What I’m about to tell you might be greatly upsetting and disruptive to your regularly scheduled TV time.
It is with deep regret that I tell you that “The Office,” one of the greatest most joyful shows to ever grace our television screens, is going to be removed from Netflix.
The hilariously lighthearted American version of the show is EVERYONE’S go-to show. I’ve personally watched every single episode of every single season a minimum of 15 times. The show’s hilarious take on the best and worse aspects of human nature is what makes it the most-watched show on Netflix.
We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019
The Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix users spent more time watching “The Office” than any other show on their streaming platform in 2018.
Netflix paid $100 million in 2018 to keep the show on its platform.
They announced that the show would be leaving their platform on June 25. And even though you can still watch it on Netflix until 2021 and on the NBC app and on Comedy Central, the Internet is still beside itself… as are we.
This is worse than if they canceled Pretzel Day or shut down Café Disco. It’s even worse than the time Toby came back from Costa Rica or when the Scranton Strangler was on the loose.
We’d rather get sit on by Michael Clump or be stuck in a room with Prison Mike… or even worse, Date Mike.
But alas, we must say goodbye to our Netflix binging of one of the most beautiful shows we’ve ever had the privilege to watch. In honor of all the laughter and joy this show has brought us, we present to you our favorite 35 reactions to the news that “The Office” is leaving Netflix.
— فويرس (@FarsRrs) July 2, 2019
1) The Reaction of All Reactions – Denial
This is all of us right now. You couldn’t possibly sum up our reactions and more perfectly. “Oh God, please NOOOOOOO!”
The Office is leaving Netflix pic.twitter.com/AsJU6OMDfe
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) June 26, 2019
2) The Second Stage of Grief: Anger
Once we moved passed the denial stage, we were just so angry. I mean, how dare you NBC? How DARE YOU?!?
— Pamela Grace deVega (@pam_grace18) June 25, 2019
3) Bargaining, In the Form of Threats
People are starting to retaliate. But only in the form of memes and gifs. And these people mean business.
— sad ninja hours (@NoLeeNoParty) June 25, 2019
We’re upset. Very upset. Like Dwight crying alone in a stairwell upset.
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) June 25, 2019
In the end, there’s just nothing we can do about it. I mean, we should have the entire box set on DVD anyway. Do people still watch DVDs?
— NateTheMemer (@TheMemeDemigod) June 25, 2019
6) We’re Trying To Be Cool
We are really trying to be cool about this whole thing. But we’re failing at it hard. We can’t help it… we love “The Office” so much.
— 🖤 「Moxi」🖤 (@WowMoxi) June 26, 2019
7) Send Help
Some of us are taking it harder than others. We’re gonna need some extra help to get through these tough times. We might need some therapy.
— #RUNITBACK (@fofofomoses) June 26, 2019
8) Ya Know What…
Honestly though… what Creed said. Because seriously. You might as well just cut off our nose to spiderface.
— saat samundar paar main tere peeche peeche aa gayi (@AddyBrainwave) June 27, 2019
9) We’re Not OK
We’re REALLY NOT OK with this. But we will be. It’s just going to take some time.
— Tobi (@toric1031) June 25, 2019
10) But For Now
In the meantime, we’re totally going to cry about it. What else are we going to watch when we don’t feel like finding something to watch? What else are we going to put on in the background when we have to do things we don’t really want to do?
— Edward Sanchez (@edwardistheman) June 25, 2019
11) Why Though?
But why though? Why would someone do such a thing to so many people. How could you be such a thief of joy?
— Gaurav Arora (@GA77tweets) June 25, 2019
12) Un-be-lie-va- ble
It’s really just unbelievable that this is happening. And not just unbelievable but un-be-lie-va- ble. We’ll be talking about this for weeks.
— Bekah Holmes (@bekahuk) June 25, 2019
13) Stop Being Mean
Are they doing this on purpose? Do they just want to make us cry? Do you think that it’s cool or something? Because it’s not!
— jonathan (@spooky_trash_) June 25, 2019
14) The WORST
In the words of Grey Gardens’ Edith Bouvier Beale: “It’s the worst thing that ever happened to anybody in America!” Probably not… but it’s close. It really is the worst though.
— Ben Ashun (@benashun) June 25, 2019
15) We Just Want to Know
We just want to know one thing NBC. Why are you the way that you are? And why is it making you do this?
— Austin Grant (@AustinPlanet) June 25, 2019
16) Send It Back
Lots of people are threatening to boycott Netflix. If Netflix comes without “The Office,” I send it back. Or so they say.
