The Office (US)

The Office (US)

Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) stars in thi sitcom based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's award-winning comedy. Told through the lenses of a documentary film crew, The Office exposes the humorous and often foolish events at Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In this first season, Dunder-Mifflin Regional Manager, Michael Scott (Carell) leads the documentary team and his staff on a journey through inappropriate behavior, well-intentioned but misguided comments and a myriad of poor management techniques. Michael has no clue that his employees can barely tolerate him. In his mind, he is their guru, their mentor, and their cool friend. His staff includes his dedicated-to-the-point-of-annoying assistant, Dwight Schrute, office receptionist Pam, and likable sales rep Jim. During the six episodes of Season 1, Dunder-Mifflin tackles tough subjects including company layoffs, diversity initiatives, health care, and office alliances. Anyone who has ever worked in a "team" environment can appreciate the humor and suffering of the Dunder-Mifflin staff and The Office.
Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) stars in thi sitcom based on Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's award-winning comedy. Told through the lenses of a documentary film crew, The Office exposes the humorous and often foolish events at Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. In this first season, Dunder-Mifflin Regional Manager, Michael Scott (Carell) leads the documentary team and his staff on a journey through inappropriate behavior, well-intentioned but misguided comments and a myriad of poor management techniques. Michael has no clue that his employees can barely tolerate him. In his mind, he is their guru, their mentor, and their cool friend. His staff includes his dedicated-to-the-point-of-annoying assistant, Dwight Schrute, office receptionist Pam, and likable sales rep Jim. During the six episodes of Season 1, Dunder-Mifflin tackles tough subjects including company layoffs, diversity initiatives, health care, and office alliances. Anyone who has ever worked in a "team" environment can appreciate the humor and suffering of the Dunder-Mifflin staff and The Office.

Season 1 (6 episodes)

  • 1. Pilot

    Original air date: 03/24/2005 Runtime: 23:02 min.

    Original air date: 03/24/2005 Runtime: 23:02 min. When a documentary crew arrives at Mifflin, manager Michael Scott attempts to paint a rosy picture but fails after learning the company will be downsizing.

  • 2. Diversity Day

    Original air date: 03/29/2005 Runtime: 21:48 min.

    Original air date: 03/29/2005 Runtime: 21:48 min. When a special consultant, Mr. Brown (guest star Larry Wilmore), arrives to teach a seminar on racial tolerance and diversity in the workplace, Michael implies that it was his idea while in reality his offensive behavior necessitated the training. When Mr. Brown has a staff member reenact one of Michael's past indiscretions, Michael, not satisfied with the consultant's workshop, decides to hold his own racial teach-in later that afternoon. Meanwhile, Jim (John Krasinski) is not having a good day after losing his biggest yearly commission to Dwight (Rainn Wilson). Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak also star.

  • 3. Health Care

    Original air date: 04/05/2005 Runtime: 22:03 min.

    Original air date: 04/05/2005 Runtime: 22:03 min. When Corporate wants Michael (Steve Carell) to pick a cheaper health plan for his employees, rather than lose popularity points with his staff, he shirks the responsibility and Dwight (Rainn Wilson) happily accepts the task. Delighted with his new position of power, Dwight takes over the conference room as his new "office" and manages to offend everyone by asking staff members to divulge their private medical history. Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer) jokingly create fake illnesses only to infuriate Dwight. B.J. Novak also stars.

  • 4. The Alliance

    Original air date: 04/12/2005 Runtime: 21:59 min.

    Original air date: 04/12/2005 Runtime: 21:59 min. Amid the rumors of downsizing, Michael (Steve Carell) tries to raise employee morale with a birthday party, despite the fact that the closest birthday is a month away. As the birthday card for Meredith (Kate Flannery) makes the rounds in the office, Michael struggles to pen the funniest birthday message. Meanwhile, Dwight (Rainn Wilson) asks Jim (John Krasinski) to form a "Survivor"-type alliance so they can protect themselves during the upcoming downsizing. Elsewhere, Oscar (Oscar Nunez) collects pledges for his nephew's cerebral palsy charity walk. Michael tops everyone's donation by offering twenty-five dollars - not realizing the donation is per mile - and tries to back track on his generous offer. Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak also star.

  • 5. Basketball

    Original air date: 04/19/2005 Runtime: 22:04 min.

    Original air date: 04/19/2005 Runtime: 22:04 min. Michael and gang play the warehouse workers in a not-so-friendly game of basketball. Overly confident, Michael bets that the losers will have to work on Saturday.

  • 6. Hot Girl

    Original air date: 04/26/2005 Runtime: 22:06 min.

    Original air date: 04/26/2005 Runtime: 22:06 min. An attractive woman arrives at the office to sell purses and causes furtive glances from male staff members who vie for her attention. Dwight (Rainn Wilson) attempts to ask her out on a date but his advances are deflected, leaving the door open for Michael (Steve Carell) to step in. Michael believes he's going to "score" by giving her a ride home but his chances are blown by another sly co-worker. John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak also star.