The Office Season 5 Spent $40,000 For The Rights To This One Song

Former stars of The Office reveal which song apparently cost the show $40,000 dollars to use in the classic season 5 episode “Cafe Disco.”

The Office star Jenna Fischer has revealed that the producers paid $40,000 for the rights to one song featured in an episode. The Office ran for nine seasons on NBC and popularized mockumentary comedy on US television, a format that parodies that typical documentary movie style. It was based on the original UK The Office series, co-created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. Along with Fischer, The Office US starred Steve Carrell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, BJ Novak, Mindy Kaling and Ed Helms.