‘The Office’: Oscar Nuñez Calls Steve Carell ‘Insane’ for Improvising Their Big Kiss

by Jeremy Spirogis
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“Gay Witch Hunt” kicks off season three of The Office. It’s necessary for a number of causes and one is that Oscar Martinez (Oscar Nuñez) is outed for being homosexual. Michael Scott (Steve Carell) comes up with an concept on make issues proper. Find out what was improvised within the episode and extra.

Steve Carell improvised Michael asking Oscar out for a beer

Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez, Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on 'The Office'
Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Oscar Nunez as Oscar Martinez, Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly Halpert, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone on ‘The Office’ Tyler Golden/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

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“Gay Witch Hunt” begins with Michael speaking to Toby (Paul Lieberstein) as a result of he used a homosexual slur when speaking to Oscar. Toby tells him that Oscar is definitely homosexual.

There is a scene of Michael apologizing to Oscar in the course of the workplace. Michael then asks him to hang around.

“Listen, man. I’m so sorry. I had no idea,” Michael tells him. Oscar tells him it’s OK however you’ll be able to inform he’s simply attempting to get Michael to cease speaking about it. “If I don’t know how to behave it is because I’m just so far the opposite way, you know? I just…I can’t imagine. Maybe we can go out for a beer sometime and you can tell me how you do that to another dude.”

Oscar replied, “That sounds like a great, wonderful idea. Let’s do that.” He then walks again to his desk trying upset.

“I have the script for ‘Gay Witch Hunt’,” Jenna Fischer advised Angela Kinsey on the Office Ladies podcast. Kinsey requested what was improvised within the scene. “Steve and Oscar improvised that whole couplet. That is not in the script.”

Fischer additionally clarified on what “improvised” means. “Sometimes the writers were on set and they would pitch lines to the actors,” she mentioned. “But I know that in the particular episode Steve and Oscar took a lot of liberties. They are both masterful improvisers and they improvised a lot on these scenes.”

Their kiss was additionally improvised

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Later within the episode, Michael calls everybody into the convention room to speak in regards to the scenario. Oscar threatens to stop and is about to storm out. Michael stops him and decides to kiss him on the lips.

Nuñez joined Kinsey and Fischer afterward the podcast to speak about this scene. “Originally he hugs you and he was supposed to go in for a kiss,” Fischer mentioned. “But he chickens out and is supposed to like kiss you on the forehead or something.”

She then added, “But I remember sitting in that room and when Steve said the line ‘I want you to burn this into your brains’ that was the moment. We were like ‘That was not scripted. What does Steve have in his head right now?’”

They filmed the scene with three or 4 takes. Nuñez mentioned Carell actually did catch him off guard with the kiss on the lips. At first he thought Carell was attempting to hug him after which he kissed him. “Carell’s insane,” Nuñez later mentioned.

It’s positively certainly one of Oscar’s most memorable moments on the present. Fischer mentioned everybody tried their hardest to not giggle in the course of the stunning scene.

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