The Office

The Secret - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: In this episode Pam and Jim are talking about how Jim used to have a crush on Pam when she first started here. This implies that Jim was working here when Pam was hired. However, in 4-3: Launch Party Pam says that when Jim first started working there she said, "Enjoy this moment, because you're never going to back to this time before you met your desk-mate, Dwight." These two scenes contradict each other.

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Last Day in Florida - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Toby competes with Darryl to sell Girl Scout cookies. Toby says it's his daughter's first year selling them. However, earlier in the series, Toby agrees to sign Dwight's apology letter from corporate if he buys cookies from his daughter.

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Continuity mistake: In 4-14 "Goodbye, Toby", Andy Bernard invites his parents to the going-away party for Toby Flenderson and introduces them as "Andrew and Ellen Bernard." But in 6-16 Andy tells Jim that he was originally named "Walter Jr." after his father and that it was changed when his little brother was born and the name Andrew was one that they got out of a baby-naming book. Additionally, in 8-4 "Garden Party", Dwight is introducing the entering guests. When Andy's parents arrive, Dwight says, "Mr. And Mrs. Walter and Ellen Bernard."

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Continuity mistake: In one episode Angela says she hasn't talked to her sister in years over an argument that she doesn't remember. When she's engaged to Andy and they're touring Dwight's farm he mentions she has multiple sisters. In the finale she only has one sister and apparently they are incredibly close.

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Survivor Man - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In "The Alliance" (1-4), Pam says that the next office birthday is Meredith's, but it isn't until the next month. Later, in "Survivor Man", it is said that Meredith's birthday is at the end of 'Birthday Month', when many employees have birthdays close together. It wouldn't be possible for Meredith's birthday to both be the next office birthday but also at the end of the following month, which is stated to have many other birthdays in it.

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The Manager and the Salesman - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: When Michael enters the room he messes with Jim's hair and Jim's hair is noticeably different, however a few different camera angles later Jim's hair is back to normal even though he couldn't have possibly had time to touch it.

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Hot Girl - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Michael takes Katy (the purse lady) around the office, she worries about leaving her purses unguarded so while walking by Phyllis and Stanley's desk clump he asks Ryan to look after the purses, but Ryan says he can't because he's "installing File-Share on all the computers." Both Stanley and Phyllis are noticeably absent from the shot. Stanley's desk is empty and Ryan is sitting at Phyllis' desk. Michael and Katy take a few steps and walk into the kitchen area. In the background we can now see that both Stanley and Phyllis are now sitting at their desks and Ryan is nowhere in sight. There wasn't enough time for everyone to switch locations like that as only a moment had passed between the shots.

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Ben Franklin - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: When the dancer is sitting on Michael's lap, she messes up some of his hair, causing it to stick up. In the next shot, his hair has fixed itself.

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The Sting - S7-E5

Continuity mistake: In this episode Michael can't ride a bike. But in episode 3-10, Michael was seen riding a bike with no problems.

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Secretary's Day - S6-E21

Continuity mistake: Andy states that he has a step-mother who is/was a secretary, but in all other references to Andy's father's wife she is Andy's biological mother.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jan, Michael and Pam are having a meeting in Michael's office they're sitting against the front window, but during that scene when it shows Jim and Dwight talking at their desks, if you look over Jim's shoulder you'll see that the office behind them is empty.

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E-Mail Surveillance - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: About midway through the episode, when Michael is asking Dwight about his evening plans, Dwight's collar is up. Moments later, his collar is down.

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The Duel - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: Michael's scarf is above his collar in the first shot, but moments later, seemingly without moving, his scarf is tucked below his collar.

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The Injury - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When the Dunder Mifflin staff is gathered around Pam's desk listening to Michael on the phone, the screen on Pam's computer changes from the Dunder Mifflin site to the desktop and back again in between shots.

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The Banker - S6-E13

Continuity mistake: After the banker asks Toby if there is any inappropriate behavior, a few seconds later there is a flash back of Season 3 Ep. 22 when it is the beach games and Michael is hosting a hot-dog eating contest. Michael says to Phyllis to "Dip it in the water so it'll slide down - your gullet more easily." In the flashback version, everyone says "That's what she said." In the real version, no one says anything. Not to mention Toby wasn't actually at the beach day, Michael told Toby to stay because "Someone needs to stay at the office."

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Suggested correction: Everyone in the real version does say that's what she said.

They do not say it.

Remember the office is supposed to be a real TV show. So the show can add unseen footage from scenes to other episodes and it's normal and completely fine. I thought it was weird at first too but then I thought about the fact that it's supposed to be a real show.

The Deposition - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: When the Dunder Mifflin lawyer says "she thought it had to do with her recent breast enhancement surgery," the woman on the right side of the screen has her hand on her forehead. Then the shot changes angles and the woman's hand is now resting on her chin.

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St. Patrick's Day - S6-E18

Continuity mistake: When Jim reveals the tiny desk underneath his "Quad-Desk" to Dwight, Dwight sets his briefcase down on a chair not shown in any previous shot.

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The Fire - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: As Dwight drags Kelly out of the smoke, his shirt is wet. After the camera cuts away and back to Dwight, his shirt is suddenly dry.

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The Lover - S6-E6

Continuity mistake: When Jim is outside comforting Pam after she finds out her mother is dating Michael, he begins to explain a mallard recording device that Dwight gave to him and used a big hand motion that put his hand in the air. In the next shot, the hand that was in the air is now gripping his coffee cup.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the first episode, where Dwight is talking to Michael and Ryan, when he gets the Jello out and gets angry at Jim, look at Jim when they keep going back and forth to him. In some shots he has a Jello cup and spoon in his hand, and sometimes he does not.

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In this episode Pam and Jim are talking about how Jim used to have a crush on Pam when she first started here. This implies that Jim was working here when Pam was hired. However, in 4-3: Launch Party Pam says that when Jim first started working there she said, "Enjoy this moment, because you're never going to back to this time before you met your desk-mate, Dwight." These two scenes contradict each other.

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Creed Bratton plays the voice of the Industrial Coal Mine Shaft employee that Michael talks to on the phone when he's trying to come up with some surprise for the staff.

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