Over the course of 188 episodes, The Office attracted all kinds of attention. There’s enough trivia to fill a million pub quizzes about the behind-the-camera action alone.
For instance, did you know that there were episodes directed by Bryan Cranston, Jon Favreau, J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, and that it was actually the LAST directing job of comedy legend Harold Ramis before he passed away?
But of course, you need to do some digging around to find that info. For these little snippets, you need only watch very carefully. Did you catch any?
10. Absolutely resolute
In a revealing joke, Stanley’s New Year’s resolution reads “be a better husband and boyfriend.”
9. Can’t catch a break
Jim’s last name isn’t spelled right on the sign for his own wedding.
Oscar is clearly drinking from a prop wine bottle during the party.
The question is, was this an on-set oversight, or a hint at something else?
7. As is
Duering the warehouse sale, Michael tries to sell the broken TV which Jan threw a Dundie at.
Apparently Jim and Pam finally got rid of that clown.
5. Important keepsakes
Michael tells Jan that he’s going to have their signed relationship waiver framed. Later, in S4E12, you can actually see it.
4. Secret agent man
When Dwight creates a management hierarchy chart, all names are printed normally except for Creed’s, which is in quotation marks, hinting that maybe that’s not even his real name.
3. Threat Level Midnight
Michael engages in a ketchup fight in this episode, which is a sort of callback to a previous episode where he reveals to Jan how much he longs for one.
2. Product placement?
This logo, frequently seen on the show, is from Wegmans, a real grocery store that’s popular in the Scranton area.
1. What’s in a name?
Charles Miner used to work at a company called Saticoy Steel. Saticoy is the name of the real street where much of the office was filmed.
Well, time to start yet another rewatch, I guess.
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