Some shows become such integral parts of our lives that it becomes impossible to imagine a life without them. The Office is one such show. However, the show wasn’t always as popular as it is today. It wouldn’t even have made it to its second season if it wasn’t for the fortunate and soaring sales of the series on iTunes.
The social media reputation that the show enjoys today also came after Netflix resurrected the show. That’s what turned it into a show loved by people all over the world, regardless of age and nationality. And when there’s a show that people love, there’s memes and internet virality that may accompany its success. The Office was no different.
If you haven’t seen streams of memes where Michael Scott is screaming, “No God, please no!” or the memes creating analogies about the heated war between Pizza by Alfredo’s and Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe, you sure have been living under a rock.
The Office has charmed viewers everywhere with its ordinary characters and awkward jokes, but it has seen virality like almost no other show to date. It’s a genuinely millennial show in essence, even though today’s millennials discovered the show much later than when it was originally aired.
The numerous memes generated are still as fresh and relatable to viewers today. This just proves that the show is gold and is never getting old. Here are some of our favorite memes on The Office!
The triangle that was painfully hilarious- Michael, Ryan, and Dwight
There’s no denying how taken Michael was with Ryan when he first joined Dunder Mifflin as a temp. And there’s also no denying that Dwight would go to absolutely any lengths to please Michael, especially when fire and a missing cell phone are involved. Yes, we’re talking about when Ryan started a fire, and Dwight ran in the building to get Michael’s phone for him. Thi meme shows that relationship in the context of a trendy meme template. Truly iconic!
Kelly has a question, and it’s not pretty
Ryan went from being a temp to corporate king really quickly and reversed the engine pretty soon too. Remember when he’d come back to Dunder Mifflin after having graduated to corporate to discuss the new website Dunder Mifflin Infinity 2.0? Kelly sure didn’t let him off the hook easy after leaving her to go to New York. So when he asked if she had any questions, she barged right in. She said, “Yeah, I have a lot of questions,” before throwing out the iconic “Number one, how dare you?” It’s the perfect meme for so many situations, and it’s unreal. Classic Kelly sass.
It takes courage, but Michael is ready to get hurt again
Yes, sad boi hours, as they are popularly known, are initiated worldwide in the company of Michael Schott, the king of romance. After he breaks up with Jan, Michael thinks he’ll never find love again before setting his eyes on a model in a chair catalog. Dwight jumps in and helps him look up the chair lady, only to find out she’s dead. Not just this, the episode also includes hilarious moments where Michael asks all the people in the Office to set him up with some of their female friends and also manages to screw up his date with Pam’s landlady.
We never got to taste Kevin’s chili…
… That’s what she said.
Kevin was one of the most hilarious characters on the show. He may be dumb, but all the more lovable for it. One of the most popular cold opens from the show was the one where Kevin’s chili spills over when he brings it over to the Office. This meme has fans going crazy, as it signifies not being able to handle something or breaking down.
Kevin says the recipe is traditional and that he spends all night making it, making the joke all the more painfully funny. It’s one of the most relatable memes.
Corporate needs you to find the differences between- Oh, you already know it
Since the beginning of time, one of the most popular meme trends is the finding-the-differences meme which has made an entrance everywhere- be it Office or non-Office-related humor. It’s a simple task at hand, really; to find the differences between the two pictures present in front of you.
This incident occurs when Creed replaces Dwight and assumes the acting manager position when Dwight gets caught up shooting Jo. When Pam walks in with two pictures of a building and asks him to spot differences, he says he immediately sees one. Outside, Pam smiles and says, “They’re the same picture.”