Steve Carell doesn't think The Office would work in today's "climate"

The American adaptation of The Office only finished airing five years ago, but it feels firmly entrenched in the early to mid-’00s cultural moment it emerged from. Mostly, this is the result of the show’s choice in pop references, Jim’s shaggy haircuts, and the fact that its humor came from characters grappling with…

Ellie Kemper is as unbreakable as Kimmy Schmidt in her charming new memoir

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Celebrity memoirs seem to be a dime a dozen these days (Parker Posey! Busy Philipps!), so why read Ellie Kemper’s? Somewhat surprisingly, Kemper’s collection of tales from her childhood and career are as charming as she is onscreen, from The Office’s ditzy Erin to plucky Becca from Bridesmaids to the supremely…

Complete your shrine to Creed Bratton with this auction of props from The Office

It has been five long years since The Office ended its run on NBC, depriving the TV-watching world of seeing more of the hilarious, relatable adventures of Jim, Pam, Dwight, and—most of all—Creed. However, thanks to auction site Screenbid, you might soon be able to start staging your own new episodes of The Office,…

It’s “Jim Ryan” vs. Dwight Schrute in this mashup of Jack Ryan and The Office

It’s a premise so simple it’s just remarkable it took anyone this long to think of it. In his new Amazon series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, John Krasinski plays a CIA analyst who’s promoted from his boring desk job into a dangerous career in the field. Of course, Krasinski also spent eight years…

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,…