Jenna Fischer shares the 2 times she laughed the hardest while filming ‘The Office’

At one time or one other everybody on set of The Workplace needed to break. It was inevitable.

Since Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey began the Workplace Women podcast in October 2019 they shared that forged members broke when filming the “Department Wars” episode, throughout “Girls’s Appreciation,” throughout “Cash,” and lots of different hilarious scenes. When chatting concerning the Season 5 episode, “Framing Toby,” nonetheless, Fischer lastly revealed the 2 instances she’s laughed the toughest on set.

For those who want just a little refresher, “Framing Toby” was full of participating storylines. A lot to Michael’s dismay Toby returned from Costa Rica, the workplace fought over a unclean microwave, Ryan dumped Kelly, and naturally, Jim stunned Pam with information that he bought his mother and father’ home for them. (Creepy clown portray and all!)

The creepy, comical clown portray

Talking of the clown portray that was inexplicably caught to the wall, let’s speak concerning the scene in “Framing Toby” that made Fischer chuckle the second hardest she’d ever laughed whereas filming.

“The scene the place Jim is making an attempt to take the clown portray off the wall for Pam is without doubt one of the hardest I’ve ever laughed on the present. It’s the second hardest time,” Fischer advised Kinsey. (The primary, she mentioned, was once they filmed the plasma TV scene in “Dinner Get together.” Completely iconic.)

“That is the second. Each time John tried to elevate the portray on the wall, I couldn’t cease laughing. I do not know what it was. Tears, tears, choking on our laughter. We laughed so laborious,” she continued. “I seemed for it within the bloopers and it isn’t there. And I am so upset it isn’t there. It took us like an hour to shoot that tiny second of him…”

“Making an attempt to take that portray off the wall?” Kinsey requested? 

“Making an attempt to take the portray off the wall,” Fischer confirmed.

“John can be so humorous at bodily comedy,” Kinsey added. “I laughed out loud when he pulled again that faux wooden paneling and it sort of startled him.”

“Sure. So then on the finish of the scene within the storage, once we’re hugging, I improvised the road, ‘What concerning the clown?’ And it made John chuckle. And that is why he is like burying his head into my neck. After which when he mentioned, ‘Yeah, I am unable to do something about that,’ it made me chuckle. And so I am like smashing my face into his shoulder,” Fischer defined. “You’ll be able to completely inform we’re breaking. And that is why. It was as a result of we had been nonetheless — any time we introduced up the clown portray, we misplaced it.”

Critically, although. What was up with the clown?

At this time limit you seemingly nonetheless have questions on that clown portray. I do know I do. Sadly, Fischer and Kinsey do not know the entire story, however they had been in a position to share a couple of further particulars.

“Within the script, it simply says, ‘Jim examines a hideous portray of some clowns placing out a fireplace. He tries to tug it off with all his may. Nothing. Jim grimaces,'” Fischer mentioned. “[Producer] Randy Cordray advised me that that clown portray was offered. It was made authentic for us by one among [prop master] Phil Shea’s go-to artists… However Randy mentioned that the artist truly offered them with a number of preliminary selections and that Mindy [Kaling], Greg [Daniels], Paul [Feig], and Jen [Celotta] all needed to stand and have a look at a number of clown work. And that is the one they selected.”

“It cracked me up that it was on the wall like that and that he could not take away it as a result of I really feel like that is such a dad transfer,” Kinsey mentioned. “You already know, it is like that second the place your mother is like, ‘That portray is all the time tilted, it is all the time tilted.’ After which your dad goes and superglues it to the wall as a result of he is uninterested in it tilting. It simply made me chuckle. I wish to know the story behind why they bolted it down.”

“Yeah. What’s the story there? There is a story. We do not know what it’s precisely,” Fischer mentioned.

“We do not know,” Kinsey confirmed.

What Workplace followers do know is that afterward within the sequence Jim and Pam by some means get the creepy clown portray off the wall. In an incredible Easter egg, the murals (?) was proven on the market on the warehouse in “Storage Sale,” Episode 19 of Season 7.


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Welp, there goes the structural integrity of the Halpert dwelling.

Make sure to take heed to the complete podcast episode for extra behind-the-scenes particulars about Jim’s childhood dwelling and tales from filming “Framing Toby.”

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