‘The Office’: Jenna Fischer Says She Can ‘Barely Watch’ This Michael Scott Scene Because It’s ‘So Uncomfortable’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The Office has no scarcity of cringey moments — with the majority of them coming from Michael Scott, performed by Steve Carell. During an episode of the Office Ladies podcast, host Jenna Fischer defined how there’s one speaking head interview particularly that she will be able to “barely watch” as a result of it makes her uncomfortable.

Steve Carell as Michael Scott on 'The Office'
Steve Carell as Michael Scott on ‘The Office’ | Justin Lubin/NBCU Photo Bank

Michael Scott will get irritated with Andy

During the August 26 episode of the Office Ladies podcast, Fischer and her co-host Angela Kinsey discussed the season three episode “The Return,” which sees Dwight (Rainn Wilson) away at one other job and Andy (Ed Helms) attempting to step in as Michael’s right-hand man.

Andy’s makes an attempt to kiss as much as his boss make Michael more and more extra irritated till he tells off Andy which, coupled with a prank Jim has pulled on him, sends Andy right into a rage and he punches the wall.

During the episode, Michael asks Jim (John Krasinski) what he thinks of Andy and Jim tells him, “Andy’s a yes man.” Michael addresses the concept of Andy being a butt kisser in a speaking head story about his childhood expertise with literal butt kissing.

The second, Fischer mentioned, was uncomfortable.

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This second makes Jenna Fischer ‘uncomfortable’

In the speaking head interview, Michael explains that when he was 5, his mom was tucking him into mattress and tried to present him a raspberry on his tummy.

He squirmed away and her raspberry kiss landed on his butt. He wasn’t a fan. “It was just the worst,” he explains. “So I know what it’s like to have your butt kissed, literally, and it’s terrible. And it better not be what Andy is doing.”

During their chat concerning the episode, Kinsey gushed about Carell’s efficiency and the way followers obtained to see a distinct aspect of him when Andy irritated him.

“Steve is so brilliant in this episode,” Kinsey defined. “I know we talk about how good he is every week but he had to… the way he reacts to Andy is like a whole new version of Michael Scott we haven’t seen. And he’s so brilliant.”

Jenna agreed, however identified how uncomfortable certainly one of his speaking heads was. “He has this talking head that I can’t even barely watch because… the way Steve delivers it is so masterful but the whole thing just makes me so uncomfortable,” she defined. “Whenever Michael talks about his childhood, I get scared. I just feel like, I don’t want more details about his loneliness and his need for attention and his… all of it.”

Kinsey famous, “His awkward interactions with his mom and stepdad Jeff… yeah. I know.”

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Jenna Fischer mentioned one other scene about Michael’s childhood ‘hit me so hard’

During an April episode of Office Ladies, Fischer shared one other Michael second that was tough to look at. In a season 2 episode, Michael exhibits an outdated video of himself on a youngsters’s present.

When he’s requested what he desires to be when he grows up, the younger Michael says, “I want to be married and have 100 kids so I can have 100 friends and no one can say no to being my friend.”

“This is when I had to turn off the episode,” Fischer defined.

“It hit me so hard, I don’t know why… this idea of just this little kid longing for friends… and Steve’s acting is so good in that moment,” she added.

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