1. hahaha nice – I’m surprised it took the Onion this long to take a shot at the Office.

  2. My gosh! I panicked so bad! My stars! My heart nearly leapt outta my chest!

    Now I need to slow my heart rate. LOL!

  3. The Onion News Network is so funny. At first I was worried, but when I saw the link was to the Onion, I was excited.

  4. My heart skipped a beat when I saw “The Office Ends” on my RSS feed. When I saw it was from The Onion, I was relieved, and then I laughed. :) Entertaining article.

  5. Whew! It’s just The Onion. For a split second, I thought they were serious. I just know I’m going to die when it ends for real. I’ll be depressed for months. Maybe years. I dunno. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

  6. The funny article after the jump was not enough to make up for the momentary shock and anxiety I experienced when I saw that heading!

  7. I’m cracking up that people are actually concerned. If our beloved show was actually calling it quits the article wouldn’t be from the “documentarian”, nor would the first blurb of it be found in The Onion.
    That being said, the article was pretty funny.

  8. “I have no idea why we were invited to Jim and Pam’s wedding” lol

    But it does beg the question..what is this “documentary” about? Is it about the lives of people who work in an office? Is it about a American business? About paper? Why has it taken 6 years to get enough footage?

    Obviously, yes, it is a tv show, but the writers may have to answer this one day. But great snippet from the Onion!

  9. I just gasped out loud and everyone at work turned to look at me. I think my heart just stopped! It restarted when the link took me to the Onion’s website. That was so NOT funny!

  10. Love the Onion! I was just thinking about this yesterday! I wondered whether or not the footage was supposed to be for a documentary film (and if it was, why had it taken so many years to get enough footage) or for a local tv show similar to the premise of the actual show(in which case, wouldn’t the employees of DM Scranton be local celebrities?). I think it would be interesting to see the ramifications of local fame on the employees (Michael, Kelly, Ryan, ANDY!…haha).

    Then again, maybe it IS supposed to be for a local tv show but it is so uninteresting or unmemorable to the citizens of Scranton that nobody even remembers it.

    Mostly I just try not to think about it too much and enjoy the show instead. Still fun to ponder sometimes!

  11. I got this as a tweet on my phone on the way home, and I freaked out/literally ran upstairs to see what it was about going, “WHAT?! NO! It’s supposed to have at least another year! It has the best ratings of NBC’s Thursday shows! WTH?! NOOOOO!”

    I should have known better, but hey, I got two hours of sleep last night.

    Ugh. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself when this show is over, but I really hope the announcement won’t come as a random shock. I may never recover. haha

  12. Too funny.

    I’ve always been of the mindset they planned to film for a few weeks, discovered how great Michael and Dwight played on camera, and how touching the Jim and Pam romance was so they stuck around. It would then get kinda meta as we, the real world audience, are seeing dailies, while in the Dunderverse the footage has yet to be released, be it as a documentary film, miniseries, or other.

    Then again, maybe a simple clerical error changed the doc crew’s contract with Dunder Mifflin from one year to ten. Oops.

  13. Funny article, but I have always thought this is how the series will end. Which will be so sad when it happens. The Dunder Mifflin world won’t end or go away, but instead WE will. Our fly on the wall view of this office will simply leave because the documentary has all the footage it needs. Hopefully this will be at least a few years from now.

  14. I don’t understand, I don’t get it. I hope this doesn’t mean the show is gonna end forever.

  15. Oh my word. All my bodily processes stopped for the few seconds between reading the title of this post and moving my mouse over the link to click on it. Oh, the relief at seeing that it is from The Onion! My heart is still pounding! Whew.

  16. Oh, The Onion. Apparently they don’t know that article will be a likely cause of several heart failures of die-hard Office fans.

  17. Hahaha, I love The Onion.

    I have always wanted a non-Office worker to come into the Office and get confused as to why there are cameras there. “Oh, a documentary? For what? Filming for 4 years? Uh…”

  18. I love The Onion. It should be pointed out though, that many documentaries really do take several years to film.

  19. I don’t think I breathed for a full minute and a half while that link loaded! That title was too misleading for me..I’m still shaking ahhh!

  20. Ha ha! I love the Onion! Very funny! Yes, the documentary format does beg the question–what do the fictional documentarians think about this? Clearly, the fictional documentarians love all the stuff that has nothing to do with the actual running of a paper company or they wouldn’t hide in the kitchen, etc. to get all the great side stuff!

  21. I thought that I might die. On beach day.

    That was 3 seconds of some very furious mouse-clicking trying to get to the link and read the article. I am way too invested in this show…

    :) Good fun though, Tanster, we love ya!

  22. My own personal theory about the premise of the show is that there’s some local (or not) university doing a long term sociological/anthropological study, thus why they have been filming for awhile. I hope we get to know the reason when the show ends for real.

  23. hahaha, I almost had a heart attack when I saw this! (I am WAY too emotionally attached to this show!) And I told my friend who also loves The Office and she freaked out too! Then we saw it was from the Onion and we calmed down…

  24. I’ve seen real documentary television shows before. I just always assumed that’s what this was supposed to be.

  25. I saw this on my twitter feed & my heart literally stopped…

    tanster’s up to her April Fool’s pranks again…

    [from tanster: who, me? ;) ]

  26. haha, wow. That scared me. I thought it was real when I read it in my RSS feed, then I went to the site and saw it was the Onion. What a relief.

  27. Wow almost had a heart attack when I saw this posted. Then I read the article and laughed. How dare they scare us like that!

  28. Literally, My heart stopped. I couldn’t breathe properly, that was so misleading. Thank God the show is not cancelled. Pls no more joke, seriously

  29. I literally just had a mini heart attack when I read that headline. Once I read the rest of the article I realized it was a spoof and actually pretty funny, but I thought it was real for a second. I don’t even want to think about how am I going to react when the show actually does end. Speaking of which, does anybody know if The Office has been picked up for a 7th season yet?

  30. Wow, I haven’t been that scared in a while. Haha, that and freaking out that there wasn’t a spoiler warning.
    I love The Onion even more now.

  31. 50: I think most of the actors are signed on for 8 seasons, and Carell is signed on for 7. Plus, the show is still ridiculously popular, so I’d say it will certainly be back next year.

  32. Jesus Christ, that scared me. I thought that this might happen, and i was terrified until i found out the onion isn’t a real newspaper. Phew!

  33. I loved how they thought it was weird the crew was invited to the wedding, that cracked me up.

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