Fans flock to Scranton, Pa., for 'The Office' fete

May 4, 2013 - 3:35 PM
Pennsylvania Daily Life

The "Office" actors, Phyllis Smith and Ellie Kemper, sign autographs outside the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Friday, May 3, 2013 in Scranton, Pa. The cast and crew are in town for the Office Wrap Party, a day of events celebrating the show and its ties to Scranton as it comes to an end. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The actors who play Pam, Jim, Dwight and other beloved characters from the popular NBC show "The Office" are bidding farewell to the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton that served as the TV setting for their fictional paper company for nine seasons.

The NBC mockumentary about cubicle-dwellers at the fictional Dunder Mifflin wraps up May 16. And thousands attended a "Wrap Party" in Scranton on Saturday.

Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson rode in classic convertibles and posed for hundreds of photos as fans thronged around them. The stars later took the stage in front of the Lackawanna County courthouse and played a concert as "The Scrantones."

Cast member Paul Lieberstein, who plays Toby, thanked the crowd. "Who gets a parade," he said. "This doesn't happen in real life."