A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium. Based on the hit BBC series.
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Series cast summary:
 Dwight Schrute (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Jim Halpert (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Pam Beesly (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Stanley Hudson (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Kevin Malone (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Angela Martin / ... (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Phyllis Vance / ... (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Meredith Palmer (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Creed Bratton (180 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Oscar Martinez (177 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Ryan Howard (168 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Kelly Kapoor (161 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Andy Bernard (152 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Toby Flenderson (142 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Michael Scott (139 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Darryl Philbin (120 episodes, 2005-2013)
 Erin Hannon (102 episodes, 2009-2013)


A mediocre paper company in the hands of Scranton, PA branch manager Michael Scott. This mockumentary follows the everyday lives of the manager and the employees he "manages." The crew follows the employees around 24/7 and captures their quite humerous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by john_regrut

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24 March 2005 (USA)  »

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The Office: An American Workplace  »

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Erin's first name is Kelly. The character Charles Miner decided that having two Kelly's in the office (the other being Kelly Kapoor) would be too confusing, so she uses her middle name. See more »


Michael Scott: [on videotape] Hi, I'm Michael Scott. I'm in charge of Dunder Mifflin Paper Products here in Scranton, Pennsylvania. But I'm also the founder of Diversity Tomorrow, because today is almost over. Abraham Lincoln once said that if you're a racist, I will attack you with the North, and those are the principles that I carry with me in the workplace.
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Spoofed in The Orifice (2008) See more »


The Office Theme
Written by Jay Ferguson
Performed by The Scrantones
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Blasphemy! A Brit who likes this version as much as the original!
12 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the original "Office" I was, of course, skeptical about the American remake. We have many shining beacons to shows that have bombed badly when transferred across the ocean. However, pinch me I must be dreaming, this version of the show is actually very good. I should also point out that I'm British and, as blasphemous as it might be to my fellow countrymen, I believe that the US version to be every bit as good as the original with excellent casting and smart writing throughout.

The first season was a little spotty, especially when translating the British show verbatim. However, once the writers came up with original story lines and situations the, American, office really took off. The second season was an incredible achievement and is just carrying on where it left off in the third season.

Steve Carell is well suited to the role of Micheal Scott, lending his character a certain pathetic quality that even Gervais's David Brent did not have at times. The supporting cast is equally as good, especially Rainn Wilson as the assistant (to the) general manager, Dwight Shrute. Wilson deserved, at least, an Emmy nomination for his troubles.

If you dismiss the show out of hand then you will definitely be missing out on one of the best shows on TV right now.

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