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Back when the idea was first introduced, the notion of an American version of the hit British series The Office seemed like quite a gamble to a number of people. These days, however, the American version of the program is much more notable and celebrated than the British series. Although the original series was a massive critical and cultural success, audiences were unsure whether the specific type of humor the show introduced would tickle the funny bones of American television watchers. The style of the show was unique, and the characters were not funny in the broad, conventional way that most sitcoms portray them. However, the version of The Office that has graced American television screens for eight successful seasons has carved its own niche, and it has become a comedy classic in its own right.
Key to the success of The Office for many years was the performance of the talented Steve Carell as office boss Michael Scott. While the character of Michael Scott is very similar to Ricky Gervais' David Brent from the British series, Carell's portrayal masterfully makes the sensibility of the original show palatable to American audiences. A very complicated character, Scott can be bumbling and inarticulate one moment, turn into a hurtful monster the next, while finally settling into the type of persona that just wants to please people. It is hard to think of anyone else being able to perform this role as well as Steve Carell, who added nuance, likability and pathos to the part. While there are certainly other aspects of the show that have made it successful, Carell's performance ensured that the show would become a hit and last for many years on American television.
Sadly, Steve Carell left the show after its seventh season to pursue other projects. However, the show's core characters have been able to pick up the slack and deliver a program that is just as funny as it was in its first few seasons. Thankfully, another reason for the show's massive success is its talented writing staff. Thanks to their efforts, the show has been able to continue successfully in the absence of the Michael Scott character.
Two of the most important writers on The Office are also a couple of its most beloved cast members. Paul Lieberstein has served as Executive Producer, Show Runner and Head Writer, but he is, perhaps, best-known for his portrayal of hapless human resources director Toby Flenderson. Mindy Kaling, who plays bubbly customer service representative Kelly Kapoor, is also a writer on the show. In fact, while audiences get to see most of the supporting characters in many of the show's scenes, Lieberstein and Kaling's characters are deliberately given work spaces off screen so that their real life counterparts can dedicate time to writing.
Thanks to the many talented people who have worked on the show over the years, the American version of The Office has become a staple of comedy television in the United States, and it will likely continue to appear on television screens for many more years in syndication. It has almost completely overshadowed its British predecessor while ensuring its place in television history. Although the future of the program is in doubt, it will be back for another season that will surely bring laughs to millions of Americans.
The Office Full Episode Guide:
Season 9 (110 full episodes, 62 clips available)
Episode 27 - Finale, Pt. 2
First Aired: May 16, 2013
Episode 26 - Finale, Pt. 1
First Aired: May 16, 2013
Episode 25 - A.A.R.M., Pt. 2
First Aired: May 09, 2013
Episode 24 - A.A.R.M., Pt. 1
First Aired: May 09, 2013
- Episode 23 - Livin' the Dream, Pt. 2
- Episode 22 - Livin' the Dream, Pt. 1
- Episode 21 - Paper Airplane
- Episode 20 - Stairmageddon
- Episode 19 - Promos
- Episode 18 - The Farm
- Episode 17 - Moving On, Pt.2
- Episode 16 - Moving On, Pt. 1
- Episode 15 - Couples Discount
- Episode 14 - Vandalism
- Episode 13 - Junior Salesman
- Episode 12 - Customer Loyalty
- Episode 11 - Suit Warehouse
- Episode 10 - Lice
- Episode 9 - Dwight Christmas
- Episode 8 - The Target
- Episode 7 - The Whale
- Episode 6 - The Boat
- Episode 5 - Here Comes Treble
- Episode 4 - Work Bus
- Episode 3 - Andy's Ancestry
- Episode 2 - Roy's Wedding
- Episode 1 - The New Guys
- Episode 0 - Retrospective
Season 8 (121 full episodes, 35 clips available)
- Episode 24 - Free Family Portrait Studio
- Episode 23 - Turf War
- Episode 22 - Fundraiser
- Episode 21 - Angry Andy
- Episode 20 - Welcome Party
- Episode 19 - Get The Girl
- Episode 18 - Last Day In Florida
- Episode 17 - Test The Store
- Episode 16 - After Hours
- Episode 15 - Tallahassee
- Episode 14 - Special Project
- Episode 13 - Jury Duty
- Episode 12 - Pool Party
- Episode 11 - Trivia
- Episode 10 - Christmas Wishes
- Episode 9 - Mrs. California
- Episode 8 - Gettysburg
- Episode 7 - Pam's Replacement
- Episode 6 - Doomsday
- Episode 5 - Spooked
- Episode 4 - Garden Party
- Episode 3 - Lotto
- Episode 2 - The Incentive
- Episode 1 - The List
Season 7 (133 full episodes, 44 clips available)
Season 6 (131 full episodes, 54 clips available)
Season 5 (132 full episodes, 70 clips available)
Season 4 (72 full episodes, 12 clips available)
Season 3 (121 full episodes, 48 clips available)
Season 2 (117 full episodes)
Season 1 (37 full episodes)
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The Office News
NBC announces the date of the series finale after nine years of making us laugh. Which day will we be tuning in to say goodbye, and will Greg Daniels deliver us an episode full of tears?
"The Farm" may not be going anywhere, but the pilot will be saved and incorporated into one of the final episodes of "The Office."
Other shows are cashing in on the popularity of Jones' video knocking "Two and a Half Men" to urge viewers not to watch their own shows.
NBC has decided to not order "The Farm" an "Office" Spinoff, but the pilot will air later on as a single episode during this season.
Wave goodbye to "The Office": sources are reporting that the long-running comedy will be ending after the upcoming season, its ninth.