Meet Michael Scarn

Tonight’s episode of The Office, as part of the effort to wrap up everything about Michael Scott and still have time to revamp the series before the season is out, pays off the long-term running gag about Michael’s movie, “Threat Level Midnight.” It also provides an excuse to bring back cast members from previous seasons, who — judging from the fake trailer — will appear in the movie. The explanation being that since Michael has been working on the film for most of the series, departed characters like Karen, Roy and Jan can appear in it. On a slightly meta level it could also be read as a commentary on the question people have been asking ever since the U.S. version started: how can someone be shooting a documentary on these characters that still hasn’t been released after seven years? Well, sometimes it just takes a long time to make a film.

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