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18 Facts About The Office (US) You Might Not Know

The Office is one of the best comedy programmes that has ever been made, it is loved world wide and here are 18 facts that you might not know. (BEWARE OF SPOILERS)

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1. John Krasinksi and B.J. Novak Went to High School Together

The two both went to Newton South High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and they both graduated in 1997. They were even on the same little league baseball team!
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The two both went to Newton South High School in Newton, Massachusetts, and they both graduated in 1997. They were even on the same little league baseball team!

2. The Computers in the Office Were Actually Connected to the Internet.

When in the background of scenes, the cast members were often checking their emails and surfing the web!
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When in the background of scenes, the cast members were often checking their emails and surfing the web!

3. Pam and Angela are BFF's in real life!

The two are inseparable and are always seen hanging out together.
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The two are inseparable and are always seen hanging out together.

4. Rainn Auditioned for a Different Role!

Rainn Wilson is best known for his portrayal as Dwight Schrute, but he originally auditioned for the role of Michael Scott.
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Rainn Wilson is best known for his portrayal as Dwight Schrute, but he originally auditioned for the role of Michael Scott.

5. John Wore a Wig?!

For his role in Leatherheads (2008), Krasinksi was forced to cut his hair for the role, meaning that he had to wear a wig for the latter half of Season Three!
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For his role in Leatherheads (2008), Krasinksi was forced to cut his hair for the role, meaning that he had to wear a wig for the latter half of Season Three!

6. Toby Was Supposed to Appear in Only One Episode!

Paul Liebersteins's role as Toby Flenderson was meant to be a one-time appearance, since Lieberstein had never acted before, and never actually wanted to because of his quiet, reserved personality. However, NBC President Kevin Reilly saw a certain episode and fell in love and since then Toby was a much loved (not by Michael) recurring character.
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Paul Liebersteins's role as Toby Flenderson was meant to be a one-time appearance, since Lieberstein had never acted before, and never actually wanted to because of his quiet, reserved personality. However, NBC President Kevin Reilly saw a certain episode and fell in love and since then Toby was a much loved (not by Michael) recurring character.

7. The Opening Titles Filmed by John?!

Some of the videos used in the opening theme, specifically the exterior shot of the building, was filmed by John and his friends in their Jeep.
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Some of the videos used in the opening theme, specifically the exterior shot of the building, was filmed by John and his friends in their Jeep.

8. There Was a Spin-Off?!

A pilot for a Dwight centred spin-off called "The Farm" was shot. NBC passed on the idea, and the pilot eventually was aired as part of the final season.
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A pilot for a Dwight centred spin-off called "The Farm" was shot. NBC passed on the idea, and the pilot eventually was aired as part of the final season.

9. Hints of Angela's and Dwight's Relationship SPOILER

We all know, unless you haven't watched all the episodes, that Angela and Dwight end up together. However, before it was revealed that they were seeing each other, audiences might have missed the hints that writers put in the show. A couple of times before the reveal, Angela mentions that her favourite song is "Little Drummer Boy". At the beginning of the pilot episode, Dwight is singing that song at his desk.
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We all know, unless you haven't watched all the episodes, that Angela and Dwight end up together. However, before it was revealed that they were seeing each other, audiences might have missed the hints that writers put in the show. A couple of times before the reveal, Angela mentions that her favourite song is "Little Drummer Boy". At the beginning of the pilot episode, Dwight is singing that song at his desk.

10. Who Interned at Late Night?

Four of the cast members were interns on Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Angela Kinsey in 1993, Mindy Kaling in the winter of 1999, John Krasinksi in the summer of 2000, and Ellie Kemper in the spring of 2005. Also, Steve Carell and Ed Helms were also correspondents on The Daily Show (1996) before The Office.
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Four of the cast members were interns on Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Angela Kinsey in 1993, Mindy Kaling in the winter of 1999, John Krasinksi in the summer of 2000, and Ellie Kemper in the spring of 2005. Also, Steve Carell and Ed Helms were also correspondents on The Daily Show (1996) before The Office.

11. Michael's and Oscar's Kiss Improvised! SPOILER

The original script involved Michael to only hug Oscar but Steve Carell improvised the kiss and the shock and horror by Oscar Nuñez was legitimate.
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The original script involved Michael to only hug Oscar but Steve Carell improvised the kiss and the shock and horror by Oscar Nuñez was legitimate.

12. Hints to the UK Version on the show

The address for Dunder Mifflin is 1725 Slough Avenue. Slough was the name of the town in the UK show takes place. There is no Slough Avenue in Scranton.
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The address for Dunder Mifflin is 1725 Slough Avenue. Slough was the name of the town in the UK show takes place. There is no Slough Avenue in Scranton.

13. There was no Steve Carell?!

Carell was unavailable to play Michael Scott, as he was already committed to Come to Papa (2004). As a result, Bob Odenkirk was selected to play him, and was a part of the cast when the show was presented to NBC executives. It was also revealed that Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman, Alan Tudyk and Hank Azaria were considered and some also auditioned for the role.
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Carell was unavailable to play Michael Scott, as he was already committed to Come to Papa (2004). As a result, Bob Odenkirk was selected to play him, and was a part of the cast when the show was presented to NBC executives. It was also revealed that Paul Giamatti, Martin Short, Bob Odenkirk, Nick Offerman, Alan Tudyk and Hank Azaria were considered and some also auditioned for the role.

14. It's a Family Affair!

Carol was played by Carell's real life wife, Nancy Walls! Also, Pam's lactation consultant in Season Six, episodes 17 & 18 "The Delivery", was her real-life husband, Lee Kirk. Paul Lieberstein's (Tony Flenderson) sister Suzanne is married to Greg Daniels (creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation) and his brother Warren was a writer and producer on the show as was married to Angela Kinsey.
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Carol was played by Carell's real life wife, Nancy Walls! Also, Pam's lactation consultant in Season Six, episodes 17 & 18 "The Delivery", was her real-life husband, Lee Kirk. Paul Lieberstein's (Tony Flenderson) sister Suzanne is married to Greg Daniels (creator of The Office and Parks and Recreation) and his brother Warren was a writer and producer on the show as was married to Angela Kinsey.

15. Replacing Guest Stars?

In Season Two, Shannon Cochran played Pam's mom. In later seasons, Pam's mom (Helene Beesly) was replaced by Linda Purl, the two are noticeably different.
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In Season Two, Shannon Cochran played Pam's mom. In later seasons, Pam's mom (Helene Beesly) was replaced by Linda Purl, the two are noticeably different.

16. Crossover with Parks and Recreation

One of the dogs Andy adopts during his breakdown is also featured in Parks and Recreation as Champion - Andy (Chris Pratt) and April's (Aubrey Plaza) three legged pit bull. It is no surprise that the two shows have references in them as Greg Daniels and Michael Schur are creators of both shows.
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One of the dogs Andy adopts during his breakdown is also featured in Parks and Recreation as Champion - Andy (Chris Pratt) and April's (Aubrey Plaza) three legged pit bull. It is no surprise that the two shows have references in them as Greg Daniels and Michael Schur are creators of both shows.

17. Who Would Replace Carell?!

Tim Allen, Danny McBride, Rhys Darby and Harvey Kietel were all rumoured at one point as possible replacements when Steve announced he would be leaving the show.

Tim Allen, Danny McBride, Rhys Darby and Harvey Kietel were all rumoured at one point as possible replacements when Steve announced he would be leaving the show.

18. Stealing Props?

Jenna Fischer kept Pam's engagement ring after the show ended.
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Jenna Fischer kept Pam's engagement ring after the show ended.

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