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The City of Scranton is the county seat of Lackawanna County in North-Eastern Pennsylvania (see map). As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). After Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading, Scranton is Pennsylvania's sixth most populous city.

Although Michael has had 'Mambo #5' (originally by Lou Bega) on his cell in the past, as of Season 3, his phone has 'My Humps' (originally by the Black Eyed Peas) as its ringtone.

"Spinnin N Reelin'" by Creed Bratton himself. Creed used to be in a band called The Grass Roots also.

Rockin' Robin with his voice recorded over for the harmony vocal parts.

Yes, but not as often as some believe. Many scenes seem improvised mainly due to the way they were written and/or acted, but it was confirmed by Jenna Fischer on her blog that a very large portion of the show is scripted. One of the more famous improvised scenes is the Michael/Oscar kiss in the episode "Gay Witch Hunt" (which Steve Carell decided to do while cameras were rolling), and Dwight's question to Toby about the female anatomy in "Sexual Harrassment" (Rainn Wilson added a few more questions for Dwight to ask).

Season 1:

Pilot: Little Drummer Boy

Basketball: Sweet Georgia Brown

Season 2:

The Dundies: Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega; O.P.P. - Naughty By Nature; You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate; Tiny Dancer - Elton John; (I've Had) The Time of My Life - Bill Medley

The Fire: Everybody Hurts - R.E.M.; Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega; We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel

The Client: Sing - Travis; Use It - The New Pornographers

Performance Review: Wild Side - Mtley Cre

E-mail Surveillance: Side - Travis; The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; Here I Go Again (Phyllis); I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (Kevin); Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton (Michael and Jim)

Christmas Party: Christmas in Hollis - Run-DMC

Booze Cruise: Get Busy - The Scrantones; Spinnin N Reelin' - Creed Bratton

The Secret: Our Lips are Sealed - The Go-Go's; Tempted - Squeeze

Boys and Girls: Southern Takeover - Chamillionaire

Valentine's Day: With or Without You - U2

Dwight's Speech: Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited

Take Your Daughter to Work Day: Greensleeves (Dwight); Teach Your Children - Graham Nash (Michael)

Michael's Birthday: The Longest Time - Billy Joel

Casino Night: Don't Stand So Close to Me - The Police

Season 3:

The Convention: My Humps - Black Eyed Peas; Girls Gone Wild - Captain Ahab

The Initiation: Lovefool - The Cardigans Rock and Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter

Grief Counseling: On The Wings Of Love - Jeffrey Osborne (Pam)

Diwali: Crazy in Love - Beyonc; Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls (Jim and Andy); The Diwali Song, taken from The Hanukkah Song - Adam Sandler (Michael and Dwight)

Branch Closing: My Humps - Black Eyed Peas (Michael's Ringtone)

The Convict: The Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog (Andy); River Runs Red - Life of Agony;; O Fortuna, Carmina Burana - Carl Orff

Benihana Christmas: You Outta Know - Alanis Morisette (Kevin); We Belong Together - Pat Benatar (Kelly); Spinnin N Reelin' - Creed Bratton; Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer (Andy and Michael); Deck the Halls (Michael); Two Tickets to Paradise - Eddie Money; Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt; The Nutcracker Ballet - Tchaikovsky; Lady (Dwight); Little Drummer Boy (Angela)

Back From Vacation: Hot Hot Hot (Michael and Andy)

The Return: Rockin' Robin (Andy); Bennie and the Jets - Elton John (Andy); Zombie - The Cranberries (Andy)

Traveling Salesmen: Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

Phyllis' Wedding: Roxanne - The Police (Scrantonicity); Message In A Bottle - The Police (Scrantonicity); Fields Of Gold - Sting (Scrantonicity); You were meant for me - Jewel (Scrantonicity); Every Breath You Take - The Police (Scrantonicity); Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police (Karen with Scrantonicity)

Beach Games: The Gambler-Kenny Rogers; Flinstones Theme Song

The Job: Kind and Generous- Natalie Merchant

The complete list of songs with scene descriptions can be found here. http://theoffice.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_songs_that_appear_in_episodes

Toby is always "ruining" Michael's supposedly fun activities, so Michael may see him as a bit of a "party pooper".

The hate of Toby is not just limited to Michael. In "Survivor Man", temporary manager Jim says Toby can be "a little much" and when Andy becomes manager he tells Toby "I can see why Michael hated you".

The HR rep appears to be hated all around Dunder Mifflin, not just in Scranton, as David Wallace complains about the HR rep at corporate, named Kendall, on several occasions.


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