21 Weird Little Details You Never Noticed While Watching The Office

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1. Pam's mom was played by a totally different person by the time she made her second appearance.


In season two when Pam's mom first visited the office, the role was played by Shannon Cochran. But when she returned for Pam's wedding in season six and started dating Michael, the role was played by Linda Purl. Producers had no choice but the cast someone else because the original actress wasn't available to return as Pam's mom, so the switch wasn't intentional. But on the bright side, most fans didn't notice the change anyway (and it's understandable, considering the fact that Helene hadn't made an appearance in over four years).