10 Facts Faxed From ‘The Office,’ Approved By Michael Scott

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NBC’s The Office borrowed plenty from its British predecessor did you know the writers revamped the series in Season 2 to make it more optimistic? Or that everyone from Paul Giamatti to Patton Oswalt had a shot at Dunder Mifflin? Grab a beet and stock up on paper, as the 35th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ mugs for the camera with some collated facts from The Office.

Originally, NBC eyed Paul Giamatti, Hank Azaria and Bob Odenkirk for the Michael Scott role, while contenders for Dwight ranged from Seth Rogen to 30 Rock alum Judah Friedlander. There wasn’t any shortage of famous faces behind the camera either, as J.J. Abrams, Joss Whedon, Jon Favreau, Harold Ramis and more have all directed episodes

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for Sherlock, Friends, Futurama, Louie, Charlie Brown, Tales From the Crypt, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, The Sopranos, Vikings, Twin Peaks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, LOST, Seinfeld, Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad (x2!), True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Home Alone to A Christmas Story, but now we’re settling in for another day at the office to bring you …well, The Office.

Watch more TV installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Office entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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