28 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Office,’ #7 Is Something They NEVER Talk About.
When NBC's The Office went off the air, it felt like I'd lost a family member. It might sound ridiculously dramatic, but I'd spent the previous nine years watching the antics of Michael, Dwight, Jim, Pam, and company -- and when they were gone, I wasn't quite sure what to do with myself.
The Office fans everywhere can surely relate.
Unfortunately, the show isn't coming back, but we can dull the pain of missing it with these little-known facts about the show. It's basically all the things you never knew about your favorite "people person paper people," and it will also take you back to the glorious time the show was on the air. #14 totally made me smile.
#1. The Office lasted for nine seasons and 201 episodes, giving the show plenty of time to make Dunder Mifflin feel like family.
#2. Creed Bratton shares a full name with his character, and his character is loosely based on himself.
#3. Although Dunder Mifflin is a fictitious company, it's recognized by the Scranton Chamber of Commerce because of all the tourism it has given the city.
#4. Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman) was originally given the role of Michael, before they switched casting to Steve Carell.
#5. Jenna Fischer kept Pam’s engagement ring after the show ended.
#6. TV producer Ben Silverman caught an episode of the UK version of The Office, and he's the one who spearheaded the idea to make an American one.
#7. Phyllis Smith was a burlesque dancer for seven years before her time on The Office.
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