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2.18 Take Your Daughter to Work Day
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Mar 16th 2006 edited
  • Season 2 : Episode 18
  • First aired on March 16, 2006
  • Written by Mindy Kaling
  • Directed by Victor Nelli, Jr.
  • Northern Attack Recap

I only have one goal today. To make one kid like me. Just one.

Mar 16th 2006

I can't wait for this episode. The clip from Rainn's Tonight Show appearance was great with him reading a story to the kids ;)

Hey, I don't know if anyone asked this in another thread, but John Krasinski is doing the voiceover in the new Ask.com tv ad isn't he?

Cheers! Amber

Mar 16th 2006

Can't wait, can't wait!

Mar 16th 2006

I'm very excited for this episode as well. "Have you ever seen a foot with four toes?!?" Damn I love Creed!

Mar 16th 2006 edited

Omigosh, you guys have to see this. The last scene is adorable!

(Video preview of tonight's episode from TV Guide Online.)

Mar 16th 2006

Hey Tanster:

Thanks for the clip--I so can't wait for this ep.

Mar 16th 2006

Interested to see the friendship formed between Michael Scott and Toby's KID!

Given how desperate Michael is for friend's, I think he'll want to keep this friendship going!

Mar 16th 2006

Pam and Jim start off friendly...so I suppose things have blown over....again.

Mar 16th 2006

Also, anyone notice that Michael Scott appears to aspire to be a black comedian...first Chris Rock, now Eddie Murphy.

Mar 16th 2006

Just saw the puppet, must watch episode again later.

Mar 16th 2006

It was great to have the office back. Nice online name, Michael!

Mar 16th 2006

Assorted thoughts:

This was a great show.

Even when Michael was 5, the video had a long, silent, awkward moment - typical classic "The Office" footage.

Michael's screen name of "loverofkids" (or something like that), was hysterical!!

In spite of a disagreement here on my vision of future sub-plots, there appears to be an emerging Ryan/Kelly romance. I still think that as JAM comes together, one of the other Office romances will blossom to help fill in that gap. Tonight it appeared that KeRyan (Cryin) may emerge as another tense romance.

I loved Pam's look when she heard that Jim had a date.

Once again, the writers make us feel real bad for Michael, even though he can be so obnoxious, we see his soft under belly and we feel so bad for him. The love/hate relationship continues.

Mar 16th 2006

Tapper - good summary. I agree, there was good character and relationship development in this episode - mixed in with plenty of classic moments. Ryan reflecting on being yelled at by Stanley ruled.


Scranton Branch Merchandise

Mar 16th 2006

Kelly/Ryan is not so much a relationship, as its Kelly pining for Ryan, who is realizing more and more than the hookup he began has REALLY spun out of control. That's going to really blow up someday.

Dwight/Angela was a little sick to watch tonight, mainly because Dwight led himself get whipped by Angela. Otherwise, was funny to watch her empower Dwight.

Also, I refuse to believe Jim had a date. I think he just said that to get out of dinner with Kevin and his future daughter. Then he escaped the sing-a-long because, well, do you really need a reason for that one?

Mar 16th 2006

Great, great episode. It was nice to see considerably less attention paid to JAM. Not because I'm tired of JAM (delicious, delicious angst), but just to prove that the show doesn't need it to survive.

Up until this episode I had strongly doubted the ability of The Office to be as strong if JAM becomes a real item. But the supporting cast (counting Ryan as part of the supporting cast) dominated this episode.

Michael's "littlekidlover" screen name was the kind of thing where you knew something outrageous was coming, but still were surprised with the hilarious absurdity of the punch line.

I've only watched the episode twice at this point, so I'll refrain from any more comments for now.

Mar 16th 2006 edited

Also, I refuse to believe Jim had a date. I think he just said that to get out of dinner with Kevin and his future daughter. Then he escaped the sing-a-long because, well, do you really need a reason for that one?

What do you mean you "refuse" to believe Jim had a date?
That's ridiculous. He's not asexual.

Mar 16th 2006

ok, not refuse...but I doubt it. Jim's done stuff like that in the past. It just seemed like something he said to quick get out of the situation.

Mar 16th 2006 edited

Ryan reflecting on being yelled at by Stanley ruled.

"Stanley yelled at me today. That was one of the most freighting experiences of my life." Haha I completely agree. One of my favourite Stanley moments.


The Office Quotes

Mar 16th 2006 edited

Oh by the way, Michael and Dwight's song at the end was 'Teach Your Children' by Graham Nash. I'm sure some people were wondering. :)

Mar 17th 2006 edited

ok, not refuse...but I doubt it. Jim's done stuff like that in the past. It just seemed like something he said to quick get out of the situation.

Dwigt: you may have to change your name to Mr. Poop !!

That kid had all the makings of a real brat.

I also agree that Ryan getting a tongue lashing from Stanley was priceless.

