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The Office: Season 3 [2006]

Composer:Jay Ferguson
Length:574 minutes
(9 hours 34 minutes)
Sorting Category:TV Show
IMDB Rating:8.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Jim has been transferred to Stamford. Pam has called off her wedding. Dwight has got to loosen up a bit.

Reaction: The show continues to crank out great fun and funny greatness.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Guest Cast
Andrew Daly => Ben Franklin / Gordon (Ben Franklin)
Jackie Debatin => Elizabeth the Stripper (Ben Franklin)
Avu Chokalingam => Kelly's Dad (Diwali)
Nancy Carell => Carol Stills (as Nancy Walls) (Diwali)
Swati Chokalingam => Kelly's Mom (Diwali)
Brittany Ishibashi => Cindy (A Benihana Christmas)
Kathrien Ahn => Amy (A Benihana Christmas)
Kulap Vilaysack => Nikki (A Benihana Christmas)
Ursula Burton => Hannah Smotridge-Barr (A Benihana Christmas)
Charles Esten => Josh Porter (Branch Closing)
George Ives => Uncle Al (Phyllis' Wedding)
Jake Kalender => Young Michael Scott (Phyllis' Wedding)
Joanne Carlsen => Teri Hudson (Phyllis' Wedding)
Trish Gates => Stacy (Phyllis' Wedding)
Jazz Raycole => Melissa Hudson (Cocktails)
Jean Villepique => Rachel Wallace (Cocktails)
Owen Daniels => Eight-Year-Old Kid (Cocktails)
Jim Jansen => High School Principal (Product Recall)
Lisa Darr => Barbara Allen (Product Recall)
Shira Scott Astrof => Jamie (Product Recall)
Karly Rothenberg => Madge (Safety Training)
Patrice O'Neal => Lonny (Safety Training)
Larry Wilmore => Mr. Brown (Gay Witch Hunt)
Tom Chick => Gil (as Tom W. Chick) (Gay Witch Hunt)
Matt Price => Evan (The Convention)
Robert Bagnell => Alan (The Convention)
Michael Patrick McGill => Kenny Anderson (Business School)
Michael Schur => Mose (Initiation)
Thomas F. Evans => Pretzel Vendor (Initiation)
Mike Bruner => Tony Gardner (The Merger)
Nicholas D'Agosto => Hunter (The Negotiation)
Wayne Wilderson => Martin (The Convict)
Yvette Nicole Brown => Paris (The Return)
Greg Daniels => Director / Writer
Harold Ramis => Director
J.J. Abrams => Director
Jeffrey Blitz => Director
Joss Whedon => Director
Julian Farino => Director
Ken Kwapis => Director
Ken Whittingham => Director
Miguel Arteta => Director
Randall Einhorn => Director
Roger Nygard => Director
Tucker Gates => Director
B.J. Novak => Writer / Ryan Howard
Brent Forrester => Writer
Caroline Williams => Writer
Gene Stupnitsky => Writer
Jennifer Celotta => Writer
Justin Spitzer => Writer
Lee Eisenberg => Writer
Michael Schur => Writer
Mindy Kaling => Writer / Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein => Writer / Toby Flenderson
Ricky Gervais => Writer
Stephen Merchant => Writer
Jay Ferguson => Composer
Andy Buckley => David Wallace
Angela Kinsey => Angela Martin
Brian Baumgartner => Kevin Malone
Craig Robinson => Darryl Philbin
Creed Bratton => Creed Bratton
David Denman => Roy Anderson
David Koechner => Todd Packer
Ed Helms => Andy Bernard
Jenna Fischer => Pam Beesly
John Krasinski => Jim Halpert
Kate Flannery => Meredith Palmer
Leslie David Baker => Stanley Hudson
Melora Hardin => Jan Levinson
Oscar Nuņez => Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith => Phyllis Lapin
Rainn Wilson => Dwight Schrute
Rashida Jones => Karen Filippelli
Robert R. Shafer => Bob Vance
Steve Carell => Michael Scott

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Greg Daniels wanted to get Mackenzie Crook, Martin Freeman, and Lucy Davis from the original British Office series to appear in the episode {The Convention} as their respective characters (Gareth Keenan, Tim Canterbury, and Dawn Tinsley), but was unsuccessful due to scheduling conflicts.
  • In the episode {Diwali}, Michael proposes to Carol to no avail. However Carol is played by Steve Carell's wife, Nancy.
  • On the episode {Diwali}, the roles of Kelly's parents were played by Mindy Kaling's real life parents.
  • In {Gay Witch Hunt}, the kiss between Michael and Oscar in the conference room was not scripted. The scene had been shot a couple of times with Steve Carell not kissing Oscar Nuņez. Then on one take, Oscar saw "[Carell's] lips coming closer and closer". Nunez recalled "I'm like, 'Dear God, he's going to kiss me.' And sure enough, he planted one on my face." The other cast members were laughing during the kiss but because the camera stay focused on Carell and Nunez, the scene was still usable.
  • It is frequently mentioned that the characters Phyllis Lapin Vance and Michael Scott are the same age, having gone to high school together. In real life Phyllis Smith is 11 years older than Steve Carell.
  • In order to get permission to use the song "Your Body is a Wonderland" in {A Benihana Christmas}, [?] John Mayer asked that he be given a Dundie.
  • In {A Benihana Christmas}, Creed is singing "Spinnin N' Reelin", a song that he wrote himself. Creed Bratton is a musician as well as an actor, and has released some albums.
  • John Krasinski was forced to cut his hair for his role in Leatherheads, so he was forced to wear a wig for the latter half of season 3.
  • For the big anger scene in {The Return}, Ed Helms actually bloodied his knuckles while punching the wall, something that took five or six takes.
  • On {Phyllis' Wedding}, [?] Davey Faragher, bassist for Elvis Costello's band, [?] The Imposters, performs the role of bass player in wedding band, Scrantonicity. The band name itself is a play on words of an album by [?] The Police, titled [Synchronicity]. During the reception at Phyllis' Wedding the songs they are shown playing are covers of songs by [?] The Police.
  • The blouse worn by the stripper during the party in {Ben Franklin} is a previous shirt Jenna Fischer wore as Pam last season.
  • {Cocktails} is the only Office episode directed by J.J. Abrams.
  • On {The Job}, when Jim came back from New York and asked Pam out for a dinner, Jenna Fischer didn't know that was happening. The crew wanted to surprise her that her character, Pam, will finally go on a date with JIm.
  • Joss Whedon directed the episode {Business School} with a subplot involving Jim transforming into a vampire. Whedon also created [Buffy the Vampire Slayer]. His vamp mythology is borrowed heavily in this episode. He later went on to direct The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron; [?] John Kransinski was poised to be cast as Captain America before Chris Evans was chosen.
  • Although Pam is skeptical in {Traveling Salesmen} to get coffee with Angela due to their hatred/likeness for one another, in real life Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer are best friends.