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*'''Ryan is bought Indian Clothes''' causing Michael to make fun of him. However, when Pam points out that it's nice, Michael asks Kelly why she didn't get more for him. {{3x06}}
 
*'''Ryan is bought Indian Clothes''' causing Michael to make fun of him. However, when Pam points out that it's nice, Michael asks Kelly why she didn't get more for him. {{3x06}}
 
*'''Dwight gets letters from Future Dwight''' as a prank from Jim in Stamford and rushes to save Stanley from being poisoned by his coffee. {{3x07}}
 
*'''Dwight gets letters from Future Dwight''' as a prank from Jim in Stamford and rushes to save Stanley from being poisoned by his coffee. {{3x07}}
*'''Pam "times" how fast Dwight can run''' with a thermometer when Toby tells Pam that he finished a marathon, and Dwight says he could run faster than Toby. {{3x08}}
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*'''The Stamford branch packs up their belongings''', with Andy pressing Jim for the goods on Michael. Pam "times" how fast Dwight can run with a thermometer when Toby tells Pam that he finished a marathon, and Dwight says he could run faster than Toby. {{3x08}}
 
*'''Michael imitates the baby from ''Look Who's Talking''''' when [[Hannah Smoterich-Barr]] brings in her baby boy, who like to wear pink. {{3x09}}
 
*'''Michael imitates the baby from ''Look Who's Talking''''' when [[Hannah Smoterich-Barr]] brings in her baby boy, who like to wear pink. {{3x09}}
 
*'''Dwight brings in a dead goose''' in the office an convinces Toby that they can eat it. Creed says it's crazy, but [[Phyllis]] wants to eat it. {{3x10}}
 
*'''Dwight brings in a dead goose''' in the office an convinces Toby that they can eat it. Creed says it's crazy, but [[Phyllis]] wants to eat it. {{3x10}}
 
*'''The salespeople make fun of Dwight''' when they are forced to record their meeting for Michael, who is on vacation. It ends up with Andy making a stupid remark of Dwight cutting Phyllis' head off. {{3x11}}
 
*'''The salespeople make fun of Dwight''' when they are forced to record their meeting for Michael, who is on vacation. It ends up with Andy making a stupid remark of Dwight cutting Phyllis' head off. {{3x11}}
 
*'''Michael forces Jim and Pam to meet Harvey''', his computer, and keeps making mistakes when typing what Harvey says. Pam and Jim anger Michael when they pretend not to know what Harvey means. {{3x12}}
 
*'''Michael forces Jim and Pam to meet Harvey''', his computer, and keeps making mistakes when typing what Harvey says. Pam and Jim anger Michael when they pretend not to know what Harvey means. {{3x12}}
*'''Dwight tries to get a job''' and meets two people, describing himself as merciless, but fails and decides to work at [[Staples]] for the time being. {{3x13}}
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*'''Dwight tries to get a job''' and meets two people, describing himself as merciless, but fails and decides to work at [[Staples]] for the time being. Meanwhile, back at the office, Andy is grating on everyone, and Jim in particular, to the point that he admits to missing Dwight. {{3x13}}
 
*'''Michael makes a tape for his future son''' which [[Dwight]] tapes. When Michael needs to take off a bra, he asks [[Pam]] if she wants to, but does it to Dwight. Dwight suggests that Michael dies because his future son kills him. {{3x14}}
 
*'''Michael makes a tape for his future son''' which [[Dwight]] tapes. When Michael needs to take off a bra, he asks [[Pam]] if she wants to, but does it to Dwight. Dwight suggests that Michael dies because his future son kills him. {{3x14}}
 
*'''Jim makes a Pavlov Experiment''' for Dwight, giving him altoids when he reboots his computer, until he expects to get one. Dwight is finally tricked. {{3x15}}
 
*'''Jim makes a Pavlov Experiment''' for Dwight, giving him altoids when he reboots his computer, until he expects to get one. Dwight is finally tricked. {{3x15}}
*'''Michael reminisces about the 8th grade '''because he is going to be the guest speaker at Ryan's business school. {{3x16}}
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*'''Michael reminisces about the 8th grade '''because he is going to be the guest speaker at Ryan's business school - even though it will bump him up a full letter grade, Ryan is uneasy about bring Michael to school. {{3x16}}
 
