Like a carpenter who makes stairs
The rise and fall of The Office
The Office hasn't been as good the last couple seasons, but its prolonged run has undeniably changed television. The cynics among us would probably say The Office was over as soon as Michael Scott shed his microphone, uttered a final, muted “that's what she said” and boarded a flight to Colorado and left Dunder Mifflin for good. They might say that although we didn't know it at the time, The Office needed Michael Scott.
Living the dream
Why Parks and Recreation is TV's Best Show
Parks and Recreation, NBC/Universal On April 9, 2009, after an episode of The Office, what was billed by the press as a spin-off show called Parks and Recreation launched. Parks and Recreation didn't start as humbly as The Office, which was in the middle of its best arc of its fifth season, and one of the best arcs in the entire show. Earlier that year, The Office was featured by NBC after the Super Bowl, and was really as strong as it had ever been.