Fans of Office know that Jim Halpert is a lean and mean stuffing machine. But in real life, John Krasinski is not very competent in the practical jokes department.
On the last episode of the Office Ladies podcast, former co-stars Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey and John Krasinski remember their time in the series and discuss season 2, episode 12, “Casino Night”.
After Kinsey and Krasinski discussed one of their most memorable inner jokes, Fischer shared the a remember she has the stuffing from Krasinski on the set.
“Jenna, what jokes did we have?” We didn’t get on well, ”joked Krasinski. “Boy, we had so many pieces. After he fondly remembered the two of them scribbling jokes in sticky notes and accessory memos, Fischer thought back to the time she was stuffed.
” John, you played a joke on me in the past nine years Office, like a good, well-thought-out prank, “she said. “It was at Schrute Farms and you and I had this scene where we had to go up to the farm several times, and we do it and I heat up more and more. “
“I’m like hot, I’m sweating,” said Fischer. “I tell myself,” Oh my god, it’s so hot “, and we had to cut the AC for the sound and you say to yourself:” Yeah, I don’t know, I’m fine. But you’re hot, huh? ‘»
“It lasted about 15 minutes, and all of a sudden you start snickering and you had turned on my heated seat to the warmest position,” laughs Fischer.
“Oh my god, it was late in the race, right? Asked Krasinski. ” This was late in the race, “confirmed Fischer. But I was so excited because every time we went to talk shows they always asked us if we were pranking me and I would say no, not really, I mean more like little jokes on Post- it or something like that. “
“We weren’t wacky, you know? But finally, after doing this in the car, I thought, “Oh my God, this is great! I finally have a joke to tell! ” she said.
“I’m terrible at pranks. I realized that I am a bad prankster. “
Krasinski then said four words that his character, Jim Halpert, would never say: “I’m terrible at pranks. “
Although he managed to make this very low-stake farce on Fischer, it turns out that the farce was not even original.
“Do you know what’s sad about this farce?” I realized that I am such a bad prankster that I stole this prank from Clooney, “said Krasinski. “When we were doing Leatherheads he did that to me, that’s how I’m not original. “
“I was like, ‘I’m going to take George Clooney’s song and do it to Jenna,’ and I thought it would make me cool,” he said. “So basically you have Clooney, that’s what you have. “
“Oh my god, I had a recycled prank,” said Fischer. ” I did it. A degree of separation. “
Although Krasinski may not be up to Jim Halpert’s prank abilities, Kinsey gave him props to steal a George Clooney prank. “I think this farce continues to cool,” she said. “As if it were a rather fanciful farce. “
Over the years, it also seems that Krasinski has improved a bit with Fischer’s prank. Remember when he showed up in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with David Denman, who played Roy Anderson?
Jim would have been proud of this level of effort.
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