*'''Michael traps himself in chains''' and drops the key, but before he asked no one to help him. He can't get out. {{3x17}}
 
*'''Michael traps himself in chains''' and drops the key, but before he asked no one to help him. He can't get out. {{3x17}}
 
*'''Roy attacks Jim''' and Dwight sprays Jim with pepper spray. Dwight explains that he always brings paper spray. Everyone, including [[Pam]] and [[Karen]] are shocked. {{3x18}}
 
*'''Roy attacks Jim''' and Dwight sprays Jim with pepper spray. Dwight explains that he always brings paper spray. Everyone, including [[Pam]] and [[Karen]] are shocked. {{3x18}}
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*'''Michael gets a call from David Wallace''' telling him that he is up for a job at corporate. Michael tells him god will be with him. {{3x20}}
 
*'''Michael gets a call from David Wallace''' telling him that he is up for a job at corporate. Michael tells him god will be with him. {{3x20}}
 
*'''Michael goes to New York''' only to realize his interview is tomorrow. Michael calls Pam telling her, that he'll be three hours late. {{3x23}}
 
*'''Michael goes to New York''' only to realize his interview is tomorrow. Michael calls Pam telling her, that he'll be three hours late. {{3x23}}
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:''According to the DVD commentary track, the flashback of Pam and Jim was intended as the open, but was moved to near the end because, with the pre-interview New York scenes showing a very happy, loving Jim and Karen, it was important to show just how in love with Pam he truly was.''
   
 
==Season 4==
 
==Season 4==
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*'''Michael treats Pam like Meryl Streep's character in ''Devil Wears Prada''''' and apologizes when he finishes the movie. However, when he uses a term from ''Million Dollar Baby,'' Pam thinks Michael is going to try to kill him. {{4x04}}
 
*'''Michael treats Pam like Meryl Streep's character in ''Devil Wears Prada''''' and apologizes when he finishes the movie. However, when he uses a term from ''Million Dollar Baby,'' Pam thinks Michael is going to try to kill him. {{4x04}}
 
*'''Michael tries to get ideas from a local ad''' and Andy is angry when he can't remember a rhyme from a commercial. However, Jim tells everyone not to tell him. Jim explains that a local ad is great because no one knows what Dunder Mifflin is. {{4x05}}
 
*'''Michael tries to get ideas from a local ad''' and Andy is angry when he can't remember a rhyme from a commercial. However, Jim tells everyone not to tell him. Jim explains that a local ad is great because no one knows what Dunder Mifflin is. {{4x05}}
*'''Stanley tells Michael he is going to Utica''' to work with [[Karen]], after Michael asks him how good his prank is. Michael is shocked. {{4x06}}
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*'''Stanley tells Michael he is going to Utica''' to work with [[Karen]] (who claimed in a talking head that, without an incompetent boss and a boyfriend in love with another woman, Regional Manager was a "pretty easy job"), after Michael asks him how good his prank is. Michael is shocked. {{4x06}}
 
*'''Michael wasn't invited to a corporate retreat''' when [[Ryan]] lets everyone else go, and replaces Michael with Toby. Everyone comments that Michael wasn't invited and Pam is interested in what happened. {{4x07}}
 
*'''Michael wasn't invited to a corporate retreat''' when [[Ryan]] lets everyone else go, and replaces Michael with Toby. Everyone comments that Michael wasn't invited and Pam is interested in what happened. {{4x07}}
 
*'''Michael has Pam write notes to him''' during meetings so that he can feel important. However, it gets him in trouble when Ryan thinks he has a client, but doesn't and has to take it. {{4x08}}
 
*'''Michael has Pam write notes to him''' during meetings so that he can feel important. However, it gets him in trouble when Ryan thinks he has a client, but doesn't and has to take it. {{4x08}}
*'''Michael pretends to call corporate''' and says that everyone can go home instead of working late. He, however, has a plan and gets Jim, Pam, Angela and Andy to come because they rescheduled all of their plans. Dwight is angry. {{4x09}}
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*'''Michael pretends to call corporate''' and says that everyone can go home instead of working late. He, however, has a plan and gets Jim, Pam, Angela and Andy to come because they rescheduled all of their plans (at which point Jim realizes that the project that would require them to work late never existed). Dwight is distraught at not being invited. {{4x09}}
 
