A Benihana Christmas (Season 3, Episode 10)
Andy knows the perfect way to cheer up Michael after breaking up with his girlfriend, taking him to Benihana, or Asian Hooters. Taking his entourage (minus an excuse-stealing Ryan), they arrive and have only three seats together to sit four people. Michael and Andy sit on the end while Jim steals the third seat, causing Dwight to move two seats over, next to a dining couple. As Andy and Michael engage in conversations, Dwight is dying to be included. As Dwight talks with the camera about his duties to his boss, an unwelcome fortune cookie strikes him in the cheek. He looks over to find the culprit as Jim innocently sips his drink. As Cindy the waitress comes over and chats with Andy, he tells her to close her eyes and imagine her dream house. As Dwight pleads for Jim to tell him what is going on, Jim tells him she’s asleep. When she opens her eyes, Jim tells Dwight that she is awake and trying to describe how to correctly butcher a goose, but she’s having trouble coming up with it.
“Cindy! Cindy, Cindy. Hold its neck back, insert the knife beneath the jaw, and bring it all the way around. There’s going to be a good amount of blood, but don’t let that bother you. Have a bucket there for the blood, the innards and the feathers.” Dwight falls right into the trap that Jim set for him. And with a swift stroke, Jim’s prankless days are over.
7 – Why a waitress at Benihana would want to know how to kill a goose is anybody’s guess. Sometimes I guess I give Dwight too much credit for assuming the logical solution to most situations. Jim knows this and gets Dwight to embarrass himself while also grossing out the others at the table
5 – It doesn’t take much on Jim’s side in order to convince Dwight of the situation. Since Dwight is not in on the conversation, his mind is left to wander into the most illogical situation possible…narcolepsy and goose butchering.
The Master Returns Award – No one thought Jim’s days of pranking had come to an end. Even Dwight knew that. Jim’s hiatus from pranks lasted about a week. Welcome back, master.