What has happened in the world regarding the coronavirus has frightened many people, but the idea of how the employees of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company deal with this situation evokes a small moment of lightness in this terrible situation. Recently, many desktop fans on Twitter have done so, using memes and tweets to write a script for a new dialogue for Michael Scott and his team, describing how they will respond to the spread of the coronavirus. For many of them, it is not difficult to imagine how these characters behave, and it’s almost as if you’re watching a new episode of the Bureau.
A recent reminder came from Aaron Bailey on Twitter, who forged a memorable scene from the series to link it to the coronavirus. On stage, Michael reflects the many doubts about the coronavirus we’ve all seen on social networking sites and offers no cause for concern. You know what, Oscar? I don’t see anyone with symptoms, do you? Michael has provided an update on the 7,000 newly confirmed cases reported in the United States. Didn’t I hear you cough this morning? Then Jim asks the headmaster of Dunder Mifflin and shuts up. Then he’ll tell the operator: I didn’t hear him cough. But does he know?
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I made a theory scene from @theofficenbc about #Coronavirus? Yes. pic.twitter.com/X9bohbuk49
– Aaron S. Bailey (@AaronBaileyArt) 19. March 2020.
Meanwhile, Daniel Bernell has also submitted his own series of events for an episode of the Bureau on the fight against the coronavirus, which is how Michael ignores the memo work from home because he thinks that everyone should be together at such a time. Dwight behaves completely normal and claims to be genetically immune. Angela’s wearing a hazmat suit. Kevin says he’s had it for weeks and he’s feeling good. Creed became some kind of Zero’s patient. Stanley is on the beach with margaritas when the videoconference starts. Andy was watching WebMD and now he’s going crazy. The episode ends with Michael shopping at Costco on Saturdays only. He’s excited because most of the time he can’t even get through the door.
The office: Coronavirus
Michael ignores the memo work from home, because he thinks everyone should be together at a time like this.
Dwight is behaving very normally, claiming genetic immunity…
Angela’s wearing a hazmat suit.
Kevin says he’s had it for weeks and he’s feeling good.
– Daniel Bernell (@the_real_bnell) 9. March 2020.
Creed became some kind of Zero’s patient.
Stanley is on the beach with margaritas when the videoconference starts.
Andy was watching WebMD and now he’s going crazy.
The episode ends with Michael shopping at Costco on Saturdays only. He’s excited because most of the time he can’t even get through the door.
– Daniel Bernell (@the_real_bnell) 10. March 2020.
Another humorous look at the subject from Michael Noella’s Tweet. In this version Dwight seems eager to see who finally has the strongest immune system and reminds Phyllis and Stanley to renew their will. When Toby tries to correct Michael a minute later, he treats him as a modified coronavirus and tells him that you probably gave us the whole coronavirus. Then Kevin and Angela Oscar start picking when he tells everyone to wash their hands, just like in the show. You can watch it on Twitter below.
I also made one: pic.twitter.com/l9VHvjL5ip.
– Michael Nocella (@writelikemike) 11. March 2020.
Many other fans of The Office have added their own Dunder-Mifflin staff dialogue to the episodes. It was clear that it might have been better if Michael Scott had given up managing Dunder Mifflin’s office in Scranton a long time ago, because it would have failed under his leadership during the crisis. You can also see that many other people are talking about a fictional episode of the coronavirus show on Reddit.
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