One of the most iconic american television shows of the 2000’s was “The Office”. The office was a workplace comedy based on the hit British comedy of the same name. The comedy revolved around the fictional paper company Dunder-Mifflin which was headquartered in New York City but had a branch office in Scranton, Pennslyvania.
Over the course of its nine seasons, the show made reference to several local businesses and locations within the city. Those of us who were superfans of the show remember hearing about all these places and on a trip out to visit a friend near Allentown PA, I decided to make the trip to Scranton and check the place out. Here are several of the locations that were mentioned on the show.
One of the disappointing things I learned was that while they did make mention of Scranton landmarks most of the exterior shots weren’t actually shot here but in a mock-up location in LA. So many of the locations appear much different than they did on the show.
If you are a fan of the show and you happen to be in eastern Pennsylvania, Scranton is worth a visit. While sometimes the show and some of the locations didn’t match up with the real Scranton, overall much of the city enjoyed their time in the spotlight. And Dunder Mifflin is a survivor company. Despite all the hardships, mergers and near-bankruptcies, the office lived on and so does Scranton.