Rest in peace, Lester Lewis

The Office: Lester Lewis

I was greatly saddened to hear that Lester Lewis died this week.

Lester was a writer and producer on The Office during its early seasons, and penned Season 4’s The Deposition and Season 5’s Customer Survey. Lester was kind enough to do a Customer Survey Q&A with OfficeTally.

The most lively exchange of emails I had with Lester revolved around the song Boy Hangover, which he wrote for The Office Season 5 episode, Cafe Disco. He was absolutely delighted over the fan reaction to the song!

Rest in peace, Lester. xo


  1. What terrible news. Customer Survey was a great episode. So sad this happened, especially as it is the end of The Office. R.I.P. Lester.

  2. How sad! Customer Survey is my all-time favorite episode, and I remember how he had just had a son at that time! Rest in peace, Lester.

  3. That’s very sad. He wrote two fantastic episodes, and “Customer Survey” was especially hilarious. RIP Creator of Bill Buttlicker.

  4. As a big fan of “The Deposition”, I am sorry to hear of Lester’s passing.

    My sympathies to his family and friends.

  5. The Deposition and Customer Survey are honestly two of my favourite episodes. I think the moment when Michael pushes Toby’s lunch tray off the table while Toby’s talking about his parents’ divorce is probably my favourite moment of The Office. It makes me laugh out loud every time I see it. This is very sad news. RIP Lester Lewis and thank you for giving us such laughter.

  6. oh Tanster, this is terrible news :( my prayers are with his family at this difficult time. He made such wonderful contributions to our favorite show! Great legacy.

  7. A beautiful man and talent! Lester was my high school drama student and his talent was obvious the day he first audtioned for me. I will miss him and his creative talent.

  8. So very sad to hear of Lester’s passing. We grew up together in the Arboretum in Lisle, IL and he was quiite a talented kid way back then. Sympathies to his family and friends… RIP Lester.

  9. He was a dear friend of mine since 2006. A genuine, sweet, down to earth and SUPER nice guy. So talented and very caring. You will be missed dear friend.I’m very saddened by this……


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