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25 TV-Themed Zoom Backgrounds to Put You on the Set of Your Favorite Show

Convince your coworkers you're spending quarantine in Pawnee

Allison Picurro

If you're one of the millions of people working at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, chances are you've seen about a 1,000 percent increase in your office's use of teleconferencing apps like Zoom over the past month or so. What you may or may not already know, though, is that customized Zoom backgrounds have become something of a style symbol in the virtual workplace lately, and TV shows are getting in on the game in a very big way.

Sure, there are the premade backgrounds that come along with the Zoom app if you, for some reason, want to have a field of grass floating behind you for the duration of your next meeting. But this is the perfect time to go a little wild and put yourself inside your favorite show. Doesn't the thought of your co-workers seeing The Simpsons' couch behind you, instead of your actual couch, sound kinda nice in these uncertain times?

Check out some of the shows making it easy to add some joy to your next conference call.

Schitt's Creek

Bonus points if you spend the whole meeting doing your best Moira Rose impression.

Love Island

Don't take social distancing tips from the Love Island contestants, but do slap on some of these backgrounds.

The Good Place

Because we're definitely in the Bad Place right now.

The Bold Type

Hide out among all the clothes and shoes, you know you want to.

Netflix Shows

Joe Goldberg's glass box from You is definitely one unsettling way to self-isolate. And if you prefer your Netflix-branded spookiness to be a little more teen-oriented, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrinahas you covered.

Adult Swim Shows

You can't flip your desk over like Eric Andre or blast off to another dimension like Rick and Morty, but you can definitely bring that energy with you to a Zoom call.

RuPaul's Drag Race

Serve up some self-isolation eleganza.

One Day at a Time

To remind you of your family, even if you're not with them.

Grey's Anatomy

Put yourself inside the dream house, hold back your tears.

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The Bachelor

For all of your virtual dating needs.

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

You, too, can embody Coulson's work ethic.

American Idol

Start belting out a power ballad during your next meeting, there are no rules anymore.

Modern Family

Who doesn't want to pretend they're giving their own version of a Dunphy family confessional?

The Conners

Their couch is probably a lot more comfortable than your desk chair.

CBS All Access Shows

Unfortunately, we can't actually escape to deep space, but we can pretend we're crew members on the Discovery. If you'd rather pretend to be stuck on an island or in a house surrounded by 24/7 cameras, CBS also came through with someSurvivor and Big Brotherbackgrounds.

FOX Shows

All riiiiight! Bring Bob and Linda Belcher with you to a meeting as honorary members of your team.

Parks and Recreation

To paraphrase Leslie Knope, "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, Zoom."

Saturday Night Live

Live from your living room, it's...

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30 Rock

I want to go to there.

The Office

Maybe even break out your own Prison Mike impression.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keep productivity high in Captain Holt's office.

HBO Shows

Put yourself on the Iron Throne, at John Oliver's desk, or even in the Sharp Objects house if you're feeling especially sinister.

FX Shows

Host your virtual happy hour at Paddy's Pub.

Jersey Shore

Zoom, tan, laundry.

Sesame Street

Add a little wholesomeness to your conference call.