A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
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 Dwight Schrute (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jim Halpert (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Pam Beesly (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Stanley Hudson (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Kevin Malone (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Angela Martin / ... (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Phyllis Vance / ... (188 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Meredith Palmer (187 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Creed Bratton (180 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Oscar Martinez (177 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Ryan Howard (168 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Kelly Kapoor (161 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Andy Bernard (152 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Toby Flenderson (142 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Michael Scott (139 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Darryl Philbin (120 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Erin Hannon (102 episodes, 2009-2013)
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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 humerous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by john_regrut

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An NBC comedy not for everyone. Just anyone that works. See more »

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24 March 2005 (USA)  »

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The Office: An American Workplace  »

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Seth Rogen and Judah Friedlander auditioned for Dwight. See more »

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Although everybody who works at Dundler-Mifflin is used to the crew of cameramen and boom mic operators, few people outside of the office would be. Yet, most people act unaware of their presence, whether they are walking into the office, or if the camera crew follows members of the office somewhere, such as into a crowded restaurant, school or other offices. Most people's natural reaction would be to look directly at the camera or what is being filmed. See more »

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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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.151 (2009) See more »

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Written and Performed by Lamar
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30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen the British show upon which this is based, so I'm daring to judge this show by its own merits.

Boy, do I like it. This is the best mockumentary comedy since The Larry Sanders Show. Steve Carell is fantastic, and everything is wonderfully underplayed. I just worry that the show is too intelligent for American audiences, and won't last long as a result.

I'm hoping the network will foster this one like Fox has with Arrested Development, pushing it where it can, not expecting big audiences right off the bat, and allowing it to grow. I doubt if the show will grow beyond a cult hit, but hopefully that will be enough to keep it on the air for at least a few years.


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