LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 08: Ed Helm attends Peacock's "Rutherford Falls" Season 2 Premiere Event at Rolling Greens on June 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
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The Real Reason
Ed Helms Took A
Break From The
Office Season 9
Ed Helms’ Andy Bernard made his fair share of blunders on “The Office,” but the majority of his major blunders occur in the sitcom’s ninth and final season. Needless to say, the folks at Dunder Mifflin don't welcome him back with open arms after his three-month boating excursion, but Ed Helms actually had good reason for being off air during the eight episodes in which Andy is off adventuring.
Actors have all kinds of reasons for leaving in the middle of a production, some more drastic than others. In Helms' case, the reason was actually quite simple: his schedule demanded his presence elsewhere — on the set of "The Hangover Part III," to be more specific.
Helms officially returned to “The Office” in “Couples Discount,” a mere ten episodes before the beloved mockumentary sitcom finally ended its long and successful tenure on NBC. His schedule didn't become any less hectic afterwards, but fans were just happy he was able to help close out a show he'd been a part of since Season 3.