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The Office is an American comedy television series broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary, it is filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track.

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Could Michael have used the e-mail surveillance program to stop the distribution of his photo?

In the episode Email Surveillance, Michael is given the ability to monitor e-mails. We can clearly see Reply, Reply to All Foward and the X for delete. He's monitoring Stanley's inbox when these ...
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In The Office US, is Michael aware of Ryan and Kelly's relationship?

I watched the series several times and have not noticed that Michael Scott ever noticed or mentioned that Ryan and Kelly have their relationship. Is there a scene where Michael is confronted, notices ...
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Was the doctor's response influenced by Angela?

I just finished watching The Office and one thing that bugs me is that Dwight turns out to be the father of Phillip in the last season, even though a DNA test showed he was not the father. Has Angela ...
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Were the people in 'The Office' paid to be in the documentary?

In The Office, the workers seem remarkably willing to allow the documentary crew to follow them even to places outside of work (from Michael's improv class to the christening of Jim and Pam's child). ...
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Why didn't anyone realize that Ryan was committing fraud?

In the episode Night Out, Ryan says: Yes, I’m having the Scranton branch come in on one Saturday so they can re-enter sales that they made on the phone as sales that were made by the website which ...
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Why Was the DM CFO in Charge of Discipline and Branch Visits?

In The Office (US), we see David Wallace come to Dunder-Mifflin Scranton to talk directly to the branch employees or Michael directly. Either for discipline or some initiative they are doing, or ...
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Why would Dwight own an iMac? [closed]

I am watching The Office (US version), Season 4 Episode 7. This episode originally aired on Oct 18th, 2007. In this episode Jim and Pam go to Dwight's BnB for a night stay. During their stay we get to ...
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Why did Dwight not inflate his title here?

Dwight K. Schrute, Assistant to the Regional Manager in The Office (US), has always introduced himself as Assistant Regional Manager. When this happens, he is invariably corrected by either Michael ...
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How was this scene from The Office done?

In the show The Office, especially this scene, how did it work out the way it is? What I mean is the entire set of dialogues that Michael & Dwight say after the watermelon falls on the car is ...
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The Office Quote: "You know, if we hung Holly from the ceiling..."

In the season 4 episode 18 (Goodbye Toby) of 'The Office', Michael says "You know, if we hung Holly from the ceiling, we'd have to kiss underneath of her." I don't get this punchline. What ...
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Why do so many Dunder Mifflin employees wear overcoats? [closed]

Michael wears one. Dwight wears one. Even Karen (different branch) wears one. I believe I've seen episodes with Toby and David Wallace wearing them. This is paper sales, not law, not a big business ...
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Are the driving scenes in the Office filmed while the actors are driving?

There is this question that has answers - How do they film scenes with the actors driving in a car?. But it is really more about stunts and more aggressive driving. My kids are watching The Office ...
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Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes or was she just acting drunk?

In The Office - S2:E1, "The Dundies": Was Jenna Fischer actually drunk for the Chili's scenes? Or was she just acting drunk?
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James Van Der Beek reference in "The Office" TV series

In the 19th episode (The Negotiation) of season 3 of TV Series The Office, Michael sees assistant of Jan and ask her "Were you going to tell me that you hired James Van Der Beek." (time: 22:19) I ...
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Why didn't Charles follow up with Dwight's client?

In the episode Broke, Michael learns that his company's low prices are putting him out of business. He calls a client and asks for more money. Presumably, this is the same client that calls Dwight ...
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Can the employees use the documentary in legal situations?

Can the employees from The Office use the documentary in legal situations? I don't mean being allowed to film a situation like The Deposition. In the episode Broke, Michael negotiates the buy-out of ...
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What can be said of Creed getting the security guard's name right?

In the Office episode Night Out, everyone in the office works late on a Friday night to avoid having to come in and do busywork on Saturday per Ryan's instruction. When they go to leave, they realize ...
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Why didn’t Toby get laid off?

