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Scrantonicity is a Police cover band with Kevin as the drummer and lead singer. The name of the band is a portmanteau of Scranton, PA and the 1983 Police album Synchronicity.

The band makes their first appearance on the show playing "Don't Stand So Close to Me" during the season two finale Casino Night, when Pam and Jim are watching videos of bands in order to find a band to play at Pam and Roy's wedding. Later in the episode, Roy asks Kevin if Scrantonicity will perform at the wedding, to which Kevin agrees, but it is revealed in the season three premiere "Gay Witch Hunt" that the wedding was called off.

In a deleted scene from Diwali Kevin tries to convince Kelly's parents to consider Scrantonicity for Diwali 2007.

They have played 3 weddings including their bassist's wedding, their guitarist's wedding, and Phyllis' wedding (in the episode Phyllis' Wedding). In this episode, the band performs several songs by The Police, including "Roxanne", "Message in a Bottle", "Every Breath You Take", and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", which is sung by Karen. They also perform "You Were Meant for Me" by Jewel and Sting's "Fields of Gold" (Roy paid them to).

Recently, as revealed in Money, Kevin is no longer a member of Scrantonicity. He is in a new band - Scrantonicity II, a reference to the Police song "Synchronicity II", on the album Synchronicity.

In Branch Wars, Andy explains that his goal is to get into the office's most exclusive club - The Finer Things Club, with the Party Planning Committee as his backup and Kevin's band as his safety.

Note: In a deleted scene of the episode, Basketball, Kevin Malone tells Dwight Schrute that he can't come to work on Saturday, saying that he's in a Steve Miller tribute band. He could be referencing to Scrantonicity. That, or he was in a different band at the time before forming Scrantonicity.

Band Members

Behind the scenes

  • In the "Casino Night" script, Kevin's band was a Steve Miller tribute band named "Jokers & Tokers". The scene was recorded with Brian Baumgartner singing and pretending to play the drums (not yet having learned to play them for real). The show could not obtain permission from Steve Miller to use the song, so it was changed in post-production to a Police tribute band, with Brian Baumgartner dubbing himself. (The new vocals clearly do not match the video.) Mindy Kaling came up with the name Scrantonicity. The show had make other adjustments, such as dubbing the new band name into existing dialogue and reshooting the scene where Jim plays the tape, so that the label on the tape reads Scrantonicity.[1]

References

  1. Kinsey, Angela and Jenna Fischer. Episode 28: Casino Night with John Krasinski, Office Ladies podcast, May 13, 2020.
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