The Office Retrospective

Tipster: Greg

Summary (NBC): Produced by NBC News, this special offers an emotional farewell to the characters of “The Office,” and includes exclusive and original interviews with writers, producers and actors from the award-winning series. One-hour long, starting 8/7c.

The Office Retrospective Quotes

Greg Daniels: I was on the set for this finale, and I was looking around, and I was just struck by the fact there’s no way you could assemble this type of cast again.

Jenna Fischer: I’ll never have a relationship with another actor the way I do with John Krasinski.

B.J. Novak: We’re pretty big in Scranton. We’re like 16 Justin Biebers when we go to Scranton.

The official press release is on the next page.


  1. I said this months ago I was hoping they would do this just like Friends did! Now they are! SO happy!!!!

  2. Well unless they would be okay with extending the finale from 10 PM to 11… this is disappointing.

  3. I literally got goosebumps when I read this!! So awesome.

    I can’t wait, but, at the same time I am dreading it. It’s a weird mix.

  4. I’d much rather prefer a longer finale than a retrospective.

    A retrospective is what DVD special features are for

  5. I think it is great that this show is getting a retrospective special, it is like The Office is in the same league as shows like Friends, Cheers & Seinfeld. The league being ‘Greatest sitcoms of all time.” But, on the other hand, I would have preferred an extended finale.

  6. This sounds awesome and I can’t wait to watch it. Unfortunately I think this squashes any chance of NBC extending the finale to two hours. The reality is The Office doesn’t get the ratings it used to, and NBC giving them three total hours on their most popular night seems unlikely. I hope I’m wrong.

  7. I’m still betting that the Finale is Supersized and longer than an hour. A retrospective can be cut to accommodate any length. If The Office “owns” 8-10 that night, they could start the actual finale at any time. 8:30, 8:45 etc. The Seinfeld Finale ran from 8:45 to 10 following their 45 minute clip show.

    [ from tanster: raybans, your comment made my day. gotta believe! :) ]

  8. Didn’t we basically already get this with “The Banker”?? I’m greatly disappointed with this news.. I want a 2 hour finale! Not a retrospective.

  9. The Banker was just a clip show. This will have behind the scenes stuff, interviews, etc. and they can be really cool to watch.

    Cheer up people, it’s more office.

  10. @6 tanster…..i’m with you!! and if that extra half hour is just a talking head of jim (swoon) or jim/pam (hopeless romantic), i’d be a happy camper….. while at the same time bawling my eyes out because it’s the last episode.

  11. In the press release it says “aired for 9 seasons” – past tense – that just made me really sad.

  12. @Zarion, I believe Lee was the Asian guy who worked in the warehouse and said he was a surgeon before going to work for Michael. I might be wrong, but I believe that’s what happened.

  13. I talked to Greg Daniels about the retrospective this past weekend. He’s already seen it and says it’s really good! If you’re thinking clip show (like “The Banker”), I hear it won’t be like that at all. Really looking forward to seeing this!

  14. To those that fret, check the summary of the “Finale,” listed as 1 hr. 15 min. :-)

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