This week in Slate, Mark Blankenship took a guess at what “adult-oriented rock” songs would play on the final episode of The Office, suggesting everything from Amy Grant’s “Baby Baby” to “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.
But last night the series writers threw a curveball: The episode’s final song was not a familiar Top 40 hit, but an original tune by Creed Bratton, the actor who plays a fictionalized version of himself on the show. Yes, Bratton really was in a band called The Grass Roots, and he continues to write and record music, including “All the Faces,” which you can listen to above.
You can also watch him play the tune, out of character, below.
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