History Series / TheOfficeUS

9th Feb '16 9:04:10 AM shamblingdead2
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** Then again, when Dwight broke up with Angela, he mentioned his family's tradition of "sowing wild oats" when men have TheirFirstTime and seems exicted in sowing his own. It's possible he [[AManIsNotAVirgin was a virgin until he started dating Angela and after that moment, became much more confident with the ladies.]]
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** Then again, when Dwight broke up with Angela, he mentioned his family's tradition of "sowing wild oats" when men have TheirFirstTime and seems exicted in excited about sowing his own. It's possible he [[AManIsNotAVirgin was a virgin until he started dating Angela and after that moment, became much more confident with the ladies.]]]]
8th Feb '16 2:54:03 AM shamblingdead2
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** At the end of Season 3, when Jim applies for a job at corporate, we see his yogurt lid medal from "Office Olympics."

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** The office performance of "Seasons of Love" from Season 7's "Michael's Last Dundies." The Dundie awards themselves are referenced in a couple of other places (notably "Dinner Party," when Jan throws one through Michael's TV), but we haven't seen the ceremony since season 2. The song references the time Michael [[spoiler: hit Meredith with his car, and helped Ryan get off drugs, both in season 4 episodes]].
7th Feb '16 2:17:32 AM shamblingdead2
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2nd Feb '16 12:21:59 PM SaniOKh
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: When Dwight becomes acting manager he forces everyone to use an antiquated and dangerous punch clock, staggers their lunches so everyone eats alone, changes everyone's title to Junior Employee and has everyone enter a twenty one digit code everytime they use the photocopier. To reinforce the image he keeps a piranha in an acquarium in his office and gets a new desk that is modeled on one used by Saddam Hussein's son.
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* TwoFirstNames: ** Of course, Michael Scott. The naming convention was inherited from the UK original where his counterpart was named David Brent. ** In ''Search Committee'', it bordered on ThemeNaming for characters who, behind the scenes, had the best chances of getting the job of regional manager: Fred Henry, Nellie Bertram and the one who got the job: Andy Bernard. David Brent was also among the interviewees. ** Other characters as well: Ryan Howard, Angela Martin, David Wallace, Hank Tate, Gabe Lewis, Jo Bennett. * TyrantTakesTheHelm: When Dwight becomes acting manager he forces everyone to use an antiquated and dangerous punch clock, staggers their lunches so everyone eats alone, changes everyone's title to Junior Employee and has everyone enter a twenty one digit code everytime they use the photocopier. To reinforce the image he keeps a piranha in an acquarium aquarium in his office and gets a new desk that is modeled on one used by Saddam Hussein's son.
1st Feb '16 11:26:41 AM FF32
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** In the same episode Michael refers to Creator/BenFranklin as one of our most popular Presidents.
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** In the same episode Michael refers to Creator/BenFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin as one of our most popular Presidents.
31st Jan '16 12:02:35 PM SaniOKh
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight, a fan in the shape of a cartoonish sumo wrestler for Creed and a statue of a sailor for Andy]]. For an added bonus, the latter two mess up the scene: [[spoiler: Creed puts his figurine backwards (it makes sense since it's a fan, but it wouldn't be out of character for Creed to do this as a mistake) , and Andy knocks his figurine off the desk and tries to catch it as it falls]].
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight, a fan in the shape of a cartoonish sumo wrestler for Creed and a statue of a sailor for Andy]]. For an added bonus, the latter two mess up the scene: [[spoiler: Creed puts makes his figurine backwards face himself instead of the door (it makes sense since it's a fan, fan that he is pointing towards himself, but it wouldn't be out of character for Creed to do this as a mistake) , and Andy knocks his figurine off the desk and tries to catch it as it falls]].
31st Jan '16 11:42:03 AM SaniOKh
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight, a fan in the shape of a cartoonish sumo wrestler for Creed and a statue of a sailor for Andy]]. For an added bonus, the latter two mess up the scene: [[spoiler: Creed puts his figurine backwards (it makes sense since it's a fan, but it wouldn't be out of character for Creed to do this as a mistake) and Andy knocks his figure off the desk and tries to catch it as it falls]].
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight, a fan in the shape of a cartoonish sumo wrestler for Creed and a statue of a sailor for Andy]]. For an added bonus, the latter two mess up the scene: [[spoiler: Creed puts his figurine backwards (it makes sense since it's a fan, but it wouldn't be out of character for Creed to do this as a mistake) , and Andy knocks his figure figurine off the desk and tries to catch it as it falls]].
31st Jan '16 11:40:50 AM SaniOKh
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight and a cartoonish sumo wrestler facing its butt to the door for Creed.]][[spoiler: Andy knocks his hippy doll over in season 8]]
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** When Deangelo takes over, the scene of Michael adjusting his Dundie Award statuette in the last shot of the credits is replaced by Deangelo adjusting a strange, brightly-colored figurine of his own. [[spoiler: When Deangelo is injured and forced to leave, it's replaced in turn with a shogun statue for Dwight and Dwight, a fan in the shape of a cartoonish sumo wrestler facing its butt to for Creed and a statue of a sailor for Andy]]. For an added bonus, the door latter two mess up the scene: [[spoiler: Creed puts his figurine backwards (it makes sense since it's a fan, but it wouldn't be out of character for Creed.]][[spoiler: Creed to do this as a mistake) and Andy knocks his hippy doll over in season 8]]figure off the desk and tries to catch it as it falls]].

