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The Office
The Office US logo.svg
Genre Mockumentary
Sitcom
Created by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Developed by Greg Daniels
Starring Steve Carell
Rainn Wilson
John Krasinski
Jenna Fischer
B. J. Novak
Ed Helms
Melora Hardin
David Denman
Leslie David Baker
Brian Baumgartner
Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery
Mindy Kaling
Ellie Kemper
Angela Kinsey
Paul Lieberstein
Oscar Nuñez
Craig Robinson
Phyllis Smith
Theme music composer Jay Ferguson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 119 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Greg Daniels
Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant
Howard Klein
Ben Silverman
Ken Kwapis
Paul Lieberstein
Jennifer Celotta
Mindy Kaling
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 21 minutes (normal episodes)
28 minutes ("super-sized" episodes)
42 minutes (hour-long episodes)
(details)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original run March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24) – present
Chronology
Related shows The Office (UK)
External links
Official website
.The Office is an American comedy television series broadcast by NBC.^ Michael Scott Meet the Cast of the NBC Comedy The Office The cast of the NBC hit The Office were largely unknown before joining the show, but that has quickly changed.

^ Steve Carell received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy for his portrayal of Michael Scott, the pompous and deluded boss in NBC's comedy series The Office .
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^ Synpsis: Gossip Girl is an American drama television series based on the book series of the same name written ...
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.An adaptation of the BBC series The Office, the series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.^ Join a Dunder Mifflin branch now!
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^ The Office depicts the goings-on at the Scranton, Pa., paper company Dunder-Mifflin.
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^ The U.S. version of The Office is set in the Pennsylvania branch of a fictional paper supply company.
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.To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it is filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track.^ But I also view the camera, and the people who are there filming that we never see and the people who are “producing” [the documentary], as possibly having a devious agenda.
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^ And that to me is the difference between a live audience and a laugh track.
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^ Outstanding Achievement in Single Camera Photography (Film or Electronic) .
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.The presence of the camera is often explicitly acknowledged by the characters.^ Although fictional and scripted, the show takes the form of a documentary, with the presence of the camera openly acknowledged.
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.The Office was adapted for American audiences by executive producer Greg Daniels, a veteran writer for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill and The Simpsons.^ Based on the British series of the same name, it was adapted for U.S. audiences by executive producer Greg Daniels, a veteran writer of Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill and The Simpsons.
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^ There are two projects in development from “The Office’s” executive producer Greg Daniels and “Office” writer Mike Schur.

^ Greg Daniels, executive producer of “The Office,” said, “We’re going to do another six,” though he added, “We might be able to squeeze in seven if NBC asks for them.” .
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.The creators of the original BBC series, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are executive producers and also co-wrote the pilot episode with Daniels and wrote the season three episode, "The Convict".[1] It is co-produced by Daniels's Deedle-Dee Productions, and Reveille Productions, in association with Universal Media Studios.^ Season Three's 12 Episodes .

^ "America's Toughest Jobs" is created by executive producer Beers and is produced by Original Productions and BermanBraun.
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^ I read that Ricky Gervais [the co-creator of the original British “Office” series] is going to write an episode.

The show debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement on March 24, 2005.[2]
.Off-network syndication of The Office began in the fall of 2009, notably on TBS and Fox-owned stations in the United States.^ The following changes began in Fall 2009: .
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^ A smash hit in its native country, "The Office" has created a bit of a stir in the United States as well, at least amongst comedy nerds and TV critics.
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^ Corel has been working closely with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to develop a capability to author marked-up patent and trademark applications.
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[3]
.The Office is currently in its sixth season, and has been renewed for a seventh season.^ Currently at the end of its second season in the States (26 episodes so far), "The Office, An American Workplace" has Gervais and Merchant as the Executive Producers, and actually grows on you.

^ NBC has renewed The Office for the 2009-2010 television season.
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^ The Office” has nearly doubled its audience since Season 1, and it’s already been renewed for a third season.

[4]

Contents

Background

Casting

.NBC programmer Kevin Reilly originally suggested Paul Giamatti to producer Ben Silverman for the role of Michael Scott, but the actor declined.^ Steve Carell received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy for his portrayal of Michael Scott, the pompous and deluded boss in NBC's comedy series The Office .
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^ NBC served up under former programming chief Kevin Reilly.
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^ Michael Scott Meet the Cast of the NBC Comedy The Office The cast of the NBC hit The Office were largely unknown before joining the show, but that has quickly changed.

Martin Short, Hank Azaria and Bob Odenkirk were also reported to be interested.[5] .In January 2004, Variety reported Steve Carell of the popular Comedy Central program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was in talks to play the role.^ [Via Pop Candy ] Tags: british , jenna fisher , jon krasinski , rainn wilson , RainnWilson , ricky gervais , steve carell , SteveCarell .
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^ The show’s comic centre, boss Michael Scott (Steve Carell), is spinning wildly off his axis.
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^ Outstanding Special Class - Not-exclusively-made-for-television Variety, Music, Comedy Event Programs .
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.At the time, he was already committed to another NBC mid-season replacement comedy, Come to Papa,[6] but the series was quickly cancelled, leaving him fully committed to The Office.^ It debuted on ABC as a mid-season replacement ...
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^ "This unapologetic show, about a group of characters led by the inimitable David Duchovny, has quickly established itself as one of our signature comedy series.

^ Greg Daniels, executive producer of “The Office,” said, “We’re going to do another six,” though he added, “We might be able to squeeze in seven if NBC asks for them.” .
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.Carell later stated he had only seen about half of the original pilot episode of the British series before he auditioned.^ In its first few seasons, the series smartly established itself as an independent entity and not just a pale cast of the original British version , which debuted on the BBC in 2001.
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^ Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the original Office , wisely chose to limit the series to two seasons and two specials (14 episodes in all).
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^ Original series creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have production credits on the show, and wrote an episode for the show's third season.
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He did not continue watching for fear that he would start copying Gervais' characterizations.[7]
.Rainn Wilson, who was cast as the power-hungry sycophant Dwight Schrute, had watched every episode of the series before he auditioned.^ Known for his authoritarian personality and science fiction fandom, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, “The Last Mimzy”, “The Rocker”) shares his working space with Jim.
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^ Salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) has always loved receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and loves sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).
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^ She had seen the throngs who showed up at the mall in December for a paid appearance by Rainn Wilson , an “Office” star.
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[8] .Wilson had originally auditioned for Michael, a performance he described as a "terrible [Ricky] Gervais impersonation"; however, the casting directors liked his audition as Dwight much more and hired him for the role.^ Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the original Office , wisely chose to limit the series to two seasons and two specials (14 episodes in all).
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^ Original series creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have production credits on the show, and wrote an episode for the show's third season.
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^ Ricky Gervais: Concerns is the wrong word, I think it is going to be different and I think some people may not like it as much as the original, but that’s a reflection of the first thing that you see, but the reason I am not concerned is that I think I am resigned to the fact that it will be different and possibly should be.
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.John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer were virtual unknowns before being cast in their respective roles as Jim and Pam, the central love interests.^ Pam (Jenna Fischer) and Jim (John Krasinski) have a typical office romance, Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) is trying to recover from being arrested and subsequently fired, and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) does everything he can to keep the entire office on their toes.
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^ Posted on December 10th, 2009 12:31 PM by L.J. Gibbs Show: The Office, Tag: Spoilers The Office's beloved Jim and Pam Halpert (John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer) will be welcoming a new addition to their family soon.
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^ Trusty and loyal assistant-to-the-regional manager Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) continues to uphold the office honor as Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) find ways to meddle with him and encourage Michael's hysterics.
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.John had attended school with B. J. Novak and was good friends with him, which led to his audition and getting the role of Jim Halpert.^ The day kicked-off with the unfortunate circumstance of my good friend Jeff's gf Jamie being sick & the 2 of them not being able to attend because of it.

^ It happens every time paper salesmen Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) looks knowingly at the camera and raises his eyebrows, as if to say, “Do you get it?
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^ Cosby played Chet Kincaid, the gym teacher at an urban high school whose good heart gets him into a lot of predicaments.
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.Krasinski recalled accidentally insulting Daniels while waiting to audition for the series, telling him, "I hope [the show's developers] don't screw this up."^ I don’t show up.
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^ Developed for American TV by Primetime Emmy® Award winner Greg Daniels (King of the Hill, The Simpsons), The Office is the intelligent and edgy Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series that critics are hailing as “the funniest show on TV” (Gavin Edwards, Rolling Stone).
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^ What’s so great about iTunes is that we don’t have a DVD out of the second season yet, so if you’re late to the show but want to catch up, you have a way to do that.

Daniels then introduced himself and told Krasinski who he was.[9] Fischer prepared for her audition by looking as boring as possible, creating the original Pam hairstyle.[10] .In an interview on NPR's Fresh Air, Fischer recalled the last stages of the audition process for Pam and Jim, with the producers partnering the different potential Pams and Jims (four of each) together to gauge their chemistry.^ Jim and Pan have an excellent chemistry together.
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^ [Jim walks in on interview] Jim : Pam.
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^ And the show wisely doesn’t ignore what viewers learned in the previous season’s finale: That Pam (Jenna Fischer), who is engaged to Jim (John Krasinski), is pregnant.

.When Fischer finished her scene with Krasinski, he told her that she was his favorite Pam, to which she reciprocated that he was her favorite Jim.^ Posted on December 10th, 2009 12:31 PM by L.J. Gibbs Show: The Office, Tag: Spoilers The Office's beloved Jim and Pam Halpert (John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer) will be welcoming a new addition to their family soon.
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^ Salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) has always loved receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and loves sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).
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[11]
.The supporting cast includes actors known for their improv work: Angela Kinsey, Kate Flannery, Oscar Nuñez, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Melora Hardin, and David Denman.^ Angela Kinsey and Brian Baumgartner take some time from...
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^ The staff is rounded out by quiet Phyllis Lapin Vance (Phyllis Smith), beaten down by the working life Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker), office alcoholic Meredith Palmer (Kate Flannery), up-tight Angela Martin (Angela Kinsey), formerly closeted homosexual Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nunez), stocky and uncouth Kevin Malone (Brian Baumgartner), ambivalent kleptomaniac Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton), Sad Sack HR rep Toby Flenderson (Paul Lieberstein), persistently love-struck Kelly Kapoor (Mindy Kaling), icy corporate manager turned Michael's girlfriend Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin), former Stamford branch denizen and Cornell graduate Andy Bernard (Ed Helms), warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin (Craig Robinson), and Pam's ex-fiancé Roy Anderson (David Denman).
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^ (Brian Baumgartner’s fine work as Kevin was enjoyable but it didn’t redeem this awkward story line.

[12] Kinsey had originally auditioned for Pam. .The producers thought she was "too feisty" for the character, but they called her back for the part of Angela Martin, which she won.^ I think with Hasbro giving us so much postive information, like when we thought "Classics" were over, they were actually coming back as "Universe"...

^ Stars: Fall TV Character Preview - August 29, 2008 Who's back this season, where they've been, and what's next.
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^ We quickly called the clubhouse and they sent out a guy in a truck to try to safely shoo the mother and child grizzlies back into the woods.
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[13] .Flannery first auditioned for the part of Jan Levinson-Gould, before landing the role of Meredith Palmer.^ And we’re sure that after this role, KaDee Strickland will have no problem landing a part in any rom-com as someone’s annoying wife.
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[14] Baumgartner originally auditioned for Stanley, but was eventually cast as Kevin.[15] .Ken Kwapis liked the way Phyllis Smith, a casting associate, read with other actors auditioning so much that he cast her as Phyllis.^ I read that B.J. Novak is both a writer and an actor on the show [he plays Ryan Howard, the longsuffering temp], but there are other actor/writers on the show as well?

^ This is likely to hurt other software vendors as well – for instance – Zimbra – which prices email much higher, will be forced to lower prices.
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^ The Bronx Is Burning • ESPN • ESPN Original Entertainment in association with Tollin/Robbins Productions Billy Hopkins, Casting By Paul Schnee, Casting By Hopkins, Smith & Barden Casting, Casting By .
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[16] .At the beginning of the third season, Ed Helms and Rashida Jones joined the cast as members of Dunder Mifflin Stamford.^ Rashida Jones Joins Amy Poehler's New Sitcom - November 19, 2008 Jones re-teams with The Office's producers.
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^ Dunder Mifflin Infinity Join a branch and participate in weekly DMI challenges geared toward fans of The Office.
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^ An Original Leaves Dunder Mifflin - November 13, 2008 But which Office cast member is gone...?
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.While Jones would later leave the cast for a recurring role, in February 2007 NBC announced that Helms was being promoted to a series regular.^ The Office Helms' Up - February 1, 2007 Ed Helms made a regular on the NBC Comedy.
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^ NBC Announces Kings Debut; Medium's Return - December 3, 2008 Heroes Volume 4 debut date; ER's series finale and more.
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^ At The Office with Ed Helms - August 21, 2007 The actor talks about becoming a regular on the NBC comedy and leaving The Daily Show behind.
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[17]
Four of the show's writers have also stepped in front of the camera. .B. J. Novak was cast as reluctant temp Ryan Howard after Daniels saw his stand-up act.^ Which means at my ten year high school reunion, it will not say "Ryan Howard is a temp".
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^ I read that B.J. Novak is both a writer and an actor on the show [he plays Ryan Howard, the longsuffering temp], but there are other actor/writers on the show as well?

^ Michael Scott Dwight Schrute Jim Halpert Pam Beesly Andy Bernard Ryan Howard Full Cast » Videos .
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.Paul Lieberstein was cast as human resources director Toby Flenderson on Novak's suggestion after his cold readings of scripts.^ Yeah, my co-executive producer, Paul Lieberstein, plays Toby, and a writer named Mindy Kaling plays Kelly.” .

^ The Office • Money (Parts 1 & 2) • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Paul Lieberstein, Director .
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^ The Office • Goodbye, Toby • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Paul Feig, Director .
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[12] .Greg Daniels originally was not sure where to use the Indian American Mindy Kaling on-screen in the series until the opportunity came in the second episode's script where Michael needed to be slapped by a minority.^ Developed for American TV by Primetime Emmy® Award winner Greg Daniels (King of the Hill, The Simpsons), The Office is the intelligent and edgy Primetime Emmy® Award-winning series that critics are hailing as “the funniest show on TV” (Gavin Edwards, Rolling Stone).
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^ Immediately following NBC Sports' coverage of Super Bowl XLIII, the network will first present an original episode of "The Office," followed by the debut of the new Greg Daniels comedy.
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^ From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC's "The Office," comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the season in "The Office" spinoff.
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"Since (that slap), I've been on the show" (as Kelly Kapoor), says Kaling.[16] Michael Schur has also made occasional appearances as Dwight's cousin Mose, and consulting producer Wilmore has played diversity trainer Mr. Brown. .Plans were made for Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman, and Lucy Davis from the British version of The Office to appear in the third season,[18][19] but those plans were scrapped due to scheduling conflicts.^ The series stars David Brent (Ricky Gervais), Gareth Keenan (Mackenzie Crook), Tim Canterbury (Martin Freeman, who played Arthur in the film version of the comedy sci-fi epic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy , as well as starring in "Hardware", a 'comedy' on ITV in April 2003) and Dawn Tinsley (Lucy Davis, Jasper Carrott's daughter) .

