The Office: 17 Recurring Details You May Have Missed

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The employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are responsible for boosting our serotonin levels for almost eight years! The Office, with it’s impeccable cast, including John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, is one of the best sitcoms ever made. 

If you are a true fan of The Office and have an eye for detail, you might have spotted some of the details that were present in the scene multiple times throughout the show.

Here, we have a list of 17 recurring details in the show, that you may or may not have missed. 

1.The George Foreman grill.

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Remember that grill, on which Michael burned his foot, because apparently, he liked waking up to the smell of bacon? It reappears in the episode named, “Dinner Party”.

2. The cute little teapot.

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Yup, you guessed it right, we are talking about the teapot that Jim gifted to Pam on Christmas. She uses it again in the Finer Things Club. 

3. James P. Albini.

Michael says, "This is my lawyer, James P Albini," then in Season 3 he says, "Find out whose car that is, if it's Stanley's, call the offices of James P Albini, see if he handles hate crimes"

Who James is, you ask? Well, he’s the lawyer which Michael hires in Season 2. He’s mentioned again in Season 3 when Dwight and Michael throw a watermelon off the roof, and it hits the car.

4. Carol

At the bottom of a picture of a large house in "Threat Level Midnight", it says "Carol Stills - Realtor" with a picture of Carol's face

This one’s pretty obvious. Carol was Michael’s girlfriend who broke up with him because he photographed himself in her family-photos! In Threat Level Midnight, Carol plays a cameo when she reappears as the realtor of the house Michael Scarn lives in.


In The Office S2E7 “The Client”, Dwight asks if anyone wants to set off firecrackers with him and Kevin is the only one who says yes. In S6E4 “Niagra”, Jim and Pam

Dwight and Kevin are ardent lovers of Fireworks, as seen in season 2. And they are absolutely outraged when they find out that the wedding will be firecracker-free.

6. The office IT guy.

In Season 4, Nelson Franklin plays a character who says, "Are you interested in graphic design," and in Season 6 he play a character about whom Gabe says, "Actually, that's Nick, he's your new IT guy"

In season 4, during the Job fair, Pan talks to a graphic designer; he appears again in season 6, as the office IT guy.

7. Broken TV screen.

The broken plasma TV in "Dinner Party", and in "Dream Team"

The plasma screen TV Jan throws a Dundie at, mysteriously reappears on Michael’s wall a season later.

8. On Sale!

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The infamous Plasma screen TV, appears again in Season 7, when it’s put up for sale in the episode named “Garage Sale”.

9. Stuck-to-the-wall painting 

The painting on the wall is in the garage sale later

Another object that makes a special reappearance in the Garage Sale is the Stuck-to-the-wall painting. It’s first seen in Jim and Pam’s house. 

10. “Ketchup Fights”

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In season 3, Michael tells Jan that he wants a love that includes ketchup fights, and in Threat Level Midnight he inserts a “ketchup fight” in his movie. (Cute, right?)

11. Elizabeth

Elizabeth in Season 3, Season 4, and Season 9

If you didn’t already know this, you are not a true fan, sorry. 

Elizabeth, the dancer at Bob Vance’s bachelor party, is also the recipient of the cheque made out to “Science”. She also shows up at Dwight’s bachelor’s party, later in the show.

12. Angela’s babies-as-adults poster

Kelly holds the poster and Toby says "Well, it's for Angela," Angela says "I'll take the poster," then in a later episode Toby says, "There's just a little dispute over a poster in their workspace"

This poster, that Oscar hates and complains about it to Toby, was in fact, a Christmas gift from Toby himself. 

13. The Relationship- disclosing agreement. 

Jan says, "You get a copy, I get a copy, and a third copy goes to HR," Michael says, "Awesome, I'm gonna frame mine, I could frame yours, too" and later we see Michael's framed contract

Jan gives Michael their relationship- disclosing agreement for the company, his enthusiastic self promises to get it framed, and so he does!

14. Padlocked Copier?

The copier is padlocked

When Michael, Dwight, and Jim drove to the Utica branch, Michael and Dwight tried to steal the copier! Well, when we see the copier next, in Season 5, it’s padlocked. Guess the Utica branch is not taking any chances, huh?

15. Schrute wedding tradition

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In the beginning, Dwight tells the viewers a rather weird “Schrute wedding tradition” of getting married while standing in the grave! When, seasons later, Dwight and Angela get married, they actually do it.

16. Same seminar, Same Facilitator. 

The same person is in Season 1 and Season 3

The guy who delivers the diversity seminar, at Scranton, also delivers the SAME seminar at Stamford as well.

17. Absolutely, I do - Tumbex

Word of wisdom:- whenever Dwight asks you to do something in secret, always say “Absolutely I do”. All the other characters followed this pattern, throughout the show. 

Did you also notice these reappearances? If we missed out your favorite ones, let us know in the comments section. 


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