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8 Actors You Forgot Were on The Office

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Who remembers Thomas Middleditch’s small role on The Office? Now that the beloved NBC series is off the air and available on Netflix, it’s easier than ever to binge-watch and rediscover details you might have missed or simply forgot about. Like Middleditch. Before this comedian got famous for headlining HBO’s tech-comedy Silicon Valley, he popped up alongside Jim, Pam, Dwight and the gang. And now he’s going to be on Comedy Bang! Bang! this Friday at 11p. It’s the Circle of Life or something.

Middleditch isn’t alone in this regard, either. There are countless rando cameos from well-known celebs on The Office, and some were difficult to forget. But, just in case you have, here’s a rundown of some of the actors you probably don’t remember were on the show.

8. Thomas Middleditch

We all should know Mose, Dwight Schrute’s odd cousin who lives on the family beet farm and bed and breakfast, and chucks manure at Dwight when he’s afforded the opportunity. Another member of this family, though, is Dwight’s brother Jeb and that was played by Middleditch. The actor was set to star in a spinoff of the show called The Farm, following all the Schrute shenanigans, but NBC ultimately passed on the idea. Instead, Middleditch was featured on the episode called “The Farm.”


7. Amy Adams

Oscar nominee Amy Adams came on The Office in the role of “Pam 6.0.” That’s something Michael Scott liked to call her, but she really played Katy, a purse salesman Michael allows to sell her products in the office. She later starts dating Jim, though he breaks up with her on the company boat party.


6. Patrice O’Neal

The late Patrice O’Neal was part of the warehouse crew as Lonnie Collins. He didn’t have too many standout moments, but one that was brief but glorious came when Michael decided to work in the warehouse. Instead of, you know, actually getting stuff done, he became the biggest hindrance of all time, prompting Lonnie to shout, “Damn it, Michael!”


5. Timothy Olyphant

Danny Cordray is the best salesman in the Scranton Wilkes-Barre area, and that rubs people the wrong way, especially Dwight and Jim. But what’s worse is how he went on two dates with Pam while Jim was working out of the Stamford branch and never called her back. He thought she was a dork. Can you believe it?!


4. Charles Esten

You might remember Esten as Josh Porter, the regional manager at the Stamford branch to which Jim transferred. That gig, and Josh for that matter, didn’t last long and were eventually shut down. But Josh was great for the time we had with him.


3. Stephen Colbert

Is there anyone better at a cappella than Andy? Well, it might be Broccoli Rob, his rival. Comedian and late-night show host extraordinaire Stephen Colbert finally revealed himself as the infamous Broccoli, after we had been hearing his name dropped all throughout the seasons. Like when Michael spread the rumor that Andy was gay, his instant thought was, “Did Broccoli Rob tell you that?”


2. Wendi McLendon-Covey

Before she was a Bridesmaid, but after she was Deputy Clementine, Wendi McLendon-Covey popped up as a concierge on The Office. Of course, Michael somehow got the idea that she was a prostitute and/or madame, which made their interaction and her nonchalance all the more enjoyable.


1. Anna Camp

Since starring on True Blood as the crazy religious zealot Sarah Newlin and as one of the Barden Bellas on Pitch Perfect, Anna Camp has been making a name for herself. We can say we knew about her when, since she appeared briefly on The Office as Pam’s sister Penny. At least she wasn’t the one who slept with Dwight.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…