Fans of the American version of The Office know two things to be true. One, don’t engage with people who argue that 12 episodes of the British version are better than nine seasons of TV greatness. Can we just stick this argument in Jello and be done with it for good? And two, there’s no limit on how many times you can re-watch an episode of The Office. That’s why we’re loving this supercut that includes one second from every episode of The Office. Some days we don’t have the time to watch an entire season in one sitting, but we still need a hit of our favourite Dunder Mifflin, people person’s paper people.
Nine seasons and 201 episodes condensed into four minutes is an impressive feat and amazingly still captures the essence of the beloved comedy. There’s Michael dancing on the Booze Cruise just moments before he’s arrested and then gives Jim advice that makes us cry. There’s Dwight puking on his car after sustaining a concussion while rushing to rescue Michael from his George Foreman grill. There’s Kevin dropping his chili. There’s Andy tearing his scrotum. There’s Meredith getting rabies from a bat. There’s Michael almost passing out while trying to raise money to end the fight against rabies, a disease that already has a cure.
And of course, all the couples of The Office. There’s Jim declaring his love for Pam at Casino Night, Ryan getting his job at Corporate and breaking up with Kelly, Dwight and Angela having an affair, and most dysfunctional of all, Michael and Jan. Snip-snap, snip-snap, snip-snap. Thank goodness for Holly.
A few of the show’s most notable guest stars also made the supercut, including hot boss Charles, played by Idris Elba, and dead boss DeAngelo, played by Will Ferrell.
But it’s the main cast members who really hit us in the feels and make The Office the show fans watch when they’re happy, when they’re depressed, or when they need to be reminded of the beauty in the every day. It was just a show about a little paper company and the people who worked there, but it’s ordinariness and relatability are what make The Office special and enduring.
Now let’s get that revival going.