In celebration of the finale episode of Spotify and Propagate Content’s popular podcast, An Oral History of The Office, superstar Billie Eilish joined host Brian Baumgartner (“Kevin Malone”) and Steve Carell to chat about being a superfan of the beloved and enduring comedy series. Billie has a raw, comedic conversation with Brian and Steve, chatting about her song inspired by The Office, “My Strange Addiction,” the fact that she’s watched the series 14 times through, why she’s obsessed with the series, and even reveals who her favorite character was.
The latest and final episode, “Beauty in Ordinary Things” reflects on The Office as a whole, its lasting cultural impact, and its legacy as it is discovered by a new generation – featuring Billie Eilish’s young and fresh take. Additionally, Brian heads back to Scranton to talk to fans about “The Office’s” impact on the city, and the cast and crew share how their experience on the show and how its success and enduring popularity changed their lives forever. In case you missed it throughout the 12-episode season, An Oral History of The Office pulls back the curtain on what went into creating this unstoppable force in American pop culture and why it continues to resonate with new audiences today.
“I started watching at 12 and I’ve seen it 14 times now. All the way through, which is really crazy. And I honestly, if you asked my parents, most of the things that, it makes me sound so…stupid, but the most of the things that I know are because of The Office.”– Billie Eilish
Episode 12, “Beauty in Ordinary Things”
In this week’s episode, join cast, crew, and special guest, Billie Eilish, as they look back on what made The Office so special, why new and young audiences continue to flock to it…and the true meaning behind the show’s final line. The episode reflects on the series as a whole, its lasting cultural impact, and its legacy as it is discovered by a new generation (such as featured guest, Billie Eilish). Brian heads back to Scranton to talk to fans about The Office’s impact on the city. The cast and crew share how their experience on show, its success and enduring popularity have changed their lives.
Interviews with (in order of appearance): Rainn Wilson, Steve Carell, Billie Eilish, Paul Feig, Jen Celotta, Angela Kinsey, Ed Helms, Greg Daniels, Tim Holmes, Oscar Nunez, Amy Ryan, Emily VanDerWerff, Kate Flannery, Ken Kwapis, Claire Scanlon, Veda Semarne, Paul Lieberstein, Mike Schur, Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer, Phyllis Smith, John Krasinski, and Craig Robinson.
14:58 – Billie Eilish, Brain Baumgartner, and Steve Carell on Billie’s favorite character being “Michael Scott”
BB: “Billie, who is your favorite character on The Office?
BE: “That’s a trap. Eek. Um, listen.”
SC: “Just say Dwight and get it over with.”
BB: “Yeah, exactly”
BE: “I think Michael. Honestly, I think it’s Michael.”
BB: “That’s fair, that’s fair. He only did seven seasons, but that’s fine. That’s fine.”