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The Office Rundown: Episode Eight, "Business Trip"

The Office Rundown: Episode Eight, "Business Trip"

This episode of The Office should just be called The Andy Show — he gets all the best lines and does a hilarious job delivering them. And I love the teaming up of Andy and Oscar. So unlikely, and thus, so very funny. The two of them accompany Michael on an "international" business trip to Canada (where they meet "Concierge Marie," played by Reno 911!'s Wendi McLendon-Covey!). Meanwhile, back at the office, Jim's excitement over Pam's return to Scranton ends abruptly when he learns some news.

To check out some of my favorite moments and share your own,


  • Michael has Meredith pretend that she is from Abu Dhabi. "I am ashamed at your naked face, I must cover it with my jacket." He throws his jacket on her head. "You are now sexy in your culture."
  • Jim explains, "Pam comes back from New York next week and everyone here has just been so excited for me. And involved. And intrusive. And weird." Case in point: Kevin smacks Jim's butt!
  • Andy tells Angela he'll be good while in Canada, "Meaning I will try to get other dudes laid."
  • Ryan says he'll move into Kelly's area once Pam gets back. "This looks like where I'll probably do my push-ups every day." Kelly swears "that door is closed" and then makes out with Ryan on her desk.
  • Yay for guest star Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Concierge Marie")! She is one of my favorite funny ladies.
  • Michael: "A concierge is the Winnipeg equivalent of a geisha. This is a woman who has been trained in the fine art of fanciness and pleasure. And when you meet one, it is intoxicating. Just what the doctor ordered."
  • Pam tells Jim that she failed a class and has to stay in New York for another 12 weeks! Also: Seeing Pam cry makes me want to cry.
  • I'm just amazed by all the great moments Andy has this episode! To name a few:
    "Come on it's Dandy Dale and Foppy McGee over there."
    "Mademoiselle! Beer me dos Long Island iced teas, por favor. Bad decision in a glass."
    "A guy needs intercourse!"
    "You will thank me when they spank thee."
    "You know, it's true what they say: Long Island iced teas are way stronger in Canada."
  • The pairing up of Oscar and Andy in a bar is genius. Oscar wonders what Andy could possibly see in Angela, to which Andy replies,"I see through a hard exterior to a little jelly in the middle. She is teaching me to be a better person. She's working really hard on that. And she has the softest skin I've ever seen, and I can't wait to have sex with her."
  • Oscar's drunk! And totally silly! Oscar tells Andy to call Angela and ask what is wrong with her, and when Angela picks up he blurts out "Why won't you do Andy?" before dissolving into giggles.
    Andy: "That's Oscar and he wants to know why you won't do me and I think it's a valid question."
    Angela: "Are you drunk?"
    Andy: "This is Andy Bernard. . . I want to take you to sex school!"
  • Then we hear Dwight whisper, "Who is that, Monkey?"
  • Dwight says he's not surprised that Pam failed a class at art school, and insults Pam's painting of the office building, saying the shadows are coming from two different directions. "What? Are there two suns? Uh, last I checked that's not an office in the Andromeda galaxy!"
  • When Oscar thanks him for trying to hook him up. "You kidding me? It's what I do. You get the whole nine 'nards.'"
  • Ryan tells Kelly she needs to break up with Darryl, and he even typed out a breakup text message for her to send Darryl. They press Send together. Darryl responds saying it's cool. Kelly is thrilled but Ryan is totally deflated now that the danger of Darryl being angry and jealous is gone.
  • Andy says Angela is "so pissed" that she's taking them back to first base, which means Andy gets to kiss her forehead.
  • Oscar and Andy have bonded. Andy offers a chest bump and a "bro hug" before Oscar shakes his hand.
    Andy: "I had to go all the way to Canada to get to know a guy who sits 20 feet away from me. And he's delightful!"
  • Wow, Michael tells David Wallace (right to his face, "over the phone") that sending Holly away was a sucky thing to do before hanging up on him. Then Michael claims that David Wallace shows a lot of respect for him when he doesn't fire him.
  • Pam comes back! Her little speech at the end is so sweet.

Thoughts on "Business Trip"?


