The Office

The Office (2005)

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Garage Sale - S7-E18

Corrected entry: As Michael is getting ready to propose to Holly, he stops in the foyer and says, "This is where Toby announced that he was going to Costa Rica. Happiest day of my life." This is a discrepancy, as Michael was in New York partying with Ryan and Dwight when Toby made this announcement.

Ouchissm

Correction: Michael wasn't there when he announced it to the office so he may have heard it in the foyer from Toby there after for the first time.

The Banker - S6-E13

Corrected entry: 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."

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

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.

Suit Warehouse - S9-E11

Corrected entry: When the office is hyped up on espresso, they try to move the copier to the annex, consequently ripping up the carpet. Oscar says that he always knew there was hardwood underneath but never thought he'd live to see it. This contradicts Season 7 Episode 23 when Dwight shoots a gun into the floor, and Oscar is offended that they would have covered the beautiful hardwood he noticed under the carpet when inspecting the bullet hole.

Correction: When he initially sees the hardwood floor he can only see the bullet hole through wood, he doesn't actually "see" the hardwood floor until the carpet is ripped.

Dunder Mifflin Infinity - S4-E2

Corrected entry: When the car is seen in the lake from land, the shadow of the cameraman is on the ground.

bobthedancingdonut

Correction: The show acknowledges cameramen, the shadow doesn't break continuity.

Basketball - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In the opening shot, after Michael says "secret sign", a microphone appears at the top of the screen.

00:00:30

akearney234512

Correction: The microphone being there was purposeful, the plot of the office is that it's a relatively low budget documentary series about an office. Any and all mistakes where equipment was seen were intentional to underline the possible inexperience of the crew in the TV shows universe.

Money - S4-E4

Corrected entry: When Jan finds Michael sitting in the train car, she walks up wearing sunglasses. They begin talking, and the camera cuts to Michael. When it cuts back to Jan, the sunglasses are on top of her head.

Correction: I would assume that Jan decided to take off her sunglasses to talk to Michael and make a more personal connection with him. She put them on the top of her head to hold them while the camera was focused on Michael.

Traveling Salesmen - S3-E12

Corrected entry: When Michael is having 'Harvey the talking computer' talk to Pam and Jim, the screen of Michael's computer is shown several times. At a few points you can see that Harvey's comments have already been typed out in full long before he said them to Pam/Michael typed them up.

Correction: The screen is once in both the edited and unedited versions. The edited one shows what he is typing as he types. The unedited version has the actual mistake where the screen is to already have the responses typed in which is impossible since the responses were conditional.

Lecture Circuit: Part 2 - S5-E15

Corrected entry: In this episode Angela complains about the amount of leave time a woman gets when she has a baby. To which Meredith says 'she's right, I had my second kid just for the vacation'. But through the entire series, before and after this episode, Meredith has only had one child, a son.

Correction: Meredith only has custody of one child, her son, Jake. However, she has a daughter, Wendy. Wendy's father (one of Meredith's ex-husband) has custody of her.

Bishop73

The Whale - S9-E7

Corrected entry: When Wallace calls, Dwight asks why Wallace would call when the manager is out of town. In a later episode, Wallace claims to be ignorant of Andy leaving Scranton.

00:01:55

Correction: Dwight saying that Andy is out of town, David Wallace may have just assumed Andy was out for the day and not necessarily for three months.

Traveling Salesmen - S3-E12

Corrected entry: When Michael is playing with "Harvey the Talking Computer", at one point we briefly see the screen where he is typing in the text for Harvey to say. Near the top of the screen is the line "Pam is the receptionist," which Harvey didn't say.

Moose Premium member

Correction: Michael has been playing with Harvey for a while before Jim walks in, and therefore could have typed many things that we didn't hear Harvey actually say.

Baby Shower - S5-E3

Corrected entry: Meredith claims she is sleeping with the supplier of Hammermill products for the branch to get discounts and has been for six years. But Michael only got his branch to be able to sell their products in episode 3-2 "The Convention", two years earlier, so this is impossible.

Mechanic1c

Correction: She doesn't mention having slept with him specifically for the discounts, she also mentions that she gets Outback Steakhouse gift certificates. The only logical conclusion is that she had been sleeping with the rep primarily for the coupons, and then added on the discounts to the supplies when he just happened to become their supplier.

Knever

Sexual Harassment - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Roy greets Pam's mom, he says "Oh, Marianne." However in many future episodes Pam's mom is always called Helene.

00:18:05

Correction: She says "oh there he is"... Watch it again and listen close.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day - S2-E18

Corrected entry: When we first see what Toby's daughter looks like it's in a photograph on his desk that Michael points out in 1-6 "Hot Girl". The girl in the photo has dark brown/black hair. The next time we see his daughter is in this episode, and she has bright blond hair. A completely different child actor was used.

00:07:35

Correction: The dark haired girl is Stanley's daughter and she goes to the Catholic girls school. If you look at Toby's desk on the wall is the picture of his daughter.

