Interesting Facts

Joe Biden, the nation’s current Vice President, was born in Scranton, PA.

In the episode “Christening”, baby Cece can be seen wearing an Arcade Fire T-shirt.

The movie Argo (2012) mentions Scranton, PA.

When the first part of the episode “Stress Relief” originally aired on February 1, 2009 directly after Super Bowl XLIII, it was the most widely watched episode to date with 22.9 million viewers.

John Krasinski and B.J. Novak attended the same high school in Massachusetts and both graduated in 1997.

Small clips throughout the opening theme were actually shot by John Krasinski after he was offered the part of Jim Halpert.

Many actors on the show share the same first name as their characters, including Phyllis (Phyllis Smith), Angela (Angela Kinsley), Creed (Creed Bratton) and Oscar (Oscar Nunez).

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recognizes Dunder Mifflin as a real member.

The “Froggy 101” bumper sticker seen near Dwight’s desk throughout the seasons is actually the #1 rated Country-Western station in Scranton, PA.

B.J. Novak (Ryan), Mindy Kaling (Kelly), Steve Carell (Michael) and Paul Lieberstein (Toby) have written/ directed multiple episodes throughout the seasons.

Poor Richards Pub is a real bar in Scranton, PA, although it is really in a bowling alley called South Side Lanes.

Based on the show Michael and Phyllis went to high school together. However, Steve Carell is 11 years younger than Phyllis Smith.

The building which The Office is supposed to take place in in Scranton, PA is coincidentally across the street from a bar called “The Office”.

Nancy Walls, who plays Carol Stills from seasons 2, 3 and 7, is actually Steve Carell’s wife in real life.

Bob Hope has been mentioned three times throughout the series in “Moroccan Christmas”, “Pilot” and “Beach Games”.

It’s not clear whether Jim or Pam started working at the office first.  In Season 2’s “The Secret”, Jim tells Pam, “I told Michael that I had had a crush on you…when you first started here”. Pam even responds, “I thought that maybe you did, when I first started”.  However in Season 4’s “Launch Party”, Jim recalls his first day when Pam told him, “Enjoy this moment because you’re never going to go back to this time before you met your desk mate Dwight”.

In Season 4’s “Job Fair”, Michael says that he doesn’t even know what H&R Block does. However, Michael later states that he’ll have to talk to his guy at H&R Block in Season 6’s “The Promotion.”

In the episode “Hot Girl” from Season 1, there is a picture of Toby’s brown-haired, brown-eyed daughter next to his desk. However, in Season 2’s “Take Your Daughter to Work Day”, Toby’s daughter is now blonde-haired and blue-eyed. The pictures around his desk also change later in the series.

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