Office & Parks and Recreation: Season One 2-Pack

The Office & Parks and Recreation: Season One 2-Pack

Director: Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rashida Jones

Cast: Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rashida Jones

     
 
The American TV version of the award-winning British sitcom The Office opens by establishing its faux documentary format, as Michael Scott (Steve Carell), regional manager of a branch office of Dunder-Mifflin Paper, jumps through hoops to convince the filmmakers that he presides over a happy, well-running ship. This is but one of Michael's many pathetic

Overview

The American TV version of the award-winning British sitcom The Office opens by establishing its faux documentary format, as Michael Scott (Steve Carell), regional manager of a branch office of Dunder-Mifflin Paper, jumps through hoops to convince the filmmakers that he presides over a happy, well-running ship. This is but one of Michael's many pathetic self-delusions: he also thinks he's the epitome of "cool," he's convinced that everything he says is a laugh riot, and even worse, he actually labors under the misapprehension that he is qualified for his job. Meanwhile, Dunder Mifflin's employees inadvertently but efficiently put the lie to Michael's self-serving prevarications: sales rep Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) continually cooks up methods to undermine his hated cube-mate, the obnoxious know-it-all Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson); receptionist Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) continually deals with Michael's insensitivities and flubs; and office temp Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) acts mostly as an observer of the insanity around him. Some of the episodes in The Office's six-episode trial run carried over general plot ideas from the earlier British series, particularly the threat of wholesale downsizing that weaves through the various plots and subplots; however, only the pilot was a direct adaptation of one of the U.K. version's episodes.Mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) takes on what should be a fairly simple project: turn an abandoned construction site into a community park, but navigating the local government of Pawnee, Ind., proves to be quite the challenge. ~ Karen AndzejewiczLeslie embarks on a door-to-door campaign, hoping to build support for the park project, while Tom resorts to more questionable tactics. ~ Karen AndzejewiczLeslie invites a reporter to cover her park project, but the resulting article isn't what she had in mind. Meanwhile, Tom sucks up to Ron. ~ Karen AndzejewiczLeslie faces an ethical dilemma when she tries to "break into the "old boys' club" of politics. Elsewhere, Andy (Chris Pratt) plans a surprise for Ann. ~ Karen AndzejewiczA banquet honoring Leslie's mother is held, and Leslie makes a memorable impression -- but not a very good one. Meanwhile, Mark and Tom try to pick up some ladies. ~ Karen AndzejewiczLeslie tries to impress a Pawnee bigwig, while the rest of the gang attends Andy's first gig since he broke his legs in the pit. ~ Karen AndzejewiczIn the series pilot, Michael is told a downsizing plan is to be confidential; thus, it spreads like wildfire. ~ TV GuideDespite creating the need for a diversity seminar, Michael feels he's the best candidate to run one, which he does after the facilitator leaves. ~ TV GuideMichael promises a surprise to distract the troops from Dwight's dictatorial choosing of a cut-rate health-care plan. ~ TV GuideDwight proposes an alliance with Jim to combat downsizing; Michael forces Pam to create a birthday party to improve morale. ~ TV GuideMichael captains his handpicked basketball squad against a team from the warehouse, where Pam's boyfriend Roy works. ~ TV GuideThe competition for attention is stiff after Michael lets a comely handbag vendor set up shop in a conference room. ~ TV Guide

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
UPC:
0025192061967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
4:00:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Closed Caption; ; Parks and Recreation ; Episode Commentaries with Executive Producers and Cast!; Producer's Extended Cut of the Season Finale; Deleted Scenes; ; The Office; Deleted Scenes; Commentary

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