The Office (USA)/Pilot

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Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate March 24, 2005
Teleplay by Ricky Gervais &
Stephen Merchant and
Greg Daniels
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Produced by Kent Zbornak

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Diversity Day
The OfficeSeason One

Pilot is the first episode of the first season of The Office.

Starring: Steve Carell (Michael Scott), Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly), B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard)

Guest Starring: Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson-Gould), David Denman (Roy Anderson)

Co-Starring: Leslie David Baker (Stanley Hudson), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin Malone), Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin)

Co-Starring: Henriette Mantel (Office Worker), Mike McCaul (Office Worker), Oscar Nuñez (Oscar Martinez), Phyllis Smith (Phyllis Lapin)

Uncredited: Randall Barnwell (Madsen), Creed Bratton (Creed Bratton)


Plot Overview

As the unmentioned documentary begins, all of the primary characters discuss themselves and their jobs. Jan Levinson-Gould lets Michael know that corporate is considering downsizing one of two departments. Ryan Howard is hired on as a temp and Michael attempts to give him a feel for the workplace environment.


Arc Advancement


  • Establishes the slightly more than friends relationship between Jim and Pam while also introducing Pam's fiancé of three years, Roy.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Michael: Ah, this is our receptionist Pam. Pam! Pam! Pam! Pam Beesley. Pam has been with us, uh, for... forever. Right, Pam?
Pam: Well, I don't know.
Michael: If you think she's cute now, you should have seen her a couple of years ago. Rowr.
Pam: What?
  • Dwight: Assistant Regional Manager.
Michael: Assistant to the Regional Manager.