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"The Office" The Job (2007)

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The Office: Season 3: Episode 23 -- In the season finale, the office is still buzzing from the events of their day at the beach. A job opening in Corporate pits coworker against coworker as Michael, Jim and Karen all head to New York for final interviews.

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Greg Daniels (developed for american television by)
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Original Air Date:
17 May 2007 (Season 3, Episode 23)
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Plot:
Michael appoints Dwight as regional manager, anticipating that he will receive the job at corporate. Jim and Karen also interview for the same position. And Michael gets back together with Jan after she gets a boob job. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Kwapis 
 
Writing credits
Greg Daniels (developed for american television by)

Paul Lieberstein (written by) &
Michael Schur (written by)

Ricky Gervais (creator) &
Stephen Merchant (creator)

Caroline Williams  staff writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Jake Aust .... associate producer
Steve Carell .... producer
Greg Daniels .... executive producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Roey Hershkovitz .... co-producer
Mindy Kaling .... producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
B.J. Novak .... supervising producer
Larry Wilmore .... consulting producer
Kent Zbornak .... co-executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Dean Holland 
David Rogers 
 
Costume Design by
Carey Bennett 
 
Makeup Department
Laverne Caracuzzi .... key makeup artist
Rose Chatterton .... key hair stylist: New York
Kim M. Ferry .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Pasicov .... key makeup artist: New York
Debbie Pierce .... key hair stylist
Kenneth Paul Schoenfeld .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Gonzales .... second second assistant director
Sharon Swab .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Douglas Abrahamson .... assistant property master
Philip D. Shea .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nick Carbone .... sound utility
John W. Cook II .... re-recording mixer
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (as Rick Partlow)
Benjamin Patrick .... production sound mixer
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer
Matt Temple .... sound effects editor
Brian Wittle .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Alexander .... key grip
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera: second unit
Joe Crouch .... video playback technician
Richard Elias .... best boy grip
Todd Liggitt .... grip
Bradford Lipson .... gaffer (as Brad Lipson)
Eamon McGillicuddy .... grip
Andrew Meyers .... set lighting technician
Edward Nielsen III .... assistant camera
Mike Reppert .... lighting technician
Matt Sohn .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Dorian Frankel .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Buchignani .... key costumer
Ciara Duncan .... set costumer
Jennifer Seery .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Hector Carrillo .... post-production coordinator
Caroline Dobbe .... post-production assistant
 
Location Management
Kyle Alexander .... location manager
Anna L. Coats .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Thiele Jr. .... musician (theme)
 
Other crew
Daniel Beals .... production assistant
David Cuddy .... production assistant
Micah Goldman .... production assistant
James O. Kerry .... production coordinator
Jason Kessler .... script coordinator
Kevin D. Monaghan .... production assistant
Veda Semarne .... script supervisor
Mary Wall .... assistant to producer
Paul Bunnell .... photo-double: Steve Carell (uncredited)
Brian J. McNamara .... opening tiles, locators, end credits (uncredited)
 

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Writing credits
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Greg Daniels  developed for american television by
Ricky Gervais  creator
Stephen Merchant  creator

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Runtime:
30 min | USA:60 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: When Mike and Jan are driving from New York to Pennsylvania, the scenery in the background of the car is clearly from southern California; mostly palm trees and stucco.See more »
Quotes:
Dwight Schrute:What is the ratio of Stanley Nickels to Schrute Bucks?
Stanley Hudson:The same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.
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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Season 3: Another strong season for the engaging and funny sitcom, 1 May 2009
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

I read a comment in the paper a few days ago that disputed someone's claim that 30 Rock was the best sitcom out there at the moment because the writer of this piece of blurb felt it was the US version of The Office. I didn't think too much about it because it is all opinion but I can see the point. In my opinion 30 Rock is by far the better comedy because it gets the biggest laughs out of me, but The Office is the better sitcom. The reason for this disparity is because The Office has a better narrative running through the jokes and has characters that the viewer cares about beyond their role as comedy material. This was seen in season 2 of The Office (the first good season) but the way they ended that season perhaps made me think that things would be awkward or difficult to carry on from – particularly in a show which I already know is on its 5th season.

I needn't have worried though because S3 does a very good job of moving on from the conclusion of the previous season and keeping the character threads going. We join quite some time after the end of the last season, with characters scattered a bit, new characters added, new unspoken complications but yet also the continuation of the same awkward relationships that I enjoyed from season 2. This continues till about the mid-point of the season where the dynamics are changed again, while also still keeping the same essential plots. It is to the writers' credit that it works as well as it does because the character-driven plots are evenly spread across the season and each episode; OK they have moments where they come to the fore but they never feel like they are sitting on a shelf waiting for the show to need a cliff-hanger or something like that.

Of course neither the characters nor their threads are strong enough to work if this were a drama series, but thankfully it is not and instead these factors compliment what is otherwise a consistently funny comedy show. The bad memory of season 1 is long gone now as The Office US has settled totally into what it is doing rather than what the UK did – almost to the point where comparison is like comparing apples and potatoes simply because they are both in the same colour box (although of course this is the internet so these arguments will continue forever). I found S3 to be funnier again than S2. The improved narrative threads prevented each episode feeling like a totally contained sketch while the dialogue and observational stuff continues to be frequently funny. I did also like the fact that S3 allowed for more moments where we get to see that the people in the office are not useless even if they are odd characters. The sales call episode is the clearest example of this but there are lots of little moments that offer similar. It is also surprisingly touching at times – again part of the reason that it works best as a sitcom rather than a "judge me by the laughs" comedy.

Yet again the cast deliver on this well and seem a lot happier doing what they are doing now as opposed to the jobs they were given in season 1. Carell is very good at his role and fits it very well. Fischer continues to be the best at the "pained" comedy as she always had been and this skill serves her very well within the comedy and also within her narrative thread. Krasinski is still a bit too much about the mugging for my taste but the lack of complexity or openness in his performance adds realism to a point. He works well with Jones, who is the best of the new additions and helps drive a lot of the character plot. Wilson continues to deliver great lines and a consistently good comedy character. The supporting cast continue to do the good work they did in S2 despite Baker's Stanley looking ever more like a cartoon version of himself. I continue to love Kaling and Bratton but everyone else is good again, with more use of everyone in terms of narrative and comedy (where perhaps S2 used the supporting cast just for comedy asides).

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