The Office: Season 6 (2009 - 2010)


Season 6
The Office

Critics Consensus

The Office maintains its quality while highlighting major life changes and mundane happenings among the ensemble cast -- and continuing to set a new standard for the workplace sitcom genre.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 393
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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
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As the sterling mockumentary opens its sixth season, the Dunder Mifflin staffers are gossip girls and guys. When they share gossip about the summer interns, Michael (Steve Carell) feels left out of the fun chatter and desperately goes hunting for the next big rumor to spread. Meanwhile, opposite-sex issues rattle Andy (Ed Helms). Later in the season, The staffers travel to the lovebird capital, Niagara Falls, to celebrate the nuptials of Jim (John Krasinski) and Pam (Jenna Fischer). The big event does come with one caveat, however: no one must mention Pam's pregnancy. Other noteworthy plot lines include: Dunder Mifflin's buyout by Sabre, a Florida-based conglomerate headed by hard-nosed CEO Jo Bennett (Kathy Bates); the arrival of Jim and Pam's first child, Cecelia Marie "CeCe" Halpert; and a whistleblower scandal that rocks the Scranton office, and threatens to destroy the parent company.


Steve Carell
as Michael Scott
Jenna Fischer
as Pam Beesly
John Krasinski
as Jim Halpert
Rainn Wilson
as Dwight Schrute
B.J. Novak
as Ryan Howard
Leslie David Baker
as Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner
as Kevin Malone
Kate Flannery
as Meredith Palmer
Angela Kinsey
as Angela Martin
Oscar Nunez
as Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith
as Phyllis Lapin
Mindy Kaling
as Kelly Kapoor
Paul Lieberstein
as Toby Flenderson
Ed Helms
as Andy Bernard
Ellie Kemper
as Kelly 'Erin' Hannon
Melora Hardin
as Jan Levinson
Kathy Bates
as Jo Bennett
Zach Woods
as Gabe Lewis
Andy Buckley (II)
as David Wallace
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Critic Reviews for The Office Season 6

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

We've never seen that facet before, and we're certain we don't like it, either.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It was gratifying to see some social relevance, with the corporate structure of Dunder Mifflin, portrayed as an unstable company since the very first episode, in serious economic trouble.

Aug 30, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I honestly do appreciate the comedy of discomfort, but don't you kind of wish that just once ... just once ... Michael Scott could win the day without making the rest of us feel so unbelievably uncomfortable.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Banker" was hardly an episode at all, but rather a clip show.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Overall, this was a strong if not essential episode - it didn't move any major story arcs along at all, but it was solidly funny.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Ed Helms [is] about to become a much bigger character. And thank heavens for that.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

From a pitch-perfect cold open rich in physical comedy to an amusing subplot involving the intern's Sisyphus-like existences, tonight was a breezy, consistently funny return from an old favorite. I remain, uncharacteristically, deeply optimistic.

Mar 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

NBC's The Office is one of the great comedic works of our era.

Sep 17, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's a solid episode of The Office

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

The solidly entertaining season premiere of "The Office" is of a piece with last season's better episodes.

Sep 17, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Office: Season 6

  • Jul 18, 2019
    The office is interesting since season 1 to season 9. Talking about the great and inimitable seasons 1 to 7, I can say that I never saw anything in my entire life that made me laugh so hard in the most part of its episodes. All of the characters have a great development and are interesting, portrayed by a charismatic and talented cast. The script is strong and the plot will always surprise you. Season after season they can construct something new, without being repetitive. The highest point in the office goes to Michael Scott, portrayed by Steve Carell. He is absolutely the heart of this show.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Still funny but not as good as some others
  • Dec 15, 2018
    While setting the bar extremely high for workplace sitcoms, S6 delivers more of the gut-busting laughs and uncomfortable moments from Michael Scott, as the story arc deals with some major moments in the life of its ensemble cast, including Pam and Jim's wedding.
  • Nov 22, 2018
    There is livable, clueless buffoon (e.g. Dwight), and then there is terrible, horrendous character dev. such as Michael Scott. (Thats actually being extremely, extreeeeemly kind to the writers of this US version of The Office.) And there lies the problem w/ this show --- the extreme, cartoonish levels of unlikable depth of caracters such as Michael, Angela,Kevin & Andy. And though very sweet & likable on the most part, the writers really, reaaaally push it w/ Erin as well --- bordering her on the "Hateful" level as well. There's affably naive ... and then there's extremely .... retarded (i.e. horrendous writing to advance ploy points).
  • Sep 02, 2018
    Fantastic Show through and through.
  • Aug 25, 2018
    (all seasons) Season 1 followed the original very closely and thus felt slightly cramped. Soon though this remake found its own identity and at its peak (arguably seasons 2 to 6) managed to expand upon the original's cringe comedy, instill it with brilliant new ideas and characters, nail the emotional side of things and of course put together an ensemble cast for the ages, including an amazing Steve Carell. Still some things run their course and seasons 7 to 9, although still amusing, were far from essential.
  • Mar 25, 2018
    While the sixth season didn't go anywhere it's still funny and fresh. Better than most!
  • Dec 19, 2017
    Jokes throuout the way and perfectly sets up season 7-9
  • Aug 24, 2017
    The Office is continually funny.
  • Feb 24, 2017
    In reviewing the sixth season of "The Office", there is good news and bad news: On the positive side, the season gave us such landmark episodes as "Niagara Falls" (Jim/Pam wedding) and "The Arrival" (Jim/Pam baby), easily in the top echelon of episodes in show history. On the flip side, though, the show also went through two separate little dry patches that produced some episodes that just didn't measure up well against earlier efforts. The theme of "change" runs at the core of the entire season. At the beginning, Dunder-Mifflin employees worry about the long-term stability of their company, then (about half way through the season), the company is actually bought out by Sabre, a printer company headed by Jo Bennett (guest star Kathy Bates), with the crew having to adjust to their new ownership. On a more personal level, the Jim/Pam relationship moves from one of flirtation & fun to more real-life undertones (marriage, parenting, etc.), while two characters (Andy Bernard and new receptionist Erin) become smitten with each other...only to provide some of the most awkwardly hilarious conversations/situations in show history! In terms of acting, the sixth season was on par with the previous installments. Steve Carrell as Michael Scott is still the glue that binds everything together, and the supporting cast keeps turning in hilarious performances when called upon. The introduction of the Andy/Erin romance was a breath of fresh air for the show, as its innocence harkens back to the early Jim/Pam seasons, but due to Andy's total and absolute goofiness, it takes forever (but in a good way!) for things to really get off the ground. About the only two things that got a little annoying were the continued Dwight/Angela battles that never seem to end, and Bates' new character, who doesn't seem to add much comedy to the show whatsoever. So, despite the fact that the episodes were a bit uneven in terms of overall quality/hilarity, I cannot drop this season below five stars due to the extraordinary content of the really good episodes. Basically, the season started off a bit slow, hit its stride during/after the Jim/Pam wedding, then leveled off again after the baby episode, only to limp to the finish line. Also, the final scene hints at the possible return of a fan-favorite character, which could easily rejuvenate the proceedings for the seventh season next fall.

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