The Office is definitely not in the top list of TV series that can be of some life-saving use. We turn it on when we're tired of our own office or in need of some silly, yet accurate, humor.
And especially not the one episode in which the office "gang" have to go through a CPR training session after Dwight's terrifying fire drill. It's actually more about what not to do in an emergency situation. Dancing to "Stayin' Alive" verses and peeling of the dummy's face are not first aid techniques.
But for one Arizona local, Cross Scott, the episode taught him everything he needed to save a woman's life. That and his innate gift of courage.
Good news is, there are plenty of other TV series that are making sure their audience is well-informed when it comes to life-and-death situations. Such as Grey's Anatomy, which has recently received an award for doing just that.
If you've been living under a rock for the past decade, The Office is an American version of the British TV series of the same name.IMDb rating as a result. The series mainly mocks a group of typical small office workers and consists of everything from boredom to pranks to work-place inappropriate behavior.
The series stopped filming in 2013 but it's still #52 in the IMDb Top Rated TV list.
But I bet you never thought a mock comedy could one day save somebody’s life.
Rather, it emphasized the workers' immaturity and incompetence when it comes to life-saving knowledge.Fandom. In the two-part episode, Dwight starts a too-realistic fire drill which gives Stanley a heart attack.
Now the ambulance gets there in time and Stanley turns out okay, but Corporate decides to put the office through CPR training.job. She arrives with a dummy and attempts to teach Michael CPR.
The most important part of the scene is when Michael does chest compressions too fast, so the instructor tells him to do the compressions to the beat of the song "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees.
He finally gets it right.But The Office wouldn't be The Office if Andy didn't start singing, Kelly didn't break into a random dance, and Dwight didn't wear the face of the dummy. None of that was very informational.
Most people thought the scene was actually one of the most hilarious of all time.
But turns out, some found the scene very useful.
Or this guy, an Arizona mechanic and the star of today's news, who actually saved a woman's life, using the CPR technique he'd learned from The Office.
Tucson man helps save woman with CPR he learned from TV's "The Office" https://t.co/JbagSiCMc3 https://t.co/7lTjmqQXSj— Arizona Daily Star (@Arizona Daily Star)1548442753.0
He had absolutely no emergency training.
Tucson man helps save woman with CPR he learned from The Office https://t.co/CYcTk6OOA3 https://t.co/fvMvjWF8gC— Arizona Daily Star (@Arizona Daily Star)1548305705.0