Any time two iconic brands collide, there’s bound to be a collaboration of worlds that usually wouldn’t coexist. Some, like Colin Kaepernick and Nike, haven’t been the best of marriages in the eyes of some people. Others are meant to entertain, and the latest mashup is one we all can enjoy.
Since 1893, the LSU Tigers football program has won 791 games and claimed three college football national titles in their history. Since 2005, The Office has captured the hearts of Americans through nine seasons on television, 201 episodes and 42 Primetime Emmy nominations leading to five wins. When the two came together last Saturday, it was the best of both worlds.
During Louisiana State University’s 38-21 victory at home over in-state foe Louisiana Tech, the Tigers marching band put on a halftime show for the ages.
On the field, the band spelled out “The Office” and played an awesome rendition of the show’s iconic theme song.
The tribute is fantastic, but what was even better was the reaction it received from the show’s legendary cast members.
From chili-loving accountant Kevin Malone (played by Brian Baumgartner) to the “World’s Best Boss” Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell), the cast took to social media in a show of support for the awesome tribute by LSU’s band.
I think a few even found themselves a new favorite college football team.
So, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is about a 20-hour drive up to Scranton, Pennsylvania, home of The Office’s fictional paper company, Dunder Mifflin, but seeing the band pay tribute to the show is such a cool way to remember the legends.
Two brands came together to create something unique, and now we can all hum this theme song for the rest of the week.
When the No. 5 LSU Tigers host the Ole Miss Rebels on September 29, don’t be surprised if a few cast members are tuning in to cheer for the Tigers.