reesiekitty reesiekitty 8 years
Absolutely funny. I am trying to say 'You are now sexy in your culture' in as many reasonable real-life situations as I can.(you'd be amazed how often that is possible) I love it how Oscar is urging Andy to drunk-dial Angela, but then is like " Don't REALLY call her!' He is one of the more normal, socially apt people at DM, and its hilarious to see him be sort of dumbfounded that Andy is actually calling her, then getting into the drunken spirit! I loved Michael and his Concierge. I also loved his walk of shame the next morning. Poor Micheal- he is really missing Holly and all the sexy Canadian geisha concierges in the world can't make up for that. Daryl was awesome with his not-caring. I kind of love Angela stringing Andy along, because it is so HER. She is so type-A and now she can really hold something over Dwight, because she can ditch him and really marry Andy at any time. So she really has the upper hand. And Andy is so ... ahem... whipped, that he just rationalizes all this crazy stuff from Angela- I loved it that he is now back to 'first base' and he can kiss her forehead!!!
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
thought this was one of the best eps of the season thus far... def getting better! never was a huge fan of andy, but he was hilarious in this ep.
vandec vandec 8 years
I can't help but say THE OFFICE IS BACK!! after the awesome season premier, the next few eps of this season were just so-so. I think the writers wanted us to miss Pam as much as Jim did (I know I was jonesing for some JAM) ... but yes, this ep belonged to Andy -- SOOOO many awesome lines ("You'll thank me when they spank thee") .. it was a total pleasure to see them throw characters together that heretofore were mostly apart -- as usual, the writers nailed it because that IS how colleagues get to know one another I really hope we see a little of JAM homelife coming up, but in general I'm just delighted they're in the same city again! YAY! PS Michael's face when Concierge Marie was giving them restaurant suggestions was priceless -- a complete innocent!
vandec vandec 8 years
ridiculously awesome quotes: "Concierge is the Winnipeg equivalent of a geisha. This is a woman trained in the fine art of fanciness and pleasure. And when you meet one, it's intoxicating" "Mademoiselle, beer me dos long island teas, s'il vous plaît - bad decision in a glass...." "Yeah, we'll discuss this later. NAKED. I wanna see you NAKED." "WMFL - Wing Man For Life" "I could be making more money as a doctor, or a professional athlete." "I told him off right to his face, over the phone"
melx melx 8 years
i ♥ oscar and andy
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I was pretty disappointed throughout the show because they were going to extend this whole Pam and Jim thing, but I was thrilled with the ending! Wheeeeeee!!!! And I love the whole Andy and Oscar thing....awesome.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
i can't help but love kelly and ryan's twisted relationship! i love how crazy she is about him, and even though it makes me sad, it's hilarious that now he's not feeling it anymore hahahaha i love that pam came back. such a sweet and touching moment
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 8 years
I did not even HEAR Dwight in the background, so I just rewatched the ep again and realized how much I missed since I was laughing so hard the first time around!
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 8 years
Firstly, how hot did John Krasinski look in this episode?? Not that he isn't always hot. And Ed Helms too! :D Anywho, I loved the Andy and Oscar drunkeness. And then Andy's "...delightful!!". And Jim saying "Pam comes back from New York next week and everyone here has just been so excited for me. And involved. And intrusive. And weird." after Stanley's slightly creepy laugh. I loved Ryan and Kelly's bit too. Ryan trying to do one handed push ups, Kelly's talking head saying she'd never go there again, and then Ryan and Kelly making out. I got kinda mad at Ryan though. He wanted it so bad, and now he's got it, he doesn't want it anymore. Sheesh!
nina_e nina_e 8 years
At first I thought this was going to be a complete downer... but it turned itself around. Loved Andy in this and Oscar. Oscar is really funny too...I've seen him in Reno. Speaking of Reno 911...Clemie was great in this episode as the 'geisha of canada'. Loved Pam's speach at the end. Brillz!!!!
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
Honestly, I thought that Pam was lying at first so she could stay in New York - I thought they should have wrapped up the confrontation with the New York friend about staying in NY before moving on to the whole class failing thing. Or maybe I just need to pay better attention. I loved at the end where Dwight complelety interrupts Jim and Pam's touching moment - "I need five copies of this" - I could not stop laughing. I didn't eve realize it was Wendi McLendon until the second time I watched it - they didn't use her nearly enough! This is one of the episodes I wish had been a full hour, it was such a great idea!!
emalove emalove 8 years
I think Andy's been stealing the season so far...he's great. This episode made me smile :) I love that Pam came back.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
For anyone who missed the episode, it's on in HD: ;)
sunny1intucson sunny1intucson 8 years
I loved this episode! Andy and Oscar drunk and giggling were hilarious. "Call her! No! Don't really call her!" There were SO many awesome one-liners I can't begin to recount them all. Suffice to say, my fave episode of the season and who woulda thunk it would all come from Andy and Oscar!! I'm glad they gave them some screen time. The entire "international" trip aspect was funny too, with Michael adding the "how do you say" line when talking to Concierge Marie.
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
I love drunk Oscar!
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 8 years
I :rotfl: when Darryl practically skipped out merrily from work after he got Kelly's break-up text. Hil-ari-ous!!!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
What I keep reading about why Angela hasn't done what makes the most sense, is that Andy is the safe choice but she's attracted to Dwight, obviously. They need to resolve that one way or another though.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Creed? Over Jim's shoulder. Oh. My. God. I shuddered. That was SO CREEEEEEPY!
Lucky-in-Love Lucky-in-Love 8 years
"And he's delightful!" was my favorite line of the night. Andy was just on fire in this episode...
asarwan asarwan 8 years
I recently got into the office. But I tell you... I was dying!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
This was one great episode! Maybe the best so far. Pam's return, Oscar and Andy, and sending the break up message together had me laughing all night.
samida18 samida18 8 years
So glad that Pam is back, although I loved last weeks episode with the super min bluetooths. That was funnny, but glad they are back together. The end was so cute! Oh, and the scene of Daryl skipping with delight to his truck after being dumped by text message was great!
adw7984 adw7984 8 years
I have always loved Andy - there is something so dorky and clueless about him, plus I think he has the funniest delivery of lines!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
best episode of the season so far!!!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I. love. Andy. His lines were absolutely classic last night.
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