The Office (2005–2013)
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Initiation 

Dwight takes former temp Ryan to his beet farm to initiate Ryan to his new job at Dunder Mifflin.

Director:

Randall Einhorn

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), B.J. Novak | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

While waiting in line for a pretzel, Kelly is describing the parody video "Lazy Sunday" performed by Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell part of an SNL Digital Short. Michael and Dwight would go on to parody this video later in Season 3, Episode 8 "The Merger" as an orientation video for the transferred Stamford employees. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Schrute: Just think, that temp agency could have sent you anywhere.
Ryan Howard: I think about that all the time.
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Connections

References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

O Fortuna
Written by Carl Orff
Performed by Boston Pops Orchestra
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one must wrestle fear..
11 January 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

The Office

Initiation

Dwight and Ryan's part isn't that funny but Michael and Pam is enough to look forward into it and in the end a bitter sweet sequence between Pam and Jim is beautiful as they speak after a long time.


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