“The Office” has come a long way. From a direct copy-cat of the British original to a show giving audiences a non-stop barrage of quirky joke machines, this is a series our generation has watched grow and change. For better or worse, this is our “All in the Family,” our “Seinfeld,” our “Cheers.”
So, as we gear up for a final farewell to Steve Carrell’s reign, let’s raise a glass to Michael, Dwight, Pam and (sigh) Jim and all the others, and what better way to do that then drink our way through the season finale.
Now, by no means are we encouraging underage consumption. However, the season finale sounds like a guest star, nostalgia laden emotion trap and we can think of no better way to get through it than a season finale drinking game.
Let’s face it, the show hasn’t been great since the unstoppable season three and it hasn’t been really good since season four. At this point, the best we can do is pound a couple drinks and watch as the whole thing finally collapses in a sticky syrupy mess. You might as well have some friends around to go through the bottle with, too.
- Ricky Gervais makes a racist joke (take two if it’s a callback to a joke from the outstanding “Party” episode of the UK’s season 2.)
- Michael is in costume as either Michael Klump or the paper machete Double Michael.
- Jim makes that face. You know, the face. You know what I’m talking about.
- Jim and Pam make a joke that theoretically should be funny but isn’t. You’ll know it when you see it, and if not, might as well take a drink anyway.
- Any item is encased in Jello.
- Someone does a terrible British impression of Ricky Gervais or Catherine Tate.
- Angela and Dwight kiss/have sex.
- You’re forced to wonder what any one of the plethora of guest stars is doing (focus on Jim Carrey, but watch out for Will Arnett.)
- Speaking of Will Arnett, if anything he says could be something the veritable George Oscar Bluth would say, or he engages in wild physical comedy, drink and do your best whistle impression.
- Michael cries.
- Erin cries.
- Andy cries.
- Ricky Gervais looks like he’s going to cry.
- Any popular or classic song with revamped Office specific lyrics.
- Any clips montage.
- Michael’s goodbye speech.
- Ricky Gervais dancing.
Finish your drink if/when …
- Any character dies.
- Ryan and Kelly get married or divorced, or have really any change in their confusing, bizarre parasitic relationship.
- Screw it, if anyone gets engaged/married.
- Jim and Pam’s baby shows up.
- they finally pick a replacement for Michael.
Finish the bottle if…
- The replacement happens to be Will Arnett. Running around your place thanking God that they could maybe get a good season out of this old dying animal yet is optional but encouraged.