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9 Times TV Shows Failed To Hide The Passage Of Time

If you go back and watch the first two seasons of The Office, you might be surprised by Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott's (Steve Carell) sudden change in appearance.

Throughout season one, Michael had a more pudgy, filled-out build, and his hair was also slicked back to resemble David Brent's (Ricky Gervais) thinning hairstyle from the original UK version of the show.

Suddenly in the season two premiere, however, Michael is markedly thinner and his hair is now styled in a different, certainly more appealing way.

The reason for this? Between filming the two seasons Carell went off to shoot the Judd Apatow film The 40-Year Old Virgin, where he decided to hit the gym and get into shape, and the actor ultimately decided to maintain that physique when he got back to set for The Office.

But given that the show's official timeline makes it clear there are only days or weeks at most between the season one finale and season two premiere, it doesn't make any sense at all that Scott's appearance would change so drastically.

And yet, the glow-up was ultimately a positive one for both Scott and Carell such that most fans were happy to roll with it.

It's certainly much easier to notice on repeat binge viewings of the show where Scott just appears to shed a ton of weight overnight.