Even if the workplace comedy gold has been off the air since 2013, the die-hard fans, I mean, virtually every person on Earth, are still finding some of the most delightful Easter eggs hiding in plain sight.

This post is gonna be a lot like detective work, but in reverse. We're gonna point you to something that was right in front of you, and you're gonna go “aaahhhh!” before rewatching the entire episode again. From David Wallace *also* having a "world's best boss" mug to Creed wearing a heckin' tie, jacket, and sweatpants for one episode with no one noticing, these tiny gems and background jokes are what we live for.

Oh, and die-hard The Office fans, please treat this post as a quick test of whether you still qualify for the expert badge.

#1

Pam Is Using The Teapot Jim Gave Her For The Finer Things Club Two Seasons Later

Pam Is Using The Teapot Jim Gave Her For The Finer Things Club Two Seasons Later

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Because, of course she is.

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Michael Introduces Pam To The Office's Replacement Receptionist, Ronnie, Via Video Chat, Explaining That Ronnie Is Unable To Find "Those Little Colored Paper Clips" He Likes So Much. Jim And Pam's License Plate, Chd-0032, Is The Model Number For Those Clips Michael Likes. (If You Google The Plate Number, They Come Up.)

Michael Introduces Pam To The Office's Replacement Receptionist, Ronnie, Via Video Chat, Explaining That Ronnie Is Unable To Find "Those Little Colored Paper Clips" He Likes So Much. Jim And Pam's License Plate, Chd-0032, Is The Model Number For Those Clips Michael Likes. (If You Google The Plate Number, They Come Up.)

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Saint Thomas
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2 months ago

Now THAT is a fine easter egg, thank you !

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#3

Creed Wears A Tie, Jacket, And Sweatpants In One Episode, And Nobody Seems To Notice

Creed Wears A Tie, Jacket, And Sweatpants In One Episode, And Nobody Seems To Notice

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Creed is the best!

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It’s been seven years since the workplace mockumentary series finale aired on screens. We are 15 years after The Office debuted, but surprisingly or not, it has managed to stay as relevant as ever. In fact, The Wall Street Journal reported that almost 3 percent of total Netflix user minutes last year were spent watching episodes of The Office. Three percent of total minutes spent watching TV on Netflix makes 52 billion minutes.

Somehow, The Office has only grown in popularity since it left the air in 2013, boosted by Netflix. No wonder people on Twitter went into a frenzy when NBC announced it would be pulling The Office from Netflix service in 2021. Once the series leaves Netflix, it will become exclusively available on the NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.

#4

The Dunder Mifflin Employee Newsletter Wasn't *exactly* Real

The Dunder Mifflin Employee Newsletter Wasn't *exactly* Real

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

More fun than Lorem Ipsum, too.

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#5

Stanley's New Year's Resolution Was "To Be A Better Husband And Boyfriend."

Stanley's New Year's Resolution Was "To Be A Better Husband And Boyfriend."

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

Playa Playa...

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#6

In Every Episode With The Michael Scott Paper Company, Michael Has A New Fish In His Bowl — He Probably Wasn't Very Good At Taking Care Of Them

In Every Episode With The Michael Scott Paper Company, Michael Has A New Fish In His Bowl — He Probably Wasn't Very Good At Taking Care Of Them

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SirPatTheCat
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2 months ago

I mean what else would you expect with a 3 gallon fishbowl with 1 plastic plant and no filter

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And while Friends or The Simpsons offer us some form of escapism, a comfortable shelter where we can leave our daily dreads behind, The Office remains as real as the office you just spent your day in. Thus, the phenomenon of its enduring popularity is rather different from its sitcom counterparts.

The film critic Emily VanDerWerff suggests that “the series features a kind of social realism largely missing from more current notions about the importance of 'meaningful' work.” As we are under so much pressure to invest ourselves in meaningful jobs, hobbies, and lifestyles, The Office doesn’t ask any of that.

