WATCH: Bob Odenkirk, Kathryn Hahn, Adam Scott, and Others Audition for ‘The Office’

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Imagine a world wherein Dwight Schrute weren’t played by Rainn Wilson, Jim Halpert weren’t played by John Krasinski, Pam Beesly were someone other than Jenna Fischer, and the beloved Michael Scott were someone entirely different from Steve Carell. Hard to do, isn’t it?

The video below makes it a little easier. While towards the end of the tape we see auditions for the aforementioned stars—the ones who ultimately got the roles—it’s the beginning that’s most fascinating.

“Better Call Saul” Bob Odenkirk delivers his best Michael, while Seth Rogen tries for Dwight.

Kathryn Hahn does a pretty good Pam in our opinion, and while Adam Scott does a solid Jim, “Parks and Recreation” would have been seriously lacking without his Ben Wyatt.

If these tapes show you anything, it’s that casting had a really difficult task at hand, and the competition was fierce.

Check it out below and tell us what you think!

Want to see more? Check out “9 Great Actors’ Audition Tapes!”