In S6E14 of The Office (US), If all of Corporate is gone shouldn’t Toby also be gone (and consequently Holly) as he is technically part of Corporate and not part of the branch staff? Looking for an ...
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Who authorized the presence of a documentary crew in the Scranton offices of Dunder Mifflin?

In-universe, who authorized and signed the contract for the document crew to come film the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin, Inc.? Did Corporate authorize it? Or was this one of Michael's blunders ...
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When and how did Dwight and Angela actually start their affair?

In the office (US) Dwight and Angela had a secret at first relationship which was later revealed to the entire office. While they were shown to be greatly involved in their 'romance' it was never ...
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Why does Michael tell Pam to come in even though he's naked?

In S4E01 of The Office, Pam knocks on Michael's door - to correct his hilarious misunderstanding of what a "5k run" means - and Michael clearly tells her to come in. Pam then proceeds to open the door,...
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Is Dwight truly ignorant?

In 9x22 "A.A.R.M" of The Office, when Dwight asks Jim to perform a test, only to be deferred to his assistant's assistant (himself), he gladly accepts the responsibility: Jim: But don't ...
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Why didn't Holly get angry with Dwight about this prank?

In The Office episode where Dwight "pranked" Holly into thinking that Kevin is "special", why didn't she get angry at Dwight and confront him for what he has done to her?
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Why were Erin and Andy not fired after they flipped out on Nellie/Robert?

In The Office S04E12, Stanley flipped out on Michael during a meeting: Michael: An urban, yeah, Stanley? You wanna help us out with that? ... Stanley, earth to Stanley.... Stanley: Not me. Michael: ...
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Was the documentary crew recording Cece's Recital? Why Pam Couldn't Use that video?

In The Office S09E12, Jim is away in Philly and Pam goes to their Daughter's Recital. Later Jim and Pam have an ugly argument over why Pam could not record the recital for Jim to see [cell phone ...
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Why did Roy immediately leave the Diwali party?

In S03E06 of The Office, Roy and Pam had already broken off the wedding and Roy had stated in a previous episode that he was trying to "win her back". Well, right when Roy walks into the Diwali party ...
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How and why did Pam kiss fake-Jim in the Asian-Jim prank in The Office?

In the S9E3 "Andy’s Ancestry", Jim pulls an epic prank on Dwight where Jim's Asian actor friend Steve comes to the office and tricks Dwight into thinking he is Jim. Not surprisingly, Dwight is ...
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What did Robert California from "The Office" say to Nellie in his voice mail?

So in Season 8 - Episode 23 "Turf War", Robert had a drunk night. He apparently sent an "inappropriate" voicemail to Nellie as she says: Nellie: I got your voicemail. From – from last night. ...
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Was the cast of The Office aware of secrets told on Screen?

There have been a few secrets in The Office that were kept hidden from the audience throughout the series. For example Jim's Note to Pam Michael's Conversation with Pam as he leaves for Colorado We ...
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Why did Michael and Phyllis from The Office not roast each other?

In the S05E14 Stress Relief, Michael organizes a roast of himself to release some stress in the office. Everybody takes part in the roast and tries their best to embarrass Michael except Phyllis, who ...
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Where does Creed Bratton from The Office actually live?

In Season 5 - Episode 08 "Frame Toby" Creed mentions that he lives by the quarry. But in a deleted scene from Season 3 - Episode 03 "The Coup" it is revealed that creed lives in the office. Dwight ...
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Does the DM Scranton office have more than one exit?

In U.S. adaptation of The Office, we typically see Dunder-Mifflin Scranton employees/guests walking in and out of the main front door across from the receptionist's desk to enter/exit the office. ...
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Can someone explain this iCarly joke from The Office "Classy Christmas" Episode

In The Office S07E11, "Classy Christmas", Darryl says: My little girl Jada? It's my turn to have her for Christmas this year. Two years ago I had her, and we had the best time. I TiVoed her ...
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Did Kevin spill real chili?

