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Branch Closing 

When Jan tells Michael that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath.

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Tucker Gates

Writers:

Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Michael Schur | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
David Denman ... Roy Anderson
Melora Hardin ... Jan Levinson
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Phyllis Smith ... Phyllis Lapin
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
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When Jan tells Michael that the Scranton Branch will be shutting down, Michael strives to keep his staff's spirits up. Meanwhile, everyone privately begins to envision how their lives will change in the aftermath.

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

At 6.21 on the office board is a note for Tues 5th. "Congratulations to all for our First of many Emmys" then below that, "Steve was robbed!" See more »

Goofs

When Jim and Jan are in Josh's office, Jan leaves angrily and says, as she passes Jim Halpert, "Excuse me, John." John Krasinski plays Jim Halpert in the show, so she accidentally called him by his real name. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Schrute: When you become close with someone, you develop a kind of sixth sense. You can read their moods like a book. And right now, the title of Michael's book is "Something Weird is Going On: What Did Jan Say? The Michael Scott Story." By Michael Scott with Dwight Schrute.
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Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

My Humps
Written by Will.i.am (as William Adams) and David Payton
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas
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A surprisingly plot driven episode
12 January 2021 | by evansjoshyrSee all my reviews

It is such a nice change of pace when a show that usually never takes plot as a priority gives an episode like this. In a way, season 3 so far has been leading up to this as we got to know the other branch when Jim moved. Seeing everyone's different reaction to the news jan tells michael at the beginning of the episode was genius and brilliant. Seeing michael and dwight go on a basically pointless mission but bonding over it was great to see and very funny at times.

Not the funniest episode, but the most plot driven and emotional at times. I am very intrigued to see where the show goes from here


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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