In an interview with Deadline, Judge discussed the impact that "Office Space" has had on the culture, pop and otherwise, since its unremarkable debut back in 1999. What was once considered a studio flop became a hit on home video and DVD, and ultimately a phenomenon that's still referenced reverently today.
That impact made its way all the way into the corporate structure at Fridays, apparently, as Judge explained to Deadline.
"About four years after 'Office Space' came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that [button] flair, because people would come in and make cracks about it," the director said. "One of my ADs asked once at the restaurant why their flair was missing and they said they removed it because of that movie 'Office Space.' So, maybe I made the world a better place."
We think it's pretty hilarious that Fridays was so threatened by some teasing inspired by Judge's movie that they altered a company policy, though even they will probably admit that the change is for the better. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but flair will always be a bit tacky.
[via: Deadline, h/t The A.V. Club]