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Today, we’ll take a deep dive into The Office, an American mockumentary sitcom television series that aired on NBC between 2005 and 2013. Based on the 2001-2003 BBC television series of the same name, the show consists of nine seasons with a total of 201 episodes. Here are a few facts about this brilliant show that you need to know.
1. NBC initially planned on retitling the series, The American Workplace, to differentiate it from the original British version, but later retained the same. However, the show has rechristened The Office: An American Workplace in the UK when it aired on ITV2. Outside of America, it is called "the US office".
2. Actor Ed Helms, who plays Andy in the series, happened to miss seven consecutive episodes in season nine because he was shooting for The Hangover Part III. His absence from those episodes was justified in the show as him taking a three-month-long boat trip with his brother.
3. After the end of season nine, the creators and cast attended ‘The Office wrap party’ at the University of Scranton. There, the executive producer of this show, Greg Daniels, revealed that they have retained the props used in their sets and are planning to open a museum dedicated to the show.
4. The most talked-about moment of the show was undoubtedly that of Jim proposing to Pam. The 52-second scene was reportedly the most elaborate and expensive scene in the series, and shooting it cost approximately $250,000.
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