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The Office 

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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
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Series cast summary:
Rainn Wilson ...  Dwight Schrute 187 episodes, 2005-2013
John Krasinski ...  Jim Halpert 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Jenna Fischer ...  Pam Beesly 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Leslie David Baker ...  Stanley Hudson 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Brian Baumgartner ...  Kevin Malone 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Angela Kinsey ...  Angela Martin / ... 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Phyllis Smith ...  Phyllis Vance / ... 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Kate Flannery ...  Meredith Palmer 186 episodes, 2005-2013
Creed Bratton ...  Creed Bratton 179 episodes, 2005-2013
Oscar Nuñez ...  Oscar Martinez 176 episodes, 2005-2013
B.J. Novak ...  Ryan Howard 168 episodes, 2005-2013
Mindy Kaling ...  Kelly Kapoor 161 episodes, 2005-2013
Ed Helms ...  Andy Bernard 151 episodes, 2006-2013
Paul Lieberstein ...  Toby Flenderson 142 episodes, 2005-2013
Steve Carell ...  Michael Scott 139 episodes, 2005-2013
Craig Robinson ...  Darryl Philbin 119 episodes, 2005-2013
Ellie Kemper ...  Erin Hannon 101 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 humorous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by ahmetkozan

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America's stuck in (crossed out) on the office. See more »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Office: An American Workplace See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, after the show was first picked up, NBC planned on retitling the series, "The American Workplace", in order to differentiate it from the original British version. The idea was later scrapped. But when the documentary aired in season nine, it was called "The Office: An American Workplace". See more »

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In Season 1 Episode 4 : The Alliance, Michael asks Pam for upcoming birthdays and she tells him that there are none coming up until next month and the next person on the list is Meredith. In Season 4 Episode 11: Survivor Man, Angela tells Jim , It is Birthday Month , After Creed it's Oscar turn and Meredith's is at the end of the month. See more »

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Robert California: Jim, would you prefer a nature metaphor or a sexual metaphor?
Jim Halpert: Oh, God, nature. Please.
Robert California: When two animals are having sex...
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Blasphemy! A Brit who likes this version as much as the original!
12 January 2007 | by rebel66See 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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