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The Office Episode: "Happy Hour"

Season 6, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: The staffers raise spirits at a happy hour, but complications spill over when Michael goes to extremes to impress Jim and Pam's friend, resulting in his ouster from the bar. Meanwhile, Andy and Erin try to keep a secret; and Dwight reconsiders the wisdom of his "prenatal contract" with Angela.
Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2010

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Season 6, Episode 21
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The Office Episode Recap: "Body Language" Season 6, Episode 21

Love is in the air at the office, and Michael will finally learn of his fate with the bartender he met a few episodes back. Will he finally score, or as Tila Tequila (now Miss Tequila) would say, "his shot at love will end." Get it? A "shot" at love, because she is a bartender, and pours shots?

The episode opens with Michael (aka Miguel) speaking Spanish with Erin. He reveals that since Mexico is North America's "neighbor to the South," everyone should learn the language. We later find out, as he is going around the office attempting to speak with other employees, that he is going on a trip to Cancun. In order to help the boss, Oscar tries to get Michael to learn how to gender-specify words, but instead, he ends up drawing penis and breast pictures on sticky notes, and taping them to objects. The worst part, Michael can't even say "that's what she said" correctly.

Jim and Pam are doing their first joint-pitch to a client, and Dwight is unhappy to say the least. As he puts it, "Why would you want two people to be the face of a company when they have never cut the face off of anything before?" Donna, the waitress that Michael fell in love with a few episodes back, is the client that the couple will have to win over. After she awkwardly voices her thought that Jim and Pam may be ancestrally related, the pitch begins.

The new HR rep is back, and trying to convince Darryl to join Sabre's new Executive Minority Training Program, and of course, Dwight wants in. He is rejected even though he is part of the "glasses-wearing" sect of society. Eventually, Dwight tries to convince Kelly to join, saying she can be "the next Indian Bill Gates," however, she just wants to be "the next Indian Julia Roberts," and because of that dream, she's in. Back in the pitch meeting, in order to get Donna's attention, Michael flashes pictures of attraction things on the screen in order for her to make a correlation of pleasure with Michael. It seems to work, and she becomes very turned on after the word "sex" flashes on the screen.

Michael meets with Jim and Pam to go over a game plan. Pam understands that Michael and Donna may have a shot, and she opts to leave the pitch, in order for her boss to get more flirting time, essentially making Jim the wingman. All parties are hesitant, but Donna said she is flattered that Michael is making a move on her. The office employees watch as the new lovebirds hit it off, even getting into a discussion over sexuality. As Creed says, "You can only use two things: Sexuality and puss." I'm sorry, but whenever Creed is given a line, he steals the show. In my opinion, the band Creed says the best lyric about Creed, because I, and America, welcome his humor "with arms wide open." (Sorry. Had to make that terrible pun.)

Donna seems to know exactly what she is doing as she proceeds to flirt with Michael in order to get a better price. Oscar informs that boss that there is no way the price will be profitable, and Jim tries to convince Pam that there is no way Donna is actually attracted to the socially-awkward head-honcho. As Ryan and Kelly cyber-harass a mean girl at the mall, Dwight tries to get her to practice for the Sabre Program interview. She has her lines down, but Dwight realizes that between her and Darryl, he is creating a monster than cannot be tamed.

As Michael is going over the contract with Donna, he offers her mints, a concept that Kevin believes is the true test of love. She accepts, and he awkwardly eats one off of her hand. Because of this, he calls the other male employees into a huddle, and they all tell their boss there is no chance of him and Donna hooking up. Pam interjects, and says that although it is not likely she is into him, it is not impossible, and of course, Michael follows his female employee. He compares his situation to Rudy and knows he cannot quit now.

Dwight attempts to convince the new HR rep that Kelly is not a minority, and he doesn't seem to believe him. He also notifies Dwight that Darryl removed his application for the Minority Program in order to join the softball team. Kelly goes in for the interview in traditional Indian dress, including a red dot on her forehead. Meanwhile, Donna is preparing to leave, and Michael is trying every way possible to kiss her. She does not seem to be into it, and he definitely embarrasses himself by following her to the elevator, and knocking into the blinds as she scoots away from him. Not sly, Michael. Not sly. Of course, Kevin must make the situation awkward by exclaiming, "Michael! How did it go?" The sad boss then returns into his sad, lonely office space.

Dwight, not giving up, now tries to convince Oscar and Stanley to join the Sabre program. Both are adamant about not joining because they don't want to step on Kelly's toes. They want their fellow employee to have the opportunity. During the final portion of her interview, Dwight rushes an Asian janitor into the picture, and successfully interrupts Kelly.

Pam goes over to talk to a depressed Michael, and tries to make him feel better, but for some reason he is convinced that all hope is lost. Eventually, the staff finds Donna's lost barrette, and the boss is ecstatic because it is a way for him and his love to reconnect. The others try as hard as they can to convince him not to go, but he doesn't listen, and runs out the door.

In the end, the HR rep announces that Kelly is hired as the new Sabre Minority Executive Trainee. She is elated, mostly because she gets a new cloths stipend. Dwight tries to congratulate her, and she accepts by hugging the freak. Michael runs to give Donna her hair accessory, he confesses his love, the two have a passionate kiss, and he runs up to tell the others. Of course, they don't believe him.

This episode really showed Michael's vulnerable side, and I liked it. He really dug this girl, and would stop at nothing in order to get her. It is obvious that the two have chemistry, and I am excited to see if a new relationship blossoms. For a self-conscious guy, Michael does have guts. Plus, Jim as a wingman definitely didn't help. I think my pet gerbil is a better wingman than him.

And, Sabre, count me in for an interview for that Minority Program. I am a white Jew from Los Angeles, so watch out Kelly. I'm bringing the diversity.

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Love is in the air at the office, and Michael will finally learn of his fate with the bartender he met a few episodes back. Will he finally score, or as Tila Tequila (now Miss Tequila) would say, "his shot at love will end." Get it? A "shot" at love, because she is a bartender, and pours shots?

The episode opens with Michael (aka Miguel) speaking Spanish with Erin. He reveals that since Mexico is North America's "neighbor to the South," everyone should learn the language. We later find out, as he is going around the office attempting to speak with other employees, that he is going on a trip to Cancun. In order to help the boss, Oscar tries to get Michael to learn how to gender-specify words, but instead, he ends up drawing penis and breast pictures on sticky notes, and taping them to objects. The worst part, Michael can't even say "that's what she said" correctly.

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