It is pretzel day?
No matter what you thought of the last couple of seasons, this was a heartwarming good-bye.
In many ways, this penultimate episode of The Office felt like the real cap to this season.
Andy goes all in, and then also goes on the car. Dwight has a good day.
Andy gets his big break; Jim and Pam show their appreciation.
Jim and Pam talk it out. But not with each other.
The office can't wait for their show to start. Well, maybe Oscar and Angela can.
NBC tries to salvage a failed spinoff. They shouldn't have bothered.
Dwight and Angela reconnect; Andy gets his revenge.
Andy is back. Perhaps not for long.
Pam gets a new desk mate — and also gets royally pissed off.
Nellie meddles in Erin's love life; we meet the camera crew.
Clark and Dwight pretend to be in the family way; Daryl's job interview is a slam dunk.
Pam gives everyone lice, and heads roll. Or at least get shaved.
Dwight saves Christmas; Daryl gets punch drunk.
Dwight protects Oscar's knee caps. Pam learns how to fail.
Dwight tries to get in touch with his feminine side and Oscar is outraged that The Senator might be a cheater.
Andy is on a boat, Kevin has a secret and the giggles.
Andy relives his a cappella days. It is not aca-awesome.
Everyone rides the not-so-magic bus; Dwight and Nellie get the baby blues.
In which Andy thinks he's related to Michelle Obama and Erin learns Dothraki.
Jim feels like a failure, and Pam feels boring. In other words, marriage!
And so begins the final season.
The Office is coming back next season. So how did it end this one?
To help pad out a season that’s already struggled with ongoing plotlines, The Office recycled one of its best story arcs.
Another episode where we are asked to believe that the entire office goes to every single social event together.
Kelly and Ryan do the on-again, off-again thing (again) and Andy has some man troubles.
Andy at a bachelorette party is a terrible idea.
“This is the wrong Prius. I don’t love you.”
“You’re excited? You should feel my nipples!”
“Bloggers are gross, bloggers are obese, bloggers have Halitosis.”
“If anyone is going to have sex with Nellie for personal gain, it’s going to be me.”
“So stop looking at my breasts, and start looking at my penis.”
Scarfaces, Heat Strokes, Theme Parks, Brooke Hogan, Sink Holes, Morbidly Obese People, Geriatric Capital of the World.
First they cause Jim to skip work, and then they could throw Angela and Dwight back together.
“Let’s say no food.”
And other trivia.
Erin gets drunk and jealous, Dwight and Jim get pranky, and Kelly gets to wear a really adorable holiday ensemble.
Maura Tierney arrives, looking for a job.
The gang visits noted humor hot spot Gettysburg.
“Does your husband typically have very soft erections?"
For Halloween, 'The Office' is a television show with its heart ripped out.
Dwight enhances Andy's high-class bash, with the aid of James Trickington.
Andy finally stands up for himself.
New boss Andy continues to find his way.
'The Office' picks its new boss, and James Spader arrives as CEO.
Will Ferrell says good-bye, leaving us no clearer on just who his character was.
Michael Scott, over and out.
"That’s how many minutes that you worked here."
Will Ferrell temporarily takes the helm.
"Your wife becoming, be will I." That's what she said.
Todd Packer returns, and nobody's happy but Michael.
We found ourselves so thoroughly unamused that we wonder what we might have missed — and we trust you to tell us.
Valentine’s Day is an inessential holiday but, this week, it made for some entertaining television.
Ryan and Kelly — they’re not on this show nearly enough, which is probably why they’re among the only characters to succeed in every scene.
"I guess when you looked in me, you forgot about my balls."
"So light. Like a croissant."
"Judging people while my lunch is paid for — that is the life."
"Don't get me started on how coddled the modern anus is."
"Consider it a 'wuphf' in person."
Last night’s episode definitely wanted for more Scranton Strangler.
Let's just get it out there: Last night's episode was the first official dud of the season.
"Best Edward James Olmos costume I have ever seen."
"And I said, 'I know, that’s why I brought you to the Penis Museum.'"
It all starts with a cold sore. Or a pimple.
"Oh my God, did you write this?"
"You never see his lower half, but there's a lower half."
"Finally, a kid who's not talking about Betty White. Of course I follow him."
Could Michael have earned her return by taking the fall for Jo?
Michael confronts the reality of being a home wrecker, thanks to the help of his office mates.
Obsessed with the fear that Donna is cheating on him, Michael finds the real truth.
With Steve Carell announcing that he only has one season left, every girlfriend could be his last.
When Ellie learns of this unholy near-union, she retreats to her hair room. And why shouldn't she?
The staff goes out for a night of drinking, and Michael unveils his secret ladies' man identity.
What to do when a new boss's work ethic stands in the way of Michael's desire to be adored?
Pam gives birth!
Her brassy presence as the new owner threatens to overwhelm the show.
Meet Dunder Mifflin's new owners!
