The Work-From-Home Spaces of 5 of Our Favorite TV Characters, Imagined

updated May 16, 2020
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How would our favorite fictional characters handle working from home during a pandemic? That’s the question that sparked a series of illustrations by Joybird, a custom furniture and home decor shop. The company imagined what five TV characters’ makeshift work-from-home spaces might look like right now, at least if they were all fortunate enough to be able to keep their jobs.

“While we’re all struggling a little with the isolation that comes along with sheltering in place, binge-watching our favorite shows on Netflix has brought us comfort and allowed us to spend time with some of our favorite TV characters,” writes Joybird. “All of the time spent watching did make us wonder… What would our favorite character’s work from home spaces look like?”

Here’s what they imagined:

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Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

Liz Lemon’s workspace includes plenty of snacks and not much else, besides a video call with Tracy Jordan. She’s dressed as Princess Leia, which didn’t get her out of jury duty and so far hasn’t gotten her out of working, either. That costume does look pretty comfortable, though.

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Pam Halpert, The Office

Pam Halpert looks content in her bright, cozy home office, despite being mid-video chat with Michael Scott. Her space reflects the important parts of her life: a family photo with Jim and the couple’s two kids, art supplies, and Pratt memorabilia. 

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Jess Day, New Girl

Jess Day’s loft is chaotic enough even when the roommates aren’t working from home. She’s set up a mini classroom with a green screen, guitar, and craft supplies. Leave it to Jess to stay positive and upbeat for her students.

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Rachel Green and Monica Geller, Friends

Rachel Green and Monica Geller have managed to keep working from home despite jobs that don’t seem like they’d translate well to remote status. With this illustration, Joybird imagines that Monica has started a YouTube channel called Cooking With Monica. Rachel is scouring fashion magazines to keep her personal shopping game strong.