Don't ever try to single out a line of dialogue from The Office to demonstrate just how brilliantly funny that show is. It can't be done, as I've just learned. Here's a good one, though, delivered by receptionist Pam: “There is a master key and a spare key for the office. Dwight has them both. When I asked, ‘What if you die, Dwight? How will we get into the office?' he said, ‘If I'm dead, you guys have been dead for weeks.'” The Office is now in its fifth season, and unlike 99 percent of TV's so-called comedies, it gets funnier each year. Show runner Greg Daniels and the writing staff talk cubicle at “Inside the Writers Room: The Office.” Paley Center for Media, 465 N. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills; Tues., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; $25. (310) 786-1091.

Tue., Oct. 14, 7 p.m., 2008

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