04/22/2011 09:30 am ET | Updated Jun 22, 2011

'The Office' 'Seasons Of Love' Tribute At Michael Scott's Last Dundies (VIDEO)

In one of those well-earned TV moments where a sitcom gets to be as bittersweet as it is funny, the Dunder Mifflin team gave Michael an emotional send-off for his last Dundies, singing their own version of "Seasons of Love," from "Rent." You could imagine Michael Scott crafting such a moment in his own head a million times over, but never actually expecting it to happen.

The episode was written and directed by Mindy Kaling, who wrote the original Dundies episode, and is the penultimate in the "Michael Scott is leaving Dunder Mifflin" story arc. As is often the case when a beloved character leaves a show that will continue without him, the televised goodbyes often nudge at the fourth wall, becoming real life goodbyes to the actor, and that's certainly the case here.

Michael's last words to the camera kind of say everything that needs to be said.


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