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"The Office" Recap, Episode 21: "Women's Appreciation"

"The Office" Recap, Episode 21: "Women's Appreciation"


One of my all-time favorite episodes of "The Office" is "Diversity Day," so I couldn't help but revel in "Women's Appreciation," which was like a diversity day for gender issues. It all starts when Phyllis is accosted by a flasher in the parking lot. As Dwight sets out to catch the culprit, Michael aims to make the office a more welcoming environment for women.

After offering some requisite offensive comments, Michael decides to take the women to a more female-friendly environment: the mall. The gals help him with his own female problems, and he takes them shopping at Victoria's Secret.

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  • "The guy was just hanging brain. What's wrong with that? If that’s flashing, then lock me up." — Creed
  • Toby: "I was at a parent teacher conference."
    Michael: "Oh yeah, prove it! Let's see your penis. ... Ok, as that was coming out of my mouth, I knew it was wrong."
  • "Jan and I have a safe word in case things go too far: foliage." — Michael
  • "I wish someone had flashed me when i was with Roy, because that would have been the ass kicking of the year." — Pam
  • "Attention: I am removing all bananas from the kitchen." — Dwight
  • "If Pam wants to show more cleavage, she should be able to. I encourage that." — Michael

  • Michael: "When Meredith flashed me at that Christmas party, I nearly vomited."
    Meredith: "I don’t remember doing that."
    Angela: "What a surprise."
  • Michael says that celebrities create unrealistic expectations about how real women should look. Gesturing towards Pam, he says: "Even the hot ones aren’t really that skinny."
  • Andy: "If it were up to me, you ladies would be the fashion models."
    Kevin: "Yes, and then the fashion models could come here and work with me."
  • "If I could menstruate, I wouldn’t have to deal with idiotic calendars anymore." — Dwight
  • Karen, when Michael announces he's taking the women to the mall: "Frankly, it’s pretty insulting. But I have a lot of stuff I need to return in my car."
  • "I’m forced to go to the American Girl store and order clothes for large colonial dolls." — Angela, on shopping in kids' stores

  • "I’m happy sometimes. When we scrap book. Or right towards the end of having sex." — Michael, on his relationship with Jan
  • Michael: "Wow, I cannot believe this yogurt has no calories!"
    Pam: "No one said it has no calories."
  • "I’m kind of between boyfriends right now, so I don’t really need anything sexy. But I do need some new hand towels, so I figure I can cut up this robe." — Pam, when Michael takes the women shopping at Victoria’s Secret
  • Andy: "I really appreciate you letting me shadow you today. I really learned a lot."
    Dwight: "Natch."
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