TV Guide has a really interesting list of things you may not know about The Office:
- The Office was originally developed with FX or HBO in mind.
- Steve Carell almost missed out on becoming Michael Scott.
- Jim and Pam might have been an interracial love story.
- Dunder Mifflin branches exist all over the Northeast.
- The original Office spinoff idea: A parody of PBS’ An American Family.
- Parks and Recreation could have been an Office spinoff.
- Oscar (Oscar Nunez) wasn’t supposed to be gay.
- Dwight’s backstory was inspired by Wilson’s family, Daniels’ grandparents and UPN’s Amish in the City.
- Fischer regularly hears from viewers who don’t like stronger-willed Pam.
- Had NBC ordered The Farm to series, Dwight would have left The Office in midseason.
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