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.
Did You Know?
accidentally insulted Greg Daniels
while waiting to audition for the series by telling him, "I hope they [the show's developers] don't screw this up," as had been done to many British series adapted to American television. It was at this point that Daniels introduced himself to Krasinski as one of the show's developers. See more
When Dwight discovers that Jim put his stapler in Jello, we see Phyllis turning around after Michael says "Discipline, kinky!" However, Phyllis is not sitting behind Michael and Ryan for the rest of the shot. See more
[Jim set a fence of pencils up between Dwight and his desk
You can't do that. Safety violation. I could fall and pierce an organ.
Little Drummer Boy
Written by Katherine K. Davis
, Henry Onorati
, and Harry Simeone
Performed by Rainn Wilson See more