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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 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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The Office: An American Workplace  »

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Steve Carell only watched a few minutes of the British version before permanently stopping such viewing because he did not want to copy Ricky Gervais' performance as the office manager. John Krasinski, on the other hand, was an avid viewer of the original. 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 30 Rock: TGS Hates Women (2011) See more »

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A Highly Unique, Original Series
1 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With so many jobs taking place in office buildings, this television series that is based on the Ricky Gervais created BBC series, takes aim at that and other aspects of the modern American workplace. Steve Carrell leads a large cast of talented actors that succeed in creating a smart, silly comedy that works.

Carrell is Michael Scott, the dim-witted boss of paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton, Pennsylvania branch. Rainn Wilson is Scott's odd second in command Dwight Shrute, a man who prides himself on knowledge of survival techniques and bears. Jim Krasinski is Jim Halpert, a salesman who has a crush on Pam(Jenna Schafer), the receptionist. These are only a few of the major characters in the ongoing, hilarious saga of Scranton at work.

Several story lines can take place in the course of a single episode, giving the show more chances at laughs. In one episode, for example, there are conflicts between members of the Party Planning Committee, Michael's usual antics of procrastination, and the secrets of two characters's affair. These just make the show more original than ones that have a single narrative.

Funny and intelligent, The Office is one brilliant spoof you should not miss.


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