Jenna Fischer shares what Pam said to Michael Scott in his goodbye episode of The Office

Sure, it may have been a semi-ripoff of the ending of Lost In Translation—albeit without the romantic chemistry—but it was still a very moving moment on The Office: Pam Beesly saying something off-mic to Michael Scott as he said farewell to Scranton and Dundler Mifflin for good. (Yes, he came back for the finale, but…

Here's a noble attempt to scientifically prove that The Office is funnier than Friends

Do you mourn the laugh track? Sure, it still exists on duds like The Big Bang Theory and Kevin Can Wait, but the majority of TV comedies have rendered the laugh track as dead as the people who, once upon a time, produced that very laughter. Well, YouTuber Drew Gooden most surely does not mourn the laugh track, which,…

Read This: Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of The Office's "Dinner Party" with an in-depth oral history of one of the show's darkest, funniest moments

“Dinner Party” is often held up—rightly—as one of the enduring highlights of NBC’s The Office, an anxiety rollercoaster of cringe comedy that mixes some serious darkness into one of the funniest scripts the show ever produced. Forcing relative-normals Jim and Pam into close quarters with their most annoying co-workers…

NBC says Seinfeld and Friends revivals will never happen, but door's open for The West Wing

The success of the Will & Grace and Roseanne revivals has stirred up talk of revisiting virtually every successful sitcom, including The Office (but in that case, only for a holiday special), as well as many dramas. But NBC is actually showing some restraint in that regard—at a recent Hollywood Reporter event, network…

Let the cast of The Office walk you through the musical accomplishments of Kanye West

Straight out of Scranton, the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company are here to offer up an emotional primer on the musical accomplishments of Kanye West, the needy, frequently brilliant Michael Scott of the modern rapping world. Said guidance comes courtesy of a video—originally posted to YouTube earlier this…

Internet sleuths may have discovered the identity of The Office's Scranton Strangler

The Office’s Toby Flenderson, one-man HR department and Michael Scott’s human punching bag, is a tremendously sad character. Over the course of nine seasons, viewers were asked to feel sorry for Toby as we see how much he hates his job, hear about his horrible divorce, and shrink in second-hand embarrassment or…

“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…

The time has come to do rigorous data analysis on all of The Office’s dialogue

In addition to being one of the most comforting shows to put on while you drift off to sleep, The Office is recognized as being one of the more quotable comedies of the 2000s. The show’s lovable cast of characters provided nine (or at least seven) seasons of memorable moments and one-liners. But now that we’ve got a…

Endure every “that’s what she said” from The Office in one video

Some spend their limited days on earth searching for cures to terrible diseases. Some write incredible novels or beautiful songs. Others dig through hours upon hours of American The Office episodes, carefully excavating every instance of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott giggling out a “that’s what she said” and compiling…

It’ll be fine: 15 revamps that turned out better than expected

There is nothing more galling to loyal fans, more creatively bankrupt, more wholly unnecessary than the “revamp”—taking a beloved property and giving it a splashy makeover that renders it nigh-unrecognizable, all in the patently desperate hope to appeal to a new audience and extend its lifespan. Except maybe,…

This star shines brightest: 11 shows where the main character is also the best

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…