The Office: Season 2, Episode 3

Party (14 Oct. 2002)

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David takes on a new look that, not surprisingly perhaps, reflect his new boss Neil's tastes. His already over-inflated ego gets a boost when a training firm offers him a handy sum for a 15... See full summary »

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David takes on a new look that, not surprisingly perhaps, reflect his new boss Neil's tastes. His already over-inflated ego gets a boost when a training firm offers him a handy sum for a 15 minute training presentation. Neil on the other hand declines the same offer saying he's too busy. The office has a bit of a celebration when one of the new arrivals from Swindon has a birthday. The gifts she receives are a bit on the risqué side but David stuns everyone into silence with his feeble attempt at humor. Written by garykmcd

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David Brent: [David has just discovered a dildo hidden in his office while in a meeting with two business consultants] Excuse me, everybody. What am I doing in there, with a dildo? She says it's not hers. And I for one believe her. So whose is it?
[Trudy slowly puts her hand up]
David Brent: Well, what's it doing in there?
Trudy: Well it's a birthday present. But... I don't know what it's doing in there.
David Brent: [to the two consultants] There, you see. Practical jokes. Is it today, your birthday? Many happy returns. But, what have we ...
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Performed by The Corrs
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"Don't let it out of your sight"
14 January 2009 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The Office's genius reaches new levels in this episode, which in some ways mirrors its Season One counterpart as to the use of sex-related humor and painfully embarrassing situations.

In the first series, as fans certainly recall, Tim received a huge inflatable penis for his birthday (and the present was given to him by Dawn and Lee, no less). This time, it's Trudy who's celebrating, and in pure office tradition she receives a provocative outfit and a dildo. While the latter causes a few problems for David, who's failing to impress both Neil and two potential collaborators, Gareth keeps hitting on Rachel (Stacey Roca) in a quite obnoxious manner, even though she's adamant she will only go out with Tim.

The writing, as ever, is spot-on, the balance between humor and bleakness remaining solid throughout the whole 30 minutes. The real value, however, is in Gervais' interaction with the dildo (yes, I know it sounds wrong) - it even makes his filthy Dalek impression look like a lazy effort.

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