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"The Office" Business Trip (2008)

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Original Air Date:
13 November 2008 (Season 5, Episode 7)
David Wallace sends Michael on a business trip to Winnipeg to help him forget about Holly's transfer to Nashua, and Pam tells Jim that she failed a class and has to stay in New York City. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Steve Carell ... Michael Scott

Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute

John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert

Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly

B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard

Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard

Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson

Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone

Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton

Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer

Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor

Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin

Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez

Craig Robinson ... Darryl Philbin

Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Vance

Andy Buckley ... David Wallace

Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Concierge Marie

Tony Pasqualini ... Potential Canadian Client

Danilo Di Julio ... Economy Passenger Phil Shea

Deb Hiett ... Stewardess Beth
Frank Maharajh ... Dandy Dale

Paul Sass ... Foppy McGee
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Darren Bailey ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Breen ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)
L.A. Landgraf ... Airplane Passenger (uncredited)

Jobeth Wagner ... Pratt Art Student (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Randall Einhorn 
Writing credits
Greg Daniels (developed for american television by)

Brent Forrester (written by)

Ricky Gervais (creator) &
Stephen Merchant (creator)

Produced by
Steve Carell .... producer
Jennifer Celotta .... executive producer
Randy Cordray .... producer
Greg Daniels .... executive producer
Lee Eisenberg .... co-executive producer
Paul Feig .... co-executive producer
Brent Forrester .... consulting producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Mindy Kaling .... co-executive producer
James O. Kerry .... co-producer
Howard Klein .... executive producer
Lester Lewis .... consulting producer
Paul Lieberstein .... executive producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
B.J. Novak .... co-executive producer
Michael Schur .... co-executive producer
Aaron Shure .... co-executive producer
Ben Silverman .... executive producer
Justin Spitzer .... co-producer
Gene Stupnitsky .... co-executive producer
Teri Weinberg .... co-executive producer
Cinematography by
Matt Sohn 
Film Editing by
David Rogers 
Casting by
Allison Jones 
Production Design by
Michael G. Gallenberg  (as Michael Gallenberg)
Art Direction by
Matt Flynn 
Set Decoration by
Steve Rostine 
Costume Design by
Alysia Raycraft 
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... makeup department head
Katrina Chevalier .... hair stylist
Kim M. Ferry .... hair department head
Lisa Nash-Jones .... makeup artist
Shari Perry .... hair stylist
Debbie Pierce .... key hair stylist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Koljan .... post-production supervisor
Robert Rothbard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasmine Marie Alhambra .... second second assistant director (as Jasmine Alhambra)
Emily Hogan .... additional second assistant director
Stephanie Janesh .... second second assistant director (as Stephanie Kinch)
Rusty Mahmood .... first assistant director
Jennie O'Keefe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Marjorie Coster .... assistant property master (as Marjorie Coster-Praytor)
Tim W. James .... construction coordinator
Michael Marcus .... graphic artist
Jim McDermott .... leadman
W. Rick Nichol .... set designer
Sarah Prescott .... on-set dresser
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Henry Saine .... graphic designer
Philip D. Shea .... property master (as Philip Shea)
Melissa Harrison .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Hinson .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Nick Carbone .... sound utility
John W. Cook II .... re-recording mixer
John Garret Gorman .... mix stage engineer
Bobby Mackston .... supervising sound editor (as Robert Mackston)
Peter Nusbaum .... re-recording mixer (as Peter J. Nusbaum)
Benjamin Patrick .... production sound mixer (as Ben Patrick)
Benjamin Patrick .... production sound mixer
Matt Temple .... sound effects editor
Brian Wittle .... boom operator
Reuben Langdon .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Alexander .... key grip
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera
James Atkins .... grip
Richard Elias .... best boy grip
Frank Esposito .... gaffer
Jim Holt .... best boy electric
Todd Liggitt .... grip
Tom Magill .... camera operator
Eamon McGillicuddy .... grip
Edward Nielsen III .... second assistant camera (as Ed Neilsen III)
Mike Reppert .... lighting technician
Matt Sohn .... camera operator
John Steur .... grip
Casting Department
Ben Harris .... casting associate
Candace Miller .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Buchignani .... key costumer
Carolyn Dessert .... costume supervisor
Karan Doherty .... set costumer
Renee Levy Hazelton .... set costumer
Mayumi Masaoka .... costumer
Jennifer Seery .... costume supervisor
Neil Tansey .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Scott Garrow .... colorist
Donald Joh .... assistant editor
Julia Vail .... post-production coordinator
Michael Zurer .... assistant editor
Steven J. Kenny .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Kyle Alexander .... location manager
Christian Krieger .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Jay Ferguson .... composer: theme music
Bob Thiele Jr. .... musician (theme)
Transportation Department
Jesse Dutchover .... transportation coordinator
Mike Storc .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jerod Ashton .... production assistant
Valerie Brotski .... assistant to producer
Charles Canzoneri .... production assistant (as Chuck Canzoneri)
Matthew Eberle .... additional set production assistant
Randall Einhorn .... consultant
Anthony Q. Farrell .... story editor
Jacob Ford .... assistant production coordinator
Jacob Ford .... production assistant
Charlie Grandy .... executive story editor
Kelly Hannon .... production assistant
Carolyn Hayes .... production accountant
Ryan Koh .... story editor
Greg Levine .... production assistant
Tom Melby .... production assistant
Debbie Nixon .... assistant accountant
J.D. Ostergaard .... production assistant
Jonah Platt .... executive assistant
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Tad Shurtz .... production assistant
Justin Tan .... production staff
Julia Vail .... production assistant (as Julia M. Vail)
Mary Wall .... assistant to producers
Jacob White .... photo double (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Greg Daniels  developed for american television by
Ricky Gervais  creator
Stephen Merchant  creator

