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Office Space/References
This page is the reference list for the episode "Office Space". Feel free to add the suitable shout-outs, allusions and asides which utilize elements of film, pop-culture, music or similar from the episode to the proper section.
  • The episode title is a reference to the eponymous 1999 Mike Judge film, Office Space.
  • The episode makes quite a few references to the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross (hereafter GGR). Most notably, Mitch closely resembles Alec Baldwin's GGR character, Blake (hereafter GGR Blake).
  • GGR Blake is sent to the office by Mitch and Murray, the owners of the company. Mitch's full name in Office Space is Mitch Murray.
  • When Leslie, the Head of Security, gets a writing sample from Gus, he has him write "A-B-C". This is probably taken from what GGR Blake wrote on the chalkboard in his famous motivational speech to the salesmen in the office: A-B-C for "Always Be Closing".
  • When interrupting Mitch at the end of the episode, Shawn Spencer tells the office staff first prize for "this month's sales contest" is a Cadillac El Dorado and second prize is a set of steak knives, the same prizes offered by GGR Blake in his speech.
  • Late in the episode Mitch says, "No one even knows your name." to which Shawn replies with "Suck it. That's my name.", a bowdlerized rendition of a line from GGR Blake's speech when, after Ed Harris's character asks him, "What's your name?" he replies in his face, "F*** you -- that's my name!"
  • When Woody calls Shawn in the middle of the episode, Shawn answers with "Spenser for hire", a reference to the popular late 80s television show Spenser: For Hire.

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  • Movie references in "Office Space" episode.

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    • I can't seem to find any references to the movie Office Space other than the title. There seem to be quite a few more references to Glenga...
    • Apart from the obvious title, one of the subtle references was the red stapler on Gus' desk shortly after his unexpected promotion. 

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