“The Office is a little gray and drab, a little like being devoured whole by a week of Mondays. It takes place in a world where you wear a tie to work, drive every day to a dull office park, where the closest thing to excitement is playing a prank on a coworker,” explains Emily.

#7

Jim Signs Meredith's Pelvis Cast "John Krasinski"

Jim Signs Meredith's Pelvis Cast "John Krasinski"

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

I should have noticed the K.

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#8

Phyllis And Bob's Wedding Cake Topper Had A Little Refrigerator On It — And They Had A Cake Made To Look Like A Refrigerator, Too!

Phyllis And Bob's Wedding Cake Topper Had A Little Refrigerator On It — And They Had A Cake Made To Look Like A Refrigerator, Too!

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

"Bob Vance, Vance refrigeration"... you have to say it all

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#9

Gabe Is So Tall That He Had To Stitch Two Skeleton Costumes Together For Halloween

Gabe Is So Tall That He Had To Stitch Two Skeleton Costumes Together For Halloween

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Amy Watkins
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2 months ago

Not true. Kelly and Toby also had the same costume with double rib cages. Skeletons-...469a35.jpg Skeletons-5f7373d469a35.jpg

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As a result, “this contrast makes The Office feel like it takes place in a weirdly bygone era, where our lives are not our jobs and our jobs are not our passion.” And this is something most of us have learned to carefully disguise.

Just think about it. What if we love The Office because it soothes our anxieties, not making us feel guilty because we don’t love and don’t care about our jobs and routines as much as we’d like to?

#10

Kevin's Desk Area Had An Important Little Reminder Fixed To The Wall

Kevin's Desk Area Had An Important Little Reminder Fixed To The Wall

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Fool me twice...

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#11

Pam's Insistence That She Doesn't Want To Marry Roy On The Booze Cruise Ends Up Coming Full Circle At Her Wedding To Jim

Pam's Insistence That She Doesn't Want To Marry Roy On The Booze Cruise Ends Up Coming Full Circle At Her Wedding To Jim

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

It was not about where, but about whom

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#12

When Jan Made Michael Sign The Relationship Waiver, He Comments On His Plans To Get It Framed. In Season 4, Episode 12, We See That He Actually Did

When Jan Made Michael Sign The Relationship Waiver, He Comments On His Plans To Get It Framed. In Season 4, Episode 12, We See That He Actually Did

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Q: What would Michael do? A: This.

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#13

It Turns Out There Might Be A Real Reason Pam Doesn't Want The Camera Crew To Call Her "Pammy."

It Turns Out There Might Be A Real Reason Pam Doesn't Want The Camera Crew To Call Her "Pammy."

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Of course.

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#14

Jim's Last Name Was Spelt Wrong At His Own Wedding

Jim's Last Name Was Spelt Wrong At His Own Wedding

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Péter Kaderják
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2 months ago

Pam's too

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#15

John Krasinski Shot The Opening Scranton Footage

John Krasinski Shot The Opening Scranton Footage

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80 Van
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2 months ago

How did a fan find that “hidden detail” while watching the show?

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#16

Oscar Is Drinking From A Prop Wine Bottle

Oscar Is Drinking From A Prop Wine Bottle

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JamezyJamez
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2 months ago

Not nearly as heinous as the Starbucks I'm GOT

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#17

Michael Tried To Sell His Broken TV At The Warehouse Sale

Michael Tried To Sell His Broken TV At The Warehouse Sale

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Saint Thomas
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2 months ago

PLASMA tv. Please show some respect :-)

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#18

Under Dwight's Management Hierarchy, Creed's Name Is In Quotation Marks, Hinting That Creed Might Be Using A Fake Name

Under Dwight's Management Hierarchy, Creed's Name Is In Quotation Marks, Hinting That Creed Might Be Using A Fake Name

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

And his actual name in real-life.

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#19

Andy's Call Of Duty Username Is "Here Comes Treble."

Andy's Call Of Duty Username Is "Here Comes Treble."

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Musical bullets.

