Watch the Original Audition Tapes for “The Office”
The original audition tapes have been released for the characters of Jim, Pam, Dwight, and Michael. Check out who tried out for the roles and how funny these takes are.
"The Office" ran on NBC for nine seasons, ending in 2013.
The series depicted the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of "Dunder Mifflin," a fictional Paper Company. To recreate the look of a real documentary, it was filmed in a single-camera setup, without a studio audience or a laugh track. The show ran on NBC as a mid-season replacement and lasted for 201 episodes. The final Office cast included Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, and James Spader on the main cast.
It's considered one of the funniest sitcoms in TV history, and one of the few shows where the recreation was better than the original (the US version is a reimagining of the original UK version).