The original executive producers were Daniels, Howard Klein , Ben Silverman , Ricky Gervais , and Stephen Merchant , with numerous others being promoted in later seasons. The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. To simulate the look of an actual documentary , it was filmed in a single-camera setup , without a studio audience or a laugh track. The series debuted on NBC as a midseason replacement and aired episodes over the course of its run.
Since it is an hour-long episode, it is considered to be the 17th and 18th episodes in the season's episode count. It is the th and th episode overall. The series— presented as if it were a real documentary —depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania , branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. In this episode, Pam starts having contractions but insists on waiting till midnight to go to the hospital in order to get an extra night at the hospital, irritating Jim.
It first aired on March 24, and was viewed by A documentary crew gives a firsthand introduction to the staff of the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company , managed by Michael Scott. During a meeting, Jim Halpert tells his boss, Michael, that he couldn't close a sale with the library.