Michael Scott is the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin, a failing paper supply firm in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Also working there are Dwight Schrute (assistant to the regional manager), Jim Halpert, a salesman and Pam Beesly, the receptionist. It is Ryan Howard's first day as a temporary worker and Michael makes a day of showing him the ropes of the office. Meanwhile, Michael's boss, Jan Levinson-Gould, visits from corporate in New York City to tell him that his branch may be downsized. Written by
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The pilot episode is nearly an identical remake of the first episode of the British version, upon which the show was based. See more
There is a point when Jim is setting up pencils around his desk to annoy Dwight, and Dwight hits them all down with his phone. Originally, the script had called for Jim to set up boxes around his desk but it was later changed to the pencils and re-shot. However, if you watch a little bit later in the episode, you can still see the boxes set up on Jim's desk outside of the conference room door. See more
[after bring Pam to tears by saying she's fired
You've been X'd punk!
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Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine Davis
, Henry Onorati
, and Harry Simeone
Performed by Rainn Wilson See more