The Office

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2005 on NBC

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  • Almost an exact copy of the UK pilot, but still a solid introduction to the show.

    This episode kicked off the US version of The Office and introduced us to all the interesting people working at Dunder Mifflin Scranton. Yes, this episode is in many ways an exact copy of the pilot for the UK version of the show, but it's still hilarious! While establishing many similarities with the show it is based on, this episode also highlighted some key differences. For example, Michael Scott and David Brent are very different people (though they are both horrible managers). The episode also acquaints us with the super nerd Dwight and the charming Jim and Pam. While not very original, this episode is a solid base from which the show continues to build on.