The initial title sequence uses the following clips:

  • Scenes from Scranton, Pennsylvania shot by John Krasinski and his friends as they drove through the city.
    • The Penn Paper and Supply building which is now occupied PA Paper Company located on Penn and Vine.  The white business sign at the top of the tower has been changed from Penn Paper to PA Paper.
    • The Scranton Center on Mulberry and N Washington , home to the Paper Magic Group, manufacturer of seasonal greeting cards. Creator Greg Daniels mentioned that he chose Scranton as the location for The Office because he saw "Made in Scranton" on the back of a greeting card. That greeting card was probably made by the Paper Magic Group.
    • The Scranton welcome sign along the Central Scranton Expressway. It was blown over by high winds and is no longer there. City officials rescued the sign and intend to bring it out for special occasions.
  • The Dunder-Mifflin warehouse.
  • Michael (Steve Carell) leads his "Diversity Day" training. Later episodes show him leading his Sexual Harassment seminar.
  • Photocopier.
  • Kevin uses a calculator.
  • Dwight (Rainn Wilson) shreds a credit card ("Diversity Day").
  • Pam uses white-out ("Pilot").
  • Photocopier tray.
  • Jim (John Krasinski) talks on the phone ("Diversity Day").
  • Highlighter pen.
  • Pam (Jenna Fischer), bored, answers the phone ("The Alliance", deleted scene).
  • Water cooler.
  • Ryan (B.J. Novak) talks on the phone ("Pilot").
  • Dwight throws his necktie over his shoulder ("Basketball").
  • Ryan holds up a bag of clothes ("Basketball").
  • Jim and Pam at the reception desk ("Hot Girl").
  • Michael adjusts a Dundie.

Beginning with the episode "Office Olympics", the actor credit for Steve Carell uses a clip from the episode "Sexual Harassment

Season 7Edit

In Season 7 most of the intro is redone.

Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager has Dwight adjusting a statue instead of Michael adjusting a Dundie.

Search Committee has a shortened title sequence consisting of the initial footage of Scranton and Creed trying to adjust a statue.

Season 8 Edit

Since Steve Carell departed from the show, he no longer appears in the title sequence. Most of the title sequence remains the same, though.

Many episodes of this season use an extra-shortened title sequence consisting of the initial footage of Scranton and Andy trying to adjust the statue.

Season 9 Edit

Part of the title sequence were redone for season 9.


  • The shots of Scranton in the opening credits were filmed by John Krasinski and two of his friends before production began on the series. They shot the footage from their Jeep with the camera outside the sunroof.[1]
  • Jay Ferguson composed the theme song.
  • In The Finale, a new opening was featured with all the cast. The Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak, and Ed Helms titles remained the same however.
  • In The Michael Scott Paper Company, a new opening solely featured The Michael Scott Paper Company. It featured Steve Carell in the MSPC office, talking to Ryan and Pam, and also featured Rainn Wilson nearly going into the MSPC, but he doesn't. John Krasinski is shown in a picture and Jenna Fischer typing on the laptop and B.J. Novak stapling something. However, the Penn Paper, the street scene, and the Scranton sign stay the same.


  1. Owen, Rob. "TV Preview: Working for laughs at The Office", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette March 1, 2005.

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