Dunder Mifflin ad banned in Scranton, airs in Utica

Quill’s Dunder Mifflin paper products will air an ad during ABC’s broadcast of the Oscars Sunday night. But because the ABC affiliate in Scranton banned the ad due to the product’s tie to NBC, the ad will air in Utica, NY, instead.

Utica has a special place on “The Office,” as the arch rival branch to the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin at the heart of the series.

Scranton’s loss is Utica’s gain. Utica! Utica!

Here’s the ad, entitled “The Battle.”

If you missed their Super Bowl ad that aired in Scranton, here’s Paper War.


  1. But a local ABC affiliate station isn’t going to “embrace” a commercial that’s just a little too close to promoting a competing NBC show.

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