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

THE OFFICE -- Temporada 2 -- Retratado: (l-r) John Krasinsky as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Shrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard

THE OFFICE -- Temporada 2 -- Retratado: (l-r) John Krasinsky as Jim Halpert, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Shrute, Steve Carell as Michael Scott, B.J. Novak as Ryan Howard

foto: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

A reunião do escritório was on the rocks before a Christmas miracle saved the show.

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

But then cameChristmas Party,” the 10th episode of the second season. The now-classic episode saw A reunião do escritório‘s Michael Scott go caminho over the top during a gift swapping game (sim, Michael, an iPod costs more than $20), and Jim’s (John Krasinski) 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, Ângela Kinsey (who played Escritório grinch Angela Martin) lembrou, “We were struggling week to week.

Mas, ela continuou, “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" Episódio 10 -- John esteve lá para ela através de todas as grandes mudanças em sua vida e eles estão animados para explorar essa conexão romântica recém-descoberta. 12/06/2005 -- Retratado: (l-r) Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute and Steve Carell as Michael Scott

THE OFFICE -- "The Christmas Party" Episódio 10 -- John esteve lá para ela através de todas as grandes mudanças em sua vida e eles estão animados para explorar essa conexão romântica recém-descoberta. 12/06/2005 -- Retratado: (l-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.

O sucesso de “Christmas Partyalso prompted the NBC sitcom to plan for Christmas episodes each year.

They just became kind of legend episodes,” Kinsey said. “Nós éramos como, 'Oh meu Deus, 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 A reunião do escritório can be streamed on Peacock.