^ In its first few seasons, the series smartly established itself as an independent entity and not just a pale cast of the original British version , which debuted on the BBC in 2001.
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^ For example, paper salesman Tim (Martin Freeman) and receptionist Dawn (Lucy Davis) struggled with their feelings for one another and were eventually united.
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[20]

Improvisation

.A complete script is written for each episode of The Office; however, actors are given opportunities to improvise during the shooting process.^ However, after one episode of this show I was completely hooked.
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^ Alba, Jack Black and Cloris Leachman star in a film that members of the "Office" staff watch at some point during the episode.

^ Further suggestions are given on the Military History - Books Information Sheet , available from the Defense Attaché Office on written request.
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"Our shows are 100 percent scripted," Fischer explained. "They put everything down on paper. .But we get to play around a little bit, too.^ One’s zoned and one’s both zones, so we can play American ones and we get things off Amazon a little bit quicker.
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Steve and Rainn are brilliant improvisers."[21]
.The kiss Michael planted on Oscar in the third season episode "Gay Witch Hunt" was improvised.^ The final episode of the third season will be tomorrow.
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^ Nussbaum: I'm having trouble arguing my case, but this didn't seem that radically different to me from, say, the early U.S. episode where Michael outed Oscar.
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^ Originally modeled after Grace Jones (of Conan the Destroyer fame) Hunt-Ara shows up in a 1st season latter episode of "She-Ra'.

"Steve just went into that bit on the fly," Fischer wrote. "Those looks of shock/giddiness/confusion on our faces are real. .We were all on the edge of our seats wondering what would happen next.^ 'We have supplied more seats in one implementation than all our competitors combined,' said Rick Makos, chief executive officer and president of i4i.
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^ I thought that if it happened too early, it would hurt the reality of our show.

^ Next weeks title is Homecomming in which all the fun stuff will happen.
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I can't believe we held it together for as long as we did. I'm not sure we've ever laughed so hard on set."[22]

Format

Dunder Mifflin company logo
The Office is a mockumentary. .The primary vehicle for the show is that a camera crew has decided to film Dunder Mifflin and its employees, seemingly around the clock.^ A camera crew decided to follow them day and night and they lapped up the idea, especially Michael Scott, who is the clown tour guide for the documentary.
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^ The Office: "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" Review - October 5, 2007 Ryan decides its time to bring the office into the 21st Century.
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^ IGN TV's Top 10 Office Characters - March 28, 2007 Our favorite Dunder-Mifflin employees.
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.The presence of the camera is acknowledged by the characters, especially Michael Scott, who enthusiastically participates in the filming.^ A camera crew decided to follow them day and night and they lapped up the idea, especially Michael Scott, who is the clown tour guide for the documentary.
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^ And I’m usually the only one who views the camera as a character.
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^ But I also view the camera, and the people who are there filming that we never see and the people who are “producing” [the documentary], as possibly having a devious agenda.
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Others, for example Jan Levinson, are frequently annoyed or uncomfortable at its presence. .The main action of the show is supplemented with talking-head interviews or "confessionals", with the characters speaking one on one with the camera crew about the day's events.^ When you talk about the topic of TV advertising in the book, you say you flip between channels for sporting events during commercials.
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^ And I’m usually the only one who views the camera as a character.
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^ Jim and Pam’s characters were more fully realized throughout the series which is probably one of the main reasons for the appeal .
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.Sometimes two characters share an interview, speaking with each other and the camera at the same time.^ I would always use it as a character study as for how I would want the He-Man character to look each time I redrew him in other works.

^ The Oscar character on The Office is able to emote directly into the camera, and I think because of that, it’s the same reason why documentaries work.
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^ Unless, there is a branch off of the space-time continuum which is causing a different "dimension" to be taking place at the same time as the other.
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.This occurs most notably with Jim and Pam, or, occasionally, Oscar and Kevin or Kelly and Ryan, and once, Michael and Toby.^ The Office: ''Back from Vacation'' Review - January 5, 2007 Jan can't get enough of Michael and Jim makes Pam cry.
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^ The Office: ''Initiation'' Review - October 20, 2006 Ryan visits the Schrute beet farm and Pam and Jim finally talk.
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^ Meanwhile, Kevin has canceled Jim and Pam's credit cards...
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.Dwight frequently interrupts Michael's interviews, as he is often standing off-screen next to Michael as the interview begins.^ Celebrity Spider 12/22/06 Michael, Dwight and Jan Go to a Convention Next Week on "The Office" .
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^ Celebrity Spider 9/29/06 Angela Pushes Dwight to Take Action Against Michael Next Week on The Office .
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^ Cinema Spider 4/10/09 Michael and Dwight in a High Stakes Battle Next Week on "The Office" .
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Some characters use the camera's presence to their advantage. .For example, in "Christmas Party", Phyllis's boyfriend Bob Vance introduces himself repeatedly as "Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration" to garner publicity for his business.^ Phyllis : Everyone, this is my boyfriend Bob.
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^ Bob Vance : Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration.
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In other instances, the camera seemingly has affected plot lines. .In "The Dundies", a drunken Pam nearly confesses something to Jim, but shies away when she realizes the camera is still there.^ Jim and Pam’s first unofficial kiss, which is cute but doesn’t really count given that Pam is pretty hammered after an office outing to Chili’s.

^ Jim and Pam’s characters were more fully realized throughout the series which is probably one of the main reasons for the appeal .
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^ There was one scene I really liked when he’s in the house and he’s putting music together and the camera moves back.
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.In "E-mail Surveillance", Pam asks the crew to help her look for evidence of Dwight and Angela's secret relationship, which they later provide.^ Angela just does what I ask her to do so I won't tell everyone that she's cheating on Andy with Dwight.
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^ When the son of the deposed King of Nigeria e-mails you directly asking for help, you help.
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^ Secondly, the love lives..It’s become more about Dwight/Angela/Andy and Jim and Pam rather than the Office.
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.In "Fun Run", the cameras catch Jim and Pam kissing, which leads to them admitting to the crew that they are in fact dating.^ A camera crew decided to follow them day and night and they lapped up the idea, especially Michael Scott, who is the clown tour guide for the documentary.
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^ Nussbaum: Which was way more about the fact that Jim was going to be destroyed by his life, including but not limited to the Pam thing.
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^ Jim and Pam’s first unofficial kiss, which is cute but doesn’t really count given that Pam is pretty hammered after an office outing to Chili’s.

.In early episodes, the camera crews seemed confined primarily to the office setting, but as the show has expanded to include more about the characters' personal lives, the cameras have taken on an often-omnipresent, even intrusive persona.^ And also, what are this show and The Office trying to say about their characters that other shows are not?
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^ Posted by How about a LIVE show?
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^ However, once you have been with us over a period of time and know how our offices operate, we may be able to include you in more interesting projects.

.Characters are often followed out of the office and sometimes even to their homes.^ And that’s why I even think the minor characters in The Office seem much rounder than, say, a minor character in Barney Miller , where we’d only see glimpses of interaction.
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^ Chuck Klosterman : And not just forever, but they go outside of the office, and follow these people home or follow them to a party.
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.The cameras were present at Jim's barbecue and Michael's dinner party, and even when Jim and Pam left for an overnight getaway to Dwight's beet farm—all arguably personal, not work-related, events.^ Known for his authoritarian personality and science fiction fandom, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, “The Last Mimzy”, “The Rocker”) shares his working space with Jim.
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^ Salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) has always loved receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and loves sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).
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^ Dwight: You can all have jobs at Schrute Farms as human scarecrows.
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Behind-doors conversations are often filmed through a window or crack in the door. .It is shown in "The Injury" that Michael is wearing a wireless lavalier microphone, which could explain why the cameras are often able to hear closed-door conversations.^ Nothing jumped out at me, but I could hear the rustling pretty close to the ground, so I bent over and figured out that it was coming from the safe.
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.The cameras have caught Jan kissing Michael on "Valentine's Day", much to Jan's chagrin, and, as mentioned above, revealed both Dwight and Angela's, and Jim and Pam's personal relationships.^ A camera crew decided to follow them day and night and they lapped up the idea, especially Michael Scott, who is the clown tour guide for the documentary.
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^ Known for his authoritarian personality and science fiction fandom, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson, “The Last Mimzy”, “The Rocker”) shares his working space with Jim.
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^ The Office: "The Job, Parts 1 & 2" Review - May 18, 2007 Jan returns, Dwight takes over and Jim makes a decision.
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.Non-primary characters or extras who encounter the camera crew are usually unsurprised or unaffected by it, and the cameras were even allowed into Michael, Jim, and Karen's job interviews for a corporate position.^ A camera crew decided to follow them day and night and they lapped up the idea, especially Michael Scott, who is the clown tour guide for the documentary.
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^ It is amazing to see such quality be put into an animated series of this type & the realism of the characters turmoil, & parallel word to are own make it even better.

^ By this point, Jim is so smitten that he even talked about his feelings for Pam with Michael (Steve Carell).

.A scene is also featured where Michael and Holly are seen sneaking back into the office to have sex, and although they had previously tricked the cameras into being stuck outside, the two's conversation and interactions with each other are still heard thanks to a microphone that Michael is wearing, which he accidentally increases the volume on instead of turning off the microphone as he had intended.^ The Office: ''The Negotiation'' Review - April 9, 2007 Dwight's our hero and Michael accidentally cross-dresses.
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^ In a show like The Office , they realized, “If we make it as a documentary, we can have Jim talk to the camera and Pam talk to the camera.” .
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^ PAN'S LABYRINTH So...I've seen quite a few films already for being so early in 2007 but the other STAND-OUT feature I saw (so far) this year was the dark & somewhat disturbing "Pan's Labyrinth."

Theme song and title sequence

The theme song for The Office was written by Jay Ferguson and performed by The Scrantones.[23] .It is played over the title sequence, which features some Scranton scenes and everyday office tasks being performed by the cast, with the cast and production credits.^ New Scenes Added to The Office - March 9, 2007 Upcoming repeats will feature previously deleted material.
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^ I would love to take credit for [the `Office’ blogs], but a lot of it has to do with the fact that the cast and the writing staff grew up on that.

^ Zoho has a really nice feature set and suite of tools, but every time I've played with them it's been plagued by performance issues.
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.Some episodes of the series use a shortened version of the theme song.^ I think more people would seriously consider and use Zimbra if they offered a truly FREE version like Google Apps.
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.Starting with the fourth season, the theme song is played over the closing credits, which previously rolled in silence.^ Both Rolle and Amos had left the show by the fourth season.
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.Originally the theme song began each episode; however, starting early in the second season with the episode "Office Olympics", most episodes have begun with a cold open followed by the theme.^ One of the things I liked about the British version of The Office was the bleakness of the opening theme song, the American version also captures that cloudy day, oppressive , I-hate-to-go-to-work feel.
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^ Currently at the end of its second season in the States (26 episodes so far), "The Office, An American Workplace" has Gervais and Merchant as the Executive Producers, and actually grows on you.

^ Fun fact: The song that began playing right after the critics were done with Silverman and Graboff stopped speaking was by Cold War Kids.

The exteriors of buildings in the title sequence are actual buildings in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and were shot by cast member John Krasinski.[24]
.Originally, only the five principal cast members were credited in the title sequence–Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak.^ Salesman Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) has always loved receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) and loves sabotaging his cube-mate, the know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson).
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^ And the show wisely doesn’t ignore what viewers learned in the previous season’s finale: That Pam (Jenna Fischer), who is engaged to Jim (John Krasinski), is pregnant.

^ Because, in the words of Peter, a commenter on this site, “The Office” has given us “one of the most believable relationships on television” via Dunder Mifflin employees Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer).

.The title sequence for the Season 5 episode "Stress Relief", which aired after Super Bowl XLIII, included new footage and added the rest of the starring cast.^ The hourlong episode, "Stress Relief," will air after the Super Bowl on Feb.

^ Episode 13 Stress Relief 14.
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^ Here are a couple of glimpses of "Stress Relief," the episode of "The Office" that will air after the Super Bowl on Feb.

However, the sequence only appeared in the aforementioned episode. .The Season 5 episode "Michael Scott Paper Company" features an altered title sequence that focuses on the titular company.^ Michael : Maybe the Michael Scott Paper Company was a huge mistake.
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^ Michael Scott Paper Company [5.21] .
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^ The Michael Scott Paper Company's low prices continue to...
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.Starting with the Season 6 episode "Sabre", Ed Helms is added to the opening sequence and is credited after B.J. Novak.^ With 76 episodes to date and a new season about to start, the laughs are sure to continue for a long time.

^ The Office: ''The Convention'' Review - September 29, 2006 The comedy's third season is off to an excellent start with an even better episode than the season premiere.
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^ Added bonus: The ninth season episode, ”Trapped in the Closet” contains the most sober explanation of the background of Scientology you’ll ever hear.
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.Multiple covers and remixes have been performed and created by various artists.^ And the CD comes with 5 double-sided CD covers from various Capcom artists (and yet another secret flap image).

.Alternative Christian band Relient K as well as dance band Extreme Animals have done live covers at multiple shows.^ The show covered all areas of the animal kingdom, and is funnily enough called Animals .
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Setting

The British version had been set in Slough, a commuter town on the outskirts of London. .Looking for a suitable U.S. equivalent, Executive Producer Greg Daniels considered Nashua, New Hampshire and Utica, New York before settling on Scranton, Pennsylvania.^ From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC's "The Office," comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the season in "The Office" spinoff.
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^ Yeah, the Office Olympics, we had that at ‘King of the Hill’ [where Daniels was executive producer] with small events.

