The Office: 10 Best Cameos You Won't Forget

How many of these undercover celebrities did you spot on The US Office?

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The US Office tops the list of TV shows that can be watched over and over. Stretching across nine seasons, the well-known sitcom took us on a rollercoaster of a journey that kept us glued to our screens. We laughed, we cried and we danced - never forgetting 'the best intro ever' featuring the cast lip-syncing 'Nobody But Me' by The Human Beinz.

Over the show's eight-year span, The US Office invited a variety of celebrities to play cameo roles - some even lasting multiple episodes. Some of the now 'star studded' extras cast were early in their careers at the time of filming; some were actors and some were not.

The Office never failed to shake things up when it came to bringing in new characters - some we loved, some we hated, and some were just downright odd. You truly have to give the writers credit for casting these guest stars into roles that work seamlessly within the show's complex plot.

We take a look back at the best ten celebrity cameos in The US Office. How many do you recognise? Might be worth a rewatch!

10. Ricky Gervais

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Season seven episode 14, Ricky made a surprise appearance as his former character from The UK Office, David Brent. Perhaps best known for his controversial appearances at the Golden Globes, Ricky is a superstar when it comes to comedy writing and acting. Now incredibly successful, Ricky's style of relatable comedy frequently derives from his own real-life experiences, growing up in a working-class home.

The scene opens with Michael Scott bumping into David outside of an elevator. The similarity in both character's personalities is laughable but to be expected, as Brent's character was the main inspiration behind Michael Scott. The NBC mockumentary was heavily inspired by The UK Office (co-written and co-directed by Ricky Gervais) and this is often seen throughout the show with painful, cringe-inducing humour.

Michael and David form an instant connection which make us ask, where has this office romance been all our lives? The brief encounter takes a wholesome turn as David uses Michael's favourite catchphrase, "That's what she said" - this sees the pair embrace in a heartfelt hug.

The scene saw the audience craving for more, although dreams of a crossover episode or spin-off soon became a pipe dream.


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