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Lecture Circuit: Part 2

‘Lecture Circuit: Part 2’

Season 5, Episode 17 - Aired February 12, 2009

The lecture circuit takes Michael and Pam to the Nashua branch where he hopes to get closure on his relationship with Holly. Meanwhile, Jim and Dwight work to throw Kelly a belated birthday party.

Quote from Oscar

Oscar: I want to get that image out of my head. The psychological issues that go behind licking a cat are not things I want to go into. Also, I'm pretty sure she coughed up a hairball.


Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: You have to write my suggestions down too.
Jim: I'm not writing "horse hunt." I don't even know what that means.
Dwight K. Schrute: It's in the name.
Jim: Okay. So far our ideal party consists of beer, fights to the death, cupcakes, blood pudding, blood, touch football, mating, charades, and yes, horse hunting.
Dwight K. Schrute: You're right. Forget horse hunting, it's stupid.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: Schrutes don't celebrate birthdays, idiot. It started as a depression-era practicality, and then moved on to an awesome tradition that I look forward to every year.

Quote from Jim

Jim: Actually, when I was seven, my dad took me to the Natural History Museum in New York. We looked at fossils all day. And at the end of the day, he got me a little plastic triceratops. It was awesome.
Dwight K. Schrute: That's cool. You know what's even cooler than triceratops? Every other dinosaur that ever existed!
Jim: Didn't see that one coming.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Dwight K. Schrute: [banging trash can lids together] Birthday time is over! Go make up for all the work you missed when you were taking your nap. Many happy returns.

Quote from Pam

Pam: So detour. We're adding Nashua to the lecture circuit so Michael can confront Holly and get some closure. Nashua sounded very excited on the phone. I don't think they get a lot of visitors. Because their office is only accessible by cross-country skis. Hey-oh! I've been driving too long.

Quote from Dwight K. Schrute

Jim: Hey. What the hell's going on?
Dwight K. Schrute: Why don't you tell Jim where you were from ages 14 to 15?
Kelly: I was kickin' it.
Dwight K. Schrute: In juvie.
Jim: What?
Dwight K. Schrute: Juvie nile detention center.
Jim: Yep.
Dwight K. Schrute: Where they send teenagers for-
Jim: Got it.
Dwight K. Schrute: What did you do?

Quote from Kelly

Kelly: I hate it.
Jim: How do you hate it? It's a cake.
Kelly: Well, there's no flowers or toys or- There's nothing on it. Where did you even find a cake like this? I mean, it doesn't have my name on it. Do you know what my name is? My name is Kelly!
Jim: Right.
[later to camera:]
Jim: I forgot if there was an "e" between the "l" and the "y." I still don't know.

Quote from Jim

Kelly: I don't even know what the theme is. What's the theme?
Jim: Birthday.
Dwight K. Schrute: Frosting.
Kelly: Those aren't themes. There's always a theme.
Phyllis: There's always a theme.
Dwight K. Schrute: Nice job on the cake, Bozo.
Jim: Okay, next time, I'll let you get the cake, and I'll scream at the birthday girl.

Quote from Michael Scott

Michael Scott: She has a boyfriend.
Pam: I'm so sorry, Michael.
Michael Scott: How could she do this to me, Pam?
Pam: She's not doing it to hurt you.
Michael Scott: I can't do the presentation. I can't. Just- Oh. Thinking about seeing him and thinking about him getting to hold her and getting to kiss her. It's just- Wow.
Pam: Listen, when Jim was dating Karen, I didn't want to come to work. It was awful. I hated it. I wanted to quit, but-
Michael Scott: Please, come on, I'm going through something, okay?
Pam: You know, when Holly gets back, everyone'll tell her what a great job you did. And then she'll realize what she's missing.
Michael Scott: And then she'll move back to Scranton. And her boyfriend will die.
Pam: Yeah. Maybe. Maybe. One step at a time. You can do this.
Michael Scott: I can do this.

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