^ When I was looking for a job in New York, I actually interviewed at Bluefly.com and didn't know what they did until I got there.
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."It just seemed like a real place," he said later.^ Just like I said above.
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^ He looks like Tim, except he has blonde hair,” said Oscar Martinez (Oscar) “He’s six foot tall and really nice.” .
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^ Like Kamrein said, I think I’m just more used to American humor in when it comes to these shows.
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"By definition the town we picked wouldn't have a lot of glitzy stuff going on."[24] .It was just far enough away from New York to be credible as a location for a regional branch office.^ AM New York 3/27/06 'The Office' brings a comedy of terrors .
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^ The Office: "Night Out" Review - April 25, 2008 Dwight and Michael head to New York to party with Ryan.
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^ Rock Eye Spy Beat the clock finding all the differences between Jack Donaghy's New York and Boston office.
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Daniels also recalled that the Paper Magic line of greeting cards was made in the city.[25] .Nashua and Utica were later adopted as the locations of other Dunder-Mifflin branches.^ Join a Dunder Mifflin branch now!
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^ And it’s eerie also, because filming will go on forever, or as long as this Dunder-Mifflin branch is around.
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^ Dunder Mifflin Infinity Join a branch and participate in weekly DMI challenges geared toward fans of The Office.
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Scranton welcome sign from opening credits, now displayed in the food court of the Mall at Steamtown.
.All filming is done in the Greater Los Angeles area, specifically Van Nuys, California, but the show makes many references to actual places and businesses in and near Scranton, such as the Mall at Steamtown, and Lake Wallenpaupack.^ Having said that how many users of retail versions of Office 2007 Home and Student actually use all 3 installs?
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^ They questioned the net’s decision to schedule so many shows without so much as a frame of film shot.
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^ Los Angeles is nice and all, but don't Metropolis, Sunnydale and the Island need NCISes, too?
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Dwight's "Froggy 101" bumper sticker is from local country station WGGY. .Also, the actual Anthracite Museum in Scranton is referenced in Michael Scott's video presentation to David Wallace in another episode.^ David Wallace sends Michael on a lecture circuit to other branches to discuss Scranton's success.
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^ The most important factor of The Office is the manager, whether it’s Britain’s David Brent or America’s Michael Scott , because the entire show hangs around their actions.
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^ The hourlong episode also involves a no-holds-barred roast of Michael Scott.

In another episode, Jan is seen with a water bottle with the label "Joe's Kwik Mart", which is a local chain of gas stations. "We went toward embracing the whole Scranton-ness of the setting," said Daniels.[24] .Despite this, some Los Angeles references are still visible; for example, in the episode "Fun Run", a sign can be seen with a phone number bearing area code 818, which is not used in Scranton but is the primary area code in the San Fernando Valley, which lies almost entirely within the city of Los Angeles.^ I woke this morning to an email from a wireless carrier I do not use, saying here is your temporary password for a phone number ending in 1817, or something like that.
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^ An official told me they're doing tests later this fall on two A319 aircraft flying between Toronto-San Francisco and Toronto-Los Angeles.
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.The building they shoot in is at 13928 Saticoy Street, Los Angeles, California.^ An official told me they're doing tests later this fall on two A319 aircraft flying between Toronto-San Francisco and Toronto-Los Angeles.
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.The set's Los Angeles location is most apparent during outdoors scenes in which LA-area mountains (much larger than the more modest hills near Scranton) are frequently seen in the background of the office park.^ Los Angeles more .
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^ TV Playbook: Fight the Power - June 18, 2009 South Park, The Office, The Simpsons and more take it to the man.
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^ Heading into the new year, the Microsoft Office team is motivated more than ever by what we’re hearing about customers’ experiences with Office 2010.
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.A flier in the episode "Blood Drive" places the Dunder Mifflin office park at 1725 Slough Avenue, a reference to the British version of the show.^ Although, I may take a stab at this version again someday, as when I showed the finished design to Brian who had conceived it in the 1st place, he said "that's not what I meant at all."

^ The results showed that there is still a big place for desktop Office apps.
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^ Posted on November 20th, 2009 11:06 AM by L.J. Gibbs Show: The Office, Tag: Reviews What appears to be a long-running plot line on The Office this season is quickly becoming worse and worse - for Dunder-Mifflin, not us.
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.A framed lithograph of Erie Lackawanna Railroad Diner #741 appears on the wall of Jim's new office in the episode "The Promotion". This car is being restored by the Erie Lackawanna Dining Car Preservation Society, and will be based out of Scranton.^ Last Pre-Strike Office Airs this Week - November 12, 2007 The Dunder-Mifflin gang is out of new episodes.
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^ It's surprising how few people STILL haven't seen the uk OFFICE. PalmliX Great article, it promoted me to go out and get his book, thanks so much!
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^ The premise for the episode was technically new, as Michael and company were on their best behavior as they try to impress a potential buyer who visits the Scranton branch.
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This lithograph is also sold by the society as a fundraiser.
A bottle of Yuengling's Black and Tan appears on the table at the hotel bar in Niagara Falls in the episode "Niagara". Yuengling is a historic and popular brewery based out of nearby Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
.In bar scenes set in Poor Richard's, the characters drink Lionshead beer, a beer based out of eastern Pennsylvanian, Lion Brewery, Inc.^ Nothing defeats the suspension of disbelief for me more than seeing a character in a movie go into a bar and order a beer.
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^ The characters and basic scene where set for me, and then I ran with the art!

Cast members also drink Wegmans soda pop on a regular basis. The cans have a large W on the side. .Wegmans is a grocery store chain based in Rochester, New York, with locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.^ Today: Location Meets News in Metro-Foursquare Deal 18 This Week: Location Meets News in Metro-Foursquare Deal 179 This Month: UPDATED: The Apple App Store Economy .
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There are two Wegmans stores in the area, in Dickson City, and Wilkes-Barre, both 15 minutes from Scranton.
The cast are also seen drinking Crystal Club soda, which is a local beverage company. The vending machine in the break room used to say "Cold Drinks", but they switched over to Scranton's own Crystal Club. In addition, the snack vending machine often contains chocolate bars from the Gertrude Hawk Chocolates company, based in the neighboring borough of Dunmore, Pennsylvania.
.Dwight is drinking out of a Sheetz coffee mug in the season 6 episode, "Mafia". Sheetz is an east coast gas station based out of Altoona, PA.^ The Office Returns - April 9, 2008 Creator Greg Daniels and Rainn "Dwight" Wilson talk about this season's final episodes.
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^ The showed who owned the boat, the newcomers are hostile and not hostile by knocking out Kate but disabling the poisonous gas station.
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According to the Sheetz website, there is a store in Scranton on Route 11.
Dwight owns a Mike Lieberthal bobble head figure. Lieberthal was the starting catcher on the Philadelphia Phillies from 1994 to 2006. He played in the minor leagues for the Scranton/Wilke Barre Red Barons, the Phillies' AAA team at the time.
In some scenes, Toby has a "PSU" (Pennsylvania State University) decal on the wall beside his desk.

Music

.In keeping with its mockumentary format, the show has no laugh track.^ Do you see Beavis and Butt-Head as the first show to subvert the medium’s use of a laugh track?
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^ In that, while there’s no laugh track, the characters’ laughter almost serves as one because what they are laughing at is usually not funny.
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^ But what is the difference between a laugh track and going to see or watching The Late Show with David Letterman , where lights tell people when to laugh and applaud?
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.All music must be diegetic, with songs either sung or played by the characters or heard on radios, computers or other devices.^ All of the songs are well-crafted melodic hard rock with hooks that will have you playing the CD again & again.

In "The Dundies" episode however, Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" is played just before and also alongside the closing credits. .In the season 2 episode "Email surveillance" Michael and Jim sing karaoke to "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton at Jim's house party.^ In Thursday’s episode of “The Office,” Jan (Melora Hardin) and Michael (Steve Carell) throw a disastrous dinner party for several Dunder Mifflin employees.

^ The Office: "The Deposition" Review - November 16, 2007 Michael is deposed in the season's best - and likely last - episode.
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^ The Office: "Dinner Party" Review - April 11, 2008 Pam and Jim have a date with Michael and Jan, and it's every bit as bad as it sounds.
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.In the season 3 episode "Grief Counseling" Dwight plays the Jeffrey Osborne hit "On the Wings of Love" on his recorder while Pam sings during a bird funeral.^ I sang one 'track' in the laundry room, I recorded the piano part while playing that recording on the living room stereo, then finished it off by re-playing that recording in the bathroom while singing the rest.

^ Secondly, the love lives..It’s become more about Dwight/Angela/Andy and Jim and Pam rather than the Office.
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^ Same Sex The Office Season Five Preview The Office returns for a fifth season as Michael prepares to be a father while finding a new love interest, Pam heads for art school and the Dwight/Angela/Andy triangle comes to a head.

.Also, in the episode "Dinner Party", the song written by Jan's old assistant Hunter titled "That One Night", which was played at the dinner party, is played near the end of the episode as different characters drive home from Michael's house.^ But [Tracy Morgan's character] is the same kind of thing, he plays a stereotype, but in the end he’s one of the most likable characters.
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^ In the end I think it has a nice modern Magician/Assistant or Superheroine feel, & one of the most original in the series...

^ Secret Santa It's the battle of who plays Santa Claus when both Phyllis and Michael prepare for the part at the holiday party.
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.It starts out being played in Jim's car while he and Pam eat, but then continues as Michael and Dwight drive down the road.^ Jim : Michael, Dwight would like your man meat.
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^ The Office Flashback: "Health Care" Review - July 17, 2009 Jim and Pam bond over Dwight's first big power trip.
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^ Prosecutors said Downs wanted the 9-year-old out of the game, because the boy didn't play as well as his teammates.
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"That One Night" was performed by Todd Fancey of The New Pornographers. .In Season 6's episode "Niagara", Jim's two brothers, seemingly in a coordinated plan with other employees from the office, interrupt Jim and Pam's wedding by playing "Forever" by Chris Brown over the church's sound system.^ The two episodes are Women's Appreciation where Dwight goes after a flasher and the pilot episode of The Office (USA).
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^ The Office Preview - April 8, 2009 Two episodes for the price of one.
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^ In a show like The Office , they realized, “If we make it as a documentary, we can have Jim talk to the camera and Pam talk to the camera.” .
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.The song continues over a dancing montage with other members of the cast dancing down the church aisle.^ Steve Carell was in the cast of Second City here, but I didn’t realize a lot of the other cast members are from improv backgrounds as well.

^ One of the most notable members of the cast is Jester Hairston as church elder Rolly Forbes.
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.It also continues over a cut scene to Jim and Pam being married while cruising on Niagara Falls' Maid of the Mist.^ IGN Interview: The Office's Brian Baumgartner - May 9, 2007 Baumgartner talks about being Kevin Malone, Jim and Pam's wedding and Scrantonicity.
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^ On the “Booze Cruise” episodes, when Jim loses his chance to say what his feelings were for Pam, when they were standing outside on the ship.

^ Pam did fall asleep on Jim's shoulder during the meeting (and it made his day).

Featured music tends to be well known, and often older, popular songs in order to reflect the character, such as Michael's attempt to seem hip by using "Mambo No. 5" and later "My Humps" as cellular phone ringtones. .Also the use of James Blunt's song "Goodbye My Lover" when Michael and Carol break up.^ Celebrity Spider 12/8/06 Carol Breaks Michael's Heart Next Week on "The Office" .
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.In the episode when Holly must move to another branch, Michael, Holly, and Darryl are shown in a scene while driving, singing the song, "Life is a Highway," by Tom Cochrane, in harmony.^ Michael helps Holly move following her transfer to...
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^ The premise for the episode was technically new, as Michael and company were on their best behavior as they try to impress a potential buyer who visits the Scranton branch.
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^ Another Wire Alum Joins The Office - January 15, 2009 Stringer Bell is about to bring trouble to Michael Scott's life.
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.Frequently they will feature U2 music in episodes and will make jokes about U2. In the episode Goodbye, Toby, Michael says to Jim, "Hey Jim, what's that band from Scranton that made it big?^ Scott's Tots Michael is forced to face the music when a promise he made to a class of third graders ten years ago comes back to haunt him; Dwight steps up his plan to take Jim out.
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^ Created and produced by Keenan Ivory Wayans, the show featured comedy sketches, parodies, music and dance, and made stars of Damon Wayans, Jim Carey, David Allen Grier, Chris Rock and Jamie Foxx.
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^ On the “Booze Cruise” episodes, when Jim loses his chance to say what his feelings were for Pam, when they were standing outside on the ship.

Wasn't it U2? Can we get them to play?" .Dwight pulls into the parking lot with Life of Agony's River Runs Red album blasting, and a few times in season 2 and season 3, the famous 80s metal act Mötley Crüe is featured in the show with songs Wild Side in season 2 and Kickstart My Heart in season 3.[26] In the season 2 episode titled "The Fire", Dwight is found in his car by Pam and Jim listening to "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M and is then found to sing a parody of We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel on discovery that Ryan caused the actual fire.^ We’d start out with a bang, and by that I mean I’d fire off a starter’s pistol so people knew the party actually started.
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^ Jim and Pam has had one of the best love stories I’ve seen on television in a long time.
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^ In a show like The Office , they realized, “If we make it as a documentary, we can have Jim talk to the camera and Pam talk to the camera.” .
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.In season 6 the the episode "secret Santa" Dwight sings karaoke to the track of Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day at the Christmas Party.^ Secret Santa It's the battle of who plays Santa Claus when both Phyllis and Michael prepare for the part at the holiday party.
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^ Watch Video Secret Santa Michael is determined to show the office the true meaning of Christmas.
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^ The Office Returns - April 9, 2008 Creator Greg Daniels and Rainn "Dwight" Wilson talk about this season's final episodes.
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.Michael plays the song "Kind And Generous" by Natalie Merchant in the episode "The Job" from season 3. He plays the song from a tape recorder to make his leaving more dramatic.^ After Stanley's heart attack, Michael tries to make the office more of a stress-free environment.
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^ The Office: "The Deposition" Review - November 16, 2007 Michael is deposed in the season's best - and likely last - episode.
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^ Rainn Wilson The Office - Job Fair A review of "Job Fair," the penultimate episode of the fourth season of The Office.

Characters

The Office cast in the third season
The Office employs an ensemble cast. .A significant number of the main and minor characters are based on characters from the British version of The Office.^ The main difference is that film is based around story, and TV is based around characters.
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^ Most TV insiders thought it would be impossible to create a worthwhile American version of the award-winning British comedy "The Office."

^ NA TEELA ~ Sahari version: Based on the oldskool anime "GENESIS SURVIVER GAIARTH" OVA series lead female character "Sahari" for this retooled color scheme...

.Michael Scott, regional manager of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, feels he is the life of the office; his employees feel otherwise.^ Michael : Maybe the Michael Scott Paper Company was a huge mistake.
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^ Dunder Mifflin, the people person's paper people!
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^ Michael discovers that that Michael Scott Paper Company is going broke.
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.His former co-manager, sales representative Jim Halpert is newly married to the former receptionist turned sales representative, Pam Halpert.^ Jim : Co-managing is a give and take.
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^ Dwight : Once I'm officially regional manager, my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert.
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^ Michael Scott Dwight Schrute Jim Halpert Pam Beesly Andy Bernard Ryan Howard Full Cast » Videos .
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Their relationship comes after three seasons of friendship laced with romantic tension. .Dwight Schrute, the assistant to the regional manager, is an award-winning salesman and former Lackawanna County volunteer reserve deputy sheriff known for his authoritarian personality and science fiction fandom.^ Dwight : Once I'm officially regional manager, my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert.
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^ Dear Citizens: Former Clackamas County Sheriff Bill Brooks passed away this week.
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^ Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts The Oregonian: 'Humane approach aids deputy in eviction cases' .
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.There is an ongoing rivalry between Jim and Dwight, whose differing personalities often cause them to be at odds with each other.^ Oscar : Pam and Jim are on their honeymoon, so there's not the usual balance between sane and others.
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^ Unless, there is a branch off of the space-time continuum which is causing a different "dimension" to be taking place at the same time as the other.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

^ Jim : I guess, all things considered, I was lucky Dwight was there.
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.In one episode, Jim dressed up like Dwight and mocked him in which Dwight called this "identity theft."^ Scott's Tots Michael is forced to face the music when a promise he made to a class of third graders ten years ago comes back to haunt him; Dwight steps up his plan to take Jim out.
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^ Jim : Michael, Dwight would like your man meat.
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^ So this piece (like my others growing up) was done in ONE TAKE with no erasing!!

