The Office (2005–2013)
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Goodbye, Michael 

As the office gets ready for Michael's final day at Dunder Mifflin, Michael doesn't tell anyone that he's leaving a day early. Meanwhile, Deangelo accompanies a nervous Andy on a visit to one of Michael's old clients.


Paul Feig


Greg Daniels (developed for american television by), Greg Daniels | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Carell ... Michael Scott
Rainn Wilson ... Dwight Schrute
John Krasinski ... Jim Halpert
Jenna Fischer ... Pam Beesly
B.J. Novak ... Ryan Howard
Ed Helms ... Andy Bernard
Leslie David Baker ... Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner ... Kevin Malone
Creed Bratton ... Creed Bratton
Kate Flannery ... Meredith Palmer
Mindy Kaling ... Kelly Kapoor
Ellie Kemper ... Erin Hannon
Angela Kinsey ... Angela Martin
Paul Lieberstein ... Toby Flenderson
Oscar Nuñez ... Oscar Martinez (as Oscar Nunez)


Michael, about to leave for Colorado, wants a day without drama to say his goodbyes to each co-worker. Deangelo and Andy scramble to keep Michael's biggest clients. Written by NBC Publicity

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Release Date:

28 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Gabe is talking to Erin in the women's restroom, Creed walks out of a stall behind them. This references a scene from season 3 episode 21, 'Women's Appreciation', during which he says he likes to use the women's room for number 2. See more »


Pam catches up with Michael at the airport after security screening. As Pam is not traveling, she has no ticket, and thus would not have been allowed through airport security to the departure gates. See more »


Michael Scott: Why am I so sad? Am i doing the wrong thing?
Jim Halpert: Absolutely not. It's just that sometimes goodbyes are a bitch.
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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »


Music to Watch Girls By
Written by Sid Ramin
Whistled by Will Ferrell
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One of the BEST episodes of the show
19 October 2016 | by nataliecelliniSee all my reviews

Like my summary says, one of the absolute BEST episodes even though it's so sad! I just watched it for the third time and it just makes me cry every time. But it has its funny moments too. One of my favorite scenes, and maybe one of my favorite scenes from the entire show, is when Michael gives the homemade scarecrow to Oscar and then in his office he starts laughing hysterically because he knows Oscar has the lowest opinion of him. I love that scene because it shows how much Michael has matured, and also because Steve's laugh is so infectious! But then there's the part where he says goodbye to the warehouse employees over and over until he makes the backwards basketball shot. Still something that silly Michael would do! The whole episode is amazing, I love how he has a special goodbye for everyone like paintball with Dwight and "lunch" with Jim. The writers did an amazing job with this episode, they couldn't have had a more perfect ending to the character of Michael. As much as I love this episode, I always hate when I get to it because I know Michael is leaving! The show isn't the same without him after this episode, but I still love the whole show so much. Best show ever!

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