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"The Office" Recap: Episode 17, "Business School"

"The Office" Recap: Episode 17, "Business School"

This week's heartwarming episode of "The Office" was about the enduring power of paper. (And, since it was directed by "Buffy" creator Joss Whedon, it also involved a bat.) Michael gives a speech at Ryan's business school, emphasizing how important paper is, though he later asserts that people are more important. I definitely cried a little during Michael's scene with Pam. To relive some of the best moment's from "Business School," read on...

  • Dwight: "Whenever I’m about to do something, I think, would an idiot do that? And if they would, I do not do that thing."
  • Michael: "Campus. Brings back so many memories that I …would have made.”

    Spotting a group of Frisbee players, Michael says to Ryan: “What do you say we get our Fris on before class?”

  • Michael asks Ryan if, at the end of his lecture, the students will throw their hats, like at graduations.

    Michael: "If they did throw their hats, I had a pretty good line for them. 'May your hats fly as high as your dreams.' That was a pretty good line."
    Ryan: "It doesn’t apply.”
    Michael: "I understand! Wow, relax, spazzy boy. Sometimes you’re such a spaz!" Then he tickles Ryan.

  • When the bat comes out of the ceiling, Angela stops, drops and rolls.
  • “If a vampire bat were going to come to America, it makes sense that it would come to a ‘sylvania,’ like Penn-sylvania.” –Dwight

Plenty more great moments, so

  • Michael: “There are four kinds of business: Tourism, food service, railroads, and sales. And hospitals-slash-manufacturing. And air travel.”
  • Toby tells Pam he wants to go to her art show instead of his kid’s play: "It’s important to support local art. And what they do is not art."
  • "Real business is done on paper. Okay? Write that down." –Michael, as everyone types furiously on their laptops
  • Dwight says he shot a werewolf once, but by the time he got to it, it had turned back into his neighbor’s dog.
  • Michael says that in facing the big chain stores, David will always beat Goliath. Student says there are five Goliaths, but Michael cuts him off, saying,
    "Yeah, you know what else is facing five Goliaths? America. Al Qaeda, global warming, sex predators, mercury poisoning... So we just give up? Is that what we’re learning in business school?"
  • Jim asks Dwight if he’s cool to just sit and wait for animal control.
    "Animal control? I’ve been controlling animals since I was six." – Dwight
  • “Your art was the prettiest art of all the art.” –Roy to Pam
  • "A good manager doesn’t fire people. He hires people, and inspires people. People, Ryan, and people don’t go out of business.” –Michael
  • Michael looks at Pam's picture of the office, and says, "It is a source of beauty. And without paper, it could not have happened. Unless… you had a camera."
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blogsap blogsap 10 years
great episode. i loved the jim = vampire stuff. i was also bummed with roy this episode... i was kinda rooting for him this season. ps. did anyone else notice how skinny kelly looked?
la_clique la_clique 10 years
OMG! What about the scene with the bat and the garbage bag! I laughed so hard I cried, thought he was gonna suffocate her. And when Kevin shut the bat in the break room :"I'm a hero" :rotfl:
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Loved Jim's upturned collar as well. I can't believe how much sympathy I felt for Michael when he was delivering his lecture, but it didn't keep me from laughing. He had some great lines and the candy bars were perfect compliments to his speech! The final scene with Pam was wonderful; Michael's pride in Pam and in the company was so sincere.
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 10 years
Aww man you didn't include any of Jim's awesome Vampire lines!!! I really need to get a picture of Jim when he turns up his collar and looks over his shoulder. KKKYYYYYUTE!
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Roy's a putz, what's she doing with him? I loved Angela's Stop Drop and Roll! There were alot of funny moments. I had a feeling Michael was going to save the day for Pam, after totally blowing it at the lecture. And the chocolate bar thing was great! Because as soon as Pam said do you have something in your pocket, I was Oh No! lol But then it ended up being a candy bar. Which reminds me, it was hilarious when he was throwing them out to the class! ------------------------------------------------------ "We're forced to bed, But we're free to dream" Gord Downie
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 10 years
Poor Pam. i felt so bad for her when Roy didn't stay with her at the art show. I thought Roy was being a better boyfriend, but he let me and Pam down :(
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