It is the final season of the American series and consisted of 22 episodes. [34] TVLine later reported on May 6, that Carell would appear in a cameo, although NBC declined to comment and Carell's representatives continued to deny the reports. [1] On May 11, 2012, NBC renewed The Office for a ninth season. Nellie Bertram (Catherine Tate) admits that the pill belongs to her; she explains that she doesn't want Dwight to find out, as she once saw him yell at Phyllis Vance (Phyllis Smith) for "sneezing incorrectly." [36][61], The season aired on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m., as part of the Comedy Night Done Right programming block. [43][44][45][46][47] Although cast member Zach Woods' series regular contract was not renewed for the season, he returned to the series as a guest star, in the episode "Moving On". Watch the mockumentary sitcom about the everyday lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Though Erin sees the situation as trivial, she nonetheless demands that the group sing "Faith" for Andy. Others lauded the way the show was able to successfully wrap-up its story arcs. It guest stars Stephen Colbert as Andy's college friend Broccoli Rob and Ben Silverman as an investor. [37] Cornet wrote that it "was a strong hour of television [and] the finale shone and delivered on all of its promise. In addition, the two are executive producers on the show. [60] The series finale guest starred: Rachael Harris as Angela's sister; Joan Cusack and Ed Begley Jr. as Erin's biological parents; Malcolm Barrett as Stanley's replacement; and Bill Hader and Seth Meyers as themselves. 3. [6] Helms said that the fact that the episode was the last Halloween installment for the series is "a sad thing". [5], The title is a reference to Andy's a cappella group Here Comes Treble, which had previously been alluded to in the series, but never actually shown. Episode 1 • The Dundies. Most of the main characters, and some supporting ones, are based on characters from the British version of The Office. 10K. The "concert" ends and Andy continues to argue with Rob as Rob halfheartedly apologizes for stealing Andy's song until Erin finally puts an end to the video chat. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) finds an anti-anxiety pill on the floor and begins a search for the office "madman". Angela goes to Dwight for help when she learns that her husband is having an affair with Oscar. It originally aired on NBC on May 2, 2013. "Lice", for instance, was called "terrible" by Campbell, as well as the "epitome of filler" by Brett Davinger of The California Literary Review. [4] Helms was temporarily written out of the series with a storyline that saw his character travel to the Caribbean with his brother on a boat. Krasinski and Helms were expected to appear in fewer episodes in order to film several upcoming movies. [63] The episode was viewed by 4.28 million viewers and became the lowest-rated season premiere for the series. [16] The Office finished third in its time slot, being beaten by an episode of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) series Grey's Anatomy which received a 3.0/8 percent rating and an entry of the CBS drama Person of Interest, which received a 2.9/8 percent rating[15] Despite this, The Office was the highest-rated NBC television program of the night. [90][91] "The Farm" was largely derided due to its uneven nature, and the broad humor that it used. 2. It actually makes me sad and infuriated that the show I had come to love has been reduced to this flaming pile of garbage. In the final shot, Andy gives the group nihilistic advice about the future before he sings "Faith". [72] The season also tied with the CBS series Rules of Engagement and the Fox series American Dad! [83] Reiher also praised the episode's two subplots, writing that "drunk Darryl and Die Hard" helped produce "a classic episode of The Office that brought back the warm and fuzzy feelings of the early seasons of the show. [100][101] Michael Scott's return was nominated and won the fan-voted "Best TV Moment" at the 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards on June 10, 2013. [64] For the first sixteen episodes, the series was able to maintain roughly 4 million viewers. \"I'll Be\" by Edwin McCain - performed by Here Comes Treble. Music Featured in The Office. ", "Complete List Of 2012-13 Season TV Show Ratings: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'The Voice' & 'Modern Family, "Final audience and ratings figures for 2004-05", "The Best TV Episodes of 2012: 'The Good Wife,' 'The Office' and 'Big Brother, "Review: 'The Office' – 'A.A.R.M. [72][75], The ninth season of