all the way back from liking someone, especially when working together.

  • Jim: Office romances. I think you should probably ask Pam 'cause she's in an office romance, technically. I assume he means Roy (that their relationship is only technically a romantic one), but does he?

  • And, Michael describing an office. It’s a single cell organism and they have to have a spine. He is the heart and the spine. Jan is the brain. The heart is smarter than the brain but the brain is so effing hot.

Aug 9th 2008

I think the spoon scene is what does it for me.

Aug 9th 2008

The spoon scene is a thing of wonder.

Aug 9th 2008

Definitely

Here goes a better screencap that shows my point.

That goes out to you, VG, since you had to work today.

Aug 9th 2008

Holy crap, I saw some tongue! Thank you lemon, thank you!

Aug 9th 2008

You're welcome!

Aug 11th 2008 edited

Yeah, spoons are pretty good. What's that she eating? Anyone?

Aug 11th 2008

Mixed Berry?

Not you, MB...quit drooling!

Aug 11th 2008

She is eating Mixed Berries. And all that that implies.

Maybe I should change my name to Pudding...

Aug 11th 2008

She is eating Mixed Berries.

And that's all I've ever wanted to hear. Well, since 2005 anyway.

Aug 11th 2008 edited

Maybe I should change my name to Pudding...

Man, I could really go "too far" right now if I wanted to. Must...exercise...restraint!

But I hope you don't. First Brian? Now you? If everyone actually goes through with all these contemplated name-changes no one will know who they're posting to, and it could get really confusing! When will the madness stop!! :-)

Aug 11th 2008

I forgot I read that... was Brian serious?

Aug 11th 2008

He sounded serious to me.

Aug 11th 2008

He's serious, but drawing a blank.

Aug 11th 2008

Are we having a contest to find Brian an Office-related name?

Aug 11th 2008

Have you looked through the screen name's thread, Bri?

Aug 11th 2008

I think I shall. I want to time it show-wise with when I got into the show or here.

Aug 11th 2008

When did you get into the show? When did you get here? (Northern Attack in general.)

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