*'''There's parking problems''' and Pam and Jim explain they saw "nature." [[Kevin]] is most angry and has to stop walking throughout. {{4x10}}
 
*'''There's parking problems''' and Pam and Jim explain they saw "nature." [[Kevin]] is most angry and has to stop walking throughout. {{4x10}}
 
*'''Michael has gum in his hair''' because he saw a shiny thing under a car. Dwight puts peanut butter in his hair, and Dwight eats it. {{4x11}}
 
*'''Michael has gum in his hair''' because he saw a shiny thing under a car. Dwight puts peanut butter in his hair, and Dwight eats it. {{4x11}}
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:''According to a script for "Dinner Party", included with the [[Season 4 DVD]], this was originally the cold open for that episode, with the "fake Corporate assignment" scene taking place after the opening credits.''
 
*'''Michael puts his face in concrete''' because he wants his kids to remember him. {{4x12}}
 
*'''Michael puts his face in concrete''' because he wants his kids to remember him. {{4x12}}
 
*'''Michael plans to "youthanize" Dunder Mifflin''' with a job fair for interns. [[Kelly]] says Darryl looks like Barack Obama and Michael offends Pam with saying that she'll be eye candy. {{4x13}}.
 
*'''Michael plans to "youthanize" Dunder Mifflin''' with a job fair for interns. [[Kelly]] says Darryl looks like Barack Obama and Michael offends Pam with saying that she'll be eye candy. {{4x13}}.

Revision as of 04:53, April 8, 2010

On most episodes of The Office, there is a cold-open, usually that doesn't have to do with the episode.

Season 1

Season 2

  • None ("The Dundies")
  • None ("Sexual Harassment")
  • Michael has Ryan get him a breakfast sandwich from Mc Donald's, telling him he wants to tell him something, but lies. ("Office Olympics")
  • Pam gets a call from Katy asking for Jim. Jealous, she tells him to give her the extension next time. ("The Fire")
  • Michael has to provide Jan with the name of the employee he's firing. He tells her assistant that he'll get back to Jan with a name. Thinking he'd disconnected the line, he says he wishes he could fire the assistant, only to learn he hadn't disconnected the line and she heard him. ("Halloween")
  • Dwight's desk is missing because Jim hid it in the bathroom. Dwight goes into the bathroom, telling Kevin to wash his hands. ("The Fight")
  • Michael wears his casual jeans across the office and Ryan is forced to dry clean them. ("The Client")
  • Dwight tells Jim about his yoga ball and Jim then pops it with scissors. ("Performance Review")
  • Michael freaks when he sees a man with a turban approach his office. He makes everyone cut off the lights and go silent. He later says, "The IT tech guy and me did not get off to a great start."("Email Surveillance")
  • Michael gets a Christmas Tree for the office, but it is too big, leading to it breaking into the ceiling. ("Christmas Party")
  • Dwight's things are in the vending machine because Jim hides it and makes him pay for it with nickels. ("Booze Cruise")
  • Dwight crashes into a pole and throws up while rushing to get Michael after he calls for help because he burned his foot on a George Foreman Grill. ("The Injury")
  • Jim says, "Up dog" leading to everyone getting tricked into saying "What's Up Dog." Michael tries to use it unsuccessfully. ("The Secret")
  • Jim keeps looking up to reception where Pam is missing and Ryan is. Ryan finds it odd that Jim keeps looking at him, but it's nothing like Michael looking at him. ("The Carpet")
  • It's Women in the Workplace Day at Dunder Mifflin, and Pam expresses her thoughts. ("Boys and Girls")
  • It's Valentine's Day at Dunder-Mifflin and Pam says it's like grade school. ("Valentine's Day")
  • Michael and Dwight throw a football around the office, and Dwight tackles Ryan down. Michael then throws it to Pam. ("Dwight's Speech")
  • Michael says he works with a bunch of nerds when Jim points out that Aqua Man lives in the water. ("Take Your Daughter to Work Day")
  • Michael tries to interest the guys in purchasing calling cards. Jim asks Michael how is it not a pyramid scheme . ("Michael's Birthday")
  • Dwight finds drugs in the parking lot and starts a huge investigation. Jim explains that it is worse than doing drugs. ("Drug Testing")
  • Pam is still making wedding preparations and Phyllis tells her she has received her 'save the date.' Angela says she doesn't have hers yet. ("Conflict Resolution")
  • Jim convinces Dwight that he can read minds and Dwight begins to believe it when he moves a coat rack. Pam helped him. ("Casino Night")

