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As "The Office" Says Goodbye, Two-Time Guest Star Josh Groban Recalls What Made It Great

Image courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Chris Haston/NBC (via ABC News Radio)

After nine years, the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin company is shutting down: NBC's The Office airs its series finale Thursday night.  And Josh Groban , who appeared twice on the show as the brother of Ed Helms ' character Andy Bernard, says he'll really miss it.

"It was amazing because I think that it wasn't afraid to be silly," Josh says of the Emmy-winning show. "It wasn't afraid to tap into the insecurities that we all kind of have as human beings, no matter what level on the totem pole we are in the business world."

Josh also gives props to the show's "to-camera, documentary style," which he says has as "kind of Spinal Tap -vibe to it," and has "always been hilarious."  Plus, Josh adds, the show is "brilliantly written."

Initially, Josh says he wasn't sure he'd like the U.S. version of The Office , because he loved the original British version so much and wasn't sure if the humor would translate.  But he says, "I wound up loving the U.S. version just as much. I became just an avid fan. I watched it all the time. To be on the show was a super pinch-me moment."

While filming the two episodes in which he appeared, "The Garden Party" and "The Boat," Josh says he was star-struck in a way that he doesn't get when he attends music industry functions.

"It sometimes feels like another day at the office," he says of the music world.  "You go to an event or something and you run into the same old friends that you've met in the music business.  In the TV world, I just know them as their TV characters.  I've hardly met any of these people.  So to see them all in character, and to see them in costume, it was just so much fun to be a part of it." 

The Office finale airs Thursday night on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

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