Movies would get boring and repetitive if people who make, say, superhero films only took their inspiration from other superhero films. Yeah, we can hear the cynics saying that that’s already happening -- but we’re not cynical ourselves (today), and we acknowledge that movies and TV have a wider variety of influences that we tend to imagine, sometimes verging on the positively surprising…

The Office

THE OFFICE was heavily influenced by THE SOPRANOS. The Sopranos was actually the biggest influence on The Office, actor and producer B. J. Novak has said. The way Michael Scott will say something very serious but mispronounce a word I feel is a direct descendant of the Tony Soprano sense of humor.

Source: Yahoo

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