Season 3

  • Ryan explains that he was promoted and footage of Pam kissing Jim comes up. Dwight then pretends to cry because Jim is gone, but says he doesn't miss him. ("Gay Witch Hunt")
  • Michael wants to adopt a child because of watching Oprah. He asks Pam to look it up, but she doesn't, and Michael asks if in 30 years she will want to have a kid with him. Pam agrees. ("The Convention")
  • Pam makes popcorn because it is Movie Monday but no one wants it. ("The Coup")
  • Michael asks Ryan if he wants a pencil from the warehouse then walks to the 'warehouse' behind a stack of boxes. ("Grief Counseling")
  • Dwight keeps asking how excited Ryan is about going on a cold call. Ryan gets bothered by it, however. ("Initiation")
  • Ryan is bought Indian Clothes causing Michael to make fun of him. However, when Pam points out that it's nice, Michael asks Kelly why she didn't get more for him. ("Diwali")
  • Dwight gets letters from Future Dwight as a prank from Jim in Stamford and rushes to save Stanley from being poisoned by his coffee. ("Branch Closing")
  • The Stamford branch packs up their belongings, with Andy pressing Jim for the goods on Michael. Pam "times" how fast Dwight can run with a thermometer when Toby tells Pam that he finished a marathon, and Dwight says he could run faster than Toby. ("The Merger")
  • Michael imitates the baby from Look Who's Talking when Hannah Smoterich-Barr brings in her baby boy, who like to wear pink. ("The Convict")
  • Dwight brings in a dead goose in the office an convinces Toby that they can eat it. Creed says it's crazy, but Phyllis wants to eat it. ("A Benihana Christmas")
  • The salespeople make fun of Dwight when they are forced to record their meeting for Michael, who is on vacation. It ends up with Andy making a stupid remark of Dwight cutting Phyllis' head off. ("Back From Vacation")
  • Michael forces Jim and Pam to meet Harvey, his computer, and keeps making mistakes when typing what Harvey says. Pam and Jim anger Michael when they pretend not to know what Harvey means. ("Traveling Salesmen")
  • Dwight tries to get a job and meets two people, describing himself as merciless, but fails and decides to work at Staples for the time being. Meanwhile, back at the office, Andy is grating on everyone, and Jim in particular, to the point that he admits to missing Dwight. ("The Return")
  • Michael makes a tape for his future son which Dwight tapes. When Michael needs to take off a bra, he asks Pam if she wants to, but does it to Dwight. Dwight suggests that Michael dies because his future son kills him. ("Ben Franklin")
  • Jim makes a Pavlov Experiment for Dwight, giving him altoids when he reboots his computer, until he expects to get one. Dwight is finally tricked. ("Phyllis' Wedding")
  • Michael reminisces about the 8th grade because he is going to be the guest speaker at Ryan's business school - even though it will bump him up a full letter grade, Ryan is uneasy about bring Michael to school. ("Business School")
  • Michael traps himself in chains and drops the key, but before he asked no one to help him. He can't get out. ("Cocktails")
  • Roy attacks Jim and Dwight sprays Jim with pepper spray. Dwight explains that he always brings paper spray. Everyone, including Pam and Karen are shocked. ("The Negotiation")
  • Andy comes back from anger management and requests to be called "Drew." Dwight and Jim refuse, and Dwight explains that he is going to shun him for the next three years, like he was in his childhood for not saving tuna fish juice. ("Safety Training")
  • Jim pretends to be Dwight and brings in everything that Dwight would. Dwight goes into Michael's office after Jim imitates him going into Michael's office. ("Product Recall")
  • Dwight gives Jim a demerit and explains what happens after that. Jim tells him that he is going to give him a full "deflagulation." ("Women's Appreciation")
  • Michael gets a call from David Wallace telling him that he is up for a job at corporate. Michael tells him god will be with him. ("Product Recall")
  • Michael goes to New York only to realize his interview is tomorrow. Michael calls Pam telling her, that he'll be three hours late. ("The Job")
According to the DVD commentary track, the flashback of Pam and Jim was intended as the open, but was moved to near the end because, with the pre-interview New York scenes showing a very happy, loving Jim and Karen, it was important to show just how in love with Pam he truly was.

