Steve Carell almost didn't even get to play Michael Scott.Originally, he was tied to a different NBC show called "Come to Papa," which -- thankfully -- tanked, causing Carell to be released from his contract.
Michael Scott may have bought himself the mug for "World's Best Boss," but after all those awkward-cum-hilarious years he truly earned that title. In honor of John Krasinski's birthday (it's today, Oct. ) read on for five things you didn't know about "The Office." There may be no "bears, beets or 'Battlestar Galactica'" here, but there's definitely trivia.
Technology was another prevalent theme as the office staff struggled with initiatives introduced by Ryan Howard (B. Critical reception to the season continued to be largely positive.
The season was released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment in a four-disc box set in the Region 1 area on September 2, 2008.
Assuming that he didn't follow Michael Scott's ring-buying logic ("Yeah, well, you know what they say -– three years' salary") and instead spent close to the more standard three months' salary, that may mean Pam's ring cost ,500.
(But it's probably just a prop.) According to Dunderpedia, a fansite for "The Office," the computers on set were actually connected to the Internet.