It doesn’t really feel proper to have fun the spooky vacation with out paying tribute to the present that had the greatest Halloween specials on prime time. Jim Halpert’s lazy costumes and Dwight Schrute‘s, erm, inventive concepts have turn into go-to costumes on October 31.
Although the long-lasting present led to 2013, the Halloween costumes are only one cultural influence it had. John Krasinski gushed over the devoted viewership of the long-running sitcom.
“We literally owe everything to our fans. Our show was going to be canceled the first two years at NBC,” the Quiet Place director advised Today in 2016. “And then iTunes came out, and people started buying the show for, like, $1.99. They were buying a show that they could see for free on Thursdays, which I think blew everybody’s brain at the network … That’s the reason why we stayed on.”
He continued, “Then we caught fire on our own way. So, every time someone comes up to me and says, you know, ‘Is it a bummer that you’ll only be known as Jim?’ I say, ‘First of all, being known as Jim would be the biggest honor for me, period.’”
Most of the 201 episodes portrayed the daily — and generally mundane — happenings round Dunder Mifflin, however the actors really had a blast at their day jobs.
“I do sometimes [miss The Office] … I really miss collaborating with an awesome group of people — the writers were fantastic — and taking a scene and trying to bring it to comedic life,” Rainn Wilson, who performed beet farmer Dwight, defined throughout an interview with NPR in 2018. “We always made sure that the scene kind of tickled us in some way.”
The Rocker actor admitted he doesn’t know if he’ll “ever have that experience again” with a challenge. “I remember early on, when we shot the pilot, we had lunch and Steve Carell did a little toast,” Rainn recalled. “He said, ‘You know, guys, this is probably going to be the job that we’re known for for the rest of our lives.’ And this was 2004. And all of a sudden, in season two, we started to take off.”
Needless to say, there are too many memorable moments to depend. Scroll by the gallery beneath to see 15 of The Office characters’ greatest and most memorable Halloween ensembles.