Season 4

  • Michael hits Meredith with his car when he is distracted while talking to the documentary crew about living at home with Jan, and how Jim is back and Ryan is boss. He is shocked, while Meredith is injured. ("Fun Run")
  • Everyone realizes Pam and Jim are in a relationship when Toby sends a notice regarding relationships in the office, after he sees Pam and Jim kiss in the office. Michael says that it will a day remembered in infamy. ("Dunder Mifflin Infinity")
  • Everyone waits for a square to go into the corner of the TV because it never happens. Michael is holding a meeting, meanwhile, and everyone cheers when the square goes into the screen, while Michael thinks he is on fire. ("Launch Party")
  • Michael treats Pam like Meryl Streep's character in Devil Wears Prada and apologizes when he finishes the movie. However, when he uses a term from Million Dollar Baby, Pam thinks Michael is going to try to kill him. ("Money")
  • Michael tries to get ideas from a local ad and Andy is angry when he can't remember a rhyme from a commercial. However, Jim tells everyone not to tell him. Jim explains that a local ad is great because no one knows what Dunder Mifflin is. ("Local Ad")
  • Stanley tells Michael he is going to Utica to work with Karen (who claimed in a talking head that, without an incompetent boss and a boyfriend in love with another woman, Regional Manager was a "pretty easy job"), after Michael asks him how good his prank is. Michael is shocked. ("Branch Wars")
  • Michael wasn't invited to a corporate retreat when Ryan lets everyone else go, and replaces Michael with Toby. Everyone comments that Michael wasn't invited and Pam is interested in what happened. ("Survivor Man")
  • Michael has Pam write notes to him during meetings so that he can feel important. However, it gets him in trouble when Ryan thinks he has a client, but doesn't and has to take it. ("The Deposition")
  • Michael pretends to call corporate and says that everyone can go home instead of working late. He, however, has a plan and gets Jim, Pam, Angela and Andy to come because they rescheduled all of their plans (at which point Jim realizes that the project that would require them to work late never existed). Dwight is distraught at not being invited. ("Dinner Party")
  • There's parking problems and Pam and Jim explain they saw "nature." Kevin is most angry and has to stop walking throughout. ("Chair Model")
  • Michael has gum in his hair because he saw a shiny thing under a car. Dwight puts peanut butter in his hair, and Dwight eats it. ("Night Out")
According to a script for "Dinner Party", included with the Season 4 DVD, this was originally the cold open for that episode, with the "fake Corporate assignment" scene taking place after the opening credits.
  • Michael puts his face in concrete because he wants his kids to remember him. ("Did I Stutter?")
  • Michael plans to "youthanize" Dunder Mifflin with a job fair for interns. Kelly says Darryl looks like Barack Obama and Michael offends Pam with saying that she'll be eye candy. ("Job Fair").
  • Jim connects his headpiece to Dwight's phone, making Dwight extremely angry. Pam helps by calling Jim, but pretends to think she is confuses whether she is talking to Dwight or Jim. ("Goodbye, Toby")

Season 5

  • None ("Weight Loss")
  • Jim tells everyone that he is engaged to Pam and no one seems to care, until Michael comes to the office and takes Michael down. ("Business Ethics")
  • Dwight and Michael prepare for Jan's baby by using a watermelon. Jim says that Michael and Jan's baby are connected through delusion. ("Baby Shower")
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