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
Did You Know?
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
Productivity is important, but how can I be productive if I has this one little thing in my brain that I cannot get out. And that one little thing is a soft pretzel. So, I'm just gonna have my soft pretzel, I'll get to work and I'm gonna be super-productive. Look out for me!
References 28 Days
Rock and Roll Part 2
Written by Gary Glitter
and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter See more