With The Office finishing up as we speak, I thought it was appropriate to remember the good old times, and the bad recent times in the best form the internet has to offer…gif form.
The early days were about Jim and Pam and stolen looks. Whilst a recycled moment from the UK, this moment still set the tone for what would become a great show.
Whilst the two worked great together, this might just be the least subtle, “dat ass” checking out in history.
Dwight and Angela worked really well in the early days. Once their secret was out? It was completely ruined.
Michael himself really hit his straps in season 2. He stopped trying to be David Brent and just enjoyed being Michael Scott.
Jam was still going strong of course.
So much love. I hope they don’t get together and ruin it all!
Suddenly Pam wanted Jim, even though she told him she didn’t want him. Then she immediately called off her wedding but didn’t ring up Jim and tell him to come back because… well it is kind of stupid when you think about it. Best not to think about it then, because the show was still good.
All up though, it made things a bit awkward.
Jim meanwhile was really lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive girlfriend by his side.
But he threw that away and they finally got together with Pam. It was another great moment and a wise choice to still have somebody who would support his dreams so strongly…
No other words for it. Awwwwwwwwww. Season 4 started and we all wanted to see the pair together and happy. The show delivered.
Then season 4 trickled along without much happening until the final episode of the series, “Dinner Party”. This is the moment when the office finally stopped being a great comedy and laid itself to rest.
Which finally lead us into the final perfect finish.
Jim and Pam happy together, just being themselves and enjoying their lives. It got a bit rocky in the past few episodes, but The Office finished with a decent enough finale and I was left satisfied.
Wait what? This thing is still going? Why? Boy I hope it works out well and they don’t ruin all the characters!
Well Pam left, which was a reasonable move considering that plot-line was now a dead end. The chemistry with Michael and the pair was still always great.
This season was a train wreck from start to finish. But screw the haters, the wedding episode was still great to watch. It was one last happy (and believable) moment in a now mediocre show.
The show is now incredible stupid. Dwight left the Christmas party to construct giant snowmen…because you would wouldn’t you?
Michael then left, which was an extremely smart career move. With him gone, the show had one last chance to redeem itself, but it needed something drastic. Luckily Dwight came through by killing off Andy.
Unfortunately I must have just dreamt that, because the show rolled on and Andy (and his singing) was made an even bigger part of it.
Remember this story line with Andy and Erin? Probably, even though the writers pretty much forgot about it. Instead of concluding it in a reasonable way, they just hooked her up with a brand new character for…reasons.
Not content with that, they then introduced more characters, mostly big names, who were not really funny at all.
Leading us into the Loony Tunes finish.
Forget the whole Ryan and the baby thing..which was down right offensive. The second finale hit all the right notes and the Michael cameo was well done and not overplayed. We were just missing a shot of Holly and a baby at the back of the wedding, but you can’t have everything right?
It ended well, we can all relax now.
It was a long journey and it is now finally over. Will it end happy? Well of course it will, it ended happy half way through season 4. Will they completely destroy the legacy of the show as one of the greatest TV series of all times? Possible, but I doubt it.
Either way it is the end of an era. I can’t help but feel a little sad at this point. It is more than time for it to end…but yeah, that old life clock never stops ticking does it?
Time to re-watch it and remember.