Jim, however, showed considerable kindness to Dwight after he lost his girlfriend; Angela Martin. .Ryan Howard, who started out as a temporary worker in the Scranton office, was later promoted to Dunder Mifflin's Vice President for Regional Sales, which would make him Michael's boss, until his treachery was exposed for corporate fraud and he was fired, ending up again as the temporary worker at the Scranton branch.^ Join a Dunder Mifflin branch now!
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^ Scott's Tots Michael is forced to face the music when a promise he made to a class of third graders ten years ago comes back to haunt him; Dwight steps up his plan to take Jim out.
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^ But Carell’s by no means the only reason for the show’s breakthrough buzz; the actors around him in the Scranton offices of the Dunder Mifflin paper company have jelled into a finely honed comedic ensemble, and the ongoing Jim-Pam romance has given the show welcome depth.

.Ryan was later rehired as a salesman by Dunder Mifflin in season five as part of the buyout of the Michael Scott Paper Company.^ Michael : Maybe the Michael Scott Paper Company was a huge mistake.
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^ Dunder Mifflin, the people person's paper people!
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^ Michael discovers that that Michael Scott Paper Company is going broke.
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.However, he was demoted back to temp as there was only room for one new salesperson and Michael chose Pam for the position.^ Buy a new one, reinstall the dropbox client, and almost immediately your critical files are pulled back down from the cloud onto your drive.
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^ I also only exchanged a few finished games for new ones.

^ Michael : Hey, Pam, Pam, with this raise there are strings attached.
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.The accounting department features the uptight Angela Martin, who wishes to keep things orderly and make sure situations remain as serious as possible; Kevin Malone, a sardonic, overweight man who revels in juvenile humor and is addicted to gambling and M&Ms; and the patient Oscar Martinez, whose homosexuality and Mexican American heritage make him a favorite target for Michael's off-hand comments.^ Shareholder Meeting Michael feels honored when David Wallace invites him to New York City to speak at a shareholder's meeting and invites Oscar, Dwight and Andy along for the ride.
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^ His desire to return to his wife and his strong and unlikely friendship with Friday are the only things that keep him sane.
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^ You could also make a case for apps like contacts manager, task manager or even project management to be in the core products, but we'll keep things real simple in this case.
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.Rounding out the office are the stern salesman Stanley Hudson, who barely stands for Michael's constant references to his Black-American heritage (he also doesn't like to take part in Michael's time wasting meetings and sometimes sleeps in them); Cornell alumnus, anger-management grad and Angela's former fiancé Andy Bernard, formerly of the Stamford, Connecticut branch office; eccentric quality-assurance representative Creed Bratton; the kind and caring saleswoman Phyllis Lapin-Vance; the bubbly and talkative customer service representative Kelly Kapoor; the depressed, alcoholic single mother supply relations representative Meredith Palmer; and frequent target of Michael's abuse, human resources representative Toby Flenderson.^ Michael : Kelly Kapoor is our dusky, exotic customer service rep.
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^ Toby : Michael's like a movie on a plane.
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^ Shareholder Meeting Michael feels honored when David Wallace invites him to New York City to speak at a shareholder's meeting and invites Oscar, Dwight and Andy along for the ride.
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.A story arc at the start of the fifth season has Holly Flax transferred to the office as Toby's replacement.^ The Office: "Goodbye, Toby" Review - May 16, 2008 A proposal, an introduction, a farewell and a revelation in a busy season finale.
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^ Dunder Mifflin The Office on NBC Starts Season 4 on September 27 Returning this fall for their 4th season, The Office on NBC is one of the best shows on the network.

^ DVD: The Office Filed - May 27, 2009 Coming to DVD and BD in the fifth season.
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.She acts as a love interest for Michael, as they share very similar personalities.^ I've been a very happy Zoho user since they debuted and I love Zoho Mail.
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^ Michael : And another thing about the Indian people, they love sex positions.
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.However, Holly is transferred away after corporate discovers that Michael and Holly are involved, resulting in their break up.^ However, it's not really just about features, but more about how the resulting document will end up in print or on the screen.
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^ The Office: "Employee Transfer" Review - October 31, 2008 Michael and Daryl take Holly to her new office - 7 hours away.
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^ Michael ends up in Nashua and is devastated to learn Holly has a new boyfriend.
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.Much to Michael's dismay, Toby is rehired shortly after Holly's transfer.^ The Office Preview: "Frame Toby" - November 19, 2008 Toby returns, much to Michael's dismay.
  • IGN: The Office 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ [Michael and Dwight discuss Holly, Toby's replacement] Dwight : So what do we know about her?
  • The Office (US) - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Office: "Employee Transfer" Review - October 31, 2008 Michael and Daryl take Holly to her new office - 7 hours away.
  • IGN: The Office 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Dunder Mifflin Scranton warehouse supervisor Darryl Philbin is a key secondary character who has gained increased prominence throughout the run of the show.^ Posted on November 20th, 2009 11:06 AM by L.J. Gibbs Show: The Office, Tag: Reviews What appears to be a long-running plot line on The Office this season is quickly becoming worse and worse - for Dunder-Mifflin, not us.
  • The Office - TV Fanatic 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The secondary characters in the US version make this show head over heels better than the UK version that only has 14 episodes.
  • The Office USA Vs The Office UK: Top Moments | Hecklerspray 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.hecklerspray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because of this Yahoo have come up with a list of ten characters who need to follow suit and go take a break from their show.
  • The Office 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC gone-hollywood.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At the end of the fifth season, new receptionist Kelly Erin Hannon, usually called just Erin to differentiate herself from Kelly Kapoor, is introduced as Pam's replacement.^ People will just end up calling you a False Massiah, or a False Prophet.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

^ So how many new episodes will air before the end of the season – NBC has pushed back the end of the season to May, right?

A budding storyline features the awkward crush between Andy and Erin. Andy finally asks Erin out in "The Delivery".
.Former main characters no longer part of the show include Pam's ex-fiance, Roy Anderson, who left the show in the third season after nearly assaulting Jim in the workplace; and Michael's former love interest—and former Vice President for Regional Sales for Dunder Mifflin -- Jan Levinson, who broke up with Michael in season four and subsequently became pregnant via sperm donation.^ But Carell’s by no means the only reason for the show’s breakthrough buzz; the actors around him in the Scranton offices of the Dunder Mifflin paper company have jelled into a finely honed comedic ensemble, and the ongoing Jim-Pam romance has given the show welcome depth.

^ The third year of the show’s existence has seen him go to “Dorito's Spicy Sweet Chiladelphia” to cover the presidential primaries; bringing with him Barack Obama (via satellite), Hillary Clinton (who fixed the set when it “broke”) and John Edwards (when he had credibility).
  • Best television shows of 2008? 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rejoin Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) as they bring romance to the workplace, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) as he continues his quest to be Michael’s right-hand man, and newly deemed “Wunderkind” Ryan (B.J. Novak), who’s working to drag Dunder Mifflin into the digital age.
  • The Office on DVD / TV Shows on DVD Reviews / TV DVDs 19 September 2009 17:17 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Both characters returned for brief appearances in season five, but thus far neither has been seen in the sixth.

Deleted scenes

.On The Office, deleted scenes are considered part of the show's canon and story line, and have sometimes been restored in repeats to make episodes longer or draw people who have seen the episode before back to see the bonus footage.^ Who has seen that before?
  • The Office (US) - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Dwight Schrute The Office Fan's Travel Guide to Scranton, Pennsylvania As NBC's The Office continues to draw viewers, many loyal fans are making the trip to Scranton, PA, to see sites mentioned by characters on the show.

^ But “The Office” is the perfect demographic for those people who are on iTunes – they’re the people in those types of office jobs.

.In an experiment, a deleted scene from "The Return" was made available over NBC.com and iTunes that explained the absence of a character over the next several episodes.^ This series, detailed below, will be available exclusively on NBC.com.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ Celebrity Spider 11/16/07 Special Encore Episode of "The Office" Next Thursday on NBC .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

^ Heroes and Chuck Sharing Space Next Season - May 19, 2009 NBC's schedule for next season involves Chuck not returning until spring.
  • IGN: The Office 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Daniels hoped that word of mouth among fans would spread the information, but eventually considered the experiment a failure.^ This would be the most representational of what fans would consider a classically themed MOTU Teela.

^ If you’re trying to talk to someone about this show you saw, and you actually have the ability to whip something out of your pocket and show them a scene, it helps word of mouth spread,” Daniels said.

^ Hi, I hoped Office 2008 would improve that situation that annoys the whole Word community : Web link aren't clickable when words convert the file to a pdf.
  • Mac Mojo: The Office for Mac Team Blog 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.officeformac.com [Source type: General]

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Product placement

The Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company tower, shown during the opening credits.
The Office has had product placement deals with Staples[28] and the Olympic baler,[29] as well as mentioning in dialogue or displaying clear logos for products such as Sandals Resorts, HP, Apple, and Gateway computers, and Activision's Call of Duty 2 video game. .In "The Merger", Kevin Malone uses a Staples-branded shredding machine to shred a Staples-branded CD-R and many other non-paper items, including a salad.^ Zoho has the most complete offering so far, including many other apps not listed (Meeting, Wiki, etc).
  • Web Office Suite: Who's Leading The Pack? 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.readwriteweb.com [Source type: General]

[28] .As with HP, Cisco Systems, a supplier of networking and telephone equipment, pays for product placement, which can be seen on close up shots of the Cisco IP Telephones, some of which have additional branding labels attached.^ Damages • FX Networks • FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television Glenn Close as Patty Hewes .
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 19 September 2009 17:17 UTC cdn.emmys.tv [Source type: General]

[30] .In the Season two episode "The Secret" Michael takes Jim to Hooters[31] to discuss Jim's feelings for Pam.^ The Office: "Job Fair" Review - May 9, 2008 Will Jim and Pam's life choices take them to different places?
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^ Also, Pam's pregnancy will be the focus of a two-part episode that airs on March 4 and 11.
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^ On the “Booze Cruise” episodes, when Jim loses his chance to say what his feelings were for Pam, when they were standing outside on the ship.

.In another episode: "The Merger" Angela refers to Hooters as a strip club, causing Michael to defend Hooters as a family place, and inform the camera of how many chains there are worldwide.^ But there may another finale that night, so I don’t know how that works.

^ So how many new episodes will air before the end of the season – NBC has pushed back the end of the season to May, right?

^ Cinema Spider 3/6/09 The Office 3/5/09 Episode "Blood Drive" Recap Cinema Spider 3/6/09 Michael's Golden Ticket Idea Causes a Stir Next Week on "The Office" .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

.Hooters is also identified as the company's caterer in "Casino Night". The tech help-desk Geek Squad's logo has also appeared (logo on the wall of Toby's cubicle and a toy of the Geek Squad Volkswagen car atop a filing cabinet, in "Michael's Birthday" and "Drug Testing", respectively), though it is unclear whether they paid for this placement.^ Saturday Night Live” suddenly became popular again, though whether that will continue to grasp viewers remains to be seen.
  • Best television shows of 2008? 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Scott Loves Him Some Jim Rockford - July 30, 2009 Steve Carell helping to bring Rockford Files back to NBC. .
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^ Though I don't understand why since they've driven my car and it drives exactly the same.

.Most food & drinks are supplied from Wegmans, a grocery store chain in the northeast which began in Rochester, NY. During "Goodbye, Toby", they are seen drinking the store's brand of soda and on top of the refrigerator in the breakroom is a box of the store's brand of popcorn, among other placement.^ They go everywhere and do everything together: eat whopping pies together, sing Deutsche Volkslieder together, churn butter together, drink molasses together, slaughter other pigs together...
  • The Office TV Show Series on NBC: Dwight's Schrute Space Blog 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.nbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And they should drink [name brand soda] constantly,” because they could have gotten away with it.
  • The Chuck Klosterman Interview Part 2: 30 Rock, Mad Men, The Office, Arrested Development, and Why Movies and TV Have Made Us Less Human | /Film 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply jc Thursday, February 22 2007 I think they are simplifying things a bit too much…Most businesses have integrated office into other busniess processes, from document management to supply chain.
  • Google and the Office game – GigaOM 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC gigaom.com [Source type: General]

The vending machines at several branches stock mainly Herr's brand snacks, a Pennsylvania-based snack company. .During "Grief Counseling", Jim refuses to allow Karen to do any work until they find Herr's Salt and Vinegar chips, which she had attempted to buy at the vending machine after it had run out.^ Just wait until they need an ID – then we’ll see who’s running away and telling the librarians.
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^ A. Obsession If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
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^ That’s my favorite part about work parties – they end up saving me a lot of moolah in the long run.
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.Chrysler, Toyota, and Subaru vehicles are also constantly featured on the show with Michael Scott shown driving a Chrysler Sebring and Stanley driving a Chrysler 300C. Andy drives a Toyota Prius.^ Michael Scott Dwight Schrute Jim Halpert Pam Beesly Andy Bernard Ryan Howard Full Cast » Videos .
  • The Office - TV Fanatic 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In "Business Ethics", Meredith admits to having sex with one of their suppliers in exchange for discounts and The Outback Steakhouse gift cards.^ One episode involved two kids played by two boys, but one was raised as a girl after being born a hermaphrodite and having the sex change operation botched.
  • Population Five: October 2006 Archives 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.populationfive.com [Source type: General]

.Many products featured are not part of product placement agreements, but rather inserted by writers as products the characters would use, to create realism under the guise of a documentary.^ I used to like the dark lines that pens created as a child because pencil seemed too soft...and I wanted the bold lines that I would see in cartoons & comics.

^ I would always use it as a character study as for how I would want the He-Man character to look each time I redrew him in other works.

