Dwight takes new full-timer Ryan (B.J. Novak, who also wrote the episode) out on his first sales call, but he puts the novice through a series of demanding tests and challenges, not to mention an unnecessary excursion to the Schrute family beet farm. Meanwhile, Michael is ordered by corporate to log his work activity; and Jim tries to adapt to life at the Stamford branch. Written by
Brock A. Zimmerman
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Although the idea for writer Michael Schur to be Dwight's cousin Mose had been a joke among the writers since the first season, B. J. Novak pitched the idea when writing "Initiation". Schur had to grow out his beard for three months and wear wool clothes on a hot day as part of his character. Mose was based on an actual participant in the UPN reality show Amish in the City. See more
[squeaking chair to annoy Jim into giving up his chair
[Jim smirking and begins to sing "Lovefool" by the Cardigans
Stop. This is not fair. It's gonna be in my head all day. Please. This is not a proportionate response.
References Deal or No Deal
Written by Carl Orff
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