The Office received moderately positive reviews from television critics. Synopsis:When the party planning committee drops the ball on the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional Schrute German Christmas. We all love The Office, don't we? TV Reviews The Office 5/17/13. This meant that, on average, the season was viewed by 2.6 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds. Kratzer called Dwight and Nellie's subplot the "most successful story" in the episode. Season 4. [6], The official website of The Office included three cut scenes from "Here Comes Treble" within a week of the episode's release. He was also complimentary towards the "little tidbits", such as Dwight's subplot. He becomes increasingly frustrated when the group is not interested in talking about his glory days as part of the group, and upon learning that old bandmate Broccoli Rob (Stephen Colbert) claimed Andy's nickname of "Boner Champ", Andy complains to both Rob, via video chat, and to Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper). Pam and Jim spend time talking with Nellie and Toby respectively about their marital troubles and couples counselling. All 30 songs featured in The Office (US) Season 9 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. Season 1. Jim is upset with Pam because of her failure to record Cece's recital, but the argument quickly escalates into a major fight about Jim's business venture. In the 146-second clip, Andy tells the office that the a cappella group is staying with Andy and Erin—Andy gets the basses and B-tones and Erin gets the tenors. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms. Roy's Wedding 1. [79] She concluded that the finale was able to successfully return the series "to what had always been its heart—to have true fulfillment". Club awarded the episode a "B–". The series finale, however, was watched by over 5.69 million viewers, making it the highest-rated episode that the show had aired in over a year. This episode features the return of Andy's brother Walter Jr. (, Dwight is tasked with selling paper to an unknown woman—revealed to be. [11] Guest directors for the season included noted actor Bryan Cranston, who directed the episode "Work Bus",[12] and filmmaker Jon Favreau, who directed the episode "Moving On". [7] Former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman also guest stars as one of the investors who attends Jim's meeting. [50] The episode "Lice" guest starred Julius Erving playing himself as an investor in Jim's sports marketing business. Dwight's sister Fannie (. [71], The season ranked as the ninety-fourth most watched television series during the 2012–13 season, with an average of 5.061 million viewers. [34] Carell's personal representative confirmed that Carell was on the set for the final episode, but that he did not film any scenes. It was the show's first season without head writer Paul Lieberstein, who was replaced by Dan Sterling. [107] In addition, the web documentary "The Office: The Farewells", which aired on prior to the series' conclusion, was nominated for an Outstanding Special Class Program Creative Arts Emmy Award.[103]. Following the decline in ratings from the previous year, the ninth season of The Office managed to stabilize around 4 million viewers per episode. Andy entertains the idea of moving to Cornell to keep his legacy alive. [3][4] The episode was directed by Claire Scanlon, who has served as an editor on the series for several seasons, this was her second directing credit after the eighth season episode, "Angry Andy". Angela begrudgingly allows Oscar and Kevin to attend her son Phillip's first birthday party. \"\"New Guys\"\" 1. [92][93], The reveal of the in-series documentary crew in "Customer Loyalty" received large amounts of critical attention. [65] The series hit an all-time low with the twentieth episode, "Paper Airplane", which was viewed by only 3.25 million viewers, and received a 1.7 rating/5 percent share. Sepinwall called it "a tremendously satisfying conclusion to a show that could make us gasp with laughter, but that could also make us cry or smile". [33][76] Based on seven critiques, review aggregation website Metacritic gave the ninth season of the show a 64 out of 100 rating, which denotes "generally favorable reviews". The show is based on the British comedy series of the same name, which was created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for the BBC. The show is known for its large cast size, many of whom are known particularly for their improvisational work. He secretly hopes the group will ask him to lead them in a performance of George Michael's "Faith". [6], In a conference call on August 21, 2012, Daniels announced that this would be the final season of the series. 