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Feb 19th 2006 edited
  • Season 1 : Episode 6
  • First aired on April 26, 2005
  • Written by Mindy Kaling
  • Directed by Amy Heckerling

You hear the stories about, uh, Dunder Mifflin in the '80s before everyone knew how bad cocaine was. Guh! Man, did they move paper!

Feb 28th 2006 edited

I believe Katy (Amy Adams) is an Oscar nominee in the 'Best Supporting Actress' category for her work in Junebug.

IMDB link

It appears as though I'm a few months late with this news...

Mar 9th 2006

I just rewatched this episode and realized that I "hit everything" on Dwight's checklist, so to speak.

"Creamy skin, straight teeth, curly hair, amazing breasts..."

Too bad Dwight doesn't hit anything on my checklist. Jim, on the other hand... ;)

Mar 9th 2006

You know what I found a little odd about Dwight's checklist? Granted they weren't together in this episode, but Angela's teeth are the only thing that meets the list (creamy skin can be debated, but remember she has dermatitis). On the other hand, does Pam not hit everything on the list?

Mar 9th 2006

Plain White Jim,

That's true. Angela does not necessarily meet Dwight's checklist. I suppose love is blind. And yes, Pam does seem to hit the marks, very well. I suppose that Dwight's physical requirements are not as important to him as his mental connection to the person.

Mar 22nd 2006

Is it just me, or does this episode not get the same sort of buzz as other episodes? I think it's got some great Michael moments (especially his whole "ladies man" speech), and the arguing between him and Dwight over Katy was positively grade-school. Also, the interaction between Jim and Pam first came under strain in this one.

By the way, hello all. I'm a devoted Office fan, since the first episode back in spring of '05.

Mar 22nd 2006 edited

I think more recent episodes (season 2) get more buzz because they are fresh and we're seeing them for the 1st time but this was a great episode.

memorable moments:

  • Cocks in the Henhouse.

  • Michael's fake Drakkar and him wisping on the left over vapors in the bottle.

  • Michael destroying Toby with a scathing personal attack.

  • Guys jockeyed all day for positional rights to get to ask the sales girl out and at the last minute Jim, without even breaking a sweat, lands the prize and makes it look easy.

Jun 15th 2006 edited

I just rewatched this episode today and have to say that I think it is the most critical to date, of revealing Pam's feelings towards Jim.

Everyone knows that Jim is crazy about Pam - it's in his actions and expressions and he's certainly also voiced it during multiple talking heads. But there really wasn't a whole lot of "evidence" of reciprocation from Pam during the first season, until the Hot Girl finale, in my opinion. Yeah, there was plenty of laughing and cutesy flirting, but I'm talking about some sort of hint that Pam could feel the same way.

If you remember, Pam huffed and left the breakroom when Roy mentioned he'd get with Katy if he weren't dating Pam, and I certainly would have done the same; however, I truly think she was more irked hearing Jim tell her he was taking Katy out on a date that weekend. The camera zooms in on her face and she tries to say "oh, cool" but it's so obvious that she is bothered by the thought of them together. And when she goes back to reception to (what she thinks is) discretely apply her lipgloss, it's only further confirmation that her feelings for Jim are enough to warrant trying to look more "like Katy."

Pam forgave Roy for his stupidass comment because he started to tickle her, but if you want to look at it on a sort of timeline, Pam's mood changed when Jim told her about his date with Katy and stayed that way for the rest of the work day and past quitting time even as RAM left in Roy's truck.

I remember watching this episode live when it first aired and being thrilled with Pam's behaviors. Especially at the end when she and Roy drive out of the parking lot. It's subtle, but Pam is looking out the window and looks pretty miserable to me. It's weird, but I loved that. I loved it because to me, it signified that Jim was under her skin.

I know there have been other episodes in which we saw a glimpse into Pam's feelings towards Jim, such as The Dundies and Booze Cruise, but for some reason, I think her actions in Hot Girl were more telling.