^ So in conclusion introduce again Y error bars in excell so that office can be used by really many many more people .
  • Mac Mojo: The Office for Mac Team Blog 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.officeformac.com [Source type: General]

Apple, .Inc. received over four minutes of publicity for the iPod when it was used as a much-desired gift in "Christmas Party", though the company did not pay for the placement.^ Did he really thing that they don't communicate and use the same stylesheets inside a company ?
  • Mac Mojo: The Office for Mac Team Blog 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.officeformac.com [Source type: General]

[32] .The Apple laptop MacBook Pro is also used in "Weight Loss" where Jim uses one to video chat with Pam while in the office.^ The Office: "Job Fair" Review - May 9, 2008 Will Jim and Pam's life choices take them to different places?
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^ The Office Flashback: "Health Care" Review - July 17, 2009 Jim and Pam bond over Dwight's first big power trip.
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^ The Office: "A Benihana Christmas" Review - December 15, 2006 A special one-hour Christmas episode unites Pam & Karen against a common foe: Angela.
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Apple computers are also featured during Pam's first class at Pratt. Pam also discusses with Jim that she can't learn and doesn't understand Flash, a popular animation program by software giant Adobe Systems. In "Sabre", 6 Apple products are shown: iPod Classic, iPhone, iBook, MacBook Pro, eMac, iMac. .In "Local Ad" Adobe Premiere can be seen on Michael's computer while he is editing his commercial.^ The Office: "Local Ad" Review - October 26, 2007 Michael decides to take a do-it-yourself approach when corporate pays to produce a television commercial.
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Photoshop is also mentioned in accordance with Pam's interest with graphic design. .Web sites such as craigslist.org, TripAdvisor.com, and Wikipedia.org are often mentioned, along with references to Monster.com and SharperImage.com as well as Brookstone.com.^ As well, she suggests looking at sites such as vrbo.com, flipkey.com or homeaway.com and renting a home directly from a homeowner.
  • Jim Byers' Travel Blog 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC thestar.blogs.com [Source type: General]

.Chili's[33] restaurants were used for filming in "The Dundies" and "The Client", as the writers believed they were realistic choices for a company party and business lunch.^ I remember there was a situation last year, where a few writers—I can’t remember all of them, one of them was the girl who wrote [inaudible]—they got together and wrote a book for a car company.
  • The Chuck Klosterman Interview Part 2: 30 Rock, Mad Men, The Office, Arrested Development, and Why Movies and TV Have Made Us Less Human | /Film 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Everybody who works on the show, whether they’re writers or actors or directors, they are using bits of their experiences, because it’s the kind of show that’s supposed to be realistic and observational.

^ Did he really thing that they don't communicate and use the same stylesheets inside a company ?
  • Mac Mojo: The Office for Mac Team Blog 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.officeformac.com [Source type: General]

[34][35] .Though not an explicit product placement, the producers of the show had to allow Chili's to have final approval of the script before filming, causing a scene of "The Dundies" to be hastily rewritten when the chain objected to the original version.^ The series is produced by Original Productions and BermanBraun.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ "America's Toughest Jobs" is created by executive producer Beers and is produced by Original Productions and BermanBraun.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ MAN-AT-ARMS (New Adventures) Original version ~JODO KAST: Much like Toy Companies, I like to recolor my product into different versions lol.

[34] .The appearance of Second Life in the episode "Local Ad" was rated eighth in the top ten most effective product placements of 2007. The Office was the only non-reality show to make the list, and Second Life was the only product on the list that did not pay for its placement.^ The Office: "Local Ad" Review - October 26, 2007 Michael decides to take a do-it-yourself approach when corporate pays to produce a television commercial.
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^ As a guy that does not really enjoy most TV dramas, any show that makes me plant my butt on the couch to watch an episode premier I find pretty impressive.
  • Best television shows of 2008? 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Office Humor Steve Carell Running Real Life Office After Buying Local Store Steve Carell will get to be a real life business boss, after buying a 150-year-old general store in his part-time home in Massachusetts.

[36]

Season synopses

.A typical episode for a half-hour time slot runs 2012 minutes.^ The Office: "The Chairmodel" Review - April 18, 2008 Is The Office the best half hour comedy of all time?
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[37] .The final episode of the second season introduced the first of what would be several "super-sized" episodes (approximately 28-minute running time for a 40-minute time slot, and shortened in repeats and syndication).^ Containing all six first-season episodes plus commentary by host Ira Glass and the show's director, Christopher Wilcha, this DVD is one not to be missed.
  • This American Life on DVD / TV Shows on DVD Reviews / TV DVDs 19 September 2009 17:17 UTC www.tvparty.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The one i'm really waiting for is the following week and FINAL episode of the season...Titled Six Months Earlier.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

^ When the show returns from its Olympic break on March 2, it’ll air repeats mixed in with six new episodes, including the (possibly supersized) season-ender.

.The third season introduced the first of occasional hour-long episodes (approximately 42-minute running time; suitable for being shown as two separate normal episodes).^ The final episode of the third season will be tomorrow.
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^ For the first two hours we drank and we were social.
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^ I have to say that two hours was way long.
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Season one

.The first season had six episodes.^ The one i'm really waiting for is the following week and FINAL episode of the season...Titled Six Months Earlier.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

^ When the show returns from its Olympic break on March 2, it’ll air repeats mixed in with six new episodes, including the (possibly supersized) season-ender.

^ Follow the link for our entire library of quotes from every episode and all six seasons of the comedy ...
  • The Office - TV Fanatic 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The series begins by introducing the office's workers, via a tour given by branch manager Michael Scott for both the camera crew and a first-day temp (Ryan Howard).^ This adrenaline-charged miniseries begins dramatically as the first female U.S. President is shot dead by a sniper during her Veteran's Day speech.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ The Office: Michael Scott's 10 Dumbest Moments - June 26, 2009 We choose from the vast list of very, very stupid things Michael has done.
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^ Another Wire Alum Joins The Office - January 15, 2009 Stringer Bell is about to bring trouble to Michael Scott's life.
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[38] .The audience learns salesman Jim Halpert has a crush on receptionist Pam Beesley (who helps him play pranks on co-worker Dwight Schrute), even though she is engaged to Roy (who works in the building's lower-level warehouse).^ Dwight : Once I'm officially regional manager, my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert.
  • The Office (US) - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Office: ''Cocktails'' Review - February 23, 2007 J.J. Abrams directs as Michael and Dwight annoy cocktail party hosts and Pam sees Roy for who he is.
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^ I believe she used her powers on him when she TOLD him that he was coming back to NY. Even though he left...she never told him NOT to go.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

.News spreads throughout the office that Dunder Mifflin's corporate headquarters is planning to downsize an entire branch, leading to general anxiety, but Michael chooses to deny or downplay the realities of the situation in order to maintain employee morale.^ Join a Dunder Mifflin branch now!
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^ The Office: "Local Ad" Review - October 26, 2007 Michael decides to take a do-it-yourself approach when corporate pays to produce a television commercial.
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^ Evan Almighty The Office Season 5 Episode 23 Closes Broke Michael Scott Paper Company The war between Dunder Mifflin and the Michael Scott Paper Company on "The Office" reached its surrender point- with Dunder Mifflin the one surrending to a broke company run by Michael Scott.

Season two

.The second season was the series' first full (twenty-two episode) season, and had its first 40-minute "super-sized" episode.^ The recognition for “Blood” caps a strong first season for the series, which started slow but grew nearly every week and earned a second-season order .
  • Few surprises among Golden Globes nominations --The Live Feed 19 September 2009 17:17 UTC www.thrfeed.com [Source type: General]

^ IGN TV's Season Review Round Up - May 29, 2009 We take a season-long look at over 40 TV series.
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^ With only two episodes left in the season, the Bon Temps residents are hunting the killer, even if it means destroying someone to save it.
  • Watch TV Online - Full Episodes of Your Favorite Shows - SideReel 19 September 2009 17:17 UTC www.sidereel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many workers seen in the background of the first season were developed into secondary characters, while the general threat of downsizing continued.^ We weren’t able to get all of it in during the first season, just in terms of, you have to teach the audience who the characters are, and you have to teach them who the main characters are.

^ I am a person that almost never gets hooked on television shows, especially not in the first season after getting burned and left hanging one too many times (Firefly, etc.
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Romantic relationships begin to develop between some of the characters. .Michael has a one-night stand with his boss Jan, in the wake of the latter's divorce.^ Motown week on "American Idol" ended with a night filled with music and a final good bye for one of the top ten contestants -- Michael Sarver.

[39] .Dwight and Angela become romantically involved,[40] but keep the relationship a secret from everyone else.^ Angela just does what I ask her to do so I won't tell everyone that she's cheating on Andy with Dwight.
  • The Office (US) - Wikiquote 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

Kelly develops a crush on Ryan, and they start dating. .When Roy sets a date for his wedding to Pam,[41] Jim grows depressed and considers transferring to the Stamford, Connecticut branch, but tells Pam in the season finale that he loves her, but Pam still insists she will marry Roy.^ For Pam and Jim, first came love; then came marriage; then, in early March, will come a child in a baby carriage.
  • The Office - TV Fanatic 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.tvfanatic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Celebrity Spider 3/30/07 Jim Deal With Consequences of Pam's Confession to Roy Next Week on The Office .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

^ Celebrity Spider 11/10/06 Jim & Pam Back Together As Branches are Merged Next Week on "The Office" .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

The two kiss, but Jim transfers to the Stamford branch.[42]

Season three

.The third season had 25 episodes, consisting of 17 half-hour episodes, four 40-minute "super-sized" episodes, and two one-hour episodes.^ The Office Preview - April 8, 2009 Two episodes for the price of one.
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^ Whedon Returns to The Office - July 17, 2007 The Buffy creator will direct another episode in Season 4.
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^ The Office: "A Benihana Christmas" Review - December 15, 2006 A special one-hour Christmas episode unites Pam & Karen against a common foe: Angela.
  • IGN: The Office 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Jim briefly transfers to the Stamford branch after Pam confirmed her commitment to Roy, before corporate is forced to merge the Stamford branch and staff into the Scranton branch.^ The Office: ''Phyllis' Wedding'' Review - February 9, 2007 Michael tries to take over the wedding, and the Jim-Karen-Pam-Roy quadrangle gets more complicated.
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^ Celebrity Spider 3/30/07 Jim Deal With Consequences of Pam's Confession to Roy Next Week on The Office .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

^ Celebrity Spider 11/10/06 Jim & Pam Back Together As Branches are Merged Next Week on "The Office" .
  • The Office Links News Archive 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC www.sirlinksalot.net [Source type: General]

[43] .Included in the transfer to Scranton are Karen Fillipelli, with whom Jim has developed a relationship, and the anger-prone Andy Bernard; all other former Stamford employees quit in frustration with Michael's managerial style.^ So her face, hair-style, revealing dress-style, & legs are all based on Julianne Hough from DWTS. But her upper body build is based on the other model.

^ The Office: ''Phyllis' Wedding'' Review - February 9, 2007 Michael tries to take over the wedding, and the Jim-Karen-Pam-Roy quadrangle gets more complicated.
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^ The Office: "Employee Transfer" Review - October 31, 2008 Michael and Daryl take Holly to her new office - 7 hours away.
  • IGN: The Office 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC tv.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pam is newly single after calling off her marriage and relationship to Roy prior to the merger, and Jim's unresolved feelings for her and new relationship with Karen lead to shifting tensions amongst the four.^ The Office: ''Phyllis' Wedding'' Review - February 9, 2007 Michael tries to take over the wedding, and the Jim-Karen-Pam-Roy quadrangle gets more complicated.
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^ On the “Booze Cruise” episodes, when Jim loses his chance to say what his feelings were for Pam, when they were standing outside on the ship.

^ Michael Scott has $4300 dollars to spend and Pam wants new chairs while Jim wants a new copier.

.This culminates when Roy, in a brief reunion with Pam, attempts to assault Jim after learning of his and Pam's kiss.^ The Office: ''Phyllis' Wedding'' Review - February 9, 2007 Michael tries to take over the wedding, and the Jim-Karen-Pam-Roy quadrangle gets more complicated.
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^ Celebrity Spider 3/30/07 Jim Deal With Consequences of Pam's Confession to Roy Next Week on The Office .
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.Roy is summarily dismissed from Dunder Mifflin, and Pam leaves him once again.^ An Original Leaves Dunder Mifflin - November 13, 2008 But which Office cast member is gone...?
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^ Pam : [answering the phone] Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness...
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.Feeling confident in her life, and put-upon or ignored by her various co-workers, Pam builds the courage to make a speech which reveals her true feelings towards each of them, and confesses to Jim he was the reason she called off her wedding.^ In the end, their new boss and co-workers will determine success or failure, and those who don't make the grade get sent home.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ On the “Booze Cruise” episodes, when Jim loses his chance to say what his feelings were for Pam, when they were standing outside on the ship.

^ Maybe we're making it worse, and Facebook and Google are building profiles for advertisers as we speak, but I feel like the game has moved and Klosterman is playing on the wrong field.
  • The Chuck Klosterman Interview Part 2: 30 Rock, Mad Men, The Office, Arrested Development, and Why Movies and TV Have Made Us Less Human | /Film 26 January 2010 13:013 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Meanwhile, the Scranton branch inherits all of Stamford's clients,[44] eventually becoming the most successful branch,[45][46] and eliminating the fear of further downsizing. Ryan has been hired as a full-time sales representative but fails to make a single sale. .Michael and Jan begin a relationship, which causes her to behave erratically on the job.^ Celebrity Spider 2/16/07 Michael and Jan Go Public With Their Relationship Next Week on "The Office" .
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.Oscar is inadvertently outed as a homosexual by Michael, but accepts an offer, from Jan, for a three-month paid vacation in exchange for not suing.^ The Office: ''Back from Vacation'' Review - January 5, 2007 Jan can't get enough of Michael and Jim makes Pam cry.
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^ I have been working six months without a vacation and I know I have to make it out to NY for work also.
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Dwight and Angela continue their secret relationship. Andy is soon missing for much of the season when he is sent to anger management training, due to an outburst where he punched a hole in the wall,[47] and he returns far less arrogant and self-confident. .Phyllis becomes engaged to and marries Bob Vance, owner of neighboring business Vance Refrigeration.^ Bob Vance : Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration.
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[48] .In the season's finale, Jim, Karen, and Michael interview for a corporate position that turns out to be Jan's, who is fired that day for poor performance.^ The Office: ''Back from Vacation'' Review - January 5, 2007 Jan can't get enough of Michael and Jim makes Pam cry.
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^ The Office: "Dinner Party" Review - April 11, 2008 Pam and Jim have a date with Michael and Jan, and it's every bit as bad as it sounds.
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^ IGN Interview: The Office 's Angela Kinsey - May 2, 2007 The Office star tells us about romancing Dwight, the season 3 finale, and more.
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.Jim wins and rejects the offer off-screen,[49] opting instead to return to Scranton without Karen and ask Pam to a date, which she joyfully accepts.^ The Office: ''Phyllis' Wedding'' Review - February 9, 2007 Michael tries to take over the wedding, and the Jim-Karen-Pam-Roy quadrangle gets more complicated.
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^ The Office: "Dinner Party" Review - April 11, 2008 Pam and Jim have a date with Michael and Jan, and it's every bit as bad as it sounds.
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.In the final scene, we learn Ryan has been awarded Jan's job due to his business school credentials.^ Celebrity Spider 11/30/07 Michael Goes to Speak at Business School for Ryan Next Week on "The Office" .
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^ Celebrity Spider 2/9/07 Ryan Invites Michael to Speak at His Business School Next Week on The Office .
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[44]