25 episodes 42 songs. 5 'Here Comes Treble, "The Cast Talks About The Office Halloween Episode", "The Office – You Gotta Have Faith – Video", "Marshfield native performs on 'The Office,' 'Pitch Perfect, "The Office Review: 'Here Comes Treble' (Episode 9.05)", "Trey Anastasio and Stephen Colbert 'Collaborate' on The Office", "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Vampire Diaries' Adjusted Up; 'Parks & Rec', 'Up All Night', 'Rock Center', 'The Office', '30 Rock', 'Person of Interest' & Beauty & the Beast' Adjusted Down", "Thursday Final Ratings: 'Idol', 'Big Bang Theory', 'Grey's', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Mentalist' & 'Missing' Adjusted Up; 'Scandal' Adjusted Down", "TV Review: The Office 9.5, 'Here Comes Treble,, Television episodes about mental illnesses, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 19:50. [17] Angela Kinsey and Rainn Wilson, during an interview, expressed the hope to film an episode of the season in Scranton. She wrote that while the story had its limitations, "Little lines and bits ... helped elevate 'Here Comes Treble'". Boom mic operator Brian (. Livin' the Dream " is the twenty-first episode of the ninth season of the American comedy television series The Office and the 197th episode overall. This episode guest stars, One year after the airing of the documentary, past and present employees of Dunder Mifflin gather for Dwight and Angela's wedding. [6] "Here Comes Treble" guest stars Stephen Colbert as Andy's college friend Broccoli Rob. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. Others were more complimentary of the episode's subplots. The ninth season largely focuses on the relationship between Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer). Additionally, Wilson was initially slated to appear in only 13 episodes before leaving for a planned Dwight-centric spin-off,[5] but the spin-off was not picked up by NBC. [8] For the episode, Wilson's character is dressed up as a pig. Andy battles rude comments on the Internet. The series depicts the everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. When he calls his mother to set it up, she informs him the family has lost all their money. Dwight prepares for a marriage proposal and hires an assistant for his assistant, Andy auditions for a singing program, Darryl tries to leave his job without a fuss, and Pam has second thoughts about Jim staying in Scranton. Theme tune "Handbags and Gladrags" by Mike d'Abo, arranged and rerecorded specifically for the show by George Webley. [73] NBC increased their usual ad-price by 200 percent for the finale, asking for $400,000 per commercial. Season 2. [22] A one-hour retrospective of the series aired prior to the one-hour series finale on May 16.[23]. [14] The episode was viewed by 4 million viewers and received a 1.9 rating/5% share among adults between the ages of 18 and 49. Jim tries to make Pam happy with some pie. He was critical of the episode's Jim and Pam subplot, saying that it could have "been left on the cutting room floor. Online named the reveal one of the "Best TV Moments of the Week". Jim then later demonstrates using a baseball bat and a jack-o'-lantern how he can smash it off Dwight's head, but Dwight runs away in fear. He explained, "we never intended him to actually [interfere with Pam and Jim's marriage], but wanted people to worry about it so they would be engaged in the story. "[83] The season's penultimate entry, "A.A.R.M. Behind-the-Scenes Panel Discussion (Blu-ray exclusive), This page was last edited on 13 January 2021, at 20:22. to be the forty-third most watched television series in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic. "Here Comes Treble" was viewed by 4 million viewers and received a 1.9/5 percent rating among adults between the ages of 18 and 49, ranking third in its timeslot. Clark returns from his stint as Jan's sexual assistant and Dwight enlists his help; the two pose as a father and son so that they can successfully sell to the owner of a suit warehouse. During the seventh season episode "The Sting", Andy mentioned that Broccoli Rob and Anastasio had collaborated on a song together. It was viewed by 3.32 million in this demographic. In order to play a Halloween prank on his coworkers, Dwight wears a jack-o'-lantern on his head and succeeds in scaring Erin. After inviting his former college a cappella group, Here Comes Treble, to perform for the office during Halloween, Andy gets angry when he hears that his college friend Broccoli Rob (, Andy must help his family when his dad loses all