Mar 17th 2006

little girl: "can I help"

Angela: "no, we would just have to explain everything to you, it's easier if we just do it ourselves".

Toby: "That's not what I was expecting, let's go".

That was hysterical. Angela is so tight that she couldn't let a 6yr old fold napkins or something.

Mar 17th 2006

Dwigt: you may have to change your name to Mr. Poop !!

yes, tapper, if dwigt doesnt jump on that i would expect some other “mr. poop” will be joining us before long. if “littlekidlover” signs up though, “mr. fbiguy” may be looking into our little group.

Mar 17th 2006

Did anyone notice Jim start a sentence by saying "Question.." just like Dwight always does? I think it was when he was standing by Pam's desk talking to Kevin's fiancee's daughter.

And was this the first time it has been mentioned that Kevin has a fiancee or did I miss something?

Mar 17th 2006

I'll bet a dwight bobblehead (that for some reason was missing from his desk last night) that the J/P index goes up slightly. Pam showed her jealous side when Jim mentioned that he had a date, and she was clearly upset when she turned and he wasn't there at in the conference room. The ball is in her court now, and I think these things will slowly, very slowly, realise what things might be like if the goes ahead with the marriage, making a Jim/Pam relationship even more impossible. You don't know what you have until its gone, and with his vacation, and the possibly date last night, she will start to realize life without Jim.

As much as I like "Healthcare", I can't wait another two weeks for a new episode.

"Take your daughter to work day" was awesome though... Mr. Poop... Are you mother goose?.... What is a Nazi?... THE PUPPET... 4 toes....

I find Kelly extremely annoying... I liked it better when she was behind the scenes, or in Diversity day when "if you leave there will only be two left."

Mar 17th 2006

angela's stick in the mud factor is off the charts. wonder if she'll find out about the Schrute family practice of eating the youngest if the harvest is too small...

Mar 17th 2006

I will admit that I cried - cried - when Little Michael revealed that he wanted 100 kids so that no one could ever say no to being his friend. Even my husband, who can't stand the character of Michael, felt some empathy for him then. I love that the writers didn't try to turn anything around and make a joke out of the whole situation, either. They just let it stand by its own awkward, sad self. At the end of "Halloween" they also reveal a softer side to Michael when he greets the trick-or-treaters at his door. I really love that they make him such a multi-dimensional character, rather than a flat jerk. Of course, I'm fully expecting that in the next new episode we'll see Michael do something gaspingly stupid ~ have to keep that up, you know ;-) This show is like Scrubs in that it is a comedy that really knows how to present the drama and seriousness without watering down either the funny scenes or the serious scenes.

This ranks right up there with "The Injury" as a favorite episode (although "The Injury" noses it out, just because it had more moments of outright comedy). I know they were both written by Mindy Kaling (and I love the Ryan/Kelly thing, too...let's not be too hasty to shed a tear for Ryan, either. After all, he's maintaining his "fling" with Kelly even while it's very apparent, even to him, that she wants something more. That's kind of cruel).

Mar 17th 2006 edited

Dwigt - "angela's stick in the mud factor is off the charts. wonder if she'll find out about the Schrute family practice of eating the youngest if the harvest is too small..."

I bet she not only endorses but encourages such practices. She is, after all, hoping the father of her future children will be a "strict disciplinarian," and cannibalism is about as hard-core as child discipline can get.

Dwight and Angela are perfect for one another. So are Jim and Pam...but not in the same way. It's just hard to explain ;-)

Mar 17th 2006 edited

Did anyone notice Jim start a sentence by saying "Question.." just like Dwight always does?

Actually, Michael, Dwight and Jim all do the "question" thing. Not really a big deal, though. You work with people long enough, and you pick up their speech patterns--whether you want to or not.

And was this the first time it has been mentioned that Kevin has a fiancee or did I miss something?

Kevin's finacee was in "The Dundies." I think they've mentioned her in another episode, too, but I'm not sure which one.

Mar 17th 2006

Michelle: I'm with you. When childhood Michael was talking about his 100 children, I was going to laugh at first, but then the real meaning behind the comment hit home hard, and I nearly cried. I found it to be so unbelievably sad. But that is why The Office rocks because the writing is so bi-polar and wonderful. I love Michael, friendless and obnoxious.

Hehehe, I loved how Pam finally bonded with Merideth's kid in the end. Somehow, it just seemed perfect.

And I totally agree. Stanley yelling at Ryan was HILARIOUS!!!

"Boy, have you lost your mind? Because I'll help you find it!"

Mar 17th 2006 edited

There were some great scenes in the casting sides that didn't make it into this episode. I hope we see them later as deleted scenes. This was one of my favorites:

Abby to Pam: Did you draw that?

Pam: Yes, do you draw?

Abby: I want to be an artist when I grow up.

Pam: Me too!

Abby: You are grown up.

Poor Pam!

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