Season four

.NBC ordered a full fourth season of 30 half-hour episodes, but ended with only 19 due to a halt in production caused by the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike.^ Channel Surfing Podcast, Episode 42 - December 19, 2008 Heroes: Volume 3 – "Villains" is over.
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^ In addition, NBC Digital Entertainment today announced its full slate of content for the Summer and Fall seasons (see separate release).
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ The Office: "The Chairmodel" Review - April 18, 2008 Is The Office the best half hour comedy of all time?
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[50][51] .The season consisted of 9 half-hour episodes, and 5 hour-long episodes to comprise the 19 total episodes of material created.^ Whedon Returns to The Office - July 17, 2007 The Buffy creator will direct another episode in Season 4.
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^ The Office Returns - April 9, 2008 Creator Greg Daniels and Rainn "Dwight" Wilson talk about this season's final episodes.
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^ Jessica Alba To Join Jack Black At Dunder Mifflin - December 16, 2008 The hour-long Super Bowl episode piles on the guest stars.
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Karen has left the Scranton branch after her breakup with Jim, and becomes regional manager at the Utica branch.[52] .Pam and Jim date happily.^ The Office: "Dinner Party" Review - April 11, 2008 Pam and Jim have a date with Michael and Jan, and it's every bit as bad as it sounds.
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[53] .An unemployed Jan moves in with Michael, until the dissolution of their relationship midway through the season.^ Celebrity Spider 2/16/07 Michael and Jan Go Public With Their Relationship Next Week on "The Office" .
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.When Dwight attempts to euthanize Angela's ailing cat without her permission,[54] she leaves him for Andy, leading Dwight into depression.^ The Office: "The Duel" Review - January 16, 2009 Michael spills the beans, leading to an epic confrontation between Dwight and Andy.
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.Ryan, in his new corporate life in New York City, develops a drug problem and attempts to modernize Dunder Mifflin with a new website for online sales; he also learns that his boss, David Wallace, favors Jim, and thus Ryan attempts to sabotage Jim's career.^ "Chopping Block" – Digital features will include featured recipes delivered via web, mobile and SMS and a New York City restaurant guide.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a man in New York City who generates radiation.
  • Hiro's Blog: Welcome 18 September 2009 9:09 UTC blogs.nbcuni.com [Source type: General]

^ The Office: "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" Review - October 5, 2007 Ryan decides its time to bring the office into the 21st Century.
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He is soon arrested and fired for committing fraud related to the website's sales numbers. Meanwhile, Kelly moves on from her relationship with Ryan and briefly starts dating Darryl. .Toby, embarrassed after accidentally revealing an affection for Pam, announces he is moving to Costa Rica, and is replaced by Holly Flax, who quickly shows fondness towards Michael.^ [Michael and Dwight discuss Holly, Toby's replacement] Dwight : So what do we know about her?
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.The pending romance is cut short when Jan returns, pregnant from a sperm donor, and Michael agrees to help her through the pregnancy.^ The Office: Jan's Revenge - August 22, 2008 Melora Hardin on meltdowns, breast implants and romancing Michael Scott.
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^ Jim : Jan is about to have a baby with a sperm donor.
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^ TV Guide 10/12/06 Melora Hardin Surveys Jan and Michael's Office Romance .
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.Pam decides to follow her artistic interests and attend a three-month graphic design course at the Pratt Institute in New York City, while Jim plans to propose.^ Jim : Pam comes back from New York next week.
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^ "Chopping Block" – Digital features will include featured recipes delivered via web, mobile and SMS and a New York City restaurant guide.
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^ Jim : Actually, when I was seven, my dad took me to the Natural History Museum in New York.
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.In the season finale, Andy proposes to Angela, who reluctantly agrees.^ IGN Interview: The Office 's Angela Kinsey - May 2, 2007 The Office star tells us about romancing Dwight, the season 3 finale, and more.
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^ The Office: "Goodbye, Toby" Review - May 16, 2008 A proposal, an introduction, a farewell and a revelation in a busy season finale.
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.Phyllis then catches Dwight and Angela having sex in the office.^ Same Sex The Office Season Five Preview The Office returns for a fifth season as Michael prepares to be a father while finding a new love interest, Pam heads for art school and the Dwight/Angela/Andy triangle comes to a head.

^ Dwight : I am greatly concerned about having a convict in the office.
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^ IGN Interview: The Office 's Angela Kinsey - May 2, 2007 The Office star tells us about romancing Dwight, the season 3 finale, and more.
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[55]

Season five

.The fifth season consisted of 28 half-hours of material, divided into 24 half-hour episodes and two hour-long episodes, one of which aired after Super Bowl XLIII.^ I have to say that two hours was way long.
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^ The Office Preview - April 8, 2009 Two episodes for the price of one.
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^ THE LISTENER -- In this one-hour drama, Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, "The Runaway") is a 24-year-old paramedic living with a secret: he can read people's minds.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

[56]
.Jim and Pam become engaged, and she ultimately returns from New York to Scranton, where Jim has bought his parents' house for the two of them.^ Jim : Pam comes back from New York next week.
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^ IGN Interview: The Office's Brian Baumgartner - May 9, 2007 Baumgartner talks about being Kevin Malone, Jim and Pam's wedding and Scrantonicity.
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^ Jim : Actually, when I was seven, my dad took me to the Natural History Museum in New York.
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.Having avoided jail and only been sentenced to community service, Ryan returns to Dunder Mifflin as a temp, but then leaves for Thailand.^ The Office: "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" Review - October 5, 2007 Ryan decides its time to bring the office into the 21st Century.
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^ Dunder Mifflin The Office on NBC Starts Season 4 on September 27 Returning this fall for their 4th season, The Office on NBC is one of the best shows on the network.

^ An Original Leaves Dunder Mifflin - November 13, 2008 But which Office cast member is gone...?
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He is eventually revealed to be working at a bowling alley. .Michael initiates a romance with Holly, in part because of Jan's choice to exclude Michael from the birth of her daughter.^ The Office: Jan's Revenge - August 22, 2008 Melora Hardin on meltdowns, breast implants and romancing Michael Scott.
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^ TV Guide 10/12/06 Melora Hardin Surveys Jan and Michael's Office Romance .
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.When corporate learns of their relationship, Holly is transferred to the Nashua, New Hampshire branch, where she gains a long-term boyfriend, to Michael's sadness.^ The Office: "Employee Transfer" Review - October 31, 2008 Michael and Daryl take Holly to her new office - 7 hours away.
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.Toby returns from Costa Rica and resumes his duties as Scranton's HR representative.^ The Office: "Frame Toby" Review - November 21, 2008 Michael can't accept the return of his least favorite HR rep.
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.When Andy is made aware of Dwight and Angela's continued affair, both men leave her—Andy because of her infidelity; Dwight once he learns that she has been sleeping with both of them, despite her claims not to be sleeping with Andy.^ Also, love triangle Dwight, Angela, and Andy go to Schrute Farms and wackiness ensues.

^ Angela just does what I ask her to do so I won't tell everyone that she's cheating on Andy with Dwight.
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^ The Office: ''The Return'' Review - January 19, 2007 The return of both Oscar and Dwight, as Andy annoys absolutely everyone.
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[45]
.Newly hired Vice President Charles Miner implements a rigid managerial style over the branch that causes Michael to resign in protest; additionally, Jim's job is jeopardized when Miner catches him playing a prank and his reputation suffers from there.^ I told him I would catch up with him after playing some craps.
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^ Unless, there is a branch off of the space-time continuum which is causing a different "dimension" to be taking place at the same time as the other.
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.Michael opens the Michael Scott Paper Company, enticing Pam and Ryan to join as salespeople, and though his business model is ultimately unsustainable, Dunder Mifflin's profits are immediately threatened.^ Join a Dunder Mifflin branch now!
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^ The serialized, weekly arc will star the accounting staff of the Dunder Mifflin paper company in an edge-of-your-ergonomically-designed-seat whodunit.
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^ But Carell’s by no means the only reason for the show’s breakthrough buzz; the actors around him in the Scranton offices of the Dunder Mifflin paper company have jelled into a finely honed comedic ensemble, and the ongoing Jim-Pam romance has given the show welcome depth.

.In a buyout of the Michael Scott Paper Company, the three are rehired (with Pam promoted to saleswoman and Ryan returning as a temp), while Miner is banished from overseeing the branch.^ Celebrity Spider 9/28/07 Ryan Returns to Bring the Company Into the Digital Age Next Week on The Office .
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^ The Office: "The Michael Scott Paper Company" Review - April 10, 2009 Will Michael Scott bring down Dunder Mifflin?
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^ Cinema Spider 4/14/09 The Office 4/9/09 Second Episode "The Michael Scott Paper Company" Recap .
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During the chaos, new receptionist Erin is hired to fill the vacancy originally left by Pam. In the season's finale, it is hinted that Pam is pregnant, which is later confirmed in season 6.

Season six

.NBC has ordered 25 half-hours of material for the sixth season,[57] which is currently in progress.^ Celebrity Spider 11/8/05 NBC Give The Office a Full Season Order .
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.Jim and Pam marry; Jim, looking to ensure security for his future family, convinces David Wallace to promote him to Co-Regional Manager alongside Michael.^ Jim : Co-managing is a give and take.
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^ Dwight : Once I'm officially regional manager, my first order of business will be to demote Jim Halpert.
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^ The Office: ''Back from Vacation'' Review - January 5, 2007 Jan can't get enough of Michael and Jim makes Pam cry.
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.Jim struggles to assert his authority; among his problems is a furious Dwight, who allies with Ryan in attempts to sabotage the new boss.^ In the end, their new boss and co-workers will determine success or failure, and those who don't make the grade get sent home.
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ The Office: "Night Out" Review - April 25, 2008 Dwight and Michael head to New York to party with Ryan.
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^ Dwight : Wait, canine AIDS? Michael : No, humans with AIDS. Creed : Who has AIDS? Jim : Guys, the Afghanistananis.
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.Andy and Erin develop mutual interest in one another, but find their inherent awkwardness inhibits his attempts to ask her out on a date.^ That all people have a natural and inherent right to emigrate from one state to another that will receive them.
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^ The pain, the discomfort, the agony of watching Carell’s Michael Scott work himself into another awkward scenario on NBC’s The Office…and almost work himself out.
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Rumors of bankruptcy begin to surround Dunder Mifflin. By Christmas, Wallace announces to the branch that a buyout by Sabre Corp, a printer company, has occurred. .While Wallace and other executives are let go, the Scranton office survives due to their relative success within the company.^ But another Steve -- Steve Jobs, head of Apple, the company that makes iPods -- also had a lot to do with “The Office’s” surprising success.

^ Jim and Pam Inside The Office Now that The Office has had success on American television, let's not forget the show's stronger roots in Great Britain...

^ Send to Friend Contribute The Office takes a painfully funny look at the interactions of the cubicle jockeys at Dunder Mifflin paper supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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.However, they find their own challenges in merging with Sabre when they enforce new office rules; and the spirited style of its CEO, Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates).^ Here you will find here a cheddar-style spread , which has reacted nicely with the air to form a light rind, which I believe you will find both challenging and delicious.
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^ I am still learning a lot about coloring my own work in Photoshop & I find that the cel-shaded style I use more so in my current art is working out for me.

^ South Florida 3/24/05 NBC hopes America's desk jockeys will find kindred spirits in Office .
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Jo Bennett comes to Scranton to check up on the branch. .When she discovers that there are two Co-Regional Managers, she makes one of them give up the position and the other to be Regional Manager; Michael takes up the position of Regional Manager and Jim takes his place as salesman once again.^ Jim : Co-managing is a give and take.
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^ The Office: "Job Fair" Review - May 9, 2008 Will Jim and Pam's life choices take them to different places?
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^ There are two places in Verdun that MAY have my name on them!

Jim and Pam have their baby, a girl - Cecilia Marie Halpert. Andy finally manages to ask out Erin on a date, which she accepts.

Webisodes

"The Accountants"
.Between the second and third seasons, the summer webisode series "The Accountants" was released, the first premiering on July 13. The webisodes follow the accountants Angela, Oscar, and Kevin as they try to find out who stole $3,000 from the books.^ I remember there was a situation last year, where a few writers—I can’t remember all of them, one of them was the girl who wrote [inaudible]—they got together and wrote a book for a car company.
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^ And once a year, she will contact our clients and find out how happy they are with our salespeople.
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^ May 2006 Disc-sucking Metroids :: 05.28.2006 @ 21:55 :: So I finally got around to buying Metroid Prime (first one, they were out of the second one) for 15$ and it doesn't even work.

"Kevin's Loan"
.Between the fourth and fifth seasons, the summer webisode series "Kevin's Loan" was released in four weekly episodes, the first premiering on July 10.[58] The webisodes follow Kevin, Oscar, and Darryl.^ In addition, NBC Digital Entertainment today announced its full slate of content for the Summer and Fall seasons (see separate release).
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ The Office Flashback: "Diversity Day" Review - July 10, 2009 We take a look back at the first great episode of The Office.
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^ Whedon Returns to The Office - July 17, 2007 The Buffy creator will direct another episode in Season 4.
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.In the story, Kevin attempts to repay his gambling debts by taking out a loan, which he intends to say is for starting an ice cream business.^ Picking up the show for another season, and then taking a gamble by moving it to Thursday – were both of those moves coming from Kevin Reilly?

^ Kevin pursues a unique solution in an effort to pay back his looming gambling debts.
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^ She got out and started taking pictures of the officer grilling Chris.
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Although Oscar attempts to dissuade him, Kevin goes through with his plan which inevitably fails, even with Darryl's help.
"The Outburst"
.During the fifth season, the winter webisode series "The Outburst" was released in weekly episodes, the first premiering on November 20.[59] Oscar is overheard angrily yelling at someone on the phone; Kevin, Angela, Andy, Phyllis, Kelly, Creed, Meredith, and Toby all investigate the mysterious call.^ Containing all six first-season episodes plus commentary by host Ira Glass and the show's director, Christopher Wilcha, this DVD is one not to be missed.
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^ The Top 10 Moments from The Office - September 20, 2006 As we prep for season three, we count down our favorite moments in the series so far!
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^ I have all but the first episode recorded, but I have no list of facts to compare notes with everyone.
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"Blackmail"
.At the conclusion of the fifth season, the summer webisode series "Blackmail" was released similarly to the previous two, in weekly episodes.^ In addition, NBC Digital Entertainment today announced its full slate of content for the Summer and Fall seasons (see separate release).
  • The Watcher: 'The Office' gets a spinoff, 'ER' set to exit next year, plus more NBC news 19 September 2009 17:18 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: General]

^ Channel Surfing Podcast, Episode 17 - May 23, 2008 Season wrap-up and summer TV preview.
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^ John Krasinski The Ultimate Guide to Season Two of the Office Memorable quotes and a summary of each episode from Season 2 of The Office By Crystal Funke   |  Published 3/14/2007 More topics: John Krasinski .

