15 Shows You Should Watch If You're A Fan of The Office

It's been 4 years since The Office's cast took their final bows *sob* and we've watched, rewatched and binged on Netflix again and again ever since trying to fill the void it left behind.

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Psh...those are rookie numbers.
And while our beloved show never, ever ever gets old, sometimes we get a hankering for something new. So here's our list of shows you're likely to enjoy if The Office is your all-time favorite show.

#15: The Walking Dead

Alright, so we know it's a stretch but hear us out.  One of the hallmarks of The Office was its use of a large ensemble cast, slowly introducing seemingly background characters that eventually got more and more screen-time until they eventually became fan favorites over the course of the series.  The Walking Dead, we argue, does exactly the same thing.  The Walking Dead also populates early episodes, and even entire seasons, with these same types of might-as-well-be-extras characters.  Little do your realize as you binge through the episodes, that that one person whose name you can't even remember will one day charm their way into your heart as, at least, your secondary favorite. 

And, if part of the reason you loved The Office wasn't just the comedy, but the writers' ability to pen characters you actually gave a damn about, look no further than The Walking Dead for another excellent exercise in character driven plot-lines and long-term character development. 

No, it isn't comedy.  But, much like The Office was so much more than a simple "workplace show," as any true TWD fan will tell you, The Walking Dead is waaaaay more than just a "zombie show." 

Lastly, we argue that Dwight would have effing loved it.

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Oh but um, you might not want to get too attached to anyone.

Seasons 1-6 are available on Netflix. Season 7 will be available around the time Season 8 premieres this October.

Celebrate Christmas with The Office

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Christmas is just around the corner, and what's the best part about this time of year? More than likely you've got a day or two off work or school and can marathon classic The Office Christmas episodes.  In case you forgot which they were, here's a list:

The Office: Christmas Episodes

S2E10 "Christmas Party"
Classic moments: Jim gives Pam a teapot full of meaningful Tchotchkes, Phyllis only loves Michael a homemade oven mitt's worth, and Dwight wears his elf ears.

S3E10 "A Benihana Christmas"
Classic moments: Carol breaks up with Michael over his inappropriate photoshopping, the bros in The Office take him to Benihana to cheer him up, where he meets his next "true love," an Asian girl he can't tell apart from her friend.

S5E10 "Moroccan Christmas"
Classic moments: Phyllis has dirt on Angela and takes over the PPC, planning a Moroccan themed Christmas party, Andy plays the sitar and Michael stages an intervention for Meredith after her hair catches on fire.

S6E12 "Secret Santa"
Classic moments: Jim lets Phyllis be Santa for this year's party, which Michael refuses to accept. Michael ultimately decides to offer an alternative Santa, but when that doesn't work, he becomes a very petulant Jesus Christ.

S7E11 "Classy Christmas"
Classic moments: Opening includes the Holiday card photoshoot, Michael takes over planning the party after he finds out Holly will return to Scranton and becomes Santa Bond. Pam uses her art skills to craft a meaningful gift for Jim. Jim and Dwight have an epic snowball showdown.

S8E10 "Christmas Wishes"
Classic moments: Andy, as the new boss at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, decides to grant wishes to his employees, Stanley has an outburst about thematic Christmas parties, Darryl and Val begin dating and Erin gets incredibly drunk. Dwight, Creed, Nate and Gabe all rock out to Transiberian Orchestra's version of Carol of the Bells.

S9E9 "Dwight Christmas"
Classic moments: The Office drops the ball on planning a party this year, and ultimately it's decided they will have a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas, headed by Dwight. Dwight becomes "Belsnickel," a holiday being who decides whether they've been Impish or Admirable.

Celebrate Halloween with The Office

Scariest of scary, The Office said goodbye more than 4 years ago. Say it with us now..."BOOOOOOO!!!!"

Now that that's out of your system, here's our PPC tips for having the best Office-themed Halloween.

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 First off, if you're more the type to spend Halloween parked in front of your TV, between passing out candy to the Trick-or-Treaters, here's a list of all The Office's Halloween episodes:

S2E5 "Halloween"
S5E6 "Employee Transfer"
S6E8 "Koi Pond"
S7E6 "Costume Contest"
S8E5 "Spooked"
S9E5 "Here Comes Treble"

But if you're a more involved Halloween-er, here's what we've got:

Michael Scott Pumpkin Stencil

Carve your very own Michael Scott Pumpkin using this stencil.


1) Click the stencil image above to download it in full size
2) Print the image (too small or large for your pumpkin? Try resizing and printing again)
3) Tape the stencil to your pumpkin
4) Trace cut out portions (black) by poking holes through the stencil along the lines using a ball-point pen. (Go deep! That's what she said...)
5) Remove the stencil from the pumpkin, but keep it as a guide.
6) Rub baby powder or flour over the dots you've made so you can see them easier.
&) Cut along the dotted lines (Be careful to leave the existing white parts from the stencil for structure)

Happy carving! Be sure to share your results with us on our Facebook page.

The Office on The Sims 3

I promise, I do actually have a real job and a life outside of The Office. But when I have free time (and I usually have lots of it thanks to said real job) I like to spend it on diving deeper and deeper into Dunderhead fandom. Some are obvious, like this website and The Office-isms Facebook page and Discussion Group, compilation videos and hundreds of memes that you're probably already aware of. And others, like this one, I've kept under wraps until I felt like they were worthy of sharing with other superfan Office-ionados.

This project was something I've picked away at for many years.  For fun mostly, but also because: Of the various 3D models from the show already available online? Few get it right. And none show things like the warehouse or Vance Refrigeration's offices.

All of the custom content you see (general Office-y decorations not directly from the show, like the file folders and reception desk) came from this wonderful website: TheSimsResource.com (If you're into The Sims and haven't discovered this site yet, it will forever change the way you play the game)

And on that site, there's this awesome little program for creating custom content yourself called TSR Workshop. Now, I'm no mesh designer, so every wall decoration you see that's directly from the show (Pam's painting, Dunder Mifflin signs etc) all came from using that program for the simplest form of beginner content editing: changing textures on existing paintings, and a little bit of elementary Photoshop.

I tried my best to make it as show accurate as the game would allow. Some discrepancies couldn't be avoided. Like the number of windows in the conference room because the interior and exterior TV sets are different. Others (like the U-shaped stairs from The Office and L-shaped stairs into the warehouse) could have been more accurate had I known those things needed to be built first. But by the time I learned this, my build was already 75% done and I didn't have the patience to scrap it and start over. Lastly, I took some liberties with Vance Refrigeration's offices (indicated by blue walls in the shots below) since we never saw much of those on the show, and also with the warehouse and hallways.

As I said above, few models get everything just right. So please, feel free to point out any mistakes you might see so I can adjust them in the game and repost updated screenshots.

Without further ado, here's my Sims 3 Scranton Business Park (click any photo to enlarge)

Exterior. Note billboards, hay bails from WUPHF.com, roof
ladder from The Client, and trampoline from Safety Training