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"Hot Girl" is the sixth episode of the first season of The Office and the 6th overall. It was written by Mindy Kaling and directed by Amy Heckerling. It first aired on April 26, 2005 and was viewed by 4.8 million people.


A purse vendor, Katy, comes in to the office to sell purses for the day. While solicitors are generally not welcome in the office, Michael allows her to use the conference room to sell purses because he, as well as some of the other male staff, is attracted to her. Michael continually tries to get Katy interested in him but fails. Michael offers to give Katy a ride after work and is disturbed when he discovers her heading out with Jim, which is the beginning of the Jim-Katy Relationship.


  • Michael tells Stanley that the coffee machine is easy to clean. But two scenes later, Michael talks to Pam in his office, and the coffee machine is covered in dirty napkins, as if Michael had made a horrible mess.
  • The Dunder Mifflin parking lot isn't the same as the other episodes

Deleted scenes

The Season One DVD contains a number of deleted scenes from this episode.

  • Dwight describes his perfect girl.
  • Dwight shops for a purse as Michael brings coffee.
  • Michael clarifies his intentions with Katy.
  • Michael makes Toby look bad in front of Katy.
  • Jim assesses Michael's chances with Katy.
  • Jim encourages Dwight to use his purse, tricking him into mentioning it in front of the other employees.
  • Dwight describes his perfect date.
  • Michael asks Ryan for music advice.
  • Dwight gives his purse to Kelly.

Cultural references

  • The Mets (New York City) and Pirates (Pittsburgh) are professional baseball teams.
  • Michael's nickname Pamburger is a pun on hamburger.
  • American Way is the in-flight magazine of American Airlines.
  • Doris Roberts is an Emmy Award-winning actress.
  • Starbucks is an international chain of coffee shops.
  • Michael's question "High test or unleaded?" is invented slang asking whether Katy prefers regular or decaffeinated coffee. Her response, "Bring it on," indicates that she wants the more challenging alternative.
  • Joe is slang for coffee.
  • Oscar the Grouch is a character from the children's television program Sesame Street who until 2018 was voiced by Caroll Spinney.
  • Bishop O'Hara is a Catholic high school in Dunmore, a suburb of Scranton.
  • Soccer mom refers to a stay-at-home upper-middle-class woman with school-age children.
  • NASCAR mom is a term that was briefly popular in the 2004 election, referring to the mother of a working-class white family.
  • GQ is a men's magazine focusing on fashion and style.
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a book and subsequent movie about a group of women who are close friends.
  • Mack daddy is slang for a man who is successful with women. Michael applies it to a coffee machine.
  • A futon is a foam mattress used as a cheap substitute for a bed. In the United States, its use is typically restricted to young adults with little money.
  • Drakkar Noir is a men's cologne. Rite Aid is a U.S. chain of drugstores. (Night Swept is a made-up brand name.)
  • Filet-O-Fish is the name of a fried fish sandwich from McDonalds.


see Hot Girl Quotes


Main Cast

Recurring Cast