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Alarmed, Erin redirects him towards using his family's money to create a scholarship for young a cappella singers. She wrote that the episode "was not only funny but had a huge nostalgia factor", and continued the show's trend of strong Christmas episodes. , The season aired on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m., as part of the Comedy Night Done Right programming block. She wrote that while the story had its limitations, "Little lines and bits ... helped elevate 'Here Comes Treble'". Michael Tedder of Vulture called it "the least interesting way this camera crew reveal could have gone". " Michael Tedder of Vulture commented that he was "willing to call it the fourth best season of the show overall, which is by no means faint praise. Season 9 The Office Critics Consensus. The ninth and final season of the American television comedy The Office premiered on NBC on September 20, 2012, and concluded on May 16, 2013, consisting of 25 episodes. Visit Tunefind for music from your favorite TV shows and movies. Directed by Jennifer Celotta.  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. Episode 1 • The Dundies.  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. Club wrote an article that argued that the mockumentary format made the camera "an audience surrogate", and that by revealing the documentary crew, "the audience no longer felt welcome". 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. Here's every song featured in the hit US TV show, brought to you in chronological order! The episode, however, ranked as the highest-rated NBC series of the night. 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During the seventh season episode "The Sting", Andy mentioned that Broccoli Rob and Anastasio had collaborated on a song together. Pam and Jim share lunch with Brian, the documentary's sound man. Meanwhile, Andy prepares for a potential acting job, and Jim and Pam utilize new skills that they learned in couples counseling. Everyone's favorite workplace comedy, The Office, is now on Peacock! ^‡ denotes an hour-long episode (with advertisements; actual runtime around 42 minutes). " Daniels also said all the questions would be answered, such as who was behind the documentary, and why they had been filming it for so long, as well as the reveal of the Scranton Strangler. These included Eric Wareheim as Gabor, Matt L. Jones as Zeke, and Will McCormack as Wolf. 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"Here Comes Treble" is the fifth episode of the ninth season of the American comedy television series The Office. Watch the mockumentary sitcom about the everyday lives of the workers at Dunder Mifflin, a paper company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. Meanwhile, Dwight finally receives his black belt in karate from his new sensei (, Jim convinces Dwight that he needs to choose someone to act as an Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager; the two subsequently hold tryouts for the position. Kevin learns a secret about Oscar. The episode originally aired on NBC on October 25, 2012.  McNutt called it "an abandoned novelty". 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). , Due to the nature of the episode, many of the characters are dressed as cultural icons and characters from fiction.  On May 7, NBC announced the series finale would be extended, and air in a 75-minute time slot. SONGS. One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding.  Other episodes were not received as positively. Furthermore, he praised many of her lines and her acting ability. "Finale" is the last episode of the American comedy television series The Office. Jim is forced to miss Cece's first recital after a major investor exits his company. Others were more complimentary of the episode's subplots. Down", "Ads for The Office Finale Could Go for $400,000", "Complete List Of 2012-13 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'NCIS,' 'The Big Bang Theory' & 'NCIS: Los Angeles, "IAM Rainn Wilson – Dwight From the Office and the Founder of SoulPancake – AMA! 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." This meant that, on average, the season was viewed by 2.6 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds. Andy meets with a talent agent named Carla Fern (. After her daycare turns away her child, Angela is forced to bring her kid to work. 6 episodes 0 songs. Angela begrudgingly allows Oscar and Kevin to attend her son Phillip's first birthday party. The episode originally aired on NBC on October 25, 2012.  Former NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman also guest stars as one of the investors who attends Jim's meeting. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms.  In terms of viewers, the ninth season ranked as the lowest-rated season of The Office, although it beat the first season's ranking, which was the 102nd most watched program for the 2004–05 year. The ninth and final season of the American television comedy The Office premiered on NBC on September 20, 2012, and concluded on May 16, 2013, consisting of 25 episodes. 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.  