Ricky Gervais on The Office Finale: Major Shark Jumping!

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TV Fanatic critic Dan Forcella isn't the only one who didn't love The Office season finale.

Ricky Gervais, who was one of many big guest stars on the concluding episode, blogged yesterday that the installment focused far too much on cameos than on actual storyline development. Or humor.

"If you're going to jump a shark, jump a big one," wrote the British comedian, adding: "I assume most people know I didn't do the U.S. remake for the art. I did my version for the art. That's why I stopped it after a few hours of telly."

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Gervais later backed off and said the jabs were a bit of "self-deprecating" humor, but we don't disagree with his take. Did Will Arnett really bring anything to his role, aside from a distraction?

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Ricky wouldn't have ever written an episode with a joke where a character starts the marathon with an actual gun. It was the one where Michael Scott desides to do a fun run after running over Meredith. According to Ricky the show should have ended after 2 seasons. Even with the current debate over the show no one who enjoys the American version would argue the show was done after 2 seasons. His comments should be taken with a grain of salt as according. All the cameos were either like Michael or in the case of Spader totally different.

The Office Quotes

Guess what, I have flaws. What are they? Oh, I don't know. I sing in the shower. Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I'll hit somebody with my car. So sue me... No, don't sue me. That is the opposite of the point that I'm trying to make.


When I was in college I used to get wicked hammered. My nickname was puke. I would chug a fifth of socos, sneak into a frat party, polish off a few people's empties, some brewskies, some Jell-O shots, do some body shots off myself, pass out, wake up the next morning, puke, rally, more soco, head to class. Probably would have gotten expelled if I had let it affect my grades, but I aced all my courses. They called me Ace. It was totally awesome. Got straight B's. They called me Buzz.