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How The Office’s First Christmas Episode Helped Save the Show from Cancellation

THE OFFICE -- 계절 2 -- 사진: (ㄹ-r) John Krasinsky as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Shrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, 비제이. Novak as Ryan Howard

THE OFFICE -- 계절 2 -- 사진: (ㄹ-r) John Krasinsky as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Shrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, 비제이. Novak as Ryan Howard

사진: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

사무실 was on the rocks before a Christmas miracle saved the show.

We were almost canceled two, 삼, 네, 10, 12 times at the beginning,” Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on the NBC show from 2005 에게 2013, told Yahoo Entertainment.

But then cameChristmas Party,” the 10th episode of the second season. The now-classic episode saw 스티브 카렐‘s Michael Scott go 방법 over the top during a gift swapping game (예, 남자 이름, an iPod costs more than $20), and Jim’s (존 크래신스키) adorably sentimental plan to give a tea pot to his office crush and eventual wife Pam (Jenna Fischer) get undermined when Michael impulsively changed the game from Secret Santa to Yankee Swap.

The episode clearly resonated with fans. It drew 10 million viewers — and perhaps even spurred a 2006 Golden Globe win for Carell, who would go on to get five more nominations for the series.

Before that breakout viewership, Angela Kinsey (who played Office grinch Angela Martin) recalled, “We were struggling week to week.

하지만, 그녀는 계속했다, “After that episode aired, we were the No. 1 streaming show on iTunes and all of a sudden we were like, ‘Hold up. We found our audience.It turned a corner from there and we were set.

THE OFFICE -- "The Christmas Party" 삽화 10 -- 케이티와 존은 포스트시즌 이후 친한 친구가 된 것으로 알려졌다. 12/06/2005 -- 사진: (ㄹ-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and Steve Carell as Michael Scott

THE OFFICE -- "The Christmas Party" 삽화 10 -- 케이티와 존은 포스트시즌 이후 친한 친구가 된 것으로 알려졌다. 12/06/2005 -- 사진: (ㄹ-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and Steve Carell as Michael Scott

Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

Among its many memorable moments, the episode saw Michael shame Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) for her gift and then get an eyeful after Meredith (Kate Flannery) indulged in a few too many servings of Christmas cheer.

Steve Carell’s face at the end of that episode when Meredith flashes him and he takes the pic … it’s just genius,” Baumgartner said.

의 성공 “Christmas Partyalso prompted the NBC sitcom to plan for Christmas episodes 매년.

They just became kind of legend episodes,” Kinsey said. “우리는 같았다, '세상에, there’s another one. It’s a Christmas time.We loved dressing up. The set always looked great. We knew there was gonna be some ridiculous drama. Everyone just really loved those episodes.

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All nine season of 사무실 can be streamed on Peacock.