THE OFFICE “Michael’s Last Dundies” Review

The Office

THE OFFICE “Michael’s Last Dundies” Season 7 Episode 21 – I’m not going to lie, I cried at THE OFFICE this week. There were definite tears, and if this is how I was over Michael’s almost departure, I can’t imagine how I’m going to be next week.

Like the title suggests, this week on The Office, Michael hosted his last Dundie awards. The episode began with Michael and Deangelo (does anyone else think Will Ferrell had the opportunity to pick his character name and selected the most RANDOM thing he could think of?) dropping off Dundie nominations to everyone’s house at 6AM just “like the Oscars”.

After a few horrible wake up calls (Meredith’s house cracked me up, I knew it was her house the second they pulled up in front of it), the Dundies are underway. BUT – there’s an issue. Deangelo doesn’t do that well co-hosting with Michael, and after a string of events, the gang gets kicked out of the restaurant and have to relocate the awards show back in the conference room.

Which is where my tears came in. Instead of the Dundies being continued using Michael’s theme, everyone in the office turns the tables and sings to him. Now, I’m a massive (like mildly obsessed) Rent fan, which is the song that was used in this scene, so that could be way I was HIGHLY in love with it.

Regardless, the song was fantastic and a really, REALLY touching moment of the entire series.

I’m still not loving Will Ferrell, but I understand that this could be a personal preference because I’m not that big of a Will Ferrell fan to begin with. However, I do think that there is almost too much focus on him when these last episodes should focus on Michael.

My favorite bits:

  • Meredith’s house and her “walk of shame”.
  • Michael’s impersonation of Jim. I choked a little I was laughing so hard.
  • Erin was surprisingly cute in this episode. While her break up with Gabe was HORRENDUS (I cringed through the entire thing), she didn’t annoy me as much as she usually does.
  • “That’s like watching Die Hard 8 thousand times…”
  • I think “Michael’s Last Dundies” was a great addition to The Office… I’m going to be sad to see him go! What are your thoughts?

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    • Anonymous

      The song was HORRIBLE. Didn’t fit at all, and the show has changed so much from its prime years. This episode wasn’t that funny and the song at the end killed it. So lame.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but I though the show was not good. Jim and Pam not funny nor have been for a while. Dwight is not being used enough and something wierd is happening with his character that makes it uncomforable to watch not funny at all. Andy was not funny and tried to be too much last episode. The whole show is falling apart and they dont know how to fix it anymore. Like Michael Scott this will be my last year watching the office. When he leaves so does my interest and heart of the show. He was the office is and always will be. Its like Seinfeld without Jerry, Cheers without Ted Danson and Cosby show without Bill Cosby. So long Michael Scott and thanks for the ride…..