Scranton Says Goodbye to "The Office"

"Ain't no party like a Scranton party.."

The famous words by Michael Scott, the iconic manager of "The Office" portrayed by actor Steve Carell, rang true on May 4th, 2013, as the show's wrap party celebrations took place in Scranton, PA.

Rainn Wilson, from "The Office" is surrounded by fans during the parade from the University of Scranton to Courthouse Square, as part of "The Office" Wrap Party on May 4, 2013. -- Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

Rainn Wilson, from "The Office" is surrounded by fans during the parade from the University of Scranton to Courthouse Square, as part of "The Office" Wrap Party on May 4, 2013.

Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

May 16, 2013 may have marked the series finale of NBC's beloved workplace comedy, but twelve days before that, approximately ten thousand fans gathered in Scranton, PA, to bid a special farewell to "The Office."

The wrap party events included a behind the scene panel, a parade, a concert by the cast, a farewell celebration at PNC Field where the cast answered fan questions, and more. Fans even received a special surprise with the unexpected attendance of Steve Carell at the festivities. 

Steve Carell made a surprise appearance at "The Office" Wrap Party at PNC Field, as he runs down the line high-fiving fans. -- Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

Steve Carell made a surprise appearance at "The Office" Wrap Party at PNC Field, as he runs down the line high-fiving fans.

Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

The farewell celebration capped the end of a whirlwind day that brought people from around the world to Scranton to celebrate the end of this award-winning show set in Scranton.

Steve Carell answers a fan question at "The Office" Wrap Party at PNC Field. -- Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

Steve Carell answers a fan question at "The Office" Wrap Party at PNC Field.

Scranton Times-Tribune Archives

Though "The Office" wasn't actually filmed in Scranton — most of the scenes were shot at the Chandler Valley Center Studios in Los Angeles — the show has become part of the history of Scranton that will not soon be forgotten.

Don’t miss these and other interesting historical photos in the hardcover book, "Scranton: The First 150 Years."

Scranton: The First 150 Years - 1866-2016 Cover
The Times-Tribune presents Scranton: The First 150 Years - 1866-2016

$44.95

More info
">