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‘The Office’ Writers Used a Real Story From Jenna Fischer’s Receptionist Days

The Office was Jenna Fischer’s big break. She was even about to give up on acting when The Office cast her as Pam. Prior to The Office, Fischer had day jobs working in offices. One of those experiences ended up in the show. 

B.J. Novak and Jenna Fischer | Ron Tom/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Brian Baumgartner reran Fischer’s appearance on his Off the Beat podcast on March 7. She shared how The Office creator Greg Daniels interpreted one of her receptionist stories for a Michael Scott (Steve Carell) episode. 

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