The Pilot: Episode 1.01

101-pilot-bigger“The Pilot”
Season 1 Episode 1
Air Date: March 24, 2005
Writer: Greg Daniels
(original UK Office by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant)
Summary: A documentary crew arrives at Dunder-Mifflin Paper Inc in Scranton, Pennsylvania to begin filming the misadventures of Michael Scott. Among Michael’s employ are Dwight the eternally loyal Assistant (to the) Regional Manager, Ryan the bewildered temp, Jim the bored salesman, and Pam the shy receptionist.

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Weightloss

Talk to me, Tivo: For the first time, we see what happens over eight weeks of the summer, as a Dunder Mifflin weight loss initiative causes the branch to diet and become obsessed with their weight. Michael pursues a friendship with his new HR rep, Holly. Jim misses Pam who attends art school in New York.

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Chair Model

Talk to me, Tivo: Michael’s fascination with a woman modeling a chair in an office supply catalog makes him feel things he hasn’t felt in a while. With Michael distracted, Kevin and Andy team up to win back Dunder Mifflin’s stolen parking spaces, forcing them into a showdown with the bosses of the five businesses of the office park.

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Fun Run

Talk to me, Tivo: A freak accident causes Michael to feel the office is cursed. He explores the religious beliefs of his employees before deciding to hold a charity 5K fun run. Meanwhile, further developments in the romances of Pam and Jim , and Dwight and Angela are explored.

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Safety Training

Talk to me, Tivo: Andy returns from anger management classes, planning to make a fresh start with his coworkers; Michael and Dwight try to illustrate the dangers in the workplace.

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