Regardless, this show sure does know how to "do" a season finale. I was very happy with how Hot Girl ended season 1 and obviously am giddy about what transpired between Jim and Pam in Casino Night.

It's very hard to wait for season 3! I want to know what happened after the kiss so badly!

Jun 15th 2006 edited

You are being infiltrated! Cock in the henhouse!

Cocks in the henhouse!

Don't say cocks.

Jun 16th 2006

Question, does top salesman include people, who at one time, were such outstanding salesman that they've been promoted?

No, Michael, you can't win this prize.

I didn't mean me!

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Ewww, Oscar the Grouch! I came up with that.

That was on Sesame Street, right?

I know! I KNOW! Can you believe he'd never heard that before he worked here?

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How many filet of fish did you eat!?

That's over several months, Ryan!

Still.

Jun 19th 2006

So I just watched the movie 'The Wedding Date' and Amy Adams who plays Katy is in the movie. At one point in the movie she says "cock in the henhouse" and I immediatly started laughing since that is what Michael says to her when he first walks up to her in this episode. I wonder which one she filmed first-the movie or this episode?


Denise

Jun 19th 2006

npfp, thanks for that, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who contributes posts that are nothing more than a string of quotes. I was beginning to feel like one of those Monty Python nerds. Oh, wait...

Is there a 12-step program for things like this?

Apr 26th 2007 edited

Wow. Only twelve comments? I just saw this episode for maybe the second time ever and I loved it. One of my favorites now. The lines above are great, but so was Katy's "It was nice meeting some of you" at the end as they are all going home.

Other observations:
1. How nicely Jim holds in his disdain for Roy when Pam is telling Jim about their weekend plans to help Roy's cousin move.
2. Katy's real resemblance to Pam. Packaging is 95 percent of hotness, and that's really all that separated the two of them. Facial structure, hair, body type... Katy's muscles are maybe more defined and her clothes are definitely more eye-catching, but they look very similar. Probably made Jim going out with Katy even less mysterious.
3. Amy Heckerling directed. She did Fast Times AND Clueless. No wonder I liked it. I liked the Harold Ramis "Safety Training" episode a lot, too. I'll start paying attention to directors now but is the celebrity director a common thing?

And how funny is it that the last post for this thread mentions a twelve-step program? I was sort of shocked there were only twelve posts for this thread, too. I know things have picked up speed over the past few seasons but I thought this was a pretty pivotal episode in a lot of ways. I was expecting more commentary about it.

Michael was transitioning from Ricky Gervais knock-off to the Michael we know today and I think he's much better this way. You do feel sorry for him and he is awful, but in a socially awkward way more than an abrasive human way.

Apr 26th 2007

Wow. Only twelve comments?
I know things have picked up speed over the past few seasons but I thought this was a pretty pivotal episode in a lot of ways. I was expecting more commentary about it.

I don't think Northern Attack existed until a long time after this first aired, right? I can't seem to find a date that NA was created... But I remember feeling excited for the next season after it aired. I just love how Pam looks at Jim and Katy as she and Roy drive away.

Apr 26th 2007

I think I found Northern Attack sometime around when Email Surveillance aired. But there weren't any forums yet, and many of the first season episodes didn't have recaps at all.

Apr 26th 2007

AND when Dwight is asking Katy out in the conference room, Angela is there. Dwight's question upsets both of them. First season you might have said that Angela was either embarrassed to be there or annoyed that romance was happening at the office, but I think in retrospect (if you can develop characters backwards through time) that she was hurt in some way that it wasn't her.

Apr 26th 2007

I love how you can hear Angela naming off the colors she likes and it's "Grey, dark grey, charcoal..."

Apr 26th 2007 edited

I think I read this someplace once...

Fan, a 25-year-old web developer in Foster City, Calif., was inspired. In particular, a history lesson about the philosophy of our 16th president caught his ear. And on Oct. 25, 2005, NorthernAttack.com was born.

Oh and...

