He made a good impression and so the character of "Cool Guy Paul" was based on him. The original song for Michael to sing was going to be a parody of " Candle in the Wind " by Elton John. It was a blinder—but a totally different animal, so to speak. For a while, "Parking" was going to be the title, but even that was decided against because that refers to the subplotand also because it was generic and boring even by the show's no-frills-titles standard. When Pam stops and looks he says he has a question to ask her. According to Novak, the chair model was supposed to be "pretty" and "perhaps even prettier than your average model", but more of just an "average single girl", because the episode is more about Michael wanting to start dating again than the model herself. Archived from the original on August 29,
IGN 's Travis Fickett said that Michael falling in love with the chair model was "a hysterical turn and highlights just how deluded Michael — and Dwight — can be".
Archived from the original on August 29, At the end of the episode, Michael and Dwight are seen singing "American Pie" and dancing in the same cemetery at night, presumably having never left. There was an auditioning process for both the chair model and the young blond woman that Michael sees in the coffee shop. IGN 's Travis Fickett said that Michael falling in love with the chair model was "a hysterical turn and highlights just how deluded Michael — and Dwight — can be". The date does not go well, beginning with Michael pretending he is not who she was supposed to be meeting. Alone with the camera, Jim reveals that he was not joking and shows an engagement ring that he bought "the week after [they] started dating. The episode received 5.