** A short one towards the end of season 7 after Creator/SteveCarell's departure: the shot with Michael adjusting the Dundie on his desk was reshot using the regional manager of the week. As an additional bonus, in the latter two scenes, the characters mess the scene up: Creed puts the figurine backwards, and [[spoiler: Andy]] makes the trinket fall off the desk. *** The sumo wrestler figure that Creed adjusts is actually a small desk fan, and he is pointing it toward himself.
30th Jan '16 4:27:12 PM SaniOKh
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** We now have Robert California and Robert Lipton.
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** We now have Robert California and Robert Lipton.Lipton, in addition to Robert "Bob" Vance.

* ProductPlacement: Trip Advisor. Check out [[http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52842-d730099-Reviews-Schrute_Farms-Honesdale_Pennsylvania.html Schrute Farms's]] stellar rating.
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* ProductPlacement: ProductPlacement: ** Trip Advisor. Check out [[http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52842-d730099-Reviews-Schrute_Farms-Honesdale_Pennsylvania.html Schrute Farms's]] stellar rating.

* ProductPlacement: Trip Advisor. Check out [[http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52842-d730099-Reviews-Schrute_Farms-Honesdale_Pennsylvania.html Schrute Farms's]] stellar rating.** This is exactly what got [[spoiler:Todd Packer]] fired in season 8.

* PursueTheDreamJob: In the ninth season, Jim decides to become the co-founder of a new business in Philadelphia.
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* PursueTheDreamJob: PursueTheDreamJob: ** In the ninth season, Jim decides to become the co-founder of a new business in Philadelphia.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: After his brief stay as office IT, Nick delivers one to the ''entire office'' before leaving while FlippingTheBird to everyone.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: ** After his brief stay as office IT, Nick delivers one to the ''entire office'' before leaving while FlippingTheBird to everyone.

* SeriesContinuityError: Pam's name has undergone multiple changes: Pam Beasley, Pam Beesley, Pamela Jean Beesly, the now-canon Pamela ''Morgan'' Beesly...
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* SeriesContinuityError: SeriesContinuityError: ** Pam's name has undergone multiple changes: Pam Beasley, Pam Beesley, Pamela Jean Beesly, the now-canon Pamela ''Morgan'' Beesly...

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* SeriesContinuityError: Pam's name has undergone multiple changes: Pam Beasley, Pam Beesley, Pamela Jean Beesly, ** In the now-canon Pamela ''Morgan'' Beesly...penultimate episode of the series, [[spoiler: Angela's son is revealed to be Dwight's, despite Dwight having run a DNA test on its diaper, and the test confirming that Dwight is not the father]]. WordOfGod is that they planned to explain it by planting hints and/or outright stating that [[spoiler:Dwight submitted the wrong diaper to the DNA test]], but didn't in order to avoid ContinuityLockOut.
30th Jan '16 4:10:03 PM SaniOKh
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** Paul Lieberstein has admitted that Jim's [[spoiler:demotion back to Assistant Regional Manager, after being promoted half a season earlier]] was a result of poor audience response to the change and Dwight's resulting plot to [[spoiler:seriously get him fired]]. This meant that the Ryan-Dwight alliance established at the end of "Scott's Tots" lead to nothing, as the Jim plot ended four episodes later.
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** Paul Lieberstein has admitted that Jim's [[spoiler:demotion back to Assistant Regional Manager, after being promoted half a season earlier]] was a result of poor audience response to the change and Dwight's resulting plot to [[spoiler:seriously get him fired]]. This meant that the Ryan-Dwight alliance established at the end of "Scott's Tots" ''Scott's Tots'' lead to nothing, as the Jim plot ended four episodes later.

** Paul Lieberstein has admitted In ''Casino Night'', Toby reveled in having won money from Michael, and said he was going to chase that Jim's [[spoiler:demotion back to Assistant Regional Manager, after being promoted half a season earlier]] was a result of poor audience response to the change and Dwight's resulting plot to [[spoiler:seriously get him fired]]. feeling. This meant that was supposed to be the Ryan-Dwight alliance established at the end start of "Scott's Tots" lead to nothing, as the Jim plot a storyline about Toby developing a gambling addiction, but it ended four episodes later.up not happening.