When did you realize your blog had hit critical mass with other fans?
“When I realized that I needed forums, definitely. I think it was around the time Valentine’s Day aired from Season 2.

Apr 26th 2007

When did you realize your blog had hit critical mass with other fans? “When I realized that I needed forums, definitely. I think it was around the time Valentine’s Day aired from Season 2.

Yeah! I remember James telling us he had a surprise for us, and there were a lot of comments that hopefully it would be ice cream sandwiches, but it was the forums. It was an exciting day. And also, a day that I said goodbye to efficiency at work and school.

Apr 26th 2007 edited

I love how you can hear Angela naming off the colors she likes and it's "Grey, dark grey, charcoal..."

Still my favorite Angela line of all time.

I don't remember a lot of specifics about this episode, but it seems like this was the first time that we the audience got clued in that Jim's feelings for Pam may not be so one-sided. Besides the look Pam gave Jim and Katy when she left with Roy, she had a pretty strong reaction when Jim told her he was taking Katy out.

Apr 26th 2007

Yeah! I remember James telling us he had a surprise for us, and there were a lot of comments that hopefully it would be ice cream sandwiches, but it was the forums. It was an exciting day. And also, a day that I said goodbye to efficiency at work and school.

Aww, man, now I'm all sad and jealous I wasn't around for the ground work being laid for this place. I wanna pull a Hiro and bend some time and space.

Apr 26th 2007

it seems like this was the first time that we the audience got clued in that Jim's feelings for Pam may not be so one-sided. Besides the look Pam gave Jim and Katy when she left with Roy, she had a pretty strong reaction when Jim told her he was taking Katy out.

Yeah, I remember thinking that before, too.

I liked the Harold Ramis "Safety Training" episode a lot, too. I'll start paying attention to directors now but is the celebrity director a common thing?

Harold Ramis directed "A Benihana Christmas" too. And Joss Whedon directed "Business School."

Apr 26th 2007

The deleted scenes in this episode may be my favorite ever.
Jim's fake girl voice is insanely cute.

Apr 26th 2007 edited

never mind

Apr 26th 2007

In four hours we doubled the number if posts that took more than a year to accumulate. I wonder what the exponential equation for that would be.

Apr 26th 2007

In four hours we doubled the number if posts

What's an "if post"?

If I figure it out on my own, do I get a dollar?

Anyway, instead of making fun of other people's typos, I'll just say that very similar things happened with some early Season 2 episodes during the hate-us. Remember when we were all going insane. I feel kind of nostalgic for it, now that it's over. sigh

Apr 26th 2007

Don't forget I type one-handed in the evenings, which is as bad as having to write on a chalkboard. You almost always make mistakes writing on a chalkboard, I learned. The best explanation is that your hand goes so much slower than your brain and thing things get dropped.

Anyway, I meant "of" and it signifies nothing more than that the i and o are neighbors.

Apr 26th 2007

I know, I know. You'll notice that I made a typo as well, and not on purpose.

Apr 27th 2007

I looked for it and didn't see it. And I apologize for the tone of my defensive post. I sound awfully prim, when I really don't care. When I really knew all along that you knew I meant "of" and not "if."

Was it that you forgot a question mark?

I just went and tried to eat all the good chunks out of some cookies and cream ice cream. Now I feel bad about having two desserts tonight AND about ruining the rest of the ice cream for whoever gets it. Which will probably be me. Which means my dreams of being a hot girl in my own right slip further and further away.

Time to go to bed before I get any more maudlin.

Apr 27th 2007

Was it that you forgot a question mark?

Aya.

I just went and tried to eat all the good chunks out of some cookies and cream ice cream.

This is the best part about cookies n cream.

Now I feel bad about having two desserts tonight

A familiar feeling.

AND about ruining the rest of the ice cream for whoever gets it

Think only of the now. The future is unknown.

Which will probably be me.

Unless you're foiling your own plans. Oh, well. This means you won't eat all the good chunks out tomorrow night.

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