No, there is a picture on Toby's desk / on the wall of his desk, of his daughter in episode 6 season 1, where his daughter appears to have dark brown hair. Then when she comes in the office for "bring your kid to work day" she has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Goodbye, Michael - S7-E21

Corrected entry: When Deangelo Vickers is found by Andy in the break room making a chocolate dessert on the coffee hot plate, Deangelo panics and slides the dessert off into the trash can with his left hand. Then when he exits the room he hits the wall above the door frame with his right hand, leaving chocolate smudges.

Correction: After having just watched this scene, his hands are off camera long enough for him to have brought them together (likely in anxiousness, since he almost reneged on his promise to himself to not eat junk food, and he was having a little trouble getting into the rhythm of the office).

Knever

The Alliance - S1-E4

Corrected entry: After Roy catches Jim and Pam too close for his comfort, Jim reveals the alliance joke. Then we see Dwight with the interview cam, while he has blonde hair. He had his normal hair just after the incident. There would be no reason for him to think that he needs to dye his hair at that point, since he had found out that Jim was messing with him.

Knever

Correction: After Jim explains himself, Dwight still gets his hair dyed, meaning he still believed that Jim was genuine with him.

The Dundies - S2-E1

Corrected entry: At the awards ceremony, Jim is shown sitting at a table with Ryan, Kelly, and Toby. Seconds later they are shown again with Jim at a different table, and Toby and Kelly in different seats.

Correction: Upon closer inspection, you'll notice that Jim is sitting down at a table while Toby, Kelly, and Ryan are standing at the table. Dwight begins his introductions for Michael as the camera pans away to show Dwight, and also pans to Devon. Then we see that Kelly and Toby have sat down at a table near Devon. When you see Ryan next, he's standing/crouching near Jim in order to hold the cue cards for Michael. So it wasn't that Jim switched tables, but instead, he switched during Dwight's intro. Kelly and Toby walked over to their table (with time to do so) and Ryan went over to his spot to hold his cue cards.

Show generally

Corrected entry: Episode 4 Season 1 "The Alliance" As the camera switches back and forth between Jim and Dwight as they discuss their plans to form an alliance, a microphone is seen hanging between the two actors.

Correction: The show is supposed to be a documentary, so any visible filming equipment can be considered proper in-universe.

Knever

Season 5 generally

Corrected entry: In Season 5, Jim is talking to Charles Miner and mentions that he is the number two in the office, and ultimately admits that this is a made up position. However, in Season 3, when Stamford is closing and being absorbed by Scranton, Jan specifically offers him the number two position in Scranton.

Correction: After Josh abandoned the company, Jim was offered this spot during the restructuring, as an incentive to make sure that he stayed at Dunder-Mifflin. Basically, this job was made up for him, as a promise that he would move on to higher positions of responsibility within the company, given time. Charles obviously doesn't like Jim, and doesn't want him to advance within the company, so he belittles Jim's "made up" position as an attempt to show Jim how little he values him.

The mistake is valid and it has nothing to do with Charles belittling Jim's position. Jan did offer the position of number two to Jim. At first he was going to be number two behind Josh, but when Josh left, corporate gave him the same offer, only behind Michael. Jim's position is completely different than the one given to Dwight, in addition, Jim says Michael offered him the number two position, which he didn't.

Bishop73

The Fire - S2-E4

Corrected entry: There is a black microphone visible for a second at the top of the screen when Jim, Oscar, and Pam are walking out of the building.

00:04:00

Mechanic1c

Correction: That is because they are constantly being filmed for a documentary. They do not try to hide the fact that there is a crew just outside the frame.

A Benihana Christmas - S3-E10

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode when Dwight brings in the dead goose, they have a shot of Ryan who has candy in his mouth, but the camera cuts to Dwight, then back to Ryan, and the candy is gone.

Movieman123

Correction: It is possible that Ryan just swallowed the candy in those moments offscreen.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In "Office Olympics", Dwight says the only bathroom on his farm is under the porch. Later, in "Money", Mose is shown using an outhouse.

Correction: That doesn't make sense that he wouldn't consider an outhouse with a toilet, walls and a door a bathroom but he would consider crouching down under his porch to squat over dirt, a bathroom...I think the initial correction is true.

Correction: Dwight might have not considered the outhouse a "real" bathroom because it only has a toilet and no plumbing.

The Injury - S2-E12

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode they show a shot of Angela talking to Kevin by Stanley's desk. But then the scene cuts to Pam answering the phone near Jim, and Angela is suddenly at her desk. There is no way in that amount of time Angela could walk over to her desk.

Movieman123

Correction: Most TV shows don't run in real time, we don't know how much later the phone call takes place, Angela had plenty of time to walk to her desk.

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the first episode, Michael and Dwight are in the conference room about to announce the possible downsizing. When Dwight says "I give you permission," you can see outside the conference room on the back wall near the map, a boom and camera man's shadow.

00:11:10

Correction: You can see the camera crew on purpose. The camera crew there is not a mistake because they are documenting all the people in the office. That's why the characters are having confessions and talking to the camera all the time.

Movieman123

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