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The Office 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (2005–2013)
A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.
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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 humerous and bizarre encounters as they will do what it takes to keep the company thriving. Written by john_regrut

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A comedy for anyone whose boss is an idiot. See more »

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Many main and supporting cast members have written episodes of the show. B.J. Novak (Ryan), Paul Lieberstein (Toby), and Mindy Kaling (Kelly) wrote twelve of the twenty-eight episodes over the first and second seasons (albeit separately). (Lieberstein directed season four, episodes seven and eight, "Money".) Steve Carell (Michael Scott) wrote two episodes: the season two finale, "Casino Night", and season four, episode eleven, "Survivor Man". Season two, episode eight, "Performance Review", was written by Larry Wilmore, who played Mr. Brown, the diversity instructor. Michael Shur, a seasoned writer, played Dwight's cousin Mose Schrute. Gene Stupinsky and Lee Eisenberg, two writing partners, played the delivery men in season two, episode sixteen, "Valentine's Day", and others. Greg Daniels, the developer and show runner, played Michael's neighbor in season two, episode three, "Office Olympics", but his scene was cut. See more »

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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. See more »

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Michael Scott: I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.
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A Highly Unique, Original Series
1 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

With so many jobs taking place in office buildings, this television series that is based on the Ricky Gervais created BBC series, takes aim at that and other aspects of the modern American workplace. Steve Carrell leads a large cast of talented actors that succeed in creating a smart, silly comedy that works.

Carrell is Michael Scott, the dim-witted boss of paper company Dunder Mifflin's Scranton, Pennsylvania branch. Rainn Wilson is Scott's odd second in command Dwight Shrute, a man who prides himself on knowledge of survival techniques and bears. Jim Krasinski is Jim Halpert, a salesman who has a crush on Pam(Jenna Schafer), the receptionist. These are only a few of the major characters in the ongoing, hilarious saga of Scranton at work.

Several story lines can take place in the course of a single episode, giving the show more chances at laughs. In one episode, for example, there are conflicts between members of the Party Planning Committee, Michael's usual antics of procrastination, and the secrets of two characters's affair. These just make the show more original than ones that have a single narrative.

Funny and intelligent, The Office is one brilliant spoof you should not miss.


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