For most during the lockdown, The Office was a safe haven, a show we could binge, living our quarantine lives through depressed office workers.
But sadly, it looks like the time has come for Netflix to say goodbye to the beloved show. Here's what we know so far...
The Office is one of NBC's best loves sitcoms.It was aired from 2005 to 2013 and is still available on a variety of streaming sites. This means, even though it has ended, it’s never really left the cultural zeitgeist. That was until now, that is!
Now, some fans don't know that The Office was actually a remake!It's based on the British BBC series of the same name, which premiered in 2001 and starred Ricky Gervais.
The show quickly gained a cult following.
The struggle is real #TheOffice https://t.co/jEtHpDU9SA— Baby Charlotte (@Baby Charlotte)1515075433.0
People absolutely love the show.
The Office theme song is the most uplifting piece of music ever recorded— Noah (@Noah)1516073585.0
Its high-quality humor is one of the reasons for its ongoing popularity.The cast of characters alongside the unlikely escapades they get up to over the show's nine seasons never fail to raise a laugh.
The show also has a surprisingly sweet core.The relationships between the different?Office?characters could warm anyone's heart. The show is a perfect balance of cringe-inducingly funny and touchingly moving.
There are certain scenes from The Office which will never get old.
My mom is talking about taking a pot of chili to my grandma's house and all I can think of is Kevin from The Office https://t.co/gFAydqhxx2— Rebeca with one C (@Rebeca with one C)1482369359.0
The inside jokes from the show still strike a chord today.
Should I try to go in? https://t.co/HDpPqzA0by— Jenna Fischer (@Jenna Fischer)1486420352.0
In fact, the whole cast is worth a Twitter follow.
@mindykaling @bjnovak @SteveCarell Oh hey guys. I don't mind the bullying. Thinking of you guys too. Best, p— Paul Lieberstein (@Paul Lieberstein)1374259358.0
The show is bursting at the seams with inside jokes.Here, Jim complains about Dwight throwing the most depressing birthday party imaginable - complete with brown and grey deflated balloons and that iconic "banner."
It's also eminently quotable.Michael Scott, the boss, is pictured here about to jump off the office building to prove a point to his co-workers.
The Office has also given us some of the most iconic reaction GIFs out there.This eye roll, by long suffering salesman Stanley, is the perfect response to a wide variety of annoying situations.
And another reason for the show's ongoing popularity?The relationships between the characters. A firm fan favourite was the will-they, won't-they romance between reluctant salesman Jim and shy receptionist Pam.
The show went off the air in 2013...And since then, fans have had to rely solely on reruns to get their Dunder Mifflin fix.
In our hour of need...We can always rely on The Office to serve as the ultimate pick-me-up. And it seems this was no exception when it came to the pandemic the world is currently in the midst of.
With many of us in self-isolation, we've been turning to Netflix to help pass the time...And it seems that most of us have been opting to (re)binge our way through The Office.
Although, if you're only part of the way through you might want to hurry it up...Because you might not have long left with your favourite characters.
@netflix is getting rid of the office at the end of this year and I’m literally going to die. ????— Mattalyn Dowd (@Mattalyn Dowd)1606169429.0
@netflix if y’all take off the office I’m cancelling my subscription— sel (@sel)1605749790.0
@chloeklaster Start now and keep repeating until it's over! I've been watching them over and over all year long. Wh… https://t.co/FERcZc5y4y— ?????????? ???????????????? (@?????????? ????????????????)1605716801.0
How am I supposed to binge the office 7 more times before January @netflix— uniq(ue)?? (@uniq(ue)??)1605910163.0
Finished The Office for the 6th time, it’s been one hellavu run @netflix ! Will be sad to see it go, but it’s time.— Andrew Phan (@Andrew Phan)1605593392.0
@netflix , with this increase in price-I feel it’s only fair that you keep The Office on after the end of the year— Kristina Holmes (@Kristina Holmes)1605572678.0
I knew the day was coming that The Office was leaving Netflix but the fact that it’s at the end of 2020 just puts t… https://t.co/Fink5nwhAu— KPN (@KPN)1606311616.0
Yep, unfortunately, The Office is being moved from Netflix to Peacock...
I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE OFFICE US LEAVING NETFLIX AND I'M MAD. https://t.co/TWRAVsiBTO— Rachael ???? (@Rachael ????)1606279198.0
On Tuesday, Netflix revealed the show is being removed from the streaming service in December...Although there have been talks of the show moving, it has finally been made official.
And the last day to watch any of your favourite episodes will be December thirty-first.
The Office is leaving Netflix on December 31st. 2020 just has to give one last ??to us.— Trick or Treat Kyle ?? (@Trick or Treat Kyle ??)1606281707.0