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  • A documentary crew arrives at the offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management. Manager Michael Scott tries to paint a happy picture, while sales rep Jim fights with his nemesis Dwight and flirts with receptionist Pam.
  • "Pilot" is the first episode of the first season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's first episode overall. The episode premiered in the United States on NBC on March 24, 2005. The episode's teleplay was adapted by Greg Daniels from the original script of the first episode of the British version written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The episode was directed by Ken Kwapis. In this episode, a documentary crew arrives at the Scranton, Pennsylvania offices of Dunder Mifflin to observe the employees and learn about modern management. Manager Michael Scott tries to paint a happy picture in the face of potential downsizing from corporate. The office also gets new employee Ryan Howard as a temporary worker, while Jim Halpert's pranks antagonize Dwight Schrute. "Pilot" debuted The Office as a midseason replacement for the 2004–05 season. The episode was primarily adapted from the first episode of the British series, although it was partially re-scripted in an attempt to "Americanize" the new show.

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