Is Scranton from "The Office" realistic?

I'm just wondering if scranton really is realistic. If not, what is the closest place most related to it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes it is Scranton, Pennsylvania

    The city has made numerous appearances in popular culture, notably as the setting of current NBC sitcom The Office. Video of the city filmed by cast member John Krasinski and friends is featured in the opening theme. The program makes frequent references to actual attributes of Scranton and the surrounding area, including the Mall at Steamtown, Farley's Pub, Poor Richard's Pub, The Bog, Montage Mountain, The Scranton Anthracite Museum, and Lake Wallenpaupack. In a February 2006 episode, Steve Carell's character Michael Scott describes New York City as "Scranton on acid. No, on speed. No, on steroids." In a November 2006 episode called "The Merger", Scott creates an orientation video titled "Lazy Scranton" (a parody of "Lazy Sunday") in which he highlights many popular Scranton attractions. Many local items are placed around the office like a quilt-like silk scarf with the University of Scranton's logo on it, a Froggy 101 bumper sticker (local radio), and bobble head dolls from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes it is.It's kind of like most New Jersey cities.

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