We had totally forgotten how fat Steve Carell was the first season.
We are hesitant to be too Scroogy here. But …
The slow, steady, unceasing collapse of hopes and dreams continues!
How desperate does a company have to be to bring Michael onstage with them?
How, in this economy, is a small regional paper company continuing to survive? It may not.
Yet another promising story line appears to wrap itself up. Plus: video!
We could watch a full half-hour of Michael horrifying young children, but, alas, the haunted-house story line is dropped.
Michael is sleeping with Pam's mom.
If this is what 'The Office' devolves into with Pam and Jim gone, then get them back already.
You’ll get your lovey-dovey payoff, but you’re watching THIS first.
"Where would Catholicism be without the Popes?"
Michael stabs Jim in the back, wonders whether he should have a "safe word."
Ed Helms on the verge; everything back to (wacky, outrageous) normal.
Not bad for a wrap-up of what was, perhaps, the show's best season.
Now that the show has wrapped up its most compelling and exhausting story arc of the last two seasons, we take a break this week … for a dance party.
After last week’s triumph for Michael over corporate efficiency and Stringer Bell, the real world awaits him upon his return to Dunder Mifflin.
Michael Scott defeats Stringer Bell. Believe it.
With all the upheaval going on in the last few weeks, the dramatic shift in the Michael-Dwight dynamic has been hinted at but barely explored — until last night.
After Michael, seemingly out of nowhere, quit his job at Dunder Mifflin, we finally found out where this show is going in last night's two episodes.
Well, as had been rumored all week, it’s now official: Michael really has quit Dunder Mifflin.
Charles Minor throws the whole branch into upheaval with his cold insistence on order.
Fortunately, this is one of the funnier recent episodes.
Happy Valentine's Day?
Plus: We stalk ever closer to the return of Amy Ryan.
We have an instant cliff-hanger.
Last night's hour-long 'Office' totally did not suck!
This episode exists outside of Scranton space and time.
Angela? Apparently she deserves it.
The main plot involves Meredith drunkenly setting her hair on fire and Michael — the one serving her all the drinks — forcibly driving her to a rehab center.
Well, after nearly four and a half seasons, we finally got a wedding.
Jim's a small-town imp socially just stunted enough to think it's a good idea to buy his parents' house for him and his fiancée without telling her.
Michael's never seemed sadder than at the end of this episode, after being forced to do the walk of shame in Winnipeg.
Remember: Schrute Farms is the No. 1 beet-related agro-tourism destination in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Even though she’s only been on the show for six episodes, no possible good-bye could do her justice.
With an episode that focused solely on the three main pairings, it’s worth taking a look at how they’re progressing, and their chances at success.
The good news: a mock delivery involving Dwight. The bad: the return of Jan.
Not to get too ahead of ourselves, but how will 'The Office' recover from losing Amy Ryan?
For about three seasons, devoted ‘Office’ fans have been waiting for the shoe to drop on the Pam and Jim relationship, but the perils of their plotline were obvious from the first episode.
Competent, daffy, diplomatic and, yeah, even a little vulnerable, Ryan classed up every scene she was in!
Like most shows affected by the strike, The Office's rhythm has been off ever since it returned.
We were only granted one brief scene with the burly warehouse leader, but we were reminded again why we think a spin-off sitcom with him as the lead would be the driest, most deadpan brilliant show on television.
One of the many charms of 'The Office,' for superfans at least, is that members of the writing staff often get speaking roles.
Jim and Pam. Openly discussing marriage. How did we get here so fast?
'The Office' returns for the first time since November! Sadly, it was one of the show's worst-ever episodes.
We’re kind of afraid Michael’s head will explode.
No, really, his character got lost in the woods.
Last night brought the (presumably temporary) return of Karen Filippelli, who, as far as we're concerned, is always welcome — mustache or no.
After three aimless episodes (and one terrific exception), The Office returned last night to its snug half-hour format, with immediate dividends.
There are still snobs who refuse to watch The Office out of some sort of misguided loyalty to the original British version.
There was a moment, late in last night’s episode, when we legitimately feared that Jim or Pam was going to die.
Carell's not an inherently showy performer, but he's so skilled at bufoonery that the show can't help itself sometimes. But his antics last night sent a promising episode careening off the rails.
Nothing could quite top what happened in the first 25 seconds, but the show certainly tried.
Many of the show's writers, producers, and crew members (as well as their loved ones) turned up onscreen.
It still beat The Office and Scandal.
Did he tear up because of the writing, or out of fondness for the show's run? And does it matter?
Nothing like a callback to get something caught in your eye.
Here's how the Dunder Mifflinites will all pass. Cue the Sia.
Actress Angela Kinsey hosts them at her house (complete with Yankee Swap). And she isn't scared of alcohol.
Complete with her own delightfully goofy explanations of her on-set snapshots.
It is pretzel day?
She picks her favorite episode—it's one she wrote back in season two.