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The Office 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2013)
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
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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 humorous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by john_regrut

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Release Date:

24 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Office: An American Workplace  »

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Did You Know?


When John Krasinski first auditioned for the show, he was called back for the role of Dwight. He told the producers that he would rather play Jim, but they refused to allow it. After a suitable Dwight was found for the show, Krasinski was allowed to come in for the role of Jim. See more »


In Season 1 Episode 4 : The Alliance, Michael asks Pam for upcoming birthdays and she tells him that there are none coming up until next month and the next person on the list is Meredith. In Season 4 Episode 11: Survivor Man, Angela tells Jim , It is Birthday Month , After Creed it's Oscar turn and Meredith's is at the end of the month. See more »


Michael Scott: I am running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good.
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Referenced in The WorSub Films Variety Hour (2009) See more »


Written and Performed by Lamar
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well what can i say really!!
22 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

This show really is outstanding, in fact its the only show i think i can rate as a 10.

From watching the original uk series back in 2001 on bbc TV, i never thought an American remake would stand any ground whatsoever. When the first series aired in the uk it did'nt really make its mark, and unfortunately never caught on. I was disappointed when it disappeared from our screens, and then quickly forgot about it. I thought it had 1 series and crashed and burned. Then one day i was checking out the reviews for evan almighty on IMDb and noticed that steve carel had still been making this show. I had to get hold of it and see it, And to my joy there was 5 series waiting for me. I never get into TV like i have done with this, i ended up watching 10 episodes in a day, i think i did all 5 series in just under 2 weeks. This show is funny, its acted brilliantly, its over the top, totally crazy but totally entertaining. If your ever down just bung on a couple episodes from good old dunder miflin in scranton and you cant go wrong.

Gervais said that 2 series of the office in the uk was enough. And that he did'nt want to take it further. I know he helps on the US version, and i sure he is surprised to see 6 series already of what i can only describe as the best American sitcom of all time!!

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