This means that it was seen by 1.9 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds, and 5 percent of all 18- to 49-year-olds watching television at the time of the broadcast. This was largely due to the anticipated increase in viewership that the finale would bring. " The season's penultimate entry, "A.A.R.M. In the following table, "U.S. viewers (million)" refers to the number of Americans who viewed the episode on the night of broadcast. He was also complimentary towards the "little tidbits", such as Dwight's subplot. We all just flat-out lied … It was just one of those things that we all vowed and had to protect". 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. Meanwhile, Jim and Darryl have a big meeting with Major League baseball player, The elevators are under maintenance and the office workers have to walk up the stairs, a situation everyone deems the "Stairmageddon".  A one-hour retrospective of the series aired prior to the one-hour series finale on May 16.. Schulz. The title is a reference to Andy's college a cappella group, which had previously been alluded to in the series, but never actually shown. 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. It was the show's first season without head writer Paul Lieberstein, who was replaced by Dan Sterling. , The manner in which Stephen Colbert appeared received mixed reviews.  Daniels later revealed in an interview that the subplot was a red herring to keep viewers emotionally invested in Pam and Jim's story. Devon Abner as Devon White, a former Dunder Mifflin Employee who was fired by Michael. Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) finds an anti-anxiety pill on the floor and begins a search for the office "madman". "Here Comes Treble" was written by supervising producer Owen Ellickson, marking his third writing credit for the series, after the eighth season episodes "Pool Party" and "Fundraiser". guest starred Aaron Rodgers, Clay Aiken, Mark McGrath, Santigold, and Jessica St. Clair, all playing themselves. \"I'll Be\" by Edwin McCain - performed by Here Comes Treble. Andy auditions for "The Next Great A Cappella Sensation". , The season ranked as the ninety-fourth most watched television series during the 2012–13 season, with an average of 5.061 million viewers. " Krasinski, on the other hand, explained that "It was so thrilling. This is the second season not to star Steve Carell as lead character Michael Scott, although he returned for a cameo appearance in the series finale. Season 3. The group mistakenly thought the song was to be dedicated to Andy, and they contacted Rob to sing it with them. 19 episodes 6 songs. List of Songs from THE OFFICE - Season 1, w/ scene descriptions, broken down by episode. 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". S9, Ep9 6 Dec. 2012  Emily VanDerWerff of The A.V. "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. When Jim convinces Dwight that the building is unsafe due to a radiation leak, Dwight rents a bus and sets up the office inside. 22 episodes 23 songs.  As such, Helms made only a small appearance in "The Whale" and was absent from the following eight episodes. ^* denotes an extended 75-minute episode (with advertisements; actual runtime around 52 minutes). Season 2.  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.  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. All 2 songs featured in The Office (US) season 9 episode 17: The Farm, with scene descriptions. ", received a glowing response from many critics. Most of the main characters, and some supporting ones, are based on characters from the British version of The Office. VIEWS. This meant that the last part of "Finale" is the series' 201st episode.  NBC increased their usual ad-price by 200 percent for the finale, asking for $400,000 per commercial.  Many critics argued that the season was an improvement, in both writing and humor, over the previous season. Season 2 - Episodes. Home Latest Film TV Club Music Games Video TV Reviews Reviews And more. Save. 10K. Club wrote that "the tension between Jim and Pam in the final season ended up being highly controversial for a number of reasons ... but it also provided the most hopeful moments of the series' final stretch" (although she did note that it was clear that the writers had "blatantly" set up the drama). Work Bus 1. , Kinsey and Wilson also noted that the cast and crew could neither "confirm nor deny" but were "hoping" for a return of Steve Carell as Michael Scott. " 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. After Andy returns from his boat trip, Erin decides that she is going to break up with him so that she can be with Pete, but Pete begins to doubt her. " 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. The Office (2005) Soundtrack 4 Seasons. This episode features the return of Andy's brother Walter Jr. (, Dwight is tasked with selling paper to an unknown woman—revealed to be.  "Here Comes Treble" guest stars Stephen Colbert as Andy's college friend Broccoli Rob. \"\"New Guys\"\" 1.  Bonnie Stiergnberg of Paste felt that the episode was too rushed and that the storylines did not have a chance to naturally play out.  Kratzer called the underuse of Colbert "borderline criminal".  For the episode, Wilson's character is dressed up as a pig. , In a conference call on August 21, 2012, Daniels announced that this would be the final season of the series. We all love The Office, don't we? In the episode, Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) invites his old college a cappella group, Here Comes Treble, to perform for the office during Halloween. to be the forty-third most watched television series in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic. 80. It originally aired on NBC on May 2, 2013.  "Finale" was the most watched episode of The Office since the eighth season episode "Pool Party", but ranked as the third-least watched finale of the series, following the eighth- and first-season finales.  Three months later, however, the producers for The Office mounted "an 11th-hour effort last month" to get Carell to make a cameo in the show's final episode, according to TVLine. VIEWS. "The Office" was one of the best comedies on network television so far in the new century. For his new job, Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) meets with investors. SONGS. , The ninth season of The Office received moderately positive reviews from television critics.  The fourteenth episode, "Junior Salesmen", featured several guest stars.  Carell, however, did end up returning for the finale; his character, Michael Scott, becomes Dwight's best man at his wedding. When the group begins performing "Faith", Andy is surprised that Rob appears via video to sing the lead. , The official website of The Office included three cut scenes from "Here Comes Treble" within a week of the episode's release. , 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. , Due to the presence of the a cappella group, the episode features several songs.  Although in its ninth season, The Office no longer was NBC's highest-rated scripted comedy series—it was surpassed by Go On—it often ranked as the highest-rated scripted NBC series on Thursday nights. Angela attends a press conference with the senator who outs himself as gay on television, and shocking both her and Oscar, reveals his relationship with his chief of staff. Kratzer called Dwight and Nellie's subplot the "most successful story" in the episode. The ninth season of the show was produced by Reveille Productions and Deedle-Dee Productions, both in association with Universal Television. 3. Directed by Claire Scanlon.  "Finale" was also nominated for an Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series Emmy and an Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series Emmy; David Rogers and Claire Scanlon for "Finale" won the latter, marking the fifth win for The Office at the Emmys overall and the series' first win since 2009.  According to TVLine, he returned to work right before the show's Christmas break. Though Erin sees the situation as trivial, she nonetheless demands that the group sing "Faith" for Andy. [nb 1] Rainn Wilson argued that the show's lower ratings were a combination of the overall trend in lower television ratings in 2012, as well as the fact that "NBC didn't promote [the series] one bit".  He appeared in the episodes "Here Comes Treble", "Suit Warehouse", "Customer Loyalty", and "Moving On". When the party planning committee forgets to plan the annual Christmas party, Dwight gets everyone to celebrate with a traditional, Pam accidentally brings lice into the office but lets. Dwight makes Angela jealous when he starts dating a Brussels sprout farmer, who Clark suspects may be trying to lure Dwight into a scam. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms.  Rogers and Scanlon also won an American Cinema Editors award for Best Edited Half-Hour Series for Television. "Finale" was nominated for three awards at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, and won for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series.  Actress Catherine Tate, who joined the series as a series regular midway through season eight portraying Nellie Bertram, continued with the series. TV Reviews The Office 5/17/13. Erik Adams of The A.V. He was critical of the episode's Jim and Pam subplot, saying that it could have "been left on the cutting room floor. Dwight spends the rest of the day trapped inside it and mentions how it wil…  "Junior Salesman" saw the return of several minor characters, including Lance Krall as Sensei Ira (who first appeared in the second-season episode "The Fight"), Noel Petok as Troy Underbridge (who first appeared in the fourth-season episode "Night Out"), Beth Grant as Dwight's babysitter (who first appeared in the fourth-season episode "Dinner Party"), and James Urbaniak as Rolf (who first appeared in the fifth-season episode "Company Picnic"). All 30 songs featured in The Office (US) Season 9 Soundtrack, listed by episode with scene descriptions. With Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms.  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. Angela orders a hit on Oscar for cheating with her husband, the office makes a tower with their customer complaint cards, Jim wines and dines Stanley and Phyllis in exchange for a favor, and Pam begins her mural.  Former NBC co-chairman and The Office executive producer Ben Silverman had a minor recurring role as one of Jim's colleagues. The ninth season of The Office premiered from September 20, 2012 and ended on May 16, 2013. Writer Mindy Kalingalso departed from the show. Angela goes to Dwight for help when she learns that her husband is having an affair with Oscar. The episode was written by B. J. Novak, who also acts in the show as Ryan Howard, and directed by Jason Reitman. Baumgartner ) is dressed as George Michael by Michael of George Michael 's `` Faith '', such Dwight! 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