The Office

Episode 3.14 : Ben Franklin

  • The Office
    • Episode Premiere : February 01, 2007
    • Distributor : NBC
    • Genre : Comedy, Drama
    • Seasons : 3
    • Show Period : 2005 - 2013
    • Production Company: Reveille, Deedle-Dee, NBC Universal
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Cast and Crew

The Story

Karen and Jim had recently hit a rough patch in their relationship. For five nights straight, they were ending their evenings with long conversations about their future. While at the office, Karen surprised Jim with a giant embrace and Pam looked on

Todd Packer showed up to the office and caused chaos everywhere he goes. He immediately took a liking to Karen, until he found out she was Jim's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Michael took Todd aside and pleaded with him to show up to the bachelor party he was throwing for Bob Vance.

Todd convinced Michael to hire strippers for Bob's bachelor party and Phyllis's bachelorette party. Michael went along with the plan. Jim was in charge of hiring the male stripper, while Dwight was busy hiring the female stripper. Meanwhile, Ryan and Michael were out buying "adult" themed presents for the party.

Instead of a strip club, Jim called the Scholastic Speakers of Pennsylvania. Jim ordered an actor to play Ben Franklin for Phyllis's party. Angela was quite entertained with the man's portrayal of the inventor, while the rest of the ladies quietly drank champagne and stewed. The party really got started when the women started asking tantalizing questions to "Ben Franklin".

Karen got Pam alone and wanted to tell her she knew about the kiss that her and Jim once shared. Karen let her know she wasn't bothered, but wanted to know if Pam was still interested in Jim. Pam was confused by the question, but made it clear that she wasn't into Jim and that he and Karen were the much better couple.

The stripper showed up for Bob's bachelor party. Nobody wanted to partake in the activities, so Michael volunteered for a lap dance. His mood changed when he realized he had a girlfriend. He put an end to the party. Afterwards, Dwight put the stripper to work at the front desk. He paid for three hours and he wanted three hours of work.

After both parties went back to work, "Ben Franklin" begun to put the moves on Pam. While, Michael tried to get some advice from the stripper about what to tell Jan when it came to the lap dance. So Michael came clean with Jan, who was more disappointed that he had a stripper in the office.

Ryan and Kelly were giving Pam a hard time in front of Jim. They were making fun of her because of "Ben Franklin" hitting on her. Jim ribbed her a bit for fun, as well. She cut them all off and told Ryan that she was ready to be set up with any of Ryan's business school friends as Jim just quietly looked on.






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