.The first episode was released on May 7.[59] The webisodes look at a plot by Creed to get money from his fellow employees by trying to blackmail them with secrets.^ The Office Flashback: "Diversity Day" Review - July 10, 2009 We take a look back at the first great episode of The Office.
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.Creed enlists the help of some office workers but the Office fights back.^ The Office: "Branch Wars" Review - November 2, 2007 When Karen Filippelli tries to poach Stanley, Michael fights back.
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^ Zap2It 5/17/07 'Office' Worker Fischer Fractures Back .
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^ Michael Scott Loves Him Some Jim Rockford - July 30, 2009 Steve Carell helping to bring Rockford Files back to NBC. .
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"Subtle Sexuality"
.During the sixth season, the fall webisode series "Subtle Sexuality" aired in its entirety on October 29. The series focuses on Kelly and Erin forming their own girl group called Subtle Sexuality.^ BuddyTV 12/29/08 Webisodes Cure Mid-Season Blues for ' Heroes ', 'Office' Fans .
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.The first two webisodes document the behind-the-scenes aspects and troubles of shooting the music video for their first single "Male Prima Donna", while the third and final webisode is the music video itself, which features Ryan as a guest rapper and Andy singing the bridge.^ More Production Delays for Dollhouse - November 7, 2008 Continued news of trouble behind the scenes at Joss Whedon series.
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Season seven

.On March 5, 2010 NBC renewed The Office for a seventh season, which is set to air in the Fall 2010-2011 television season.^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ Dunder Mifflin The Office is Back for Another Great Season The Office season premier on NBC was funny, and highly anticipated.

^ Dunder Mifflin The Office on NBC Starts Season 4 on September 27 Returning this fall for their 4th season, The Office on NBC is one of the best shows on the network.

Reception

Before the show aired, Gervais acknowledged that there were feelings of hesitation from certain viewers.[61]

Critical reviews and commentary

.Before its first airing, the New York Daily News called it "so diluted there's little left but muddy water", and USA Today called it a "passable imitation of a miles-better BBC original".[62] A Guardian Unlimited review panned its lack of originality, stating, "(Steve Carell) just seems to be trying too hard ...^ There has just been a lot of shootings on the news.
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^ New York State with Whiteface on the other side of the lake.

^ NEW YORK – April 2, 2008 – NBC Digital Entertainment today announced its full slate of content for the Summer and Fall seasons.
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.Maybe in later episodes when it deviates from Gervais and Merchant's script, he'll come into his own.^ I think, I'll go read J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit if we have it just to amuse myself and not think about the Heroes plot, maybe it'll just come to me.
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^ The Office: "The Convict" Review - December 1, 2006 Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of the original Office , write their first episode of the US version.
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But right now he's a pale imitation."[63]
.Reviews became more positive in the second season.^ A review of NBC's newest season of the hit show "The Office (US)" By Angula Sorg   |  Published 12/19/2008 More topics: Office Romance .

.Time magazine remarked, "Producer Greg Daniels created not a copy but an interpretation that sends up distinctly American work conventions ...^ From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC's "The Office," comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the season in "The Office" spinoff.
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^ "From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC's 'The Office,' comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the season in 'The Office' spinoff.
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^ Greg Daniels, Executive Producer of "The Office," said, "Who would have ever thought that Americans would be subjected to a mock-documentary after the Superbowl?
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with a tone that's more satiric and less mordant. ... The new boss is different from the old boss, and that's fine by me."[64] Entertainment Weekly echoed these sentiments a week later, stating, "Thanks to the fearless Steve Carell, an ever-stronger supporting cast, and scripts that spew American corporate absurdist vernacular with perfect pitch, this undervalued remake does the near impossible—it honors Ricky Gervais' original and works on its own terms."[65]
.The Onion's A.V. Club expressed its views on the show's progression: "After a rocky start, The Office improved immeasurably, instantly becoming one of TV's funniest, sharpest shows.^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ THE OFFICE: By far my favorite TV (live) show for 2007, "The Office" had me hooked in 2 episodes.

^ Dunder Mifflin The Office on NBC Starts Season 4 on September 27 Returning this fall for their 4th season, The Office on NBC is one of the best shows on the network.

The casting of Steve Carell in the Gervais role proved to be a masterstroke. .The American Office is that rarest of anomalies: a remake of a classic show that both does right by its source and carves out its own strong identity."^ BBC 3/30/05 Strong showing for Office remake .
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^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ Stuff 3/6/05 BBC to show US remake of The Office .
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[66] .Time magazine's James Poniewozik named it one of the Top 10 Returning Series of 2007, ranking it at #6.[67] He also included it on his "The 100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME" list.^ TOP 10 Of 2007 .

^ Please rank in order the best TV shows of 2008.
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^ Not since 1997 have me and my Peeps been to BOTCON, & I am proud to say that 2007 marked our 10 Year Anniversary & return to the greatest Transformer Con in history!

[68]
The show has some superficial similarities to the comic-strip Dilbert, which also features employees coping with an inept superior. John Spector, CEO of The Conference Board, says that both show the impact a leader can have, for good or bad. Dilbert creator Scott Adams also touts the similarities: "The lesson from The Office and from Dilbert is that people are often dysfunctional, and no amount of training can fix it."[69]
.A labor-affiliated group praised the episode "Boys and Girls" for what it considered an unusually frank depiction of union busting on American television.^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ MADtv • Episode # 1315 • FOX • Girl Group Company Nicole Elespuru, Production Designer James Yarnell, Production Designer Daryn Reid Goodall, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator .
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^ A Raisin In The Sun • ABC • Storyline Entertainment and Bad Boy World Wide Entertainment Group in association with Sony Pictures Television Audra McDonald as Ruth Younger .
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.The third season of The Office got a 85/100 score on Metacritic,[71] while the sixth season of The Office got a 78/100 score on Metacritic.^ The Office: ''Gay Witch Hunt'' Review - September 22, 2006 We take a look at the highly anticipated third season premiere.
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^ The Office: ''The Convention'' Review - September 29, 2006 The comedy's third season is off to an excellent start with an even better episode than the season premiere.
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Ratings

.Premiering on Thursday, March 24, 2005, after an episode of The Apprentice on NBC, The Office brought in 11.2 million viewers in the U.S., winning its time slot.^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ "From Greg Daniels, the Executive Producer of the Emmy Award-winning American version of NBC's 'The Office,' comes the most highly anticipated comedy of the season in 'The Office' spinoff.
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^ Celebrity Spider 1/22/06 NBC Renews The Office for 22 More Episodes .
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[62] .When NBC moved the series to its intended Tuesday night slot, it lost nearly half its audience with only 5.9 million viewers.^ Also stating that nearly half of the black while only 20 percent of the white and Mexican American females.
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^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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[73] .The program averaged 5.4 million viewers, ranking it #102 for the 2004–2005 U.S. television season.^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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[74] ."Hot Girl", the first season's finale, rated a 2.2 with a 10 audience measurement share, the lowest rating in the show's history.^ The Office The Office Predictions and Spoilers With the strike finally over, shows have to scramble to readjust their storylines for the rest of the season.

^ I am a person that almost never gets hooked on television shows, especially not in the first season after getting burned and left hanging one too many times (Firefly, etc.
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Episodes were also rerun on CNBC.[75]
.As the second season started, the success of Carell's hit summer movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin and online sales of episodes at iTunes helped the show.^ This next episode will be critical to the success of the show.
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^ Containing all six first-season episodes plus commentary by host Ira Glass and the show's director, Christopher Wilcha, this DVD is one not to be missed.
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^ The complaint said the inmates refused to give her the remote, so she pulled the hair of a 33-year-old woman and hit her in the face.
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[76] .The increase in viewership led NBC to move the series to the "Must See TV" Thursday night in January 2006, where ratings continued to grow.^ ABC Thursday is the new "Must See TV" .
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^ It truly is must see tv.
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^ In addition, NBC will introduce "SNL Thursday Night Live," which will share time on Thursdays with "The Office" at 9:30-10 p.m.
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By the 2005–2006 season, it placed #67 (tied with 20/20). It averaged 8.0 million viewers with a 10/10 rating, and was up 80% in viewers from the year before and up 60% in viewers ages 18–49.[77]
.The third-season premiere received a 9.9 and made a large increase in total viewers and viewers 18–49 over My Name Is Earl.^ So much so that I immediately bought seasons 1-3 on DVD so that my family & friends would be caught up for Season 4's premiere.

^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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^ Celebrity Spider 1/17/07 NBC Renews The Office, My Name is Earl and Heroes for 2007-08 Season .
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[78] .By the end of the 2006–2007 season, it placed #68 (tied with The Biggest Loser 3).^ The Biggest Loser (US) season 6 .

.It averaged 8.3 million viewers with a 11/11 rating, a large improvement from the previous season.^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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[79] The fourth-season premiere on September 27, 2007 received higher ratings with 9.67 million viewers and a series-high of a 5.1 in the key 18–49 demographic.[80] The season five premiere received was on par with the previous season's premiere, placing 3rd for viewership during its timeslot and 2nd in 18-49 demo.[81] .Season 5 ranked #14 for Adults 18-49, averaging 5.3 million viewers in that age group.^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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.Nielsen Media Research released figures for delayed viewing, and The Office increased 48 percent from its fourth season debut, adding 2.5 million viewers in playback.^ The Super Bowl has been perennially the biggest television event of the broadcast season and was watched this year by a total audience of more than 148 million viewers.
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^ IGN 7/19/07 New Details on The Office's Fourth Season .
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Seasonal ratings

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
18–49 Rating/Share
(rank)
1 Tuesday 9:30 p.m. March 24, 2005 April 26, 2005 2004–2005 #102[83] 5.4 (#82)
2 Tuesday 9:30 p.m.
(September 20 – December 6, 2005)
Thursday 9:30 p.m.
(January 5 – May 11, 2006)
September 20, 2005 May 11, 2006 2005–2006 #67[84] 8.8 (#34)
3 Thursday 8:30 p.m. September 21, 2006 May 17, 2007 2006–2007 #68[85] 8.9 (#28)
4 Thursday 9:00 p.m. September 27, 2007 May 15, 2008 2007–2008 #77[86] 8.1 (#24)
5 Thursday 9:00 p.m. September 25, 2008 May 14, 2009 2008–2009 #53[87] 9.2 (#14)
6 Thursday 9:00 p.m. September 17, 2009 May 20, 2010 2009–2010 TBA 9.4[4] TBA
* Subject to change.

Cultural effects

Dunder Mifflin banner in front of Scranton City Hall
The city of Scranton, long known mainly for its industrial past as a coal mining and rail center,[25] has eagerly embraced, and ultimately has been redefined by the show. "We're really hip now," says the mayor's assistant.[24] .The Dunder Mifflin logo is on a lamppost banner in front of Scranton City Hall, as well as the pedestrian bridge to the Mall at Steamtown.^ Dunder Mifflin Top Logos of the Office T Shirts Even the television show The Office is getting into the funny t-shirt biz.

^ Dunder Mifflin The Staff of Dunder Mifflin Scranton: A Profile of the Cast on NBC's The Office This is a quick guide to all of the characters on NBC's hit comedy, "The Office".

^ Pam : [answering the phone] Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness...
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The Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company, whose tower is shown in the opening credits, plans to add it to the tower as well.[88] .Newspapers in other Northeastern cities have published travel guides to Scranton locations for tourists interested in visiting places mentioned in the show.^ Dwight Schrute The Office Fan's Travel Guide to Scranton, Pennsylvania As NBC's The Office continues to draw viewers, many loyal fans are making the trip to Scranton, PA, to see sites mentioned by characters on the show.

[25][88][89]
Scranton has become identified with the show outside the United States as well. In a 2008 St. Patrick's Day speech in its suburb of Dickson City, former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern identified the city as the home of Dunder Mifflin.[90]
Atrium of the Mall at Steamtown during convention
.The inaugural The Office convention was held downtown in October 2007. Notable landmarks, some of which have been settings for the show, that served as venues include the University of Scranton, the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and Steamtown Mall.^ Michael Scott "The Office" that You Wish You Worked In This review includes a general summary of the show's storyline along with some specific character analysis.

.Cast appearances were made by B.J. Novak, Ed Helms, Oscar Nunez, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Leslie David Baker, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, Melora Hardin, Phyllis Smith, Creed Bratton, Kate Flannery, Bobby Ray Shafer, and Andy Buckley.^ It was nice to have my friends & family join me for this event, Brian, Mike, Jeff, Jamie, & David made a unique experience even more enjoyable...

^ The panel consisted of Oscar Nunez, Matt Walsh, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Daly, Danielle Koenig and Scott Aukerman.
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.Writer appearances, besides Novak and Kaling, were made by Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, Jennifer Celotta, Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Justin Spitzer, Anthony Ferrell, Ryan Koh, Lester Lewis, and Jason Kessler.^ The Office • Dinner Party • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Lee Eisenberg, Written By Gene Stupnitsky, Written By .
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^ The Office • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Greg Daniels, Executive Producer Ben Silverman, Executive Producer Ricky Gervais, Executive Producer Stephen Merchant, Executive Producer Howard Klein, Executive Producer Paul Lieberstein, Co-Executive Producer Michael Schur, Co-Executive Producer Jennifer Celotta, Co-Executive Producer Kent Zbornak, Co-Executive Producer Teri Weinberg, Co-Executive Producer B.J. Novak, Supervising Producer Mindy Kaling, Producer Lee Eisenberg, Producer Gene Stupnitsky, Producer Steve Carell, Producer .
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.Not present were writer-actor Paul Lieberstein (who was originally going to make an appearance), Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, and Jenna Fischer.^ Rainn Wilson, actor .
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^ Carell staying at 'The Office' BuddyTV 6/13/08 Aziz Ansari First Cast in 'Office' Spin-Off Zap2It 6/13/08 'Office' Spinoff Makes First Hire IGN 6/3/08 Office Star in Manure BuddyTV 5/30/08 Rainn Wilson, Action Star?
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^ Digital Spy 8/19/08 Hathaway: 'I stalked Steve Carell' Zap2It 8/18/08 'Office' Worker Busted for Drugs USA Today 8/18/08 'The Rocker' shows off Rainn Wilson's Dwight stuff .
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[91]
.On an episode of The Daily Show, Republican presidential candidate John McCain, reportedly a devoted fan of the show, jokingly told Jon Stewart he might take Dwight Schrute as his running mate.^ "Knight Rider" – Fans of the show will find a "KITT" My Ride feature, weekly KITT voicemails to mobile subscribers, talking KITT e-cards and streaming full episodes.
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^ The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc.
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^ The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • #13050 • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc.
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[92] .Rainn Wilson later accepted on Dwight's behalf while on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.^ "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" – Jay's Garage enters its third season and opens it up to the users to create their own Garage pages.
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^ Digital Spy 8/19/08 Hathaway: 'I stalked Steve Carell' Zap2It 8/18/08 'Office' Worker Busted for Drugs USA Today 8/18/08 'The Rocker' shows off Rainn Wilson's Dwight stuff .
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^ The Office • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute .
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International broadcast

In the United Kingdom, the show was named in listings magazines (but not onscreen) as The Office: An American Workplace when it was originally aired on ITV2. .This was done to differentiate this version of the show from the original British series.^ Fans of the hit NBC show "The Office" are used to hearing people say that the British version is much better.

