The Office season 6 spent 45000 dollars on the rights to a certain song. Based on the BBC series of the same name created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant NBCs hit mockumentary depicts the everyday work lives of the office employees of the Scranton Pennsylvania branch of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Steve Carrell leads the cast as regional manager Michael Scott along with John Krasinski as salesman Jim Halpert Jenna Fischer as receptionist Pam Beasley Rainn Wilson as assistant to the regional manager Dwight Schrute and Angela Kinsey as uptight accounting whiz Angela Martin.Over 9 successful seasons The Office provided plenty of memorable musical moments starting with Michael wallowing in his office to the iTunes preview of James Blunts Goodbye My Lover after being dumped by Carol Nancy Carell. A much more uplifting moment includes the offices choreographed dance during Jim and Pams wedding set to the tune of Chris Browns Forever. Another melancholy musical moment includes the offices emotional rendition of Seasons of Love from Rent to say goodbye to their beloved boss Michael.
On the latest episode of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinseys rewatch podcast Office Ladies via Mashable the former co stars chat all about The Office season 6 episode 10 Murder. About five minutes into the episode Michael is alone in his office blasting Shawn Mullins 1998 hit Lullaby to ease his worries about Dunder Mifflin filing for bankruptcy even singing the lyrics Everything is gonna be all right. Rockabye. Rockabye. During the podcast discussion Fischer reveals that line producer Randy Corday told her the show spent 45000 dollars to acquire the rights to use that song.The Office Ladies podcast has been a wellspring of budgetary details about the show. In past episodes the duo revealed that the season 5 episode Cafe Disco spent 40000 dollars to use the song Everybody Dance Now. Another musical moment from season 3s A Benihana Christmas cost the show 60000 dollars for Michael to just sing the lyrics to Two Tickets To Paradise. However the most expensive scene in Office history didnt involve any licensing fees as Jims gas station proposal to Pam cost a whopping 250000 dollars to pull off.
While many of these price tags may sound hefty in retrospect they were all undoubtedly worth it since many of the song choices help land a certain joke or make their respective scene complete. Even though it ended in 2013 The Office has lived on due to fans incessant rewatching and it remains in the public eye due to the popular Office Ladies rewatch podcast. Hopefully host Fischer and Kinsey reveal some more noteworthy tidbits about The Office in future episodes.