#20

During The Famous "Dinner Party" Episode, Angela Is Seen Covering Her Meat Using A Napkin

During The Famous "Dinner Party" Episode, Angela Is Seen Covering Her Meat Using A Napkin

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

She's also covering her pregnant belly the whole episode.

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#21

During The Second Season's 12th Episode, Michael Scott Ends Up Injuring His Foot After Stepping On His George Foreman Grill, Which He Leaves Next To His Bed. Two Seasons Later, When Michael And Jan Invite Everyone Over For A Dinner Party, Michael Takes Jim And Pam Upstairs To Show Them The Rest Of The House. In His Bedroom, If You Look Closely, The George Foreman Grill Is Sitting Nicely On A Tiny Table Next To His Tiny Bed

During The Second Season's 12th Episode, Michael Scott Ends Up Injuring His Foot After Stepping On His George Foreman Grill, Which He Leaves Next To His Bed. Two Seasons Later, When Michael And Jan Invite Everyone Over For A Dinner Party, Michael Takes Jim And Pam Upstairs To Show Them The Rest Of The House. In His Bedroom, If You Look Closely, The George Foreman Grill Is Sitting Nicely On A Tiny Table Next To His Tiny Bed

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

He likes his breakfast in bed

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#22

Creed Has A Copy Of His Mugshot Hanging On His Desk Wall

Creed Has A Copy Of His Mugshot Hanging On His Desk Wall

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Mme de Poppadom
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2 months ago

Shame it's not the Polaroid from the Chinese restaurant with the word "THIEF!" under it :-(

#23

The Michael Scott Paper Company Had Clocks For Time Zones All Around The World, And Apparently Michael Thinks "USA" Is A Singular Time Zone

The Michael Scott Paper Company Had Clocks For Time Zones All Around The World, And Apparently Michael Thinks "USA" Is A Singular Time Zone

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K.Kobayashi
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2 months ago (edited)

I also just noticed, the time zone differences are only correct if "USA" is Pacific daylight time. I guess it's an easter egg saying it's actually being filmed in California.

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#24

Jim And Pam Must've *finally* Gotten That Clown Off The Wall

Jim And Pam Must've *finally* Gotten That Clown Off The Wall

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Apparently, all things lead to the warehouse.

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#25

While Playing Connect 4, Toby Is Setting Michael Up To Win The Game And Get Him Feeling Good About Himself

While Playing Connect 4, Toby Is Setting Michael Up To Win The Game And Get Him Feeling Good About Himself

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Alex T
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2 months ago

aww toby is such a nice guy, idk why Michael hates him so much

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#26

In The Dundies Episode From The Second Season, Michael Mentions That He Ran Out Of Businessman Trophies. We Later See That Kevin's "Don't Go In There After Me" Award Is A Squatting Man

In The Dundies Episode From The Second Season, Michael Mentions That He Ran Out Of Businessman Trophies. We Later See That Kevin's "Don't Go In There After Me" Award Is A Squatting Man

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

You might be able to hold a roll of toilet paper on it, too.

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#27

Michael Uses His Own Brand Of Salad Dressing

Michael Uses His Own Brand Of Salad Dressing

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

Looks like mostly mayonnaise.

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#28

Jim's Title In Stamford Was "Assistant Regional Manager"

Jim's Title In Stamford Was "Assistant Regional Manager"

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

He avoided the "to the."

#29

After Having His Corporate Credit Card Taken Away From Him For Spending $80 At A Magic Shop, Which He Argues Was Used To Entertain Potential Clients, He Talks To The Camera Crew About It And Is Actually Wearing A Fake Thumb Used By Magicians The Entire Interview

After Having His Corporate Credit Card Taken Away From Him For Spending $80 At A Magic Shop, Which He Argues Was Used To Entertain Potential Clients, He Talks To The Camera Crew About It And Is Actually Wearing A Fake Thumb Used By Magicians The Entire Interview

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

What's in it?

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#30

David Wallace *also* Has A World's Best Boss Mug

David Wallace *also* Has A World's Best Boss Mug

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Misterscooter
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2 months ago

It is the negative version of Michael's.

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