40 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Office
The Office is one of the most beloved comedies in recent history and turned its initially unassuming cast into stars. The Office launched the careers of John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, Ellie Kemper and Rainn Wilson, and turned Steve Carell’s career into the stuff of legend. Without The Office, we wouldn’t have Parks And Recreation or The Mindy Project, and the face of comedy television would be far inferior without the influence The Office had on the genre as a whole.
With perfect cold opens, a strong ensemble cast and one of the best on-screen relationships in television history, it makes sense that The Office won five Emmys, two SAG Awards and a Golden Globe because it just kept getting funnier and more poignant as the years progressed. It’s hard to imagine anything about The Office being different because of the ease and whimsy embedded into the shows DNA, but some parts of the show were almost very different. Read on, superfans, to learn some The Office behind-the-scenes secrets from the greatest comedy on television.