We are mega fans of The Office over here. If it’s an option, the whole family generally votes to watch it. We especially love The Office Christmas epiosdes and the quotes – hilarious! But now? Now someone ghost-wrote The Office Coronavirus Episode. Because this is the times we are in. And as Andy Bernard would say: NAILED IT. ps- if you aren’t listening to The Office Ladies podcast, please start! It’s awesome.
The Office: The Hilarious Virus Episode (That Never Happened But Totally Could)
We’re spending a lot of time with our TV on these days, as I’m sure most of you are too.
And sometimes the TV is on AND the phone is out as we surf social and watch at the same time.
Okay, so if you know me, that’s pretty much all the time. But I digress…
I just had a total inception moment here.
While watching The Office on TV, I ran across The Office: The Coronavirus Episode.
And, well, she totally nailed it.
The Office: Coronavirus
Michael ignores the “work from home” memo because he thinks that everyone should be together at a time like this
Dwight acts completely normal & claims genetic immunity
Angela wears a hazmat suit
Kevin says that he’s had it for weeks & feels fine
Creed is somehow Patient Zero & took out a life insurance policy on everyone in the office
Erin actually has the virus but doesn’t tell anyone because she thinks everyone will be mad at her
Jim and Pam try to convince Dwight that Jim has it and at first Dwight doesn’t care but when he sees Jim coughing and sneeze alone in the break-room, Dwight quarantines the rest of the office by locking them all in the conference room overnight
One person sneezes and Stanley exclaims, “I don’t get paid enough to work in an infirmary, I’m goin home,” and is later shown on a beach with a margarita as a video conference from David Wallace begins
Wallace is on his death-bed, says the stock market is plummeting and he’s out of a job but they’re keeping Scranton open
Meredith is loaded and drinking drinks that are one part hand sanitizer and two parts Vodka, she keeps asking if it can be contracted sexually
Michael keeps saying “only old people like Phyllis have to worry about getting it”
Phyllis is really just stuck in the bathroom with no toilet paper the whole episode
Dwight keeps saying they need to pool their immune systems and put them on high alert by everyone sharing germs and encourages everyone to double dip chips while coughing in their faces
Ryan claims to have contracted a rare, more obscure flu and starts writing pretentious death-bed poetry about it
Kelly keeps asking Ryan if he would still kiss her if she contracted it, she is not looking so hot
Andy looked at WebMD & is now losing his mind
Toby shows all symptoms and gets admitted to the hospital but nobody cares
Gabe is dead
Everybody blames Oscar because corona “sounds Mexican”
The episode ends with Michael shopping alone at Costco on a Saturday; he’s excited because he usually “can’t even get in the door”
Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.