In the Office season 5 episode 26 in the cold open Kevin makes a big pot of chili and spills it all on the office floor when bringing it in. Is it real chili? I am wondering if there is any episode ...
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Why would they redact it if they didn't think Toby wrote it down?

In the The Office episode Conflict Resolution, Michael goes through a folder and finds complaints about various members of the office. Some of the complaints are redacted, which means they went to ...
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How do actors wear winter clothing in LA during outdoor simulated snow scenes?

When a scene is set in a northern climate winter, how do actors wear winter clothing in LA during simulated snow scenes? An example is "The Office" in the parking lot. They don't appear like they're ...
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What is Toby's Troops in The Office?

Throughout the whole series of the Office, while at Toby's desk, a green sign is featured behind him. This sign reads TOBYHANNA in the top left corner, and says Toby's troops on the right hand side. ...
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Does any home media release of "The Office" (US) include longer version of episodes with deleted scenes?

I've recently discovered a whole cache of episode-wise deleted scene videos of The Office on YouTube. I only assume it came from the bonus features on the DVDs. This is somewhat unusual, because ...
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Why did Will Ferrell have such a short run on The Office?

Will Ferrell had a short lived role on The Office as Deangelo Vickers, the replacement branch manager when Michael Scott moves to Colorado. His role ends abruptly after a basketball injury leaves him ...
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Does Will Ferrell use the same dog in his roles?

In the scene from The Office where Will Ferrell is training Andy Bernard how to be a good salesman, he is holding a dog that looks very similar to Baxter from Anchorman. Is Will Ferrell partial to ...
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What is the proximity of the camera to the interviewee in The Office?

Are there any shots in the office’s ‘traditional’ interviews i.e. when they are in the office space doing an interview, which demonstrates how close the camera is to the interviewee-?-
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Dwight and Sprinkles in S04E01

In season 4 ep 1 of The Office Dwight kills Angela's cat Sprinkles. The general motivation makes sense, Dwight has a farmer's mentality and wants to put the sick animal down. However at one point ...
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Crew members' influence on The Office

In the Negotiation episode of The Office, Roy tries to attack Jim and Dwight intervenes in the fight and stops it using pepper spray. Meanwhile in Vandalism episode Frank tries to attack Pam, and ...
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Did Holly get transferred because David Wallace was jealous of her and Michael?

Did David Wallace from The Office transfer Holly back to Nashua because he had a crush on her and was jealous of her and Michael's relationship? On the surface it appears that he came to the Crime ...
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Did Jim turn down the corporate job?

In the Season 3 Finale of The Office episode "The Job", Michael, Karen and Jim (and we later learn Ryan) all apply for a job at corporate. When Jim is in his interview, its clear that David Wallace is ...
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Why do so many characters on The Office have the same first names as the actors who play them?

The Office has 4 characters who have the same first names as the actors who play them. Angela, Phyllis, Oscar, and of course Creed Bratton (who goes by his actual full real name). For the sake of ...
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Did Jim ever truly hate Dwight during the course of The Office?

Jim and Dwight's rivalry is one the biggest hallmarks for the show The Office, with both attempting to prank the other (mostly Jim) at any opportunity given. But does Jim pull these pranks because ...
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Were any of these comedian actors actually auditioning for the show?

Due to Michael's recent departure from Dunder Mifflin, in episodes titled, "Search Committee" (S07E25/26), the majority of The Office was dedicated to finding Michael's replacement. ...
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What is Creed from The Office

I have seen The Office multiple times, and I know how Creed's story comes to an end with the police, but I can't figure out what he actually is, as both a character and a person. He is often saying ...
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How much of Athlead did Jim Halpert own in The Office? [closed]

In the Office Jim invests $10,000 into a Sports Marketing Business with his friends in Philadelphia. How much of Athlead did Jim buy/invest into?
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