The Office

The Office (2001)

7 corrected entries

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Christmas Special (2) - S99-E2

Corrected entry: David storms away from Finchy just after "Only you" starts playing. Only a few seconds of music later, he has somehow had time to wander over to Gareth and tell him a riddle (which he doesn't understand.) David wouldn't have had time.

Correction: It is a documentary. That whole party was edited down into a twenty minute episode. Sure, only a few seconds passed in our time, but much more would have gone by in 'The Office' world.

Episode 4 - S2-E4

Corrected entry: When Brent is giving his business talk, he throws his hat at Dawn. It hits her in the chest/neck area, but she clutches her forehead.


Correction: How is this a mistake? Since this was actually real unedited and untreated footage, it has to be put down to a character's decision to move her hands out of the way, not a mistake.

Show generally

Corrected entry: At the start of the Christmas specials, writing comes up to say that the first series was filmed in Jan 2001. But in episode 6, Keith says "It's the end of the financial year!" which would indicate some time in late March. As each episode only follows a single day, these days would need to be spaced quite far apart for this to work, which makes no sense.

Correction: When the financial year starts and finishes is up to the individual company; there's no legally mandated year end. To end in July would be somewhat surprising; few companies would choose to start their new financial year at a point when many employees would be going on holiday. Finishing in January or February would not be at all unusual.

Tailkinker Premium member

Downsize - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When David and Dawn are talking at the reception desk, you can see Gareth and Tim talking in the background. Yet a few shots later, Gareth is arriving at work for the first time carrying his suitcase and newspaper.


Correction: The show is supposed to be a documentary. The shot in which David explains that he has worked at Wernham Hogg for 8 years then introduces Dawn to the crew/ audience, would probably be used before a shot introducing two new characters the audience hadn't 'met' yet. This can be put down to an editorial decision by the (fictional) documentary makers, not the 'real' editors.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: On the main menu of series 1 wait a view minutes until you hear the phone ringing then press enter. You will have to find out yourself what happens...

James Warrender

Correction: Nothing happens. The person who submitted this one is having a laugh.

Episode 5 - S2-E5

Corrected entry: As Lee is walking in to give Dawn her sandwich you can see somebody running towards the camera down the corridor behind them but this person isn't a character and doesn't appear in shot after this scene. (00:21:15)


Correction: Remember that the idea of The Office is that, as far as the characters are concerned, it's a reality show about their office life. Given this, it wouldn't be unusual for someone to be walking around in the corridor who wasn't a regular in the office itself.

Moose Premium member

Training - S1-E4

Corrected entry: When David is playing the guitar during the training session he said that he only plays stuff that he has written himself, yet later in the episode when he is comforting Dawn he plays 'Every Breath You Take' by the Police.


Correction: He meant that his band only played original songs, not that he personally could never play songs written by other people.

Moose Premium member

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