Who needs Business School? Now you can learn all about sales and management simply by watching Michael Scott on the mockumentary sitcom, The Office. Cited as “World’s Best Boss” by his coffee mug, Michael leads Dunder Mifflin and its team of dysfunctional and inimitable paper pushers.
The Office premiered in 2005 on NBC and ran nine seasons with 201 episodes. Based on the British series of the same name, The Office won numerous awards during its run including five Emmy Awards wins from 42 nominations. The series launched the careers of Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, B J. Novak and others. The success of its trademark deadpan style, produced without a laugh-track or musical scoring, helped popularized the mockumentary style in American television.
The show was set in the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania, the apparent subject of a documentary film. Carell played Michael Scott, the always inappropriate and desperate for approval Regional Manager. Krasinki played salesman Jim Halpert, Fischer the receptionist Pam and Wilson was Dwight Schrute, the Assistant Regional Sales Manage or was that the Assistant to the Regional Sales Manager?
Over the course of the series, fans followed the romance of Jim and Pam, the endless prank-fueled rivalry between Dwight and Jim, Michael’s own inter-office romances and the comings and goings of a variety of corporate supervisors, HR advisors, and other instigators. Memorable moments include the “Office Olympics,” a Survivor-style competition to determine the branch’s next manager, the “Dundies” award shows, and, of course, Jim and Pam’s wedding.
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Created by: Greg Daniels, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant