Bring a piece of â??The Officeâ?? to your office as series finale airs tonight at 9 on NBC 3
Thu, 16 May 2013 17:47:34 GMT —
We were first introduced to Dunder Mifflin Paper eight years ago on NBC's The Office, but our fascination with the cast and company doesn't have to end with the series.
During this evening's series finale, two Central New York cities featured on the sitcom will be among five markets in the U.S. to see an advertisement for paper made by the fictional company, reminding us we can take a tangible memory of the show to our own office.
The Scranton-based television show has a special place in many Central New Yorkers' hearts, with its references and connections to Utica, Syracuse, and other Upstate cities.
The ad for Dunder Mifflin paper -- sold through Quill.com, a Staples website -- will air in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the show is set, as well as in Utica, Syracuse, Albany, and Akron, Ohio.
Those cities have been mentioned on "The Office" as competing branches and obstacles for the Scranton-based cast of characters to outsmart and triumph over.
Utica was featured on a fan-favorite episode from season four, when then-boss man Michael Scott (played by Steve Carrell), Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) drove upstate, ultimately threatening to burn the branch to the ground.
The Syracuse branch was introduced more recently, last year. Dwight and Jim feared Syracuse would lure customers away from the closing Binghamton branch, preventing them from crossing over the NY-PA border to seek out the (albeit slightly) closer Scranton branch.
In February, Dunder Mifflin ran an ad seen only in Utica on WUTR during the Oscars.
Scranton saw an ad during the Super Bowl.
There are rumors Carrell's character may return for a guest appearance on tonight's series finale, which you can watch on NBC 3 at 9 p.m.
An hour-long retrospective will air at 8 p.m. -- featuring reflections from the cast.
Earlier this month, they waved, high-fived, and posed for pictures with fans in Scranton.
There was a parade, a street festival and a wrap party to commemorate the end of the show in the city where the sitcom is set.
The cast appeared at PNC Field, home of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, which re-opened this season after being closed for renovations.
Scenes from the field have been featured in previews for the retrospective.
You may remember, the AAA affiliate for the New York Yankees played their home games at NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse last year, sharing the home-field advantage with our Chiefs.