'The Office' bids Scranton farewell


The end of NBC's The Office is near and with it comes minute 15 of Scranton, Pennsylvania’s moment in the sun.

Fans from all over the United States travelled to the city to help say farewell to the program, as the majority of the cast participated in The Office Wrap Party held May 4 at the University of Scranton.

Series creator Greg Daniels and crew members participated in panel discussions, where they revealed interesting tidbits about the show, such as the well-known fact that the opening credit footage of the city was filmed by John Krasinski (who plays Jim) when he travelled to the city to research it upon landing the role that would make his career. Another interesting fact that was shared is that NBC is considering opening an Office museum and has kept every prop that has been used on the show, keeping them all in a Los Angeles warehouse.

Cast members in the city for the event included Krasinski, Jenna Fischer (Pam), Rainn Wilson (Dwight), Craig Robinson (Darryl), Kate Flannery (Meredith), Ellie Kemper (Erin), Oscar Nuñez (Oscar), Brian Baumgartner (Kevin), Creed Bratton (Creed), Paul Lieberstein (Toby), and Andy Buckley (David Wallace).

Daniels also shared his favorite moment during the series, which was they had to recreate Jim and Pam's wedding for the recent episode titled "Paper Airplane."

"To get Jim and Pam's eye line right for the camera, I stepped in as the minister," Daniels said. "So they were both looking at me with the full actor-power of all the emotions they were supposed to be feeling at their own wedding, just blasting in my face. I got chills and a fever."


Steve Carell also showed up in an unannounced surprise, as he joined the rest of the cast at an event at Scranton's baseball stadium.

Very cool.



- Steve Carell
- The Office (US)

Written by: Hamatosan
May 5th, 2013, 6:37 pm

Images courtesy of NBC

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