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The Office Rundown: Episode 18, "Blood Drive"

The Office Rundown: Episode 18, "Blood Drive"

Happy Valentine's Blood Drive, everyone! The theme of this week's episode of The Office may be a little belated but is no less funny or satisfying for it. Still stinging from his Holly heartbreak, of course Michael wants all the single employees at Dunder-Mifflin to have their own private Valentine's Day party (away from the "general sexiness" of Jim and Pam's relationship). For their part, the cutesy engaged couple escapes the office for a little while by going out to eat with Phyllis and Bob Vance — a meal that has a hilariously uncomfortable ending.

To check out some of my favorite parts from "Blood Drive,"


  • I love this beginning with Jim and Pam (and Michael, unwittingly) getting rid of the phone guy: Thumbs splayed, "Ehhhhhh!"
  • I think depending on your own personal viewpoint toward love and romance, the Jam stuff is either adorable or obnoxious. Jim: "You're only engaged once! Well, present company excluded."
    Pam: "Really, Jim. On Cupid's birthday?"
  • Kelly gets a Valentine from a "secret admirer:" "Roses are red, violets are blue. It's time for your dental cleaning, and maybe a checkup, too."
  • Michael: "This is a very difficult day for a lot of people in this office. And the sexy looks between you and Pam, the general sexiness, the flowers, it's creating a bit of a hostile work environment."
    Dwight: "So sexy it becomes hostile."
  • Wow, this is probably my favorite part of all: Dwight says to camera, "I've trained my major blood vessels to retract into my body upon command. Also I can retract my penis up into itself." And then his face shifts a bit as, I'm assuming, he does just that.
  • Aww, blood drive romance! I'm actually with Kelly on this one, as she gushes over Michael's tale (also, the term "a modern-day Enchanted" is hilarious). In the van he jokes, "I feel like a human juice box. A Hawaiian blood punch. Type Oooocean-Spray." The blood drive woman is so sweet and adorable!
  • When Phyllis invites Pam and Jim out to eat, Jim says he has a lot of work to do. "Those mines aren't going to sweep themselves."
  • Bob Vance" "I honestly don't know how you can work with that jackass. And that other jackass. And that new jackass."
    Phyllis: "He's talking about Michael, Dwight and Andy."
  • Michael wants everyone to tell their worst relationship stories. He asks Ryan about Kelly before pointing out to her that "now his heart is in Thailand, along with the rest of his body, having random sex."
  • Angela says she's had another set of men duel over her, when she was living in Ohio. "John Mark and John David." It's also really cute when she becomes interested in Oscar's love troubles.
  • Michael: "There's has to be a way to get all these lonely people together." (Dwight: "Net? A giant net?") Michael suggests a mixer, "an old-fashioned meat market," but Dwight scorns this. "Lonely people mixing with one another? Breeding? Creating an even lonelier generation? You're not letting natural selection do its work. You're like the guy who invented the seat belt."
  • Michael: "I'm going to be Cupid, and I'm going to shoot my sparrow at unsuspecting victims and they're going to get hit and say, 'I'm in love! I was hit by Cupid's sparrow! Funny little bird but he gets the job done!'"
  • Dwight learns that the woman he's talking to (who looks not unlike Angela . . . ) works for a company that puts out catalogs and when she says she uses tons of paper he makes a sound like drool gargling in his mouth.
  • Ha! Phyllis and Bob get it on in the restroom at the restaurant. The expressions on Jim and Pam's faces as Bob feeds Phyllis a bite of meat? Amazing.
  • Wow, I actually feel a little choked up when Kevin gets Lynn's card and grins, "Good Valentine's."
  • I wish I'd heard from Creed about his love life in this episode, though it is totally gratifying to see him leave the blood truck with a bag of blood hanging out of his coat pocket.
Join The Conversation
getsmartgal getsmartgal 8 years
Michael's my favorite as well. I hope he meets up with the blood donor girl again. They'd make such a cute couple!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
HILARIOUS!!! On of the better episodes in a long time, but weird timing - why wasn't it aired closer to Valentine's Day?
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 8 years
This episode was pretty good, but i had to fast forward a few scenes cause i have this intense phobia about giving blood. Just seeing it makes me cringe and i feel all weak!
voltages voltages 8 years
This was a really cute episode. I really love Michael, he's my favorite. He's just so adorable, I can't help but find everything he does so endearing!
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
michaels line at the end of the episode was really cute, about cinderella and finding the right shoe/glove.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
"Those mines aren't going to sweep themselves." Loved that line.
teagirl teagirl 8 years
I LOVED this episode! The beginning scene made me laugh sooooo hard!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
I had to watch it twice to make sure, but I'm pretty sure Dwight did retract his penis. :P Also, Jim and Pam stealing fries, and then Pam eating Bob Vance's steak was awesome, as was Phyllis and Bob getting it on in the restroom. It was kinda funny that Jim and Pam didn't click sooner.
zacatecanita zacatecanita 8 years
the Opening was really funny...also the ending with Phyllis and Stanly trying to get cookies :)
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I loved Kelly's card. She went from being so excited to so sad. Loved the JAM banter in their talking head. I thought Kevin and Dwight really shined in this episode. Dwight and his control over his blood vessels cracked me up! I agree, I wish they had aired this episode in February at least!!
emalove emalove 8 years
I loved this episode! It was really cute :) Although I do agree that NBC should've aired it closer to Valentine's Day!
electricxbaby electricxbaby 8 years
"I've trained my major blood vessels to retract into my body upon command. Also I can retract my penis up into itself." that was my favourite line! and when Phyllis and Bob have sex in the bathroom, bahahaha.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I loved how Stanley and Phyllis tried to scam cookies from the blood mobile without giving blood. Band-Aids!
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 8 years
Kelly's "modern-day Enchanted" cracked me up too! I love it when her airhead lines aren't so obvious!! Also, I didn't assume Dwight was retracting his penis into itself! I thought he was just giving a dirty look, but now I have to go back and watch! :rotfl:
blondie829 blondie829 8 years
The timing of this episode was so weird. I wish that NBC would have played this around Valentines Day. I kept hoping that Michael's girl would come find him at the party. Oh well! Best parts for me: Cupids sparrow Jim and Pam stealing french fries Kevin asking do you have e-mail Solid episode, but not the best ever
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I couldn't help but laugh when Oscar asked Angela "wait, you've had 2 sets of guys duel over you?" and she has that smug little smile on her face. Also loved the "seat belt" comment by Dwight. And Bob and Phyllis? OMG, hilarious! It wasn't the funniest show ever, but it had some great lines and scenes.
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