Today is the last in the series, February Friday Fun Facts.   

Our topic this week is “The Office”. 

  • John Krasinski and B.J. Novak went to high school together. They went to Newton South High School in Newton, MA and they both graduated in 1997.
  • Four of the main cast members are originally from Massachusetts: Steve Carell (Michael Scott), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard) & Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor). Guest star Nancy Walls (Carol Stills), Steve Carell’s real-life wife, is also from Massachusetts.
  • Four of the regularly appearing secondary characters have the same first name as the actress or actor that plays her or him: Angela (Angela Kinsey), Oscar (Oscar Nuñez (I)), Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) and Creed (Creed Bratton).
  • Dwight has a “Froggy 101” bumper sticker on the filing cabinet next to his desk. Froggy 101 is the #1 rated country-western station in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the setting for the show. This bumper sticker can also be seen in the office of Michael’s boss at his short-lived night job at the telemarketing company.
  • Some of the video used in the opening theme song specifically the exterior shot of the building was taken by John Krasinski and his friends in their Jeep. John had just gotten the part and was coming out for shooting.
  • It is frequently mentioned that the characters Phyllis Lapin Vance and Michael Scott are the same age, having gone to high school together. In real life Phyllis Smith is 11 years older than Steve Carell.

(These facts found online, but not official.  Go here to visit The Office website!!) 

Below is a video of my absolute favorite few minutes of The Office…Jim & Pam’s wedding!!  Enjoy!!



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