Happy 100th episode, The Office!

This post contains coverage of The Office’s 100th episode celebration, which took place during the filming of the Season 5 finale ‘Company Picnic’ April 13-17.

May 13, 2009

Here are a couple of articles regarding The Office’s 100th episode milestone:

April 14, 2009

There was a break in today’s on-location shooting to announce The Office’s 100th episode to the press. I got to watch the festivities. Executive producer Greg Daniels gave an enormously heartfelt speech about the show’s early struggles, and then proceeded to name a long list of people who never stopped believing in the show’s magic. I almost teared up!

There was an enormous cake to cut, after which Rainn Wilson put his entire fist into the cake and tried to shake hands with people.

Here are a few of my snapshots:

The Office 100th episode

The Office 100th episode

Happy 100th episode, The Office gang! An enormous achievement.

55 comments

  1. Congratulations Office Crew!

    Getty Images has lots of pictures of the event :)

    Including a picture of Riann putting his hand in the cake :)

  2. What a HUGE accomplishment! That’s what she said :)

    Office cast and crew: Your hard work and faith has made the “little engine that could” turn into a cult-classic with legions of fans. Yes, that is right. Legions.

    As a fan, I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful show. And as a terrified-of-graduating-in-May student, I have gained inspiration to begin a career in journalism – a far cry from my Marketing degree :) Thank you!

  3. Haha for a second I thought that the cake actually had Officetally.com written on it!
    So proud of the Office gang!

  4. Congratulations to The Office cast and crew for all their hard work and dedication! 100 episodes is quite a feat.

  5. Hmm, Bob Vance isn’t wearing a Scranton shirt! Maybe, just maybe, by the season finale, both Michael and Jenna are back in the fold as Dunder Mifflin employees? Oh and Ryan too!

  6. I bet that cake tasted sweeter than a pretzel with all the toppings. Congrats to The Office on their 100th episode!

  7. AAH I’m so jealous of you!! I wanna meet the Office cast like it’s my JOB! lolol It’s pretty much my life goal right now. :)

  8. In addition to Steve, Jenna, and BJ being there in Scranton branch t-shirts, I was pleased to note that the character of Charles does NOT appear to be there (saying this with the understanding that Idris Elba seems to be a lovely person in real life)–I’m all for mixing things up a bit, but the character is just too mean to exist much longer in the Office universe without ripping a hole in the time-space continuum. Then again, maybe he just wasn’t in the shot because he’s a guest star…

  9. Too bad I could not have put my Wilton cake decorating lessons to practical use!

    Many congrats to the cast and crew of “The Office!”

  10. Why am I not surprised that Rainn put his hand in the cake? Such a Dwight thing to do.

    Here’s a link to Getty Images photos of the event:

    Link

    Did you get a piece, tanster, or did they make you wait like Milton and you didn’t get anything and threaten to set the building on fire? ;)

    [from tanster: i got a piece! after the press event, they moved the cake to the set so that everyone could get a piece. :)

  11. Congrats to the entire cast & crew of The Office! YEAH! Very great accomplishment and this better be a DANG good episode! :) we have high expectations after 100 episodes you know!

  12. YES! Michael, Pam and Ryan all with red Scranton shirts.

    Ain’t no party like a Scranton party, cause a Scranton party don’t stop!

  13. It looks like Michael, Ryan, and Pam will all be back at Dunder-Mifflin by the end of the season (thank God.) My guess is they merge the companies to get Michael’s newly signed clients.

  14. I’m betting DM is going to find MSP as a threat and buy them out in a merger, making Michael Scott a rich, rich man (for negative 2 hours when he buys a fur coat from Burlington Coat Factory).

  15. it’s kind of funny seeing the cast in their ‘street clothes’–i always either see them in costume, or, on the rare occasion i watch, in their dresses at awards shows.

  16. You can see the back of the shirts in some pictures at nbc.com. I think it says “Dunder Mifflin Company Picnic!” I hope that means that Pam and Michael are really back! Congrats to the best show on tv!

  17. It really amuses me to see them on their street clothes. WTF are they wearing? Man, those people should never leave their stylists…
    That said, I love them to death and am so jealous you get to spend the entire week with them. You totally deserved it.

  18. Why wouldn’t they celebrate the 100th with a full episode? I’m going to fantasize that it’s all a surprise, and the rest of the episode will continue to a full hour. And yes Congratulations Office cast/crew!

  19. 23-Clara: The cast is dressed in character! I’m fairly sure their everyday attire doesn’t involve matching Scranton shirts :)

  20. i love how john kras mentioned the long pause from booze cruise.

    i’m glad to see no charles. idris is a good actor, but no one messes with jim….or michael…..or stanley with his crossword puzzles. lol

  21. Congrats to the show! Now all “The Office” needs is a paltry 231 more episodes to match “ER’s” tally and earn a one-hour retrospective and a two-hour finale at the end of the show’s run :P

  22. I have become a big fan of The Office

    Congratulations to everyone of the series on their 100th episode anniversary!!!!!

    I like Jenna Fischer, she’s my favorite actress of the series, and I love her character of Pam!!!!

  23. Congrats to the entire cast and crew of The Office!! This is by far one of the best shows on tv right now. (at least i think so! )

  24. What a fun little compilation of interviews!

    BJ’s “Yea, me too” throwaway line at the end made me laugh out loud.

  25. Jenna: “Holly’s at the picnic, so Michael has a real reason to come.”

    John: “TWSS”

    How could John not say that? Jenna clearly set him up for it.

  26. Congrats to anyone that has been a part of this amazing tv show. Keep going strong. Another 100+ right? ;-)

  27. I love the cast’s sarcasm to all the questions. They make the interviews so much better!

  28. “I rollll with different people…”

    Haha! I couldn’t love Steve Carell more. Or any of them, actually. Big congrats to all! :)

  29. Jenna’s alien baby “spoiler” kills me! And Steve is just ridiculous (in the greatest possible way!). I honestly love their interviews as much as I love the episodes. So great.

  30. steve carrell may be the most endearing person on the planet.
    they seemed to be interviewing b.j. and mindy together a lot. i feel like that means a ryan/kelley reunion is in the works. i hope so, i always thought their relationship was hilarious.

  31. Bob Vance has the sweetest lil’ interview with you as well as a big THANKS to you on MySpace! Loved it! It looked like a wonderful time!

  32. oh god, the alien baby crack…. “we know it’s jim’s because it has the flip hair.” NICE!

  33. hey i’m pretty sure idris elba is standing behind steve during his interview, in the black dunder mifflin shirt

  34. I don’t know but I think Angela let one of her cats out of the bag when she said that this will be when jim and pam get married.

  35. I loved Jenna’s call-back to Pam’s “This was the best Dundies EVER! WOO!”

    I think Ryan and Andy are fighting because Andy and Kelly are bff’s and Ryan is jealous.

  36. Ed called Rainn Dwight! Hahaha.

    Is it just me, or did Season 5 positively fly? Regardless, I cannot wait for this episode.

  37. I want to see that picture of John, Jenna and Steve that was taken during this video. Come on NBC.

  38. Does anyone know why the season finale is only a 1/2 hour? Especially since it’s the 100th episode?

  39. I wish there was some way we could see the “100 moments” montage that Greg Daniels talks about in his interview!

  40. I agree Maya – how about as an extra on the season 5 DVD set? Please please please!

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