The Office Premiered 15 Years Ago Today

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  1. Pliny Pete

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    Up there with I Love Lucy and Seinfeld as one of the best sitcoms of all time
    Such a great cast and the writing was excellent, even the small time random characters were classic

    What's your favorite episode and character?

    Pam and Jim's wedding is my favorite episode and Creed is definitely my favorite character


     
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    Meredith: you've slept with so many guys you're starting to look like one. Boom roasted.
     
  3. Pliny Pete

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    The time Creed was hiding behind the refrigerator because Holly asked him what his job was and he didn't know is probably my favorite single moment on the show
     
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    Conflict Resolution - first episode I watched, liked it ever since
    The Job Part 2
    Basketball

    Dwight
     
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    SamSchmidt I crossed time for you belt Platinum Member

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    Obligatory.
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    Paul Rudd Corona Virus InFeCtEd Platinum Member

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    My favorite episodes are Stress Relief Pt 1&2, Dinner party, Casino night

    S1 -S5 are the GOAT seasons of the show. I wish it would have ended with Michael leaving and then spent remainder of S7 with Will Ferrell's character getting the branch closed down and the characters moving on.
     
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    Best Jim prank: sending Dwight messages from his future self with his stationary.
     
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    That basketball episode was hilarious as fuck. Also when Michael negotiate his salary with Jan and told her that if she doesn't give him a raise then he's not going to give her sex and I just lol my ass off with that one.

    Another one was when Michael invited Jim and Pam for dinner and you knew the disaster was waiting to happen.
     
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    The debacle of Andy's character aside, The Office is my personal GOAT sitcom followed by Seinfeld and prime Arrested Development
     
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    I lost hard when Creed was afraid of Ryan's ageism so he gelled his hair and tried acting young lmfao

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    Early on Snestiivty training and Sexual Harassment were great. So many great episodes but I don't see how anyone can not say the dinner date from hell one at Michaels house with Jan isn't the best episode in the series.

    Creed was great, when they had the issue at the papermill and he got someone fired and passed the card around that was great. Definitely my fav moment of his & a great episode.


    FYI you can go on youtube and find outtakes for all season and auditions from the cast and others who tried out for parts.
     
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    I just found this on reddit...

    ‘The Office’ Crew Blames NBC for Forcing Steve Carell’s Exit: ‘It Was Absolutely Asinine’

    Steve Carell’s exit from “The Office” after seven seasons was a game-changing moment for the beloved NBC comedy series, but Andy Greene’s new book “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s” reveals it was never Carell’s intention to leave the sitcom (via Collider). Numerous crew members spoke to Greene about Carell’s exit and said it was a battle between the actor and NBC executives that forced the comedian off the series. Sound mixer Brian Wittle and hairstylist Kim Ferry said Carell let it slip during a radio interview that he might leave after Season 7; Carell had not made a finite decision at the time, but he was pushed to exit after his comments made news and he was never contacted by NBC executives to stay.

    “He didn’t want to leave the show,” Ferry said. “He had told the network that he was going to sign for another couple of years. … He told his manager and his manager contacted them and said he’s willing to sign another contract. And the deadline came for when [the network was] supposed to give him an offer and it passed and they didn’t make him an offer. So his agent was like, ‘Well, I guess they don’t want to renew you for some reason.’ Which was insane to me. And to him, I think.”

    Casting director Allison Jones corroborated the story and told Greene, “As I recall, he was going to do another season and then NBC, for whatever reason, wouldn’t make a deal with him. Somebody didn’t pay him enough. It was absolutely asinine. I don’t know what else to say about that. Just asinine.”

    Greene notes in the book that Carell’s negotiations to stay occurred just as NBC was in the midst of a regime change from Jeff Zucker to Bob Greenblatt. “The Office” producer Randy Cordray told Greene that Greenblatt was “not as big a fan of ‘The Office’ as we wished he would’ve been. He took ‘The Office’ for granted.” Cordray thinks Carell would have continued on to Season 8 had NBC pushed for it. The producer said, “If you’re not respected and don’t even get offered a contract or a discussion of a future contract, then you move on.”

    According to Ferry, “[Carell] was like, ‘Look, I told them I want to do it. I don’t want to leave. I don’t understand.’ It just is mind-boggling how that happened. And I feel bad because I think a lot of people think he did leave the show on his own merit and it’s absolutely not true. I’m telling you. I was there. He really wanted to stay. And it devastated all of us because he was the heart of our show.”

    “The Office” continued for two more seasons without Carell in the lead role as Michael Scott. The series ended its run after the ninth season, and Carell reprised the role in the show’s series finale. Head over to Collider for more highlights from “The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s,” which is now available for purchase.

    https://www.indiewire.com/2020/03/the-office-casting-director-nbc-steve-carell-exit-1202220065/
     
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    OMG look at her thighs! I use to look at bewbs and ass, but now after being so sexually active: thighs are a thing of wonder
     
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    Sycho Sid Master of the world and the universe

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    I've never managed to get through a whole episode
     
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    another deluded post in the mayberry
     
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    What's deluded about it?
     
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    The Office is probably the only reason I still subscribe to Netflix.
     
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    Can proudly say I’ve been a fan since day one. There’ll never be another like it.
     

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