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When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'? 

Chris Bellamy
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List Rules Vote up the moments when you tap out on your rewatch of 'The Office.'

Nine years is a long time. Churning out 22 episodes per season for the better part of a decade is bound to take its toll on any series - even one of the greatest sitcoms in TV history.

Over the course of its 201-episode run, The Office had its share of highs and lows. It introduced dozens of characters - and said goodbye to more than a few of them. It gave us a string of beloved relationships... and some not-so-beloved. It took us to Scranton, Stamford, Philadelphia - and most importantly, a vintage Sbarro in New York City.

The show's audience was dedicated and its cultural imprint undeniable. Since concluding its run in 2013, The Office has continued to accumulate viewers thanks to Netflix, where its one-click availability makes binge rewatches a practical inevitability. But just because you start rewatching a show doesn't mean you necessarily stick it out to the end. Like any other show that regularly revamps its cast and changes direction - be it ownership, significant other, manager, acting manager, assistant (to the) manager - The Office offers plenty of opportunities for the frustrated viewer to jump ship for good. Individual mileage may vary. When was the tipping point in your rewatch? When did you realize that from there on out, it was just never going to be the same?

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When Michael left is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Michael left

Season 7, Episode 22 - "Goodbye, Michael"

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When the boom operator s... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When the boom operator started crushing on Pam

Season 9, Episode 14 - "Vandalism"

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When Michael had to deli... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Michael had to deliver the bad news to "Scott's Tots"

Season 6, Episode 12 - "Scott's Tots"

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When Will Ferrell showed... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Will Ferrell showed up to replace Michael

Season 7, Episode 20 - "Training Day"

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When Andy set sail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Andy set sail

Season 9, Episode 6 - "The Boat"

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When Robert California t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Robert California took over

Season 7, Episode 25 - "Search Committee"

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When Sabre took over Dun... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Sabre took over Dunder Mifflin

Season 6, Episode 15 - "Sabre"

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When Erin started dating... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Erin started dating Gabe

Season 7, Episode 1 - "Nepotism"

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When the new guys showed... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When the new guys showed up

Season 9, Episode 1 - "New Guys"

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When Michael outed Oscar... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Michael outed Oscar

Season 3, Episode 1 - "Gay Witch Hunt"

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When Jim was dating Kare... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Jim was dating Karen

Season 3, Episode 8 - "The Merger"

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When Angela was married ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Angela was married to the Senator

Season 8, Episode 1 - "The List"

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When Dunder Mifflin got ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Dunder Mifflin got a crash course in racial stereotypes

Season 1, Episode 2 - "Diversity Day"

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When Ryan and Kelly got ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Ryan and Kelly got back together (again)

Season 7, Episode 23 - "The Inner Circle"

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When Ryan went full hips... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list When Did You Give Up On 'The Office'?
When Ryan went full hipster

Season 6, Episode 9 - "Double Date"