— Tommy Hargroves (@_Tomster) June 26, 2019
17) Will We Ever Get Over It?
We keep asking ourselves this over and over again. The answer is “no.” Life will go on, but we still won’t be over it.
When I heard that The Office will be removed from Netflix pic.twitter.com/AfXmbO8bDY
— Aniq ⎊ (@RaniqDesigns) June 26, 2019
18) It Hurts
It hurts. Knowing what we know hurts. But when it’s actually gone, it’s going to hurt like a you know what.
Netflix: “we are sad to announce that of January 2021 the office will no longer-“
— hannah fiorucci (@hmfiorucci) June 26, 2019
19) Soothe Me Music
There’s only one thing that can help soothe us now. Listening to some somber music. Preferably via recorder.
— Wendy🦉 (@FirstToTheKey1) June 25, 2019
20) Get It In
Now is the time to get our binge watching on. How many times do you think you can watch the entire series through by 2021? We’re not sure but we consider it a personal challenge to try and watch it as many times as we possibly can.
— Geek Freaks Podcast (@geekfreakspod) June 26, 2019
21) I Can’t Feel My Feelings
At this point, we can’t feel our feelings. Does this mean we’re dead inside? Probably.
— Linda (@thesarcasticalt) June 25, 2019
22) Everytime Time We Think About It
We keep trying to put this behind us. But everytime we think about it, we freak out all over again. Kind of like this.
NBC is removing ‘The Office’ from Netflix at the end of 2020 and putting it on its new streaming service
— Culture Crave 🎥 (@CultureCrave) June 25, 2019
23) We Don’t Understand
It’s really hard for us to come to grips with what is happening. We just don’t understand. Can you just explain it to us again?
— Viscarra (@_Jayveeee) June 26, 2019
24) Distracting NBC
If only there was something we could do to change NBC’s mind. Maybe there’s a way to distract them? Something… anything. Maybe a game of Dunderball or Flonkerton?
Me failing to distract NBC from taking The Office off Netflix. pic.twitter.com/3aWjREuwjp
— Chris Burgess (@chrisburgess34) June 26, 2019
25) Why Don’t You Go And…
People are really pissed at NBC. It’s a total jerk move on their behalf. Basically they can go…
— BARNING HARD (@IAMBARNINGHARD) June 26, 2019
26) Putting on a Brave Face
They tell us to put on a brave face. Just suck it up. This is the only face we’re prepared to put on.
Put on a face. Got it. pic.twitter.com/UYNpLB55s0
— Bootleg Beggar (@TheSwift5) June 26, 2019
27) Stanley Does Not Approve
Whether it’s Florida Stanley or Pretzel Day Stanley… none of the Stanley’s approve. You’d have to shoot him with a bull tranquilizer to get him to go along with this. This is Stairmageddon all over again.
me to NBC pic.twitter.com/6Mv8WxmnYj
— Ash-Slay🤧 (@aflet1117) June 26, 2019
28) Take That Saddness To The Bank
“The Office” is Netflix’s most watched show. Some are predicting that Netflix will take a hit as a result of “The Office’s” removal. A real big hit.
Netflix by mid-February 2021: pic.twitter.com/Hp5PHfN5gO
— Peter McClarnon (@ptmac426) June 25, 2019
29) We Don’t Want To Hear It
We keep trying to pretend it isn’t so. But the truth keeps catching up to us. So, we’re just like…
— 🐀therealdannydorito🐀 (@iamagaymemembe1) June 26, 2019
30) We Don’t Like It
Nope. We don’t like this. Not one bit.
— Laced Up Lauren (@LacedUpLauren) June 25, 2019
31) Don’t… Just Don’t
If we could get all up in NBC’s face we’d be like “Don’t. Don’t you dare.” For real!
— Dillon Sanders (@22_djsanders) June 27, 2019
32) Brace Yourselves
We need to prepare ourselves. This is not a drill. We need a plan of action for when that final day comes.
— Matt Pelc (@mpelc) June 25, 2019
33) Honor Cheer
And when that day comes, we will say goodbye with grace. We will throw our arms up in honor and be grateful for all the laughs we had. Or we’ll throw ourselves on the floor and cry. We’re not sure yet.
— Jenny 🦁⚡️ (@GryffindorJenny) June 27, 2019
34) In Our Feelings
This news really has us in our feelings. Like what is NBC trying to do? Intentionally hurt them?
— cool person *dab* (@Pumalovercat) June 26, 2019
35) No Comment
— The Tommyiest Thomas who ever Thomaist (@TheThomaist) June 26, 2019
That’s it. We’re done. We have no comment. Just leave us alone.
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