Product Recall

Product Recall (Wikipedia)

"Product Recall"
The Office episode
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The offending watermark, depicting a "beloved cartoon duck" and "a certain cartoon mouse"
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 21
Directed byRandall Einhorn
Written by
Cinematography byMatt Sohn
Editing byDean Holland
Production code325
Original air dateApril 26, 2007
Running time21:19
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"Product Recall" is the twenty-first episode of the third season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's forty-ninth episode overall. The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In this episode, the company deals with the consequences of an offending watermark that appeared on several reams of paper. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) holds a poorly attended press conference, Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) head to a high school that printed their prom invitations on the paper to apologize, and Creed frames an employee at the paper mill to keep his job.

The episode was written by Justin Spitzer and Brent Forrester, and was directed by Randall Einhorn, the series director of photography. The cast found the scene in which Jim impersonates Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) to be hilarious and had trouble keeping straight faces, forcing multiple takes. The episode first aired in the United States on April 26, 2007 on NBC, during sweeps week. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was watched by an estimated 7.56 million viewers, earning a ratings share of 3.9/11 among adults. It garnered generally positive critical reception, particularly regarding Jim and Dwight's impressions of each other.

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