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The bar in Winnipeg that they go to is actually a bar in downtown Los Angeles called Seven Grand.See more »
Factual errors: Michael Scott wants to see a menu in first class, but the flight attendant says there are no meals served on flights that are less than two hours. A direct flight from Winnipeg to Scranton, PA takes almost three hours.See more »
Michael Scott:Meredith, I would like you to pretend you're from Abu Dhabi.
Meredith Palmer:Hello.
Michael Scott:I am ashamed at your naked face. I must cover it with my jacket. You are now sexy in your culture.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
wait til the end, 15 November 2010
Author: rahenson1 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

They do this to us every time. And I wouldn't have them do it any other way. The episode is fine through the beginning. Michael's away on a trip to Canada and he takes Andy and Oscar with him. Disaster follows. Andy tries to set Oscar up with guys that aren't gay. Andy then drunk dials Angela. Michael misses Holly and tells Wallace off. Inspite of all that he still makes the sale.

Pam has to stay in NYC after she failed a class. Jim is awesome (isn't he always?) and tells her she should stay and take the class even though he wants her to come home so badly. She's really torn up about letting him down but she's going to stick it out. All that would give this maybe a 7 or 8 rating. Keep in mind that's an Office 7 or 8. Not a 7 or 8 compared to what's usually on TV.

And then there's the end. Just like in Casino Night, The Job, Niagara, etc. We think we've got an ending and that's when the fun starts. The episode page here at IMDb has the clip. It's one of the prettiest scenes I've ever seen of Jenna. And I'm a huge fan of hers. The lighting has everything to do with it. If you want to know why they call it the "golden hour" in film you need look no further than this scene. The sun glows off her hair and face. She's not dressed up like in Casino Night or Niagara. I'd still argue she's never looked better.

And then Dwight has to ruin it. But that's life and that's what The Office does so well. They couldn't get in the car and go home perfectly because life isn't perfect. But life isn't about being perfect. It's about having moments like the one these characters have.

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