“The Office: Company Picnic” is an excruciatingly cringe-worthy episode featuring the culmination of the company year at Dunder Mifflin. The social interaction between the employees and bosses at the picnic is even more awkward than in the office.
Volleyball and barbecues do nothing to alleviate the competition, apathy and misdirected sexual tension which characterises the working lives of the paper company employees. The height of the forced jocularity is a car crash moment when Michael and Holly decide to use the company restructuring as a punchline in a skit.
“The Office: Company Picnic” – Season 5, Episode 28 will air on 13th April 2011 at 10pm on Comedy Central for UK viewers.