‘The Office’: John Krasinski Laughed ‘the Hardest’ on Set Filming This Epsiode

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Krasinski

Filming The Office was probably a enjoyable job. Thanks to Brian Baumgartner’s podcast An Oral History of The Office, followers of the NBC collection are lastly being given behind-the-scenes entry to all of the enjoyable the forged had whereas filming the present.

With a forged of hilarious actors, it shouldn’t come as a shock that the forged had a blast behind the scenes. Find out which scene had John Krasinski laughing the toughest whereas filming. 

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John Krasinski | Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

Steve Carell hated to snicker on the set of ‘The Office’

While filming The Office, Carell was at all times making an attempt his greatest to maintain a straight face. That wasn’t essentially simple, particularly filming a few of the present’s extra hilarious scenes. 

“I’ll crack up as much as anyone, but I’ll try not to because I always feel like if I laugh, it’s going to ruin [the scene],” Carell defined in episode 6 of the podcast, “Mom, We Made It.” 

Carell knew that if he laughed at no matter it was he thought was so humorous, the footage can be unusable. Still, avoiding laughter wasn’t at all times doable.

“There are times that I’m sure you can watch the show and just see tears welling in my eyes,” he added. “That was one of the hardest things — to not lose it.”

One of the toughest episodes to movie was ‘Secret Santa’ in season 6

When Jim allowed Phyllis (Phyllis Smith) to be the workplace Santa, Michael Scott struggled to relinquish management of the position. Eventually, Michael broke down.

Unable to deal with the concept of a girl enjoying Santa — one thing that performed into the collection’ cringe comedy side — he took issues into his personal fingers.

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That yr, Dunder Mifflin’s staff had two Santas to select from. For Krasinski, Baumgartner, and undoubtedly a lot of the opposite forged, there was one scene on this vacation episode that Krasinski struggled with essentially the most.

Brian Baumgartner broke character sitting on Steve Carell’s lap 

Baumgartner’s Kevin Malone opted for the male model of Santa. Having underestimated the duty of Santa Claus, Michael struggled when Kevin sat on his lap to specific his want checklist.

Filming that quick however hilarious interplay between Kevin and Santa proved troublesome for the present’s total forged. 

Behind the scenes, the forged and crew couldn’t assist however snicker. “There was this noise that Steve made every single time I sat down,” Baumgartner defined. As seen in outtakes from the episode, Baumgartner and Carell cracked up laughing on a number of events. 

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John Krasinski laughed the toughest when Brain Baumgartner sat on Steve Carell’s lap 

While talking with Krasinski on the podcast, Baumgartner uncovered one among his all-time favourite scenes. 

“You know you’re part of my favorite scene ever,” Krasinski stated to Baumgartner. “People always ask me what’s the hardest you laughed on set,” he continued. “Without a doubt, it’s when you sat on [Steve’s] lap.” 

Paul Lieberstein, who performed Toby Flenderson on the collection, couldn’t have agreed extra. “That maybe was the moment we had the hardest time not breaking in the show,” he recalled to Baumgartner. 

Like so many episodes of The Office, “Secret Santa” continues to crack followers up, even today. 

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