* BenevolentBoss: Michael likes to think of himself as being one of these.
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* BenevolentBoss: BenevolentBoss: ** Michael likes to think of himself as being one of these.

* BigEater: Dwight, during a meeting with Jan he orders enough food for 2 (maybe 3) people for himself.
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* BigEater: BigEater: ** Dwight, during a meeting with Jan he orders enough food for 2 (maybe 3) people for himself.himself. Also, stuffing himself with breakfast in front of Michael on the morning of Jim and Pam's wedding: "I'm ravenous after a night of lovemaking."

** Dwight, stuffing himself with breakfast in front of Michael on the morning of Jim and Pam's wedding. "I'm ravenous after a night of lovemaking."

* BlatantLies: Among many others, Michael's claim that when he was in college, the professors were invited to the many parties he went to. As if it weren't blatant enough already, everyone knows Michael never went to college.
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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies: ** Among many others, Michael's claim that when he was in college, the professors were invited to the many parties he went to. As if it weren't blatant enough already, everyone knows Michael never went to college.

* BreakingTheFourthWall: In the final season, the camera crew and the documentary they've been filming begin to intrude in the story lines. * BrickJoke: In "Casual Friday," Dwight sends out an innocuous looking memo with a secret message. He gleefully reveals to the camera that the invisible ink is actually urine. When Michael asks him to send a second one around, we see Dwight preparing the second memo by using Ryan's coffee mug.
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Technically, all the talking heads fall in this category. But it doesn't stop there: ** When Pam has suspicions of Dwight and Angela dating, she asks the camera crew for help. ** The camera crew also forces Jim and Pam to confess they were dating by showing them the footage they shot of them. ** In the final season, the camera crew and the documentary they've been filming begin to intrude in the story lines. * BrickJoke: BrickJoke: ** In "Casual Friday," Dwight sends out an innocuous looking memo with a secret message. He gleefully reveals to the camera that the invisible ink is actually urine. When Michael asks him to send a second one around, we see Dwight preparing the second memo by using Ryan's coffee mug.

* BrilliantButLazy: Jim. ** Once news of impending bankruptcy surfaced he matter-of-factly tells the camera that he only screws around when things are going well.
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* BrilliantButLazy: Jim. ** Jim. Once news of impending bankruptcy surfaced he matter-of-factly tells the camera that he only screws around when things are going well.

* ButtMonkey: Dwight, re: his relationship with Jim. Jim has next to no respect for Dwight, so Mr. Schrute routinely finds himself to be the go-to guy when Jim is bored and in a pranking mood. Dwight does, on rare occasion, get his own back.
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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey: ** Dwight, re: his relationship with Jim. Jim has next to no respect for Dwight, so Mr. Schrute routinely finds himself to be the go-to guy when Jim is bored and in a pranking mood. Dwight does, on rare occasion, get his own back.

* BuxomIsBetter: When comparing Pam and Karen, Kevin explicitly notes that Pam has bigger breasts.
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* BuxomIsBetter: BuxomIsBetter: ** When comparing Pam and Karen, Kevin explicitly notes that Pam has bigger breasts.

* {{Callback}}: "Christmas Party" ends with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Minor Moment of Heartwarming]] when Michael is invited to drinks at Poor Richard's with his co-workers; "E-Mail Surveillance" had focused on how much everyone in the office (and even everyone in Michael's improv class) would lie to avoid Michael following them to social events outside work.
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* {{Callback}}: {{Callback}}: ** "Christmas Party" ends with a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Minor Moment of Heartwarming]] when Michael is invited to drinks at Poor Richard's with his co-workers; "E-Mail Surveillance" had focused on how much everyone in the office (and even everyone in Michael's improv class) would lie to avoid Michael following them to social events outside work.

* TheCameo: "The Seminar" has Michael meeting his British counterpart David Brent (Ricky Gervais) outside an elevator.
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* TheCameo: TheCameo: ** "The Seminar" has Michael meeting his British counterpart David Brent (Ricky Gervais) outside an elevator.

* CarpetOfVirility: [[http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t117/cowboyhd/MenOnTV/Shows/Office%20-%20S04E01/Office-4x01-01.jpg Jim.]] Who knew?
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* CarpetOfVirility: CarpetOfVirility: ** [[http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t117/cowboyhd/MenOnTV/Shows/Office%20-%20S04E01/Office-4x01-01.jpg Jim.]] Who knew?

* CelebrityParadox: In the season 4 episode "Money," Michael Scott critiques the film ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''. In season seven, his newest hire is a hotshot traveling salesman played by Creator/TimothyOlyphant, who was the villain in that film. Speaking of Olyphant, see next entry.
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* CelebrityParadox: CelebrityParadox: ** In the season 4 episode "Money," Michael Scott critiques the film ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''. In season seven, his newest hire is a hotshot traveling salesman played by Creator/TimothyOlyphant, who was the villain in that film. Speaking of Olyphant, see next entry.
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