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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rainn Wilson ...  Dwight Schrute 188 episodes, 2005-2013
John Krasinski ...  Jim Halpert 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Jenna Fischer ...  Pam Beesly 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Leslie David Baker ...  Stanley Hudson 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Brian Baumgartner ...  Kevin Malone 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Angela Kinsey ...  Angela Martin / ... 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Phyllis Smith ...  Phyllis Vance / ... 188 episodes, 2005-2013
Kate Flannery ...  Meredith Palmer 187 episodes, 2005-2013
Creed Bratton ...  Creed Bratton 180 episodes, 2005-2013
Oscar Nuñez ...  Oscar Martinez 177 episodes, 2005-2013
B.J. Novak ...  Ryan Howard 168 episodes, 2005-2013
Mindy Kaling ...  Kelly Kapoor 161 episodes, 2005-2013
Ed Helms ...  Andy Bernard 152 episodes, 2006-2013
Paul Lieberstein ...  Toby Flenderson 141 episodes, 2005-2013
Steve Carell ...  Michael Scott 139 episodes, 2005-2013
Craig Robinson ...  Darryl Philbin 120 episodes, 2005-2013
Ellie Kemper ...  Erin Hannon 102 episodes, 2009-2013
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Storyline

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

Language:

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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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior shot of the building the office is "in" in Scranton, Pennsylvania is across the street from a bar which is coincidentally named "The Office". Greg Daniels has said that he hopes this is a sign of good karma for the show. The Office (the bar) was condemned by the city in 2011. See more »

Goofs

The conference room has a table that is too big to easily move through a doorway, yet it comes and goes throughout the series, and is never seen when it's not in the conference room.

The show is filmed in an actual office, the conference room is a real conference room (not a set); so moving the table isn't a movie trick, thus, it only looks like it can't be moved. It's just never shown being moved. See more »

Quotes

Michael Scott: I am going to donate to Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Jim Halpert: Oh, I think you mean the Aid to Afghanistan.
Michael Scott: No, I mean Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Phyllis Lapin: Afghani.
Michael Scott: What?
Phyllis Lapin: *Afghani.*
Michael Scott: That's a dog.
Pam Beesly: No, that's Afghan.
Michael Scott: That's a shawl.
Dwight Schrute: Wait, Canine Aids?
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The Office Theme
Written by Jay Ferguson
Performed by The Scrantones
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British Haters
5 March 2010 | by steven-eliaSee all my reviews

Stop with the nonsense. This show is hilarious. If they used the same cast or facsimiles of them, it wouldn't be a remake. It would be the British version. I've seen both versions, and each has its own charm, style, and tense scenarios. Ricky Gervais, who created the series, is a co-producer and writes some episodes, which is ironic considering he took the biggest part in the first, three episodes (to get it off its feet) and they have been trashed the most.

It's clear that Steve C. (I don't want to butcher the spelling of his last name) either took tips from Ricky Gervais or studied his performance. They even readjust their tie the same way. Albeit, the first two seasons were a little weak as the show gained steam and attempted to match its predecessor, but that's no reason to shrug it off. From the third season onward, the "American" Office has come into its own with story lines that introduced new characters and shook the formula of a nerdy boy awkwardly pining for a pretty girl.

Every fan should be happy to have new episodes of a great show that would otherwise be off the air. For a true fan of the Office that should be enough, but since it's labeled "American" some immediately set out to find the wrong. Cheers to the people that were capable of giving the remake a chance and didn't base their opinion on what country it's filmed in. All I ask of those whom originally ripped the "American" version is to go online and watch the seasons with Ed Helms as Andy, a kiss-ass with anger management issues. The feud with Dwight and he (once the branches merge) has become my favorite storyline of the show, culminating in a duel. It's classic.


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