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“The Office” ends with perfect finale

Imagine the most pain-inducing scenario possible; something that would scar you for the rest of your life, scare you into an unthinkable state of mind in which you cannot live a sane life without bursting into tears.
Multiply that by ten, and you will have gone through the unforgettable torture of watching the season finale of “The Office.”
Aired on May 16, the hour long episode pulled more laughter and tears out of me since “Toy Story 3.”
The show has faced a nine season run since 2005, and despite the few bumps in the road with occasional awkward castings and cringeworthy episodes, it pulled through with the best finale possible.
After discovering “The Office” at the end of seventh grade, I proceeded to spend a good portion of that summer watching every season until I was caught up, ready to watch Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott, act in his last season with the show.
The tragedy of my fantastic discovery was when I found out Carell had planned to leave as soon as I had gotten hooked on the show, and more specifically, his character.
Michael Scott is more or less the epitome of the world’s worst boss. In the pilot episode, Scott shows off a mug he owns proudly stating “WORLD’S BEST BOSS.” The irony being that Scott had purchased the mug for himself rather than being given it by one of his many workers.
Michael Scott deserves all of Glenn Coco’s candy canes. My spirits soar higher than Dumbo’s flight when he walks in the room. His poorly executed jokes are contagious to the point that they’ve severely affected the way my friends look at me. After watching “Prison Mike” pronounce “thanks” as “tanks,” I now send a picture of multiple tanks to friends in lieu of typing out the very overused “thanks,” which they find very annoying.
It’s generally ensured that if Michael Scott is going to say anything to anyone, it will be accompanied by an unintentional insult and, if you’re lucky, a “that’s what she said” joke. Though hilarious to watch, everyone knows that a boss as shallow as Michael Scott would experience mutiny after the first day.
Jim and Pam, the lovebirds of the office since season four, start off as best friends and as end up married parents of two. After too many bumps in the road for my heart to handle, the finale resolves every issue in the sweetest way possible.
The past two seasons have definitely been too weird to consider enjoyable. While still incorporating some of the show’s usual sort of humor, it was generally weak and lacked an obvious component  — Michael Scott. Losing such a well rounded character cost the show their biggest source of humor.
The unexpected highlight (beautiful spoiler alert) of the show’s finale was the best thing that could’ve happened: the manager of the branch as of season nine, Dwight Schrute, was getting married to accountant Angela Martin. After his original best man revealed that the best man must be older than the groom, Michael Scott appeared for the first time in two seasons and delivered a perfect, “that’s what she said.”
“The Office” has officially come to a close after numerous heartfelt episodes. Its concept of capturing your attention by sticking to realistic plot lines has left it forever being in the list of the best TV shows ever aired.
It’s never going to end for me, though. It’s too difficult to forget Dwight’s wide knowledge of bears, beets and “Battlestar Gallactica,” and Jim’s impressive creativity when it comes to pranking. 
“The Office” will forever be apart of my heart — and I will never be thankful enough for Netflix’s open ability to watch this show as many times as my much too free time allows me.
 
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