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The Office 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2013)
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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A comedy for anyone whose boss is an idiot. See more »

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By the time the show ended, many of the cast members directed episodes. Not only the writers and producers B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling, or Paul Lieberstein, but also Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Ed Helms, and Brian Baumgartner. Krasinski, Wilson, Helms, and Jenna Fischer went on to become producers of the final season. 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: Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.59 (2009) See more »

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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 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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