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. The local affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes Barre is showing a special from 10:15 to 11:00 after the finale. The channel is WBRE. I know many are from out of town so you may not be able to see it and I have no idea how to put it on youtube. However, it may be on their website the next day. Not sure. Just wanted to give everyone the heads up.

  2. Lee was the Roy of the original UK series. He was engaged to Dawn (Pam) and in the series finale, they had moved to Florida and were living illegally in his sister’s house, IIRC.

  3. This is going to seem like a silly question but- does anyone have any idea how this will show up on Hulu Plus? I’m not so concerned if it will be all one block of show or two, but more concerned that I don’t miss the retrospective.

  4. I know Tanster’s comment above explains that this Retro won’t be just a clip show, but I definitely have the feeling they’ll open it up with the lip dub from S7 premiere. It would just be a fun and appropriate way to introduce the cast in a nutshell. All of their moves, actions and gestures reflect their characters so accurately !


    2 hours and 15 minutes to go.

  5. Thanks for the info, 21/Mark! Hopefully they’ll have it on their site. Maybe the people from the Wrap Party would be able to use their influence to make that happen? Anyone have contact info for them?

  6. Fantastic retrospective. I would pay good money for all that audition footage. Yes, we have hindsight and see the actors as their characters, but that footage shows that John, Jenna and Rainn had Jim, Pam and Dwight down from the very first moment.

  7. I noticed the office tally blogger in the series finale mock question and answer part!!

  8. It’s so wrong that my Facebook newsfeed is not filled with posts about The Office. I need cooler friends, clearly. It all starts in one hour for me. I’m not ready for this! lol

  9. Great retrospective of the show, with classic scenes and interviews. Will rewatch multiple times (like all my DVD sets).

  10. Wow. Only 20 minutes into the west coast airing and I am already getting teary eyed. This is gonna be a rough 2 hours!

  11. I’m so glad they did this retrospective. The Office deserved this honor and this farewell. So glad NBC decided to devote the whole night to my favorite show.

  12. Awesome retrospective, one of my favorite parts was the audition, with young Jim and young Dwight — well, I guess I should say, “younger John Krasinski and younger Rainn Wilson.”

  13. I loved the retrospective. It reflects everything The Office has become over the years.

  14. It seemed to me that the retrospective alluded to certain events in the finale.

  15. Does anyone know the instrumental piano music at the beginning of the retrospective? I need it!

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