^ Season Premier The Office : The Funniest Show on TV Dry humor in a 'mockumentary' style and based on the original British series, The Office provides plenty of laughs for those who pay attention.

.The show is now being broadcast on Comedy Central.^ The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc.
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^ The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • #13050 • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc.
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.In Canada, the show has been airing on Global since its original debut, and now is in re-runs on the Comedy Network.^ Her design is based on the original with some real life model inspiration for the pose, as well as her hair & face is based on Kahlan from the hit fantasy tv show now airing "Legend of The Seeker."

.In Germany Super RTL began airing the show on 5 January 2008 at 11:10 pm.^ Then at 11pm Rob, Paul and Aziz in Human Giant on MTV posted by tommEE  # 3/10/2008 11:31:00 PM   0 comments Sunday, March 09, 2008 .
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^ My choices for the top 10 shows of 2007- which are also the shows I and many others will miss most in 2008 if the "s" word isn't stopped.

^ EE  # 3/05/2008 11:12:00 PM   0 comments Tuesday, March 04, 2008 .
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.In Austria ORF 1 began airing the show on 6 March 2008 at 11:10 pm.^ Then at 11pm Rob, Paul and Aziz in Human Giant on MTV posted by tommEE  # 3/10/2008 11:31:00 PM   0 comments Sunday, March 09, 2008 .
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^ EE  # 3/04/2008 11:09:00 PM   0 comments Monday, March 03, 2008 .
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^ EE  # 3/24/2008 08:02:00 PM   0 comments Sunday, March 23, 2008 .
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In Spain TNT, Paramount Comedy (Spain) and La Sexta [1] are airing the show. .In the Netherlands the show began airing on Comedy Central under the title The Office US in April 2007.[93] Foxtel in Australia began airing The Office every Thursday night at 8:45. In Portugal the show is broadcast on TVI, in the early morning; the broadcaster was petitioned to reschedule it to a more viewer-friendly timeslot.^ Michael Scott Meet the Cast of the NBC Comedy The Office The cast of the NBC hit The Office were largely unknown before joining the show, but that has quickly changed.

^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ Celebrity Spider 1/19/07 Three Episodes of The Office to Air Next Thursday January 25th .
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[94] In France the show is broadcast late nights on Canal+.[95] .In Russia Channel One began airing the show on 14 July 2008 at 00:20 am.^ Report Reply Cancel light7 December 15, 2008 09:31 PM FRINGE ENTOURAGEEEEEE AND TRUE BLOOD THE NUMBER ONE SHOW OF 2008!!!!
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^ Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday, September 13 NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles Airs Saturday, September 20, 8:00 p.m.
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^ WORD HBO Tops 2008 Creative Arts Emmys, ABC & PBS Lead Nets, Show Airs September 20 on E! HTML .
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In Hungary the series is broadcast by Viasat 3. .The show is in the air on TV6 since spring 2008 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.^ WORD HBO Tops 2008 Creative Arts Emmys, ABC & PBS Lead Nets, Show Airs September 20 on E! HTML .
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.In Denmark the show ran on DR2 for some months in 2008 before being cancelled.^ Report Reply Cancel rslakinski December 15, 2008 01:59 PM True Blood is a great show, I wont be surprised if they win some awards!
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^ Report Reply Cancel light7 December 15, 2008 09:31 PM FRINGE ENTOURAGEEEEEE AND TRUE BLOOD THE NUMBER ONE SHOW OF 2008!!!!
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^ Report Reply Cancel supertuna December 15, 2008 02:55 PM I've been watching only a few shows this year.
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.The show's first season ran on the Norwegian channel TV2 in 2007/2008. In the Philippines, it airs on Jack TV.^ Only currently airing TV shows will appear.
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^ My choices for the top 10 shows of 2007- which are also the shows I and many others will miss most in 2008 if the "s" word isn't stopped.

^ It's hard to believe that we've already reached the show's first season finale, "Wonderland" airing ...
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.As of December 1, Season 5 of the Office will air on Network Ten in Australia on Tuesdays and Thursday at 8:00pm.^ Celebrity Spider 1/19/07 Three Episodes of The Office to Air Next Thursday January 25th .
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^ Dunder Mifflin The Office on NBC Starts Season 4 on September 27 Returning this fall for their 4th season, The Office on NBC is one of the best shows on the network.

^ Celebrity Spider 5/15/07 Special One Hour Season Finale Thursday on "The Office" .
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In Greece, the show will be broadcast on Universal Channel. In Turkey, the Office has been broadcasting on the TNT since 2008.

Other media

Online releases

.Episodes from The Office were among the first television shows available for download from the iTunes Store beginning in December 2005. In 2006, ten internet-exclusive webisodes featuring some of the characters on The Office aired on NBC.com.^ Dwight Schrute The Office Fan's Travel Guide to Scranton, Pennsylvania As NBC's The Office continues to draw viewers, many loyal fans are making the trip to Scranton, PA, to see sites mentioned by characters on the show.

^ Michael Scott Meet the Cast of the NBC Comedy The Office The cast of the NBC hit The Office were largely unknown before joining the show, but that has quickly changed.

^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

."Producer's Cuts" (containing approximately ten additional minutes of material) of the episodes "Branch Closing" and "The Return" were also made available on NBC.com.^ Dunder Mifflin The Office : NBC's Addition to Thursday Night Comedy With back and forth banter The Office provides very decisive characters in a 30 minute comedy.

^ Jay Leno's Garage • Jaylenosgarage.com • NBC production Jay Leno, Producer Robert Angelo, Producer Helga Pollock, Producer .
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^ Friday Night Lights: Spotlight On Austin • NBC.com • NBC and Pyro Creative Carole Panick, Producer Howard Borim, Producer Talbot Kanae, Producer .
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.The Office also became available for download from Amazon.com's Unbox video downloads in 2006. Sales of new The Office episodes on iTunes ceased in 2007 due to a dispute between NBC and Apple ostensibly over pricing.^ Office Humor The Office : Top 5 Episodes of the Hit, NBC, American Comedy NBC's smash-hit comedy The Office is one of the funniest shows on television.

^ Celebrity Spider 11/16/07 Special Encore Episode of "The Office" Next Thursday on NBC .
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^ Ananova 5/19/04 NBC to run six episodes of The Office .
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[96] As of September 9, 2008 The Office was put back on the iTunes store, and can be bought in HD and Regular format. .Netflix also offers the show for online viewing by subscribers, in addition to traditional DVD rental.^ Add True Blood to My TV Show Schedule - Watch Online TRUE BLOOD Season 2, Episode 10: "New World In My View" - Preview .
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The Office is also available on Microsofts Zune Marketplace.
Of the 12.4 million total viewings of "Fun Run", the fourth season's premiere, 2.7 million, or 22%, were on a computer via online streaming. "The Office", said The New York Times, "is on the leading edge of a sharp shift in entertainment viewing that was thought to be years away: watching television episodes on a computer screen is now a common activity for millions of consumers." It was particularly popular with online viewers, an NBC researcher said, because as an episode-driven sitcom without special effects it was easy to watch on smaller monitors such as those found on laptops and iPods.[97] .Between the online viewings and those who use digital video recorders, 25-50% of the show's viewers watch it after its scheduled airtime.^ He gives all of us the ability to use our minds and our limbs to type (or to use voice activation for those who can't use their limbs).
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^ Though, those sneaks force me to make an order of $50 or more to use the coupon...

^ I stopped at Rite Aid today and purchased one of those single use video cameras.
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[98]
The show's Internet success became an issue in the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. .Daniels and many of the cast members who double as writers posted a video to YouTube shortly after the strike began, pointing out how little, if any, they received in residuals from online and DVD viewing.^ And of course to my Family & Friends who will be running out to buy the DVD set with me today as well as my online gang at Helix Town Square, all of you are the best DDC fandom out there!

^ I'm really enjoying this show and can't wait to find out how many of my theories are wrong!
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^ Post Gazette 3/1/06 A look at the secondary cast members of 'The Office' .
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."You're watching this on the Internet, a thing that pays us zero dollars," Schur said.^ Michael : You're not letting me finish and you just lost out on a million dollars.
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^ Angela : Do you really expect us to believe that you're another person?
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^ You know, things us Negroes say.
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"We're supposed to get 11 cents for every two trillion downloads." The writers were particularly upset that they weren't compensated for the Daytime Emmy Award winning summer webisodes "The Accountants", which NBC considered promotional material despite the embedded commercials.[99]

Promotional

The show's success has resulted in expansion outside of television. .Characters have appeared in promotional materials for NBC, and a licensed video game—The Office—was released in 2007.[100][101] In 2008 two games were introduced via Pressman Toy Corp: The Office Trivia Board Game and The Office DVD Board Game.^ SirLinksalotShop 7/19/06 The Office Season 2 DVD to be Released September 12th .
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^ DVD animation releases EVER with TONS of amazing extras including a hardcoverd book by WOTC making all of the DDC characters playable in the actual D&D game as well as a radio-style drama of the final unmade episode "Requiem!"

^ Report Reply Cancel jeffk December 15, 2008 05:50 PM 1)The Office 2)Lost 3)Two and a Half Men 4) Heroes Helpful Answer?
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[102] .Other merchandise, from T-shirts and a bobblehead doll of Dwight Schrute[103] to more office-specific items such as parodies of the Successories motivational poster series featuring the cast,[104] is available.^ Celebrity Spider 1/18/08 NBC Store Sells 150,000 Dwight Schrute Bobbleheads .
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^ Dwight : You're going to need to be more specific.
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^ Bewitched Top 10 Movies Featuring Cast Members from The Office Top 10 movies featuring The Office cast members By Steven   |  Published 10/22/2007 More topics: John Krasinski .

.Dunder Mifflin has two websites,[105] and the cast members maintain blogs both as themselves and in character.^ Celebrity Spider 10/24/07 Dunder Mifflin Infinity Website Attracts 800,000 Visitors .
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^ Celebrity Spider 10/5/07 Dwight Competes Against Dunder Mifflin Website Next Week on "The Office" .
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Cast blogs

Several members of the cast maintain blogs. .Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey are the most active, posting regularly during the season.^ Celebrity Spider 4/1/08 Jenna Fisher Hosts Baby Shower for Angela Kinsey .
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[106][107][108] .Rainn Wilson wrote in character on "Schrute Space" on NBC.com, which is updated periodically.^ The Office • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute .
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However, he stopped writing the blog himself.[109] It is unknown whether Creed Bratton authors "Creed Thoughts", the blog attributed to his character.[110] .Some cast members also have Twitter accounts, such as Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, and Brian Baumgartner.^ TV Guide 2/1/07 Brian Baumgartner: The Office's Kevin Accounts for His Success .
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DVD releases

Season Region 1 Release Date Region 2 Release Date Region 4 Release Date Episodes Discs Bonus Features
1 August 16, 2005 April 10, 2006 June 6, 2006 6 1 Deleted scenes from all episodes, five commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes.
2 September 12, 2006 January 28, 2008 April 4, 2007 22 4 Deleted scenes from every episode, 10 commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes, .The Accountants webisodes, Faces of Scranton video, blooper reel, 17 fake public service announcements, Olympics promos and "Steve on Steve" promos.^ Qubo on NBC Saturday Morning Fun The More You Know Public Service Announcements Winners Our Contest Winners!
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3 September 4, 2007 July 21, 2008 August 20, 2008 (Part 1)
April 22, 2009 (Part 2)
23 4 Deleted scenes, 8 commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes,.[111] "Kevin Cooks Stuff in The Office", 2006 NBC Primetime Preview, Toby wraparound promos, Dwight Schrute music video, Joss Whedon interview, Blooper Reel, Lazy Scranton video, and a 58th Annual Emmy Awards excerpt.^ Celebrity Spider 1/18/08 NBC Store Sells 150,000 Dwight Schrute Bobbleheads .
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^ Toby : C'mon, Dwight, we talked about this: no dead animals in the office.
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^ Download the 60 th Primetime Emmy® Awards Winners Press Release Here: PDF .
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A special edition for Target called the "Nifty Gifty" set also contains footage from the Museum of TV festival and script facsimile.
4 September 2, 2008 March 29, 2010 September 2, 2009 (Part 1)
December 1, 2009 (Part 2)
14 4 Deleted scenes, outtakes, Second Life footage, The Office Convention invitation, The Office Convention: Writer’s Block Panel, "Goodbye, Toby" music video, four commentary tracks by cast and crew on select episodes[112]
5 September 8, 2009 TBA TBA 26 5 Deleted Scenes, outtakes, ten commentaries by the cast and crew, "The Academy of Art and Science presents, 'The Office,' Summer Olympic Promos, Super Bowl Promos, "Kevin's Loans" webisodes, and "The Outburst" webisodes.[113]

Awards

Year Result Award Category Recipient(s)
2006 Winner Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy Steve Carell[114]
Winner Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Comedy[115]
Winner Individual Achievement in Comedy Steve Carell[115]
Winner Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series[116]
Winner Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Comedy Series[117]
Winner Outstanding Female Actress Jenna Fischer[117]
Nominee Rose d'Or Awards Best Sitcom[118]
2007 Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[119]
Winner American Cinema Editors – Eddie Award Best Edited Half Hour Series for Television Dean Holland and David Rogers for "Casino Night"[120]
Winner Writers Guild of America Awards Best Comedy Series[121]
Winner Comedy Writing Steve Carell for "Casino Night"[121]
Winner Guild Awards Episodic Television Comedy Greg Daniels & Kent Zbornak[122]
Winner NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Director in Comedy Series Ken Whittingham for "Michael's Birthday"[123]
Honored Peabody Awards[124]
Winner Webby Awards Webby Award, Comedy: Individual Short or Episode The Office: Accountants[125]
Winner People's Voice, Best Comedy: Individual Short or Episode
Winner People's Voice, Best Television Website[126]
Winner Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Broadband Program – Comedy producers Vivi Zigler, Jeff Ross, Jordon Schlansky, Mike Sweeney, and Robert Angelo and performers Paul Lieberstein, Michael Schur, Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, and Oscar Nunez for The Office: Accountants[127]
Winner Emmy Awards Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series Dean Holland and David Rogers for "The Job"[128]
Winner Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Greg Daniels for "Gay Witch Hunt"[129]
2008 Winner Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[130]

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The Office
Genre Comedy
Mockumentary
Satire
Created by Ricky Gervais
Stephen Merchant (original British series)
Developed by Greg Daniels
Starring Steve Carell
Rainn Wilson
John Krasinski
Jenna Fischer
B. J. Novak
Opening theme written by Jay Ferguson
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 69 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time normally 30 minutes (with commercials) (details)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (USA)
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital
Original run March 24, 2005 – present
Chronology
Related shows The Office (UK)
An untitled spinoff
External links
Official website

The Office is a Golden Globe, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American television sitcom airing on National Broadcasting Company (NBC) and developed by Greg Daniels. It is an American adaptation of the BBC series with the same name.


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