of their money. Here Comes Treble 1. This marked the first time that he had both written and directed an episode of The Office since the fourth season entry "Fun Run". The Office Series Finale Review: Finale (Season 9, Episodes 24-25) By Juan Sam @@JuanSam26 8 years ago. [15] While The Office was mainly filmed on a studio set at Valley Center Studios in Van Nuys, California,[16] the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the show is set, was also used for shots of the opening theme. The Office • Season 2 Soundtrack 22 Episodes. "[5] Brent Forrester, who had been a consulting producer and writer since the third season was promoted to executive producer, alongside new series writer Dan Sterling. [17] Dan Forcella of TV Fanatic awarded the episode three-and-a-half stars out of five and called it "a nice enough holiday episode". "The Office" was one of the best comedies on network television so far in the new century. The documentary airs, and a year later, the members of the office gather for Dwight and Angela's marriage as well as a final round of interviews. After Jim returns, he tells Pam during the Here Comes Treble's performance, and they start arguing during the singing. Dwight tries to prevent Darryl from leaving the office. Directed by Jennifer Celotta. TV Reviews. David Brent performs a cover of this song over the end credits of the Training episode. Critical reception was moderately positive; although some critics took issue with certain aspects, such as the reveal of the in-series documentary crew, many argued that it was an improvement over the previous season. S9, Ep9 6 Dec. 2012 [20], The manner in which Stephen Colbert appeared received mixed reviews. He returned in the episode "Couples Discount". She was, however, critical of Andy's characterization, noting that he was merely used as a plot device when convenient. "Here Comes Treble" received mixed reviews from television critics, with many mainly criticizing Andy's characterization. I have edited a scene from season 5, episode 13 Stress Relief, cut with the extra scenes that did not make it into the final episode. Up; 'Person,' 'Rob,' 'Parks' Adj. The Office US Complete Soundtrack [Seasons 1-9] By Jamie Wade. [57] Comedian Roseanne Barr had a two-episode arc as a talent agent named Carla Fern, and first appeared in the episode "Stairmageddon". "[84] Roth Cornet of IGN noted that "The interplay between Jim, Dwight, and Pam has been the core of the series since Michael Scott's departure, and it was good to see the trio front and center once again as The Office comes to a close. [6], Due to the presence of the a cappella group, the episode features several songs. However, the series' penultimate episode was elongated into 2 separate episodes, resulting in "Finale"—which was announced previously as an hour-long special—being the 24th and 25th episodes of the season. \"Karma Chameleon\" by Culture Club - performed by Here Comes Treble. We all just flat-out lied … It was just one of those things that we all vowed and had to protect". Daniels said, "This year feels like the last chance to really go out together and make an artistic ending for the show that pays off a lot of the stuff that matters most to fans. Online Krasinski said that the producers were supposedly "still trying to figure out [Carell's] schedule" and that the finale "just wouldn't be the same without him". It guest stars Stephen Colbert as Andy's college friend Broccoli Rob and Ben Silverman as an investor.. Adams compared Colbert's cameo to former lead actor Steve Carell's appearance in the first series of the BBC Two sitcom Life's Too Short, calling it "an unfortunate echo". [14] Ken Kwapis directed the series finale; he also directed the show's pilot episode. Vocals by Fin Muir. ", received a glowing response from many critics. May 17 2013. [10], For the season, cast members John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and Ed Helms were credited as producers. 1. [20] On March 19, 2013, the official Office fansite OfficeTally launched a campaign on to "super-size or extend" the finale; this campaign was motivated by a statement made by Daniels, in which he mentioned he would "beg" the studio to air a longer episode. It's like there's a clock ticking". [8] With the filming of "Here Comes Treble", the cast began realizing that the show was truly approaching its end. Dwight is forced to shoot Stanley with a few bull tranquillizer darts to knock him out. "Local Ad" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of the American comedy television series The Office, and the show's sixty-second episode overall. 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